Thursday, August 20, 2009

22 New Food-spirations On A Stick

Well, my company had its first ever Food On A Stick contest (inspired by this post about our trip to the Minnesota State Fair last year) at our annual picnic and the results were outstanding! As you can see, it was a smorgasboard of gastronomic discovery and delight from savory to sweet creations, from skewers to edible sticks!

All of the entries were delicious and unique and we had to showcase each entry since they were so fabulous. We'll list them below by two categories while indicating the winners: sweet and savory!

The Savory Food On A Stick Entries

Winner for Best Savory: Bacon Wrapped Shrimp on a Stick with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Chicken with Green Curry on a Stick

Poked Ahi

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Mini-Scotch Eggs (hard-boiled quail eggs wrapped in sausage, rolled in breadcrumbs and fried)

Koolicles: These are Kool-Aid Pickles, a Southern tradition

The Sweet Food On A Stick Entries

Best Sweet on a Stick: White Chocolate Cheesecake with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Sauce

Most Creative: Cosmopolitan on a Stick ( it's Jell-o!)

Best Presentation: 24 karat carrot at the end of a stick chocolate truffles

Strawberry Shortcake on a Stick

Salted Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sticks

Crack Jack Cheesecake on a Stick

Cookies Pops: Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter, Buttermilk and Double Chocolate Chip with Cherry

Almond Chocolate Chip Brownies on a Stick

Caramelized Bananas in Chocolate

Frozen Yogurt Pie-sicles

Gingerbread Sticks

Swiss Lollies

Fruit Flowers

Sugar Daddies (edible sticks!)

Wabi Sabi Pocky

Congratulations to all of the participants! The event was a delicious success!