Nikki Dinki is Amazing and Should Have a Show on Food Network

Is apparently also a supermodel

Is apparently also a supermodel

Food Network Star is a very special show, as far as I am concerned. I got hooked during the 2012 season, and it was something that punctuated what I will probably always consider to be the most amazing and magical Summer of my life.

Every Sunday I look forward excitedly to sitting down on the couch with Zelda and any of the other Kittensharks who happen to be around, turning on Food Network, and then throwing out all kinds of reactionary tweets for one intense hour. The tweeting about it is crucial to the experience. I’ve annoyed my real life friends (sucks to be you, @e_of_pi!), Made some new friends (shout out especially to @Rachaven, who is awesome), and gotten myself blocked by Giada (a Kittenshark rite of passage).

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They might as well have just called it Iron Chef: Guarnaschelli.

A magical time of the year is setting upon the land. No, of course I’m not speaking of the winter holiday season. A decade in retail ruined Christmas for me forever. I’m talking about something much more wonderful. I’m talking of course about Next Iron Chef: Redemption.

Some people see cooking shows like this.

I never thought I would be a Food Network enthusiast. I never got that hunger-porn feeling a lot of people get when they watch cooking shows. I don’t even really like food that much. If I’m alone I often forget to eat. I suppose that makes me a poseur. It’s a shame I have to learn to live with.

It was last year that Zelda started introducing me to Food related television. She started me off easy with Good Eats. There were costumes and puppets that would entertain me if the food didn’t. Then it was Chopped. I was hooked pretty much instantly. The judges were awesome to watch. The competitors were always hilarious, whether or not it was intentional. Continue reading

Official Nikki Martini!

Official Nikki Martini by Nikki Martin (Photo borrowed from Ms. Nikki Martin’s FB page)

I have just been advised by the lovely Nikki Martin herself that she has taken the name devised by your favorite kittensharks and made a much better recipe than the half-assed version we gave you a couple days ago!  Here is her official recipe and photo as well as a link to her Facebook page, where it is posted:

Wondering what to drink tonight while watching Food Network #Star? Sip on a delicious ‘Nikki Martini’.
( Clever Name courtesy of my KittenSharks)

Nikki in a glass: Fun, Flirty, A touch of Spice & Might Bite ya in the Ass Later!

PASSION JALAPENO NIKKI MARTINI

2 oz Silver Tequila
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
1.5 oz Passion Fruit Juice/Puree
1/2 Jalapeno Seeded and Sliced

Muddle Jalapeno slices with lime & simple. Add Tequila and Passion Fruit (Peach or Grapefruit works too)
Shake it like a Polaroid Picture

Strain and Serve up. Garnish with a Jalapeno Slice.

Nikki Martini

Nikki Martini

In honor of Food Network Star contestant Nikki Martin, who was sadly eliminated in last week’s episode, the kittensharks have created a recipe for a martini with grilled.  We forgot to bring our gin to the tiki bar, so it was made with vodka.  Half-assed recipe follows:

 

 

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Nikki Martin is Amazing and Should Have a Show on Food Network

So, tonight we learned that Nikki Martin was eliminated from Food Network Star.  If you

Nikki Martin

know anything about kittensharks, then you know that we are obsessed with Food Network Star.  (If you don’t know anything about kittensharks, then you are a jackass.)  Kittensharks are traditionally #TeamAlton because, as you know, we are huge fans of Alton Brown.  However, through a series of tweets with Nikki Martin, we learned that she is a classy and interesting lady who has some stuff to teach us about grilling food.

Tonight, I was extremely disappointed to see her removed from the running in place of Michelle on Bobby Flay’s team.  I think it was a huge mistake in the producers’ decision.  Nikki might not be everyone’s idea of “classic” food show host, but she is attractive, interesting and informative.  Which is what one ought to want in an informative food show.  I don’t eat meat, but I would be interested in some of her tips on grilling vegetables.  I don’t know what any of the other contestants would have to say on this subject because they don’t seem to care.  I think Nikki does.

I’m going to launch a campaign to get a Nikki Martin Show on Food Network.  I think you should join me.  Yeah?  Do it.

If you are interested in joining, email zelda@kittensharks.org or start tweeting @FoodNetwork that you want a #NikkiMartinShow immediately!  Nikki is a classy lady and has a lot to teach us.  As a Food Network viewer, that’s what I’m looking for.  What about you?