Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Everybody is Doing It

Any Top Chef fans remember back during Season 4 Chicago when they had a $10 meal for a family of four challenge? Shopping only at Whole Foods (and the secret shopping in the well stocked Top Chef pantry but why quibble)? Remember how all our jaws dropped thinking how they did it? NPR seems to remember because they have their own How Low Can You Go Challenge on All Things Considered. Sadly the deadline for entries is May 1 so if you're quick you still have a chance. Ming Tsai and Jose Andres have already contributed along with Culinary Specialist 1st Class Michael Edwards, Armed Forces Chef of the Year (GO NAVY!!) and his recipe of Sauteed Skate Meuniere. I might even try Chef Edwards recipe if I can find some skate.
To see more of Chef Edward's work check out Military and get your entries in!


Dani said...

I hadn't heard of this, but it's a great idea! I'm gonna give it a try.

Gnomeself Be True said...

"Culinary Specialist?" Used to be "Mess Management Specialist."
I wonder if they still call the eating area the "Mess Deck" or if we've gotten too fancy for that.

A good MS was a great thing to have. A bad MS would eventually fall up a ladder and break something.

LaDivaCucina said...

Hate to say it but if you want to stretch your dollar, don't be shopping at Whole Foods! For $10 I MIGHT be able to get some organic milk and a loaf of bread!

LaDivaCucina said...

Oh yeah, I put a link to your site on my post today.

Big Shamu said...

The shopping at Whole Foods for $10 was about as silly as the Convenience Store challenge. Still I'd eat Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.