I made an appearance today on FOX 11's Living with Amy. That's me on the right (in case you can't tell).
I enjoyed my appearance, and was actually interested in possibly telling the future story of how, "I got bumped by the Pope," down through the years. You see, FOX 11 wanted to go to the final address from Pope Benedict XVI, and considering breaking in to ME of all things to do so.
I took it in stride. The worst that would've happened is they tape the Pasta with Broccoli in a Lemon White Wine sauce and play it later.
It didn't happen, and the show went along fine.
I will have to watch it over again to critique myself, but some snap judgment-style observations.
*The crew DOES prefer live television, as opposed to taping the show like they do on the Food Network and other cable channels. They said it goes by faster, and shooting a recipe on making a simple dish doesn't take 3 hours. I understand why it's done, but I do find that live TV can open up a new world of unintentional comedy.
*I'm not as over my cold as I had thought. No pity party here, but I had been worried about this bug I've had since last Friday. It did cause me to lose my voice in the second segment, and I felt that was my worst performance.
*Amy called the recipes I brought "elegant". Umm...okay? Her experience in New York with a chicken paillard may have set the table (ha-ha get it) for an expectation. It turned out good looking enough and I only hoped it tasted as such. I, for one, didn't stick around for that part.
*When you're pressed for time during the "live" experience, you cut A LOT of corners. Understandably, and nothing against the fine folks at LWA, but I don't think I've ever cooked a pasta dish that fast...ever. Looked good, smelled good, so I'll give myself an "A" for effort.
*Amy is from Scottsdale, Arizona. So when she asked which culinary school I attended and mentioned SCI (now Le Cordon Bleu-Scottsdale I think), she knew exactly what I was talking about. It's better than some reactions I get.
*Amy, Ann, Abby, and everyone there were great. Here's a lovable jerk wearing a jacket of a restaurant which sank quicker than the Titanic coming on to her show, doing Mary Tyler Moore and Honeymooners references (none of which Amy caught BTW), coughing, tossing onions on the floor and hamming it up for the camera. And it left them wanting more...or so they tell me.
Seriously I had fun and would enjoy going back on there again soon. Links and other stuff will follow when I get around to them. Cheers!