Sorry I haven’t been around much, I’ve been experimenting as you may already know. This is my second year to be involved in The Food Experiments Culinary Battle. I cannot wait for my husband and I to compete against Austin’s best amateur chefs! This stuff isn’t easy but it sure is FUN. Last year I was not on top of my game at all, this year I’m more than ready- so look out! 🙂
Last weekend we went to the Houston Experiment because my friends Lori and Dave were competing. It was a great time and we tried so many great dishes and some not so great dishes 😉 They made an awesome beer braised pork belly on a bed of drunken slaw. They didn’t place this time but I’m sure next year they will bring the heat x100! The winner of the Houston Experiment were actually our table neighbors at the Austin Pork Experiment on 2011: Magic Hops / Pork & Grits Under the Influence. They had a great dish, and the public thought so as well! They will be coming to Austin to root on the Taco Experimenters as well as going to Brooklyn to compete! My friends Lori and Dave and my parents will also be coming up from Houston to support the ZBD, among many others in Austin! Much love to them!
Evan and I have been experimenting for the last month and half and I must say we are quite happy with our taco! It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser-no doubt! Tomorrow we will meet at the Gingerman for our “Meet and Greet” (aka sizing the competition up) with the other chefs. The grand prize is a trip to Brooklyn to compete with all of the other winners from around the world.
I wonder what’s in that smoker… You will find none of our secrets here so stop looking! 😉
If you live in Austin/or are going to SXSW this is the place to be on Sunday buy tickets in advance. You pick the winner, enjoy 25 sweet sweet samples of topnotch food and beer from Brooklyn Brewery. See you there! Now back to the kitchen (and work).
Best of luck, Zesty. I guess it will be awhile before we hear about that taco (after the competitions are concluded?). Go and win!
Thanks! I will post the conclusion on Sunday! Thanks for the support 🙂
How great this is! You are really going for it and what fun you’ll have. Best of luck, and we’ll be eager to hear more, including the marvelous recipe! I love a good taco! Keep this up and some day you’ll be a competitor on Bravo’s Top Chef! I love that show…and the “Texas” season just concluded. You probably don’t have time to follow that show…you’re too busy in the test kitchen! Debra
I can’t wait to share it with you all! I do watch Top Chef, I watched the whole season, Paul Qui is from Austin, I have eaten several of his dishes!!! I’m so glad he won! 🙂
I liked Paul, too, and I was very glad he won! Do good 🙂
That looks like great fun – what’s in the smoker 😉
Thanks! You will find out Sunday! Cheers!
Good luck Zesty Bean and crew, I am sure you will blow them away with your creativity!
good luck ZB 🙂
why don’t i see snow, where did that green grass come from – it is still winter 🙂
It doesn’t “snow” in TX- It just teases us one day out of the year usually!
do you ever get frost? northern new england doesn’t plant gardens until after memorial day!
It def freezes for only a day or two at a time at most. Usually it’s 30 one day and 80 the next!
I cant wait to find out what you’ve been experimenting on. It’s always great to take new adventures with food.
Thanks! I cannot wait to tell!
good luck! I will be sending positive thoughts your way 🙂
Thanks Tandy! Keep em’ coming!
I wish we were in the Austin area so that we could partake in the fun. Best of luck!
I wish you were too, that’d be wonderful! Thanks so much!!!!
Good luck! All your friends wish you the best. Wish I was in the area to do it personally.
Thanks! I wish you were in the area too! 🙂
Sounds like an amazing dish! Good luck, not that you’ll need it. You guys rock.