FN’s Secretary Confidential Returns

by in View All Posts, November 21st, 2008

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies -- Paula DeenToday I headed to the kitchens for a legitimate reason this time (not scrounging for leftovers). I was asked to coordinate a little soiree. The reason? We’re celebrating the launch of our new UK Food site!

Whenever I head to the 6th floor (test kitchens and studios) I wonder if I’ll bump into any FN faves. On recent treks, I’ve spied Rachael and hubby, Bobby (he was in all black — very New York), Guy — sporting his signature sunglasses (yes, inside) and Anne Burrell as well. Of course, the best part of any 6th-floor adventure is Clarence, the security guard. He’s a gem who always has a smile ready for me.

Chef Bleifer and I went over options for hors d’oeuvres and drinks. His plan is to incorporate tasty recipes from the new site — synergy! On the menu: prosciutto-wrapped scallops (yum), thai chicken style skewers (double yum) and a blini with smoked salmon (curious). The delicious smells emanating from the kitchens got the best of me.

“What are they cooking?” I excitedly asked. Chef Bleifer encouraged me to take a peek. Sarah Copeland, head of recipe testing (title is actually “recipe developer”) , and team were busy testing for the FN Magazine’s spring issue. They told me I can’t reveal the test recipes, but here’s a hint: think iconic ballpark or carnival food. I didn’t get a taste, but if looks and smells could kill, no doubt the mag will be slaying your appetites come spring. That said, what are you favorite FN Magazine recipes? I’m voting on the Loaded Oatmeal Cookies — to quote my gal Rachael, YUM-O!

~ Secretary Confidential

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Comments (15)

  1. marian hall says:

    i like the food network show but i am very disappointed in the way it is to find a receipe i want from a show.the way before was great now is awful.

  2. Maureen says:

    Great writing! I felt like I was there with you. What fun! I’m looking forward to your next inside scoop.

  3. Lisa says:

    yeah, being thankful. We have so much to be thankful for. here I am in Beijing China on Thanksgiving Day and we are so grateful for all that we have in the USA, especially FN and SC..this is fun to check out this blog. Keep it comin’!

  4. ken harman says:

    I am sick and tired of seeing that fuzzy headed jerk, Guy. I have stopped watching Food Network because he shows up so often.

  5. Sandy says:

    What a fun read.I alway loved hearing about the “The Food Network”.Keep it up and let’s hear about food prep for the
    Inauguration.

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