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9 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now (Slideshow)

9 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now (Slideshow)

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Cookistry — Almond Avocado Alligators

Cookistry (Cook, Bake, Boil, and Bubble) is all about creating, experimenting, and playing with food in the kitchen. She believes cooking is a combination of art and science, where one cannot exist without the other. In this post, Cookistry uses avocado as a substitute for butter and eggs in making bread, creating sweet brioche-like rolls.

Valley & Co. Lifestyle — Easy Market Napkin Adornments

Valley & Co. Lifestyle, a "husband and wife wedding and event planning and design duo," loves recipes, cocktails, creative campaigns, and entertaining, among other things. Here, Valley & Co. Lifestyle gives tips on simple napkin decorations, inspired by fall markets.

Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts — Tomato Balsamic Ravioli

Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts is a blog by a family-oriented Colorado mom with a desire to share her recipes and try new things. Here, a 20-minute recipe (with the help of store-bought ravioli) is perfect for school-week dinners.

The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen — Bloody Mary Roasted Potatoes

The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen uses her blog to share recipes, culinary adventures, and food and drink events in New York City. She learned how to cook from watching her favorites, has fond memories of watching Good Eats and Cooking Live late at night, and currently cooks in her 80-square-foot kitchen. Here, she shares a guest post from blog Sarcastic Cooking, sharing a recipe for Bloody Mary roasted potatoes.

Makobi Scribe — Making Healthy Drinks at Home

Makobi Scribe has many voices comprised of moms and bloggers from different backgrounds. Owner Jennifer Medeios writes about her weight loss journey, recipe creations, travel excursions, and more, not to mention tips and tricks she's learned from being a mom of three boys, from age 19 to age 2. Her counterpart Kelly, also a mother of three, blogs about green tips and trends, as well as a weight loss journey of her own. In addition to these main voices, guest bloggers add to the range of voice appearing on this site. In this post, Kelly gives tips on how to make healthy drinks at home.

Ingredients, Inc. — 5 Breakfast Recipe Ideas for Back to School

Ingredients, Inc. is a blog by Alison Lewis, editor-in-chief and founder of Healthy Travel, a digital magazine that launched in March of this year. She has a number of roles on her résumé, from cookbook author to television and social media spokesperson to president of Ingredients, Inc., a media consulting company in Birmingham, Ala. Here, Alison shares five breakfast ideas for your back-to-school schedule.

Cupcakes & Kale Chips — Salsa Egg Tacos

Cupcakes & Kale Chips is a chemical engineer-turned-stay-at-home-mom (with a love of the kitchen). In this post, she keeps her mind on the back-to-school season, with a 30-minute dinner recipe for salsa egg tacos.

Foxes Love Lemons — How to Host a Sangria Party

Foxes Love Lemons has always appreciated time in the kitchen (whether it was in college, making enchilada casseroles, or going back to culinary school). She now works as a recipe tester and developer, and her number one kitchen rule is that anything is better with a poached egg on top. In this post, Foxes Love Lemons talks about how to host a sangria party, with menu ideas of course.

The Cooking Actress — Pretzel Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

The Cooking Actress comes from Italian and German descent and has grown up with a range of food influences. Here, she shares a recipe for sweet and salty cookies, combining chocolate chips with pretzels and peanut butter.


9 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now (Slideshow) - Recipes


This is Chef Adam Perry Lang, today's Sherri Shepherd in the seating chart teeheehee. (Of course Rachael is Babs). Ok, lemme tell ya . the book I'm holdin' . AMAZING. It's in stores soon and on first look the recipes are amazing and the pictures to accompany are equally beautiful. I've done plenty of time in the South on some good ole BBQ and his book brings it all together. We talked backstage at length about different types of BBQ and I told him how proud I am that I have an upcoming episode of Cooking for Real that deals with North Carolina BBQ, which doesn't really get much play. People always debate over rub or sauce, but no one ever talks about vinegar based BBQ. I mean, we just chatted away . cool family dude and he cooks. If you are a meat eater, this is a must-have cookbook . really. Aside from meeting him, if I were in the store thumbing through books for purchase, I'd buy it. You can pre-order it here on Amazon and it's in stores May 5th. Good Father's Day or birthday gift for the protein lover in your life. Ick sounds like a commercial, but really . there's a full chapter on lamb, several recipes for roasting a full-hog, I dunno, it just lit up the southerner in me. I'd totally buy it and feel wack now I didn't ask for two so I could give one away. Luckily . I took this one from him and in return he invited me to his restaurant, Daisy May's BBQ. 

22 comments:

First, happy belated bday of course! Second, your hair looks bomb! That length looks good. Third, so much going on for you, which is great for little 'ol people like us to read. Let us know when the show airs. As for Twitter, we haven't made one for our blog or for our personal lives. It's just too much! Don't follow the lemmings! :)

Now THAT is a panel, Ms. Sunny. Looking forward to seeing the show. Congrats!

As for Twitter - I know Rocco is quite the "aficionado." There is a whole new level of addiction that comes with Twitter - just a warning *LOL*

I joined the twitter universe over the last couple of weeks. It IS addictive, but fun also. I never thought that I could post a complete thought in 140 characters or less. I had a blog for over 2 years while I lived in Germany. Now I'm twittering.

LOL - so I TOTALLY followed you. Love it - every second of it!

And yes, I knwo what you mean about the creativity piece of you!

It’s funny – my sis and her husband were hanging out with us tonight asking the million dollar “what is a ‘tweet’” question. After we explained it to him – he was like “so it’s just like text messaging all your friends?” I told him that was kinda an astute observation from someone who has never had a cell phone in his life. He told me to make sure I credit him the next time I am invited to deliver that summation on Larry King Live. I think this is close enough. : )

Sometimes it seems odd that we can even pack another social networking medium into our already overbloated internetting.

You are definitely right – there is something to be said about a little privacy.

I think the twitter makes sense sometimes - but its feels like a niche market to me. I understand the idea of little updates and quips of the day, but personally – I really don’t think our culture needs any more sound byte receptacles… we’re a little too headline news as it is. Just a thought…

I’m glad you don’t tweet – you’re such a good writer. Your posts are so fun! It would be a shame to give that up for tweets uploaded to iphones across the country. Maybe I am green, but I think you’re right to not “follow the flock” on this one… for now anyways. Perhaps its relevancy will unfold and be yet another inbox flooder. Or maybe it’ll start a return to snail mail pen and paper “revolution”… Perhaps I should start working on my penmanship now… :

my my my you make 34. look like the new 24. and my yes. liken the new cut cutie.

hey check this out for your garden it may help. go to www.google.com. in the search type: (how to star a vegetable garden). then click google search. you can then click on one of the links below or click on the images or video in the upper left hand corner. to get a better feel for whaat you're looking for.
also google search these. you may like. (chia gourmet herd garden) - (aerogarden) - (topsy turvy upside-down tomato planter). i'm loven your gardeners (D) hat.

the good and all the best. on the rachael ray show. meee like. the new offical site of sunny-(kenny)-anderson home page. i'm gonna go eat some of your birthday cake. send me a piece. ken also know as a 1975 baby

Let's see. Happy belated birthday! (mine is today, the 27th, actually!) I didn't know that Rachel's show is filmed in pieces like that. Boy, those editors are amazing. That's hot there were quail eggs on that. hmmm, was that flatbread pizza?

As far as Twitter goes: being a food blogger, it's changed the way I blog & conduct my online activities. I've connected with more bloggers than ever before and more people see my Web content because of the links & pics I post. I am more connected with my community and I've realized that Twitter it's not all about what I may be doing from one moment to the next. It really is an amazing tool to get messages across. Hey, I even won a t-shirt contest a few months back because I tweeted back a response this company liked.

Be like Rick Bayless, he uses TwitPic a lot & tweets pics of food he's making, eating, or growing in his greenhouse.

I understand not jumping on the bandwagon & joining up. You've got enough on your plate. You don't need another social network that you feel obligated to update. And I think having a ghost writer is a cop-out. Don't do that either! LOL

I honestly have no idea why I signed up for Twitter. Everyone said I must, and I still don't get why I'm doing it. Anyway, congrats on the RR show appearance (I'm sooo envious) and what a great new haircut!!

the duo dishes, thanks and thanks! i needed a change, spring is here! and please, don't think you are "lil old people", i am pretty much just like you. trust me. i keep it simple, there's nothing grand goin on here. as soon as i know the air date, i'll post it!

lys, i know right? again, just happy to be nominated lol .

margaret, yeah editing down to 140 seems like a fun challenge i'd enjoy, but i still think i'm gonna chill on it and if anything watch the trend as a voyeur.

dtdub, hope you catch it when it airs, i need to bookmark your new spot so i can visit regularly. hope you've been well!

ken, you are so crazy! that some detroit for ya! that chia obama got pulled from shelves!

nikki, thanks and happy belated back atcha! yes, most television shows are taped in segments instead of a complete run through. that helps the producers and everyone involved keep track of time and make sure focus is kept on topic. pretty neat. i gotta check out rick bayless' page, sounds yummy.

christa, lol you are funny. well, i signed up and took my name to leave it dormant. just to own it, but i get what you mean . it's a total peer pressure thing right? thanks for the congrats! hope you like it when it airs, we all had plenty of fun!

