Sugarspazzattak! It’s coursing through our veins! Peel us off the ceiling!!!! 12 local Chicagoans DID IT with 220 lbs of sugar, and now I’m runnng around town like a cracked-out happy 5 year old! Not sure if its sugar rush, or just the sheer inspiration of hanging with local Takedownerz again! Home cooks make me fizzy!
Thank you Chicago Cooks!!! Thank you Chicago Food Film Fest!!!
Check out all the pics at the Food Film Fest Flickr page!! And some hot shots at Thrillist of the recipes!
1 Savannah Tea Roll- Barb Drumm and Jean Mahone
2 Eggnog Cookies w/ a Rum Glaze – Giuseppe Paoulos and Sarah Rubin
4 Snickerdoodle – Jo-Marie Frigo
5 Chocolate Caramel Candy Hazelnut – John Ihns
6 Faux – Jito – Wendi Wolmer
7 Old Fashioned Toffee – Jennifer Fay Stoker
8 Cotton Candy Martini – Jennifer Fay Stoker
9 Chipotle Chocolate Chip – Alexis Wilson
10 Cinnamon Sugar Crumble w Imperial Pumpkin Beer – Reverend Dave Ciancio
11 Olive Oil Biscotti
12 Beer Brittle – Larry Cauldwell
Judges Choice (Fany Gerson and DAvid Ronengarden)
1st #1 Savannah Tea Roll- Barb Drumm and Jean Mahone
2nd #5 Chocolate Caramel Candy Hazelnut – John Ihns
3rd Eggnog Cookies w/ a Rum Glaze – Giuseppe Paoulos and Sarah Rubin
1st #5 Chocolate Caramel Candy Hazelnut – John Ihns
3rd #1 Savannah Tea Cake – Barb Drumm and Jean Mahone
5th #8 Cotton Candy Martini – Jennifer Fay Stoker
You guys we really messed up! Chili everywhere… I bet heaven is just like this: chili and pillows. This year- a face-punching record of 29 Brooklyn Chilis showed up!!!!!
Thanks for a brilliant time, chili heads! Thanks to all the fans, for voting with their heads and not their hearts- like true chili heads, you didn’t just vote for your friends… you voted for the yummiest – in a sea of yummy chili!!!!!
After the jump, here’s all the recipes and the champion chilis of this 11th Annual Chili Takedown!!! Continue reading
This year the Brooklyn Cookie Takedown is 2 DAYS LONG FESTIVAL!!! Matt Timms takes over the Bell House, Dec 7+8 (Saturday AND Sunday!!!), 2-4PM both days- just so you can eat cookies and drink bourbon like the Gods of Holiday Cheerz that I know you all are!!!!
CALL FOR COOKIE COOKS! PICK ONE DAY!!! We are looking for a few good cookies. You got cookie skills that the world desires? As always, this is a no-rules event- any cookie is fine by me: fudge, blue cheeze, bacon, drool… OH WAIT. Just make sure the cookie was baked in an oven. Your “bark” would be DQ’d, son!
Day 1 Tickets!
Day 2 Tickets!
DRINK SPONSORS (an hour of free eggnog!) :
Hello Chicago here is a challenge that should blast your home cookin’ minds utterly. At the Chicago Food Film Fest, I’m giving each home cook a FREE 18lbs of Sugar in the Raw, to make any dish at all!!! You could make sweeties! Muffins!!! A pop!!!! Or some candied savory thing you think is important!!! The point is, bring in your finest sweet-ass recipe that best defines this most funnest of sweeties!!! The crowds will judge the winningest!!!
CHICAGO COOKS! EMAIL ME at CHILITAKEDOWN @ GMAIL to compete for prizes!!! I can give you 18lbs of any type of Sugar in the Raw (pickup TBA) and you dream up any recipe involving sugar – could be a candy, a drink, or even a savory! Up to you!!! Make it divisible by 250 tastings (not whole dishes! Just tastings) and bring it in Nov 23 to Kendall College for the crowds to enjoy!!! I will provide all cups, tasting cups, napkins, plates and any other expendables! Email me to sign up and with any questions!
At the Chicago Food Film Fest, Saturday November 23 - at Kendall College! Come check out a day of food films, brilliant food and booze- culminating in a mind-breaking Takedown to put all other takedowns to SHAME!!!! Tickets HERE!
(poster by Susanne Lamb!!! Artist and cat expert!)
ALL $$$ goes to BARC the animal rescue center in Williamsburg!
Hope you like hugging catz! And also owning your very own cat painting!!! Is that your dream??? Matt Timms can fulfill your dream!!! Because 20 of Brooklyn’s TOP ARTISTS are painting cats- to be auctioned off just for you!!! Drink! Watch them paint! Watch cat vids! Eat chili! Party! Laugh and laugh! Enjoy njoy a quality art experience of catZ!!!!
Nov 24!!! 6 PM to INFINITY!!! at The Active Space Gallery in Bushwick! 566 Johnson Ave at the Morgan L stop! Auction at 8PM!!!!
ARTISTS!!! COME AT ME!! Sign up and I’ll have a canvas and easel waiting for you!!! Bring your own paints!!! Email me at chilitakedown at gmail!!!!
Even the MOMA knows that cats are High Class and Important For Painting!!!
