So what are we cooking? Judging by the winning recipes, we like our food spicy (sweet and spicy horseradish dressing), starchy (ricotta and chive gnocchi), and sweet (rhubarb curd shortbread). Vegetables (absurdly addictive asparagus) and meats (meatloaf with blackberry barbecue sauce) are scattered about here and there when necessary.
If you missed out this year, another book will soon be in the works. In the meantime, the recipe contests will continue for another eight weeks (follow the blog for details) with $100 gift certificates to Whole Foods as the weekly prize bait (the overall winner gets $1,000), as well as Oxo goodies. Remember: spicy, starchy, sweet.