LC was nominated for some awards. Many thanks to Kymberlee from Free Spirit Eater for thinking of me and passing along two blogger awards...
I think we can all agree on the Cute Chef one, right?! With that said, I really am not "little."
Kymberlee is a culinary school grad with a bright future in the food industry. She's a freelance food writer and food photographer. Please stop by her site and make a new friend.
Who wants to play a game?
I was tagged by 3 friends...
To play the 7 Links Challenge. Sounds like a golf tournament. It is basically 7 theme questions. 7 of your old "links" or blog posts. Easy enough.
1. Most Beautiful:
Well obviously all of them. I don't post the ugly ones! This was from our 5 Star Makeover Cooking group's April '11 theme which was: White Asparagus.
White Asparagus Potage, Wild Rice, Prosciutto & Edible Garden
2. Most Popular:
By far and not even close. Not just for the traffic on LC but I submitted it to two other food sites and the reception was pretty amazing.
BLT: Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Caviar
3. Most Controversial:
Most people in the blog world cannot wrap their heads around eating raw beef. Enough said!
Bison Tartare with Shiraz Caviar
4. Most Helpful:
I try and try to spread the word about the importance of supporting sustainable fish. Most of the time I feel like I am farting into the wind but...This particular dish did turn out lovely and the post is loaded with useful links to educate yourself on Sustainable Seafood.
Caponata con Pan-Roasted Pacific Halibut
5. Surprisingly Successful:
This recipe won a Magic Bullet on Natasha's blog, and was very very popular on LC. A good dish, no doubt, but not one of my best.
Cuban Clam Fritters with Cilantro Mayo
6. Did Not Garner the Attention it Deserved:
My most challenging dish to execute. Broth over Custard. This was for our first 5 Star Makeover, theme was Bacon & Eggs. Bacon & Eggs people. Bacon Dashi over White Truffle Egg Custard. This course would be a hit in a fine dining establishment. But clearly not in the blog world.
White Truffle Egg Custard, Bacon Dashi, Soft Scrambled Egg, Roasted Pork Belly
7. Most Proud Of:
The photo sucks. The post is incredibly long-winded. Does not sound anything like me. Actually sounds like someone doing something for the first time. Which I was. My first ever post on LC. What a steaming pile of elephant crap! That said, it was my maiden voyage in what has become a labor of love!
A Thigh Man: I Am
The game is 7 links, yes. C'mon now, you know I play by my own rules.
8. Best Deconstruction or Reimagining:
Something I do quite a bit in my cuisine. Here is my Cuban spin on a British Pub Classic. This dish won The 5 Star Makeover Summer '10. Which was the precursor to our current cooking group. I guess it was rigged.
Cuban Fish & Chips
Truly a man of the people.
So, I am nominating 12 talented bloggers who have fantastic content.
Friends absolutely NO OBLIGATION. Take the awards and play the game. Or not. Fine by me!
- Jill from Mad About Macarons
- Lori from Taste With The Eyes
- Trixie from Tasty Trix
- Deana from Lostpastremembered
- Jessica from Bacon and Souffle
- Lisa from Lisa is Cooking
- Kymberlee from Free Spirit Eater
- Tanantha from I Just Love My Apron
- Catherine from Living the Gourmet
- Tammy from Il Dolce Bacio
- Kim from Foodin New England
- Linda from The Squashed Tomato
That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!