…to EGS’s first anniversary dinner. Kate picked the theme and sent out this email the day before we met.
It is now 12:00 p.m. on the eve of the cook-off and I have chosen the secret “ingredient”. Your FINGERS. That’s right, both the appetizer and the main must be foods that are traditionally eaten using your fingers.
Although I may have bent the rules slightly regarding the “ingredient”, there will be no bending of rules on Saturday. The rules are this:
1. Each cook will prepare an appetizer and a main that are TRADITIONALLY eaten using fingers by Homo sapiens in the present time by our generation. For example, there should be no use of our tongues to eat grains off of a plate (wrong mammal and wrong era), nor should we be expected to eat KD with our fingers (wrong generation).
2. Cutlery, skewers, toothpicks, or any other non-edible device used to get food from table to mouth will result in disqualification (but don’t worry, we will still eat the food).
3. Foods made into edible cutlery (or other devices) are also not allowed. This means that while a “bun” can be used (given its nature of traditional food delivery), dough should not be made into a fork to consume a salad (although this would be an interesting ecofriendly alternative to plastic cutlery).
4. Spouses are required to provide beverage pairings. Beer bottles, wine glasses and other vessels are acceptable for use in the delivery of fluids.
Any questions can be directed to “Chairman” Kate. This battle “fingers” will take place at the Storey’s “Kitchen Stadium”. Competitors and their spouses are requested at 5:00 p.m. for an evening of food and fun.
So now fellow Edmonton Gastronomic Society members, with an open heart and an empty stomach, I say unto you in the words of Takeshi Kaga: Allez cuisine!