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?
I'm an ex-economist, ex-Californian who moved to New York to work in food media in 2007. 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."