Thursday, March 20, 2008

Some on-set flicks ...

Hey!
So, below are some other on-set shots from Cooking For Real and I also have a quick description of the first show....

Then, like two weeks before I began taping, I had to get into the Food Network Kitchens for some cookin'. Many of my recipes are for 1 or two people. I've gotten really good over the years at making just enough to not have left overs. Crazy thing is, from my catering days, I can also cook on the other end of the spectrum and make a jillion servings, just almost never do 4-6. So, when I presented my recipes to the network, the first thing I had to do was up my serving sizes because they like them to be 4-6 on their website. Makes sense to me, I dunno the stats, but I'm sure people appreciate a recipe that isn't so selfish. :-) teeheehee. Also, when I cook at home, there are things I never do like saaaaay .... measure? Or time things out. So, I got in the network kitchens to just work the kinks out. I had a great time and the kitchen crew were so nice. Just a total joy to work with! My station was right next to the dishwashing station and the guys in there had the radio on the whole time, not too loud, very professional, I was in heaven ... food and music together!?!?? So anyway, I also snapped little flicks of the food with my photobooth thingy on my lapper ... so here's a sneak peak at the Pain Perdu or French Toast as I call it from the 1st episode ... the food is plated by me, not my strongest talent ... but hope it get's you a bit excited. :-)

Here's the debut show description....
RE0104: NOSHIN’ N’AWLINS STYLE- PREMIERE EPISODE
Premieres: Sunday, April 6th at 10:30AM ET/PT
With a nod to New Orleans Sunny Anderson gets things jazzed up with a spicy yet sweet Shrimp Pot Pie, a sweet note of French Toast with Caramelized Pecans, Strawberries and Cream and a Sazarak Cocktail. Let the good times roll!


Ok these next two flicks are from the comfort food show, I made a twist on meatloaf that is yummmmy and mac n cheese of course, but with some touches from home, then a shake shot ... this show airs in May ...

Photos courtesy of Food Network


Aaaaaand the French Toast with caramelized pecans, strawberries in their own juices, and a sweet and light cream cheese spread.

8 comments:

Adri said...

Hey heyyyyyyy. . . . . FEED ME! You know this is why I'm waiting for you to come visit, right? Of course now that you're gonna tell the world how to make it. . ;-D. I'll be watching!

Skooby said...

I'm pass on that french toast stuff. Give me the meatloaf and mac & cheese!

I wonder what kinda twist is on that meatloaf...don't jack it up!

Sunny Anderson said...

yeah, my plating is wack ... someone already hated :-) ... but i'm workin on it, so i don't mind. actually within about 2 weeks i got better at it, took that flick before i taped and studied pretty food pics until taping time to step my game up. hopefully when you see the show, when i make my plate, it's prettier :-), i must admit, after cooking, sometimes all i wanna do is pile it on and eat it up! lol ...the french toast pic is scary for some, but for me it was gone in 60 seconds lol!

Lys said...

Oh that looks GOOD! I understand about doublin' the recipes, but I know it's tough for me to cut it down to two people - I can't imagine increasing everything :)

Debut is just around the corner!

Sunny Anderson said...

yeah, i have mastered the art of making 5 cookies lol ... if i make more, i eat more teeheehee .... i can't wait for the debut too!!! i won't see the final shows until they air, so i'm excited to see what made the show and what didn't ...

JRT said...

I can't wait to see your new show! Could you please repost your recipes for Oxtails and Baked Tilapia in White Wine Sauce on your MySpace Page? I read where you had posted them but I couldn't find either recipe. Thanks, J from Orlando, Fl.

Mrs. U said...

This looks absolutely DELICOUS!! I cannot wait for the recipe!

His,
Mrs. U

Sunny Anderson said...

thanks mrs. u :-) ... can't wait for you to catch the show, hope you like it!!!