Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Where's Erika?


Well, I think I can safely share my adventure tomorrow. I can't decide if it's a big deal or not, and I guess I won't know until the final editing hits the TV screen and I see if for myself if it was a big deal or not. Tomorrow I have an unusual opportunity to do some cooking for an audience. Taste of America, seen on The Travel Channel, is coming to my town to discuss all things Hamburger. And since I am the reigning burger-topping champion (only cause I haven't been contested since winning) I will be doing some cooking for the show.

So what am I cooking? Well, it's really more topping than anything. I'll be provided a hamburger patty, and I need to top it for a national audience. When I was first asked to do this, I immediately began thinking about doing a burger that highlights local products. So that's what I'll be doing. My Wisconsin Tribute Burger is going to feature some local cheese, local bacon, and a kicking slaw using local produce and ingredients. I will share the full recipe when I can.

In the meantime, wish me luck! I keep changing my mind about what I want to wear, and then when I finally settled on something I got a phone call from the producer telling me the colors I shouldn't wear and...well, back to the drawing board for that one. And while it's not exactly hot, temperature wise, it's extremely sticky out, so I'll need to figure out how to tame my mane with all this humidity. Sigh. The price of stardom. Lol. Hopefully it will be fun and the end result will be entertaining. I thought my experience on the Food Network left a little to be desired and I thought everything that came out of my mouth sounded lame, so I hope I can do better this time. The shooting is Wednesday afternoon, so I'll try posting later that evening to share the experience.

P.S. Is it weird to be geeked up about the idea of simply appearing on the same network as Anthony Bourdain?


Alanna said...

Very cool, Erika! Wow oh wow oh wow!!

Anonymous said...

Wow you are a TV star now!!!! That's so exciting.

Erika said...

Thanks Alanna and Belle, it was fun, but I don't think it quite put me into TV Star status. Maybe the Z-list or something.