Austin Food Magazine Editor-in-Chief Hayden Walker and Brooklyn Breakfast Shop Chef Ryan Rosen joined Steph and Rosie to talk about one of their favorite comfort foods, Mac and Cheese! Chef Ryan shared his recipe (below) and Hayden told us what to expect at this year’s festival!
To celebrate the festival’s 5th anniversary, Austin’s favorite mac-n-cheese party will take place at Celis Brewery Beer Garden, at 10001 Metric Blvd., for a slightly reduced event, of its great pre-pandemic extravaganza. Limited tickets are $ 45, available now at ticketbud.com.
Guests will be in mac-n-cheese heaven as talented chefs, restaurants, eateries and popular Austin food trucks prepare unique offerings and tastings for all to enjoy. Each ticket entitles you to unlimited food tastings, plus frozen Celis Brewery beer, soft drinks, backyard games, music, and more.
The chefs’ programming:
Barrett black – The Original Black’s BBQ
Chef Bryan Beneke – Asti Trattoria
Chief Kareem M Elghayesh – KG BBQ
Chef Ryan Rosen – Breakfast shop in Brooklyn
Thomas Micklethwait – Micklethwait artisanal meats
Yauss Berenji – Skull & Cakebones
Chef Chris Andrews – CCM
Lance Phillips – Maison Sarcelle bakery
The festival takes place outdoors. Due to concerns related to COVID-19, we are grateful that we are currently in Stage 3 of the risk-based guidelines. While social distancing is not possible (standing in line, getting food, etc.), all participants are asked to monitor their health and stay home if they test positive. Wearing a mask between bites is recommended but not mandatory.
Chef Ryan’s Mac-N-Cheese
Place a heat-resistant bowl over a pot of boiling water
Add 1 lb of diced smoked cheddar cheese
2 cups of half and half salt and pepper to taste
1 small can of green peppers, hatched
It’s done when everything is melted
Boil 1 lb of medium pasta until cooked through
Filter and mix with the cheese mixture
Adjust the seasoning to taste
Fried onion filling:
1 yellow onion, minced and in a cup of salt and pepper buttermilk
Cut and let soak for at least 30 minutes
Onion flour mix
Mix 2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder black pepper onion powder ground fennel
Drain the onions and dredge them in the flour mixture and fry them in oil at 350 ° until golden brown
Put on top of the Mac and cheese and enjoy
For more information on the Austin Mac & Cheese Festival and for tickets, visit https://www.macncheesetour.com/events/austin-mac-cheese-fest2021.