Friday, March 15, 2013

The Chopped Challenge Round Two

The Chopped Challenge Round One was...interesting! To say the least! Did you see the dishes? Oxtails, anchovies, donuts? It's hard to believe that we had even one recipe that looked appealing from those ingredients! Linda Mire was so tough on the cooks!

As we enter Round Two, let's remind ourselves what the cooks have in their baskets.

Appetizer Basket:
Theme: Chinese New Year - Mardis Gras Celebration
Wonton Wrappers
Bean Sprouts
Cajun Seasoning
Bonus Item (optional): Muffaletta Olive Spread

Main Dish Basket:
Theme: Italian Chuckwagon
Cowboy Style Pinto Beans
Angel Hair Pasta
Bonus Item (optional): Peperoncini Sotto Aceto

Dessert Basket:
Theme: Paula Deen and Thomas Keller
Banana Pudding
Pastry Cream
Semi-Sweet Chocolate
Bonus Item (optional): Bouchons au 

So, Linda...

1) How do you think Chopped Round One went?

Chopped Round One was an adventure. I'm very proud of the Cooks who participated. I think the ones who did, enjoyed the crazy madness.

2) Have you seen the recipes the cooks have come up with for Round Two? Or are in shock and awe like the rest of us when you see them posted on the blog? 

I was able to see some pictures in the 37 Kitchen, but there are some that were submitted directly to our blog team. I'm excited to see those! FYI: the 37 Kitchen is our "workroom", where we discuss upcoming challenges, bounce ideas off one another, and in general, support one another. 

3) When do you expect us to see Round Three and Round Four that will be open to people who aren't in 37 Cooks?

I am not sure when Chopped 3 and 4 will be scheduled, that will be up to the person in charge of the 37 Cooks calendar. Round 3 will be for our Cooks only. Round 4 will be open to people who follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

4) Did you receive any feedback from the Cooks on Round Two? 

Yes, I did. The basket were a little easier and the Cooks, me included, came up with several recipes that are really good and something they would love to make again!

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