Friday, September 2, 2011

It's Friday

*Clears throat* I'm a good cook! Really, I am. This past week I couldn't prove that. I've got quite a few cookbooks and pulled one out to find an old, recipe for a chocolate cake I've been craving. First, let me say baking is not cooking - at least in my book. Second, I do not claim to be even a decent baker! So why try to bake a cake you may ask? Because I somehow manage to catch a cupcake show every morning around 3a.m. They make it look so easy, and so darn good.

Recipe in hand, mixing bowls everywhere, and oven heating up, I proceeded to cut the recipe in half as usual because a whole cake goes to waste in my house. I'm a chips and dip girl and sweets don't usually excite me and after a slice or two, I'm done with it. But I never got that far. To make a long story short, I forgot to cut the salt and baking soda in half and ended up with a chocolate volcano spilling onto the oven burners and the mess was... well, it was bad!

All of this made me think of men in the kitchen, so I thought I'd post a couple pictures of a few of the food world's sexy cooks. Yes, Gordon Ramsey tops my list, the other two, Curtis Stone and Michael Symon, are pretty damn scrumptious too - in my book.

Needless to say, I'm sticking with box mixes unless one of the guys above should pop in. :)

Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele


Annie Nicholas said...

LOL I need that sign in my kitchen!

I'm a baker and a canner but NOT a cook. Just ask my smoke detector.

Joann said...

Oh my gosh, Annie, the place still smells like burnt chocolate. YUK! I don't know why it blew up - must have been the baking soda? lol

Ryssa Edwards said...

Until I read this, I thought things like this only happened to ME! If one of those chefs comes over for dinner, I'm there!

Joann said...

Hi Ryssa, if they all show up, I'll invite you and share since there are 3 of them!