Friday, March 28, 2008

The FN Dish Preview

TGIF!!!

Whatta week ... ever have one, where it feels like a month? That was me this week. Friday couldn't come fast enough! Ok, so before I give ya some details on the interview I did with Adam Roberts, just a heads up ... I also spoke with Jacob from Food Network Addict today and that interview should be up soon. Check his blog, I luuuuv the voice it's written in. I'll link the interview when it pops up.

So, about two weeks or three weeks ago Adam Roberts stopped by to film another eopisode of his new show The FN Dish. I've always wanted an inside, behind the scenes show on Food Network, so I was too excited to be included. Super excited. You gotta know, I'm so new that I don't expect inclusion in all aspects, so it's neat to be included with the rest of the FN team. We talked about doing the interview in the city, but thought it would be great to hang out in my 'hood. We'd tape some at my place and then walk the streets. So, that we did. I cleaned my place up and still didn't think it looked perfect. I was so nervous and wanted to make a good impression. We did a teeny tour of my place ... any tour would have to be teeny. :-) And we even got a look at my fridge. Now this is an area I didn't clean up for the cameras. Why? Well, 2 things. I really hate it when I see "stunt fridges". You know, all product labels to the front, way more of 1 item than needed for product placement. I just dislike it, it's like, don't show me your fridge like I'm getting the skinny on what it really looks like and you've set-dressed it. lol. Also, I've watched Adam's show and one of the episodes, he shows his fridge and thank goodness it didn't look dressed up. He had week-old Lemon Bars in there!! Loved it! No way I was gonna fake the funk on my fridge ... Uh hello the show is called Cooking for Real. Ok, so what you see if he shows my fridge shot, is really what I'm workin' with. No care to hide or make any thing or any brands prominent.

Then, I showed some old pics from growing up. My first day on the job at Sonic Drive-In. I totally had to fight to get any kitchen time, they don't like women in the kitchen in fast food places, at least they didn't then and I was so annoyed. I wanted to prep onion rings all day! Instead ... it was me, a change belt and some roller-skates most days, serving the locals. I also showed him a pic of me doing some military radio ... plenty of questions lately about is my service for real or not. lol. Why someone would lie about being in the service truly escapes me, you got my word ... I did my time :-).

Alright, after the apartment tour, we headed out for pizza and on the way stopped by a store just 4 doors down from me. It's like the best little foodie store ever. I won't ruin the whole show because I'm not in on the editing and don't know what will make the final cut, but it was an unexpected stop for us and the owner, funny moment to me. I go to the store all the time, but looking a mess. I mean a mess. It's usually when I'm cooking. I'll run down the street for a new baking dish or something. Anyway, the owner has served me at the register many times and kinda looked over/through me every time. Like, gimme your money! Next! LOL! So anyway, the last time I went in there before we taped, I got to checkout and asked him about a coupon I'd gotten from them via email. He very tersely grunted "HOW DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THE COUPON???" Like, he said it as if, who are you and what are you doing in the inner sanctum of my valued customers??? So, I was like, uhhhh I'm on your email list. And then all of a sudden he was cool, wanted to show me the item on the shelf and everything. But I tell ya, it's as if he wanted to know how I got into the club. LOL.

When we were done lookin' at ramekins and listening to the owner talk our ears off about the cooking courses he offers (yes, it is truly an amazing store, cooking classes, gadgets, dishes, and attitude :-)), we took a walk around the corner for this (below)... and you know what??? That's nuff said, you should know who this guy is below, if ya don't catch The FN Dish next week. Adam says it should be up on Monday ...start looking for it then!! And now .... the LIVING LEGEND ...

8 comments:

Very Anonymous Mike said...

Okay, you know me as Suck a Smurf, Do The Time. I have blogrolled you, so you're linked to my blog. So, I'm hoping you'll let me mention where that is.

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and

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BTW, I live in San Diego, known for our fish tacos and disappointing tourists with the occasionally cloudy day.

Sunny Anderson said...

hey man! good to see you here! heck yeah, you can link and promote :-) ... and san diego huh? isn't that where the $5 gallon of gas is? geez ... ok, fish tacos! u r playin dirty now! i totally miss fish tacos!! ok, it's on my list ... happening soon in my kitchen!

Lys said...

The PR Blitz has started, Ms. Sunny! Can't wait to see the interview - loved Adam's discussion with Mr. "cranky" Bourdain - who, btw is in my neck of the woods this weekend {Central Florida aka the land of the Rat aka Orlando} He'll be at the Florida Film Festival.

Fish Tacos - don't tease a gal. The best Fish Taco I had was when I was in LA - sigh.

You ready for next week?

Nicci King said...

Hey, Sunny...

Looks like you're an ellipsis addict, too. I'm the same way... :-)

I look forward to the premiere of your show. I just set my DVR to tape the series, just in case I miss any episodes.

If you're ever in Greater Cincinnati (because I know you're probably already booked your flight here), you should make a special guest appearance on The Foodie Report. Check it out at http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/foodie/

Oh, and let me know if you need an assistant... ;-)

I wish you all the best with the show and your other endeavors!

Nicci King

Sunny Anderson said...

Nicci, yep ... you got me, a total points of ellipses person, but i do my best to keep em out. I'll look back and try to throw periods and commas where I can, i also hate capital i's ... teeheehee

and Lys!! yes, i am too excited about next week! :-) I just hope people catch it in the time slot and come back every week. and i hope people like what i offer ... i hope alotta stuff ... lol and yeah, the bourdain interview was good. check adam's blog for behind the scenes. he gives away what the bleeps were ...

Adam said...

Sunny it was great meeting you and going to eat pizza... hope you liked the episode! Congrats again on your show... All the best, Adam.

Sunny Anderson said...

Adam, u r the best man ... just enjoy watching the shows u r hilarious man and omg, u sandwiched me with a legend and a legend ... dom and alice, i ain't worthy son, i'll be payin the foodie gods for life for that ;-). let's do your 1st eating suggestion one day soon...

Karen K said...

Sunny - I love the casserole dish that you used when you cooked with Bobby flay and made those amazing candied yams with the marshmallows. My question is - where did you get that casserole dish? I just love the size and the handles.....way too cool!!! Thanks - Karen in Indianapolis kinderkl@yahoo.com