Last Wednesday morning, I cooked my “fish in parchment” recipe from “Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T.” with New Haven News 8 reporters Jocelyn Maminta and Teresa LaBarbera. Jocelyn and Teresa host the “In The Kitchen” segment of the Connecticut Style program. I was invited to be on the program after my book was published in September, but I had to wait until I had a HIATUS from school. My Thanksgiving vacation was the perfect OPPORTUNITY.
I’ve spent INNUMERABLE hours watching the Food Channel, wondering what it would be like to be a chef on TV. The process of cooking has to be STREAMLINED for television. The segments are short and you have to get to the main points quickly. I got up at 5am the morning of the show to prepare all of my ingredients at home and brought them with me to the studio. The WTNH kitchen does have a working oven, so I cooked a sample of the food but I also had a finished product already prepared.
The hosts made me feel comfortable and I had so much fun chatting with them. When the segment was done, the staff DEVOURED my dish, which I think means it was pretty good! Jocelyn and Teresa invited me back to cook with them again. Next time, I’ll prepare one of my desserts. I can’t wait!