Sunny,
1)First of all, loving the cut. I think it's very flattering.
2)I can definitely relate to those nervous, interview type situations. It's kinda like I get so pumped about myself in my private victories, but whenever I am called upon to do some sort of cooking demonstration, or present my food, I tend to get jittery thinking of myself in relation to the other chefs there. Sometimes just the titles can make them seem scary. But I came to realize that really Sunny,when it comes to food, there really isn't anything new under the sun. Feel me? Most of cooking today is really a handful of techniques and ingredients simply expanded upon. You know those and then some. Everything else is just culinary POV. Take for instance someone like Eric Ripert, a highly noted French chef. Now for all of his accolades and fine dining restaurants I bet he couldn't tell you the first thing about Southern African American dishes, of which you know well. And it's kinda like, ppl don't expect him to. So similarly with you (Although I do think it's important to be a well rounded artist), you stand alone in your own SunnyA niche. Kudos to you for the RR return. (BTW, isn't it kinda ironic that yourself and all these other chefs are jumping through hoops to get on the show of someone is also admittedly and everyday cook? Pretty cool:)

nkoyo, thanks and you had all great points. nerves suck really, they are emotional and my brain is surely more confident. omg on the eric ripert comment, you are right . we all have our pov, speaking of which, what do you cook? much success on your next demo!

Thanks a lot Sunny! The type of food that I cook culturally speaking is all over the place. I love to eat everything from Thai to French to Indian to Mexican and then some. So I'm so open to all kinds of food, and whatever I'm exploring at the time is what I cook. Here lately I've really been trying to connect more deeply with my own culture by learning some new Nigerian dishes (I've even played around with a few and modified them with some readily available American ingredients). I'm a caterer (BTW I'm the one from Houston w/ the vermin phobia), so generally I provide my clients with their personal preference of menu. My main focus, though, is on creating ALL NATURAL CUISINE. I'm soooo passionate about this because I just believe that ppl should be able to pronounce the ingredients in the food they eat (call me crazy, right?). So in all the menus I cater, we use a lot of organic and local produce, and food products w/out unnatural and unhealthy preservatives. I try to do this while giving them a gourmet experience as well. It's pretty cool I love it. I remember you mentioning before that you catered a while ago as well: What made you start? How did you go about it?

nkoyo, i feel you . i like the idea of eating healthy, but i am also in love with the idea of just adding water sometimes lol . depends on my mood, but i don't like preservatives, so i do my best to cook fresh when i can. about the catering . it was not a plan, i was kinda forced to with all the requests to cook for my friends. i think where i messed up is i began to just show up places with food and then had a hard time saying no when it was requested. a few too many requests and adding a monetary value to hopefully slow the requests down didn't work . so i didn't fight it, i joined it. started the biz and enjoyed it while it lasted. i couldn't continue because i didn't see myself as a caterer, i just wanted to cook for people, share recipes and meet foodies. worked out pretty well!

Sunny! Sooo glad to see you have a blog! I just did a search online because I've been watching your show and I've noticed that you always have the BEST hoodies on! Where do you get them?! Inquiring minds want to know! Scratch that. NEED to know! Love your simple 'real' recipes, your attitude, and your zest for life! Wish you nothing but the best!
Much love from Baltimore!

diane, hi! thanks and welcome to the blog! most of my hoodies are from these brands: Lucky Brand, Akademiks and LRG Luxirie. The rest are usually finds while not looking for a hoodie, like i got one at a kiosk cart in denver while on the road. if there's a specific one, describe it or the show and i'll go through my closet at home or at work and check the label. thanks for watching and for all the support!

Sunny, this is so interesting to hear this whole "behind the scenes" story. I LOVE it! I can't believe you get nervous. You are always so chilled out and easy going on your show. I can't wait to see you on the show May 20!

cookin mama, I am so glad u like the blog . a teeny bit of background cuz you are fairly new here is-- the reason i started this blog is because while i was working towards the goal of getting my own cooking show i'd search the internet for a 1st person account of what it was like. i wanted to know as much about the gig as possible. i'm an info junkie and really just thought there was a need for someone to do this. right? like regularly and personally. i secretly hope a future co-worker or tv host is getting a better look at what is on the way and in the same line of thought, i really hope viewers can live vicariously through the blog and also gain another dimension of the show and my journey. some of this stuff is pretty neat, but some of it is pretty everyday and the neat thing is the blog is kinda like the request lines of my former radio career. it's a chance to chat and connect with like-minded ppl . this time it's foodies! so thanks and welcome to the blog. everytime someone says they appreciate the behind the scenes, it's a huge compliment. as soon as it begins to seem superfluous, i'll stop. (hope it never happens) now, about my nerves . they fuel me. i fight them just like i fight negativity. the nerves don't say 'you can't do it' they say 'hope you do your best' . i know, like we should all know of ourselves, that if i work hard i can succeed at anything within my means . prob is i want to be perfect and it's impossible.argh . plus, i've always been most nervous when i'm about to change paths and move in a better direction. the nervous energy always pays off. it's like my lighthouse or beacon . it shows me the way to go . go towards the nerves carol anne! (poltergeist) lol .

Definitely speaking my thoughts on that one, Sunny. It really helps knowing the job behind the show esp. if it's one you'd like to pursue. I treat alot of your blog messages like mini classes, and they keep me excited about my goal of creating my own cooking show. It seems like with most other jobs, though, you can find info rather easily, but with TV, they have some sorta mystique going on. It's just not that available.

Hey Sunny. I used to read your blog last year but started my first semester back at school in January and haven't had the time. I feel like I've been so busy with school and work just like you, hehe. Anyhow, I love reading your blog. I even took the time off tonight from reading that book named . The Reader to read your page instead, hehe. Well, I just wanted to tell you that I plan on making your Cucumber Drink that I saw you make on hulu.com. MAN that drink looks so green and ah-mazing. My family thinks I cook weird stuff so I cannot wait to see the looks on their faces. Haha. Anyhow, I'll post some pictures on my blog. Congrats on everything and keep informing us!

nkoyo, i know . you wanna know my theory? maybe people are saving it for a memoir or biography. i dunno, i'm sure it is also because people are super busy, but i don't really have a crazy life. no businesses or anything, just me and my knife!

nolan, nice to have ya back! don't leave the book though . i just got back into reading again because for a while i didn't have time, boy what a release it is to read, right?! just total theater of the mind!

Ain't Rachael Ray your momma? Ya'll look alike and have alot of the samr mannerisms. Ya'll have to be related.

tammy, cute, but impossible . you see, she's too young to be my mother. :-) thank you for the compliment, i consider her a very hard working successful woman, something i aspire to be every day.


9 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now (Slideshow) - Recipes


This is Chef Adam Perry Lang, today's Sherri Shepherd in the seating chart teeheehee. (Of course Rachael is Babs). Ok, lemme tell ya . the book I'm holdin' . AMAZING. It's in stores soon and on first look the recipes are amazing and the pictures to accompany are equally beautiful. I've done plenty of time in the South on some good ole BBQ and his book brings it all together. We talked backstage at length about different types of BBQ and I told him how proud I am that I have an upcoming episode of Cooking for Real that deals with North Carolina BBQ, which doesn't really get much play. People always debate over rub or sauce, but no one ever talks about vinegar based BBQ. I mean, we just chatted away . cool family dude and he cooks. If you are a meat eater, this is a must-have cookbook . really. Aside from meeting him, if I were in the store thumbing through books for purchase, I'd buy it. You can pre-order it here on Amazon and it's in stores May 5th. Good Father's Day or birthday gift for the protein lover in your life. Ick sounds like a commercial, but really . there's a full chapter on lamb, several recipes for roasting a full-hog, I dunno, it just lit up the southerner in me. I'd totally buy it and feel wack now I didn't ask for two so I could give one away. Luckily . I took this one from him and in return he invited me to his restaurant, Daisy May's BBQ. 

22 comments:

First, happy belated bday of course! Second, your hair looks bomb! That length looks good. Third, so much going on for you, which is great for little 'ol people like us to read. Let us know when the show airs. As for Twitter, we haven't made one for our blog or for our personal lives. It's just too much! Don't follow the lemmings! :)

Now THAT is a panel, Ms. Sunny. Looking forward to seeing the show. Congrats!

As for Twitter - I know Rocco is quite the "aficionado." There is a whole new level of addiction that comes with Twitter - just a warning *LOL*

I joined the twitter universe over the last couple of weeks. It IS addictive, but fun also. I never thought that I could post a complete thought in 140 characters or less. I had a blog for over 2 years while I lived in Germany. Now I'm twittering.

LOL - so I TOTALLY followed you. Love it - every second of it!

And yes, I knwo what you mean about the creativity piece of you!

It’s funny – my sis and her husband were hanging out with us tonight asking the million dollar “what is a ‘tweet’” question. After we explained it to him – he was like “so it’s just like text messaging all your friends?” I told him that was kinda an astute observation from someone who has never had a cell phone in his life. He told me to make sure I credit him the next time I am invited to deliver that summation on Larry King Live. I think this is close enough. : )

Sometimes it seems odd that we can even pack another social networking medium into our already overbloated internetting.

You are definitely right – there is something to be said about a little privacy.

