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GloucesterCast 12/1/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guests Toby Pett and Amandacakes

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GloucesterCast Taped 12/1/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guests Toby Pett and Amandacakes

Topics Include: Family Cookie Day, Turducken, ChromeCast, Downtown Gloucester Ladies Night, The Hive Gift Wrapping Service, Buoy Painting, Lobster Trap Tree, Rockland Maine’s Lobster Trap Spike, Favorite Gloucester Breakfasts, Sugar Mag’s, Lobster Land, Sailor Stans, Mamie’s Kitchen, Charlie’s Place, George’s Coffee Shop, Willow Rest, Best House Made Hash, West Indian Hash, Reader Subjects, Cruise Ships, Beauport Princess, Thanksgiving Dinner, Turkey Pot Pie, Sista Felicia On Cover Of Cape Ann Magazine, Mariposa, Lowell Peabody Call-Out, New GMG Technical Jackets, Manchester Athletic Club Holiday Fair

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HUGE REMATCH RESCHEDULED – Sugar Mags vs. Classic Cooks Tomorrow (Thursday) at 4pm

OK, you’ve waited patiently now for 4 weeks to see this epic rematch and tomorrow is the day — 4pm Stage Fort Park — weather looks great — and we have a special twist:  Thursday’s throwdown will help answer the question How does local seafood affect the health and diet of young people?  In addition to the pro judges (Lara Lepionka of Backyard Growers and Beacon Street Farm and Hallie Baker of Turtle Alley Chocolates) we’ll have 3 youth judges who will make sure the chefs’ creations are compatible with young people’s palates — a very tall order, indeed.  So bring your kids and get them to try the dishes too.

Here’s a video that Joey made of the last contest between these two culinary giants (check out the end of the video where Angela Sanfilippo tells you what to do with the head of a hake — delicious!)

And here’s the press release from Niaz Dorry of the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, who sponsors the throwdowns:

Seafood Throwdown Brings Unique Partnership to Farmers Market
Highlights Local Seafood in Healthcare Industry’s Purchasing Decisions

 Gloucester, MA – Seafood Throwdown, a unique cooking competition that highlights the importance of local seafood in restoring a healthy ocean ecosystem, is back at Cape Ann Farmers Market on Thursday, August 23, 2012 with a twist: focus of this Throwdown will be to highlight the role of local seafood in young people’s health and diet while showcasing the work underway to assist healthcare industry in shifting their buying practices to support locally caught seafood. The Cape Ann Farmers’ Market and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance have sponsored Seafood Throwdowns for the past four years to raise awareness about why “Who Fishes Matters.”

This Thursday’s event is a rematch between Classic Cooks and Sugar Mags. Last year’s Seafood Throwdown winner Julie Ann Geary of Classic Cooks Catering will be joined by Justin Grandin of The Happy Taco food truck. They will compete against 5 time winner Sugar Mags who will be featuring Lidia Sands and Sandro Carvalho with owner Missy Hart cheering from the sidelines … download the full press release PDF here.

After the throwdown, be sure to stay in town for a night of great music at 10 local venues.  See the full music lineup here.

Paul Morrison’s Warm Up Omelet At Passports

Paul sensing he was in for a long day of work helping erect the Lobster Trap Tree went all in on this omelet at Passports.

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I maintain that Passports has the best homefries in Gloucester. 

Some of my other favorite Gloucester breakfast’s

Crab Cakes Bene at Sugar Mag’s- my #1 Gloucester Breakfast

Best Homefries- Passports

Breakfast Boats- Georges Coffee Shop or Anadama French Toast

Sclafani’s Pizza at 9:00AM

Apple Cider Donuts –Willow Rest

Pleasant St Tea and Coffee Co Egg/Goat Cheese/Pest Croissant

Lone Gull Café Americano with a toasted sesame bagel

Cape Ann Coffee Egg/sausage croissant

Last Stop Variety Blueberry Muffins

Charlie’s Place Fried Dough

Ever Wonder What The Guts Of An Espresso Machine Look Like?

Well wonder no more.

