Foodie Holidaze: Revamping Classic Holiday Recipes for the Food Conscious
Favorite holiday snacks, family food traditions. We all have them.
When the holidays roll around it’s all of a sudden appropriate to eat things like cheese balls and jello salads with marshmallows. Problem: you’re afraid your foodie friends will hate you if you make something that has at least one ingredient that comes in a box or out of a can, but you can’t bring a complicated dish to the family reunion, because you’ll alienate your more middle American family. What’s a food lover that can’t eat enough kale but feels a familial duty to the Uncle who thinks ketchup is a vegetable to do?
At Foodie Underground we’re launching our Foodie Holidaze series to do just that. We’ll be taking classic holiday recipes and sassing them up a bit so that you can make something that your food snob friends will approve of but that won’t alienate your family, Republican or otherwise. Think Betty Crocker with artisan sea salt.
But wait, there’s more…
The holiday season has put us in a giving spirit.
Send us your favorite holiday guilty snack pleasure – we love green bean casserole too, don’t worry – and we’ll pick one to revamp, foodie style. The winning dish will win a $70 gift certificate from our good friends at Horny Toad and a handmade Laura Cooke Ceramics coffee mug (with an animal print of your choice). Email your suggestions to info[at]foodieunderground[dot]com or use #foodieholidaze on Twitter.
Image: Dyanna Hyde
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