Iron Foodie Contest

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Fukui-San!

Hi Everyone-

I’m entering  the Iron Foodie Contest (from the Foodie Blogroll) and these are my submission Q/A’s!  I’ll let everyone know If I’m selected on November 10th!  Keep your fingers crossed!

Why do you want to compete in this challenge?

I want to compete because I LOVE a good competition!  I’ve never competed in a food challenge before but often find my self day- dreaming of being on Chopped, The Next Food Network Star, Top Chef or Iron Chef.  I was so excited to see this challenge in my inbox and have been pondering these questions ever since.  I’m ready for this challenge and would love to show the blogosphere what I’ve got!  You won’t be disappointed!

Limitations of time/space notwithstanding, whose kitchen would you like to spend the day in & why? Julia Child, Thomas Keller, Ferran Adria, James Beard, Marie-Antoine Careme, or The Swedish Chef?

I would like to spend the day with Thomas Keller, his tastings are amazing!  I’ve always been envious of him, the fact that he can create these journeys of emotion through these delicate tastings.  He never uses the same ingredient over in one of his 9 course tasting menus… every bite is truly unique!  I would love to let all my senses loose in the French Laundry Kitchen for a day!

What morsel are you most likely to swipe from family & friends’ plates when they aren’t looking?

Probably a bite of garlic smashed potatoes or that lonesome little homemade tortellini/pizza crust that was so sadly forgotten about… pretty much any carbohydrate  🙂

Sum your childhood up in one meal.

Homemade Beef Stronganoff with and side of Spinach Au-gratin and Au-gratin Potatoes (from a box)… oh can’t forget the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (that was my job, I loved popping the can) – cooked by non other than my Dad 🙂

The one mainstream food you can’t stand?

I cannot stand the pre-marinated fajitas or tenderloins (or really any pre-marinated meats for that matter)- the one’s that are pre-packaged at the grocery store!  They have tons of weird chemical solutions in them and they make the meats taste VERY strange and in result they have a very unnatural texture…. Marinate and tenderize it yourself!

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About zestybeandog

I live in Austin with my wonderful husband, dog Ginger, and cat Skiddy. We are a pretty laid back group (except for Ginger). When I'm not teaching yoga, personal training, or dog walking... I'm in the kitchen. I'm always experimenting with new ingredients and thinking of ways to prepare fresh foods in a unique way. I hope to update the blog 4-5 times a week. I've had several friends, family, and clients inquire about my recipes so here it goes. What to expect: Healthy recipes that are good for you, some classics (that have been spruced up), some not so healthy recipes (still made with quality ingredients that can be enjoyed in moderation), and beer and wine parings/reviews! I hope you enjoy, cheers!

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