I can’t believe the Chef Race: UK vs. US 2-hour season premiere is only hours away! The heart palpitations have begun, so I’m going to spend my day in the kitchen distracting myself. I’m making chili and cornbread for my real life team of friends, who are going to be feeding me alcohol and providing other types of moral support in spades as tonight’s show hits the small screen.
Since I can’t fit all of you into my small studio apartment to watch with me, I’ve put together this virtual viewing party potluck with lots of fabulous bloggers from around the web who shared their favorite American dishes below. Included are my television teammates, who I’ve been introducing you to this past week.
As we learned from our crazy travels across the country, American cuisine can be just about anything. Fried Twinkies anyone? That said, you might notice some themes below. Mac and Cheese. Apple-inspired desserts. And I’m as guilty as anyone. Yesterday, I featured the Kitchen Sink Mac n’ Cheese recipe that I made on day 2 of filming. It didn’t make the final cut, unfortunately, but you guys can enjoy it anyway.
I have a feeling that won’t be the only thing missing from week to week. So I hope you’ll tune-in and follow along on Feed Me Phoebe as I post behind-the-scenes pictures and give you the scoop on what really happened. Check-in every Thursday (I’ll need 24 hours to recover first) for my Chef Race re-writes.
For spur of the moment thoughts, I’ll be live tweeting @PhoebeLapine along with some of my other teammates – Bianca @sweetdreamsLA, Cody @chefcodyutzman, Stan @stantonfrazier, Ronaldo @ronaldoscocina, Robin @Robin_Bodwin, Pippa @pippaclland and Don @IamDonPV – during the show tonight and directly afterwards.
Don’t forget to comment below to win a fabulous bundle of red, white, and blue themed prizes – I’ll be announcing the winner Thursday on the blog, along with my first post-show extended rant.
A huge thank you to all the bloggers who helped cheer on Team America (and me!) with their delicious dishes.
See you later tonight, in your living room!
[Giveaway Closed - 10/5/12]
1. Comment below and tell me your favorite all-American dish.
2. For two extra entries, Tweet the following:
Don’t miss @bbcamerica #chefrace at 9pm + enter to win @LeCreuset @SmithsEdgeware @WeAreDreamfarm from @PhoebeLapine! http://ow.ly/dZjiI
Check out the all-American dishes everyone else brought to the potluck table for tonight’s viewing!
Feed Me Phoebe: Kitchen Sink (Gluten-Free) Mac n’ Cheese
Cooking With Books: Apple Pie Shortcake
The Naptime Chef: Baked Mac & Cheese with Marinara
Creative Culinary: Spiked Apple Crisp
And Love It Too: Coconut Flour Apple Crumble (Nut-Free)
Sarcastic Cooking: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Bacon and Tomato
Umami Girl: All-American Macaroni and Cheese
Flavia’s Flavors: Pumpkin Doughnut Holes
The Promise 365: Grandma Mary’s Baked Beans
Women on Fire: Red, White, and Blue Muddle Sunrise
One Hungry Mama: Dulce de Leche Apple Pie
Mother Would Know: Basil, Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese Pasta
Ronaldo’s Cucina: Cuban-Inspired Ground Beef
Chef Pippa Calland: Deviled Eggs
Stan Frazier: Shrimp Scampi
Sweet Dreams LA: Fuji Apple Bread Pudding with Southern Whiskey Butter Sauce
Chef Robin Bodwin: Bread and Butter Jalapenos
Rawstachio: Elvis Sandwich 2.0
Chef Cody Utzman: Grilled Rib Eyes with Olive Oil Smashed Potatoes and Sweet Corn Salad