01/07/12 Episode #9 theme and assignments:

28 Dec

Well, voting in the poll yielded a tie between “World Peace”, and “Foods We Feel Sorry For”.  Placing the two themes in a hat, and asking the lovely (and impartial) SarahL to do the drawing after work, I’m excited to announce that the theme for Episode #9 will be….

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“World peace:  Various regional cuisines are written on cards and placed in a hat, then for each course, two are drawn which must be combined to inspire one dish.”

That meant we had a lot more drawing to do: Ten names to assign the course sequence, and then twenty Countries/Regions to match up as the inspiration for each course.  After an exhausting session of post-it notes and a hat, here’s what we’ve got:

  • Thai + Afghani: Prep-time Snacks and Cocktails – JoannaM
  • Morrocan + German: Appetizer – LaurantL
  • French + Mexican:  Soup – NinaG
  • Chinese + Greek:  Main #1 – JDavid
  • Italian + Tanzanian:  Amuse Bouche – KiriM
  • Iranian + Spanish:  Main #2 – PJ
  • British + Korean:  Side / Salad – Francine
  • Indian + Norwegian:  Main #3 – Guy
  • Jamaican + Japanese:  Main #4 – CassieA
  • Ethiopian + Ukranian:  Dessert – MarcJ

Whew.  Remember, courses are paired with a beverage — but the cuisines must be combined in the dish — not simply Kung Bao Chicken + a Greek wine… prepare smallish plates and portions — we’re 10, pretend you’re cooking for 6 and we’ll still have plenty.  Assignments can be swapped.

Speak up if you’ve got dietary restrictions, phobias, or allergies.

On the day of the event, we’re typically out doing a shopping run in the morning, so call or text if you need any last-minute ingredients or equipment.  The AdventureLoft™ will be available starting the late afternoon for prep.  Full details here.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

5 Responses to “01/07/12 Episode #9 theme and assignments:”

  1. kiri December 28, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    dietary issue: please appease our hunger without pig

    • jdavidar January 7, 2012 at 11:30 am #

      We’re out shopping. Text or call if you need anything.

  2. quetzal9 January 7, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    I’m pretty sure the answer is yes but just to be sure, do you guys have a cocktail shaker. And yes, I am too lazy to go check the batterie de cuisine.

    • jdavidar January 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

      Yes we do. Two, in fact. 😉 see you soon.

  3. greenernyc January 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    Mexican-French soup course simmering all afternoon. Can’t wait to eat!

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