When I started this blog back in 2009, I had no idea the amazing places it would take me or the amazing people it would allow me to meet. In my wildest dreams, I never would have imagined that it would give me the opportunity to write a cookbook. And I never could have imagined that a day like today would ever happen in my life. Today, the TODAY SHOW came to my house. Seriously. To. My. House. I’m still in amazement. Ever since I was offered the opportunity to write the book, I keep thinking I’m going to get a phone call and the person on the other end of the call would say, “Oh, I’m sorry. Apparently we’ve got the wrong person.” Today, I felt the same way. But when the producer from the Today Show arrived (after flying all the way and renting a car to come to my house) she assured me that they had the right guy. I’m still amazed.
All week this week, the Today Show is highlighting some of what they call “the internet’s hottest chefs” in a series called Fresh Cooks Live… and I’m one of them. A few things here… to start, I am not a chef. Number two – me? A hot internet chef? I think not. Lord love a duck. The only thing hot about me is… well, nothing.
Y’all, I am so honored and humbled to be included with these folks on this amazing series. It is completely overwhelming to think that I’ll be flying to New York to appear in a 30 minute segment on the Today Show.
So here are the details… My segment will be Sunday, March 30th roughly around 8:30ET. They will run an intro piece (that’s what we did today) and then I’ll be cooking live for the next 30 minutes. They will be checking back in with me throughout the remainder of the show and you can watch the entire 30 minute segment streaming live online at Today.com. Each day has a theme and my theme is Southern Sunday Brunch! How fun? I’ll be making my Shrimp and Grits from the book, a beautiful (and easy) Fresh Fruit Salad, and a super quick and easy Ham and Cheese Quiche. You can even get the recipes now, have your ingredients ready, and cook along with me!
I would love for you to help me spread the word about the series. Be sure to use the hashtag #freshcookslive when sharing. Also be sure to follow me on social media to see the details and behind-the-scenes fun of my the trip to NYC. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Here’s the promo they put together for the series. Can y’all believe I’m on a commercial for the Today Show? Yeah, me either. 🙂