Oh, and also, I’m on T.V. Isn’t that wild? I feel like Journalism Barbie minus that spectacular bustier-jacket combo.
CHOW will be showcasing New York restaurants, bars, food trends, and wacky characters on NY1 twice weekly. The folks there have kindly introduced me to the wild world of television, and it’s fun, challenging, and full of people who talk faster than auctioneers. I’m excited and feel very lucky to work with both companies. (Do you know about CHOW’s honors? The James Beard Awards? The Emmy nomination?) Jane Goldman, Lessley Anderson, Roxanne Webber and the rest of the crew have incredible editorial sensibilities, and the video folks are totally awesome: This fun piece with critic Robert Sietsema was my first collaboration with them. The kitchen team creates things like Turkey Cakes and rock steady Chow Tips (mostly by cook-in-chief Jill Santopietro, formerly of the New York Times’ Tiny Kitchen).
My two-minute bit will appear twice-weekly, on Tuesdays in the half hour following 8am, 11am, 1pm, 4pm, 12:30am & 1:30am, and Saturday in the half hour following 6:30pm, 8:30pm, 1:30am, 2:30am, and 3:30am. (So now people I know can be hammered in a bar, see me yapping on the little screen, and go, “YO I know her!”)
I hope you dig it–our first piece featuring Mad Scientist beer* premiered yesterday and can be seen here –and I’m open to all your feedback and tips. After all, a good journalist is only so good as her sources.
Lastly, I’m still freelancing part-time, so editors can please continue to get in touch. My bio is tucked away over here. Thanks!
* The excellent photographer Michael Harlan Turkell kindly allowed us to use his Sixpoint pix.