Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ladies That Laugh ... Food Network Magazine

Hey there! So waaaaaaaaaay back in January, yes January, I got together with some of my Food Network ladies for a Food Network Magazine photo shoot. We all got up early and convened in a Tribeca loft that was decorated soooo pristine white, it woke me up that morning just looking at it. Makes sense though, because we were told to bring summer colors and I knew they'd pop with life on the white background. At the shoot were all of us newly minted Food Network hosts, Anne Burrell, Alex Guarnaschelli and Aida Mollenkamp. Anne and Alex were both still chefs at local restaurants (Anne has since left her position at Centro Vinotecca) and this shoot actually fell during NYC Restaurant week. So here are Aida and I with no worries in the world, but a photo shoot that day and Anne and Alex were both concerned they weren't fulfilling their duties as chefs during the special week. Very nice to see two chefs at their level want to get to work and meet the people checking out their restaurants during the special events. So, it was our goal to finish as soon as possible so the ladies could get back to tha real biz. Having said that, with tight schedules and plenty of work on the schedule, you'd never know it because us girls were laughing pretty much all morning. A behind the scenes video just popped up on the FN Dish hosted by Noah Starr, who is also Aida's computer guru on Ask Aida.
Take a look at the Girls Night Out "Photo Shoot Crash" video.

Aida lives on the west coast, so anytime she comes in for work I am too excited. Ever since we shot a commercial together and really before that we chatted some and just clicked. She's my go-to chick for a quick smile or laugh. She's just my girl, I don't have a better way to say it, but when we get to together we have so much fun. Here's the photographer discussing shots with his crew ...
And here's us ladies after all the work is done ...

Look for the July/August issue of Food Network Magazine on stands soon! To subscribe and get it delivered right to your mailbox, click on the logo ...


14 comments:

Sue said...

Thanks so much for the shoutout! I appreciate it.

That photo shoot sounds like such fun. (Great shoes, BTW) I LOVE Anne. Alex is wonderful and Aida does seem sweet.

Mary at My New 30 said...

Hey Sunny, those are all some of my favorite ladies for sure! Bet y'all had a great day. And I already subscribe to the mag - love it!!

Robin Koury said...

Great Post Sunny! The piece on FN Dish was fantastic. It was great to see the ladies having such a great time together. I have to agree that was the WHITEST loft I've ever seen! Couldn't imagine keeping it clean LOL!!

Elizabeth said...

Sunny, you're my new favorite on food network. I love your style. You look great in that picture. Cool shoes!

Sunny Anderson said...

sue, no doubt! congrats on the gig!!! and the shoes i got on sale a year ago and they sat in my closet just waiting to come out and play, glad they got a compliment on their first outing lol! thanks, cuz i'm so not stylish, just like what i like.

mary at my new 30, we had fun and were fed well. i can't wait to see the spread too!

robin koury, what up girl?! hope you've been well! yeah the apt was day-glo white! i think i kept my shades on for a second.

elizabeth, thanks for watching!! glad you found the blog. 2 times love for the shoes! i gotta wear them more often lol ...

t2ed said...

I have never told a woman to get in the kitchen and rustle me up some dinner. But I want to tell that to all four of you.

So ashamed...

Krissy @ The Food Addicts said...

Your photo shoot looked like a lot of fun! You ladies look fabulous! By the way, we added your link to our Foodie Friends section... makes it easier for us to visit you, as well as our readers! Can't wait to see what else you'll whip up in the kitchen!

Sunny Anderson said...

t2ed, it's ok man sometimes i find myself barefoot and cooking in the kitchen for my dude and it reminds me i'm only a few more elements away from a bad joke, lucky for me a pregnancy isn't in the near future and i like to keep my cooking burns to my arms and not the rest of my body... don't be ashamed lol

krissy, thanks! i need to get on my blog and do that so i can stop using my bookmark page to visit all the food blogs i like. i'm slow on admin, just added a counter the other day because someone asked me about how many hits i got and i had no idea ... i figure a fw comments is all i need to keep goin, not tryin to win the hit lottery over here teeheehee ... thanks for adding me to your list, i just wrote a pumpkin-poblano mole recipe and saw a yucky dry lookin mole on tv today, gonna see if i can keep mine glossy for the cameras!

The Duo Dishes said...

Love these behind the scenes look at FN. We are both so obsessed with the channel...it's not even funny. You look great! All of you look great.

Ashley said...

Hey Sunny!!

Just wondering if you had heard anymore about the Taco Shoppe/Indiana Beach special? We have had a lot of customer's ask us when it's going to air because they really want to watch it. So, if you could find out and let me know I would LOVE IT!!

I hope that your summer is going well!! :)

Thanks again, Ashley.

Sunny Anderson said...

the duo dishes, glad you liked the post! like i said, before i got to the network i was looking for this kinda stuff, now you can get more on the fn dish too, that started right around the time i started, like the inside stuff on that blog too. hope you like the mag spread!

ashley, i think, but don't hold me to it because i only heard this from the production, not the network, but july 11th seems like the air date, don't know the time yet ... i will surely post it, you guys look good on the show i got an early edit! i want some tacos in the mail!!! that sauce was yummy!

RachaelK said...

Thanks for the linkage to FNDish.com, woman! Fun video right? There was such a great vibe on that photo shoot!

So Bob Tuschman's assistant just spilled the beans on who her favorite Food Network star is....and guess who it is?? http://bit.ly/knHAU. Thought you'd like to know! :)

Be well lady.

Sunny Anderson said...

rachaelk, hey girl! no prob! i waited until you guys posted so as to not steal tha thunda of the hottest bts (behind the scenes) show around, The FN Dish! :-) and give miss christine a hug for me, she's been such a cheerleader from the start, so nice. so nice. i'll be in next week to cook, come on up to hang in the kitchen!

Inspired in Cleveland said...

Wow...seeing that fousome in the picture gets some fantasies kicking around in my head. Mostly, but not all, culinary!