The crack reporting and photography team is hard at work on creating the official report of last Saturdays The Hundred Hound Picnic in Golden Gate Park. In the meantime, heres the list of the winning entries in the food contest.
Janice won for the Smokey Blue Tapanade
Jen Maiser was runner up with Marinated Fresh Anchovies
Janet Lafler won for the Chard and Feta Calzone
David H. was runner up with his Horchata with Cantaloupe and Walnuts
SIDE DISH AND SALAD -
Mark Seiden won for his Morel Potato Gratin
Ruth Lafler was the runner up with Pumpkin Kaddo
Rochelle "Shellfood" Foles won with Chile Verde
Karen "RWCFoodie" was the runner up with Chicken Corn Cheddar Chorizo Chowder (note: say that fast five times!)
Wendy Lai won for her Meyer Lemon Brulée Tart
Matthew Austern was the runner up with his Frangelico Cheesecake
BEST DISCOVERY -
Chocolate Rum "Dildeaux" from Dianda Bakery,"discovered" by Derek "chowfun" Durst
Runner up: Pastrami from Langer's in LA, "discovered" by Russell Sp00nyBard
BEST IN SHOW -
Rochelle Shellfood won again for her Chile Verde
David H. was runner-up for his Oaxacan Tamales
PRIZES for the winners included
- Books from the Imponderables series, autographed and donated by author (and fellow hound) Dave Feldman.
- Meyer lemon thyme marmelade (last year's best in show winner) and preserved heirloom tomatoes, made by committee members, Ruth Lafler and Rochelle Pssst, with donations of materials and talent from Rochelle Foles.
- The best discovery and best in show winners also received, respectively, a notebook and note cards donated by Jennifer chowfish.
Congratulations to the winners and a big thanks to the donors for making their moment of glory that much sweeter! Of course, the real winners in this friendly food competition were all of us in attendance who had the privilege of tasting all the delicious dishes and voting for our favorites.
The days festivities were organized by The Picnic Hounds. This hard-working (and even harder eating) core committee planned and executed the days events ably assisted by chowhound volunteers. We would like to acknowledge the following team leaders for their service many thanks to you all.
We are especially grateful to Chairwoman Rochelle Pssst McCune for her incredible organizational skills, fanatical focus and inspiring leadership, and for extending her term through next year. We cant wait.
Chairwoman and Picnic Mistress: Rochelle Pssst McCune
Webmaster: Michael Alderete
Graphic Design: Wendy Lai
Communications: Jane anti-foodie
Finance and Picnic Store Shopkeeper: Joel jaweino Weinstein
Reservations: Michael Alderete
Food Contest: Ruth Lafler and Jen Maiser
Food Coordination: Ruth Lafler and Jen Maiser
Tastings and Demonstrations: Jeanne Ciaogina
Wish List and Purchasing: Cynthia Cynsa
Equipment Runners and Set-Up: Karen T. and Ken Rich
Recipes and Cookbook: Wendy Lai
Welcome Desk: Cheryl Celery Pochapin and Felice Lu
Safety: Peter Yee
Clean-up: Nick nja
Lost & Found: Cheryl Celery Pochapin
Reporters and Photographers: Jane anti-foodie
Chairwoman Emerita and Founder: Rochelle Shellfood Foles
Thank you to all who attended in person or in spirit for helping us celebrate our community of dedicated eaters. Bravo!
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Now lets get back to the chow. Linked below is the earlier thread discussing the picnic. What other dishes found favor with you?
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