Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fun with Oscar

Ok Ok I know this is long overdue but HSN snuck up on me (see last blog entry). I've been meaning to post pics of the Oscar party I attended as it was incredibly creative and fun. My cousin worked in the industry for years and while he and his family live on the east coast now, the Oscars are still of keen interest and not to be missed. But why not make the night fun and food centered? For the second year in a row, my cousins Larry Jackson and Judith Williams, have prepared a feast where each dish is either from a nominated movie or representative of it in some way, shape or form.

The Fried Chicken from Precious had NOTHING on my cousin's version. Amazing. Juicy and super crunchy from panko crumbs.

We had Truffled Popcorn as an ode to Julia Child from Julie & Julia

Bad's Biscuits were buttery and flaky

Airplane snacks and green "alien" looking food stood in for Up in the Air and Avatar

District 9 had cat food, which we did not eat

For dessert we had a couple of options. First, a delectable ice cream bombe that looked like a bomb! An homage to The Hurt Locker

We had some "balloon" sugar cookies to represent Up:

And then we had some surreal green meringue cookies that seemed reminiscent of those roundish floaty objects in Avatar. The baker even looked up how to describe and name the dish in Navi!

Friday, March 19, 2010

HSN Cooks! 24-Hour Spring Event Kickoff

Come join me this Monday on HSN (HomeShoppingNetwork). I am bringing the pages of Bon Appetit alive for you during this 24-hour extravaganza!

Bon Appetit magazine has teamed up with HSN to bring you a fabulous subscription offer. I will be demonstrating delectable recipes from our April issue all day and evening long on Monday March 22nd. Tune in during the 2am hour, 6am, 9am, 1pm, 3pm and 6pm, all on Monday. During those hours I will be presenting our special subscription rate and you can get a preview of some of the April issue’s dishes. This is a perfect opportunity to buy a new subscription, renew, or buy gift subscriptions. See you there! Call in and tell me how you use Bon Appetit in your life - Would love to hear your stories!