Today I glazed the parfait and made the grapefruit sorbet base, which I'll put in the ice cream maker tomorrow. This is easy and delicious, another Nancy Silverton recipe. We used to serve this at Verbena.
PINK GRAPEFRUIT-TEQUILA SORBET
4 cups fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup tequila
Stir very well until all the sugar is dissolved. Chill and then freeze in an ice cream maker.
It was fun to be back at the gym today after a week layoff! When I came in, Earl Newman and Nkosi Solomon were having an instructive sparring. Earl is a classy heavyweight, and Nkosi is just starting out but showing great promise as a superheavy. A few days ago, Earl posted this fight to Facebook. A brutal war between a boxer and a puncher, from 2003 when James "Lights Out" Toney was in his late prime.
Check out how Toney fights off the ropes in round 6! Vintage Detroit style. The Kazakh champ is a machine and keeps coming grimly forward, but Toney is just too slick."Lights Out" finally gets Jirov down in the final round but can't finish him and wins a lopsided decision. Great work in Toney's corner by the calm, mystical Freddie Roach.