This is Jean-Georges Vongerichten, at his new restaurant ABC Kitchen. And that thing in his hands? A cinnamon stick. A very large Indonesian cinnamon stick. Probably enough to fulfill this nation's cinnamon toast needs for the next year or so.
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From the Life and Death of a Gobstopper, in which a man takes 24 days to lick his way through a baseball-size candy ball: "Day 3: IT BLEEDS! A good hours worth of work got me this far and a rather tender tongue again. And just to inject a little education into the project, licking something until your tongue is raw, then eating anything with hot sauce on it is a recipe for a new kind of pain."
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