The inaugural Salon Kitchen Challenge

A game of skill and chance -- and maybe mashed potato sculpture

Topics: Thanksgiving, Kitchen Challenge, Food,

The inaugural Salon Kitchen Challenge(Credit: Unspecified)


Every week, your challenge is to create an eye-opening dish within our capricious themes and parameters. Blog your submission on Open Salon by Monday morning — with photos and your story behind the dish — and we’ll republish the winners on Salon on Tuesday. (It takes only 30 seconds to start a blog, but be sure to tag your post skc thanksgiving.) And yes, mashed potato sculpture counts as a dish. Emphatically.

The Inaugural Challenge

We’re thrilled to be launching the good ship Salon Food right into the gravy sea of Thanksgiving.

So, this week, after the feasting and the football, open up that fridge and celebrate with us! Forget the couch-surfing turkey sandwich and knock out something shiny and new using your Thanksgiving leftovers.

Bonus points for: Anything involving champagne

Minus points for: References to the Titanic

Scoring and winning

Scores will be very scientific, given for creativity, execution, appealing photos, interesting stories behind your submissions, and touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Francis Lam is Features Editor at Gilt Taste, provides color commentary for the Cooking Channel show Food(ography), and tweets at @francis_lam.

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