Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Signs of things to come ...

Hey there! I just wanted to stop in and drop some flicks from recipe testing for the next 13 episodes of Cooking for Real. We've begun to compost in the Food Network kitchens and I thought for some reason the visual was interesting. Kinda like, what's in the bowl? These are remnants from two different days of cooking ... see how many things you can pick out...





Then, every time I head into the kitchens to do a bit of work, there's someone new to meet ... this time around it was Ian. He's currently a student at the C.I.A. and he's from New Hampshire. So, one of the first things I asked him was ... well what do you eat there? What is something people think of when they think of New Hampshire and food? I mean of course seafood, but what else? He said "Whoopie Pie". We all stood there in our kitchen station and almost instantly strongly suggested it would be a good idea for him to whip some up in his free time the next day. We are such foodie bullies! LOL. It was really a full court press from the team. We were like kids really, just the idea of a real homemade Whoopie Pie sounded so good!! So the next day, we waited for his assignment to be finished and then we dug in. Here he is next to his lil bites of heaven alongside Jenna.

I would've taken a better picture, but the reality is, we waited and watched these get put together, so when it was eating time ... I was droooooling!

That's it for now. I've got some great news and I've also got some more flicks to put up from the new shows we are currently taping. Until then, you've gotta take a look at this video. Its a profile on Wendy Waxman, she is a big part of the behind-the-scenes action at Food Network and if you enjoy inside looks, this is a winner.

12 comments:

My New 30 said...

I'm so glad to see that somebody is composting! I'm always watching that on the different shows and thinkin' what a waste!!! Y'all could be makin' up some awesome compost. I see lemon, pearl onions, maybe some mushroom pieces, parsley, egg shell, hmm... maybe peas, garlic skin, red onion skin, a paper towel, some stems from thyme maybe?? Corn husks, corn silk, corn cob, red leaf lettuce, tomato, piece of bread??

Wow, that's a HUGE prop room. And that lady knows what everything is?? I would totally be lost in there for days!!!!! Very cool. Thanks for the link.

That dish looked good too! Looking forward to the new shows ... hurry, hurry LOL!

Mary

Sunny Anderson said...

my new 30, wow! i think you got it all! boy did i hate putting that bun in there, but i dropped it on the floor :-( ... now all i have to do is learn how to compost at home for my garden i'm planning ... gotta keep the rats away while i do it, which is tough in nyc. and yeah, trust me about the prop room, every single thing you could ever ask for, she has. just yesterday i did a chinese take out menu and she arrived with plates that resembled the circular aluminum take out containers used for deliveries. and she produced paper snow-kone holders for the finish of another show the other day along with metal stands for them to rest in. and she finds it all at the drop of a dime too. her mental inventory is amazing.

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, I loved that prop room too!!! I could hide out in there for days! ... just to be a fly on the FN wall is a dream of mine!! P.S. Purple looks great on you!
Carla from Greensboro, NC

The Duo Dishes said...

It's kinda surprising to hear that composting just started at FN. We can just imagine all the food that runs through those kitchens on the daily! No matter, it's all good.

The question of the day is...Can we get a whoopie pie!?

Sunny Anderson said...

carla, thanks & ditto on the prop room, i'd love to decorate my place with little bits and pieces from her collection, it truly is vast and amazing. just today i made a drink i call a cherry bomb in a glass that reminds me of some old glasses my grandma used to have growing up. totally don't even make them anymore! good stuff, i like wendy's eye and mind, she's pretty darn sharp!

the duo dishes, well, they actually began last year. i think i may have mentioned it before. i think the real delay is finding a company to pick it up and then making space in the kitchens for new receptacles. everything has it's place in there and to bring in something extra i'm sure is a bit like tetris, gotta make the pieces fit. and as for the whoopie pies, they were gone in 60 seconds. i took the pic while holding my piece in my hand. then left to get a drink real quick ... i returned to nothing. they were all gone. ian did a great yummy job. he said the recipe was in a cookbook ... trust me way better than the ones at the gas station packed in plastic!

My New 30 said...

Oh Sunny they have these cool buckets you can use and some high dollar gadgets that make compost right in your kitchen! Check gardeners.com website. I live in the suburbs so I just keep an old coffee can in the fridge and then go dump it in the pile when it's full. You can compost dryer lint, hair from your brushes, paper towels and rolls, cardboard, regular newspaper, just no kind of meat or bones or any kind of protein like that. That's what attracts the rodents - they don't seem much interested in produce LOL!!

That prop room is killer for sure!!

Mary

Sunny Anderson said...

mary, thanks for the link! ok, i feel confident now, enough people have told me it's possible. i am just worried. i think i'm gonna also plant some plants that keep bugs away. i can't wait! first step is getting my soil ready! spring is the time to plant!

AVGVST said...

You should be on Twitter Sunny!

nanadi said...

I just watched you making the pear dessert and you mentioned pears, mayo, and cheese. I remember my mother serving that to me at least 45 years ago! Thanks for the wonderful memory.

The Diva on a Diet said...

I'm with The Due Dishes ... I want somma that Whoopie Pie! Just found your blog and wanted to stop by and tell you how much I enjoy your show, Sunny. I'm still planning on making your awesome breakfast tacos ... as soon as I can free up some time!

Happy cooking and composting!

Darius T. Williams said...

Glad things are going strong...I'm back now - i had to take a quick break to lay out some ground work for a few things. My blog is gone...the personal one. AND, I'm almost done with the migration over to everydaycookin.com - not sure if you can comment over there or not, but there are some good things going on over there. See you Saturday - lol - on Channel 231.

Oh, and I moved - so I'm going to have to give you new addy info.

Sunny Anderson said...

avgvst, i know, my bf told me the same and i was like, i am tryin to keep the blog updated regularly and stuff, this twitter thing is a lil much, i heard someone twittered while delivering a baby, ew. lol ... i'm gonna wait this one out...

the diva on a diet, whoopie pie ... it was sooooo good! hope you like the bftacos!

dtdub, long time ... oh no ... no more blog? you must tell me why. hit me up via email. hope things are ok, send new addy too ...