Tuesday, July 14, 2009
For those of you who weren't there, The Lot celebrated its opening with a fabulous performance by Mary Beth Carolan, who singled-handedly created a new genre for cooking shows with her piece, "Cooking with Power Tools".
Lemon & Pepper Tilapia
Garlic Coconut Mashed Potatoes (Sweet and Idaho)
With the aid of her assistant Tommy and her personal DJ Johnny Saco, Mary Beth prepared this meal in front of a spellbound audience at the Lot using..... power tools!
She used a bench press to squeeze the lemons. She used a chop saw to cut the baguette. She used a potato shooter to toss the salad clear across the yard. She chopped the fish with an ax (i know, not powered, but certainly dramatic). She used an industrial grate to mash the potatoes, a drywall trowel to frost the cake, and to light the candles she used a blow torch.
Seriously. It was amazing and funny and it ruled. The best part was, the food tasted great! There wasn't anything left after audience members took to the buffet.