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Title: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: edi4liberty on April 05, 2009, 07:13:25 pm
Calling all cooks!!!!!

We are currently calling for contestants to battle it out at the 3rd Porc Fest Cook-Off!
Can we count you in?  Please check out the attached flyer and contact me to register!
Don't let your friends and fellow porcs out-cook you!  Register today!!

Edi Swearingen
edi@sugargroup.net
603-203-4593
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: Dave Mincin on April 05, 2009, 07:28:46 pm
Go get um Edi!  It's a great event!  I believe Jen won last time, but the real winner's were all
of us who got to get the great grub!
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: edi4liberty on April 05, 2009, 08:47:15 pm
Thanks Dave!  It's going to be a great event.  A wide variety of "one-pot-meals" I hope which include all these awesome chili recipes I've been hearing about!  :-)  Bring it on, people!!!  Bring it on!  :-)
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: edi4liberty on April 05, 2009, 08:49:07 pm
And yes!  In 2006, Jenn Coffey won a big fat check and braggin' rights!  I think she's planning to defend her title :-) 
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: ivyleague28477 on April 08, 2009, 08:53:56 pm
Edi,

A question has come my way, and I figured I'd post it for a reply so all can know the answer.  :)

Could you be more specific in the "one pot" rule?  Does this mean everything from start to finish must be done within the same pot?  or simply that the dish presented as a whole must be a "one pot" dish/meal. 

In other words, can contestants use mixing bowls and/or platters if need be throughout the cooking process, or, from start to finish, only thing available, is your one and only pot. 

And/or, can contestants mix some things up ahead of time (i.e. if meatballs are in the dish, can the contestant mix the hamburger and ingredients together and roll the meatballs ahead of time)?  or do the meatballs need to be made in that one pot at the site during the contest.

Thanks for the clarification!

Ivy
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: Pat K on April 08, 2009, 08:59:28 pm
In one pot standing on one foot.

You may chose witch foot to stand on.  ;D
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: ivyleague28477 on April 08, 2009, 09:02:22 pm
In one pot standing on one foot.

You may chose witch foot to stand on.  ;D

 >:D  brat!   ;D
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: edi4liberty on April 08, 2009, 09:28:17 pm
Thank you for the questions - what we need to see is one dish at the end.  Yes, mixing bowls and multiple pots can be used in preparation.  But in the end, it has to come together to serve from one dish/pot.  For example, in one of my chili recipes, I braise the meat separately, but in the end, it's all combined together.  That's what we're looking for.  Some examples include, but are not limited to:  chili, soup, stew, curry, fried rice, stroganoff, chili-mac, you get the idea. 

And this is a MAIN DISH cook-off.  Don't go trying to sneak in a one-pot brownie or some such other nonsense!  These main dishes are going to be used to serve the diners who are also the judges.  They are paying to eat and judge - so make it good!  The more people we feed, the bigger the CASH PRIZES!!  :-)  We will couple the entries with a "monster salad" and will be selling baked goods as well.

Yes, you MAY COOK AHEAD OF TIME - in whole, or in part.  If you want to cook ahead, and then bring it with you and reheat at your campsite, that is totally ok, and within the rules.  We are libertarian after all - there shouldn't be too many regulations!  :-)  We just want to eat your cookin' !

Great questions!  Now, who's in? 

XOXO Edi
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: MK on April 08, 2009, 10:02:03 pm
Hey Edi,

The Chili Contest looks awesome and I want to participate but I had a question regarding how much chili I would have to make.  Originally, I was thinking I'd make my one big pot of Chili, let the judges eat half and eat the other half myself! :)   But then I read "higher cash prize, more people eat" and it made me think I could be wrong regarding what's necessary to participate.

Thanks for your reply!

 
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: ivyleague28477 on April 08, 2009, 10:48:00 pm
Markus, she's gonna slap you for callin' it a chili contest again! hehehehe  >:D

Edi, Thanks for the answers!  I'll send a contestant your way shortly, I suspect!  :)
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: edi4liberty on April 08, 2009, 10:54:59 pm
Yeah, I think he's just trying to irritate me now :-) 


What contestants will need to do is provide a sample sized portion for each person who dines/judges.  So, for example (only) if we serve 100 people, you would need to make 100 sample sized portions - we estimated that previously as 1 full-sized adult portion = 10 sample sized portions.  So, to feed 100 you'd need to provide 10 adult sized portions.  Does that make sense?  I won't know exactly how many servings you'll need to make, until I know how many contestants we have participating.  I wouldn't anticipate anyone needing to make more than 10 adult-size servings.

This cook-off also serves as a community meal together, so the diners/judges will pay for the opportunity to vote and chow down!  The tickets sales are given out as the CASH PRIZES!  In 2006, we gave away $700 in prize money.  This year, we are adding an extra bonus of donating money to a local food charity in the 1st place winner's community.  That's in addition to the CASH PRIZES! 

