Behind The Butter

Steamy in Scottsdale

Things sure did get steamy today!


So, as y’all probably know by now, I’m in Scottsdale for a Thermador conference as they prepare to launch their brand new innovative steam and convection ovens. Today was pretty much like being in a giant IKEA kitchen section but getting to actually play with all the equipment around you.

I’m not complaining. While I, personally, am not in the market for any new kitchen appliances at the current moment (wahhh), it was still fun to dream. And eat delicious food. I now have a wish list going for a future house and going back to my hole in the wall apartment kitchen tomorrow evening will be cruel and unfortunate indeed.
Letting food bloggers loose in the ultimate test kitchen could be likened to releasing a puppy into the wild. If you actually released puppies into the wild, that is….which is something you should never do anyways. Just go with it.



I’ll tell you one one: Thermador knows how feed people. Enough said.



Goodnight, Scottsdale!


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  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    July 8, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    i’ll say they know how to feed people! that creme brulee looks amazing…and i love that portrait of you in the beginning! beautiful girl 🙂

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    July 8, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I just recently went through the entire IKEA maze…heaveeeeen! And I didn’t even get to play around in the kitchens. My oh my.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    July 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Mmm, is that creme brulee in the star-shaped ramekins?? It looks like all you bloggers are having a great time there 😀

  • Becki @ HikeBikeEat
    July 8, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Did you cook anything or did they serve you everything? Either way, WIN!

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    July 8, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Wow, I’m so interested in those ovens. In fact, the entire kitchen looks amazing to play in for the day. You are so lucky! Enjoy yourself!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    July 8, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    how cute are those star ramekins!! Adorable 🙂

  • Evelyn @ cheers2healthy
    July 8, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Ohhh I love the creme brulee in star-shaped rammekins. SO CUTE!

  • yana
    July 8, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    It amazes me every time how charming and adorable you are! 🙂

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    July 9, 2010 at 12:04 am

    I want to stroke the smooth range surface and whisper ‘Therma–J’adore.’ Becoming one with that kitchen. Ommm

  • Jaclyn
    July 9, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Mmmm looks like fun and good eats!
    How mean of them to put all those good kitchen ideas in your head and then snap you back into reality 😉 haha!

  • Kelly
    July 9, 2010 at 2:26 am

    That looks like so much fun! And I totally know what you mean about puppies in the wild. 🙂

  • Annie D @ Annie's Simple Life
    July 9, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Those stars are SO CUTE!!!!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    July 9, 2010 at 3:29 am

    So cool! It sounds like a very fun time.

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    July 9, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Wow – the food looks amazing!!!

  • Katie Heddleston
    July 9, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Those creme brulees look awesome–love the star shaped dish!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    July 9, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Oh fun!! I can only imagine what it’s like cooking up all that delicious food and snapping pics with fellow bloggies. What a blast. 😀

  • diana@mymarblerye
    July 9, 2010 at 4:44 am

    beautiful food, kitchen, and you!! Glad you are enjoying Scottsdale!

  • Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine
    July 9, 2010 at 4:47 am

    What a lovely experience 🙂 I’m glad you had fun!

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    July 9, 2010 at 4:49 am

    That looks like a fantastic day!!

  • Olivia @ Blissful Runner
    July 9, 2010 at 5:08 am

    I am in love with those star shaped ramekins! So cute!!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    July 9, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Love the dishes for the creme brulee!

  • Chelsey
    July 9, 2010 at 5:17 am

    Lucky lucky you!!! That looks like so much fun!

  • Kristy
    July 9, 2010 at 5:27 am

    That little fruit salad at breakfast looked so moist and yummy. What was in it?

  • Alyssa @ bride to be fit
    July 9, 2010 at 5:37 am

    That looks like a grown ups playground! So fun!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    July 9, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Looks like so much fun! I could do with a star-shaped creme brulee right now. (Yes, I know it’s 8:40 am. Shh.)

  • Rebecca
    July 9, 2010 at 5:42 am

    All of your pictures are so perfect. You really captured what it was like to be there. Loved your puppy in the wild to blogger in the kitchen analogy. This post just makes me happy! 🙂

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life)
    July 9, 2010 at 5:48 am

    I love, love, love those star-shaped creme brulees!

    Did they give you recipes to make? Or did you make your own? Either way, it looks like a ton of fun!

  • Camille
    July 9, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Looks like all sorts of delicious fun!

  • Maria
    July 9, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Love your Thermador model photo:) I really enjoyed meeting you. It was a fun couple of days and your cinnamon roll photos are stunning:)

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    July 9, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I love Ikea but it is always torturous because I can’t buy what I want to decorate my house. It’s a company house and I have a budget :0(

  • Laury @ thefitnessdish
    July 9, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Wow…how fun!! All the foo looks so pretty and yummy..the pics are GREAT! I have a SLR, and barely know how to use it :/ I should really get some more tips on food photography!! Looks like a great day 🙂

  • Stacey
    July 9, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Looks like they made some delicious foods.