My first SoulBounce post went up this week – a review of Nicolay’s “City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya.” I’ve always considered myself a friend of SB, but lately it’s felt more like family.
To celebrate I created a blend of spices, based on each SB member, to use exclusively use on “chicken wangs.” I call it Fave’s “Soulbounce Pretty Wang” Seasoning 4 the Grown & Sexy (try putting that on a label with nutrition facts…*lol*). This culinary experimentation is a great addition to a list of recipes I plan to publish as a cookbook in 2010. My inaugural batch of SoulBounce “Pretty Wangs” had a distinct taste and texture of sweet, tang and spice that’s guaranteed to confuse your taste buds. Add a little mambo sauce and you’re in chicken wing utopia.
Let’s break (these ingredients) down:
01 “Harlem” – Lawry’s seasoned salt: The cornerstone of any soul food seasoning, Lawry’s is a classic…much like Harlem is the classic member of SoulBounce with his laid back style and calm approach to celebrating soul music.
02 “Butta” – Yellow curry powder: The EIC with the island roots is best represented with an island spice. She’s also yellow aka redbone aka beige. . . like butter, get it?
03 “Huny” – Cayenne pepper: Her designs have always been hot to death and this holds true on the way she keeps the design and formatting of the SB site very “muy caliente.”
04 “Ro” – White pepper: An understated, yet flavorful spice…you don’t see the kick coming until it’s too late – much like the writing style of SB’s youngest, vibrant contributor.
05 “Ill Mami” – Brown sugar: Sweet as she can be while holding her own amidst the domineering curry and attention grabbing peppers. The Mami of Ill’s prose is the rose that flourishes in the thorns of hip hop.
06 “Fave” – Sage: Dark. Kinda dusty. This spice has it’s place and, although its presence doesn’t command much attention, you would know if it was missing. It’s the “behind the scenes” spice inspired by a “behind the scenes” cat
The amalgamation of these exciting elements take hold of the chicken and forces it into succulent submission. It.is.not.a.game. I’ll be sure to include amounts and full recipe in my upcoming book. In the interim, I’m thankful that a group of music-loving individuals could inspire the senses of smell and taste with as much impact as they inspire the sense of sound.
Until next time. . .