We found Ashley Christensen's stolen cooker—12 different times. | Food Feature | Indy Week
Pin It

We found Ashley Christensen's stolen cooker—12 different times. 

The all-points bulletin arrived on the morning of January 7.

The night before, someone or something (Sasquatch, perhaps? No, a centaur) had cut through the locks of Aux, the commissary kitchen belonging to award-winning chef, service-industry sergeant and ambitious restaurateur Ashley Christensen. They'd stolen her prized cooker. A gift from Southern pitmaster Nick Pihakis following Christensen's James Beard Award victory in 2014, the cooker often accompanied the chef to charity events. The loss stripped her of a singular piece of kitchen equipment. It denied the larger community a key fundraising tool.

The signal was amplified nearly as soon as it arrived, with news of the theft dominating area social media feeds for days. Christensen's compatriots even offered rewards for its return: Raleigh Denim jeans and Bida Manda soup, Slingshot coffee and Dashi cash. The informant, had one ever come forward, would have suddenly looked, and eaten, like a local oligarch. Alas, no one fessed up. Nearly a month later, Christensen says no serious leads as to the cooker's whereabouts have emerged.

But there's hope; in fact, we've compiled the 12 most likely (and mostly satirical) scenarios as to where Christensen's cooker went. Get to sleuthing.

click to enlarge ILLUSTRATION BY CHRIS WILLIAMS
  • Illustration by Chris Williams

Did you know the Travelocity Gnome was born in Durham? I do, because we are pals. I had the gnome cut me out of lockup, and we are SEEING THE WORLD. The Eiffel Tower is crazy!

Tags:

  • A very serious INDY investigation

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Food Feature



Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

There's a huge difference between the food stuffs you see at Kroger/HT/Publix and the real deal you can get when …

by whatdoiknow on Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve? (Food Feature)

I found this recipe years ago and have made it often. Best pumpkin pie I have ever had. …

by Jan Bauman on Mamie Eisenhower's Pumpkin Pie recipe, rescued from oblivion (Food Feature)

Had dinner at Northside District this past weekend and everything about our experience was excruciatingly slow. Empty drinks went unfilled. …

by Shocka Kahn on The Restaurant Merry-Go-Round at 403 West Rosemary Comes to a Strong Stop at Northside District (Food Feature)

^ this guy seems like a blast to have around ^

by J.P. McPickleshitter on The Restaurant Merry-Go-Round at 403 West Rosemary Comes to a Strong Stop at Northside District (Food Feature)

What are your credentials? Are you a chef? A sommelier? How are you qualified to review anything?
Is the Indy …

by aaaaaaa on The Restaurant Merry-Go-Round at 403 West Rosemary Comes to a Strong Stop at Northside District (Food Feature)

Comments

Everything very unprofessional. They just want to charge you an "revolutionary fee" with all the service making pressure on you. …

by feullies on Blue Note Grill (Durham County)

Simply the best caribbean food in town!

by prince on Golden Krust Caribbean Grill & Bakery (Durham County)

Most Read

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation