Contest: #AFChef Food Obsession

I have a well documented obsession with Paprika. I like it sweet.  I like it hot. I like it smoked.  I like it from Hungary. I like it from Spain. I love the wide range of uses for the sweet, spicy, rich, flavourful delight that is paprika.
Paprika Dulce

Ooops… this is supposed to be about your Food Obsession.

What is your Food Obsession?  What is it that gets you going on and on?  What food, ingredient, dish do you find yourself fantasizing about?  It is the flavour, the texture, the colour?  What is it that excites your mind, body and soul and makes this your Food Obsession?

You know you want to tell me.  Go on, it’s safe. I understand.   Almost Famous Chef logo

In fact, I’ll even reward you for spilling the beans.   In celebration of the San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition, San Pellegrino has given me a $150 Gift Certificate to Lee to give away to one of you.  Well, one of you who is brave enough to tell me about your Food Obsession.  I won’t judge. Well not you anyway.

Here’s How to Enter (aka the hoop):

Tell me what you about your Food Obsession:

  • in comment below in the original contest post on unsweetened.ca
  • OR via twitter with the hashtag #AFChef #FoodObsession
  • OR in the comments for this post on Facebook
  • OR in the comments for this post on Google+

Yes, you can enter once per social media space, but you have to have a different Food Obsessions for each social media space you enter through.  (Maximum of 4 entries)

Deadline: 

  • all entries must be received before 5pm Friday Jan 27th, 2012 (EST) to be eligible

Prize:

  • $150 Gift Certificate to Lee in Toronto, courtesy of San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition

The Winner:

  • will be selected Friday after 5pm through a random draw from all the people who jumped through the hoop.
  • Will be contact by me via email over the weekend of January 28-29.

15 thoughts on “Contest: #AFChef Food Obsession

  • January 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm
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    I’m currently obsessed with Korean taco.

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  • January 23, 2012 at 6:18 pm
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    I’m obsessed with the idea of making a dish of my favorite foods. I want to make the pasta from scratch, and then stuff ravioli with chopped lobster, a few drops of white truffle oil, and a piece of foie gras. I want to serve it to my friends sauteed in butter, sage leaves, and lemon zest. I’ve been obsessing over this for a year now: gotta do it some time soon.

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  • January 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm
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    My food obsession is Malaysian Laksa…. mmmm!!!

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  • January 24, 2012 at 12:23 am
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    Hot meat. Doesn’t really matter after that- I live with a bunch of vegeterries, so me and the dogs, every so often, we’ll get something special and make it hot. A simple quick fry steak, a porkchop with hungarian paprika, meatloaf from the corner dinner, the Roast Beef Dinner at the irving big stop on the highway. A home-made hamburger. It’s hot meat.

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  • January 24, 2012 at 8:29 am
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    I’m a craver, so my obsessions change regularly… macarons, cupcakes, lahmajun, etc. But now I’m a bit stuck on finding bottarga – cured mullet roe. I’d heard about it from a food show and was curious what this shaved delight was like and then got a taste in a dish that has been discontinued. It’s an umami minefield.

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  • January 24, 2012 at 9:05 am
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    While I have many food obsessions the one I keep coming back to are the Peanut Butter Killer Brownies from Longos. I discovered them by accident about 4 years ago and ever since then when I drive by a Longos, well frankly I long for them. Dense, chocolaty, caramel crunch and filled with peanut butter, not a smear of peanut butter but a huge scoop of peanut butter–has me pulling over to soothe my longing. I savor each bite as my longing for the next one, the next time already begins.

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  • January 24, 2012 at 9:13 am
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    My Food Obsession is a flavour. A combination of lemon juice and Soya sauce. (and the spicier the better)

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  • January 24, 2012 at 10:53 am
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    My current food obsession is kimchi. Love the spiciness and fermented taste of it. I can eat it by the jar.

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  • January 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm
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    I am obsessed with pasta. Love it. 100 percent. I want to try every single pasta out there.

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  • January 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm
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    I love olive oil. In fact, I love it a bit too much. We have a cupboard full of olive oils, from Italy, Spain, Greece and now California (bought my first bottle of Cali last week). We adopted an olive tree last year and enjoyed the oil from our tree all year long. So yeah. Obsessed.

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  • January 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm
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    Foie Gras. My favourite version was a PB&J one at Black Hoof last year. Yum.

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  • January 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm
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    I am obsessed with lentils! Lentil soup, dal, lentil curry, lentil salad, all lentil everything! my second obsession is cinnamon! baked goods, sweets, breakfast, everything cinnamon!

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  • January 27, 2012 at 10:54 am
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    Oh boy, I am obsessed with Poutine….yup, basically fries and gravy. Goes back to high school. It was my culinary passion to seek out amazing fries and gravy…then I discovered Poutine. Right now the top two for me are the amazing Yukon Gold fries with Sweetbreads Poutine that I experienced at The Stop and the good old basic variety available from Sonny’s in Brampton!

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  • January 28, 2012 at 2:57 pm
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    The #AFChef #FoodObsession contest is closed (as of 5pm last night) and I’m just about to announced the winner in the next post.

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  • January 28, 2012 at 3:17 pm
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    We Have a Winner! #AFChef #FoodObession Contest

    The winner of my #AFChef Food Obsession contest is Alex! Alex won a $150 Gift Certificate for Lee Restaurant courtesy of San Pellegrino and theSan Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition! Alex entered on Facebook (as did many of you) and said his cur…

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