Friends, Family, Countrymen...
You may not know it, but there's another very important election taking place in the near future. This one involves something we can all get behind: garlic!!!
See, I heard about this contest where a local PBS station was soliciting folks to send in their garlic recipes, and so I did, and I was one of a group of people they chose. I and the others got to make and post a video of ourselves preparing our recipe, and you, the viewers, get to vote on which ones you like the best. The winner(s) will be invited into the station to prepare their recipe live on the air.
Truth be told, I didn't know what the hell I was doing, but I had a lot of fun and learned quite a bit in the process! In fact, the biggest thing I learned just might be that I like writing about food more than standing in front of a camera trying to teach it, but c'est la vie! So really, I'm only asking for your vote if you feel my video is the best, and the jury's still out on that...probably if I'd had a few more glasses of wine, I would've been MUCH livelier, but I didn't want to cut off any fingers, so I just did the best I could, and let's just say I'm no Rachel Ray.
Anyway, with that lovely disclaimer, I'm asking you now, with all your infinite spare time, to sit back, grab a glass (or a bottle) of wine, and watch some videos that will no doubt make you crave garlic. And then, vote if you feel inspired. I'm told the voting begins on Nov. 1st.
Click on this link to watch the videos. You'll need to scroll down a bit to see mine. Look for Val's Kitchen Cooking Show: Chipotle Roasted Garlic Hummus. I'm told the voting begins November 1st, so stay tuned for updates!
I wish I had more to report, but I've been insanely busy and not all that creative in the kitchen this month - but I'm looking forward to some much needed down time in November and December, and expect to spend a lot of that time cooking and baking up a storm, so I'll keep you posted!