It was such a privilege to work along side an aspiring young chef such as the winner of the Food Network’s “Rachael vs. Guy Kids Cook-Off” Chef Gibson Borelli. Gib has such a unique way of putting things together, combining flavors and making them friendly for anyone to try. His personality shines through in every dish! I loved getting to know him through the course of the two day shoot! His love for not only food but for music and vinyl records. Which by the way is excellent! Our first day together he made some ice cream cookie sandwiches from scratch and I was immediately impressed, because I know that at his age I didn’t even know how to make scrambled eggs! Without any measurements or any instructions he combined things together and what came out were the most delicious cookies I have ever tasted! Combined with ice cream, come on even as an adult it brings goose bumps as you bite into one.
Next came his most famous dish, the one that took him into the food network world, his chicken tacos. Seeing the bursts of color and how carefully he combined each thing so that when you took your first bite it would play harmoniously into your tastebuds, like the perfect song on a summer day.
But the dish that took it all for me had to be hands down the ribs! O sweet Ribs! I always thought that they took hours and hours to cook to get that beautiful golden glow to them, but when Gib showed me some tricks I was in awe. In 20 to 30 minutes you could have ribs that tasted like they were sitting out there on the grill for hours!
His Youtube Link Below has the recipe:
Let’s get cookin’!