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. 

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I'm an ex-economist, lifelong-Californian who moved to New York to work in food media in 2007, before returning to the land of Dutch Crunch bread and tri-tip barbecues in 2020. Dodgy career choices aside, I can't help but apply the rational tendencies of my former life to things like: recipe tweaking, digging up obscure facts about pizza, and deciding how many pastries to put in my purse for "later."


Third F. August 6, 2012
Go, Stiff Peaks Stubbs! I loved this as much as the Disco Fries video!
WileyP August 5, 2012
I'm going to throw out my electric mixer and get myself a Merril!
Sam1148 August 2, 2012
Irish Coffee for Everyone!
Amanda H. August 6, 2012
We actually made butter with the leftovers!
Kitchen B. August 2, 2012
LOVE IT. This time you get the gold Merrill, very well deserved....unlike the mirepoix debacle :-).
Olivedog August 2, 2012
A pint of cream in 32 seconds? Whoo hoo!
ATG117 August 1, 2012
So great!
Alexandra H. August 1, 2012
You ladies are bananas :) ! Loved this!!! Congrats, Merrill!
LLStone August 1, 2012
Merrill rocks!! Good video!

creamtea August 1, 2012
I wanna be just like Merrill and stand on that podium some day....
Hilarybee August 1, 2012
Hahaha! But No lefties?!
thirschfeld August 1, 2012
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.
healthierkitchen August 1, 2012
so fun! Love the "starting bell."
thirschfeld August 1, 2012
it should have been full though
liamoran August 1, 2012
Probably the funniest thing I’ve seen all day. I love whisks (favorite kitchen tool!) and fierce, healthy competition. Loved it! Team Stubbs!
Madhuja August 1, 2012
You guys are such goofballs! Loved the video! :)
aargersi August 1, 2012
OK this is freakin' hilarious - I love disgruntled silver and bronze while GOLD celebrates and weeps on her podium.
jvcooks August 1, 2012
Disgruntled silver and bronze want a rematch!
Amanda L. August 1, 2012
amen! and i'm totally sneaking in a pinch of cream of tartar
inpatskitchen August 1, 2012
Stubbs RULES!!
fiveandspice August 1, 2012
Oh you guys are too hilarious! Er, I mean athletic. What a competition!
darksideofthespoon August 1, 2012
Be the whisk! Yessss!!
Kenzi W. August 1, 2012
I don't think I'll ever whip cream again without repeating in my head, "be the whisk, be the whisk."
Nozlee S. August 1, 2012