Cathy Erway, of the blog Not Eating Out in New York, is no stranger to cooking contests. Her questionable creation for last year’s Bodega Challenge was the truly disturbing Pringles au Gratin, which contained the Bodega trifecta of Potato Chips, American Cheese and Beer. It did not win. Nevertheless, her unfailing dedication to the art of the local Cook-Off has won her the position of judge for the Ramen-Off. Cathy gives a great recipe for making something good with instant ramen on her site, so she knows how to manipulate what Nissin gives her into delicious slurpiness.

Cathy teases us with three of our favorite things, and determines that they do not go well together!