Chef Race: Virtual Viewing Party, All-American Potluck & Giveaway!

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]

To enter the Chef Race Red, White & Blue Giveaway and win a bundle of prizes from Edgeware, Le Creuset, and Dream Farm:

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!

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


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42 Responses to Chef Race: Virtual Viewing Party, All-American Potluck & Giveaway!

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  3. Of course I love the all-American pasta I brought to the virtual viewing party, but I think New England clam chowder is my favorite, quintessentially American dish.

  4. What an amazing plethora of great food! I guess Americans love their cheese! If I wasn’t going to choose grilled cheese, I would definitely say mac n cheese is my next favorite American dish. I also tweeted about your sweet giveaway!

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  6. Jennifer says:

    The Cheeseburger…always the cheeseburger. πŸ™‚

  7. Kelly says:

    My favorite “all-American” dish is hotdogs! I could eat a billion of them. And thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  8. Debby says:

    Apple Pie. You can’t forget the apple pie.

  9. Mary Weise says:

    Can’t wait to watch this show! Will have to find a way πŸ™‚ thanks for the giveaway!

  10. MaryBeth says:

    I’ll have to go with an all American hot dog, grilled and topped with ketchup. Serve with a side of chips and a dill pickle!

  11. OK…isn’t the saying ‘As American as Apple Pie?’ OK so I nixed the crust and did an apple crisp…hey, it’s got booze; that’s American!

    Now given more time I would have done ribs, my favorite Cherry Chipotle Ribs with a spicy poblano pepper mac and cheese; that’s American in Colorado for sure! πŸ™‚

    Go Team!!

  12. Jared Graf says:

    vanilla oreo blizzard from good ole DQ – that or a Carvel ice cream cake with the layer of chocolate “crunchies” – both very American and remind me of childhood

  13. My favorite American dish is definitely mac & cheese! Or anything pumpkin – I’m always hearing that people outside American are perplexed by American’s love of pumpkin desserts, so I guess it’s a US thing!

  14. Laura says:

    My favorite All-American dish is corn on the cob!

  15. This is so exciting, Phoebe! My favorite all-American dish? Well that might just have to be the apple crumble I brought to the party. πŸ˜‰ Seriously though, your mac and cheese looks divine! Oh how I miss my ewy gewy cheese.

    Thank you for being such a lovely host. xoxo

  16. Hola,Hola! How are you all doing tonight? I would like to say thank you to Phoebe for putting this amazing event together and to the rest of the Bloggers for coming out tonight.The support that you guys are showing is great, along with the amazing recipes.So I hope you get CUBAN INSPIRED/PASSION INFUSED

  17. Steph says:

    I can’t wait to see you kick some limey butt, Phoebe!

    I only eat it once a year, but stuffing is definitely one of my all-american faves!


  18. deborah says:

    my favorite American dish is definitely pumpkin pie. rooting for the US team, lets go team! πŸ™‚

  19. Tracy says:

    Can’t go wrong with the grilled cheese, corn on the cob and apple pie, but I’ll say rhubarb crisp. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Mac and cheese! I could eat that all day. =)

    And I tweeted the giveaway!

  21. Tiffany says:

    Baked beans! With real maple syrup and ham (or bacon)! πŸ™‚

  22. willow says:

    I was going to say apple pie, but that seems to be so normal for everyone… A close second is awesome steamed littleneck clams and the accompanying fresh grilled corn on teh cob. Yum!

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  25. The hamburger. With its infinite topping options, it can be enjoyed by the most fickle of eaters to the gourmet flame breathers.

  26. SB Cee says:

    My favorite dish is hamburgers and all the backyard socializing that comes with them!

  27. Schmidty says:

    My favorite all American dish is the hamburger, with apple pie for dessert!

  28. Brighid says:

    My favorite is steamed lobster, corn on the cob and strawberry shortcakes! So, so good.

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