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Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:36 PM

Announcement: Brett won First Place today at Ohio State Fair, "Beef Wars" Iron Chef!

I posted here last month sharing that Brett was competing at the High School level Iron Chef-Beef Wars/Sirloin at the Ohio State Fair.....today was the competion....

link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/115727767

He won! 1st Place!!!!

Sirloin Steak, 1 pound Bistro Style ...marinated briefly in Dale Sauce rosemary and garlic; seared on LeCreuset grill pan with Brett's own grill seasoning, and finished off in our new portable Breville Convection oven.

Ohio Creamed Corn with bacon lardons, homemade corn stock, creme' fraiche, lime zest and cilantro

Caprese Salad instead of 1st choice Asparagus Salad to meet the additional food group. It was actually the better choice after all.

Caprese Salad with Ohio farm fresh tomatoes, Maldon Sea Salt, fresh ground pepper, handmade mozzarella, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, and lots of grated/zester style Parmigano Reggiano on top like "Snow on the Mountain". Top with another scant drizzle of olive oil and splash of balsamic vinegar.

This win helps with scholarships. Next year, after HS graduation....New England Culinary Institute.

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Reply Announcement: Brett won First Place today at Ohio State Fair, "Beef Wars" Iron Chef! (Original post)
FarPoint Jul 2013 OP
Kali Jul 2013 #1
FarPoint Jul 2013 #4
Purveyor Jul 2013 #2
FarPoint Jul 2013 #5
Laurian Jul 2013 #3
FarPoint Jul 2013 #6
FarPoint Jul 2013 #9
pinto Jul 2013 #7
Lucinda Jul 2013 #8
idwiyo Jul 2013 #10
A HERETIC I AM Jul 2013 #11
FarPoint Jul 2013 #12
A HERETIC I AM Jul 2013 #13
FarPoint Jul 2013 #17
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2013 #14
FarPoint Jul 2013 #16
jtuck004 Jul 2013 #15
Le Taz Hot Jul 2013 #18
A HERETIC I AM Jul 2013 #19
pengillian101 Jul 2013 #20
msanthrope Jul 2013 #21

Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:41 PM

1. congrats! sounds like a delicious meal!

especially the BEEF!

also bookmarking for the corn - yum

BEEF, it's still pretty damn good for dinner!

and breakfast too - here is a recipe

http://www.cattlenetwork.com/cattle-resources/my-beef-checkoff/Cooking-with-beef-Baja-sunrise-steak-and-eggs-215734841.html

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Response to Kali (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:48 PM

4. The aroma of the bacon lardon's

was sooo stimulating to the audience. So...he had them at bacon! He first setup the steak marinade then started the corn... which starts with rendering the bacon lardons....

They were very impressed with the corn stock too which he made last night. They, the Judges, really looked forward to trying his entree....you could tell by their thrilled expressions and how they hovered over his preparation. Intrigued actually. He even husked the corn demonstrating freshness.

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:42 PM

2. I'm out of the loop on this one but I'm convinced it is 'all good'! Wish I could have tasted.

 

Cheers and congrats to Brett, indeed!



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Response to Purveyor (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:49 PM

5. I added the DU link

in this OP. I got tremendous DU Cooking feedback for Brett.

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:42 PM

3. Congratulations to Brett!

That's fantastic! Sounds like he found his calling and is pursuing it full speed ahead.

The Ohio State Fair is a BIG deal. I grew up in south central Ohio and the state fair was a highlight of the summer or us.

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Response to Laurian (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:50 PM

6. I'll try to post pictures...

I have just a very few...need to transfer them to photobucket I guess. Really tired tonight. Others have better picks than I do...I was a nervous wreck.

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Response to Laurian (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 10:03 PM

9. You are exactly right...it is a Big Deal...the Ohio State Fair is awesome.

He focused on all, Ohio local ingredients as much as possible...the corn from the farm down the road, the bacon from Landes Meats which is like 2 corn fields away from us...garden tomatoes, our own herb garden basil etc.... The Ohio Cattleman's Association provided the sirloin.

The preparation, packing, transporting everything was a huge endevour....from ramekins, tongs, cutting boards, seasonings, cooler items, skillets, plates...every thing!

Fantastic experience.

Another classmate, Holly won the Cupcake Wars!

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:52 PM

7. Congrats!

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:54 PM

8. What excellent news!

It sounds delicious too!
Well done Brett!

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 10:09 PM

10. K&R And congrats to both of you!

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 10:43 PM

11. YAY!!!!

Congratulations to him!

The menu sounds delicious.

Well done!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 10:54 PM

12. I've eaten a lot of steak of late.

Brett practiced his steak 2-3 times a week. I didn't mind... other family members were more than willing to judge his steaks.The corn is just great! We've had soooo much fun.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 10:59 PM

13. LOL!

Ahhh...the trials and tribulations must have been tortuous!

Just wait till he gets to wear the Chefs Toque and picks you to try new things on!


Ohh...how you'll suffer.


Again, congratulations.

BTW, did you take pics? Can we anticipate a pic thread? Edit.....Aha! I see you answered that in a post above. Look forward to it!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 06:57 AM

17. We still have things to do at the Fair today...

The HS Culinary Class has a booth today and Sunday. Brett is working it and staying over night in Columbus. The school is paying for it! The students made cookies and such at the school Thursday for the booth .... He has to do 30-40 hours community service as part of his senior graduation class curriculum and this all counts. Plus, he is enjoying every moment.

I'll get pic's from others and try and post them tonight. I just have to figure it out.

I'm up again at 5 AM....

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 11:06 PM

14. May I adopt your son?...

 

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 06:46 AM

16. I completly undersand.



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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 12:07 AM

15. Congratulations, that's great!! n/t

 


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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 08:02 AM

18. Not sure who Brett is

but I enter stuff into the fair every year and I know how competitive it is -- And to win FIRST PLACE at the STATE Fair is REALLY something! Congratulations, Brett, whoever you are, and keep cooking.

(I've not posted in here in awhile and I find that I've missed it. I forgot how calm it is in here.)

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 07:14 PM

19. Brett is Farpoint's son. Here's a link to an earlier thread about the competition;

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 08:45 PM

20. Congratulations!

Well done

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 10:16 PM

21. Congratulations to Brett!!! nt

 

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