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Old 01-18-2007, 12:26 PM   #31
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That's the spirit wer're looking for. I'll contact my "assistant" and see when he's available. And here's a thought. we don't all have to cook our meals on the same date as they will be judged by pictures, list of ingredients, and a blow-by-blow explanation of cooking techniques used. We just have to make sure we submit the meal by an agreed upon date. I will suggest that all submissions be posted by Feb. 1. Judges will do their thing and give us their results based on their own schedules as well. This elliminates the problem with time zones and will allow more people to participate. And it also will give the judges time required to judge accurately, based on the number of entries.

The submissions must include several pictures of all foods prepared and plated, and will include a detailed explanation of cooking techniques, and a list of ingredients used for each dish. Each submission must include at least one main dish, two sides, and a desert. All dishses must include the theme ingredient, including the desert and should task the contestant to expand his/her cooking skills.

As was suggested, a ceiling of $25 U.S. is allowed for ingredient purchase, with common ingredients to your own pantry allowed for seasonings, herbs, and spices. In other words, if you normally have truffle oil in your pantry, go ahead and use it. If you normally have Panko bread-crumbs in your pantry, use them as well. But if prepared demi-glace isn't in there, you would have to dip into that $25 dollar spending limit to purchase it.

The honor system is th rule here. And since this is about expanding your cooking abilities, and competing in a freindly and fun way with your fellow DC freinds, no cheating.

It should be allowable to have family members or freinds assist the contestant in food preperation. But please don't invite your next door neighbor who is a chef at the nearby 5-star restaurant. You wouldn't be expressing your own creativity.

I think that about sums it up. And if something you are trying flops, then admit that in your submission. Maybe it was a great idea and just needs a bit of tweeking. And we can all help with that.

In my case, I will try to create new dishes without the aid of cookbooks, relying on present skills and cooking knowledge.

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Ugh Feb. 1st? Really?
I'm going to Dominican Republic from 28th - 4th I have exams and work until the 27th.
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Old 01-18-2007, 12:28 PM   #32
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Ugh Feb. 1st? Really?
I'm going to Dominican Republic from 28th - 4th I have exams and work until the 27th.
That was just a suggestion, and I had changed it to the 15th. But we need to figure out what the best date would be. So let us know what would be good for you. And everyone else interested do the same. Then we can hammer out a date.

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Old 01-18-2007, 12:31 PM   #33
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The 15th would be fine. I'm back from my trip, my girlfriend will still be at school, and it'll be the short period before I switch from what I'm working now, until completely full time.

:O the 16th is mine and my gf's 1 year!
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:28 PM   #34
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If it doesn't have to be done on a "specific" night, then I'm good almost any time!
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:32 PM   #35
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The 15th would work for me.
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Old 01-20-2007, 09:05 PM   #36
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so we need official judges, and a moderator to pick a theme ingredient, or maybe we can all just aggree on a thme ingredient. I know that I've been thinking about a theme that is truly universal. The most universal foods I know of are wheat, rice, and eggs. I remember reading somewhere that cabbage is the most universal veggie on the planet. I'm up for anything, as long as it's available. And remember, it has to be used in the main course, the sides, and the desert.

Myself, I'm going to nominate the humble egg. It's cheap, available everywhere, and is so versatile. So let's submit on the 15th. We now need a list of contestants, and judges.

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I just saw this thread - how cool! Goodweed, you da bomb! My kitchen should be in full remodel mode during February and March - but I would love to be an audience member! If I felt I was experienced enough to judge I would, but like I said, I don't think I qualify. Maybe after watching some "episodes" I will be! Very cool!
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Someone still needs to pick a theme ingredient for this to happen.

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who will be the chairman/person/whatever politically correct term is used now?

whoever that is chooses the ingredient, no?
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who will be the chairman/person/whatever politically correct term is used now?

whoever that is chooses the ingredient, no?
That is correct. Unfortunately, our chairperson is ill and won't be available, at least for the first competition. So we are hoping someone will step up and voluteer to chair/moderate this competition.

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