April 12, 2009

FROM THE ARCHIVES: WHY GOD GAVE US THE BLOWTORCH IN THE FIRST PLACE:

Seattle chef puts on a rather disturbing Peeps show (HSIAO-CHING CHOU, 4/07/07, Seattle P-I )

These chick-shaped icons have delighted the masses at Easter for more than 50 years. Along the way, Just Born, the company that developed Peeps, has expanded the confection line to include hearts for Valentine's, snowmen for Christmas, pumpkins for Halloween, stars for the Fourth of July, and even a chocolate bunny for Easter.

But it's the chicks that rule the roost and continue to chirp their way into the depths of wild imaginations.

John Moe, senior reporter and occasional host of American Public Media's "Weekend America," wondered if there was more to Peeps than simply devouring them out of the box. So he channeled the creative juices of chef Jason Wilson, who owns Crush restaurant in Seattle, toward concocting an Easter feast fit for Peeps.

"He took to the assignment with gusto and with a blowtorch," said Moe, whose Peeps show will air today on "Weekend America."


[originally posted 4/07/07]

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 12, 2009 3:55 AM
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