My Global Food Challenge

Chicken Wing Night

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When you take a new twist on your favorite chicken wing recipes, and your kids ask what country is it from, you are either doing something right or something very wrong.  One of our favorite restaurants in town stopped doing Sunday Night Wing Night, so I thought I would try to recreate that experience at home on a Tuesday.  I took two old standbys and two more adventurous flavors, added some extra ingredients and, by the end of the meal, everyone had a new favorite.




Taste Test:                                                                                                    


Zip Facts about Chicken Wings:

  • The classic Buffalo Chicken Wings were “invented” by Teressa Bellisimo with her husband Frank in 1964 on stormy night upon closing of their Anchor Bar in Buffalo NY for their son, Dominic and his starving friends. There are many different tales of this story but all center around Teressa who  used fried chicken wings tossed in margarine and Frank’s RedHot sauce garnished with blue cheese and celery from a leftover antipasto platter
  • Chicken wings have been tied to the Super Bowl ever since the early 1990s when the Buffalo Bills played in four consecutive years.  Over a million chicken wings are eaten during that weekend
  • In 2012, a new record for wing eating was established at the Wing Bowl in Philadelphia at a whooping total of 337
  • The parts of the chicken wing include the “drumette” containing the humerus (upper wing), the flat, containing the radius and the ulna (lower wings), the wingtip, containing modified hand bones
  • The closest living relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex is the chicken.  Alektorophobia  is the fear of chickens

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