Wednesday, 6 October 2010

WWWWWW #30 - Choosy Beggars

Yes, World Wide Web Wacky Wing Wednesday. WWWWWW. This is where I will surf the Web, and find other people talking about chicken wings. The world is full of chicken wing stories, wacky and otherwise. Recipes, restaurant reviews, eating contests or whatever. Today's Blog relating to wings in some shape or form:

What happens when you have a humerous couple team blogging about cooking awesome food? Well you get Choosy Beggars. I like this summation from their blog: "They’re like superheroes, but with fewer shot-dead parental figures and a better appreciation of pomegranate molasses."

Tina and Mike do a great job taking us on their culinary adventures. All sorts of great recipes. But what brought me to this foodie duo is their post series, Pub Night. Pub night is where they recreate, and often improve on, Canadian pub food favourites.

The post that caught my attention was of course chicken wings. But they didn't just do chicken wings, they did Sticky Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings. The discussion about the wings is great because they talk about things like:  "So here’s the thing about baked chicken wings:  they’re not crispy.  You know that recipe that says “Crispy Baked Chicken Wings”?  It was written by a liar." So true. Throughout the blog and in particular the wing article, conversations of of heat, what is hot, hot sauce etc come up, and not only is it funny, it's true too.

How about having Buffalo Wing Macaroni on Pub Night? I say yes, because of the philosophy that goes into a dish like this:

"For years I was convinced that home made mac’n'cheese was abhorrent, because it generally fell into one of three major faux pas:

1. Bland and flavorless. The pasta was beige, the sauce was beige, and the very flavor itself was just…beige.
2. Greasy noodles twisted away in oleaginous torment. The sauce had separated and congealed, with each bite coating your oily lips in an insidious film.
3. Dry and dense. Mac’n'cheese should be eaten with a fork, not a fork and a knife."

What other wing related items do Mike and Tina make? What about homemade Buffalo Chicken Sausages? Like, made from scratch with step by step instructions? This really made me want to get a sausage maker and start making my own!

And what Pub Night wouldn't be completed without Deep Fried Pickles Piri Piri Breaded Pickle Spears with Buttermilk Dill Dipping Sauce? Love me some pickle spears, and boy did these look good.

So if your looking for a laugh, some great food photos, and awesome recipes, check out Choosy Beggars. Do it. Now. You won't regret it.


indianguy said...

Yes? Hi! The baking of the wings can be the super crispy even almost more than the frying. If you cant make the crispy baked wing then you have the super dumb.

Lord of the Wings said...

@indianguy - I have to disagre: baking just can't reproduce the same level of crispiness as deep frying. Not saying they can't be good, but not the same.