I think the twitter makes sense sometimes - but its feels like a niche market to me. I understand the idea of little updates and quips of the day, but personally – I really don’t think our culture needs any more sound byte receptacles… we’re a little too headline news as it is. Just a thought…

I’m glad you don’t tweet – you’re such a good writer. Your posts are so fun! It would be a shame to give that up for tweets uploaded to iphones across the country. Maybe I am green, but I think you’re right to not “follow the flock” on this one… for now anyways. Perhaps its relevancy will unfold and be yet another inbox flooder. Or maybe it’ll start a return to snail mail pen and paper “revolution”… Perhaps I should start working on my penmanship now… :

my my my you make 34. look like the new 24. and my yes. liken the new cut cutie.

hey check this out for your garden it may help. go to www.google.com. in the search type: (how to star a vegetable garden). then click google search. you can then click on one of the links below or click on the images or video in the upper left hand corner. to get a better feel for whaat you're looking for.
also google search these. you may like. (chia gourmet herd garden) - (aerogarden) - (topsy turvy upside-down tomato planter). i'm loven your gardeners (D) hat.

the good and all the best. on the rachael ray show. meee like. the new offical site of sunny-(kenny)-anderson home page. i'm gonna go eat some of your birthday cake. send me a piece. ken also know as a 1975 baby

Let's see. Happy belated birthday! (mine is today, the 27th, actually!) I didn't know that Rachel's show is filmed in pieces like that. Boy, those editors are amazing. That's hot there were quail eggs on that. hmmm, was that flatbread pizza?

As far as Twitter goes: being a food blogger, it's changed the way I blog & conduct my online activities. I've connected with more bloggers than ever before and more people see my Web content because of the links & pics I post. I am more connected with my community and I've realized that Twitter it's not all about what I may be doing from one moment to the next. It really is an amazing tool to get messages across. Hey, I even won a t-shirt contest a few months back because I tweeted back a response this company liked.

Be like Rick Bayless, he uses TwitPic a lot & tweets pics of food he's making, eating, or growing in his greenhouse.

I understand not jumping on the bandwagon & joining up. You've got enough on your plate. You don't need another social network that you feel obligated to update. And I think having a ghost writer is a cop-out. Don't do that either! LOL

I honestly have no idea why I signed up for Twitter. Everyone said I must, and I still don't get why I'm doing it. Anyway, congrats on the RR show appearance (I'm sooo envious) and what a great new haircut!!

the duo dishes, thanks and thanks! i needed a change, spring is here! and please, don't think you are "lil old people", i am pretty much just like you. trust me. i keep it simple, there's nothing grand goin on here. as soon as i know the air date, i'll post it!

lys, i know right? again, just happy to be nominated lol .

margaret, yeah editing down to 140 seems like a fun challenge i'd enjoy, but i still think i'm gonna chill on it and if anything watch the trend as a voyeur.

dtdub, hope you catch it when it airs, i need to bookmark your new spot so i can visit regularly. hope you've been well!

ken, you are so crazy! that some detroit for ya! that chia obama got pulled from shelves!

nikki, thanks and happy belated back atcha! yes, most television shows are taped in segments instead of a complete run through. that helps the producers and everyone involved keep track of time and make sure focus is kept on topic. pretty neat. i gotta check out rick bayless' page, sounds yummy.

christa, lol you are funny. well, i signed up and took my name to leave it dormant. just to own it, but i get what you mean . it's a total peer pressure thing right? thanks for the congrats! hope you like it when it airs, we all had plenty of fun!

Sunny,
1)First of all, loving the cut. I think it's very flattering.
2)I can definitely relate to those nervous, interview type situations. It's kinda like I get so pumped about myself in my private victories, but whenever I am called upon to do some sort of cooking demonstration, or present my food, I tend to get jittery thinking of myself in relation to the other chefs there. Sometimes just the titles can make them seem scary. But I came to realize that really Sunny,when it comes to food, there really isn't anything new under the sun. Feel me? Most of cooking today is really a handful of techniques and ingredients simply expanded upon. You know those and then some. Everything else is just culinary POV. Take for instance someone like Eric Ripert, a highly noted French chef. Now for all of his accolades and fine dining restaurants I bet he couldn't tell you the first thing about Southern African American dishes, of which you know well. And it's kinda like, ppl don't expect him to. So similarly with you (Although I do think it's important to be a well rounded artist), you stand alone in your own SunnyA niche. Kudos to you for the RR return. (BTW, isn't it kinda ironic that yourself and all these other chefs are jumping through hoops to get on the show of someone is also admittedly and everyday cook? Pretty cool:)

nkoyo, thanks and you had all great points. nerves suck really, they are emotional and my brain is surely more confident. omg on the eric ripert comment, you are right . we all have our pov, speaking of which, what do you cook? much success on your next demo!

Thanks a lot Sunny! The type of food that I cook culturally speaking is all over the place. I love to eat everything from Thai to French to Indian to Mexican and then some. So I'm so open to all kinds of food, and whatever I'm exploring at the time is what I cook. Here lately I've really been trying to connect more deeply with my own culture by learning some new Nigerian dishes (I've even played around with a few and modified them with some readily available American ingredients). I'm a caterer (BTW I'm the one from Houston w/ the vermin phobia), so generally I provide my clients with their personal preference of menu. My main focus, though, is on creating ALL NATURAL CUISINE. I'm soooo passionate about this because I just believe that ppl should be able to pronounce the ingredients in the food they eat (call me crazy, right?). So in all the menus I cater, we use a lot of organic and local produce, and food products w/out unnatural and unhealthy preservatives. I try to do this while giving them a gourmet experience as well. It's pretty cool I love it. I remember you mentioning before that you catered a while ago as well: What made you start? How did you go about it?

nkoyo, i feel you . i like the idea of eating healthy, but i am also in love with the idea of just adding water sometimes lol . depends on my mood, but i don't like preservatives, so i do my best to cook fresh when i can. about the catering . it was not a plan, i was kinda forced to with all the requests to cook for my friends. i think where i messed up is i began to just show up places with food and then had a hard time saying no when it was requested. a few too many requests and adding a monetary value to hopefully slow the requests down didn't work . so i didn't fight it, i joined it. started the biz and enjoyed it while it lasted. i couldn't continue because i didn't see myself as a caterer, i just wanted to cook for people, share recipes and meet foodies. worked out pretty well!

Sunny! Sooo glad to see you have a blog! I just did a search online because I've been watching your show and I've noticed that you always have the BEST hoodies on! Where do you get them?! Inquiring minds want to know! Scratch that. NEED to know! Love your simple 'real' recipes, your attitude, and your zest for life! Wish you nothing but the best!
Much love from Baltimore!

diane, hi! thanks and welcome to the blog! most of my hoodies are from these brands: Lucky Brand, Akademiks and LRG Luxirie. The rest are usually finds while not looking for a hoodie, like i got one at a kiosk cart in denver while on the road. if there's a specific one, describe it or the show and i'll go through my closet at home or at work and check the label. thanks for watching and for all the support!

Sunny, this is so interesting to hear this whole "behind the scenes" story. I LOVE it! I can't believe you get nervous. You are always so chilled out and easy going on your show. I can't wait to see you on the show May 20!

cookin mama, I am so glad u like the blog . a teeny bit of background cuz you are fairly new here is-- the reason i started this blog is because while i was working towards the goal of getting my own cooking show i'd search the internet for a 1st person account of what it was like. i wanted to know as much about the gig as possible. i'm an info junkie and really just thought there was a need for someone to do this. right? like regularly and personally. i secretly hope a future co-worker or tv host is getting a better look at what is on the way and in the same line of thought, i really hope viewers can live vicariously through the blog and also gain another dimension of the show and my journey. some of this stuff is pretty neat, but some of it is pretty everyday and the neat thing is the blog is kinda like the request lines of my former radio career. it's a chance to chat and connect with like-minded ppl . this time it's foodies! so thanks and welcome to the blog. everytime someone says they appreciate the behind the scenes, it's a huge compliment. as soon as it begins to seem superfluous, i'll stop. (hope it never happens) now, about my nerves . they fuel me. i fight them just like i fight negativity. the nerves don't say 'you can't do it' they say 'hope you do your best' . i know, like we should all know of ourselves, that if i work hard i can succeed at anything within my means . prob is i want to be perfect and it's impossible.argh . plus, i've always been most nervous when i'm about to change paths and move in a better direction. the nervous energy always pays off. it's like my lighthouse or beacon . it shows me the way to go . go towards the nerves carol anne! (poltergeist) lol .

Definitely speaking my thoughts on that one, Sunny. It really helps knowing the job behind the show esp. if it's one you'd like to pursue. I treat alot of your blog messages like mini classes, and they keep me excited about my goal of creating my own cooking show. It seems like with most other jobs, though, you can find info rather easily, but with TV, they have some sorta mystique going on. It's just not that available.

Hey Sunny. I used to read your blog last year but started my first semester back at school in January and haven't had the time. I feel like I've been so busy with school and work just like you, hehe. Anyhow, I love reading your blog. I even took the time off tonight from reading that book named . The Reader to read your page instead, hehe. Well, I just wanted to tell you that I plan on making your Cucumber Drink that I saw you make on hulu.com. MAN that drink looks so green and ah-mazing. My family thinks I cook weird stuff so I cannot wait to see the looks on their faces. Haha. Anyhow, I'll post some pictures on my blog. Congrats on everything and keep informing us!

nkoyo, i know . you wanna know my theory? maybe people are saving it for a memoir or biography. i dunno, i'm sure it is also because people are super busy, but i don't really have a crazy life. no businesses or anything, just me and my knife!

nolan, nice to have ya back! don't leave the book though . i just got back into reading again because for a while i didn't have time, boy what a release it is to read, right?! just total theater of the mind!

Ain't Rachael Ray your momma? Ya'll look alike and have alot of the samr mannerisms. Ya'll have to be related.

tammy, cute, but impossible . you see, she's too young to be my mother. :-) thank you for the compliment, i consider her a very hard working successful woman, something i aspire to be every day.


