Yes, it is true! Tyler Florence from Food Network made me blueberry pancakes, maple sugar pepper bacon and caramelized bananas. How did this happen, you say? In short, my children gave me tickets to The Metropolitan Cooking Show in Atlanta as a birthday present. Being a diehard Tyler Florence fanatic, I opted for the special show to gaze upon my favorite celebrity chef. Not being a shy gal, I ran up to the mike to ask my very probing question. “What is the secret of making risotto?”
Here I am on the big screen asking my question to Tyler Florence. My question monopolized a good portion of the Q & A time. Sorry, Tyler. But I just had to know!
As Tyler began to plate up his creation, he called to me over the loud speaker! Yes, me. He called ME! Running up to the stage, he handed me this wonderful plate and wished me a very happy birthday.
Sorry for the blurry photo, but we were shooting without the flash. My daughter learned that a steady hand is most important on obtaining a clear photo.
Surprisingly, no forks were to be had, and the three of us ate with our fingers. Who cared? We didn’t, it was fantastic. You bet I kept the plate! I will eat on it every day of my life!
Isn’t he so cute? Can you say million dollar smile?
And here is the lovely Erika and our good friend Miss Marion!
A grand time was had by all!!!