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Iron Chef: People's Republic - THEME - A little less than a happy high
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Iron Chef: People's Republic - THEME
As you may recall, I spoiled that a portion of this IC theme would involve a beverage. The beverage is not merely a fluke. The theme is one of accompaniments, where small plates of foods limited only by tradition (and sometimes only imagination) are brought topping pitchers of concoctions guaranteed to get you tore up. This month's theme is


TAPAS


Chefs have one plate and one beverage to share their vision of this theme with the judges. If you feel that clarification is necessary, post here and I'll do my best to bring everything together.

Food restrictions are as follows:

1) The "No Hospital Trips Please" Category (Food allergies amongst your judges)
Mussels, Mango, Passion Fruit

2) The "Please Don't Under Any Circumstances Don't Make Me Eat It" Category
Bivalves/Snails, Tentacley Things, Aspic

3) The "Preferably Not" Category
Organ Meats, Lobster/Crab/Etc, Beer

#1 is non-negotiable. #2 and #3 can be worked around provided you're willing to accommodate the restrictions of the specific judge(s) making the requests. Drop me a line and I will help with the planning.
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inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: March 22nd, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
no shellfish or beer?
*heavy sigh*
There go my Belgian poached shrimp.

I'm lookin at you oceanic and bbbsg. =P
bbbsg From: bbbsg Date: March 22nd, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
hey, i offered to let someone else judge!

but seriously, trying to branch out from the standard isn't a bad thing, is it?
inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: March 22nd, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
hehe, nah. It's a good thing for me honestly because I probably WOULD have done something like that. This'll force me to think about it.
^_^
komos From: komos Date: March 22nd, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Part of the challenge on this go will definitely be working around the judges' food restrictions. It's not necessarily ideal, especially when we're dealing with plates where tentacley things and bivalves pretty regularly appear, but it's what we've got for this one.
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komos From: komos Date: March 22nd, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: restrictions..

There's no restriction on your cooking unless the theme is something like "beef."

Edited at 2009-03-22 11:33 pm (UTC)
wanderyng1 From: wanderyng1 Date: March 22nd, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
oceanic wants me to say that this is not her.
inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: March 22nd, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
The shellfish is not? I had assumed...
I withdraw my pouty face from her direction!
oceanic From: oceanic Date: March 22nd, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
that's right sir!
I only entered the mangoes.
bunnyroo From: bunnyroo Date: March 22nd, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

re: the preferably nots

having an entire class of beverages in this category seems a bit unfair considering the challenge and the chefs who will be involved.

it's (in ica parlance) like bobby flay not having access to tomatillos.
komos From: komos Date: March 22nd, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: the preferably nots

One judge is anti-beer, so if Mike wants to runs one, he can. We'll just need one serving of something else to accommodate.
gatz From: gatz Date: March 23rd, 2009 11:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: the preferably nots

It's ok; we all know I'll never be able to top myself with anything in that category. It'll be like Home Alone 2--same movie, different scenery. I'll look at it like Ry is--the opportunity to do something new and different.
komos From: komos Date: March 23rd, 2009 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: the preferably nots

I, for one, look forward to the pitcher of Night Train sangria.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: March 22nd, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Some day I'll be wealthy enough to fly in an judge one of these.
komos From: komos Date: March 22nd, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
We've a spare room now...
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