Thursday, January 24, 2008
Alton Brown's Steel Lotus
What's shiny, disc-shaped, and stacked on a thin column? No, it's not the Jetson's apartment complex, it's Alton Brown latest kitchen creation: a multi-tiered, non-unitasking, steamer basket. With a piece of threaded rod stock and a couple of stainless steel steamer baskets you too can create your own Steel Lotus! Plans for the three tiered steamer are on Alton's site. Heck, I could fit a six tier unit in the stock pot I use for corn!
His newest creation will be featured in the latest Good Eats episode, The Wing and I, airing Wednesday, January 30th and will be used for, you guessed it, chicken wings. This lead up to the Super Bowl will follow other party food shows like Dip Madness and Man Food. Maybe they'll break out the ol' Miller cardboard cutout of Alton Brown and we'll be all set of a long day of eating Sunday!