When you think of the perfect hostess, just one name comes to mind: Martha Stewart. Everything she does just looks so darn perfect -- from her prefiteroles to her pasta carbonara. I know I can never exactly replicate those Everyday Living photos, but that doesn't mean I don't try. I've even purchased her cooking utensils and pots thinking, This is what I'm missing when I know darn well I need a lot more help that that.
So when I got the invite for a lesson with the cooking queen herself, I didn't just jump at the chance, I bolted there. The mogul, who will launch her new show Martha Stewart's Cooking School on PBS October 6, was everything I expected -- informative, fun, and yes, a little bit scary. Let me just say, she doesn't suffer culinary fools gladly.
Take a look at what it's like to spend a morning learning from the master!
We started the morning with a breakfast of scrambled eggs fresh from Martha's Bedford, New York, farm and toast with her homemade jams. Delicious doesn't even begin to explain the taste. When I asked Martha what in the world she fed her fowl, she said, "My hens eat really well. They get fresh vegetables, egg shells, and the scraps from all my test kitchens. But no meat or bones. They are not cannibals!"