Julia Childs kicked it off when she published Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Then, Julie Powell took it to the interwebs with a blog documenting her attempt to cook all 524 recipes in 356 days. Now, it's my turn to cash in on the Childs craze by posting 1048 ironic pictures of me "cooking" on Instagram in 178 days.
I've got a few of the shots already figured out. It'll start with me standing by the sink trying to fill a pot of water, but the pot's turned upside down. And I'm just looking at my phone with a face that's all like "Whatever, pot." From there, I'll move on to a pic of me sprinkling salt onto the pepper mill. I'll throw on some blur effects to exaggerate the pepper and obscure my face, which will have an expression like "Die, pepper, die." Then I'll move on to a scene where I'm dicing celery but the celery is actually in my hand, the knife is on the cutting board, and I'm making a face that's like "Hey, mister…how'd you get here?"
Okay, so I have just three image ideas so far. But I'm not worried…they'll come to me. In the meantime, I'm expanding my prop selection. I picked up a sweet $25 Kitchenastic voucher for just $10, so I can load up on premium kitchen, barware and catering equipment. Turkey timers, professional pans, and more cupcake accessories than you can shake a cinnamon stick at—if you can use it in a kitchen—ironically or not—it's available from Kitchenastic for an amazingly affordable price. Who knows. Maybe I'll even cook something with them.
Deal #: 2883