I’ll take Cookbooks for $200, Alex

by Matt on December 13, 2011

It was my sister Angela that texted me first.

“Did you know you were a question on Jeopardy?” she wrote.

Soon after the facebook posts and messages started coming in. Mostly from the other side of the country from friends who were settled in for the night and enjoying some gameshow tv time.

“What the hell!?” I thought. There’s been a mistake. I don’t get it. It must be someone else, it could happen. So I waited for the Jeopardy broadcast here on the west coast and there it was.

Under the cookbook categories in all its glory.

Mr. Trebek pronounced it correctly. Hallelujah.

The answer…

And Drew got it! On A Stick!  That’s why he is this week’s big winner, after all.

Oh life, you are really really funny that way.

Big thanks to my editor Margaret McGuire at Quirk for helping me enter Pop Culture via a giant blue flashcard. You rock. Really you do.

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Lloyd December 13, 2011 at 10:05 am


Nikki December 13, 2011 at 10:24 am

How fantastic! You can check this one off your bucket list now!

kelly@frugal foodie family December 13, 2011 at 10:27 am

LOVE it. You’ve reached a whole new level when you’re an answer on Jeopardy!

April December 13, 2011 at 10:44 am

So rad! Exciting to know someone (virtually anyway – via Buzznet) who has been an answer on Jeopardy! Way to go!

Martha December 13, 2011 at 11:09 am

I love it!!!

Broderick December 13, 2011 at 11:33 am

Very cool! Proud of ya

Katherine Sacks December 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm

This is great! Congrats!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm

That is so flippin’ cool.

And I confess to being a total nerd in h.s. and college and that I would tape Jeopardy and watch it. Now I just tape the Real Housewives :)

CONGRATS !!!!!!!!!

Karen December 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I saw that! And I shouted at the TV, “Stick, dammit, on a stick!” Now that your name has been uttered by the Alex, you’re officially a cultural icon!

Connie/Marinating Online December 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm

How wonderful and cool. That is the best!

DeskSnacker December 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

That’s awesome! You may have just made my hero list.

christie December 13, 2011 at 9:07 pm

I’ll take “How You Know You’re Famous” for $200 please!

kay* December 13, 2011 at 10:49 pm

that is seriously so cool. i think i’d freak out if i was a question/answer on jeopardy!

Moe December 13, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Incredible. Congrats!

Jessi @ Quirky Cookery December 14, 2011 at 8:43 am

Wow, that’s so cool…and completely random, ha!

Lindsay December 14, 2011 at 10:33 am

You know you’ve really made it in life and in the world when you get featured on Jeaopardy! Congrats!! :)

Lindsay December 14, 2011 at 10:33 am

You know you’ve really made it in life and in the world when you get featured on Jeopardy! Congrats!! :)

Nick (Macheesmo) December 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Ha! Awesome. Cross that one off the life goals list right?!

David December 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm

You do know that this is officially my favorite moment of 2011..

kale @ tastes good to me! December 14, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I’ll take “most humble post of 2011″, alex.
Seriously! I think it’s such an amazing moment and even more amazing that you were humbled by it. You are a down to earth, real chef. Congrats!!

Susie Bee on Maui December 16, 2011 at 11:39 am

Very cool! Congrats.

natalie December 16, 2011 at 7:01 pm

How cool is that?

tita buds December 17, 2011 at 10:18 am

Your About page needs a rewrite now, Matt. :D

lacey December 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm

i would have peed my pants. this is awesome!

Tamara and Denis December 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I’m so glad you posted this! I was just getting out my cookbooks for my 12th night party, and remembered my darling had excitedly told me when I got home from work (it shows at 4PM and I miss it) that *you* were a Jeopardy question! Googled and this came right up. We know Lori, and it’s a pleasure to see family of friends attain such fame. The cookbook is a treasure, look forward to serving fun party foods.

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