Monday, September 5, 2011

Culinary Smackdown: Battle Oktoberfest Is On!

Our August winner, Stephie from Small Girl Adventures, has announced the theme of the September Culinary Smackdown, and it's Battle Oktoberfest! To my out-of-town readers, yes, in Cincinnati (and Munich) Oktoberfest is celebrated in September. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati also hosts the world's largest chicken dance, but that's another story.

Everyone is welcome to participate, and we hope you'll join in the fun. Put on your culinary thinking caps with an eye toward German food. Something with sausage or beer? A veggie twist on a schnitzel? How about a decadent German dessert?

Deadline for this month's contest is September 30. Check out Stephie's blog for further details. I've also added a "Where in the world is this month's Culinary Smackdown?" link to my sidebar that will take you right there. (I'll just have to remember to update it each month - lol.)

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. Mine included some spectacular steaks at Cindie's.

Plus fried green tomatoes from Anna Ree's Andouille, and a visit to the restaurant's garden out back,  where they were grown.

There was more great end-of-summer food at Cindie's and, of course, dogs waiting to taste it.

Wishing everyone a good week,


LaDivaCucina said...

Oompah pah, oompah pah! Sounds like a fun theme, Eggy! I didn't realize you had so many Germans there. From yesterday, I'll be moving, packing, painting, etc. this month so doubt I'll be able to participate. :( But good luck to all!

moi said...

Congrats to Small Girl Adventures! I'll be eyeballs deep in work, but will try to contribute something to (half) my heritage :o)

Aunty Belle said...

Wow--hard to think of Fall --we's still in mid 90s. But when I git up crack o' dawn, mebbe, jes' mebbe thar' a hint of coolness to come.

I'll try to git somethin' up afore I depart fer other side of Pond.