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    Chipfo
    Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:05 am
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    Hey K9, you and Pots have been hanging out here for a while, has Food or Zaar ever had a type of Throwdown contest?

    Lets say, like a Gumbo throwdown, I have a couple ideas but I was wondering if it has been done before.

    One idea is, which I kind of already ruled out, is 2 recipes of the same thing, 2 chefs, 1 recipe for each chef. (Like me and Pots and Gumbo for example) But there is really no incentive for a bunch of people to make each of our Gumbos and vote on them, that kind of contest really needs to be live and the chefs making there Gumbo and people just tasting and rating. Like in Bobby Flay's show, and that can't be done here.

    Another idea is, everyone who signs up puts up a Gumbo recipe, then pairing up the chefs with 2 recipes not their own, they make and judge each one, they have to pick 1 to move on, and using the proccess of elimination, keep going until there is an ultimate Gumbo winner. But that is not a good idea either, because buy the time we illiminate all but one recipe we will be so tired of Gumbo we will never make it again icon_lol.gif

    ANYWAY, I was wondering if it has been done and if not, any ideas to have a throwdown type contest?????????????????

    It would have to last long enough for people to make 2 different recipes of the same thing, but not so long where people would lose interest or forget.
    K9 Owned
    Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:11 am
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    Potsie might know more Chip. The only contests I know of are done in the contest and events forum and I don't recall seeing a throwdown.

    I think it is a cool idea - maybe you and Pots can work something out. The reviews should be a blast! icon_lol.gif
    Chipfo
    Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:42 am
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    Hey K9, I have held 3 contests here in CC remember, one I gave away a new fondue set, another I gave away a new pasta maker and the 3rd one I gave away 3 premium Zaar memberships.
    K9 Owned
    Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:36 pm
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    Chipfo wrote:
    Hey K9, I have held 3 contests here in CC remember, one I gave away a new fondue set, another I gave away a new pasta maker and the 3rd one I gave away 3 premium Zaar memberships.

    Oh. That was probably in the days when Potsie refused to tell me what and where CC was. I tripped over Canadian Cooking thinking that was it and wondered what all of the fuss was about. icon_lol.gif
    Sorry to have missed it - I could use a new fondue set.
    Molly53
    Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:02 pm
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    Chipfo wrote:
    Hey K9, you and Pots have been hanging out here for a while, has Food or Zaar ever had a type of Throwdown contest?

    Lets say, like a Gumbo throwdown, I have a couple ideas but I was wondering if it has been done before.

    One idea is, which I kind of already ruled out, is 2 recipes of the same thing, 2 chefs, 1 recipe for each chef. (Like me and Pots and Gumbo for example) But there is really no incentive for a bunch of people to make each of our Gumbos and vote on them, that kind of contest really needs to be live and the chefs making there Gumbo and people just tasting and rating. Like in Bobby Flay's show, and that can't be done here.

    Another idea is, everyone who signs up puts up a Gumbo recipe, then pairing up the chefs with 2 recipes not their own, they make and judge each one, they have to pick 1 to move on, and using the proccess of elimination, keep going until there is an ultimate Gumbo winner. But that is not a good idea either, because buy the time we illiminate all but one recipe we will be so tired of Gumbo we will never make it again icon_lol.gif

    ANYWAY, I was wondering if it has been done and if not, any ideas to have a throwdown type contest?????????????????

    It would have to last long enough for people to make 2 different recipes of the same thing, but not so long where people would lose interest or forget.
    That sounds like a GREAT idea, Chip! icon_biggrin.gif
    Pot Scrubber
    Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:29 pm
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    Yep. A throw down competition would be really cool!

    I've already given away my secret using a homemade seafood stock and Kitchen Bouquet and Chip uses a chicken stock so it really wouldn't be anonymous with a gumbo recipe.

    Everyone likes Chip better than me and I would lose to him for sure because he is so damn charming. Just poking fun at ya Chipfo. icon_twisted.gif

    But... if anyone wants to do a throw down on chicken and dumplings I make a kick ass pot of C&D. Mama Pot Scrubber even buys me the ingredients to make a special batch just for her that she doesn't have to share and she is one helluva great cook in her own right.
    Pot Scrubber
    Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:34 pm
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    K9 Owned wrote:
    Chipfo wrote:
    Hey K9, I have held 3 contests here in CC remember, one I gave away a new fondue set, another I gave away a new pasta maker and the 3rd one I gave away 3 premium Zaar memberships.

    Oh. That was probably in the days when Potsie refused to tell me what and where CC was. I tripped over Canadian Cooking thinking that was it and wondered what all of the fuss was about. icon_lol.gif
    Sorry to have missed it - I could use a new fondue set.

    Ha! I remember when you were a newbie trying to navigate around the Zaar forums! You've come a long way, Grasshopper.
    Chipfo
    Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:40 pm
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    Pot Scrubber wrote:
    K9 Owned wrote:
    Chipfo wrote:
    Hey K9, I have held 3 contests here in CC remember, one I gave away a new fondue set, another I gave away a new pasta maker and the 3rd one I gave away 3 premium Zaar memberships.

    Oh. That was probably in the days when Potsie refused to tell me what and where CC was. I tripped over Canadian Cooking thinking that was it and wondered what all of the fuss was about. icon_lol.gif
    Sorry to have missed it - I could use a new fondue set.

