I’ve been fascinated this week with the Bon Appetite Test Kitchen as they prepare for Thanksgiving. All I can tell you that they make the D-Day planners look like rank amateurs who were winging it. If how to make the mashed potatoes can become a compelling, 45-minute long story doesn’t intrigue you, the friendship between all these chefs might. The videos have all the tension and drama of the cook-off shows, and I found myself actually rooting for an ingredient (not telling you, but you’ll know!).
I’ve been watching one episode per night, and tonight I will watch them prepare the actual dinner, in a house (and not a lab with 30+ ovens): can they pull it off? I cannot wait to find out!
(Spoiler alert: I really want to try the mashed potatoes they developed! My farmers market has the winner of the potato cook-off! Yes: potato cook off. Twelve of ’em!)
Get your food nerd on, and thank me later.