Thursday, June 9, 2011

Boitano Saves the Day

Do you want a reason to love Brian Boitano? Okay, let me rephrase, do you want reason number 745 to love Brian Boitano? We just watched an episode of "Anna and Kristina's Grocery Bag" on the Oprah channel (no, I do not have a vagina) that featured Brian Boitano. I'm sure I'm the only one who watches this show, but it's really kind of ingenious if you like cooking shows and cookbooks and Canadians. What they do is, take a cookbook, in this episode it was the Diner's, Drive Ins and Dives cookbook, but usually it's a cookbook someone would want, you know, good ones. They then try to cook 4 or 5 recipes from the cookbook and have a guest chef over to try their efforts. The fun part is, Anna and Kristina are pretty horrible cooks. So at the end of each show you get an idea of how good a certain cookbook is and how difficult the recipes are and Anna and Kristina give a buy or leave recommendation at the end of the show.

Anyway, the guest chef usually brings over a bottle of wine or champagne he/she has chosen that pairs well with the cookbook. I don't know enough about wine to ever tell if the selection is jive or not, that's not the point. In this episode, and I'll go ahead and burst your bubble, but they didn't like the Diner's Drive Ins and Dives cookbook, Brian Boitano was the guest chef. But, he didn't bring wine, he brought beer. Not only did he bring beer, he brought Duvel, which they all agreed, was the best thing to come of this particular episode. How can you not love Brian Boitano?


  1. I will give you this--before today, I would have had some difficulty mustering enthusiasm for Brian Boitano. (But I do love Duvel).

  2. One of his best feats since building the pyramids/beating up Kublai Khan.

  3. or in the year 3010, when he fought the evil robot kings and saved the human race again.

    seriously though, no Oprah please, I don't care if there's a beer reference or not.

  4. You know Patrick, directives like that only make me want to post more Oprah content.