    Ha! I remember when you were a newbie trying to navigate around the Zaar forums! You've come a long way, Grasshopper.


    Yeah, we have known each other for while icon_biggrin.gif

    Me and Pots have even met in person, along with Vel (V'nut-Beyond Redemption), Starlita and Suzycrue. Vel traveled from Singapore to Texas just to meet us. We all had a good time. Pots is a good person, really fun to be around. The girls had to take turns getting a picture of them acting like they were biting him because he always says "Bite Me".

    I even still have the video of all of us meeting at the "Twisted Root" in Dallas - Starting from the first person shown - Pots, Starlita, Vel, me (with camera), Suzycrue and her husband Robert and son Jeremy -



    Anyway, I will be thinking of how to do and Throwdown here on Food.
    K9 Owned
    Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:03 pm
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    I remember when you all met - there were a ton of pictures that left the rest of us really envious!
    I also remember having a virtual party on your farm icon_lol.gif
    tina rose
    Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:57 pm
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    i am cajun and i've been making gumbo since i was 8 years old. my grandma had me stand on a box at the stove to learn to make a roux. i do not use a recipe, but, i have found this to be a very authentic chicken and sausage gumbo. this is the way i like it here in Cajun country. I only like okra in shrimp and okra gumbo.

    http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/2010/02/chicken-and-sausage-gumbo-recipe.html

    i have an excellent étouffée recipe. i'll post it later.


    Last edited by tina rose on Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:03 pm, edited 1 time in total
    tina rose
    Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:02 pm
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    Last edited by tina rose on Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:08 pm, edited 1 time in total
    tina rose
    Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:06 pm
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    tina rose wrote:
    i am cajun and i've been making gumbo since i was 8 years old. my grandma had me stand on a box at the stove to learn to make a roux. i do not use a recipe, but, i have found this to be a very authentic chicken and sausage gumbo. this is the way i like it here in Cajun country. I only like okra in shrimp and okra gumbo.

    http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/2010/02/chicken-and-sausage-gumbo-recipe.html

    i have an excellent étouffée recipe. i'll post it later.


    toni's étouffée from talk along the teche, new iberia, la


    2 # fresh crawfish
    2 sticks butter
    1 lg onion
    1 green bell pepper
    1 red bell pepper
    2 cloves garlic
    2 cans cream of shrimp soup
    1- 1 1/2 cans water
    1/4 tsp. liquid crab boil

    http://www.lacrawfish.com/Zatarains-Liquid-Crab-Boil-8-oz-P148.aspx


    onion tops
    seasoning to taste

    melt butter. stir in chopped veggies. saute til soft.
    add soup, water, crab boil and seasoning to taste.
    simmer about 15 min.
    add crawfish. bring heat to med. stir occasionally.if too thin, thicken
    with a little flour and water.
    cook 30 min. season more if needed,
    serve over rice.


    Last edited by tina rose on Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:40 pm, edited 1 time in total
    tina rose
    Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:20 pm
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    Chipfo wrote:
    I just hope that I remembered everything when I wrote it down while eating it, I love gumbo as well and have made it may times, this time I just through it together and didn't think about keeping track as I went.

    And as far as the okra, in my opinion it isn't gumbo without it, but, I do have family raised in Baton Rouge and they say it is an option.

    Okra comes from Africa and what I have come to believe is that the word gumbo or gombo is a translation of an African word for okra and thats where gumbo gets its name, so how could it be gumbo without okra, that would be like making chicken soup without chicken icon_biggrin.gif

    I re-heated my gumbo last night and it was just as good as the night I made it, I may have to jar this stuff and sell it icon_biggrin.gif

    Pots, I have to at least see your recipe since you talked about it.


    Gumbo is always best on day two after the flavors blend together icon_smile.gif
    Chipfo
    Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:37 pm
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    tina rose wrote:
    tina rose wrote:
    i am cajun and i've been making gumbo since i was 8 years old. my grandma had me stand on a box at the stove to learn to make a roux. i do not use a recipe, but, i have found this to be a very authentic chicken and sausage gumbo. this is the way i like it here in Cajun country. I only like okra in shrimp and okra gumbo.

    http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/2010/02/chicken-and-sausage-gumbo-recipe.html

    i have an excellent étouffée recipe. i'll post it later.


    toni's étouffée from talk along the teche, new iberia, la


    2 # fresh crawfish
    2 sticks butter
    1 lg onion
    1 green bell pepper
    1 red bell pepper
    2 cloves garlic
    2 cans cream of shrimp soup
    1- 1 1/2 cans water
    1/4 tsp liquid crab boil
    onion tops
    seasoning to taste

    melt butter. stir in chopped veggies. saute til soft.
    add soup, water, crab boil and seasoning to taste.
    simmer about 15 min.
    add crawfish. bring heat to med. stir occasionally.if too thin, thicken
    with a little flour and water.
    cook 30 min. season more if needed,
    serve over rice.


    Hey Tina, my recipe for etouffee is simular to yours, I will have to try mine with the cream of shrimp soup next time, that sounds good, here is my recipe - Shrimp Etouffee

    I use crawfish too, it is good. icon_biggrin.gif
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