Friday, March 26, 2010

What Hams: Me and Paula Deen

A little over a month ago, Paula Deen paid a visit to the San Francisco Food Bank to donate over 30,000 pounds of protein in partnership with Smithfield. A big perk of my job….getting to meet celebs from time to time. The day after the donation, I was invited to a cooking demonstration where Paula announced that she would be collaborating with Philadelphia Cream cheese for a “Real Women of Philadelphia” cooking contest.

Basically, you come up with an appetizer, entre, side or dessert that uses cream cheese, shoot a video and submit. I’ve been giving this quite a bit of thought and have come up with my recipe to be unveiled in a later post.

This weekend I will be doing a recipe run through to see if:
1.) It tastes good
2.) What measurements/ingredients/directions need to be changes
3.) Cooking video practice (I’ve enlisted Christoph to be the photog)

This was me saying “Paula, I made your Tennessee Banana Black Walnut Cake with Carmel Frosting last weekend and it was aaaammmazing!”

Paula is great! It’s no wonder she is successful at what she does.