March 4, 2005
Food Digest

Just a quick and dirty food digest today at TooManyChefs. I'm pinch-hitting for Todd and Barrett, both of whom have much better noses for sniffing out the interesting stuff in the food world.

The big news today of course is the release of Martha Stewart from jail. This Chicago Tribune article notes "Within minutes of Stewart's release, a Website run by her supporters,, began hawking "Martha is Free at Last!" BBQ aprons for $18.95." Get yours now...

And if you are interested in what the inimitable Ms. Stewart ate in prison, you can read this article in Slate. Apparently, the Prison Diet resulted in a loss of 20 pounds over a five-month period. Drastic measures indeed!

Over in the Seattle Times, Kathy Casey gives us some innovative pizza recipes and tips on getting restaurant-quality pies at home. But can she explain why it is that Domino's in the UK is advertising new "Chicago-style" thin crust pizzas?!?? Can anyone?

Barrett has been exercising his keen food news nose for me and just sent me a link to this story in the Chicago Tribune on the Luther Burger, named after Luther Vandross and served in a Georgia restaurant named Mulligan's. What is a Luther Burger you may ask? A delightful combination of hamburger meat and...Krispy Kreme doughnuts. MMMM. The article notes "And yes, customers do order it. Maybe not in droves, but they do." One is too many, eh? And don't even ASK about the "hamdog" served in the same establishment.

And so that is it until next week when your favourite presenters will be back and in full form!

Posted by Meg in Sussex at March 4, 2005 12:46 PM | TrackBack Print-friendly version

I met former White House Pastry Chef Roland Meisner tonight. He said that when Ms. Martha visited the White House, she couldn't resist trying to tell him how to improve his gingerbread houses.

Meisner stopped her when she wanted to put pins in them to hold them together -- Quel horreur! They didn't see eye to eye after that.

He said "Martha and I, we are not going to be having dinner together."

Posted by Snackish on March 10, 2005 at 12:53 AM

I am looking for the recipe for the White House carrot cake. I think the recipe was by Roland Mesner for Bill Clinton. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by Mary WIlson on April 21, 2007 at 10:08 AM

Mary Wilson,

The carrot cake recipe is located in Roland's, "Basic to Beautiful Cakes." I saw him do a demonstration last night, and he's wonderful! I'd give you the recipe, but I think you'd benefit from buying the book.

Posted by Audra Dykes on November 9, 2007 at 7:47 AM
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