9 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now (Slideshow) - Recipes


This is Chef Adam Perry Lang, today's Sherri Shepherd in the seating chart teeheehee. (Of course Rachael is Babs). Ok, lemme tell ya . the book I'm holdin' . AMAZING. It's in stores soon and on first look the recipes are amazing and the pictures to accompany are equally beautiful. I've done plenty of time in the South on some good ole BBQ and his book brings it all together. We talked backstage at length about different types of BBQ and I told him how proud I am that I have an upcoming episode of Cooking for Real that deals with North Carolina BBQ, which doesn't really get much play. People always debate over rub or sauce, but no one ever talks about vinegar based BBQ. I mean, we just chatted away . cool family dude and he cooks. If you are a meat eater, this is a must-have cookbook . really. Aside from meeting him, if I were in the store thumbing through books for purchase, I'd buy it. You can pre-order it here on Amazon and it's in stores May 5th. Good Father's Day or birthday gift for the protein lover in your life. Ick sounds like a commercial, but really . there's a full chapter on lamb, several recipes for roasting a full-hog, I dunno, it just lit up the southerner in me. I'd totally buy it and feel wack now I didn't ask for two so I could give one away. Luckily . I took this one from him and in return he invited me to his restaurant, Daisy May's BBQ. 

22 comments:

First, happy belated bday of course! Second, your hair looks bomb! That length looks good. Third, so much going on for you, which is great for little 'ol people like us to read. Let us know when the show airs. As for Twitter, we haven't made one for our blog or for our personal lives. It's just too much! Don't follow the lemmings! :)

Now THAT is a panel, Ms. Sunny. Looking forward to seeing the show. Congrats!

As for Twitter - I know Rocco is quite the "aficionado." There is a whole new level of addiction that comes with Twitter - just a warning *LOL*

I joined the twitter universe over the last couple of weeks. It IS addictive, but fun also. I never thought that I could post a complete thought in 140 characters or less. I had a blog for over 2 years while I lived in Germany. Now I'm twittering.

LOL - so I TOTALLY followed you. Love it - every second of it!

And yes, I knwo what you mean about the creativity piece of you!

It’s funny – my sis and her husband were hanging out with us tonight asking the million dollar “what is a ‘tweet’” question. After we explained it to him – he was like “so it’s just like text messaging all your friends?” I told him that was kinda an astute observation from someone who has never had a cell phone in his life. He told me to make sure I credit him the next time I am invited to deliver that summation on Larry King Live. I think this is close enough. : )

Sometimes it seems odd that we can even pack another social networking medium into our already overbloated internetting.

You are definitely right – there is something to be said about a little privacy.

I think the twitter makes sense sometimes - but its feels like a niche market to me. I understand the idea of little updates and quips of the day, but personally – I really don’t think our culture needs any more sound byte receptacles… we’re a little too headline news as it is. Just a thought…

I’m glad you don’t tweet – you’re such a good writer. Your posts are so fun! It would be a shame to give that up for tweets uploaded to iphones across the country. Maybe I am green, but I think you’re right to not “follow the flock” on this one… for now anyways. Perhaps its relevancy will unfold and be yet another inbox flooder. Or maybe it’ll start a return to snail mail pen and paper “revolution”… Perhaps I should start working on my penmanship now… :

my my my you make 34. look like the new 24. and my yes. liken the new cut cutie.

hey check this out for your garden it may help. go to www.google.com. in the search type: (how to star a vegetable garden). then click google search. you can then click on one of the links below or click on the images or video in the upper left hand corner. to get a better feel for whaat you're looking for.
also google search these. you may like. (chia gourmet herd garden) - (aerogarden) - (topsy turvy upside-down tomato planter). i'm loven your gardeners (D) hat.

the good and all the best. on the rachael ray show. meee like. the new offical site of sunny-(kenny)-anderson home page. i'm gonna go eat some of your birthday cake. send me a piece. ken also know as a 1975 baby

Let's see. Happy belated birthday! (mine is today, the 27th, actually!) I didn't know that Rachel's show is filmed in pieces like that. Boy, those editors are amazing. That's hot there were quail eggs on that. hmmm, was that flatbread pizza?

As far as Twitter goes: being a food blogger, it's changed the way I blog & conduct my online activities. I've connected with more bloggers than ever before and more people see my Web content because of the links & pics I post. I am more connected with my community and I've realized that Twitter it's not all about what I may be doing from one moment to the next. It really is an amazing tool to get messages across. Hey, I even won a t-shirt contest a few months back because I tweeted back a response this company liked.

Be like Rick Bayless, he uses TwitPic a lot & tweets pics of food he's making, eating, or growing in his greenhouse.

I understand not jumping on the bandwagon & joining up. You've got enough on your plate. You don't need another social network that you feel obligated to update. And I think having a ghost writer is a cop-out. Don't do that either! LOL

I honestly have no idea why I signed up for Twitter. Everyone said I must, and I still don't get why I'm doing it. Anyway, congrats on the RR show appearance (I'm sooo envious) and what a great new haircut!!

the duo dishes, thanks and thanks! i needed a change, spring is here! and please, don't think you are "lil old people", i am pretty much just like you. trust me. i keep it simple, there's nothing grand goin on here. as soon as i know the air date, i'll post it!

lys, i know right? again, just happy to be nominated lol .

margaret, yeah editing down to 140 seems like a fun challenge i'd enjoy, but i still think i'm gonna chill on it and if anything watch the trend as a voyeur.

dtdub, hope you catch it when it airs, i need to bookmark your new spot so i can visit regularly. hope you've been well!

ken, you are so crazy! that some detroit for ya! that chia obama got pulled from shelves!

nikki, thanks and happy belated back atcha! yes, most television shows are taped in segments instead of a complete run through. that helps the producers and everyone involved keep track of time and make sure focus is kept on topic. pretty neat. i gotta check out rick bayless' page, sounds yummy.

christa, lol you are funny. well, i signed up and took my name to leave it dormant. just to own it, but i get what you mean . it's a total peer pressure thing right? thanks for the congrats! hope you like it when it airs, we all had plenty of fun!

Sunny,
1)First of all, loving the cut. I think it's very flattering.
2)I can definitely relate to those nervous, interview type situations. It's kinda like I get so pumped about myself in my private victories, but whenever I am called upon to do some sort of cooking demonstration, or present my food, I tend to get jittery thinking of myself in relation to the other chefs there. Sometimes just the titles can make them seem scary. But I came to realize that really Sunny,when it comes to food, there really isn't anything new under the sun. Feel me? Most of cooking today is really a handful of techniques and ingredients simply expanded upon. You know those and then some. Everything else is just culinary POV. Take for instance someone like Eric Ripert, a highly noted French chef. Now for all of his accolades and fine dining restaurants I bet he couldn't tell you the first thing about Southern African American dishes, of which you know well. And it's kinda like, ppl don't expect him to. So similarly with you (Although I do think it's important to be a well rounded artist), you stand alone in your own SunnyA niche. Kudos to you for the RR return. (BTW, isn't it kinda ironic that yourself and all these other chefs are jumping through hoops to get on the show of someone is also admittedly and everyday cook? Pretty cool:)

nkoyo, thanks and you had all great points. nerves suck really, they are emotional and my brain is surely more confident. omg on the eric ripert comment, you are right . we all have our pov, speaking of which, what do you cook? much success on your next demo!

Thanks a lot Sunny! The type of food that I cook culturally speaking is all over the place. I love to eat everything from Thai to French to Indian to Mexican and then some. So I'm so open to all kinds of food, and whatever I'm exploring at the time is what I cook. Here lately I've really been trying to connect more deeply with my own culture by learning some new Nigerian dishes (I've even played around with a few and modified them with some readily available American ingredients). I'm a caterer (BTW I'm the one from Houston w/ the vermin phobia), so generally I provide my clients with their personal preference of menu. My main focus, though, is on creating ALL NATURAL CUISINE. I'm soooo passionate about this because I just believe that ppl should be able to pronounce the ingredients in the food they eat (call me crazy, right?). So in all the menus I cater, we use a lot of organic and local produce, and food products w/out unnatural and unhealthy preservatives. I try to do this while giving them a gourmet experience as well. It's pretty cool I love it. I remember you mentioning before that you catered a while ago as well: What made you start? How did you go about it?

nkoyo, i feel you . i like the idea of eating healthy, but i am also in love with the idea of just adding water sometimes lol . depends on my mood, but i don't like preservatives, so i do my best to cook fresh when i can. about the catering . it was not a plan, i was kinda forced to with all the requests to cook for my friends. i think where i messed up is i began to just show up places with food and then had a hard time saying no when it was requested. a few too many requests and adding a monetary value to hopefully slow the requests down didn't work . so i didn't fight it, i joined it. started the biz and enjoyed it while it lasted. i couldn't continue because i didn't see myself as a caterer, i just wanted to cook for people, share recipes and meet foodies. worked out pretty well!

Sunny! Sooo glad to see you have a blog! I just did a search online because I've been watching your show and I've noticed that you always have the BEST hoodies on! Where do you get them?! Inquiring minds want to know! Scratch that. NEED to know! Love your simple 'real' recipes, your attitude, and your zest for life! Wish you nothing but the best!
Much love from Baltimore!

diane, hi! thanks and welcome to the blog! most of my hoodies are from these brands: Lucky Brand, Akademiks and LRG Luxirie. The rest are usually finds while not looking for a hoodie, like i got one at a kiosk cart in denver while on the road. if there's a specific one, describe it or the show and i'll go through my closet at home or at work and check the label. thanks for watching and for all the support!

