This is an on-going series in which I engage with readers to choose a common theme, cook our own dishes relating to the theme, and share photos and insights, which are posted on GMTD.  It started as a one-on-one exchange between Number One Fan LJY and me, with others eventually joining (anyone is welcome to join).  With competition so fierce, the battles alway end in a perfect tie, everyone an equal winner.  Allez cuisine!

1. Chick Parm (2.050 Chicken Parmigiana with Black Olives and Spaghetti)

    • KH: Chicken Parmigiana with Black Olives and Spaghetti
    • LJY: Chicken Parmigiana-Provolone with Fusilli in Olive Oil & Garlic Sauce

2.  Saké Steak and Rice (2.056 Grilled Sake Steak with Curry-Corn Rice)

    • KH: Grilled Sake Steak with Curry-Corn Rice
    • LJY: Sake Flank Steak with Babirang Rice

3.  Shrimp (2.077 Linguine con Spinaci in Creamy Scampi Sauce with Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, and Shrimp)

    • KH: Linguine con Spinaci in Creamy Scampi Sauce with Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, and Shrimp,
    • LJY: Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti

4.  Lamb (12.014 Battle: Lamb!)

    • KH: Grilled Lamb Chops in Massaman Sauce with Saffron-Curry Rice and Potatoes
    • LJY: Pan-Grilled Lamb Chops Marinated in Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil, Thyme, Rosemary with Chimichurri Sauce

5.  Duck (12.026 Battle: Duck!)

    • KH (Sustainability Award): Pekish Duck
    • LJY (Essence Award): Duck Breasts in Red Wine & Tomato Reduction with Rosemary Garlic Fingerling Potatoes and Broccolini
    • GK (Achievement Award): Duck Jorim + Mallard Jorim + Duck Anglais + Mallard Anglais

6.  Blood (12.051 Battle: Blood!)

    • KH (Courage Award): Seonji Guk
    • LJY (Accessibility Award): Sundae Bokkeum
    • GK (Udda) Award): Blodpudding
    • NH (Haute Award): Pan-Fried Blood Pudding on Toast with Arugula and Apples + Dinuguan

7.  Chicken Cinquain (12.077 Battle: Chicken Cinquain!)

    • KH (Pragmatism Award): Thai Wings, Korean Breasts, Japanese Thighs, Filipino Legs, Chinese Bones
    • GK (Inspiration Award): Legs of Fire, Rosemary-Roasted Root Vegetables with Chicken Breasts, Chicken Drumsticks with Herbs and Garlic, Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Chick Stock, Yangnyeom Chicken Wings
    • MtG (Avante Garde Award): Nacho Tempura Chicken Tenderloin-Fried and Breast-Fried, Aspic (Meat Jelly) Using Chicken Stock, Grilled Chicken Legs Bacon and Potato Oven with Barbecue Sauce, Fried Chicken Thigh Cheese with Green Vegetables, Garlic Cola Wings
    • NH (Table d’Hôte Award): Classic Chicken Vegetable Soup, Chicken Mushroom Roulade with Squash Puree, Strawberry Spring Greens Salad, and Crispy Chicken Skin, Spicy Chicken Wings, Shish Tawook with Roasted Vegetables, Tavuk Gogsu

8. Comfort (12.135 Battle: Comfort!)

    • KH (Orphan Award): Ramyeon Royale
    • GK (Rags-to-Riches Award): Stuvade Makaroner med Falukorv
    • NH (Table d’Hôte Award): Pimple Soup, Sautéed Fiddleheads, Stir-Fried Eggs & Tomatoes, Bing with Veggies
    • LJY (Essence Award): Baeksuk + Kal Guksu
    • MtG (Oscar Mayer Award): Gimbab 12 Ways

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