Summer Food Fights

The Synchronized Fuss-Off

By • August 8, 2012 • 17 Comments

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

Today: Amanda and Kristy compete in the hardest sport of them all: synchronized fussing.

Forget gymnastics, fencing, triathalons, pentathalons. The hardest sport of them all is fussing around the kitchen -- and we've got two world-class athletes here at FOOD52. 

(Hey, we've all got our idiosyncracies.)

Watch Amanda and Kristy as they take the FOOD52 test kitchen by storm, straightening, fixing and dusting their way to glory. (But will they ever be satisfied? We're not sure.) Prepared to be amazed.

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

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almost 2 years ago ChrisBird

I alternate egg color with each purchase. That way I know which are the recently purchased and which are to be used first
Is it ok to keep eggs in the fridge door?

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almost 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Like this system of yours -- thanks! I believe there are two camps about the eggs in fridge door. Hoping someone more knowledgeable than me on this issue will weigh in!

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almost 2 years ago maggiesara

Why on earth is the Skippy in the fridge?

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almost 2 years ago Peter

While Peter no longer works for Food52 he still thinks up ways to make the website better.

More important (and yes, this sounds snobby) but why does Amanda OWN Skippy?

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almost 2 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

It's essential for making Merrill's Peanut Butter Cookies. Which in my house means a jar must be on hand at all times. I will say, however, that when my son walked in and saw a jar of it on the counter, he looked at me in horror and as if I'd utterly lost my mind, and demanded to know why I bought it. When I told him, he said, "Oh," but still looked a bit sickened by the thought. (He loves those cookies.) ;o)

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almost 2 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

It's essential for making Merrill's Peanut Butter Cookies. Which in my house means a jar must be on hand at all times. I will say, however, that when my son walked in and saw a jar of it on the counter, he looked at me in horror and as if I'd utterly lost my mind, and demanded to know why I bought it. When I told him, he said, "Oh," but still looked a bit sickened by the thought. (He loves those cookies.) ;o)

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almost 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Must have been a recipe test, because I'm not a Skippy fan. AJ, you might be right -- could be her cookies, which are dee-lish.

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almost 2 years ago mcs3000

Hilarious. Perfect scores for presentation, technical merit + music choreography.

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almost 2 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

This is so amusing, but I cannot help wondering how any fussy person could ever tolerate having utensils hung so close to the stove. In my kitchen, even with an astonishingly effective hood fan, tiny drops of fat and other liquids that are practically invisible but definitely noticeable to the touch are regularly spat from the stove, to within about two or three feet of its edge. I'd be fussing over washing those utensils regularly (as well as the glass doors on your cabinets). I do very much like that rectangular container you have for your wooden utensils and spatulas, which makes it much easier to keep them sorted. I'm not a fusser, at all (except of course when editing documents for clients), but I find the fussiness and more importantly, methods and principles of organization of fussers, to be quite interesting. ;o)

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almost 2 years ago Kristy Mucci

Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

We've really never had a problem with fats or liquids spitting that far from the stove. Sometimes the stove needs a good scrub but never the utensils. And yes, we are really that fussy after every day in the test kitchen! : )

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almost 2 years ago fiveandspice

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Heehee. You two should feel free to stop by my kitchen anytime... Darling video, and definitely a medal worthy performance.

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almost 2 years ago Susige

Sweet video that made me laugh! Love the music too!

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almost 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Loved the video especially sorting the eggs by color. Had to chuckle!!

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almost 2 years ago windysiprits

This made me smile so much. Love this video!

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almost 2 years ago nzle

Arranging the eggs in the fridge by color is practically Pinterest-worthy.

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

The closing scene with the dish towel is great! The Sixpoint Sweet Action also caught me eye (love that beer -- actually their whole line).

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almost 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Yes, me, too. I've been working my way through their all of their beer varieties.... slowly, but surely.