Cooking is an art, and a good chef can do it in his sleep.
To prove this, we blindfolded local Orange County chef Aron Habinger to see how he fared in putting together a meal without use of his sight. Food delivery service Blue Apron sent us a box of recipes, and ingredients that coincided with those recipes, as Chef Aron tried to cook a Summer Pepper and Potato Shakshuka on-the-spot, and blind.
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We didn’t even tell the chef what he was cooking, we just handed him ingredients, kind of guided him a bit, and let him do his thing.
As you’d imagine, a lot of chopping was involved, and every time the knife hit the chopping board, we winced, expecting the worst for Aron’s fingers.
Also good to note, Chef Aron usually knocks back a couple brewskies when we ask him to cook, but this time there was no way he was going to wield that knife, blindfolded and under the influence.
Toward the end, there was another “Oh no” moment when Aron reached into the oven, but luckily, no third-degree burns came about.
The dish actually came out pretty lit.
Sure, it took an hour to make a 15-minute recipe, but it got done and came out appetizing, even without Aron seeing anything he was doing.
Maybe next time we’ll ask him to try it in his sleep. That’s the obvious next step, but until then, check out our Foodbeast hookup to get three Blue Apron meals delivered to you for free on your first order.