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VIDEO: 'Top Chef' champion Michael Voltaggio makes molecular Super Bowl grub

Whether you're a football fanatic or just watch the Super Bowl for the billion-dollar blitz of commercials, game day is all about good eats. Here to wow the crowd with some spectacular vittles is "Top Chef'" Season 6 winner, Michael Voltaggio, and his molecular riff on the classic buffalo wing.

This recipe won him an elimination challenge in Vegas and is sure to be more of a showstopper than the halftime performance itself. The deboned chicken wings are cooked confit in a madras curry mixture, then placed over a smooth celery root puree and topped with a cold blue cheese disk (achieved by billowing liquid nitrogen, of course). 

Watch and and be wowed.

-- Krista Simmons

Video credit: Myung Chun

Keep reading for ingredients >>>

Buffalo Chicken Wings

This recipe has not gone through the Times Test Kitchen

Yields 36 pieces

For the wings:

12 chicken wings (no drumsticks)
1 onion
1 bulb garlic
1 tablespoon madras curry powder
1 quart chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream

For the blue cheese disk:

1 cup Maytag blue cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 whipped cream canister
3 cartridges N2O
2 liters liquid nitrogen
Slates from Crate and Barrel

For the celery root puree:

1 cup peeled and chopped celery root
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup mixed leaves of parsley and celery
1/4 cup olive oil

For garnish: 

1/2 cup hot sauce (store-bought or home made)


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Dude. That's so cool. How did the blue cheese disk taste? Thanks for sharing Krista!

Brilliant!!! Thanks for opening my mind to new super bowl snacks. This one is bound to be a crowd pleaser. Not to mention no messy bones to deal with after you eat. I am excited to try this. Hopefully, I won't blow up my kitchen in the scientific process.

It is almost lunch and I can imagine myself eating a few dozen........Looks very tasty. Easy to understand why the chef won with this. Thanks Krista!

Good work. You made a complicated receipe look simple and tasty. I'm waiting for a sample.

Great looking app. Too fussy for me to make but would be very willing to eat a dozen. I don't even like football. When is Super Bowl?

Michael, the Top Chef, was pleasant and informative.
Krista Simmons, in addition to asking the chef good questions, was very poised and charming.
Chicken wings looked excellent and the video was entertaining.
Thank you,

Great! Enjoyed the journalism!

This is fabulous! Very "watch-able..." and Krista Simmons is a fantastic host. I'll definitely keep my eyes peels for future blog-er-licious food and cooking shows...

Great video, and it includes the recipe! Now, if I can get my wife to make the wings for the guys coming over for the Super Bowl party.

Great! I haven't entertained during the Super Bowl, but now I think that I have been missing out. Enjoyed the cute Krista Simmons and top chef Michael Voltaggio. Publish more.

That was an entertaining and informative video. I would like to see more from host Krista Simmons (hotty) and the top chef (hunk) Michael Voltaggio.

That was really interesting. Loved the top chef. Krista Simmons is cute, fun and entertaining. Need more. Let me know.

Loved it. The host is adorable. Wonderful idea. I would like to see more. Let me know more about the show.

I don't post often, but this video was great. I would love to see the host and top chef again. Wonderful!

Great idea and wonderful video. I would like to see more from the host and top chef.

though i personally prefer hot dogs, the culinary exercise was well demonstrated and well described

As a big chicken wing fan, I was impressed. Always wanted to know how they made em boneless...Looks like a great way to bring those flavors to life with a little sophistication. Beautiful hostess!

Great video...Nice work..

cool stuff...keep it coming

damn that blue cheese looked cold, but dayum this chick is hot!

I want one!!! Great Video!!


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