Like so many unsuspecting victims of Food Network surprise, I arrived at Fido today for a low-key taping of a segment for Brain Freeze Stunt Week, only to learn that I was actually a judge on Throwdown! With Bobby Flay.
Flay, pictured here with sisters Norma and Irma Paz, took on the ladies of Las Paletas to see who could make the best ice pop—the brand name Popsicle was strictly verboten during the taping! While the Paletas gang knew the Food Network was coming to town to profile them, they were stunned to find Flay standing by, ready for a spontaneous throwdown.
Slow Food maven Robin Riddell and I had the honor of taste-testing two delicious frozen concoctions.
And the winner was...You'll have to wait until Brain Freeze Stunt Week rolls around in the summer. We'll keep you posted.