At this point, last year's Cook-off Champion, Lori Gilder entered the competition having earned a first round bye. Please excuse the pun, but at this point things really started to heat up. What was ultimately friendly gathering of food loving design-bloggers began to get VERY serious. Trash talking, sabotaging. I mean, just look at the steely resolve in Lori's eyes as she knocks Chef Doug Fletcher's hand out of the way! What a competitor!
Capital Cooking is without a doubt the closet thing to a commercial range I have cooked on that wasn't a commercial range. All burners are rated at 23,000 BTU and since they are open burners the heat is distributed evenly across the bottom of the pans. Even with all that power you can achieve a very nice simmer (145F) which came in very handy in the marinara round. We didn't use the ovens so I can't really speak to their performance, but if they're anything like to burners this is definitely a range I would consider for my next kitchen, and won't hesitate suggesting it to any clients who love to cook.
Stacy went to beef & snap peas, I went for chicken & brocolli. I'd love to tell you the rest of what I put into my dish, but it was all such a blur I can't remember. Whatever ended up in the wok came out looking pretty good.
The results? I'll let the judges make the announcement:
Thanks again to Capital Cooking for including me in what was a really cool afternoon. And what did I do after winning the 2nd Annual Blogger's Cook-off? My wife & I went to ...