Last week, a few local food bloggers spent the evening cooking with the guys behind SORTEDFood. The British quartet behind the food and recipe-sharing site are currently on the U.S. leg of their #LostandHungry tour that includes hopping from city to city, tasting some of the best specialties in that region. NBC’s The TODAY Show is a partner along the ride, sharing videos and interviews from the road. While they were here, Erika behind Not Ketchup hosted a meet-up and dinner party at her home. A select few of us uploaded recipes to the SORTEDFood website, and a crowed of folks packed into the kitchen for an all hands on deck kitchen experience.
With so many cooks in the kitchen, I’m not surprised that we cooked several dishes in just a couple of hours, including Jennifer’s (KitchyCooking) Chocolate Port Cake. Just behind me, Lana (Bibberche) prepped her Serbian Potato Salad, and to my left Emily (Gluten-Free with Emily) went to town on her Strawberry Salsa. Erika’s son lent a hand, or rather two, as he stripped fragrant stems of oregano at the counter, then moved over to the stove to stir a pan full of garlic, onions, fennel and tomatoes. I decided to make Garides Saganaki for the occasion. You can’t go wrong with tender, sweet shrimp, kalamata olives and an abundance of feta cheese.
Thanks to Freza Palermo for taking so many great photos during the night, and thanks to SORTEDFood for inviting me to join the party. We’ll see where the #LostandHungry tour takes them! For now, check out their recap of the night, and follow their blog for upcoming events.
Disclaimer: I was invited to participate in this event. All opinions are my own.