Krista Simmons

Krista Simmons explores the similarities between cooking and burlesque.

on Aug 31, 2012

Sometimes Vegas deals you a crummy hand. While I was busy galavanting around town on my day off, the cast was getting to experience in two of my guiltiest pleasures -- Dita Von Teese and Thai food. As you might have gathered from my comment bubbles on the interactive episode, I have a massive girl crush on the queen of burlesque. In fact, I am so inspired by Dita that I ended up taking burlesque lessons here in L.A. a few years back. And I found it fascinating how much the art form really does apply in the kitchen. 

Not in the obvious way, of course. Let me tell you, feather boas and frying pans are a dangerous combination. (I'll keep it G-rated and spare you the details on that one.) It's more the spirit of burlesque that applies to cooking. The art of the tease, the importance of timing, and exhibiting the right amount of restraint make for showstoppers in both art forms.