Thanks to Brie Mason, I’ve recently discovered a rather delectable piece of kitchen candy, Bob Blumer. Curious … does anyone know if he’s single? All over a man that knows his way around the kitchen. mmm…mmm…mmm
At any rate, Brie’s and my new Monday night tradition is curling up to the Food Network Canada to watch Bob battle it out on Glutton for Punishment for yet another Foodie World Record. Now, neither of us have really ever been couch potatoes. We like to be a little more engaged, and as such, we decided to take Bob on at his own game and see how we’d fair at the competition for this Monday’s episode – the Onion Peeling World Record. We’re both pretty decent cooks, so really how hard could this possibly be.
We’ll we found out just that on Friday night, as we reverted to high school (…umm … I mean university) with rum and cokes (in Brie’s soap opera glasses) and a series of tricks up our sleeves. You see, we were set to compete with each other in peeling onions, and unlike Bob, WE didn’t need 3-minutes, 1-minute would do. Now I say ‘tricks’ to be polite, as in reality, Brie is a CHEAT. She snuck a few onions in the freezer as apparently that makes peeling them easier and bites back on the tears. I on the other hand, did not cheat, but rather did a little research being a conscientious student and all. What I learned was that soaking onions in water is suppose to make peeling them easier.
Maybe I should have listened to that onion peeling video a little closer – those tips were for pearl onions and garlic, not walla wallas. Have no clue how Bob is possibly going to peel 50 pounds of onions in less than 3 1/2-minutes. I guess we’ll have to tune in on Monday. Glutton for Punishment is on the Food Network Canada at 7:30 pm EST and at 4:30 pm and 11:30 pm PST.
Special thanks to our pro video team – Young Master Mason ( aged 10 ) on camera and Little Miss Mason ( aged 8 ) on the timer.