State Fair Diaries: singing the no ribbon blues
A word about my entries: the Gold Medal cookie is yet another rendition of the lovely little melting moment, this time flavored with T's favorite summertime drink: basil lemonade. The Bisquick waffle is inspired by a, perhaps confusing, fusion of trendy savory waffles, hotdish, and banh mi. Eaten immediately off the griddle with hot chicken and cool quick pickles it is exceptional. Eaten after the concoction sits for an hour or two (the whole thing coming to a sad tepid temp, waffle soggy from the wet chicken and pickles losing both their cool and their crispness), it was likely a real mess when the judges finally tasted it. The waffle itself is made using coconut milk and sesame oil and brings to mind a scallion pancake. That part of the recipe alone is a keeper.
Read about my SPAM entry (another savory waffle concoction) at last week's Called to the Table, and if you prefer hearing from actual ribbon winners, check out my story Ribbon Junkies over at the City Pages Hot Dish blog.
We now return to our regular non-State Fair blogging.