I shot a new episode of Cooking for Real Monday and took home some work. :-) This is some boneless beef eye round that I give a crazy herb crust in a future show. One of the FAQs I get is, where does the food go? Well, some goes to the production for use in photos for the FN's website and within the show as well. Then, some gets devoured by the crew and some comes home with me. It's pretty cool because sometimes I get home and I'm too beat to cook, so I eat the spoils of the day. Not bad. Food Network also teams up locally with City Harvest, a company that rescues food from local restaurants and food businesses then redistributes them to outreaches and centers for hungry mouths in the 5 boroughs of NYC.
Speaking of, the same day I brought the beef home from work I did an interview with Spike Mendelsohn for something he's doing for Food Network. Name sound familiar? Think Top Chef. He is working on a show and right before he came by the set, he spent the day working with City Harvest. I'll let you know when that show with Spike runs so you can catch it. He was pretty funny and actually has been doing great since his appearance on Top Chef. He has a restaurant in D.C. and looks like another one is on the way.
Alright, well I just wanted to stop in. Don't forget to catch URS, Sunday nights at 9PM eastern. Then, immediately after the show check the FN Dish Blog for the viewing party! I host with special guests every week and it's also a good recap if you want to relive it without waiting for the rerun :-).