Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Coming Soon: Panda Wings?

I'm about to air a video for, "Panda Wings." As the name suggests, this will be another fabulous addition to our award-winning collection of chicken wing recipe videos. The "panda" part comes from the fact that the spicy orange glaze you see glistening here, is inspired by the most popular entree at the popular Chinese fast food chain, Panda Express. 

So, can I use this name? Will I get letters from their lawyers? Are you a trademark attorney, or at least play one on the Internet? I'd love to hear what you think!

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Goshi...that is a bad name indeed. Panda equals a mixture of black and white while this one is totally not.

thekoshergastronome said...

Looks awesome, and can't wait...I need something new to serve when the Jets make it to the superbowl...I made your honey mustard wings at the jets-colts game, and then I just made your Clifton Springs Wings for the Jets-Pats game, so whatever you're doing must be good luck!
Thanks, and go Jets

Anuda said...

Mmmmm.... Me too!!!!

Anonymous said...

Well....hmmm....let's see....maybe if the topic comes up again, you can just say that "Panda" was your nick name for your great grandmother (she was so cuddly!) and she used to make these kinds of yummy wings all of the time, so the name is a tribute to her...."Panda Express? Never heard of it!"

Anonymous said...

I am so happy about this.

Denise Drake said...

You keep posting these and not keeping your promise! Where is your wife's Winter Lasagna recipe??? YOU'RE JUST A BIG TEASE!!! But I love you anyway. :->

Anonymous said...

You are such a tease!

TheGrillingGuy said...

I was a little worried at first there when I saw that title of the post. I was wondering how you were getting your hands on some fresh panda...

Looks like a great recipe though and I'll have to try this with some Pleasoning Seasoning and some other added flavors that I enjoy. Thanks for such a great recipe, please keep them coming!

Carolyn™ said...

They look fabulous but not sure about the name :) I must say after reading the heading I did expect black and white in some form.

Anonymous said...

Yup:) Same here.. I was thinking.. people eat panda too??? Chef John!!

Looks delicous.. can't wait for the video:)

Anonymous said...

Pandas have wings?? Cool...!

Michael said...

Denise, you should do a search for "Winter Lasagna", he posted it on Nov. 9
Great lookin' wings! You should keep the name if you can.
I ordered your book, it seems to be very well made and has plenty of recipes I've been meaning to try. I can't believe they didn't use your onion rings picture because I know they won't look like that!

Anonymous said...

Like I say when I walk into every Panda Express--why is there no Panda meat on the menu? Look forward to your new recipe!

Anonymous said...

I'm an attorney from the firm of
Dewey, Cheatem & Howe, it's ok with me.
But I check with our parent firm Hunkadunk, Hunkadung , and McCormick, wait I forgot the the most famous Hunkadunk. Your in compliance!!;-)

Anonymous said...

Just call it "spicy orange chicken wings recipe".

Jim

Anonymous said...

All, repeat after me,

Yum-ers, Yum-ers, Yum-ers......

Anonymous said...

"Panda Wings"?? Yech. Sounds disgusting and your recipes are anything but.

Sorry. This one doesn't get it for me.

Jack Parker said...

I don't care what you call them, I'm just waiting to make them! They really do look delicious and, as much as I love chicken wings of all kinds, it'll be nice to add a new flavor to the roster.

So, Panda Wings, Chicken Bell, McOrange Wings, Chicken Wing King, or Kentucky Wing Zings... who cares? Let's eat!

Anonymous said...

too bad you are striving to panda express quality. You are bettter than that. right?

Chef John said...

lol, yes, one day, if I continue to work hard, maybe I'll somehow get close to the quality of Panda Express. That is what I've always strived for.

Jack Parker said...

Some of these comments are, excuse the bluntness, self-righteous. There are great flavors to be found everywhere. And I doubt there isn't a person here who doesn't eat fast food once in awhile. Good food and great flavors don't have to be "gourmet."

Neither do chefs. What I appreciate most about Chef John's videos is that he's NOT pretentious. He's not snobby about food. He makes good food with great flavors and with sincere enthusiasm.

Chances are you won't like every recipe any chef makes. The kind thing to do is appreciate the ones you do enjoy and quietly pass by the ones you don't. Just because a negative thought comes to mind doesn't mean you have to say it. Imagine that!

Anonymous said...

Panda Wings is a very cute name, when will you make Koala Wings?

Fey
Australia

cdcphoenix said...

You're using Chinese seasonings to influence taste of the sauce for these chicken wings. Pandas bring to mind China, and therefore wouldn't necessarily be any sort of reflection on the Fast Food Restaurant. I think it's a darling name, and I believe that as long as you're not marketing a product called Panda Wings, you should be fine. You could have done whatever you wanted with the name prior to posting here that Panda Express was the name's source!
Congratulations on the Tasty!!!

hoyt said...

I was tagged to bring chicken wings to our Superbowl gathering, and these look much better/more interesting than going the tried and true Anchor Bar wanna be's I'm usually making. Question, though...when making the oven 'fried' wings portion, did you marinate in Frank's Hot Sauce as before, or just salt-n-pepper before flouring? Your reply and sage advice will be much appreciated.

Chef John said...

just s and p, but you could and it would probably be good!