Sunny, this is so interesting to hear this whole "behind the scenes" story. I LOVE it! I can't believe you get nervous. You are always so chilled out and easy going on your show. I can't wait to see you on the show May 20!

cookin mama, I am so glad u like the blog . a teeny bit of background cuz you are fairly new here is-- the reason i started this blog is because while i was working towards the goal of getting my own cooking show i'd search the internet for a 1st person account of what it was like. i wanted to know as much about the gig as possible. i'm an info junkie and really just thought there was a need for someone to do this. right? like regularly and personally. i secretly hope a future co-worker or tv host is getting a better look at what is on the way and in the same line of thought, i really hope viewers can live vicariously through the blog and also gain another dimension of the show and my journey. some of this stuff is pretty neat, but some of it is pretty everyday and the neat thing is the blog is kinda like the request lines of my former radio career. it's a chance to chat and connect with like-minded ppl . this time it's foodies! so thanks and welcome to the blog. everytime someone says they appreciate the behind the scenes, it's a huge compliment. as soon as it begins to seem superfluous, i'll stop. (hope it never happens) now, about my nerves . they fuel me. i fight them just like i fight negativity. the nerves don't say 'you can't do it' they say 'hope you do your best' . i know, like we should all know of ourselves, that if i work hard i can succeed at anything within my means . prob is i want to be perfect and it's impossible.argh . plus, i've always been most nervous when i'm about to change paths and move in a better direction. the nervous energy always pays off. it's like my lighthouse or beacon . it shows me the way to go . go towards the nerves carol anne! (poltergeist) lol .

Definitely speaking my thoughts on that one, Sunny. It really helps knowing the job behind the show esp. if it's one you'd like to pursue. I treat alot of your blog messages like mini classes, and they keep me excited about my goal of creating my own cooking show. It seems like with most other jobs, though, you can find info rather easily, but with TV, they have some sorta mystique going on. It's just not that available.

Hey Sunny. I used to read your blog last year but started my first semester back at school in January and haven't had the time. I feel like I've been so busy with school and work just like you, hehe. Anyhow, I love reading your blog. I even took the time off tonight from reading that book named . The Reader to read your page instead, hehe. Well, I just wanted to tell you that I plan on making your Cucumber Drink that I saw you make on hulu.com. MAN that drink looks so green and ah-mazing. My family thinks I cook weird stuff so I cannot wait to see the looks on their faces. Haha. Anyhow, I'll post some pictures on my blog. Congrats on everything and keep informing us!

nkoyo, i know . you wanna know my theory? maybe people are saving it for a memoir or biography. i dunno, i'm sure it is also because people are super busy, but i don't really have a crazy life. no businesses or anything, just me and my knife!

nolan, nice to have ya back! don't leave the book though . i just got back into reading again because for a while i didn't have time, boy what a release it is to read, right?! just total theater of the mind!

Ain't Rachael Ray your momma? Ya'll look alike and have alot of the samr mannerisms. Ya'll have to be related.

tammy, cute, but impossible . you see, she's too young to be my mother. :-) thank you for the compliment, i consider her a very hard working successful woman, something i aspire to be every day.


9 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now (Slideshow) - Recipes


This is Chef Adam Perry Lang, today's Sherri Shepherd in the seating chart teeheehee. (Of course Rachael is Babs). Ok, lemme tell ya . the book I'm holdin' . AMAZING. It's in stores soon and on first look the recipes are amazing and the pictures to accompany are equally beautiful. I've done plenty of time in the South on some good ole BBQ and his book brings it all together. We talked backstage at length about different types of BBQ and I told him how proud I am that I have an upcoming episode of Cooking for Real that deals with North Carolina BBQ, which doesn't really get much play. People always debate over rub or sauce, but no one ever talks about vinegar based BBQ. I mean, we just chatted away . cool family dude and he cooks. If you are a meat eater, this is a must-have cookbook . really. Aside from meeting him, if I were in the store thumbing through books for purchase, I'd buy it. You can pre-order it here on Amazon and it's in stores May 5th. Good Father's Day or birthday gift for the protein lover in your life. Ick sounds like a commercial, but really . there's a full chapter on lamb, several recipes for roasting a full-hog, I dunno, it just lit up the southerner in me. I'd totally buy it and feel wack now I didn't ask for two so I could give one away. Luckily . I took this one from him and in return he invited me to his restaurant, Daisy May's BBQ. 

22 comments:

First, happy belated bday of course! Second, your hair looks bomb! That length looks good. Third, so much going on for you, which is great for little 'ol people like us to read. Let us know when the show airs. As for Twitter, we haven't made one for our blog or for our personal lives. It's just too much! Don't follow the lemmings! :)

Now THAT is a panel, Ms. Sunny. Looking forward to seeing the show. Congrats!

As for Twitter - I know Rocco is quite the "aficionado." There is a whole new level of addiction that comes with Twitter - just a warning *LOL*

I joined the twitter universe over the last couple of weeks. It IS addictive, but fun also. I never thought that I could post a complete thought in 140 characters or less. I had a blog for over 2 years while I lived in Germany. Now I'm twittering.

LOL - so I TOTALLY followed you. Love it - every second of it!

And yes, I knwo what you mean about the creativity piece of you!

It’s funny – my sis and her husband were hanging out with us tonight asking the million dollar “what is a ‘tweet’” question. After we explained it to him – he was like “so it’s just like text messaging all your friends?” I told him that was kinda an astute observation from someone who has never had a cell phone in his life. He told me to make sure I credit him the next time I am invited to deliver that summation on Larry King Live. I think this is close enough. : )

Sometimes it seems odd that we can even pack another social networking medium into our already overbloated internetting.

You are definitely right – there is something to be said about a little privacy.

I think the twitter makes sense sometimes - but its feels like a niche market to me. I understand the idea of little updates and quips of the day, but personally – I really don’t think our culture needs any more sound byte receptacles… we’re a little too headline news as it is. Just a thought…

I’m glad you don’t tweet – you’re such a good writer. Your posts are so fun! It would be a shame to give that up for tweets uploaded to iphones across the country. Maybe I am green, but I think you’re right to not “follow the flock” on this one… for now anyways. Perhaps its relevancy will unfold and be yet another inbox flooder. Or maybe it’ll start a return to snail mail pen and paper “revolution”… Perhaps I should start working on my penmanship now… :

my my my you make 34. look like the new 24. and my yes. liken the new cut cutie.

hey check this out for your garden it may help. go to www.google.com. in the search type: (how to star a vegetable garden). then click google search. you can then click on one of the links below or click on the images or video in the upper left hand corner. to get a better feel for whaat you're looking for.
also google search these. you may like. (chia gourmet herd garden) - (aerogarden) - (topsy turvy upside-down tomato planter). i'm loven your gardeners (D) hat.

the good and all the best. on the rachael ray show. meee like. the new offical site of sunny-(kenny)-anderson home page. i'm gonna go eat some of your birthday cake. send me a piece. ken also know as a 1975 baby

Let's see. Happy belated birthday! (mine is today, the 27th, actually!) I didn't know that Rachel's show is filmed in pieces like that. Boy, those editors are amazing. That's hot there were quail eggs on that. hmmm, was that flatbread pizza?

As far as Twitter goes: being a food blogger, it's changed the way I blog & conduct my online activities. I've connected with more bloggers than ever before and more people see my Web content because of the links & pics I post. I am more connected with my community and I've realized that Twitter it's not all about what I may be doing from one moment to the next. It really is an amazing tool to get messages across. Hey, I even won a t-shirt contest a few months back because I tweeted back a response this company liked.

Be like Rick Bayless, he uses TwitPic a lot & tweets pics of food he's making, eating, or growing in his greenhouse.

I understand not jumping on the bandwagon & joining up. You've got enough on your plate. You don't need another social network that you feel obligated to update. And I think having a ghost writer is a cop-out. Don't do that either! LOL

I honestly have no idea why I signed up for Twitter. Everyone said I must, and I still don't get why I'm doing it. Anyway, congrats on the RR show appearance (I'm sooo envious) and what a great new haircut!!

the duo dishes, thanks and thanks! i needed a change, spring is here! and please, don't think you are "lil old people", i am pretty much just like you. trust me. i keep it simple, there's nothing grand goin on here. as soon as i know the air date, i'll post it!

lys, i know right? again, just happy to be nominated lol .

margaret, yeah editing down to 140 seems like a fun challenge i'd enjoy, but i still think i'm gonna chill on it and if anything watch the trend as a voyeur.

dtdub, hope you catch it when it airs, i need to bookmark your new spot so i can visit regularly. hope you've been well!

ken, you are so crazy! that some detroit for ya! that chia obama got pulled from shelves!

nikki, thanks and happy belated back atcha! yes, most television shows are taped in segments instead of a complete run through. that helps the producers and everyone involved keep track of time and make sure focus is kept on topic. pretty neat. i gotta check out rick bayless' page, sounds yummy.

christa, lol you are funny. well, i signed up and took my name to leave it dormant. just to own it, but i get what you mean . it's a total peer pressure thing right? thanks for the congrats! hope you like it when it airs, we all had plenty of fun!

