Even Iron Chefs can make mistakes in the kitchen sometimes!
Food Network star Michael Symon, who will kick off the foodie-themed Savor Borgata weekend on November 8, reveals that even celebrity chefs can mess up when they’re cooking. In his case, it was in the presence of another highly-praised chef, Bobby Flay, and Bobby’s wife, former Law & Order: SVU star Stephanie March.
“A few summers ago, my wife and I went on vacation to Sicily with a few other couples (most of whom are either chefs or in the culinary industry in some capacity), Bobby and his wife included. We went to the markets every day, bought whatever was the freshest and took everything back to the home we had rented, where everyone participated in making a part of the meals,” the Cleveland-based chef explained to Life & Style.
“For dinner one night, I decided to cook a whole fish for everyone and thought it would be a great idea to scale the fish…in the kitchen sink. Let’s just say that old Italian plumbing and fish scales don’t mix. Even though I clogged the pipes and nearly destroyed the kitchen in this centuries- old, beautiful Italian villa, which Bobby doesn’t ever let me forget, the fish was great!”
Luckily, Michael’s visit to the Borgata will be more relaxing and drama-free. “My mom and dad are coming to Atlantic City to be at this event with me, which is always a treat. And of course I am really eager to eat at all the great restaurants at Borgata,” the 44-year-old owner of Lola and Lolita restaurants shares.
One of Michael’s favorite topics is how to turn favorite comfort-food recipes into something a little bit more healthy, and he shared a few of his tips with Life & Style.
“Substitute celery root for half of the potatoes in your favorite mashed potato recipe!” he says. And here’s another one: “Whenever you are making something stuffed (like stuffed cabbage or stuffed peppers) that calls for white rice in the recipe, replace the white rice with either brown rice or quinoa.” Source
Fathom contributing editor Stephanie March went to Southeast Asia and made a beautiful movie.
In July, I traveled to Nepal and India with an amazing photographer (and now dear friend),Michael Crook. Michael and I were charged with shooting a video for World of Children to document their work in the field. The video was a great project, and we loved working on it. However, as so often happens with travel, one thing led to another…
Why We Travel: Stephanie March in India and Nepal from FATHOM WayToGo on Vimeo.
CUT TO: Michael and I shoot another video about travel itself, why I love to do it, how it stimulates a curious mind and nourishes the belly, soul, and (occasionally) closet. Without even meaning to, we made a movie about the Fathom ethos. We just couldn’t help ourselves.