My heart is a burning avocado. And it burns for Chicago. and the CFFF!

Oh boy oh boy oh boy I am so sorry for you if you missed the Chicago Avocado Takedown at the Chicago Food Film Festival!!! BECAUSE SO FUN!!!!!!  I’m really happy to be a part of this epic fest, wherein guests watch a bunch of food movies, and taste the foods they view!!!!  In their seats!  It’s awesome!!!!

All the pics up at Avocado From Mexico’s Flickr Page!!!

Thanks so much to Chicago’s brilliant home cooks!  They brainstunk a million sart and different recipes, and presented avocados 15 ways!  Thank you to Kendall College, and all their staff, for hosting the fines avocado event of forever…

(the winner! an actual Avo Margarita!!)

Here, after THE JUMP is all the winners and their recipes!!!

#1 Patty Nicpon – Avocado Spiced Bread w/ Avocados Whip and Caramel Sauce
#2 Courtney + Dina – White Chocolate Avocado Milkshake w/ Bacon
#3 Wendi Wolmer – Bacon Avocado Soup
#4 John Ihns – Avocado Frites w/ Chipotle Adobe Sauce
#5 Andrea Lockard  - Avocado Bacon Rigatoni
#6 Samantha Gonzalez – Avocado Margarita
#7 Jake Bernard / Jackie Adamanis – 3 Way Avocado Salad
#8 Vince Cassidy / Amy Gutierrez – Avocado and Roasted Tomato Tart
#9 Megan O’Connor and Tricia Keels (nochefsallowed.com)
#10 Cait and John Chiou – Avocado filled Mochi
#11 Jessica Ferrell / Lauren Jacob – Avocado Key Lime Cheesecake
#12 Ashley Boho / Krista Reinfeldt – Avocado Seafood Sensation
#13 Joan + Clare Conlisk  - Avocado Corn Pops with Bacon Sprinkes
#14 Laura Kliman – Tacos and Paletas
#15 Erik and Jesse Valenciana – Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes w/ Peanutbutter Avocado Frosting
PEOPLE’S CHOICE
1st #6 Samantha Gonzalez – Avocado Margarita
2nd #1 Patty Nicpon – Avocado Spiced Bread w/ Avocados Whip and Caramel Sauce
3rd #4 John Ihns – Avocado Frites w/ Chipotle Adobe Sauce
4th #14 Laura Kliman – Tacos and Palletas
5th #8 Vince Cassidy / Amy Gutierrez – Avocado and Roasted Tomato Tart
JUDGES CHOICE
1st  #6 Samantha Gonzalez – Avocado Margarita
2nd  #4 John Ihns – Avocado Frites w/ Chipotle Adobe Sauce
3rd #8 Vince Cassidy / Amy Gutierrez – Avocado Margarita
Akiko Moreman’s Honorable Mention: #12 Ashley Boho / Krista Reinfeldt – Avocado Seafood Sensation

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Portion of procedes benefit Women’s Education Project!

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