Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tyler Florence Made Me Breakfast!

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?”

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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Isn’t he so cute?  Can you say million dollar smile? 

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And here is the lovely Erika and our good friend Miss Marion! 

A grand time was had by all!!!

16 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

How much fun! No wonder you were so excited!

Grandma J said...

What a great birthday present! I would've eaten with my fingers too. Happy Birthday

Joyce said...

Wow that is so exciting! I would have licked the plate too. What a great birthday gift. Please share the answer to your risotto question.
Joyce

Maria said...

Congratulations, what fun and everything taste better eaten with your fingers anyway. Happy Birthday, by the way, is it this weekend?

shara said...

You look so happy! Yea for you! He is a cutie. Happy bday! Your bday breakfast menu sounds wonderful. mmmmm....

Jojo said...

Happy Birthday! Oh what fun!!!

Miss_Nobody said...

Happy birthday!Looks like you had great fun!!

Jana said...

What fun! glad you had such a great time for your birthday!

DesertHen said...

What an Awesome birthday present! I love Tyler!!!! He is the cutest ever!! Those pancakes looked out of this world...=)

Mabry's gamma said...

Lucky lucky you, what a great B-day present.
He is one of my favorites too.

Jo said...

What great pictures. Lucky you!

Okay, now I'm hungry. :-)

Happy Birthday!

Daryl said...

Finger food is really the best ... what a wonderful treat .. sounds like someone told Chef Tyler it was your special day! How cool. Very.

imom said...

I need to start watching the Food Network, he is definitely "watch worthy"!!

Country Girl said...

This is exceptional, Deb!! And after a day like this, how could you not feel a little bit low? I mean, this is great!! And you were on TV!

asthmagirl said...

I love Tyler Florence and his Ultimate food!
How fortunate you are!

Jeannelle said...

What a cool experience! Looks like great fun!!