One of the recent episodes featured a dream gig for a Crabgirl like me. Making a cake to celebrate Old Bay's 70th Anniversary. If you're not familiar with Old Bay you can check out their history at their website. It's a seafood spice that is deeply woven into my DNA, delivered on many plates of steamed shrimp and bushels of hard shelled crabs. Duff and his crew get to visit the Old Bay factory,make a cake of the iconic Old Bay can,and deliver the cake to Camden Yards for an Baltimore Orioles baseball game.Duff also got to throw out the first pitch. I'm not putting up any picture of that. Let's just say some people make awesome cakes and some people can throw a baseball. It may be that some people can do both...Duff is not one of those people. He can make beautiful cakes and this one especially touched my crabby soft shell. If you enjoy watching people doing what they love with passion and humor, check out Ace of Cakes on the Food Network.
UPDATE: For all you Old Bay lovers out there, fun article from the Washington Post on the popularity of the spice mix and the people who love it on just about everything.