Thanks to all for the kind words w/r/t my quixotic struggle w/ a cookbook that weighs as much as a third grader and costs as much as a suite at the W. But we must not neglect the usual Cod business, like finding some dismaying soupcon to start the week. (Rainy Monday on the tail end of spring break means there will certainly be good seats available in the 11:15 class at my day job, y'all come!)
As I mentioned last year about this time, the weeks and weeks of Mothers Day hype are a grind if you are recently short a mom. I am not sure if being an orphan makes the following more or less disturbing:
"Good Morning America" is looking for a mom who has done it all...and then some. We're seeking that entry that moves us the most, about a mom who did something extra-special for her family, her community, a friend or loved one. Is there a mom you know who has done something extraordinary or heroic? What makes this mom special?
I can't imagine a contest where winning is more like a home invasion (well, maybe that Shaqille O'Neal searches your home for kiddie porn contest). Emeril got his start at a spot that, entre nous is home to a ferociously overrated brunch, and unless your mom is Rebecca Black, and sleeps perfectly coiffed and lipglossed, encountering the GMA crew first thing in the morning might not feel like winning. Also, the whole thing is just creepy. I am bracing myself for:
The Alton Brown shows you how to floss properly contest.
The Guy Fieri just needs to crash on your couch for a couple weeks contest.
The Rachael Ray hosts your Carlos viewing party contest.
The Anthony Bourdain crashes your sister's wedding contest.
Feel free to add you own contests in the comments, if it helps to pass the time on what is most certainly another Guiteau Monday.
Luckily, Dusty does.