Thursday, August 20, 2009

Today ... Tomorrow, TODAY!!! :-)

Hey there! I just wanted to drop a quick post before I go to bed ... so I can be nice and bright and sunny for the Today Show tomorrow morning! Yaaaaay! I found out last week while taping shows that they wanted me to join them for a back to school segment. As I've shared with you before, Like other morning shows I had to pitch or submit ideas and then wait for the response. While that was going on I was taping Cooking for Real and something I don't share much here, but I had a few days that were full with radio and other media interviews. When the dust settled yesterday, I found out what portions of my pitch made the segment. So after I tweaked the recipes a bit and resubmitted them, all I had to do was find something to wear and get ready for rehearsals for Today, today. Yeah ... rehearsals! Now that's what I call running a tight ship and I was excited to see things more than just a few minutes before I go on live. Either way is fine with me, but I really like the variety and learning different styles. Here are a few pics I took just a few hours ago to share ...
Here's the Culinary team led by, Bianca ... she's the smiling happy face that's waving. :-)
In rehearsal we basically went over the segment and I worked with the culinary team as we placed each segment of each recipe in the order in which I'd discuss them with Ann Curry!!! Yaaaaaay! I like the whole team and like Ann as well, isn't her voice so silky?! Here is a picture of another chef's set-up for tomorrow's show ...
Mark Bittman! Check his blog, it's pretty flavorlicious and he has a new cookbook out. His set up looks nice!

Okay, well it's off to sleep, but real quick a teeny story. I found out I was booked on the show because the segment producer was on a flight and caught my show on the in-flight television ... nothing like a captive audience. :-) Anyway, you never know who's watching and where they are watching. I told her I felt like I was going to the prom lol. I'm totally excited and very appreciative of the opportunity! Which reminds me, if you've caught Cooking for Real or intend to, thank you so much, this is a continuation of a dream and a goal for me and I really can't do it solo! Ok, look at my prom dress (teeheehee) for tomorrow ... I just got it yesterday ...
I had to get bff approval via email lol, I'm a jeans and t-shirt girl mostly, so I always bring in another opinion, but c'mon jeans? ... I can't do that on The Today Show! Just seems disrespectful. I can't tell you what my tips and recipes are for tomorrow, but as soon as I get a link from The Today Show website, I'll post it here. Catch me tomorrow, Friday, August 21st during the 8AM hour of The Today Show! Tell a friend ... especially if they have kids, it's a full-on back to school segment with more than just food!

23 comments:

jacob said...

Very chic! After tomorrow you will have completed the morning show triumvirate! CBS, Good Morning America, and Today! Congrats!

The Duo Dishes said...

You look great in that dress. You're RET for the show! We'll definitely tune in tomorrow morning at 8 and watch as much as possible before work. Boo work. :)

t2ed said...

Tell Matt Lauer he can suck it! At least according to Will Ferrell in Land of the Lost.

But seriously folks, good luck and break a leg. Not Matt's or yours. Don't let Willard near you. He's skeevey. And don't let him try to pin your corsage on that dress. He's grabby that way.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Oh my goodness. That dress is gorgeous! Is saying "good luck" bad for tv like it is for theatre? Well, good luck or break a leg or whatever!

Sue said...

It's so interesting to hear all the back stage stuff. And they're lucky to have you on!

What a beautiful dress!

NikiTheo said...

Your dress looks HOT!!! Good luck and have fun!!!

Sunny Anderson said...

jacob, yaaaay! i know! i was always wondering if i'd ever get invited and it was over so fast, but i totally enjoyed it! thanks for the support jacob!!! forgot to tell you i'm doing guy's big bite! taking pics today on set!

the duo dishes, okay!?! my bff said it was a bit too dressy and i said "good, that's what i'm goin for!" lol ... i was not gonna go on in typical cooking for real garb ... needed a dress! thanks goodness they make em in size 14!!! thanks baby!

t2ed, lol ... at first i was like what? i guess i need to watch that movie, huh? Matt was nice, ann was cool and well ... i worked for al before, so it was good seeing him again.

monique a.k.a. mo, thanks! i'll take a good luck, a broken leg, all that!!!

nikitheo, thanks!! i did have fun and now it's off to tape guy's big bite!!

Selenasking said...

Wow Sunny, you look pretty hot!

Michelle said...

Great segment and LOVED that dress!!! Do you mind saying where you bought it?

Marie said...

Girlllllll, work it, work it! Power to the full figured and curvaceous women! Yah!

DeliciosoMama said...

AHHH!! I had a dentsit appointment this morning and missed it! Can I go on the Today website and see you there?
I just found your blog via a fellow food blogger, "CookingMama". Hubby and I watch you on FoodNetwork and love your show because you seem to always be "real", nothing phoney, especially about the dishes you make. I didn't know yo had a blog, but really enjoy all the behind the scenes stuff and how you made it on the Today show as well!
LUV the dress on you, will hop over to NBC and see if I can watch the clip there!

hockeybear said...

Sunny.. even here in Anchorage, Alaska you have tons of fans.

You rock! :o)

Chanell said...

