Friday, July 15, 2011

Prairie du Chien, WI

Wisconsin is famously hard core cheese country.

So fresh off the plane, there's already discussion of taking me to try cheese curds...stored and served at room temperature. You know they're fresh because they squeak when you bite into them.

First up, though? FRIED cheese curds. I'm not really a big fan of the current country fair craze of battering and frying ANYTHING you get your hands on. But, my girl ordered them anyway - and what came to the table was nothing shirt of miraculous.

Housed in fairly large, twisted golden nuggets is the soft velvet of hot curd. Frying technique was perfect...light, greaseless. The curd itself was so fresh that the bites melted on my butter.

They were a revelation and have forever changed my mind about those fairs!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Channel 4 with Barbara Harrison

This is my favorite news channel.  Well, apparently it's everyone's...It's the leading channel and has been solidly that way for years.  So when I got a call from the Sylvia Reis about doing a segment on Barbara Harrison's mid-day show?  Yep...I leapt!

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Lessons learned?  Ok...soooooooo...I totally underestimated how much STUFF you have to bring to do this and make it look effortless.  Need a solid system to track the duplication stages.  No mistakes my first time out, but with all the ingredients (and of course I left plenty of the food for the crew...probably why they're having me back), I could've stumbled.  Thank you Lord of All Pots and Pans and Things.

And until I can actually hire a helper....better transport!  My hair was GORGEOUS the morning of....but the hauling and lugging and setting up?  Let's just say, I didn't need to hit the gym later that day....had already gotten my sweat on.

Thanks, Channel 4....See you soon.  xoxoxo

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Potomac Seafood's Lobster Roll

This is the only thing I eat very, very sssssllllllooooooowwwlllyyyy.

Sorry...I'd already taken a bite, couldn't help's like great frolicking sex (on a bun).

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