five golden rings: pineapple upside-down cake

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Other than being delicious, this particular cake (that we adapted from Balthazar in New York) and like most great recipes, comes with a comical memory.  The first time I tasted this was with Rio (of rio’s marinara sauce fame) when we were in the Big Apple causing trouble attending a hair show.

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Now, Rio isn’t the best at holding her liquor. We remain friends in spite of this. So after our amazing dinner and her ONE cocktail, the rest of us on the trip were in for a few more, but she was completely tanked done for the evening.

So, as we enjoyed our post-dinner nightcaps, we had, somewhat carelessly, sent a 5’1″ little nugget loose in SoHo to wander her way back to our hotel across town. Luckily, she found her way and as a thank you for being such a great caretaker, she bought me a copy of the Balthazar cookbook.

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