Summer Food Fights

The Whisk-Off

By • August 1, 2012 • 25 Comments

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For the next two weeks, we're hosting our own Summer Food Fights on FOOD52 -- come play along! Big prizes await.

Today: Who can whisk up a beautiful bowl of cream the fastest, without making butter -- is it the Test Kitchen Manager, the Developer, or the Editor-in-Chief?

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Kitchen athletics can be gruelling (okay, this is harder, but still). Breaking down whole chickens, rolling out pie dough, and whipping things to soft peaks -- anyone who can master these without getting all sweaty is a champion in our eyes. But touching truths aside, we wanted to see someone win.

Watch what happened when we pitted three fierce cooks from our own staff -- Test Kitchen Manager Jennifer Vogliano, Developer Amanda Li, and Editor-in-Chief/co-founder with the mostest Merrill Stubbs -- against one another in a whisk-off. Cream, not egg whites -- we're not masochists.

p.s. Check out that commentator -- who let her have a mic?

This video was shot by Alex Lisowski and edited by Kyle Orosz. 

Tags: summer food fights, video, whipping cream, athletics, feats of strength, bragging rights

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over 1 year ago Third Floor Kitchen

Go, Stiff Peaks Stubbs! I loved this as much as the Disco Fries video!

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over 1 year ago WileyP

I'm going to throw out my electric mixer and get myself a Merril!

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over 1 year ago Sam1148

Irish Coffee for Everyone!

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over 1 year ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

We actually made butter with the leftovers!

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over 1 year ago Kitchen Butterfly

LOVE IT. This time you get the gold Merrill, very well deserved....unlike the mirepoix debacle :-).

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over 1 year ago Olivedog

A pint of cream in 32 seconds? Whoo hoo!

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over 1 year ago ATG117

So great!

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over 1 year ago ChefCitron

You ladies are bananas :) ! Loved this!!! Congrats, Merrill!

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over 1 year ago LLStone

Merrill rocks!! Good video!

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over 1 year ago creamtea

I wanna be just like Merrill and stand on that podium some day....

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over 1 year ago Hilarybee

Hahaha! But No lefties?!

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over 1 year ago thirschfeld

hilarious! but how come you all hold your whisk like that. Am I the only fosburry flopper of whisking out there, say it isn't so.

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over 1 year ago healthierkitchen

so fun! Love the "starting bell."

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over 1 year ago thirschfeld

it should have been full though

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over 1 year ago liamoran

Probably the funniest thing I’ve seen all day. I love whisks (favorite kitchen tool!) and fierce, healthy competition. Loved it! Team Stubbs!

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over 1 year ago Madhuja

You guys are such goofballs! Loved the video! :)

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over 1 year ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

OK this is freakin' hilarious - I love disgruntled silver and bronze while GOLD celebrates and weeps on her podium.

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over 1 year ago jvcooks

Disgruntled silver and bronze want a rematch!

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over 1 year ago Amanda Li

Amanda is a developer at Food52.

amen! and i'm totally sneaking in a pinch of cream of tartar

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over 1 year ago inpatskitchen

Stubbs RULES!!

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over 1 year ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Oh you guys are too hilarious! Er, I mean athletic. What a competition!

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over 1 year ago darksideofthespoon

Be the whisk! Yessss!!

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over 1 year ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Associate Editor of Food52.

I don't think I'll ever whip cream again without repeating in my head, "be the whisk, be the whisk."

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

How funny, Congrats to Stiff Peaks Stubbs, good whisking!!

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over 1 year ago nzle

MERILL "STIFF PEAKS" STUBBS!!!!