Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Marx Foods' Iron Foodie 2010

We saw the Marx Foods' Iron Foodie 2010 contest on The Foodie BlogRoll, and thought it would be fun to throw our non-chef's hat into the mix. Plus, I really liked several of the question they were requiring us to answer in this post to be considered for the challenge!

I'm not, and never will be a 'chef,' but I really like cooking, entertaining, writing about food, learning and trying new things and always up for a new adventure, which is why the Iron Foodie contest caught my eye -- it was something I had never done before and seemed fun. Never one to back away from a challenge, I figured, "why not?"

One of the questions we need to answer is notwithstanding any limitations whose kitchen would you want to spend a day in and why. They listed a bunch of famous chefs, but I wouldn't pick any of them. I would pick my great-grandmother, for who the name of this blog partially rests on.

Many of my childhood food memories were from her - especially her turkey dinner. She would make the best banana bread, always had a turkey (my favorite food at the time) in the oven when we would go see her, amazing mashed potatoes and a killer blueberry pie. When we hadn't been to visit her she would ship me chocolate chip cookies in a cereal box to let me know she missed me. There would always be a note that said something like, "Tell your parents to bring you to visit."

The thing I regret the most is that while I always helped her cook, I never really paid close attention to how she cooked. (I was 10 or 11 when she died.. so what do you want to from a little kid that age... ) I'd love to be able to spend a day with her learning all her "secret" recipes she never wrote down.

Although I loved turkey then, she might be a little disappointed to know it's no longer my favorite dish and if given the chance, I'd be more likely to steal pasta or veggies off a plate than the meat.

The last question we were asked to answer doesn't really fit with the rest of this post, but we had to pick a mainstream food we can't stand. For me, it would have to be sushi. Eating raw fish is completely GROSS!

Iron Foodie 2010 | Here's Why that will be me: -- Fine Bulk Foods The Foodie BlogRoll


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