Ageists, step to the side - who says that an old banana can't be the sweetest thing you've ever put in your mouth? With a luxe combination of bananas, butter, brown sugar and booze, this recipe proves the naysayers wrong. Dead wrong.
A Game of Three Questions with the Dirty Girls with Beetle’s Kitchen Escapades
Who’s ever happy after saying one and done? We decided to gild the lily this month and let two of our readers win the “Game of Three Questions with the Dirty Girls” for March and make it a motherfuckin’ party. Our first winner was Beetle of Beetle’s Kitchen Escapades, one of our favorite food blogs to drool over when we’re down and need a pick me up a la food porn. She made our Ricotta-Stuffed Pannetone French Toast with Grand Marnier Syrup and posted the pic on Facebook, earning her the right to ask us three questions of her choosing. Cass took the mic for this one…
What’s your dirtiest deed in the kitchen? It doesn’t have to be food-related 😉
So when I’m down or craving comfort, my mouth literally salivates for truffles, compelling me to eat my feelings in the form of the fragrant fungus. On a particularly low day, I made myself a filet topped with hand-shaved white truffles accompanied by artichokes in white truffle bechamel and a tangle of tagliatelle tossed with tender black truffles. As I went to lift the first glistening bite to my mouth, I watched my destiny fall before me and tipped the entire plate onto the floor. I could have cursed. I could have cried. But instead, I cringe as I admit to you that I ate floor truffles. Every last bit of them. It was awfully regrettable, but I couldn’t see another way out.
If you could invite any one of your dream-boats to cook in the kitchen with you, who would it be and what would you cook?
In “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” Johnny Depp consumes a pork dish so fantastic, it prompts him to run into the kitchen and kill the cook. Something that good couldn’t possibly continue to exist in this world given its level of fabulousity. There’s a hidden clip on the DVD of director Robert Rodriguez making this same pork dish in his garage, explaining the origin of the scene, and given that intellect is the sexy attribute of all, I’d love to tuck into a plate of pork with the deliciously brilliant Robert Rodriguez. And if he wanted to invite Johnny Depp over to join us, that’d be fine by me.
Name one thing that will never ever find a place in the Dirty Girls Kitchen.
Turning the Tables
God forbid we forget to ask Beetle herself a few questions as to why she’s so frigging awesome. Shame on us if we didn’t! But no worries, because we did!
What inspires you to cook?
The simple reason is I can’t get enough of food. And as I’ve been cooking, I realize how much tastier homemade food is compared to 3/4 of the food you eat outside. Baking is one of my loves – it can brighten my day any time. Whenever I’m feeling down, all I have to do is bake a batch of cupcakes and all is well with the world. I come from a family that adores food and that makes it more fulfilling to see everyone enjoy the food on the table at the end of the day.
What would your last meal be?
A mega breakfast with pancakes and waffles doused in maple syrup with ice cream, sausages, hash browns, a big bowl of fries from McDonald’s (yes, that’s two loads of potatoes, but who cares if my stomach explodes!), a pitcher of Coke and the biggest serving of my mom’s banana stew. Might as well have a food coma if I’m going under.
Pick a song to go with this post. Any song.
Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap