Thursday, August 26, 2010
Trivets aren't trivial!
Hey there! I'm currently taping season 8 of Cooking for Real in Food Network's Chelsea Market studios and yesterday I shared a picture of my favorite dish so far. I go so much response to the plate, I thought why not show you another neat addition to my repertoire ... two pretty trivets!That's Jamie and she styles my set along with Wendy. Today when we were ready for the final act of the show we realized we needed a few more trivets than the tiles I usually use and a few seconds after the request, Jamie waltzed over with those beauties! I gasped a bit, so simple, but very pretty to me. They were reminiscent of nautical rope, but sweet. I did the flip to see if there was a tag or identifying mark and I found none. Pretty neat though. Then right before the show ended, I made a drink I can share with you here because I've already served it plenty of times this summer at events. It's my Brooklyn Iced Tea. 6 ounces of lemoncello, 3 ounces dark rum, 3 ounces tequila, 24 ounces sweet tea. Pour it in a pitcher of ice and lemon wedges, stir, then pour in a highball glass with ice ... way better than a Long Island Iced Tea, of course I'm biased :-). Here it is on set today ...It was tasty, but I couldn't sip too much because I was only on my first show and needed to finish my second show of the day! In the background you can see my purple door ... tomorrow I'm going to attempt walking through that door on the show for the first time. I am super excited about it because if I do it right, it'll be a nice tribute to Mr. Rogers. If it doesn't look good we'll scrap it, but just wanted to tell you so you have the inside scoop! Wish me luck pulling it off, I am so corny that I've wanted to do it from the start, hope it works :-)! Ok, have a great evening/day. I'll do my best to keep posting while I'm taping, but I do find my time crunched a bit. Thanks for all the comments! BTW, the website redesign is going very well, hope you guys like my new home!