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Cooking Up a Storm: "Egg"-cellent with Betty Fussell

Betty Fussell stops by the Clocktower to pay a visit to Marja Samsom and conduct experiments in dessert alchemy. This episode highlights the egg-based dessert Ile Flottante or "Floating Island" using a recipe that references techniques dating back to the 16th century. To create your own sweet and fluffy egg island prepare: For the meringue: 6 whipped egg whites A dash of salt 3/4 cups sugar for beating After peaked, add an additional 1/4 cup sugar Drop whites in boiling water Cook for 1.5 min on each side For the custard: Add the eggs' yolks to warmed half & half (or milk - depending on the thickness you desire) Whisk & chill Add syrups & orange zest to taste


Cooking Up A Storm


Marja Samsom, the Dumpling Diva, has brought all of her pots and pans into the AIR kitchen, where she will cook all her most alluring, signature dishes and provide you with any help you need to make them yourself. Once a performance artist based out of Amsterdam, Samsom thrives on the act; you could ask for no more informed and inviting a culinary guide than Samsom, whose Euro-Asian fusion creations have made her one of the most respected and exciting chefs in New York. So turn up the volume, turn on the oven and tune in.


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