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The Synchronized Fuss-Off

August  8, 2012

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.

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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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Brette Warshaw

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16 Comments

ChrisBird August 9, 2012
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?
 
Amanda H. August 12, 2012
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!
 
maggiesara August 9, 2012
Why on earth is the Skippy in the fridge?
 
Peter August 9, 2012
More important (and yes, this sounds snobby) but why does Amanda OWN Skippy?
 
AntoniaJames August 9, 2012
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)
 
AntoniaJames August 9, 2012
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)
 
Amanda H. August 12, 2012
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.
 
mcs3000 August 9, 2012
Hilarious. Perfect scores for presentation, technical merit + music choreography.
 
AntoniaJames August 8, 2012
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)
 
Kristy M. August 8, 2012
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! : )
 
fiveandspice August 8, 2012
Heehee. You two should feel free to stop by my kitchen anytime... Darling video, and definitely a medal worthy performance.
 
Susige August 8, 2012
Sweet video that made me laugh! Love the music too!
 
windysiprits August 8, 2012
This made me smile so much. Love this video!
 
Nozlee S. August 8, 2012
Arranging the eggs in the fridge by color is practically Pinterest-worthy.
 
EmilyC August 8, 2012
The closing scene with the dish towel is great! The Sixpoint Sweet Action also caught me eye (love that beer -- actually their whole line).
 
Amanda H. August 12, 2012
Yes, me, too. I've been working my way through their all of their beer varieties.... slowly, but surely.