I hope you'll consider participating.  We had a great time with this event at Rogers previously and we're looking forward to it being even bigger and better this year!  :-)

Don't hesitate to let me know if you have other questions.

Edi
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: edi4liberty on April 08, 2009, 10:58:32 pm

Edi, Thanks for the answers!  I'll send a contestant your way shortly, I suspect!  :)

You're very welcome!  Send them my way.  We're getting a great bunch assembled... including, Jenn Coffey!  She is preparing something special to defend her title with!  Yum!

XOXO Edi
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: MK on April 09, 2009, 01:22:44 pm
Yeah, I think he's just trying to irritate me now :-) 



Sorry for the Misundestanding Edi, I guess I've had Chili on my brain as I begin the "Spring Training" (beer drinking) for the "Cook Off"(!) (I finally got it right!).  Anyway, I would never make subtle wisecracks like that (if I make a sarcastic crack it will  be  (Painfully? :( Obvious! :), (see preceeding sentence!) because I have seen too many instances where a misunderstanding of sarcasim has led to a negative result).

Anyway, Thanks for answering my questions, makes sense, the Cook Off sounds great, so count me in :)!


Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: edi4liberty on April 09, 2009, 04:00:32 pm
Yeah, I think he's just trying to irritate me now :-) 



Sorry for the Misundestanding Edi, I guess I've had Chili on my brain as I begin the "Spring Training" (beer drinking) for the "Cook Off"(!) (I finally got it right!).  Anyway, I would never make subtle wisecracks like that (if I make a sarcastic crack it will  be  (Painfully? :( Obvious! :), (see preceeding sentence!) because I have seen too many instances where a misunderstanding of sarcasim has led to a negative result).


Do you know my husband Varrin?  Let's just say, I know my way around sarcasm!  I can take it!  :-)  And be careful - I can dish it out too!  :-D

Glad you're in! 

Edi
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: PorcupineSteve76 on May 06, 2009, 02:29:24 am
Is this strictly one meal by one person? Also, is this strictly "one-pot" meals? Count me in!
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: edi4liberty on May 06, 2009, 07:46:39 am
No and "sort-of".  You can make more than 1 meal and it can be more than one person contributing, although remember you'll have to split the prize money.  :-)  The "one-pot" meal means that in the end, it needs to all come together.  So, for example, you can use multiple pots to make a gumbo and rice, but when you dish it, it has to be a single serving "one-pot" main dish.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Oh, and can you shoot me off your email address Steve?  That way I can put you on the list to receive all the details (to be sent out in the next couple of weeks).  Thanks!

Edi
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: edi4liberty on June 05, 2009, 07:49:11 am
Hi friends,

Calling all cooks!!!  This is the last call for cooking contestants to enter the 3rd Porc Fest Cook-Off - Friday, June 26th @ 6pm.  Deadline for contestant entry is 6/10.  Don't let your friends out-cook you!

We need you!  The more contestants the more enjoyable and diverse the competition!  Consider entering your best chili, stew, soup or other 'one-pot' meal recipe.  Multiple CASH PRIZES to be won and bragging rights to be had.  A donation will also be made to a local food charity in the 1st place winner's neighborhood!

No charge to enter.  Visit - http://www.freestateproject.org/festival and click on the "cook-off" link for more information.  And contact me to sign up today!

Cooking's not your thing - how about eating?  Come out to dine on and judge the cook-off entries.  Be part of the fun in deciding our champions!!  Dinner includes samples of all entries, tossed salad and bread.  Drinks and dessert will be available for sale.

$7.00 - 13 & up
$5.00 - 4-12 years
FREE - 3 & under

If you're registered already for Porc Fest, re-visit http://porcfest09.eventbrite.com for dining tickets.  Not signed up for Porc Fest?  What are you waiting for - don't miss out on the fun. 

Happy cooking!
Edi
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: edi4liberty on June 19, 2009, 06:38:12 am
HELP!  Does anyone know a "Ryan Marvin" - I'm trying to contact this person re: participation in the cook-off and I have no contact information for them.  If you could email me off-list, that would be great:  edi@sugargroup.net   /   edi (at) sugargroup (dot) net.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Porc Fest Cook-Off 2009
Post by: doobie on June 21, 2009, 08:32:42 pm
HELP!  Does anyone know a "Ryan Marvin" - I'm trying to contact this person re: participation in the cook-off and I have no contact information for them.  If you could email me off-list, that would be great:  edi@sugargroup.net   /   edi (at) sugargroup (dot) net.

Thanks!

Oops!  Guess I missed the entry deadline...okay not that I really want to be tied up to have to cook something...but sounds like fun... I missed this last year somehow.