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Details magazine posted a hysterical slide show interspersing certain Food Network personalities with porn stars, who all seem to be in the throes of extreme ecstacy. Avid FN watchers won’t necessarily be fooled by all of these images, but the ones that do trip you up aren’t surprising.
The blog at the National Journal calls it “barely suitable for a family publication,” which is incentive enough to click on through to the other side.
I echo Gawker’s relief that “hankfully, Mario Batali kept his clothes on,” but associating Alton Brown with an orgasm face has me gouging out my mind’s eye.
Who could fault Michelle, at Accidental Scientist, for innocently assuming she could put together a summer gooseberry tart in under an hour? Sure, it’s a Martha Stewart recipe, but it’s a gooseberry tart, for crying out loud —no kitchen torch needed, no sheets of edible gold leaf, no honey lavender ice cream for which you must first cultivate your own honeybees. How hard could it be?
Want to guess how many hours it took before Michelle emerged from the kitchen?
Sometimes a little Martha is not a good thing.
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Duck eggs are much larger than chicken eggs. The yolks are thicker too, so they can get rubbery if overcooked. Chocolate chick had some duck eggs (with bright orange yolks) cooked over-easy in Scotland, and proclaims them the best eggs she’s ever eaten.
They’re also rich and wonderful for baking, and they make custards turn out silky smooth.
Here’s a nice photo showing off the yolk and the dense white.
Order duck eggs online at duckeggs.com.
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