Flapper Food came, tofu-fied and flapper-fied...and received a prize for my recipe "MR. T-Ramisu (T Stands for TOFU, Fool!)" at the 2009 TOFU TAKEDOWN at the Highline Ballroom in NYC.
I had a fantastic time yesterday, and walked home with the "Best Texture" Award YEE-HAW!! The judges (Cathy Erway and Ariko Moorman) announced that it was "so light and fluffy, you couldn't even tell there was tofu in it." MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
THE VILLAGE VOICE COVERED IT!
TIME OUT NY COVERED IT!
CLICK HERE FOR MY OFFICIAL TIRAMISU RECIPE!
METROMIX COVERED IT!
Here is a dramatic, Oscar night-esque acceptance speech in blog form. ;)
"First...I want to thank God and all the little animals and flowers.... I want to thank Julia Child, Sting, and Mr. Rogers...ok ok...
FOR REAL: I want to thank Matt Timms, the host and founder of the Takedown, for being so amazingly responsive and cool and friendly! I also want to thank my nephews Tom Callahan and Tony Spoto. Tom designed the Flapper Food business card, Tony designed the Mr. T sign, and they both have been invaluable sources of support and answers for all things Flapper Food design and technology. Some amazing talent in the family--love you guys! Thanks also to my brother Ron of B2B Printing for printing up some gorgeous cards for me. Thanks bro! And of course huge thanks to my ever-supportive husband-to-be, Brad, for eating taste after taste of tofu for weeks, even when he wasn't hungry. You are a sexy guinea pig and I love you."
[bring in the orchestra and drag me off the stage...go to commercial.]
Here is a photo summary of the fun!