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"Throwdown with Bobby Flay" ... what would you want Bobby to challenge you to?

ipsedixit Jun 21, 2009 11:08 PM

Let's say Bobby Flay were to "surprise" you and challenge you to a throwdown ... what dish of yours would you want Bobby Flay to challenge you to?

Me? I'd go with my boiled fish dumplings or "niu ro mein" (Chinese beef noodle soup).


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  1. TrishUntrapped RE: ipsedixit Jun 22, 2009 03:38 AM

    Apple Pie


    But I would refuse the challenge.

    1. bermudagourmetgoddess RE: ipsedixit Jun 22, 2009 06:14 AM

      Bermuda Fish Chowder or Cassava Pie!!

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        fourunder RE: ipsedixit Jun 22, 2009 06:24 AM

        Judging by the vast difference of opinion on his new burger place endeavor......hamburger and fries should be an easy way to handle him.

        1. NellyNel RE: ipsedixit Jun 22, 2009 08:20 AM

          I would whip his butt - Chicken Parmigiana!

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            jacobp RE: NellyNel Jun 23, 2009 07:32 AM

            Jambalaya. My crawfish and sausage jambalaya always gets rave reviews. I can only imagine Bobby Flay would beat mine, but it would be a fun day. Jambalaya and Abita beers all day long.

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              Philly Ray RE: jacobp Jun 23, 2009 08:20 PM

              They already did jambalaya and IIRC, Bobby's was a fiasco. His rice did not turn out well.

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            Sal Vanilla RE: ipsedixit Jun 23, 2009 09:49 PM

            I would say... but I do not want to violate the "no bashing the hosts" rule number 4,789.

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              Fritter RE: Sal Vanilla Jun 24, 2009 04:27 AM


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                bermudagourmetgoddess RE: Fritter Jun 24, 2009 07:38 AM

                Is that bashing? I thought it was stating a fact ;)

            2. goodhealthgourmet RE: ipsedixit Jun 24, 2009 06:09 PM

              ooh, good topic!

              hmmm, i could get into trouble with this since he IS the pepper/spice guy, but perhaps my CH-approved Spicy Black Bean Dip...?

              others: granola, muffins, frittata.

              bring it on!

              1. Dinsdale45 RE: ipsedixit Jun 25, 2009 10:54 AM

                Pad Thai!

                EDIT: I just saw in another thread that there actually was a Pad Thai throwdown. I missed that one.

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                  Dusty08 RE: Dinsdale45 Jun 26, 2009 01:34 PM

                  Chicken Soup.

                  He would have no idea what he would be getting himself into.

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                    lucyis RE: Dusty08 Jun 27, 2009 10:23 AM

                    Sweet and sour stuffed cabbage

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                    alkapal RE: Dinsdale45 Jul 10, 2009 05:01 AM

                    i hear locally that the pad thai place in herndon where bobby lost has now seen a terrible decline in the quality of its pad thai!

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                    melly RE: ipsedixit Jun 27, 2009 03:12 PM

                    Leg of Lamb...mine is tops!

                    1. jfood RE: ipsedixit Jun 27, 2009 03:24 PM

                      After jfood kicks his butt with a simple roast chicken

                      Take that!!!!!

                      BTW - jfood loves BF

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                        Sam Fujisaka RE: jfood Jul 10, 2009 05:44 AM

                        Me too.

                      2. BostonZest RE: ipsedixit Jun 27, 2009 06:33 PM

                        Braised lamb shanks and mine are in a coffee mole sauce.

                        1. chef chicklet RE: ipsedixit Jun 28, 2009 09:09 PM

                          French Onion Soup, that is one dish that is a lot harder to make than you think.
                          I mean really really good French Onion Soup, one that makes you forget it's soup and gives you that all over good love feeling.

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                            Janet from Richmond RE: ipsedixit Jun 29, 2009 09:48 AM

                            Sausage gravy....my sausage gravy kicks ass and takes names later. Those who know me from Chowhound know that I'm not one of the best cooks here (an understatement to say the least....I'm amazed at the talent represented on the Home Cooking board), but I will put my sausage gravy up against anyone's.

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                              jhojati RE: Janet from Richmond Jul 8, 2009 03:10 PM

                              Mmmmm. For me, though, it has to be spicy sausage.

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                                karenfinan RE: Janet from Richmond Jul 9, 2009 06:39 PM

                                I'd love to pair your gravy with my biscuits, my biscuits make you wanna slap somebody
                                :-) I'd love to challenge Bobby to a biscuit throwdown.

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                                  Janet from Richmond RE: karenfinan Jul 10, 2009 05:07 AM

                                  That works for me :-) We'd kick ass!