While eating breakfast at Sugar Mag’s the service guy was pulling the machine apart.  Of course your boy Joey whipped it out (the camera that is) and snapped a shot for you.

I guess there really is something to the high price tags on these machines.  There are some serious parts in there behind all the polish.

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Chickity Check It!- The 2010 Best of North Shore Award Winners

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Many FOB’s (friends of the Blog) were winners in the prestigious North Shore magazine’s BONS Awards including-

Sugar Mags- Best Breakfast

The Farm Bar and Grille – Readers Choice Best Burger

Coveted Yarn- Best Arts and Crafts Readers Choice

To name a few. I haven’t had time to go through all the lists but there are many more local joints listed as winners. check for yourself-

Click on the links below to see the winners in each of the different categories below

BONS 2010 Categories

Dining

Entertainment and Nightlife

Kids

Service

Shopping

Congratulations Four Time Seafood Throwdown Champ Missy & Sugar Mags.

Dinner For Three Coming Right Up. It was a close battle separated by only 3 points but The CAGEY VETERAN MISSY LED SUGAR MAGS TO HER FOURTH WIN.

Missy and team mate member Lidiane Rodrigues Sands were victorious.

Lots of fun at the first Throwdown of the season. Everyone’s a winner!

Niaz Writes In-

Great event, great photos, and a great emcee!

Thanks Joey for taking the mike. Your kids were brilliant!

All of us at NAMA want to thank Missy & Ryan and their teams – Sugar Magnolia and Farm Bar & Grill – for being good sports and cooking up a storm all to make sure we effectively protect our fisheries and the fishermen whose lives depend on healthy oceans. We have at least three more Seafood Throwdowns planned for Gloucester and a bunch throughout the region (see list here: http://namanet.org/events). These events are allowing us to raise these issues in communities all over the region.

Thanks again to everyone involved. Especially Sandy Farrell, Cape Ann Farmers Market and of course, Goodmorninggloucester and Joey.

tentative menu items for the block party from sugar mags

lobster risotto w/ spring onions and sweet peas

filet mignon w/ masala mushroom sauce and sweet potato frittes
pecan crusted halibut w/ mashed potato
buttermilk fried chicken w/ country fried onion w/ yucca frittes or sweet potato frittes and pepper tomato
grilled veggie tapas w/ quinoa
sugarcane skewered diver scollops over mango/blackbean/avocado/corn salsa
apps
crab cake
coconut shrimp
chowder
house salad
gaspacho
desserts

blue-berry lemon pie

Seafood Throwdown Details From the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market

Seafood Throwdown at Cape Ann Farmers Market


Date:

Thursday, July 15, 2010 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Rogers Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Seafood Throwdowns were born at the Cape Ann Farmers Market two summers ago. This year, Seafood Throwdowns are back at the Farmers Market’s new location on Rogers Street.

Seafood Throwdown season returns to Gloucester this Thursday, July 15 starting at 4 p.m. at the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market new location on Rogers St. The reigning queen of the Throwdowns, Missy Hart and her Team Sugar Magnolias will once again defend her Throwdown title against Ryan Cox’s team from the Farm Bar and Grille in Essex. While new to the Seafood Throwdown, Ryan’s team is no stranger to competition and innovation as seen in their most recent event “The Farm at Sea” which was held on a boat.

Seafood Throwdowns are an opportunity learn more about our local seafood, local fishing fleet and fisheries related issues affecting our ocean, fishing economies and coastal food systems.  Chefs Hart and Cox will educate and entertain you with their skills as they show how to work with whole, fresh, and very local seafood. Chefs can bring three of their favorite ingredients and once they discover the secret seafood they will be using, they get $25 and 15 minutes to shop the Farmers’ Market for ingredients.  After their shopping spree, they have one hour to cook and present their entry for the judge’s consideration. This is a free event, open
to the public.  Tastings will be available for farmer’s market shoppers.

The event is a collaboration between the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Cape Ann Farmers Market, Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association and the Cape Ann Fresh Catch Community Supported Fishery (CSF).  It promises to be a fun, educational and community-driven activity designed to link the importance of locally caught seafood to the health and resilience of our ocean.

See you there!

Download the press release by clicking on this link.

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