Monster Kitchen Premiers on Food Network, Features Seattle Food Geek

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On Tuesday, July 19th, Food Network will air a new show titled Monster Kitchen, and I’m on it.  The show centers around a grudge match between two Los Angeles chefs: Eric Greenspan of The Foundry on Melrose and Michael Fiorelli of mar’sel.  They put their ego’s on the line in a battle for doughnut supremacy, and in this case, size does matter.  Both chefs call on a food geek (me and Jeff Potter, the author of the fabulous book Cooking for Geeks) and a pastry chef (Michelle Cozens and Amy Brown) to help them pull off the challenge.  I haven’t yet seen the show, but I can tell you that the competition is fierce.  Making a gigantic doughnut requires some clever engineering, a ton of work, and a whole lotta frosting. 

Tune in to Food Network Tuesday, July 19th at 9PM to see what happens!

11 comments on “Monster Kitchen Premiers on Food Network, Features Seattle Food Geek”

Hi. Love the blog. Where do you get your images? Do you snap these yourself? I work in Bothell and have a number of restuaunt clients and wondered if you took these images.. looking for a good food image “taker”.

Thanks for your time.


I’ll be watching for that one to see what tech you came up with.

This sounds like a place to post a giant food tech we did for a caveman party. A pterodactyl egg: Put about 12 egg yolks in a well oiled heat proof hemispherical bowl. Simmer in a water bath until set. Plastic wrap lining on the bowl is okay to help remove it.
Cook the whites in a large pan with butter. Slide the ‘yoke’ out in the center just right before it sets. Broil if needed.
Slide that out to plate and season with paprika, Za’atar, salt pepper. Serve with toast points and fiddle head ferns (in season).

AWESOME show! <3 I absolutely loved it but now I want to know WHEN the next one will be on and WHAT it will be about. Please please please tell me there will be more

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