Our A-team (foods that start with A) cookoff was held on the 17th of August at the Adult Dream House (Ash's). It was a lovely evening and some of us were having a rough day thanks to a party there the previous night, so it was a quiet affair on the back porch among their tomato plants, watching the sun sink behind the trees.
COMPETITORS AND ENTRIES
Jen: "why is there hair?!" poached artichoke stuffed with lemony herb & garlic peas, served with tarragon aïoli
Ash: "Ash's alliterative antipasto" aubergine & artichoke antipasto scented with anise, on top of an agave-roasted apricot and an arrowroot biscuit
Allie H: "Allie's avocado afries avec aïoli" deep-fried avocado with sriracha aïoli
Malloreigh: "gesundheit!" apple aloo gobi with asparagus achar, amchur, & almond arugula raita
Allie S: "triple-A all-star" agnolotti with almonds, arugula, & grilled apricot
Liang: "salad" greens & mushrooms with apricot, tamari almonds, & spicy sesame-ginger garlic dressing
Also in attendance was a houseguest of Ash's whose name I've forgotten.
CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
seconds: Allie H
perceived effort: Allie S
overall favourite: Allie H
overall winner: Ash
best name: (unscored category) Ash