Saturday, November 8, 2008

Kittee v. Onion

Sorry I've been away for a week. It wasn't because Vegan Mofo sucked the life force out of me, rather, the UPS guy's family had me all hung up in court. It got all worked out now, so no worries, thanks to my lawyer friends and all. Those people were so upset...gaw.

Awhile back, the infamous Dave and I made a fun kitchen video. You know, a little somethin'-somethin' to chill out to while you munch on popcorn and mythical GMO-free Fritos. Speaking of which, anyone know an organic corn chip that tastes like Fritos? My favorite chip ever. I would love to indulge, but can't justify supporting frankenfood, they creep me out.



Let me know what you think, and although my knife skills look Le Suck, my fingers are all intact and lovely. I could hand model if I wanted.

xo
kittee

44 comments:

  1. Kittee, you MUST post your video on the next food network star website! Well, not this one because I think it has to be 3 minutes long. This was adorable, and entertaining, and awesome, and you are too cute!!
    I've been watching their video auditions, and there is one vegan girl and one vegetarian. That's it. We need Kittee on TV! :)

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  2. Yay! I'm gonna try this. I am always a crying mess with unevenly chopped onions!

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  3. uh whooops, it's leslie logged into the wrong account!

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  4. wonderful video - I think that a lot of people will benefit - if my partner hadn't had to do some cooking classes for his guiding qualification I would still be one of those onion choppers that just have no clue.

    Lovely video :)

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  5. oh my god, someone help me. a sleestack is posting on my blog!!!!

    ack.

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  6. awesome! my onion chopping technique is the same as yours! but the onions we get here in australia are nowhere near as big as those whoppers so it's a little more fiddly. make some more videos, that was great!

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  7. I love the video! And it's almost exactly how I have cut onions for years, after seeing Graham Kerr do it on his show like 15 years ago. The only difference is that I leave the root end on, which helps keep the slices together as I'm doing the cross cuts. I think it's harder to peel the onion that way, though, so it's probably a wash, especially if you've got a clingy skin on there.

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  8. I'm a devout onion despiser, but it was very fun to see you in action in your kitchen!

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  9. Garden of Eatin' makes corn chips that are a decent substitute for Fritos. They aren't a perfect match, but they're organic & tasty & acceptably Frito-esque. Vegan Essentials has them online.

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  10. I am originally from Baltimore area and I call them vidalia onions! LOL. Just found your blog and I love it! Be back soon!

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  11. Great video - you seemed very mellow & relaxed infront of the camera (I always feel bad for people who stammer and stutter when being filmed, then I forget why I'm watching them...distracting).
    I can't beleive how cheap Vidalias are! We can't really get them here, alas, but I love them!

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  12. You couldn't have posted your video at a better time. I am only just learning to like onions and handle and chop them by myself (sad for a 30-something year old, but true nonetheless). I was a clueless chopper, onion bits would bounce all over and make a mess. No more, no more! I will use your technique and wow my partner the next time an onion need to be chopped. Make more videos! I love the fun simplicity of this one.

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  13. Hi Kittee,

    I liked your onion video.

    Are you still planning to move to Portland?

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  14. Kittee: move in with me.
    UPS guy's family...whaaa? good to hear it got worked out.

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  15. i super loved your video, kittee! i'm totally gonna try chopping up some onions (we're having taco night tonight) your way this evening! thanks! :) also: i will keep an eye out for corn chips that are GMO-free and taste like fritos! mmmmmmm! i puffy heart fritos too - but i also refuse to eat that scary food as well! eek!

    thanks again for sharing the rock'n video!

    w00t!

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  16. You are just so adorable, Kitty. When does the food network show debut? You are very video-genic and you have such a pleasant speaking voice.

    Also love the "Go Vegan" propaganda! And your bright and sunny, super-klean kitchen.

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  17. Loved the video! Very cute. Nice reference to Rachael Ray and the garbage bowl. I've only tried that once but it worked very nicely. Otherwise I'm chucking garbage at the can across the room constantly.

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  18. Kittee! You're so adorable! And thanks for the onion tips. I actually prefer this method, but sometimes I forget and cut slices and then dice each slice, which takes forever...on a related note, I cute the crap out of my thumb last night while cutting onions for my morning tofu scramble. :-(

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  19. ok, i know that this is pretty much my only comment ever, but you really really are my most favorite person in the world. ever.

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  20. The whole time I kept wondering what was tattooed on your hands :) Onion Luv. You're super. And obviously I know its not a tattoo.

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  21. Another Jonathan Richman fan! Woo-hoo!!! I love it!!

    As someone who has had two trips to the emergency room due to "cutlery incidents", I greatly appreciate this informative segment. Keep up the good work. I hope there is more to come:-)

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  22. At my natural foods store they carry Polenta Chips that are a dead ringer for Fritos, I even said that the first time I had them. I don't know they brand...gimme a second to google...oh internet, I love thee...The brand is called Solea, and they are called Polenta Corn Chips with sea salt.

    Hope you can find them!

    p.s. I found your blog off of Lindy Loo's site, and I love the candy sushi pics, adorable!

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  23. I loved the video. I cut onions just like that except with a chefs knife. My knife skills are a bit sucky but this does seem to be one of the quickest way to chop an onion.

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  24. YOU = Adorable! I've been waiting for this video since you mentioned it months ago! That's how I chop an onion too!
    Also, are you sure you're not 25?

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  25. i want a self caramelising onion!

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  26. In tact fingers means a great onion cutter!

    haha

    teddy

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  27. kittee:

    these things are silly, but i had to tag you--you are just too interesting! i won't be offended if you don't want to play, but i think your dedicated readers will appreciate the results.

    xo jewbacca

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  28. your fingers do look lovely haha... seriously though, that is the exact same way that i cut onions. 'cept i use a bigger knife and my eyes water a lot more.

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  29. Cute video Kittee!

    Okay, Trader Joe's has corn chips that are like Fritos but a million times better. So good! They're even curved shape, which is awesome for scooping up guac and salsa.

    XO Julie

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  30. Kittee, how are you that cute? So, so, so adorable. Also, that is exactly how I chop my onions!

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  31. It's me, mmm-cake...stupid thing won't let me log into my lj.

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  32. I love the video! We cut onions the same way except we start the slices the long way first.

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  33. Well Lindy Loo said you were a hoot, and she was right.
    Watched the video, thinking what would I possibly learn about chopping onions. Something that I had down to a science, that had been reaffirmed by numerous cookbooks(after skinning onion,put face down and cut several times horizontally from tip to root end; then make cuts perpendicular to the horizontal cuts . Well was I wrong. I tried your method, and it was much easier and my onion pieces were much smaller. Thank you
    And now I am charmed by your blog; very entertaining.

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  34. 1) I love your onion video!

    2) Corn nuts taste exactly like fritos to me. If you're worried about hydrogenated oil (the ones sold at my coop were not unhydrogenated), you could probably figure out how to fry up some yourself ...

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  35. I quite often struggle with the peel, so cutting in half first is brilliant. Why didn't I think of that?
    BTW Kittee - I freakin' LOVE your kitchen!

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  36. You are too cute, you know that?

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  37. I love you sooooo much. Please move to Sweden a chop onions with me forever! I know we disagree about the onion chopping ways (seriously, use a sharp knife and leave the root bit! And don't cut all the way through!!!) but opposites attract right?

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  38. dont know if anyone told u yet but trader joes has organic fritos.
    i love them. so thick and greasy! theyre called corn dippies or some crap. theyre bigger than normal fritos but more oblong than frito scoops.

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