Sunny,
1)First of all, loving the cut. I think it's very flattering.
2)I can definitely relate to those nervous, interview type situations. It's kinda like I get so pumped about myself in my private victories, but whenever I am called upon to do some sort of cooking demonstration, or present my food, I tend to get jittery thinking of myself in relation to the other chefs there. Sometimes just the titles can make them seem scary. But I came to realize that really Sunny,when it comes to food, there really isn't anything new under the sun. Feel me? Most of cooking today is really a handful of techniques and ingredients simply expanded upon. You know those and then some. Everything else is just culinary POV. Take for instance someone like Eric Ripert, a highly noted French chef. Now for all of his accolades and fine dining restaurants I bet he couldn't tell you the first thing about Southern African American dishes, of which you know well. And it's kinda like, ppl don't expect him to. So similarly with you (Although I do think it's important to be a well rounded artist), you stand alone in your own SunnyA niche. Kudos to you for the RR return. (BTW, isn't it kinda ironic that yourself and all these other chefs are jumping through hoops to get on the show of someone is also admittedly and everyday cook? Pretty cool:)

nkoyo, thanks and you had all great points. nerves suck really, they are emotional and my brain is surely more confident. omg on the eric ripert comment, you are right . we all have our pov, speaking of which, what do you cook? much success on your next demo!

Thanks a lot Sunny! The type of food that I cook culturally speaking is all over the place. I love to eat everything from Thai to French to Indian to Mexican and then some. So I'm so open to all kinds of food, and whatever I'm exploring at the time is what I cook. Here lately I've really been trying to connect more deeply with my own culture by learning some new Nigerian dishes (I've even played around with a few and modified them with some readily available American ingredients). I'm a caterer (BTW I'm the one from Houston w/ the vermin phobia), so generally I provide my clients with their personal preference of menu. My main focus, though, is on creating ALL NATURAL CUISINE. I'm soooo passionate about this because I just believe that ppl should be able to pronounce the ingredients in the food they eat (call me crazy, right?). So in all the menus I cater, we use a lot of organic and local produce, and food products w/out unnatural and unhealthy preservatives. I try to do this while giving them a gourmet experience as well. It's pretty cool I love it. I remember you mentioning before that you catered a while ago as well: What made you start? How did you go about it?

nkoyo, i feel you . i like the idea of eating healthy, but i am also in love with the idea of just adding water sometimes lol . depends on my mood, but i don't like preservatives, so i do my best to cook fresh when i can. about the catering . it was not a plan, i was kinda forced to with all the requests to cook for my friends. i think where i messed up is i began to just show up places with food and then had a hard time saying no when it was requested. a few too many requests and adding a monetary value to hopefully slow the requests down didn't work . so i didn't fight it, i joined it. started the biz and enjoyed it while it lasted. i couldn't continue because i didn't see myself as a caterer, i just wanted to cook for people, share recipes and meet foodies. worked out pretty well!

Sunny! Sooo glad to see you have a blog! I just did a search online because I've been watching your show and I've noticed that you always have the BEST hoodies on! Where do you get them?! Inquiring minds want to know! Scratch that. NEED to know! Love your simple 'real' recipes, your attitude, and your zest for life! Wish you nothing but the best!
Much love from Baltimore!

diane, hi! thanks and welcome to the blog! most of my hoodies are from these brands: Lucky Brand, Akademiks and LRG Luxirie. The rest are usually finds while not looking for a hoodie, like i got one at a kiosk cart in denver while on the road. if there's a specific one, describe it or the show and i'll go through my closet at home or at work and check the label. thanks for watching and for all the support!

Sunny, this is so interesting to hear this whole "behind the scenes" story. I LOVE it! I can't believe you get nervous. You are always so chilled out and easy going on your show. I can't wait to see you on the show May 20!

cookin mama, I am so glad u like the blog . a teeny bit of background cuz you are fairly new here is-- the reason i started this blog is because while i was working towards the goal of getting my own cooking show i'd search the internet for a 1st person account of what it was like. i wanted to know as much about the gig as possible. i'm an info junkie and really just thought there was a need for someone to do this. right? like regularly and personally. i secretly hope a future co-worker or tv host is getting a better look at what is on the way and in the same line of thought, i really hope viewers can live vicariously through the blog and also gain another dimension of the show and my journey. some of this stuff is pretty neat, but some of it is pretty everyday and the neat thing is the blog is kinda like the request lines of my former radio career. it's a chance to chat and connect with like-minded ppl . this time it's foodies! so thanks and welcome to the blog. everytime someone says they appreciate the behind the scenes, it's a huge compliment. as soon as it begins to seem superfluous, i'll stop. (hope it never happens) now, about my nerves . they fuel me. i fight them just like i fight negativity. the nerves don't say 'you can't do it' they say 'hope you do your best' . i know, like we should all know of ourselves, that if i work hard i can succeed at anything within my means . prob is i want to be perfect and it's impossible.argh . plus, i've always been most nervous when i'm about to change paths and move in a better direction. the nervous energy always pays off. it's like my lighthouse or beacon . it shows me the way to go . go towards the nerves carol anne! (poltergeist) lol .

Definitely speaking my thoughts on that one, Sunny. It really helps knowing the job behind the show esp. if it's one you'd like to pursue. I treat alot of your blog messages like mini classes, and they keep me excited about my goal of creating my own cooking show. It seems like with most other jobs, though, you can find info rather easily, but with TV, they have some sorta mystique going on. It's just not that available.

Hey Sunny. I used to read your blog last year but started my first semester back at school in January and haven't had the time. I feel like I've been so busy with school and work just like you, hehe. Anyhow, I love reading your blog. I even took the time off tonight from reading that book named . The Reader to read your page instead, hehe. Well, I just wanted to tell you that I plan on making your Cucumber Drink that I saw you make on hulu.com. MAN that drink looks so green and ah-mazing. My family thinks I cook weird stuff so I cannot wait to see the looks on their faces. Haha. Anyhow, I'll post some pictures on my blog. Congrats on everything and keep informing us!

nkoyo, i know . you wanna know my theory? maybe people are saving it for a memoir or biography. i dunno, i'm sure it is also because people are super busy, but i don't really have a crazy life. no businesses or anything, just me and my knife!

nolan, nice to have ya back! don't leave the book though . i just got back into reading again because for a while i didn't have time, boy what a release it is to read, right?! just total theater of the mind!

Ain't Rachael Ray your momma? Ya'll look alike and have alot of the samr mannerisms. Ya'll have to be related.

tammy, cute, but impossible . you see, she's too young to be my mother. :-) thank you for the compliment, i consider her a very hard working successful woman, something i aspire to be every day.


9 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now (Slideshow) - Recipes


This is Chef Adam Perry Lang, today's Sherri Shepherd in the seating chart teeheehee. (Of course Rachael is Babs). Ok, lemme tell ya . the book I'm holdin' . AMAZING. It's in stores soon and on first look the recipes are amazing and the pictures to accompany are equally beautiful. I've done plenty of time in the South on some good ole BBQ and his book brings it all together. We talked backstage at length about different types of BBQ and I told him how proud I am that I have an upcoming episode of Cooking for Real that deals with North Carolina BBQ, which doesn't really get much play. People always debate over rub or sauce, but no one ever talks about vinegar based BBQ. I mean, we just chatted away . cool family dude and he cooks. If you are a meat eater, this is a must-have cookbook . really. Aside from meeting him, if I were in the store thumbing through books for purchase, I'd buy it. You can pre-order it here on Amazon and it's in stores May 5th. Good Father's Day or birthday gift for the protein lover in your life. Ick sounds like a commercial, but really . there's a full chapter on lamb, several recipes for roasting a full-hog, I dunno, it just lit up the southerner in me. I'd totally buy it and feel wack now I didn't ask for two so I could give one away. Luckily . I took this one from him and in return he invited me to his restaurant, Daisy May's BBQ. 

22 comments:

First, happy belated bday of course! Second, your hair looks bomb! That length looks good. Third, so much going on for you, which is great for little 'ol people like us to read. Let us know when the show airs. As for Twitter, we haven't made one for our blog or for our personal lives. It's just too much! Don't follow the lemmings! :)

Now THAT is a panel, Ms. Sunny. Looking forward to seeing the show. Congrats!

As for Twitter - I know Rocco is quite the "aficionado." There is a whole new level of addiction that comes with Twitter - just a warning *LOL*

I joined the twitter universe over the last couple of weeks. It IS addictive, but fun also. I never thought that I could post a complete thought in 140 characters or less. I had a blog for over 2 years while I lived in Germany. Now I'm twittering.

LOL - so I TOTALLY followed you. Love it - every second of it!

And yes, I knwo what you mean about the creativity piece of you!

It’s funny – my sis and her husband were hanging out with us tonight asking the million dollar “what is a ‘tweet’” question. After we explained it to him – he was like “so it’s just like text messaging all your friends?” I told him that was kinda an astute observation from someone who has never had a cell phone in his life. He told me to make sure I credit him the next time I am invited to deliver that summation on Larry King Live. I think this is close enough. : )

Sometimes it seems odd that we can even pack another social networking medium into our already overbloated internetting.

You are definitely right – there is something to be said about a little privacy.

