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Episode #14 assignments & theme.

9 Mar

Theme nominations have been trickling in.  We’re going to have a quick poll, and we’ve already drawn straws for courses — all we need is a theme.  Here is the cast and the courses:

  • 6pm: Prep-time snacks & cocktail: FrancineO
  • 7pm: Appetizer: NinaG
  • 7:30pm: Soup: Reid
  • 8pm: 1st Main: RichardM
  • 8:30pm: 2nd Main: JDavid
  • 9pm: Small dish or salad: Alicia
  • 9:30pm: 3rd Main : LisaS
  • 10pm: Desert: BrianH

And here’s the poll:

We’ll announce the winning theme monday.

2/11/12 Episode #10 Theme voting

18 Jan

Remember, themes are nominated by event participants, but ALL FMC members can vote.  Vote early, vote often.  You can vote for more than one theme.

Poll closes Jan 27th, or earlier if there’s a clear winner.

01/07/12 Episode #9 theme voting

14 Dec

The table is full!  Quite the response, I must say.  Well, here’s the line-up — in no particular order (course assignments will be determined at a later date):

Francine, JDavid, NinaG, MarcJ, JoannaM, LaurentL, CassieA, PJ, KiriM, Guy

While theme nominations can only be submitted by episode participants (still not to late to suggest ’em), voting is open to all FMC members.   So vote early, vote often.  Voting will close and the winning theme announced by Dec 28th, or sooner if there is a clear people’s choice.

 

By the way, on an administrative note, thanks to a generous anonymous donor, the FMC blog is now advertisement-free.  Yeah!

Announcing Episode #9: 01/07/12

14 Dec

Yes, we’re now in the throes of the holiday season, but soon it will be over.  We’ve got a FMC date picked for when they’ve past…

Jan. 7th.  Saturday.  2012.  Check your calendars.

Back to the old format:  Eight people, each randomly assigned to cook and serve one of eight beverage-paired courses.

Have a look at the current list of theme ideas.  Sign up for the event and nominate a theme from the list, or suggest something new.  Once the table is filled, we’ll put up a poll of nominated themes, and resign ourselves to cook the will of the FMC at large.

I’m thinking: keep it simple.  Take a deep breath.  My theme nomination is:

Homage to Kozy Shack rice pudding (milk, rice, sugar, eggs, salt, vanilla): No dish can use more than six ingredients.

But I’m just one of 8.

PS: Spanish Chorizo is done (and delicious), which means the Meat Locker is free for the time being if anyone wants to use it. Also, check out the Batterie de Cuisine, there have been a few purchases and acquisitions: knives, cavatelli maker, and a torchio press.  Available for your cooking pleasure.

Poll for the Feb. 19th Theme

3 Feb

Themes have been nominated by Feb 19th participants (If you’re cooking in the event, you can write in a nomination for any additional theme you’d like to be listed in the poll, and I will add it so others can vote for it.).

Voting is open to ALL Collective members, not just those cooking for the event.  You can vote for more than one theme.

We will cook with the theme with the most votes.

The poll will close once a clear winner is established or on thursday, 2/10, whichever comes first.

Poll results will be hidden until then.  In the event of a tie, the winning theme will be determined by the flip of a coin, or roll of a die, or spin of a roulette wheel, or some other random method.

Vote early, vote often.

23 Jan

Ok, technically you can only vote once, but you can vote for as many of the themes as you like.  Themes are nominated by participants, but voting is open to ALL Collective members, not just those cooking for the event.  If you’re cooking in the event, you can write in a nomination for any additional theme you’d like to be listed in the poll, and I will add it so others can vote for it.

We will cook with the theme with the most votes.  The poll will close once a clear winner is established or on thursday, 1/27, whichever comes first.  Poll results will be hidden until thursday.  In the event of a tie, the winning theme will be determined by the flip of a coin, or roll of a die, or spin of a roulette wheel, or some other random method.

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