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Iron Chef 2013: Battle of the Beets at McGill Campus

Posted by Amie / September 10, 2013

iron-chef-mcgill-2013Crudessence, Fabergé, Laïka, Panthère Verte and Rumi are facing off in an epic urban garden cook-off. Teams have one hour to harvest vegetables from the McGill campus gardens (chard, herbs, eggplants, peppers, tomatoes and much more) and feed a freshly-made creation to a panel of judges. It'll be a bit more friendly than on TV, but there's corn, beer and live music to satisfy spectators. And these chefs aren't all smiles and carrots...

The shtick

Every team brings a secret ingredient (pita, cashews, eggs, chicken, chickpeas, chocolate, or lamb, for example. Would "falafels" or "dehydrated sprouted flaxseed bread" count as 1 ingredient?) and makes a dish.

Who?

Rumi, with its Middle Eastern menu of grilled meats, lamb shoulder and chickpea stew, baba ganoush and general love of yogurt.

Rumi par Beso TV from besotv on Vimeo.

Laika with its crepes, sandwiches, brunches, and French-leaning seasonal, casual fare.

Faberge with more brunch and everything eggy and hollandaised, as well as lunchtime sandwiches and burgers.

La Panthere Verte
: Home of the falafel and kings of the mixed salad plate. Is it possible to survive on maple-roasted sweet potatoes?

Crudessence and the raw goodness of salads, pad thai with zucchini noodles, dehydrated flatbread sandwiches, smoothies and sweets.

Laika, Rumi and Fabergé have never taken this competition down before, while Crudessence and La Panthere Verte both have a past victory to defend.

Vegetarian Only?

Not necessarily, but there's a strong vegetarian leaning with raw restaurant Crudessence and vegan restaurant, La Panthere Verte, plus the freshly harvested vegetables. Here's to hoping for some lactose intolerant- and gluten intolerant-friendly dishes!

Who Else Will Be There?

Lots of students, but also general public who like cheap corn, beer, and cool cooking competitions.

When?

Teams start showing up at 5, the harvest starts at 6, and the cooking is all done by 7. The winner is announced at 7:30. Unfortunately the public doesn't get to sample the dish, but then Santropol Roulant (an awesome local, community organization wouldn't make any money for its Meals-On-Wheels program, fruit harvesting, food transforming, farmers markets, CSA boxes, bike shop, apiculture (beekeeping) and farm programs. (Yes, they need volunteers always. I picked pears from the four giant pear trees in front of the ITHQ with a couple of like-minded urban fruit tree lovers a couple weeks ago. Have you ever used an extendible fruit picker where the fruit falls into a net. It's very cool. I also then had 8 pounds of pears for my homemade vanilla and Szechuan peppercorn pears in syrup...).

The Prizes

Prizes are awarded based on the dish, team spirit, and amount of money raised. Each team needs at least $500 to enter the competition and they don't make anything if they win. Glory? Yes.

The "grand culinary prize" is based on how they showcase the garden vegetables in their dish, as well as the taste, the plating (is it pretty), creativity, serving portion, and waste (compost doesn't count).

Music

Folk from Hieirloom and singer-songwriter melodies from Erika Souci.

Judges

Radio personality, Terry DiMonte; Susan Schwartz from the Gazette; Carole Thibaudeau from La Presse; MariEve Savaria of BRUTalimentation; and myself from Midnight Poutine.

Where
Edible Campus Garden on McGill University's lower campus. Enter through the Roddick gates and turn right. It's next to Burnside Hall.

See you there!


Discussion

16 Comments

Amie / September 12, 2013 at 12:13 pm
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Tonight! It's going ahead despite potential rain. There are tents, lots of corn, music, and beer.
E A M Harris / September 13, 2013 at 12:55 pm
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Sounds like great fun. What dish won the competition?
E A M Harris / September 13, 2013 at 12:56 pm
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What won the competition?
femme pour plan cul / November 27, 2013 at 08:30 pm
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Hurrah! After all I got a webpage from where I can really take helpful information concerning my study and knowledge.
router / December 6, 2013 at 01:45 am
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Cisco Systems zosta? wsuni?ty w grudniu 1984 przez dwóch funkcjonariuszy sztabie subsydiarnego Uniwersytetu Stanforda: Leonard
Bosack, który stanowi? rozwa?ny zanadto dzia?ek edukacji
blaszak pecety plus Sandy Lerner, jaki prowadzone pecety w Graduate School of Business.


Pomimo utworzenia spó?ki Cisco w 1984, Bosack,
natomiast tudzie? Kirk Lougheed, utrzymywa? fatyg? na Uniwersytecie Stanforda w Cisco pierwszorz?dny materia?, który ofiarowywa? si? z kalkami Stanford
"Blue Box" routera tudzie? zrabowanych przebitce oprogramowania routera protoko?u wielu budzie, zanotowana ma?o latek wcze?niej w nauce sanitarnej Stanford przez William Yeager — projektant roztrz?sania Stanford, które s? zaadaptowane do co by?o
si? racj? Cisco IOS. 11 Lipca 1986 roku Bosack oraz Kirk Lougheed doci?gn?li podyktowani do s?abo?ci z Stanford za? Uniwersytetu przetrawia zdanie zgodnych
denuncjacji Cisco a fundatorów zbytnio ?upie? narodowego oprogramowania, sprz?tu wzorce
i zagraniczne posesje duchowej. W 1987 roku Stanford koncesjonowane oprogramowanie
routera oraz dwie kantówki laptop Cisco.

Bosack, Lerner dodatkowo Lougheed Greg Satz, informatyk natomiast Richard Troiano, który obs?u?y? ekspedycji,
dope?nione motywu legionu Cisco. Pierwszy szef fabryki egzystowa? Bill Graves, jaki nadzorowa? znaczenie z 1987-1988.
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