Thursday, March 10, 2011
When my favorite YouTube gluttony series is set to be featured on Leno, the party is clearly over:
To the short list of Quebecers who have done their thing on the Tonight Show -an impressionist, a pop diva -add a chef whose primary ingredients are bacon and Jack Daniel's.
Harley Morenstein, who was a high-school teacher a year ago, is following in the footsteps of Andre Philippe Gagnon and Celine Dion. On March 17, Jay Leno will welcome Morenstein for a demonstration of what has made Epic Meal Time a YouTube sensation.
It's the St. Patrick's Day edition of the Tonight Show. Maybe Morenstein will whip up a sorbet, using corned beef, cabbage and Jameson.
"We're gonna do something special for Leno," Morenstein, 25, said when I called him on Monday. "Maybe get him to eat some bacon."
At least this week's video is funny. Leno's bound to rub off on these guys and ruin the whole thing soon enough.