Love, love, love that dress!!!! It complements your figure perfectly if I do say so myslef. I would ask for the brand, but that might be too much *hint hint* I just started following your blog this week but I've definitely been watching Cooking for Real since the beginning! I must thank you for teaching me all about brining on that Thanksgiving episode. I don't have a family yet, so your idea to just use turkey breasts was right on time. Thanks for a young, fresh perspective on cooking; while sharing a little bit of Sunny in the process!!!

TasteBuds: Jason and Adrienne said...

Sunny - I saw you today at FedEx Kinkos! Like I said, I love the show and just wanted to pass on my blog URL. tastebudsny.blogspot.com - hope you can check it out sometime. Cheers, Jason

Sunny Anderson said...

selenasking, awww shux, thanks. :-)

michelle, thanks! it was over so fast and i had a good time! i got the dress from saks 5th ave in the city. it's a size 14 by kay unger. has elasticity and a back zip, lined. i plan to wear it a few times, get my money's worth!

marie, yaaaaay women with curves! i was too happy to see the dress was in my size ...ahem with some spanx!

deliciosomama, ouch! hope you had fun, i actually do like goin to the dentist. i think nbc may have video, i am beat though, so i'm gonna check for them in the a.m. and then post them if so ...thanks for the compliment. so glad you found the blog! i am just sharing my cream because you make it possible and i'm in to the details and like that i can provide a few. did you know food network has a blog too? look for the fn dish on the website when you visit.

hockeybear, awww thanks! i've been to anchorage ... i was there doing a story on some troops, experienced my first and only earthquake there back in 94 or 95 i think. scary. thanks so much for watching and ... no, you rock! for real, i appreciate the support and this is really a dream. glad you are along for the journey.

chanell, thanks! i have my grandma's shape and i love every bit of it because it's our genetic code running rampant!! it's a kay unger dress. thanks so much for the support from the beginning! i still feel very new and i'm still learning and working on improving things, but i'm having a great time. glad you like the turkey idea, my holiday shows this year are pretty yummy and i have some new sides to try. hope you like 'em. they are tasty if i do say so myself ...thanks again and i'm so happy you found the blog!

tastebuds: jason and adrienne, HEY!!! what a nice surprise today! thanks so much for watching! you made my morning! it was soooo hot out there today right? i was happy to be in the a/c at kinkos! that's my bermuda triangle, the nail spot, fedex kinkos and wrapido, that place is yummy! i'm checkin out your blog! thanks again for watching!

Jay said...

Oh la la la Sunny that dress is fabulous!!! And I love the hair. Just made the ladies lunch chicken sandwiches. The dressing on top? TO DIE FOR. Loving the show and will always continue to support!!


- Jay

Sunny Anderson said...

jay, thanks for the compliment! the dill sauce right? with the pepperoncini? yessssssssss .... slather it! :-) glad you like it! and jay, thanks for the continued support. this is such a neat journey, totally can't believe it, mainly because i thought i'd reached my goal already only to fall into another lane of my life. i am totally and constantly thankful for this. and i can't have this, without ya. ;-)

Kim said...

I just came over from the Cooking Mama!! First of all, that is one gorgeous dress. I love it. How cool that you have your own blog like this. I have to tell you that I made your PB & J pancakes and was very impressed with the recipe. They were easily the best pancakes the hubby and I ever had! You can see them here http://mykentuckyhome-kim.blogspot.com/search/label/sunny%20anderson. I love your show!!

ken said...

Hello prom dress .......

Mine Goodness .......Sunny....... Gorgeous is the beauty i see in you ....... Today is da' sunny show ....... If i ....... may say ....... Shes smart ....... she cooks ....... she model ....... As -JG- would say mine mine mine ....... Let me go on and stop .......

Ken aka kids.......Eat ur' vegetables.......I see Sunny did.......Hmmm.......

Sean said...

Hey Sunny,

First off, thanks for visiting and I owe you an apology. I was pretty harsh and hey - I did wake up to the wrong side of the bed today (went right instead of the usual left)

I think because celebrities are such big icons, we - including myself - often forget that they're people just like us with emotions and feelings.

After thinking about it, who the heck really cares what somethings called. As long as it tastes good, smells good and it's prepared with love, that's all that matters. It's the passionate love for food that connects everyone from Michelin/celebrity chefs and home cooks alike together.

I look forward to reading your future blog posts and watching your show in new light.

As for something to eat...I'm sure you're well familiar with Korean style hot wings. Spicy, sweet, delicious and a street food staple. I have a family recipe for the marinade on my site and would love to see your rendition of it in the future.

All the best,
-Sean

Sunny Anderson said...

kim, hey! welcome to the blog!!! and thanks for the compliment! i'm headin over to check out your post in a sec. thanks so much for the support!

ken, teeheehee ... i totally thought of it as prom for adults. i bet many female guests feel that way, like what can i wear?! u r silly with the johnny gill lines!

sean, no apologies! are you kidding? your passion is evident and we both share that ... i like bloggers, opinions and most importantly ... passion, you got em all. we all should be able to chat and explain and learn and exchange information. you know? no mea culpa needed. welcome to the blog and thanks for making my mouth water thinking about korean hot wings at 10am! i just need to go back, i sat and watched a television show featuring it this weekend and was totally jealous ... a trip is in the future!!!

camille cares said...

cute dress!

Sunny Anderson said...

camille cares, thanks!!! i'm gonna rerun it foreverrrr! love a dress i feel like i'll wear more than one season. it was a good buy.