The view flying into Nashville, TN.
UPDATE: The event was a great success! Made some new friends and put out some killer food. All photos are now up from our trip here. CMT has posted video from behind-the-scenes here. AOL Slashfood’s post is here, and Esquire here. We can’t wait to get back to Nashville again, and hope to welcome the gracious folks we met in the world of country to our home in Miami soon.
This Friday (Dec. 3) at 8/7c., Country Music Television (CMT) will air its Artists of the Year Awards, a night of performances and tributes – your basic awards show fare celebrating country music’s best of 2010. Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, the Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock, Maroon 5 (performing a cover of Taylor Swift’s Mine,) and friends will all be there.
Ready for a rub-down, Michael's brined brisket dries out in the walk-in at our catering facility the Chef's Market.
As if the field wasn’t dreamy enough, Kevin Costner will host as Michael joins fellow James Beard Award-winning chefs RJ Cooper (defeated on Iron Chef America last night, but in the most noble of fashions to newcomer Marc Forgione) and John Currence to present the star-studded event’s dinner.
Tomorrow night the broadcast will be taped, and we arrived in Nashville today to begin prepping bourbon barrel bung-smoked brisket for Michael’s course. Tonya from CMT had been holding onto the bungs for us for a couple weeks now. She just had to brag on our last conference call that her office took on the pleasant scent of Eau du Maker’s Mark! We were all jealous.
Make it at home with the following recipe, and stay tuned for photos and video as I document the trip’s proceedings.
Posted in Away Game, Behind the Scenes, Recipe, Special Event
Tagged Artists of the Year, Carrie Underwood, CMT, James Beard Foundation, John Currence, Maroon 5, Nashville, RJ Cooper, Taylor Swift
"Pumpkin stuffing, pumpkin stuffing!"
For all you procrastinators out there (you know who you are!) here’s a really tasty Pumpkin Panade — er, stuffing — recipe for your Turkey Day feast which we served yesterday to 30 fifth graders at Michael’s Chefs Move to Schools partner, Phillis Wheatley Elementary. That’s now 3 dishes that have been 86′ed by Ms. Rivero’s adventurous eaters. It was the first, however, that was spontaneously rapped, one ingredient at a time!
Our multi-talented intern Renata captured the whole performance on film, posted here on the Michael’s Genuine YouTube channel. For images of the visit, see our Flickr set.
We were very proud and sent them home with a print out of the recipe and a flyer for their parents on the December 8 opening of Roots in the City Farmers Market. 16 kids will join us for the festivities and sell portions of their still-to-be-determined submission to the USDA’s Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge with a little help from Michael and his food cart.
Remember, the Miami restaurant is closed today. Have a happy, healthy, and tasty holiday!
Typical moment behind the lens, carrying too many things at once!
Hi again! I have to admit that it feels a little odd to participate in “Hello my name is…”, since I created this column to get to know some of the folks at MGFD whom we don’t usually get to hear from. And those who follow The Genuine Kitchen probably could stand to hear from me a little less!!! But in the interest of having something for my link in the About the Team section of our website other than the contact page of this blog, here it goes… Continue reading