It takes cajones to set a cooking show to the tune of Isaac Hayes's "Chocolate Salty Balls." Emeril's not doing it. Neither is anyone else on cable or network TV. The only guy brave enough is James Beard Award-nominated chocolatier Michael Recchiuti—on YouTube.
Last week, the namesake of Recchiuti Confections uploaded two videos: Chocolate Truffle Class Part 1 and Chocolate Truffle Class Part 2. Recchiuti turns a San Francisco freight elevator into a makeshift studio, where he unveils a try-this-at-home recipe for "refrigerator truffles" while throwing around cue cards and tossing back champagne. Dressed like a wacked-out Santa in a red cap and a pair of kitchen overalls, he's the most subversive chef since Mero Cocinero, star of culinary-politics roadshow Cooking con Karimi (con Castro).
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