I Spy NYC on Food Network Show (sort of)

Only in New York can a simple walk home from work turn into a television appearance. Yesterday, as I was enjoying a rainless commute, I noticed that the Desert Truck of East Village fame had been transplanted to 23rd and 5th.  There were camera men scurrying about, a man with a backpack and a walkie talkie talking over everyone about release forms and try the deserts and this and that. What? I can be on television just for eating desert?  Spoon please!

Lights, Camera, Cook!

Lights, Camera, Cook!

I couldn’t find out the name of the show (some upcoming series) but chef Claire Robinson was one of the chefs preparing deserts at breakneck speeds against a team of male chefs on the other side of the truck.

Chefs in Action

Chefs in Action

The cameras started rolling, the chefs tossed out a few lines of witty banter, and before I knew it I was standing at the table being handed a cup of ice cream overflowing with caramel sauce and brownie bits. I grabbed it completely aware of every every twitch in my body, every movement in my face.

I scooped mouthfuls of the melting vanilla bean in my mouth as two cameramen inched closer and closer. I was taking pronounced bites, as if my chewing could trasnmit the taste of the ice cream on film. You could say I milked it — my signature move being the bite and ponder. With every bite I’d pitch my head up to the skyline and squinting slightly as the setting sun.  I did that a few times, until convinced that the cameramen had already noted it as their closing shot. Then I tossed the empty container in a trash can and walked off.  By the time I reached the corner I was already wondering if anyone had ever looked like a bigger idiot eating desert.

We’ll have to wait and see.

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3 thoughts on “I Spy NYC on Food Network Show (sort of)

  1. Paula says:

    Swwwwwwwweeeeettttt. Maybe Alex and Simon will find this little tidbit interesting….:-)

  2. Kara says:

    Let us know when your debut will be aired…

  3. Holly says:

    Great post … I love a healthy dose of self-deprecation every now and then. Hope you get your 15 minutes!

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