I think the twitter makes sense sometimes - but its feels like a niche market to me. I understand the idea of little updates and quips of the day, but personally – I really don’t think our culture needs any more sound byte receptacles… we’re a little too headline news as it is. Just a thought…

I’m glad you don’t tweet – you’re such a good writer. Your posts are so fun! It would be a shame to give that up for tweets uploaded to iphones across the country. Maybe I am green, but I think you’re right to not “follow the flock” on this one… for now anyways. Perhaps its relevancy will unfold and be yet another inbox flooder. Or maybe it’ll start a return to snail mail pen and paper “revolution”… Perhaps I should start working on my penmanship now… :

my my my you make 34. look like the new 24. and my yes. liken the new cut cutie.

hey check this out for your garden it may help. go to www.google.com. in the search type: (how to star a vegetable garden). then click google search. you can then click on one of the links below or click on the images or video in the upper left hand corner. to get a better feel for whaat you're looking for.
also google search these. you may like. (chia gourmet herd garden) - (aerogarden) - (topsy turvy upside-down tomato planter). i'm loven your gardeners (D) hat.

the good and all the best. on the rachael ray show. meee like. the new offical site of sunny-(kenny)-anderson home page. i'm gonna go eat some of your birthday cake. send me a piece. ken also know as a 1975 baby

Let's see. Happy belated birthday! (mine is today, the 27th, actually!) I didn't know that Rachel's show is filmed in pieces like that. Boy, those editors are amazing. That's hot there were quail eggs on that. hmmm, was that flatbread pizza?

As far as Twitter goes: being a food blogger, it's changed the way I blog & conduct my online activities. I've connected with more bloggers than ever before and more people see my Web content because of the links & pics I post. I am more connected with my community and I've realized that Twitter it's not all about what I may be doing from one moment to the next. It really is an amazing tool to get messages across. Hey, I even won a t-shirt contest a few months back because I tweeted back a response this company liked.

Be like Rick Bayless, he uses TwitPic a lot & tweets pics of food he's making, eating, or growing in his greenhouse.

I understand not jumping on the bandwagon & joining up. You've got enough on your plate. You don't need another social network that you feel obligated to update. And I think having a ghost writer is a cop-out. Don't do that either! LOL

I honestly have no idea why I signed up for Twitter. Everyone said I must, and I still don't get why I'm doing it. Anyway, congrats on the RR show appearance (I'm sooo envious) and what a great new haircut!!

the duo dishes, thanks and thanks! i needed a change, spring is here! and please, don't think you are "lil old people", i am pretty much just like you. trust me. i keep it simple, there's nothing grand goin on here. as soon as i know the air date, i'll post it!

lys, i know right? again, just happy to be nominated lol .

margaret, yeah editing down to 140 seems like a fun challenge i'd enjoy, but i still think i'm gonna chill on it and if anything watch the trend as a voyeur.

dtdub, hope you catch it when it airs, i need to bookmark your new spot so i can visit regularly. hope you've been well!

ken, you are so crazy! that some detroit for ya! that chia obama got pulled from shelves!

nikki, thanks and happy belated back atcha! yes, most television shows are taped in segments instead of a complete run through. that helps the producers and everyone involved keep track of time and make sure focus is kept on topic. pretty neat. i gotta check out rick bayless' page, sounds yummy.

christa, lol you are funny. well, i signed up and took my name to leave it dormant. just to own it, but i get what you mean . it's a total peer pressure thing right? thanks for the congrats! hope you like it when it airs, we all had plenty of fun!

Sunny,
1)First of all, loving the cut. I think it's very flattering.
2)I can definitely relate to those nervous, interview type situations. It's kinda like I get so pumped about myself in my private victories, but whenever I am called upon to do some sort of cooking demonstration, or present my food, I tend to get jittery thinking of myself in relation to the other chefs there. Sometimes just the titles can make them seem scary. But I came to realize that really Sunny,when it comes to food, there really isn't anything new under the sun. Feel me? Most of cooking today is really a handful of techniques and ingredients simply expanded upon. You know those and then some. Everything else is just culinary POV. Take for instance someone like Eric Ripert, a highly noted French chef. Now for all of his accolades and fine dining restaurants I bet he couldn't tell you the first thing about Southern African American dishes, of which you know well. And it's kinda like, ppl don't expect him to. So similarly with you (Although I do think it's important to be a well rounded artist), you stand alone in your own SunnyA niche. Kudos to you for the RR return. (BTW, isn't it kinda ironic that yourself and all these other chefs are jumping through hoops to get on the show of someone is also admittedly and everyday cook? Pretty cool:)

nkoyo, thanks and you had all great points. nerves suck really, they are emotional and my brain is surely more confident. omg on the eric ripert comment, you are right . we all have our pov, speaking of which, what do you cook? much success on your next demo!

Thanks a lot Sunny! The type of food that I cook culturally speaking is all over the place. I love to eat everything from Thai to French to Indian to Mexican and then some. So I'm so open to all kinds of food, and whatever I'm exploring at the time is what I cook. Here lately I've really been trying to connect more deeply with my own culture by learning some new Nigerian dishes (I've even played around with a few and modified them with some readily available American ingredients). I'm a caterer (BTW I'm the one from Houston w/ the vermin phobia), so generally I provide my clients with their personal preference of menu. My main focus, though, is on creating ALL NATURAL CUISINE. I'm soooo passionate about this because I just believe that ppl should be able to pronounce the ingredients in the food they eat (call me crazy, right?). So in all the menus I cater, we use a lot of organic and local produce, and food products w/out unnatural and unhealthy preservatives. I try to do this while giving them a gourmet experience as well. It's pretty cool I love it. I remember you mentioning before that you catered a while ago as well: What made you start? How did you go about it?

nkoyo, i feel you . i like the idea of eating healthy, but i am also in love with the idea of just adding water sometimes lol . depends on my mood, but i don't like preservatives, so i do my best to cook fresh when i can. about the catering . it was not a plan, i was kinda forced to with all the requests to cook for my friends. i think where i messed up is i began to just show up places with food and then had a hard time saying no when it was requested. a few too many requests and adding a monetary value to hopefully slow the requests down didn't work . so i didn't fight it, i joined it. started the biz and enjoyed it while it lasted. i couldn't continue because i didn't see myself as a caterer, i just wanted to cook for people, share recipes and meet foodies. worked out pretty well!

Sunny! Sooo glad to see you have a blog! I just did a search online because I've been watching your show and I've noticed that you always have the BEST hoodies on! Where do you get them?! Inquiring minds want to know! Scratch that. NEED to know! Love your simple 'real' recipes, your attitude, and your zest for life! Wish you nothing but the best!
Much love from Baltimore!

diane, hi! thanks and welcome to the blog! most of my hoodies are from these brands: Lucky Brand, Akademiks and LRG Luxirie. The rest are usually finds while not looking for a hoodie, like i got one at a kiosk cart in denver while on the road. if there's a specific one, describe it or the show and i'll go through my closet at home or at work and check the label. thanks for watching and for all the support!

Sunny, this is so interesting to hear this whole "behind the scenes" story. I LOVE it! I can't believe you get nervous. You are always so chilled out and easy going on your show. I can't wait to see you on the show May 20!

cookin mama, I am so glad u like the blog . a teeny bit of background cuz you are fairly new here is-- the reason i started this blog is because while i was working towards the goal of getting my own cooking show i'd search the internet for a 1st person account of what it was like. i wanted to know as much about the gig as possible. i'm an info junkie and really just thought there was a need for someone to do this. right? like regularly and personally. i secretly hope a future co-worker or tv host is getting a better look at what is on the way and in the same line of thought, i really hope viewers can live vicariously through the blog and also gain another dimension of the show and my journey. some of this stuff is pretty neat, but some of it is pretty everyday and the neat thing is the blog is kinda like the request lines of my former radio career. it's a chance to chat and connect with like-minded ppl . this time it's foodies! so thanks and welcome to the blog. everytime someone says they appreciate the behind the scenes, it's a huge compliment. as soon as it begins to seem superfluous, i'll stop. (hope it never happens) now, about my nerves . they fuel me. i fight them just like i fight negativity. the nerves don't say 'you can't do it' they say 'hope you do your best' . i know, like we should all know of ourselves, that if i work hard i can succeed at anything within my means . prob is i want to be perfect and it's impossible.argh . plus, i've always been most nervous when i'm about to change paths and move in a better direction. the nervous energy always pays off. it's like my lighthouse or beacon . it shows me the way to go . go towards the nerves carol anne! (poltergeist) lol .

Definitely speaking my thoughts on that one, Sunny. It really helps knowing the job behind the show esp. if it's one you'd like to pursue. I treat alot of your blog messages like mini classes, and they keep me excited about my goal of creating my own cooking show. It seems like with most other jobs, though, you can find info rather easily, but with TV, they have some sorta mystique going on. It's just not that available.

Hey Sunny. I used to read your blog last year but started my first semester back at school in January and haven't had the time. I feel like I've been so busy with school and work just like you, hehe. Anyhow, I love reading your blog. I even took the time off tonight from reading that book named . The Reader to read your page instead, hehe. Well, I just wanted to tell you that I plan on making your Cucumber Drink that I saw you make on hulu.com. MAN that drink looks so green and ah-mazing. My family thinks I cook weird stuff so I cannot wait to see the looks on their faces. Haha. Anyhow, I'll post some pictures on my blog. Congrats on everything and keep informing us!

nkoyo, i know . you wanna know my theory? maybe people are saving it for a memoir or biography. i dunno, i'm sure it is also because people are super busy, but i don't really have a crazy life. no businesses or anything, just me and my knife!

nolan, nice to have ya back! don't leave the book though . i just got back into reading again because for a while i didn't have time, boy what a release it is to read, right?! just total theater of the mind!

