[Sca-cooks] Siege Cooking at Battlemoor
johnnae at mac.com
Fri Jun 4 09:25:50 PDT 2010
Actually on Iron Chef, the cooks have long been given a list of possible
ingredients. It's not a total surprise.
On Jun 4, 2010, at 12:02 PM, Kathleen A Roberts wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Jun 2010 02:36:49 -0500
> Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:
>> Have all the teams generally been able to work past 'surprise'
>> ingredients into their presentations? Is it a requirement that they
>> do so? or does it just gain you additional points?
> it was all a surprise in my experience. theme and ingredients. you
> always need to use everything given you, no matter how little, to
> get full points for use of ingredients. but if you know ahead of
> time the basket will contain ... oh, let's say... poulty, meat with
> bone, root veggies, dried fruit, lentils, sweet spices, dried herbs,
> berries... then you can start thinking of recipes and methods of
> cooking, and leave more of the day for the actual prepping and
> cooking. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean you won't get some salt pork,
> walnuts and cone sugar that morning along with what you already
> know. those will need to be incorporated as well.snipped
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