Saturday, June 23, 2007

Trig and The Magic Onion

Well, all of you who don't know the famous Aidan Brooks yet are in for a great treat. Trig, as we know him, writes one of the most enthusiastic food blogs going, lives in London and has been very helpful to me in getting my own blog up and running which, I must say, pales in comparison to his. His blog is always interesting to read and he's so passionate about food that it's infectious. He just makes you want to learn as much as you can.

I have no doubt at all that Trig is going to be a world famous chef one day and I am all for discovering the new and exciting before the rest of the world does. So, if this is your first time seeing him then remember you saw him here first. Someday you'll be able to say: "I knew him when..."

The focus here is on chopping an onion while avoiding the age old problem of watery eyes when one does it. I am not going into the science of it but it's fully explained on his blog if you're interested. What I am happy about is that he's agreed to let us carry the video for his demonstration of chopping without tears. We'll all be dicing onions up for our Summer salads so I thought it would be great to see the proper technique. The "magic" is that we already know the onion changes from red to white in mid-vid. The continuity person on the production staff apparently had the day off but no harm done. Someday Trig! You'll have the whole production staff and more...someday.

You can congratulate Aidan "Trig" Brooks on his first professional chef assignment at his blog Aidan Brooks: Trainee Chef. Cheers mate! Enjoy your stint in Catalunya. Believe me, the best is yet to come.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you William. I'm really touched, although I do think perhaps you've gone a bit over the top. I'm just learning and enjoying myself while I learn.

    I've made a few videos since this one and, thankfully, they are starting to look a bit better. Especially after I had serious words with my continuity manager (aka. my dad) about ensuring adequate stocks of identical props for the number of takes required.

    Mind you, I still make some howling gaffs. You can find my outtakes and other clips here, though the Thai kick boxing is nothing to do with me, I'm pleased to say.

    Cheers and good luck with the blog.