Congratulations to Kristi with a K for snagging the judgeship for The 4th Annual New Times Pairings. She'll be joining a panel of gastronomes to decide on the best dishes of the festival. Kristi won for this comment:
My name is Kristi and I would make a great choice for being a judge for
your event. I can't say anything amazing like I've traveled around the
world a million times and ate (and possibly puked) alongside the worlds
greatest foodies, but that doesn't stop me from having trained for this
event all my life. I've spent 10 years in my basement doing tongue
push-ups, and having shots of pure food flavors injected directly into
my bloodstream to be able to distinguish a good meal when I taste it.
are times when it's been so bad for me that my friends won't let me
anywhere near free samples (especially when it begins with frozen and
ends with yogurt) without first tying a rope around my waist in-order to
pull me back to the surface lest I go too deep. I'm all about taste,
presentation, texture, and after watching a Korean soap opera about a
pastry chef on top of doing a 15 minute presentation once for a job
interview solely on cakes, I'm totally down for a good story behind
certain platters (which I like to simply call a dinner and a movie).
What can I say? Sometimes my inner food dork gets the better of me.
got one more pair of tickets to give away to the reader who writes
the most clever comment in response to this question:
What is the difference between wet aging and dry aging?
We'll choose the winner on Wednesday for the Thursday, September 15 event at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
shell out $80 for VIP tickets that allow you in early, before the
general admission crowds.