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Alexa RnQ
03-17-2011, 06:54 PM
1. Parsley.




The End.




There. That's been eating at me for a while. :tsk:

Ron_L
03-17-2011, 06:57 PM
^^^^What Diva said... :becky:

The_Kapn
03-17-2011, 07:03 PM
Can you spell "FBA" ?? :-D

Or, any of the other bodies that do not use garnish (I think that is all of them except KCBS) :-D

TIM

Alexa RnQ
03-17-2011, 07:08 PM
I like garnish just fine. I appreciate the skill involved in making crappy little vegetables sit still and look nice.

What I HATE is that there IS NO FREAKING NICE PARSLEY IN THE KNOWN WORLD.

If there is, whichever of your bastiges is hoarding it had better fess up, because wherever it is, it couldn't be much farther than I drove around today. :mad::mad::mad:

Dale P
03-17-2011, 07:10 PM
I love chicken with a side of parsley. Delicious!

Bourbon Barrel BBQ
03-17-2011, 07:18 PM
I like garnish just fine. I appreciate the skill involved in making crappy little vegetables sit still and look nice.

What I HATE is that there IS NO FREAKING NICE PARSLEY IN THE KNOWN WORLD.

If there is, whichever of your bastiges is hoarding it had better fess up, because wherever it is, it couldn't be much farther than I drove around today. :mad::mad::mad:

I work for a large grocery chain. I have to tell them to send extra cases to my store so I can pick through them to find half way decent bunches.

AZScott
03-17-2011, 07:21 PM
Check out Whole Foods. We've had really good luck getting parsley there.

Dallas Dan
03-17-2011, 07:28 PM
We grow our own parsley. It's very easy. :becky:

huminie
03-17-2011, 07:33 PM
My wife has established a good rapport with the produce guy at our local grocery store. He will pull out all the cases he has and let her cherry pick through them when she needs to. She also knows exactly which other stores carry half decent parsley as a back up. Yes, it is a lot of effort for a "meat contest", but it is how the game is played.

Oh, and KCBS should replace chicken with tri-tip. Who really eats chicken anyway?

Alexa RnQ
03-17-2011, 07:45 PM
Check out Whole Foods. We've had really good luck getting parsley there.

Tatum&Shea and Scottsdale/Mayo have been hit and miss. I had an Albertson's (!) for a while that bought from one particular grower, but that vein ran dry last fall.

I don't think there's a produce manager in this town that I haven't given a cleavage shot while bending over a parsley case. Clearly, it's not helping. :doh:

JD McGee
03-17-2011, 08:02 PM
I like parsley...my wife uses it all the time in her recipes! We never touch the stuff for comps though...:cool:

Mister Bob
03-17-2011, 08:14 PM
I keep lobbying for Astroturf, but nobody's listening...

Lake Dogs
03-17-2011, 08:18 PM
Oh, c'mon now. They're both SO related to barbecue! How can you hate them?....

*ZAP*

luckyduk
03-17-2011, 08:45 PM
I like garnish just fine. I appreciate the skill involved in making crappy little vegetables sit still and look nice.

What I HATE is that there IS NO FREAKING NICE PARSLEY IN THE KNOWN WORLD.

If there is, whichever of your bastiges is hoarding it had better fess up, because wherever it is, it couldn't be much farther than I drove around today. :mad::mad::mad:

Do you also notice that whenever you are in the grocery store they have 4-6 bunches of the best looking stuff you have ever seen.........WEEKS AWAY FROM A COMP :mad2:

And when you go the week of a contest it looks like the stuff has been there a month or so!!

Ford
03-17-2011, 09:08 PM
Restaurant Depot in Tampa - case for 19.75 great quality - 60 bunches.

And I hate making parsley boxes but not as much as trimming chicken. And making an FBA box is tough. One little sauce mark loses a half or full point on appearance. Was so excited when I had a couple of 10's and no 8.5's. It's real tough to make a chicken box unless you use chopped and keeping ribs from moving is even more fun. That's why an hour between boxes, takes 30 minutes to get over being so PO'd.

sitnfat
03-17-2011, 09:32 PM
Parsley is easy I do it all on Friday. Takes maybe an hour what I hate the most is tryin to get up at 3 after drinking till 1!!!:crazy:

Bigmista
03-17-2011, 09:42 PM
I don't think there's a produce manager in this town that I haven't given a cleavage shot while bending over a parsley case. Clearly, it's not helping. :doh:

May I suggest going to stores with male produce managers?

Butcher BBQ
03-17-2011, 09:52 PM
The one thing I hate more than chicken is next week when the chicken comes up again.:doh:

huminie
03-17-2011, 10:12 PM
I don't think there's a produce manager in this town that I haven't given a cleavage shot while bending over a parsley case. Clearly, it's not helping. :doh:

Every time I bend over, I give a cleavage shot too....not the same type of cleavage and it has NEVER, EVER helped me for anything! :shock:

worthsmokin
03-17-2011, 11:00 PM
We grow our own parsley. It's very easy. :becky:
Same here, real full bushy stuff!!!:-D

Sylvie
03-18-2011, 12:20 AM
After checking parsley at my local farmers market, Pavillions, Marina market, Ralphs and Sprouts, I finally found some gorgeous bunches at of all places Restaurant Depot.

