Thursday, November 02, 2006

11/18: Mark Your Calendars

Finger foods, hors d'oeuvres, appetizers: these are the party animals, the social butterflies of the culinary world. Wherever, folks are throwin' em up to YMCA, clucking in the chicken dance, or just starting a restaurant meal these little morsels are probably somewhere nearby. In a meal of a hundred bites, they are the first step. They whet the appetite and appease grumbling stomachs. This might be the greatest food category in the world.

We are going to be harnessing the awesome party-starting power of the appetizer in another iron chef Austin cookoff. Unlike the fairly narrowly defined Guacamodown, the parameters for this cooking competition are wide open. Hot, cold, classic, or deconstructionistic culinary nihilism; it's all good. This is going to crazy fun.

The details are still in the works, but here be the prelim infos:
-Saturday night, November 18th around 7:00 p.m.
-Shannon and Chris' place
-Competition: tournament-style with a bracket and head-to-head, app-to-app matchups.
-Awards for creativity, presentation, taste, etc.

What majestic flavors will emerge from the collective genius of this gathering? Will we say buena sera to the next great antipasto? Domo arigato to cutting edge sushi? Will we surrender to the delicious power of canapes or crudites? Will we be graced by an amuse' bouche? That, my friends, is up to you.


Anonymous said...

Chris F says.......

As long as I don't draw Clay & Sarah in the first round, I'm ready to rumble.

Chris said...

Me too. Let's just hand them a number 1 seed right now.

shannon said...

I'll take on the Collins family...I'm not scared!

Sarah said...

At least someone in the family has balls! Way to go Shannon! :)

Just don't make me go up against the apple know I can't handle it. And besides that, I'd eat it all myself.

shannon said...

I don't think I'm going to submit the apple dip...I'm not quite ready for it to be judged!

shannon said...

And the Collins Family was too scared to hoo :)