congrats to Karen Indellicati Rittinger for winning the 6th spot on the judges panel for the fried chicken throwdown next week! here is her winning response to "why i should be a FCTD judge."
WHY I SHOULD BE A FCTD JUDGE
TOP TEN LIST
10. My palate has enjoyed the sophistication of foie gras at Lucas Carton in Paris to fried chicken at Hodaks in St. Louis.
9. Ten years of prescribed Lipitor is not the result of eating boiled, baked or braised chicken.
8. Never allowing the annual fryer butchering event on my grandparent’s farm to deter my taste for fried chicken even after wringing necks, opening the gizzards to determine the fowls’ last meals, plucking feathers and singeing the naked bird over a flame.
7. Good fried chicken is like the man in my life……..always satisfying.
6. My family’s fried chicken got me a wedding proposal, a 2.5 carat diamond and 17 years of good marriage (There’s truth in that old saying that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”).
5. My grandmother fried enough chicken in her kitchen on a 100 degree Texas summer day with no air conditioning to feed children, grandchildren, a few neighbors and the field hands.
4. Zone‘d Erotica has never sold anything as satisfying as my family’s fried chicken.
3. I taught my Yankee cousins that Emily Post does not criticize if you eat southern fried chicken with your fingers.
2. I can proudly say that fried chicken has helped me reach a weight of ***.
And the number 1 reason that I should be a FCTD judge is because:
1. I can fry chicken just like my mother and grandmother!
***Will disclose if selected as a FCTD judge
karen, of course we won't ask you to disclose your weight. because then i might feel the need to share mine and that would just be TMI. congrats!