Since getting television at the beginning of the summer, I’ve discovered the Food Network, and the cornucopia of good cooking shows available. I’ve learned a ridiculous amount, and I’m loving every second (I’ve never used so much olive oil in my life–thanks Jamie!).
But it occurred to me the other day that none of these challenge cooking shows is really like what I’m doing in the kitchen: I have yet to see any of the chefs on Iron Chef or Throwdown or Next Food Network Star have to cook with a 3 and 4 year old standing on stools at the counter with them. That’s how I cook. Six hands, flour on the floor, two of everything because obviously if the one gets to stir an egg in a bowl, the other one has to as well; and don’t tell me the recipe only calls for one egg…please.
So here’s a challenge for you, Food Network rock stars: show me that you could actually handle being in my kitchen with eager sous chefs at the ready, with more passion than pastry knowledge. That’s how to cook.