T h e N e w L e t t e r i s . . .
C is for Cinco de Mayo.
Scroll down for the History
and Current Winners
Hey Wine Club Members...
It's happening at Noon, May 3rd, Saturday, 2014,
Delicious Battle !
Wine Club Members, make this date of
May 3rd, Saturday, 2014
Cinco de Mayo Re-enactment
to be held in conjunction with the
World's Seventh - Horseshoe Golf - Championship !
( See New Letter, W )
But back to Cinco de Mayo...
In an effort to re-invent war into a civilized pastime,
don't miss the most culturally correct conflict ever conceived.
We will elevate the re-enactment of the May 5th 1862, battle near Puebla Mexico...
when 4,000 Mexicans defended themselves from 8,000 Frenchmen.
Come cook or eat-judge-and-be-marry, or do both during the
The Iron Chef Cook-Off
French Cuisine -v- Mexican Cuisine
There has been a Change in the rules of engagement.
It is no longer just Crepes vs. Burritos,
now it's anything French against anything Mexican.
( I think we are plowing new ground here. )
The day goes like this:
Iron Chefs in the two categories, French and Mexican will compete among themselves.
All French Iron-Chefs will make their entries starting at 12:30.
This year will be the same, in that everyone present will be a judge.
Therefore, each chef will have to make enough of their dish such that
they can be cut into small bites and the crowd of around 20 to 30 can make
their judgement. We will use the time-tested method of the clap-o-meter to determine
the winners. After the French chefs go and one chef is chosen the winner, then the Mexican
chefs go and one is chosen as the Mexican Iron-Chef.
Then in Kitchen Stadium, the French and Mexican Iron-Chefs will square off...
But we get to enjoy this 'conflict' in the most civilized way, by all being fed.
Far better than being there on that fateful day, one hundred and fiftyish years ago.
The crowd claps to reveal their findings...
then, and only then, we will know the name of the
Cinco de Mayo Iron-Chef for 2014 !
The reigning chef will soak up wonderful prizes,
and gloat with his or her gargantuan glory.
All you have to do you see... is to R.S.V.P.
leave a message
The decisions of the judges are not final.
You can appeal their decision by having everyone over to your house
for the most culturally correct grudge-match ever conceived.
However, (just like Santa Claus)
the awarding of the trophy only comes once a year,
that's final, and that's on Cinco de Mayo,
May 3rd, Saturday, 2014.
As Robin Rowe said -
What is there not to like?
Our 2008 Winners, Walt and Krassimira
Walt won the Ultimate Iron-Chef again !
|Yet another thinly veiled excuse to have fun!
The re-enactment of the Cinco de Mayo battle between
8,000 Frenchmen and 4,000 Mexicans, done up ala cuisine.
Be there for this re-invention of war.
Be part of history as we make violent conflict obsolete.
Rather, we stuff our stomachs instead of our plunder bags.
And there's nothing to get the hang of.
Enjoy history as it should have been.
(Mexican Iron-Chef &
These folks have just made everyone
that was in attendance winners by
cooking us such delicious food.
|Every year the competition gets more intense, the crowd goes nuttier,
and the judges are harder pressed to call the winner.
The 2009 Winners !
|As you can see this is quite the
victory because the judges do
such a thorough job as evidenced
by their notes. In this case Mr.
Pat Moran, the esteemed
curator of the correspondence of
|Judging by the happy faces,
it appears we have successfully reinvented war.
So our dear Members of the Ahh Club
Clear your calendar, taste the treats,
and be at Kitchen Stadium
Saturday, May 3rd 2014
707 933-4404 RSVP
|We have Winners for
The Winning French Chef
The returning French Iron-Chef from 2008
|Krassi fixed a fabulous and winning
crepe by starting with sauteing leeks
and making an omelet with smoked
salmon from the Farmer's Market,
dots of goat cheese, and fresh thyme.
|The Iron-Chefs of 2010 Krassi Rector and Gilberto Carmona the Ultimate
|The mission was accomplished! We have set a role model for all
armed conflict in the future. The battle of Puebla Mexico should
have been this much fun. We did end up with a victor (or in our case
a Gilbert) and our stomach were full. We could all say Ooh and Ahh!
|So if you were here in 2011, you knew who won,
Krassi, Andy, and Gilberto did really well !
And the Tequila Girls behaved themselves, kinda.
Because Russ and Marty were not on photographic
duty for 2011, we are a little light on the
documentation of history, but..
|Welcome to 2012 !
|Can I get a witness ?
|Given that every single dish cooked was absolutely delicious,
now comes the painful process of producing a winner.
|Don't be surprised that the current
reigning ultimate champion won the
Mexican Iron-Chef award.
|Here he is reaching for his
|Onward with our august tradition!
We Have Our 2013
Mexican Iron Chef
Gilberto Carmona - Lilia Olvera
( Photos to be rounded up)
The Ultimate Grand Chef