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A Flay recap, spitty beer, creative control and another create-a-flavor contest

Food Links | Compiled by Nathan Mattise

  • So Bobby Flay did an outdoor cooking demo at the NY State Fair last week… very unique experience. Flay himself was an absolute showman. He encouraged audience interaction (either just shouting out and he responded, or formal questions mostly asked by little children) and was quick with one-liners throughout.  The unique part was how captivated the audience was. They roared when NY ingredients were used, nodded in agreement when Flay gave a bit of cooking advice and swooned over every scent and visual presented. It wasn’t as if anyone was close to Flay’s kitchen (he was up on a stage like a concert). It caught me off guard that so many people would be engaged by a relatively passive activity they were largely removed from.  That’s an absolute testament to the lure of Flay.
  • … but I doubt she would sell me on this spit beer.
  • Finally, who doesn’t love new flavor contests? The newest one comes from Vitamin Water who challenges consumers to develop the next bottle label.

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Before Flay comes to ‘Cuse, ‘Cuse goes to him; CNY cookies; NPR’s Gay Ice Cream; Frank Bruni’s Goodbye

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  • Some ‘Cuse Cookies (Corso’s specifically) have been recognized as one of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S.

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Syracuse.com on local food blogger, Bourdain in Rochester, Flay in ‘Cuse and a different kind of summer burger.

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Blogger looks for the best in Central New York’s ‘unchained’ eateries: Web site is devoted to unique, locally owned food

The story is actually about a blogger who only started in May ’09…

What?!?

We’ve been on the web since March and there are plenty of Syracusebased foodies who were live on the web before that.  I had to comment on the story (Cuse3421) and try to represent the plethora of reading available. At the very least, the user comments double a nice “to visit” list for Diners Without Frosted Tips.

  • Finally, if you’re sick of plain ol’ burgers at the family BBQ, opt for these sweeter beef patties.

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