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?

whipped cream

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. 

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

Comments (25)


about 2 years ago Third Floor Kitchen

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


about 2 years ago WileyP

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


about 2 years ago Sam1148

Sam is a trusted home cook.

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about 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

We actually made butter with the leftovers!


about 2 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

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


about 2 years ago Olivedog

A pint of cream in 32 seconds? Whoo hoo!


about 2 years ago ATG117

So great!


about 2 years ago ChefCitron

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


about 2 years ago LLStone

Merrill rocks!! Good video!


about 2 years ago creamtea

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


about 2 years ago Hilarybee

Hahaha! But No lefties?!


about 2 years 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.


about 2 years ago healthierkitchen

so fun! Love the "starting bell."


about 2 years ago thirschfeld

it should have been full though


about 2 years 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!


about 2 years ago Madhuja

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


about 2 years 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.


about 2 years ago jvcooks

Disgruntled silver and bronze want a rematch!


about 2 years ago Amanda Li

Amanda is a developer at Food52.

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


about 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Stubbs RULES!!


about 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

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


about 2 years ago darksideofthespoon

Be the whisk! Yessss!!


about 2 years ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

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


about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

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