ALL PROFITS BENEFIT:
After watching a serious ass movie about Hatch Green Chiles, attendees at the NYC Food Film Festival got their lucky little hands on a serious ass Hatch Chile Takedown!!! Not one but twelve different Hatch Chile recipes- all brought forth in the gentle hands of Brooklyn’s finest home cookz!!!!
Pics up at Matt Timms’ INSTAGRAM: @thetakedowns ! More coming soon from the awesome dudes at the NYC Food Film Festival
Here’s all the skuzzballs that entered because they dared!!!! And the winners that rose above the madness to win sweet prizes from Anolon, Microplane and Wusthof!!!
#1 Clay Ezell and Vadis Turner - Chocolate Hatch Cake
#2 Adrian Ashby – Green Chile Hummus
#3 RAchel Salerno – Drunken “Drogon” MAc n Cheeze
#4 Andrew Gottlieb – Green Chile, Pork and Mustard Green Posole
#5 Emily Hanhan - Green Chile Cocktail Hour – Green Chile Queso & Chips with Gren Chile Salted Margarita
#6 Mike O’Neill and Kristine Schmidt – Stuffed Poblano Medallions
#7 Alice Q. Houang – Jalapeno Keylime Pie Shooter
#8 Patty Clark – Green Chile Smash (Bourbon) with Green Chile Jam Arepa
#10 Rick Simmons – Stuffed Pork Loin in a Gren Chile and Fruit Sauce
#11 Sabrina Mossberg – Green Chile Queso Dip
#12 Eryn Stutts – Green Chile Soup
#13 Clifford Gulibert - Breakfast chile
1st Place #11 Sabrina Mossberg – Green Chile Queso Dip
2nd Place #4 Andrew Gottlieb – Green Chile, Pork and Mustard Green Posole
3rd Place #3 RAchel Salerno – Drunken “Drogon” MAc n Cheeze
Bacon, how DARE you!!!!! I TOLD YOU NOT TO FREAK ON MY FRIENDS, BACON!!! Every time I bring you out you’re: oh okay cool I swear this time I’ll be cool. But you didn’t listen and now I can’t trust you no more, bacon. I walked out of that party and you all dawdling a few steps behind, apologizing and shit, like you didn’t just EMBARRASS ME IN FRONT OF ALL MY FRIENDS- huh? Oh wait hold on lemme take this…
Hello? Oh hiiiiiii listen I’m really sorry about bac- … Oh? Really? You like bacon more than you like me? You think bacon is the coolest and you want to see bacon at all the parties every time from here to whenever forever? … Oh. Okay. No that’s cool. Ha ha sure. Okay, yeah I’ll- I’ll tell him. (CLICK)
BACON!!!!! YOU ARE IN SO MUCH TROUBLE WITH ME RIGHT NOW.
Here’s a wrap up of exactly what bacon did at the Brooklyn Bacon Takedown. Read on: Continue reading
Sick of being anything less than the punkest of rock? Time for another Chili Takedown, Brooklyn!!!! Slop slop slop!!! Yum yum yum!!!!!!
Eat up to 30 different BBRs!!! (Bowls of Blasphemous Red)- and vote on this year’s President of Awesome!!!
AND enjoy an hour of Larceny Bourbon cocktails!!!!!
This all sleazes off Nov 17, 2-4 at The Bell House, chums! TICKETS UP SOON!!! $15 CHEEP!!!
(poster by Justin Melkmann – World War IX, New York Waste)
Portion of proceeds benefit Women’s Education Project!
“If you love Milwaukee so much why don’t you just marry it?” Okay okay okay get real you suck-ass mo-mos. Because… I already DID marry it!!! All I can say is Milwaukee is way better than you is, and I even pretended to like the Packers even though I hate all sports just so Milwaukee would think I’m cool. And they bought it! Because they brought 260lbs of mac and cheeze to the Mac and Cheeze Takedown (1 tray of mac and cheeze=at least 5lbs, x2 per team, 26 teams = 260lbs!!)
Lakefront Brewery, stuffed with WI cheezehedz who took zero prisoners
Swords up! And thank you to all the home cooks of Milwaukee!!!! The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board was an awesome sponsor- and PROVED ONCE AND FOR ALL that Wisconsin Cheeze is really the best in the world, word up.
PICS UP HERE!
Here’s all the winners and the awesomest ones too, that even got prizes and such… Continue reading
CALL FOR COOKS! We’re heading to New Mexico without ever leaving New York City! Get sensational with me at the 2013 NYC Food Film Festival- this takedown is all about the Green “Hatch” Chile Pepper!!! I’m giving 5 FREE lbs of green chiles (shipped in from NM!) to NYC’s home cooks!!! What you devise is your own infernal business – the public will deduce your brilliance via ballot! Winnerz shall be named! Loserz shall still feel pretty awesome about the whole thing!!! Fight for prizes!!!!
Oct 27 at AMC Village 7! 5:30 till whenevers!!!
The Public – you’ll be sitting in your seats watching food movies and eating what’s on the screen at the Farm to Film to Table screening series! THEN it’s Green Chile Takedown time!!! Try all the brilliant recipes and vote on the yummiest!! Easily the best time spent in a movie theater since Bianchi’s 1975 Strip Nude for your Killer (named Most Perfect Movie by Matt Timms, expert)