I Met #SquashBird ! – Thank You @AllRecipes
Do you know who Squash Bird is? I guess that all really depends on when you ask. You see, Squash Bird can be many different characters. I’ve seen flying Squash Bird, hippie Squash Bird, Picasso Squash Bird, Squash Bird playing, Squash Bird flirting… you name it, I’ve seen it. I’ve come to really love Squash Bird. I even invited Squash Bird to my house to celebrate the 4th of July!
So how did Squash Bird come about? How did this cute little veggie bird begin gracing tables across the country? And how did he even get his own sign??? Thanks to AllRecipes.com and the amazing Chef John from Food Wishes, I got to hear the whole thing first hand. The story is just about as hilarious as the bird itself… and I know I can’t even begin to do it justice… Good thing Chef John has the whole, mostly true Squash Bird story on Food Wishes.
AllRecipes.com is an AMAZING resource for recipes, cooking tips… you name it. While attending BlogHer Food in Seattle, I was SO excited to receive an invite to their party following the conference. We had a tour of the AllRecipe’s headquarters, sampled some DELICIOUS baked goods from some of Seattle’s hot spots, and best of all, got to make our own Squash Birds! II was pretty impressed by the offices at AllRecipes. Did you know that AllRecipes is a WORLDWIDE service? Right now they’ve got hubs on 5 of the 7 continents? I had no idea! One other cool AllRecipes fact – Chicken is almost ALWAYS the #1 searched ingredient/recipe on the site. Good thing it’s not yellow squash! Then we might have a Squash Bird shortage!
I never thought I would be doing food art… and DEFINITELY never thought I would be using my own food art to decorate my table for a holiday. The 4th of July was just the beginning… I’m gearing up for a Squash Bird Themed Thanksgiving! Thanks AllRecipes and Chef John. I loved it!
For more on Squash Bird, check out Chef John’s recap of the BlogHer Food event.
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