Someone’s In The Kitchen With… Rachel Wharton!

In just a few hours, the one and only Rachel Wharton (James Beard Award winner, writer for Edible Brooklyn, Edible Manhattan and the new Gilt Taste) is coming over to teach me her recipe for pimento cheese. I’m about to go food shopping for it, but join us at 3 PM EST right here or, if you want to join the chat (and please do! we want questions!) click here.

UPDATE: So we had some technical problems along the way (the video would freeze every so often and people couldn’t get into the chat room), but Episode 1 of “Someone’s In The Kitchen With…” was a lot of fun—this pimento cheese is so amazing, I can’t stop eating it (here’s the recipe)–and now the video is archived and watchable above. Thanks, Rachel, for being such a great first guest!

Watch Me Eat My First-Ever Hot Cross Bun LIVE Today at 4 PM EST

UPDATE: The live event is over but you can watch a video of the hot cross bun eating above. Thanks to everyone who came!

Folks, it’s the event of the season: I’ve never had a hot cross bun. I used to play the song on the recorder when I was 5, but that’s about it. But today all that will change when I eat my very first hot cross bun (purchased at Amy’s Bread) LIVE on the internet. Watch it live here or join the chat on my UStream show page by clicking here.

Live with Eric Wolitzky from Top Chef Just Desserts

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who attended my live interview today with Eric Wolitzky from “Top Chef Just Desserts.” Above you’ll find a recording of our interview; a conversation that I found really illuminating, especially the story of how Eric decided to become a baker (which involved escaping the first tower on 9/11). Thanks to Eric for taking the time to talk to me today! And if you’re in New York, take a trip to Baked to try some of his delicious desserts.

Salsa Verde


So the other day, when I was live-streaming my dinner preparations from my kitchen (making history! see here) I was surprised not only by how many people turned out (including impressive folks like Dan Saltzstein and Kelsey Nixon (who has her own show launching soon on Cooking Channel!)) but how useful it is to have 48 people watching you as you cook, offering their tips and suggestions. And one of those suggestions (and I apologize, I forget who it came from) was to make a salsa verde to go with the spatchcocked chicken I was making.

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Watch Me Cook Dinner LIVE (Tonight: 5 PM)

Hey readers, I’m cooking dinner for some friends tonight (an appetizer, an entree, a side dish and dessert) and I thought to myself: “Wouldn’t it be cool if I live-streamed the cooking process, so people can see me pull it off in real time?” So that’s exactly what I’m doing. Check back here at 5 PM EST (that’s less than 2 hours away) to watch me cook live; or click this link and join the chat room where you can ask me questions as I go.

UPDATE: Yesterday’s live cooking show went great. Thanks to everyone who came. For those who missed it, here’s a recording for you to watch and enjoy. Next time, I may employ a sidekick to engage the room while I do dishes.

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