Nick Mangold Discusses Cooking with a Berzomatic, Toughest DL to Play Against and a Classic Hard Knocks Moment


Former Jets Center Nick Mangold is a self-proclaimed “foodie”. Nick recently partnered with NYC Chef Michael Ferraro from Delicatessen and Bernzomatic, to do a “Mangold vs. Food” segment. In a 90 second segment worth watching, Nick shows off a serious culinary game and the ability to name 14 different cuts of beef. We got a chance to ask Nick to name an unexpected dish you can use a Berzomatic torch on, the 3 toughest DL he faced in his career, in order and about a classic Hard Knocks moment.

JWS: Do you have any formal chef training? Where did you learn (or who taught you) to cook?

Nick: I don’t have any formal training. However, I was my wife’s sous chef before kids and then I slowly took over the cooking to help out. My wife watches Rachael Ray, so she has been our main teacher.

JWS: In the video, you use the Bernzomatic torch on steak frites and ribs. Can you name a dish that requires the use of a torch, that people wouldn’t think to use one on?

Nick: For unexpected dishes, I like making Beef and Shishito Pepper Skewers. After you marinate and cook the skewers, you can use the Bernzomatic TS4000 to finish them off. Also, not only can you whip up tailgating recipes with a torch, but you can also take a torch to desserts and cocktails, which is a new trend Bernzomatic has been telling me about.

Howie Long-Short: Bernzomatic is owned by Worthington Industries (WOR), an S&P 400, global diversified metals manufacturing company. WOR is off to a strong fiscal ’18, reporting Q1 ‘18 net sales were up 15% YOY (to $848.2 million) and posting its “second best second quarter results” in company history (net sales of $871.3 million, net earnings of $39.4 million).

Fan Marino: As a life-long Jets fan, the 2010 season of Hard Knocks (HBO) was of particular interest. In one episode, CB Antonio Cromartie revealed he had several children (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, watch). I mentioned to Nick that watching him try to name the various cuts of beef, reminded me of Cromartie trying to name all his kids. I had to ask him if the guys in the locker room gave Cromartie a hard time about his delayed response?

Nick: Haha, in his defense, it was during training camp. During training camp, I’m usually so tired that sometimes I feel like I can’t even remember my own name. 

Fan: I was also curious to hear who the 3 toughest DL he played against were, in order?

Nick: Vince Wilfork, Kyle Williams, Casey Hampton

Editor Note: Attn. Eagles Fans – Panini has your commemorative Nick Foles MVP card available until 3p EST.

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