Big George's BBQ
03-18-2011, 08:16 AM
Parsley

timzcardz
03-18-2011, 08:44 AM
Things I Hate Worse Than Chicken?

How about threads based on hating chicken! :-P

SmokeInDaEye
03-18-2011, 09:31 AM
I keep lobbying for Astroturf, but nobody's listening...

Or green styrofoam boxes.

RedPig
03-18-2011, 09:39 AM
I feel the pain here. I have ran all over town looking for fresh and good looking parsley. I've never tried it, but I hear hydrogen peroxide helps green and liven it up. I also keep it cold and moist at a comp. Another thing I do is buy way more than I need. Any extra I give to the other teams that might need some. My first contest I went off and left it in the fridge and had to go with what I found near the contest.

ique
03-18-2011, 09:41 AM
I like garnish just fine. I appreciate the skill involved in making crappy little vegetables sit still and look nice.

What I HATE is that there IS NO FREAKING NICE PARSLEY IN THE KNOWN WORLD.

If there is, whichever of your bastiges is hoarding it had better fess up, because wherever it is, it couldn't be much farther than I drove around today. :mad::mad::mad:

As with many other things, when there are quality issues: grow your own.

:thumb:

Alexa RnQ
03-18-2011, 10:31 AM
/------ Note location. The only thing in the yard is dirt and rocks. We've already been in the 90s this week. I have to put parsley in an iced cooler to get it home from the store, never mind trying to grow it!

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G$
03-18-2011, 10:41 AM
I keep lobbying for Astroturf, but nobody's listening...

I am. I think it is the right answer, but I have yet to find a good food grade material that can be discarded after one use. Re-using the material would be a non starter.

chambersuac
03-18-2011, 11:16 AM
I think what needs to happen is for you and parsley to sit down together in a neutral, safe place - have honest dialogue and try to find some common ground and areas of understanding and trust, so this hatred can be dispelled and the world made a better place...ending the session with a hug would be nice.

Yeah, I don't like making turn in boxes. period.

deepsouth
03-18-2011, 11:39 AM
what is an FBA box?

WhiskeyBentBBQ
03-18-2011, 11:43 AM
what is an FBA box?

Florida BBQ Association. Only allows meat in the box. No garnish at all. A 3-4 lb pork box is a weekly thing.

deepsouth
03-18-2011, 11:52 AM
Florida BBQ Association. Only allows meat in the box. No garnish at all. A 3-4 lb pork box is a weekly thing.


nice. i like that rule.

Lake Dogs
03-18-2011, 01:41 PM
nice. i like that rule.

Pretty much the ONLY one that allows garnish is KCBS. FBA, GBA, MBN
(all here 'round this area) it's a NO GO. Just meat.

jrbBBQ
03-23-2011, 04:06 AM
I just wanted to chime in and say that I ABSOLUTELY AM HATING CHICKEN right now. I've been deboning and skinning leg quarters for the last 2 hours for 'chicken practice' tommorrow. I figured I'd bump this thread back up just because I'm hating it that much.

msavard
03-23-2011, 11:56 AM
Reason #352 why MBN > KCBS

JD McGee
03-23-2011, 12:08 PM
Florida BBQ Association. Only allows meat in the box. No garnish at all. A 3-4 lb pork box is a weekly thing.

My kinda judging...:thumb:

Pretty much the ONLY one that allows garnish is KCBS. FBA, GBA, MBN
(all here 'round this area) it's a NO GO. Just meat.

Don't forget PNWBA...(unfortunately)...:rolleyes:

Hoggy Style
03-23-2011, 01:31 PM
At Rest. Depot in KC they sell by the case or bags of 10 bunches for around 5-6 bucks. I buy one bag of ten per contest and it is such good quality I usually have way to much. Absolutley amazed at how much higher quality it is that the grocery stor bunches I had been stressign about.

Podge
03-23-2011, 01:52 PM
Hey Y'all, if chicken was easy, it wouldn't be worth competing in then, would it?

bam
03-23-2011, 05:28 PM
I like garnish just fine. I appreciate the skill involved in making crappy little vegetables sit still and look nice.

What I HATE is that there IS NO FREAKING NICE PARSLEY IN THE KNOWN WORLD.

If there is, whichever of your bastiges is hoarding it had better fess up, because wherever it is, it couldn't be much farther than I drove around today. :mad::mad::mad:
After a contest the parsley we had left a week later looked better then our turn boxes. :crazy:

Scottie
03-23-2011, 06:10 PM
I'll get parsley to last for a month. Better buying the case, saves me from having to buy it every week. One less stop.

After a contest the parsley we had left a week later looked better then our turn boxes. :crazy:

Podge
03-23-2011, 07:19 PM
I'll get parsley to last for a month. Better buying the case, saves me from having to buy it every week. One less stop.


I'm just going to use the parsley left over from Monfurdville last October.. it's a meat contest so it should not matter..