Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Obvious Benefits of a Very High Carb Diet

This weekend's filler video stars my lovely and talented niece Alexandra, performing a perfect 10 routine at a recent gymnastics meet.

The secrets to her success? Extremely dedicated parents and grandmother who nurture her talents; thousands of hours of grueling practice; and most importantly, a diet very high in carbs. Speaking of high carb diets, after Ali's video I've posted a fun little pasta making/Olympic tribute video I did last year.

By the way, she's in the foreground and her routine doesn't start immediately, but be patient, it's worth the wait! After she becomes a famous Olympian, you can say, "I remember watching her on her uncle's food blog a few years ago." Enjoy!



12 comments:

Uncle John's M-I-L said...

Way to go Ali ! Awesome achievement. Keep up your hard work and dedication. We are all cheering for you.

(my how you've grown since last we met!)

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Pasta - the breakfast of champions! Your niece did a great job. I'll remember this when she's at the Olympics.

granny said...

How proud your family must be. All the hours of hard work have paid off. Discipline, dedication and hard work is what it takes to be an Olympic Champion. Good start Alexandra.

jared said...

Haha I didn't get this the first time - "Oh, that's a shame" - Seinfeld reference per chance?

Chef John said...

yes, good catch.

dan said...

....much better than those poor folks from the olympic pasta video

Cat said...

wonderful! she is so graceful! you must be so proud. my mom was an olympic gymnast but those genes bypassed me unfortunately haha - i was a tomboy. maybe i shouldn't say this but she is so much better than whoever that was in the background... haha =P good job! :)

Cicero said...

this is one of the funniest videos on this website

Anonymous said...

wow..your niece is great!! and i loved your pasta video..u should be on tv!

Anonymous said...

Nevermind the Seinfeld reference. How about
"We hope Dick's okay."
(Cut to suggestively shaped pasta dough)

I know that was no accident!

Chef John said...

lol, it was actually referring to the area of injury.

Selena said...

haha nice videos. :) i can't wait until my niece is that old. it's always amazing to see what place they take in life. congrats to your miece and i'll be trying your pasta recipe ^^ yummy