My daughter asked me what I'm making for dinner tonight.
I think she missed my cooking. Just saying.
I told her I'm making roast chicken.
She immediately asked, "Engagement chicken?"
What's Engagement Chicken?
And how is it that my daughter - who barely cooks - knows of a recipe that I have never heard of?
After all, I'm a foodie freak, remember?
Naturally I had to go online and do a little research.
|Engagement Chicken - Epicurious|
Apparently I am the only person in the universe who has not heard of Engagement Chicken.
The recipe was developed by Kim Bonnell, a fashion editor at Glamour Magazine, following a trip to Italy.In 1982, Bonnell gave the recipe to co-worker Kathy Suder to prepare for her boyfriend and soon afterwards, the couple was engaged. The recipe made the rounds in the office and three other women in the office were offered marriage proposals soon after making the dish for their boyfriends.
In 2003, after Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive heard that wedding proposals followed making the recipe, she dubbed the recipe "Engagement Chicken" and ran the recipe in the magazine in December 2003. Soon afterwards the magazine began receiving letters from women claiming that their boyfriends proposed shortly after being served the dish. The magazine claims 70 couples have married after the women served their boyfriends the dish.
|Engagement Chicken - Glamour Magazine|
The recipe is so famous it even made the cover of this cookbook - seriously, have I been living under a rock or what?
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So, to answer the question, a resounding NO - I am NOT making Engagement Chicken!!
Been there, done that!
Perhaps I will create my own version and dub it "Anti-Engagement Chicken!"
It might just become the next big thing.