Monday, July 21, 2014

#55: brine - April 2014

We decided doing a cookoff solely of olives OR pickles was too narrow, so we went either/or with a brine theme. It was held on the 16th of April at Bl├╝haus, and although there were only a few entries, everyone left satisfied.

COMPETITORS AND ENTRIES
pickled vegetable spring rolls
Laryssa: "the flaccid shaft" deep-fried spring rolls filled with homemade pickled vegetables & mushrooms fried in brine reduction, served with a pickled garlic plum sauce
olive & lentil burger
Jen: "Grecian heart attack" veggie patty with lentils & kalamata olives, served on a homemade rosemary bun with fixings, topped with a beer-battered dill pickle
vegan ceviche
Ash: "3:10 to Lima" pickled lima beans with a coconut & oyster mushroom ceviche, served on tortilla chips
olive truffles
Amanda: "olive your balls" Silician sun-dried olive & dark chocolate truffles, rolled in cocoa powder

Also in attendance were Katie, Sarah C, and a friend named Rebecca.

CATEGORIES AND WINNERS

seconds: Laryssa
presentation: Jen
creativity: Ash/Amanda
brinicity: Laryssa
overall favourite: Laryssa/Jen

overall winner: Laryssa/Jen

best name: (unscored category) Laryssa/Ash/Amanda