Thursday, September 28, 2006
Macy's Culinary Demo Cart
Some unknown force dragged my yellow Scion into the Hilldale parking lot over lunch hour today. I got sucked out of the car, dragged past Ben and Jerry's, Buddy Squirrels, then down the Macy's escalator--and Candy Jones hates escalators--toward the Gimbels, I mean Marshall Fields, I mean Macy's cafe.
And what to my wondering eyes should appear: A cooking demo cart in the batter laden hands of a culinary professional named Donna.
Donna wore a fetching black arpon and was making peanut butter cookies called Not Nutter Butters with a smart little KitchenAid and a Calphalon pan.
I was intrigued by her use of a skillet to melt butter, then split a vanilla bean, and toast oats before chilling the mixture.
Does heaven smell like Not Nutter Butters cookies?
Donna says she's typically there on a Sunday or Tuesday for six hour shifts, and there will be someone showing us how it's done at the demo cart five days a week.
There are recipes next to the cart. If you really want, I'll email this one to you.