Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Brooklyn Cooking Demo

I've been far too busy painting my toenails and making watermelon-basil ice tea drinks to update you on this, but this is exciting!!

Recently, in celebration of Kara Zuaro's new indie rock cookbook I Like Food, Food Tastes Good, I was invited along with my bandmate (and aforementioned meat enthusiast) Scott to do a food demo. It was at The Brooklyn Kitchen, a fantastic kitchen supply store owned by the very lovable couple Taylor and Harry.

Now let's stop and consider for a moment the hilarity of ME doing a cooking demonstration. Crazy, right? Hey watch me microwave a burrito and burn some rice! But the truth is, I have one original (and very tasty) recipe that I created a few years back for the Pillsbury Bake-Off on the urging of my very handy-in-the-kitchen grandma. It was my honor to include this recipe for "Big Apple Quiche Puffs" in Kara's cookbook, and to show it off to a small, hungry crowd at The Brooklyn Kitchen. Of course I couldn't find the requisite Crescent Grands for the "puffs" part of the recipe and had to make do with canned biscuits. Then Scott totally showed me up by making yak dumplings, which is okay because he's making a living off knowing a thing or two about meat and I'm just a casual cook, and certainly not used to having an audience (note to self: don't lick fingers in front of said audience).

I'm gonna be a pain in the ass and suggest you pick up a copy of I Like Food, Food Tastes Good if you want to check out my recipe. Commerce, yay!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

these are quite tasty indeed!! and i'm gonna pick up the book too. always wondered what the heck franz ferdinand and my morning jacket "eat" before shows.