Grilled Pineapple with Chocolate Coconut Rum

As you know, I’m doing all the cooking, writing and photographing for the Steamy Kitchen cookbook.

Today, I’m taking a photo of Grilled Pineapple with Chocolate Coconut Rum Sauce for the book, and I thought I’d let you take a peek into one of the most idiotic things I have to do in order to get the most perfect shot for the book.

A couple of things make shooting this dish difficult:

  • I’m the only one at home today (otherwise I would have had one of the kids push the shutter button)
  • It involves me holding sharp skewers with one hand and the remote shutter release in the other.
  • DId I mention it includes hot, gooey chocolate sauce?
  • And am I crazy enough to videotape myself taking a photo of myself holding the skewers so that you can make fun of me?



So, I concluded that things would be so much easier if I had a food fluffer. (And yeah, I know what a fluffer is) But a FOOD fluffer would be there to drizzle the chocolate sauce on the pineapple, sprinkle the coconut flakes, nudge each skewer in place.

After just a couple minutes in the muggy Florida weather, the coconut was looking a little limp.

Simply put, I really wished that I had someone to fluff my coconuts today.

Then, I could have concentrated on cooking and photographing!

Ok, here’s the video…Just don’t laugh too hard!

A note to my testers

Sorry for the delay…I’m not quite ready yet, as I want to make sure that I had at least 1/3 of the recipes ready before we even begin testing. I’ll let you know asap when I’m ready!