The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Great Tastes Show Eve

Even though the weather was horrible I made it into the Tremont to get organized for the food styling for the three key talents: Warren Brown, John Shields and Michael Midgley. It is all in the details, for Christmas you want stockings hung just so and for food styling you want the equipment there and you want to think like the presenter and have things there they forgot to tell you they will need.

My dining room table is covered with spare equipment to take tomorrow. Warren Brown advised he was bringing everything he needs but I am assuming what he thinks is everything doesn't necessarily mean everything. He might be bringing his ingredients but not the bowls he'll need for the demonstration...or he might. He might need a candy thermometer and he might not.

Michael Midgley is the chef on season 2 of Top Chef who kept you wondering why he lasted to so long. In reading his recipe where he uses a WonTon wrapper he says to roll the item up like a phatty--I was laughing so hard. It was so in keeping with his TV persona. Hey, I'm a child of the 60's and a phatty meant a fat joint...too funny.

As much as I'm prepping for the food styling I'm not preparing for the food blogger panel - we'll see how that turns out. I have my opening joke down and that is it. It will be a long day and it might be one where when I get home that I have a heavy duty drink. As for you my readers, news and photos at 11.

Michael Midgley

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