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                                Kelli2006 RE: ipsedixit Jun 29, 2009 10:34 PM

                                My roast pork and kraut, cinnamon rolls or bagels

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                                  Bobfrmia RE: ipsedixit Jun 30, 2009 07:40 PM

                                  Breaded Pork Tenderloin sandwich. Only because I would love to see his take on it.
                                  Or Steak De Burgo. Not likely he has ever heard of it, so again, love to see his version.
                                  I get a lot of ideas from Flay. Love to see him do some of the stuff that I do.

                                  1. chef chicklet RE: ipsedixit Jun 30, 2009 07:54 PM

                                    can I beg you for your fish dumplings and beef noodle soup. The soup is something I would crave. Really would love to have it. Do you have any photos by the way??? I love pictures. Just like a little kid...

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                                      strags RE: ipsedixit Jul 8, 2009 10:12 PM

                                      Although I would assume that all challengees on the show have requested to participate, and as such it's not a huge suprise when Mr. Flay shows up - the concept of the show (no matter how pre-scripted) always seemed incredibly obnoxious to me.

                                      Who does this guy think he is? I mean, the whole concept of a successful chef showing up unannounced and "throwing down" at little mom-and-pop restaurants seems rather mean. If I were a professional boxer, and I made an entire TV show where I showed up at the homes of random people, and punched them in the face, people would be horrified.

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                                        Bobfrmia RE: strags Jul 9, 2009 10:55 AM

                                        You're assumption that all challengees is likely wrong, as some of them were none to happy at first. The donut guy had a freakin temper tantrum. It was classic.
                                        If I'm a mom and pop place, and some judge is tasting my food, comparing it to the food of one of the most famous chef's in America, and says it'sa tough call, all during a 30 minute commercial for my place on The Food Network, I'd think I had died and gone to heaven.

                                      2. baldwinwood RE: ipsedixit Jul 9, 2009 11:22 AM

                                        I know its been done already, but i would CRUSH Bobby in a pulled pork throwdown. Than i would take Booby to my golf course and see if he faired any better their. Friends in the business that know Bobby all say the same thing, he s great person.

                                        1. alkapal RE: ipsedixit Jul 10, 2009 04:57 AM

                                          sour cream pound cake, recipe from my aunt mary.

                                          bobby would lose when he put pureed chipotles in the batter.**

                                          (but i'd love to meet him!).

                                          ** you know what, hounds, i absolutely KNOW that some of you just said to yourself, "hmmmm....chipotles in sour cream pound cake....maybe that *might* work...."


                                          1. Sam Fujisaka RE: ipsedixit Jul 10, 2009 05:51 AM

                                            Kamo nabe, pieds de mouton sauce remoulade, laab, cioppino, or tamales.

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                                              JungMann RE: Sam Fujisaka Jul 10, 2009 06:53 AM

                                              You've lived in so many tamale-loving nations, which kinds do you make?

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                                                Sam Fujisaka RE: JungMann Jul 10, 2009 07:39 AM

                                                Mexican, hands down. Chiapas style.

                                            2. haggisdragon RE: ipsedixit Jul 10, 2009 06:17 AM

                                              A game of beach volleyball, followed by an oyster eating contest.

                                              1. grampart RE: ipsedixit Jul 10, 2009 06:41 AM

                                                Pizza! He's already gotten his butt kicked once at this. I think I'd have a good chance at making it twice.

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                                                  hueyishere RE: ipsedixit Jun 29, 2010 10:07 PM


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                                                    runwestierun RE: ipsedixit Jun 29, 2010 11:21 PM

                                                    Sturgeon. That's right, baby, s.t.u.r.g.e.o.n If the husband and the boy don't quit catching them, I am going to have a sturgeous breakdown.

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                                                      Chris206 RE: runwestierun Jul 7, 2010 08:55 PM

                                                      My version of his Nacho burger

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                                                      FrankD RE: ipsedixit Jul 7, 2010 09:27 PM

                                                      Poutine, baby! He doesn't know how to make the fries properly, he'd probably try to use some fancy cheese that won't melt properly instead of plain old curds, and for sure he'd try to gussy up the gravy with cognac or something., since he apparently never leaves well enough alone.

                                                      The end result would be a mish-mash of competing flavours without the simple, unpretentious taste of a real poutine. If they had the throwdown anywhere in Quebec, he'd lose by a street.

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                                                        jarona RE: ipsedixit Jul 8, 2010 10:54 AM

                                                        I would challange him to sitting out in the sun to see which one of us with pasty white irish skin can burn faster. I would lose!

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