Cheflebrity Smörgåsbord: New Toy


In my never-ending battle to make myself even chubbier, I am proud to say that I have a new weapon.

I finally broke out the ice cream maker that’s been sitting on the shelf for a while. This baby is super-simple to use and gives you soft-serve type ice cream in about 40 minutes. And you can pop the output in the freezer to let it set harder.  I suppose you can make sorbet with this thing, too, but that would be verging on the healthy, and we don’t want that, do we?

Batch number one was a “control,” as the scientists would say, and I was happy with the process and my ability to not screw it up.  I went with a simple french-style (i.e. eggs) vanilla to which I added roasted almonds at the very end.

You and I know that this will not end with a simple vanilla, right?  I think it’s about time we made ice cream dangerous!

Look for more of that in the coming weeks…for now, you’ll have to tide yourself over with some smörg.

Grub Street spots a missed opportunity for Anthony Bourdain during a recent episode of his show.  Funny, Bourdain doesn’t strike me as the kind of person who would take a shot at Guy Fieri. </sarcasm>

– Guess who’s back on top:  Julia Child!  This is fantastic news…now a whole new generation can get into the kitchen and find ways to screw up omelets.

After the jump…Alton Brown in full-geek mode, Tom keeps cashing in and everyone loves Lidia.Does Alton Brown love his multi-taskers?  Of course. But do you really need a fancy way to toast pine nuts?

– They say that basic cable doesn’t pay.  Maybe that’s why Tom Colicchio keeps popping up in commercials.  Too bad he doesn’t have a restaurant empire to fall back on.

– The YumSugar-ites spot a tasty Lidia dish.  I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU to watch her show and not end up cooking something you see!  Physically impossible, I say.

You may also like

Sponsored Content


Leave a comment