SMP Craft
17 Apr

Calling All Avocado Lovers

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Hear ye, hear ye, fellow guacamole lovers! Do you make mind-blowing guacamole? Then why don’t you put your guac to the test and enter Nachos NY‘s 5th annual Guactacular? On Sunday, May 5 from 2 to 9p.m., at the Bell House in Brooklyn, this epic guacamole showdown will take place. Home cooks will be competing in the afternoon, while food industry pros face off at night. Do you think you’ve got what it takes? Then enter to achieve guacamole greatness by emailing rachel@nachosny.com with the subject line “Guactacular Competitor” to join.

If mashing avocados isn’t your thing, but eating delicious, creamy guacamole is, then buy your tickets here to take part in the festivities and to fill your bellies full of yummy. The Coolhaus truck will be there during the afternoon session selling their insanely-good ice cream sandwiches, and Mexicue will be slinging their tacos and sliders at night. The Sporkful will also be present, covering the day’s festivities for their weekly podcast.

Have I made you hungry? If you want to guac out in the comfort of your own home, then check out our new book from the founders of Nachos NY and the Guactacular, Lee Frank and Rachel Anderson. In Ultimate Nachos there are over 80 recipes for nachos, guacamole, salsas, queso, cocktails, and more. With this book, you can seriously eat nachos for every meal of the day with dishes like Sunny Side Nachos, Nachos with Lamb and Black Bean Chili, and Nachos Panna Cotta! The best part: former Guactacular-winning recipes are featured in the book. So you can try your hand at Ricotta and Red Onion Guacamole or Ginger Guacamole with Vegan Sriracha Mayonnaise. You know you want to!

(click on cover to pre-order your copy)

(click on cover to pre-order your copy)

I'm an assistant editor at St. Martin's Press. I caught the crafting bug when I was little and I wouldn't let my parents leave the store without buying me a crafting kit---any crafting kit! I wove baskets, folded origami, made jewelry, and painted glass. I'm an avid, but impatient knitter, so I'm always choosing projects that I can finish over a weekend. I also love to cook and bake. When I'm not working in the office working on craft books, my weekend consists of , well...making something with my hands. I'm usually scouring whatever's fresh at the farmer's market or food co-op, trying out new recipes, and working on my latest craft project.

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