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The Return of the Cook-Offs!


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It's never easy to follow a class act, and equaling David Ross' performance as Cook-Off Poobah will be especially tough. David led the Cook-Offs for ten full years, from June 2011 (Savory Filled Pastries) to July 2021 (Potato Salad). The Cook-Offs are often cited as one of our favorite features. 

 

So we were extremely pleased when Duvel stepped up, offering to succeed David. He has a long history as a knowledgeable, good natured member, and we think the Cook-Offs will continue to flourish under his guidance. To make sure he gets a good start, we've selected an exciting and timely topic, which Duvel will preview for you shortly. When he does, we hope you all will welcome him to his new, challenging role, and ensure his success by participating with your usual glee and enthusiasm.

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 Can’t think of anyone better qualified to carry on the tradition than @Duvel    

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

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@Duvel - some serious hype around this re-start, better sharpen those knives of yours, wash those colorful IKEA plates and get your 'A' game on.

 

Plus it does not hurt that you have a cute little sous-chef on stand-by!

 

;)

 

 

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I think these cook-offs will certainly engage all the on-line and Pandemic ordering paths we may have taken. Should be interesting. 

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I'm so Excited!  @Duvel is an excellent choice!  😃

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Brenda

I whistfully mentioned how I missed sushi. Truly horrified, she told me "you city folk eat the strangest things!", and offered me a freshly fried chitterling!

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I think broader - all the doughy dumpling things. I lived 6 months on my mom's vegetable soup with some chewy ones during a relationship return home meltdown. Just flour, egg, milk my sis says. Oh the world of Austrian Nockerl My Panamanian had me do some part cornmeal based drop dumplings for cows foot soup. Memorable. 

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Thank you all for your positive comments and the advance laurels - as if I wasn't already nervous enough to do @David Ross legacy justice. But I will try my best and thanks go to @Dave the Cook and the eG team to let me help to advance this topic and to @Smithy for her support in the preparation of the topic selection. 

 

I also already see some great suggestions for upcoming Cook-Offs, and can only encourage everyone to hand in more of those. We have already achieved a pretty comprehensive coverage of the culinary world in the past 87 Cook-Offs, but as Cook-Off #88: Wings shows, there are still some white spots in our map to highlight ...

 

I am looking forward to a fun ride and - of course - all of your participation 🤗

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