Hero recipes are the ones that people keep coming back for. Gorgonzola Stuffed Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon is one that my supper club guys fight over and the wives ask for the recipe time and again.
Think about it. It has all the basic food groups, shrimp bacon and cheese. Throw in the fact that it has lots of flavor from the grill/roasting process. Top it off with the addition of bacon, and everyone knows that if you add bacon to anything people will like it.
The great thing about Hero Recipes is that brands have been built around them. I worked at the old General Foods and the story is that their recipe for Germans Sweet Chocolate cake was the most asked for recipe in the history of General Foods. As a General Foods alumnus (The joke at Kraft was that on my tombstone it will say “He knew Coconut”) I can tell you that this recipe was a key driver behind the retail sales of Baker’s Chocolate and Baker’s Coconut. Given that the history of both these brands goes back to the 1800’s it really says something.
So now that I have written this book about supper clubs, maybe my recipe for Gorgonzola Stuffed Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon will propel the sales of my book “Impromptu Friday Nights – A Guide to Supper Clubs”. That would be great, but the book isn’t really about recipes. It is about how to organize a supper club and enjoy socializing over a meal.
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