We at SPUDS believe that challenges are an important part of life before, during and after college. With this in mind, SPUDS will be entering the "Iron Foodie" competition being hosted by the Foodie Blogroll and Marx foods during the months of November and December. Only 25 contestants will be selected to receive the 8 "secret" ingredients so we're crossing our fingers. Interested? Check out the link at the bottom of the page (by November 5th) for more information.
SPUDS would love to know how your responses add up! Feel free to post your answers in the comment section.
1. Why do you want to compete in this challenge?
When college students get free food there is, traditionally, a lot of mindless gobbling. And, while some students will graduate to adulthood with the same pizza and beer based palate, I would like to give SPUDS students the opportunity to explore the wide and wild culinary possibilities provided by Marx Foods and ingredients like fluer de sal, Madagascar vanilla and passion fruit; flavors that rarely make it to the dining hall heat lamp.
2. Limitations of time/space not withstanding, whose kitchen would you like to spend the day in and why?
I'd love to spend the day with Anthony Bordain. He is my kitchen alter-ego, and therefor, exactly who I want to grow up to be in the kitchen. That, and he isn't the least bit afraid of chicken giblets.
3. What morsel are you most likely to swipe from family and friends' plates when they aren't looking?
Eel and avocado maki
4. Sum your childhood up in one meal.
Christmas breakfast: pumpkin pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs, biscuits, orange juice and Mom's fruit salad
5. The one mainstream food you can't stand.
Call me small minded... but definitely SPAM.
Off to bed! I have a big day tomorrow... roasting a chicken.
Wish me luck!