Serious Eats has been running this pre-Thanksgiving series wherein they get various celebrity chefs to chat with them about how Thanksgiving goes down in their homes. Today they feature Bobby Flay, who is not only our secret nemesis (for reasons we will not go into here), but also really gets us agitated when it comes to the matter of turkey.
Why? Because of he turkey episode of Flay’s ‘Throwdown’ tv show, in which he springs up unexpectedly on poor unexpecting non-celebrity-chefs and challenges them to cook their specialty. And for the turkey-themed throwdown, he showed up to challenge hometown girl Renee Ferguson at Kendall College Culinary School, as she prepared a classic Thanksgiving feast (turkey, gravy, white-bread stuffing) and he was all “ooh, look at me, I’m using chipotle and pomegranate molasses.” And he won, which is bullshit. Also we might be taking this too personally.
We couldn’t find a clip of Renee’s Thanksgiving prep, but here’s video of Flay’s side of the equation.
Celebrity Chef Holidays: Bobby Flay [Serious Eats]