From the Team

#WhatsInYourFood Contest Winners + Insider Food Tips

December 3, 2014

#WhatsInYourFood Contest Winners

This past holiday weekend, we asked Foodstanders to share what ingredients were gracing their Thanksgiving tables. The winning Foodstanders were those who tagged the most ingredients across all posts, because good food starts with celebrating what’s in it. Enjoy!

First Place Foodstander: Paola (@Mokalocks)

Our favorites of what’s in Paola’s food: Apple, Fig, Apricot, Eggplants, Lime, Banana

Signature Dish: Peruvian Shrimp Soup
“I learned to make the Peruvian shrimp soup in one of the first cooking classes I took about ten years ago. This soup is rich and creamy, and for me evokes childhood memories.”

Food Tip: Dutch Foraging Website
“A few months ago, I found this site which shows you where you can forage within the Netherlands. That’s how I found a small street in the middle of Amsterdam where you can pick chestnuts. See my Foodstand post where I’ve roasted them with brown butter and thyme!”

– Paola

Second Place Foodstander: Shannon (@shannonvittoria)

Our favorites of what’s in Shannon’s food: Brussels Sprouts, Lamb, Rosemary

Signature Dish: Cranberry Chutney
“I discovered this recipe for a savory cranberry sauce a few years ago, and it has become a staple of my thanksgiving table. This year, I found fresh cranberries at the 77th street Greenmarket in NYC and combined them with sugar, cider vinegar, shallots, ginger, salt, pepper, and orange zest. The best part: the leftovers!” 

Food Tip: Simple Ingredients
“The Sunday before Thanksgiving, I made my way to the 77th Street Greenmarket in search of fall produce. Brussels Sprouts abounded. I did a simple roast: olive oil, salt and pepper, and added a little lemon juice prior to serving.”

 – Shannon

Third Place Foodstander: Alison (@foodbymars)

Our favorites of what’s in Alison’s food: Artichokes, Carrots, Lentils, Pecans, Dates

Signature Dish: Lentil Soup
“This soup has been my go-to for years now because it’s quick, easy and super healthy yet flavorful. My mother-in-law taught me how to make it and I’ve since added my own spin on it. I made it this weekend to recover from the enormous Thanksgiving feast!”

Food Tip: Shop Seasonally
“My tip when shopping for ingredients is to favor what’s in season when looking for produce. Organic can get expensive, so carry a list of the “dirty dozen” with you, so you know what’s recommended to be bought organic and what doesn’t need to be. And of course, local or as close to you makes a huge difference!”

– Alison

We hope you had a fabulous food holiday. We look forward to seeing your Foodstand finds and helping people discover what’s in their food!

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