Episode 1: Avocado
Every month we’re giving two cooks in the Gourmet Test Kitchen an ingredient and asking them to create two dishes each—one savory (see video at left) and one sweet. You vote to determine who wins.
In this first challenge, MAGGIE RUGGIERO clinched the title with a spicy, rich snack of avocado and fried eggs on shrimp toast and a truly original dessert: avocado marshmallows. Check out her recipes below, along with the stiff competition she faced from Ian Knauer.
And stay tuned to see what our cooks are doing this month with one of America’s most common condiments.