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Live Cook-Along - Any future plans?


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#1 moosnsqrl

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 12:13 PM

Sara,

I enjoyed the shows where a viewer cooked along with you and shared their experiences. From your perspective, was that a successful idea? Something you would consider doing again if production challeges could be overcome?

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Judy

Edited because I changed questions mid-stream and didn't change the topic heading to reflect it. :shock:

Edited by moosnsqrl, 23 January 2006 - 12:17 PM.

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#2 Sara Moulton

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 01:43 PM

Judy,
I would do another live show complete with cook along in a heartbeat if someone offered me the opportunity and was willing to fund it. Again, it was the food network's choice, not mine. They said it was too expensive and the production values were too sloppy. I also think they didn't like all the random stuff (I dropped it, I burned it, we got a dirty phone call) that I thought made it real reality tv.
I think the cook along was a great way to learn. Even though I wasn't physically in the viewer's home, we were cooking together. They could see what I did.
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#3 MarketStEl

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 01:20 AM

Judy,
I also think they didn't like all the random stuff (I dropped it, I burned it, we got a dirty phone call) that I thought made it real reality tv.

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#4 moosnsqrl

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 06:55 AM

Judy,
I also think they didn't like all the random stuff (I dropped it, I burned it, we got a dirty phone call) that I thought made it real reality tv.

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That's what makes shows of this kind great.

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Exactly, and I aniticipated that as part of the answer...the live element that we all enjoyed and spontaneous honesty about mis-steps or substituting ingredients kept it from being slick enough. They don't want trained chefs and don't want foibles...not much room in the middle for entertainment, is there? Too bad.
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Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.

M.F.K. Fisher