Women's Hoops Blog
Jayda Evans covers college and pro women's basketball. While its her first year on the Washington beat, she has covered the Storm since its inception. She'll offer observations, critiques, occasional off-beat tales and answers to select e-mail inquires. Evans also has written a book on the Storm and women's hoops, called "Game On!"
June 1, 2007 10:03 AM
Posted by Jayda Evans
In the world's softest competition, the cook-off at Storm coach Anne Donovan's condo Wednesday evening was ruled a "team win" with everyone earning "top chef" honors. I was shocked Sue Bird didn't demand a winner. She's so competitive that she competes with unknowing drivers at stop lights, but after hearing about the dishes this morning, I can understand. And I'm sure Ginger, Janell Burse's miniature poodle, got the best doggy-bag ever. Scratch that, I'm sure there weren't many leftovers.
Burse whipped up some homemade jambalaya, while Betty Lennox provided cornbread and a layer cake from her brother. Rookie Katie Gearlds made chicken noodle soup (with homemade noodles) and Bird brought her famous chocolate-chip cookies and a salad. Lauren Jackson dished up a tuna casserole, which Diana Taurasi once said everyone should try. Wendy Palmer made a southern roast and Iziane Castro Marques brought a Brazilian treat.
Practice has just started, so I'll see if there was an underground consensus winner. Otherwise, I'm glad these women will never go hungry.