Thursday, June 25, 2009

Buitoni Contest


A couple months ago I participated in a contest put on by Foodbuzz and Buitoni pasta to develop a new pasta sauce for their new Riserva line of pastas. I'm not much of a contest-entering kind of person - I have a perfect score of zero in the competitiveness slot in my personality. However, when I saw the grand prize was a set of brand new pots and pans, I decided that the worst thing that could happen was not winning. A novel concept, eh?

In any event, I entered this recipe: Wild Mushroom Agnolotti with a Cognac Cream Sauce and Baby Pea Shoots.

I didn't win - that honor is reserved for Taste With the Eyes and the lovely recipe for Wild Mushroom Agnolotti with Veal, Portobello, Fried Sage and a Pinot Noir Cream Sauce.

I did however place as one of the runner-ups, which won me the sweet-ass colander you see above and enough pasta swag to keep me and the mister carb-loading until next year.

A complete list of the runner-ups is located at Foodbuzz. I recommend checking out the other recipes that placed, they all sound quite tasty.

Thanks to Foodbuzz and Buitoni for giving me the opportunity to participate - and thanks for the cool stuff. I'm not big on buying premade foods, but that Mushroom Agnolotti is good. I'll be stuffing myself on that for the next few months...

3 comments:

Kristin @ Going Country said...

Yay for you! That is an awfully pretty colander. My colander is starting to rust, so I think I should start looking for a replacement.

Sweet Bird's MiL said...

Cognac cream sauce... how did you not win? Sigh. It's a win in my book. Love the colander.

Suzie said...

Wow, you are so talented, you never said anything about this when I saw you in Florida. You have always had knack for creating wonderfully delicious food, although my palette is still developing a taste for mushrooms, I'll bet this would be delicious. Way to go my little bird. Congratulations.