Between the pork bun, the Mexican Torte and the Pork Meatball Pita thing, I'm feeling good.
I did pick up a variety pack of Italian meats (Capocollo, Proscuitto and Calabrese Salame) and some ciabatta, so I'll make something up with those too, but I'm not seeing great points for creativity there.
I've got pretty much their whole line of products. I mean I didn't buy their olive oil or garlic, that's just silly, but I have everything I think I might use.
My Sunday night, (your Monday morning), you'll be around, right?
Even better if I can chew your ear on my Saturday, I'd love to talk cute names and to look at / possibly edit the pictures.
I don't know how many entries they get, but I think I've got as good a chance as anyone. My ideas are solid, I can write up the recipes well, thanks to you my pictures will look pretty good (they redo them anyway for the website), and I'm GOOD at putting flavors together :).
(The Torta Recipe) That's not too far off for what I have planned. I'm going to brush the halves of the roll with (ehem, Mezzetta) garlic and olive oil, and broil them with slices of sharp cheddar. (Should I consider an authentic Mexican cheese here, even though cheddar is better?)...
Once the cheese is melted, I'm going to add the sauces. One side will be their chipotle/roasted pepper spread (mixed with sour cream?), the other side will be their cilantro chimichurri (mixed with mayo?)...
I will heat the chicken up separately...with...black beans, or refried beans? And salsa.
He was on this side of "the pond" and probably a bit before your time. He was the first celebrity chef I watched regularly. I really, really liked him, and he sparked my love of international cooking and cuisine. I'll dig up links to his 3 excellent cookbooks in a minute. He was a pastor in a former life...
Suddenly, when he had to have been at least mid sixties, pushing seventy, some young men came out of the woodwork and accused him of sexual abuse many years prior.
I can't believe it, but he pled some kind of no-contest to the only charge had not gone beyond the statute of limitations (or something like that, he did something to save his skin, and that "something" made him seem more guilty. He died (natural causes, I think) soon after. Jeff Smith was his real name. He did an awesome cooking show.
Television's well-known Frugal Gourmet presents a collection of authentic recipes brought to the United States from around the world, including dishes from Mexico, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, the Middle East, Asia, and others. Reprint.