Saturday, December 12, 2009

Random Bites in December



I was invited to the Viking Appliance Holiday Party held at the Food Network studios in NYC. The food was delicious and we got to take a tour of the new set for $10 dinners w/ Melissa D'Arabian, which was GORGEOUS.

It looks like a real home, with sunny windows and gorgeous cabinets and appliances, but it's all just a set.

They served great passed hors d'oevres and had a beautiful cheese platter as well as a huge board of Italian cured meats.



I also got to meet Ted Allen from the Food Network show CHOPPED & Food Detectives (& Queer Eye for the Straight Guy). What a super guy!



For a quick dinner this week, I made Pam's delicious, Korean pork tenderloin.



To go with it, I cut up a head of cauliflower, roasted it at 425F with kosher salt and olive oil till brown.



Toss with a little more olive oil, a handful of golden raisins and a tablespoon of capers. Finish with a dash of crushed red pepper.

SO GOOD!








9 comments:

kat said...

Jealous you got to go the the Food Network studios & meet Ted Allen

doggybloggy said...

I must have fallen from grace since I am not getting any invites - boo hoo...goody for you though sounds like fun.

Karen said...

How fun! I'd love to do that :)

Dana said...

You did go to that event! I'm so glad. Also glad to hear it was fun. I love Ted Allen but not as much as I love roasted cauliflower. I can eat a whole head of it by myself.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Look at you, hob nobbing with the celeb's! I'm jealous! Happy Hanukkah my friend.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

How fun! I'd love to see the FN kitchens and I'm a fan of Ted Allen! Um, did you see Tyler Florence? Does he remember meeting me? Great recipes, by the way. I was too distracted at your celeb sighting! What fun.

Cate O'Malley said...

Sounds like an awesome visit!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Everything looks so good! How great to meet Ted Allen and tour the FN kitchen!

Kat said...

This sounds very good. I have made a few pork tenderloins over the past couple months as they are so easy. Looking forward to trying this one!