Get me on to the Food Network! As one of 15 finalists in the Next Food Network Star YouTube Challenge, I
have a chance to win a first class trip to NYC (don't have to travel
far!) and, even better, an audition for major casting directors
at the The Food Network. I need your votes to win! And yes, you can vote once a day everyday until August 16th.
HOW TO VOTE:
Watch the video above (or click here to see it on YouTube.) When the vote prompt appears, about 10 seconds in,
just click the thumbs up button and that's it. Or, of course, you can watch the
whole video and vote at the end.
This is a YouTube Social Media brawl, with everyone hustling their networks for support. So, please, give me a thumbs up, rock the vote, pass the word, tweet, facebook, blog or forward this to friends everywhere, and get me on TV!!!
For the tech savvy fabulous, you can embed my Arancini video on your website and encourage folks to vote. Just copy the embed link on the video watch page on YouTube. The direct URL is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHDf_l3pb98
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT. May the best cook win, if I do say so myself!
We are still editing the opus video that is the Bacon Tart, it will be up next week. In the meantime, it is never too early to start thinking about wine. My Thanksgiving picks are a Spanish Cava from Casteller, a Spanish Albarino from Castro Martin Albarino, an Italian Rose from Kreos, and last, but not at all least, a Chilean Carmenere from Terra Noble. Yum, Yum, Yum and Yum. Have a happy and safe holiday. Cheers!
This classic Texan recipe, provided by chef Bryan Caswell of Reef Restaurant in Houston, cooks the fish directly on the grill, using the skin side with the scales left on as the "half shell." The scales become the cooking vessel, I love that. The flesh side is topped with cilantro, chili powder, shallots and lemon.
Not too much Redfish in my neck of the woods, but Snapper or Bass will do just fine. And I bet a host of toppings would be delicious. Oregano and chopped tomatoes or soy with a little lime zest. The possibilities are endless. Saveur is fast becoming my favorite bedtime story.