Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Dave Lieberman

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Cooking with Dave Lieberman

Dave Lieberman is an interesting guy who made me lunch today. Well, me, and 20 other people at Macy's Metro Center. He came to DC to do a promotional event for both his cookbook, Dave's Dinners, and Macy's cookware line, Tools of the Trade. You had to buy $50 worth of this cookware to get an autographed copy. As much as I like him and his recipes, I don't need $50 worth of cookware in order to get his John Hancock.

In case you're not familiar with Dave Lieberman, he's a 27-ish-year-old cook who was on the Food Network's Good Deal with Dave Lieberman and according to some critics is the channel's attempt to reach out to younger audiences. In the midst of being a starstruck fan, I did get out a question about the show and he said that he doesn't see doing any more episodes of Good Deal because he feels like he's done everything he can with it. The show was one of my favorites -- he broke down complicated recipes and created champagne dishes on a light beer budget (but a nice light beer, none the less).

In the meantime, Dave is doing all kinds of other ventures, including the Web-based Dave Does for Food Network and In Search of Real Food for Yahoo! He also said he's working on a travel-based food show that highlights where your food comes from.

I've interviewed politicians, famous journalists and other celebrities that only newsies would swoon about, but I lost my cool on this one. I feel like such a starstruck teenage girl, but I'm only human. And, we were fed some delicious dishes from his cookbook.

We had his pumpkin and chipotle corn chowder with an onion marmalade toast topped with slices of Parmesan and country-style pate and a creamy chicken thighs and mushrooms over gemelli pasta.

The soup was delicious and spicy with a touch of pumpkin flavor that didn't overwhelm the rest of the flavors. The toast was delicious with the onion marmalade, which isn't a combination I would have guessed. The Parmesan was a great touch too -- tangy with a bit of bite. The pasta and chicken dish was also delicious and provided a great combination of carbs, veggies and protein.

We all got a copy of the recipes before we left. I won't post them for the sake of length, but e-mail me at kellymahoney[at]gmail.com if you want them or check out Dave's book.

21 comments:

Jackson said...

wow... he is such a young famous chef!! U nice of you can taking picture with yr idol chef!!

Lydia said...

Star-struck, eh? Well, he is a cutie!

VeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness gracious, I LOVE Dave Lieberman!! I watch his show every weekend, on Food Network, haha. I've meet Giada de Laurentiis before, but Dave is definitely another Food Network chef worth meeting!! :0)

Peter M said...

Good "scoop", Kelly! Dave's shows were enjoyable but I'm glad he's still on Food tv with a new show.

Nags said...

thats a beautiful pic of urs :)

Taylor said...

Autograph? Eh. You got a picture!

daphne said...

such a young and good looking chef! I'm so going to email u for the recipes.. haha.. lucky girl!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

What a lovely lunch and with a cutie chef too! I loved his show on Food Network and am glad to hear that there's more coming.

Happy cook said...

It is the first time i hear about this Dave.
Well he is so handsome and the fellow can cook so i would also loose my cool :-)))
Thankx for visiting my blog

Asha said...

I saw his program once in FoodTV, great that you get to meet him in person!:))

People St.Clair said...

Thes seems like so much fun, and the food looks delicious.

tigerfish said...

Cute guy! :D

Good for you...being able to cook with Dave. Bet it was an exciting experience.

Sharmi said...

Dear kelly, Thanks for visiting my blog with lovely comments. you look pretty and your blog sounds very informative.

Jenna Z said...

I've never heard of this show! And I watch Food Network all the time! Odd. How exciting that you got to attend!

Valli said...

David is too young for me I'm afraid. I could hook him up with my daughter though!!!They both love to cook!!!Is it right to say that David Lieberman started a cooking show when he was in university on the campus network? Or do I have him mixed up with someone else?

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

He looks quite.... nice!!

Sounds like a fun way to spend some time, with food too, always a bonus.

Truffle said...

What a fabulous experience. Lucky you!

ZoeyBella said...

Cooking demos? Personally made lunches? Cookware? You lucky girl. (Nice blouse, by the way.)

Brilliant Asylum said...

How cool to meet him. I liked that show!

valentinA said...

That Dave is really cute!:P:P

Dwiana P said...

I never know about this guy before, the good thing I read your blog so it gives me some infomation that I don't know. I think you are lucky, he made you lunch and above of all he is a good looking guy! :)