Monday, 25 July 2016

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

WWWWWW #81 - Pokemon & Wings


World Wide Web Wacky Wing Wednesday. #lotwWWWWWW. 
Exploring chicken wing culture on the internet every Wednesday.


This Week:

Pokemon |




I do not play Pokemon. I have not watched the show. I have not played the card game. I have not played the video games. But there is no denying the phenomenon that has been Pokemon Go. It has only been out for like 2 weeks, but a day does not go by where I watch people stumble in the streets, run in packs, or sit at lunch and get some Pokemon. I watched a 40 year old man hold up a line at Costco as he tried to capture one on the conveyor at the check-out.

That being said, there is at least one thing that links chicken wings and Pokemon; the slogan. "Gotta Catch'em all!" - that's how I feel about chicken wings. But surely there's more of connection?



JessicaFreaxx | She's a young artist on Deviant Art and she created the above photo:

"I know this isn't art related, but I thought it was hilarious. I went out to get wings earlier today and one of them looked like charmander so I took a picture of it." 
I think it's awesome.


Pokemon champions also like to eat wings:



xRazeOvation |  This Pokemon player was trying the hottest wings on the menu during the VGC Worlds event in 2014. He survived, but barely.



There are also a bunch of homemade Pokemon chicken wing cards:





My Pokemon Card |  A site dedicated to helping you create your own Pokemon Card. Look I even created my own:




Ha ha ha - I have no idea what any of that means, I just clicked on numbers.

So are you a Pokemonist? A Trainer? Are you engulfed with Pokemon Go AND eating wings? 

Monday, 18 July 2016

LOTW Meme Monday Drake Hot Wing Bling



    You used to call me out on wing night . . .

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

WWWWWW #80 - Bigs Sunflower Seeds


World Wide Web Wacky Wing Wednesday. #lotwWWWWWW. 
Exploring chicken wing culture on the internet every Wednesday


This Week:


Bigs Sunflower Seeds: "Do You Believe Life's Too Short To Not Go Bigs?"


I will admit, when I think of sunflower seeds, I don't think Buffalo wings. But Bigs does. Bigs is an American sunflower and pumpkin seed company with an 'x-treme' approach. You don't just buy and eat the seeds, you are part of a larger community:

"When you choose BIGS, you join a tribe. A clan of fun-loving seeders that share a common belief: YOU SHOULDN'T COMPROMISE ON FLAVOR. EVER."

So of course, they have a buffalo wing themed sunflower seed:





"When you’re whipping up a batch of wings for the big game, you know Frank’s® Redhot® Sauce is your only choice. At BIGS®, we agree. Frank’s spicy but flavorful Redhot Sauce makes every Buffalo Wing seed pack a powerful punch of heat. So go ahead and pop one (or twenty) in your mouth and feel the signature buffalo burn."

I haven't had them, so I can't comment. Have you? Do they taste like Buffalo Wings? Let me know!

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

WWWWWW #79 ~ Zazzle


World Wide Web Wacky Wing Wednesday. #lotwWWWWWW. 
Exploring chicken wing culture on the internet every Wednesday.



This week:


Zazzle: Online Retailer

Zazzle is an "online marketplace" for various products and designs. "At Zazzle, The Make Engine™, we believe that dreams should be indulged, ideas explored, and inner creators set free. Our mission is to give anyone, anywhere the power to make anything imaginable."


Oh ya? Can you make a chicken wing cell phone cover?



Ah, you can.



Ok that looks pretty tasty.

Oh you can do a rooster too eh?



Zazzle carries these Iphone covers in a variety of wings colours and styles and they range from about $40-$70, which seems steep from me. But then again, I don't have an Iphone.

Would you use one of these? Is that a fair price point? Should there be a Lord of the Wing phone cover?



DOUBLE SRIRACHA WINGS


Two is better than one right?



Double Dare was a great game show...


Doublemint was a great gum...


And Double Dragon was an awesome video game.



So I headed into the LOTW Test Kitchen to come up with a new wing recipe with that in mind. I was in the mood for a spicy wing that had some flavour, but was different than your typical Buffalo wing. I looked in the fridge, and I saw Sriracha sauce. Then I looked into the spice cabinet . . . more sriracha. That is how Double Sriracha Wings were born.



INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb of fresh wings
  • 2-3 teaspoons of sriracha powder
SAUCE
  • butter/margarine
  • 3 tsp of buffalo sauce powder
  • 2-3 dashes of vinegar
  • 3 healthy squirts of sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp of honey

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Deep fry wings.
  2. While wings are frying, melt butter in sauce pan on medium-low. Stir in remaining ingredients until well mixed.
  3. Drain wings, toss in sriracha seasoning, then toss in sauce mixture.
  4. Eat immediately; enjoy!



The last time I was in the USA back in December, I picked up a bottle of Sriracha seasoning. Do you know where? No not the grocery store, or even a kitchen store. Burlington Coat Factory. Go figure. Anyway, this is a great little spice seasoning for all sorts of dishes.


Also on my spice list, I had a bag of Buffalo Style Chicken & Wing Sauce Mix I had picked up at Bulk Barn. This seemed like a great time to try it.


I melted a bunch of margarine (I don't know how much, I just eye balled it), then tossed in the buffalo sauce mix. I added a bit of vinegar and stirred. The mix was great, but the sauce was really salty, so I added some honey to sweeten things up. Oh and I added a bunch of sriracha (Huy Fong rooster brand of course). This sauce is very smooth, buttery and just that nice warm heat that sriracha brings.


I was lazy and left my fresh wings from the butcher shop whole when I deep fried. After draining the oil, I hit them up with the dry sriracha seasoning. These wings came out crispy and golden and were looking good.

I should mention I double fry my wings; I put them in for about 8-10 minutes at 315 in the deep fryer, let them rest, then fry them again at 350 for about 5 minutes. I find this helps cook the inside, but the second frying makes for perfectly crispy skin afterwards.


Here is the wing just fried and spiced on its own. This was a good dry wing on its own with a salty sriracha-ish flavour. I ate part of it and thought this was good. But I was looking for great. I was looking for double sriracha.


The sauce, that's where these wings were at. The sauce.


Toss toss toss and we have magic. Ya that wing on the right looks good, but doesn't the more than double wings on the right seem 2x as good? Yes, yes they do.


These wings were right on. Crispy, saucy and a nice heat. It had that hint of Buffalo style sauce, but the added sriracha that has heat, but a warming heat not a sting or burn. There were layers of flavour and I was just pleased as punch.



Or just very hungry. And now I want to play Double Dragon. Ok I'm going to finish these Double Sriracha Wings and play some Double Dragon.


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

WWWWWW #78 - The Rose of Jericho


World Wide Web Wacky Wing Wednesday. #lotwWWWWWW. 
Exploring chicken wing culture on the internet every Wednesday.


This Week:


The Rose of Jericho: Voodoo, Hoodoo & Other Wonderful Things


Have you ever been eating chicken wings, and when you are done have a ton of bones leftover and your like, what can I do with those bones? Have you ever considered, fortune telling?


According to the Rose of Jericho, you can! To "cast the bones" or more accurately, sortilege, this is what you need to do:

"The sortilege method I'm going to be using here for demonstration purposes is very much a watered down version of the sortilege system I normally use and will only consist of 13 objects: 5 chicken bones, 4 coloured dice and 4 cowries.
But, its still workable and lots of fun if you want to give it a go.
You will need:
a wing bone, 2 leg bones, a broken wing bone and a rib bone all taken from a chicken. Red, green, white and black 6 sided spot dice. 4 cowrie shells"
Also, don't forget your fortune telling cards.

Check out ROJ's specific page "21 Card Gypsy Spread and Bone Casting: Part 2, Casting The Bones...." for more information on what to do, how to read the responses etc.

Now, if only I could use these to find out the next amazing wings I'm going to have . . .


Monday, 27 June 2016

LOTW Meme Mondays #1: Lord of the Wings


Who doesn't love a good meme? I know I sure do. And who knew there were so many chicken wing themed meme's out there. For our first meme, I thought it was appropriate to not only the first chicken wing meme in history, but also one that came out near the beginning of this blog, Lord of the Wings:


I don't know who created it, but Frodo holding a bucket of chicken playing on the name Lord of the Rings, was simple, but brilliant. It ushered in a new era of food pun memes across the internet and spawned its own meme influence:



 Did you know there is a pokemon card?



A fake movie poster?




This Florida State res event (which sounds awesome!)




This wing eating contest in Sacramento.





 This confusing meme ( 1 Dominos does not have great wings, and they are not grilled - wtf?)


My Precious !!!