Wednesday, 16 November 2011

WWWWWW #51 - Mahalo Tristan Blash

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:

This week we are looking at Mahalo, a website to, well, learn how to do stuff. More importantly, we are looking at Tristan Blash:

Tirstan is one of Mahalo's cooking experts:

"Tristan Blash is a chef and teacher at the San Diego branch of Hipcooks, a hands-on culinary school for adults. A graduate of Colorado University-Boulder, Blash has been a caterer and event planner in Scotland, New York City and Oregon. Blash left the food industry for a while to become a nutrition teacher, but she returned because she said she was "not able to keep her hands or brain off of food.""

She is also really into chicken wings. Go to the link on her name up above and you will see a ton of wing recipes that are simple to do. I started off excited, then came across some serious errors, which I will get to, but overall she is a great wing resource.

First off, she will totally teach you How to Brine Chicken Wings.

Want to bake chicken wings? Here's "How to Make the Best Baked Chicken Wings Ever"

Then I watched this video, and my Spidey-sense started tingling. "How to Make Classic Buffalo Hot Sauce for Chicken Wings." OK the sauce is pretty close - the addition of pepper and garlic powder is forgivable.

But then I saw "How to Make Restaurant Style Buffalo Chicken Wings" and I was like no. These look like well made 'Hot Wings', but Buffalo wings are NEVER tossed in flour with a load of ingredients. Deep fry right, sauce is soo close, but the chicken is never dusted or breaded.

And if you aren't using all your chicken, Tristan teaches you "How to Store Leftover Chicken Wings."

So check out Tristan's videos (there's lots). I can forgive her for the "Buffalo Wing' snafu for her simple but effective videos. While the videos are almost (almost) unintentionally funny (like how some internet cooks are sad to watch like those on infomercials who aren't quite comfortable) but she isn't so pretentious like tv chef's who ooh and ahh about their own dishes. She's down to Earth, clear and she seems to like wings. That's a good combo to me.

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