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Winning the Tasty & Cooking on Live TV

What a great birthday week! As many of you know, we WON the 2010 Tasty Award for “Best DVD or Subscription Series!” A big “Thank You!” to all our fans and those who voted for us. It was so exciting (and unexpected) to win. The award show will air on Hulu.com come February. I’ll keep you posted on when it airs so you can see our first acceptance speech at an award show ever! We met a lot of great foodie celebs and fun people at the show. Here are some of our favorite pics:

Janelle Wang (View From The Bay) & Zuzy Martin Lynch

The following day, I was lucky enough to prove that I’m learning how to cook on LIVE TV!

Thanks to View From the Bay for having me on their show and to Chef Preston Dishman for teaching me how to make a pan-seared salmon with a fancy tomato-herb cream reduction.

So how did I do on my first live segment? It was so much fun and it felt good, but I was definitely stumped on the lactose-intolerant question! Look for an expert article on the matter in the next couple of weeks :0). Check out the live segment by clicking here and thanks again.


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Red carpets, French Sauces & Birthdays!

This is a big week! Three big things are happening.

  1. The Tasty Awards: On Thursday, Jan 14th, we’ll be walking down the red carpet at the awesome Kabuki Sundance Theater as nominees for “Best DVD or Subscription Series!” So cool! Check out our 30-sec trailer for the show.
  2. View From the Bay: On Friday, Jan 15th, I’ll be on ABC’s View From the Bay featuring one of the recipes from the Cooking for the Clueless DVD and proving on live television that I’m not clueless anymore! I promise, there is hope for the clueless out there. I’ll be making a Pan-Seared Salmon with a Tomato-herb cream sauce…a reduction no less. This is a delicious recipe that cooks in less that 15 minutes. Thanks Chef Preston! Check out the recipe.
  3. My birthday! Saturday, Jan 16th, I’m having a big and exciting birthday. With the pressure off, we’re heading to wine country for good wine and delicious fun. Starting at Schramsberg for some bubbly. Gotta have bubbles on your birthday!

Thanks to everyone for the good vibes this week and throughout the process! Stay tuned for posts during the Tastys! Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest and greatest.

Biggest question surrounding the show: Will Anthony Bourdain be there?

I hope so. Everyone loves a jaded New Yorker that’s oddly sexy because of his dark side.


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Tasty Awards Here We Come!

What does Cooking for the Clueless have in common with Anthony Bourdain, Paula Dean, Tyra Banks, Timm Gunn and other food and fashion demi-gods? We were just named official finalists for “Best DVD Series” for the upcoming Tasty Awards, being held in San Francisco at the Kabuki Sundance Theater on January 14, 2010!  AHHHH! That was my first reaction! My 3 month-old son just stared at me. We’re so excited.

Help us win Viewer’s Choice, click to VOTE NOW!! We are listed under question #10.

This is so cool!

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