Ain't Rachael Ray your momma? Ya'll look alike and have alot of the samr mannerisms. Ya'll have to be related.

tammy, cute, but impossible . you see, she's too young to be my mother. :-) thank you for the compliment, i consider her a very hard working successful woman, something i aspire to be every day.


9 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now (Slideshow) - Recipes


This is Chef Adam Perry Lang, today's Sherri Shepherd in the seating chart teeheehee. (Of course Rachael is Babs). Ok, lemme tell ya . the book I'm holdin' . AMAZING. It's in stores soon and on first look the recipes are amazing and the pictures to accompany are equally beautiful. I've done plenty of time in the South on some good ole BBQ and his book brings it all together. We talked backstage at length about different types of BBQ and I told him how proud I am that I have an upcoming episode of Cooking for Real that deals with North Carolina BBQ, which doesn't really get much play. People always debate over rub or sauce, but no one ever talks about vinegar based BBQ. I mean, we just chatted away . cool family dude and he cooks. If you are a meat eater, this is a must-have cookbook . really. Aside from meeting him, if I were in the store thumbing through books for purchase, I'd buy it. You can pre-order it here on Amazon and it's in stores May 5th. Good Father's Day or birthday gift for the protein lover in your life. Ick sounds like a commercial, but really . there's a full chapter on lamb, several recipes for roasting a full-hog, I dunno, it just lit up the southerner in me. I'd totally buy it and feel wack now I didn't ask for two so I could give one away. Luckily . I took this one from him and in return he invited me to his restaurant, Daisy May's BBQ. 

22 comments:

First, happy belated bday of course! Second, your hair looks bomb! That length looks good. Third, so much going on for you, which is great for little 'ol people like us to read. Let us know when the show airs. As for Twitter, we haven't made one for our blog or for our personal lives. It's just too much! Don't follow the lemmings! :)

Now THAT is a panel, Ms. Sunny. Looking forward to seeing the show. Congrats!

As for Twitter - I know Rocco is quite the "aficionado." There is a whole new level of addiction that comes with Twitter - just a warning *LOL*

I joined the twitter universe over the last couple of weeks. It IS addictive, but fun also. I never thought that I could post a complete thought in 140 characters or less. I had a blog for over 2 years while I lived in Germany. Now I'm twittering.

LOL - so I TOTALLY followed you. Love it - every second of it!

And yes, I knwo what you mean about the creativity piece of you!

It’s funny – my sis and her husband were hanging out with us tonight asking the million dollar “what is a ‘tweet’” question. After we explained it to him – he was like “so it’s just like text messaging all your friends?” I told him that was kinda an astute observation from someone who has never had a cell phone in his life. He told me to make sure I credit him the next time I am invited to deliver that summation on Larry King Live. I think this is close enough. : )

Sometimes it seems odd that we can even pack another social networking medium into our already overbloated internetting.

You are definitely right – there is something to be said about a little privacy.

I think the twitter makes sense sometimes - but its feels like a niche market to me. I understand the idea of little updates and quips of the day, but personally – I really don’t think our culture needs any more sound byte receptacles… we’re a little too headline news as it is. Just a thought…

I’m glad you don’t tweet – you’re such a good writer. Your posts are so fun! It would be a shame to give that up for tweets uploaded to iphones across the country. Maybe I am green, but I think you’re right to not “follow the flock” on this one… for now anyways. Perhaps its relevancy will unfold and be yet another inbox flooder. Or maybe it’ll start a return to snail mail pen and paper “revolution”… Perhaps I should start working on my penmanship now… :

my my my you make 34. look like the new 24. and my yes. liken the new cut cutie.

hey check this out for your garden it may help. go to www.google.com. in the search type: (how to star a vegetable garden). then click google search. you can then click on one of the links below or click on the images or video in the upper left hand corner. to get a better feel for whaat you're looking for.
also google search these. you may like. (chia gourmet herd garden) - (aerogarden) - (topsy turvy upside-down tomato planter). i'm loven your gardeners (D) hat.

the good and all the best. on the rachael ray show. meee like. the new offical site of sunny-(kenny)-anderson home page. i'm gonna go eat some of your birthday cake. send me a piece. ken also know as a 1975 baby

Let's see. Happy belated birthday! (mine is today, the 27th, actually!) I didn't know that Rachel's show is filmed in pieces like that. Boy, those editors are amazing. That's hot there were quail eggs on that. hmmm, was that flatbread pizza?

As far as Twitter goes: being a food blogger, it's changed the way I blog & conduct my online activities. I've connected with more bloggers than ever before and more people see my Web content because of the links & pics I post. I am more connected with my community and I've realized that Twitter it's not all about what I may be doing from one moment to the next. It really is an amazing tool to get messages across. Hey, I even won a t-shirt contest a few months back because I tweeted back a response this company liked.

Be like Rick Bayless, he uses TwitPic a lot & tweets pics of food he's making, eating, or growing in his greenhouse.

I understand not jumping on the bandwagon & joining up. You've got enough on your plate. You don't need another social network that you feel obligated to update. And I think having a ghost writer is a cop-out. Don't do that either! LOL

I honestly have no idea why I signed up for Twitter. Everyone said I must, and I still don't get why I'm doing it. Anyway, congrats on the RR show appearance (I'm sooo envious) and what a great new haircut!!

the duo dishes, thanks and thanks! i needed a change, spring is here! and please, don't think you are "lil old people", i am pretty much just like you. trust me. i keep it simple, there's nothing grand goin on here. as soon as i know the air date, i'll post it!

lys, i know right? again, just happy to be nominated lol .

margaret, yeah editing down to 140 seems like a fun challenge i'd enjoy, but i still think i'm gonna chill on it and if anything watch the trend as a voyeur.

dtdub, hope you catch it when it airs, i need to bookmark your new spot so i can visit regularly. hope you've been well!

ken, you are so crazy! that some detroit for ya! that chia obama got pulled from shelves!

nikki, thanks and happy belated back atcha! yes, most television shows are taped in segments instead of a complete run through. that helps the producers and everyone involved keep track of time and make sure focus is kept on topic. pretty neat. i gotta check out rick bayless' page, sounds yummy.

christa, lol you are funny. well, i signed up and took my name to leave it dormant. just to own it, but i get what you mean . it's a total peer pressure thing right? thanks for the congrats! hope you like it when it airs, we all had plenty of fun!

Sunny,
1)First of all, loving the cut. I think it's very flattering.
2)I can definitely relate to those nervous, interview type situations. It's kinda like I get so pumped about myself in my private victories, but whenever I am called upon to do some sort of cooking demonstration, or present my food, I tend to get jittery thinking of myself in relation to the other chefs there. Sometimes just the titles can make them seem scary. But I came to realize that really Sunny,when it comes to food, there really isn't anything new under the sun. Feel me? Most of cooking today is really a handful of techniques and ingredients simply expanded upon. You know those and then some. Everything else is just culinary POV. Take for instance someone like Eric Ripert, a highly noted French chef. Now for all of his accolades and fine dining restaurants I bet he couldn't tell you the first thing about Southern African American dishes, of which you know well. And it's kinda like, ppl don't expect him to. So similarly with you (Although I do think it's important to be a well rounded artist), you stand alone in your own SunnyA niche. Kudos to you for the RR return. (BTW, isn't it kinda ironic that yourself and all these other chefs are jumping through hoops to get on the show of someone is also admittedly and everyday cook? Pretty cool:)

nkoyo, thanks and you had all great points. nerves suck really, they are emotional and my brain is surely more confident. omg on the eric ripert comment, you are right . we all have our pov, speaking of which, what do you cook? much success on your next demo!

Thanks a lot Sunny! The type of food that I cook culturally speaking is all over the place. I love to eat everything from Thai to French to Indian to Mexican and then some. So I'm so open to all kinds of food, and whatever I'm exploring at the time is what I cook. Here lately I've really been trying to connect more deeply with my own culture by learning some new Nigerian dishes (I've even played around with a few and modified them with some readily available American ingredients). I'm a caterer (BTW I'm the one from Houston w/ the vermin phobia), so generally I provide my clients with their personal preference of menu. My main focus, though, is on creating ALL NATURAL CUISINE. I'm soooo passionate about this because I just believe that ppl should be able to pronounce the ingredients in the food they eat (call me crazy, right?). So in all the menus I cater, we use a lot of organic and local produce, and food products w/out unnatural and unhealthy preservatives. I try to do this while giving them a gourmet experience as well. It's pretty cool I love it. I remember you mentioning before that you catered a while ago as well: What made you start? How did you go about it?

nkoyo, i feel you . i like the idea of eating healthy, but i am also in love with the idea of just adding water sometimes lol . depends on my mood, but i don't like preservatives, so i do my best to cook fresh when i can. about the catering . it was not a plan, i was kinda forced to with all the requests to cook for my friends. i think where i messed up is i began to just show up places with food and then had a hard time saying no when it was requested. a few too many requests and adding a monetary value to hopefully slow the requests down didn't work . so i didn't fight it, i joined it. started the biz and enjoyed it while it lasted. i couldn't continue because i didn't see myself as a caterer, i just wanted to cook for people, share recipes and meet foodies. worked out pretty well!

Sunny! Sooo glad to see you have a blog! I just did a search online because I've been watching your show and I've noticed that you always have the BEST hoodies on! Where do you get them?! Inquiring minds want to know! Scratch that. NEED to know! Love your simple 'real' recipes, your attitude, and your zest for life! Wish you nothing but the best!
Much love from Baltimore!

diane, hi! thanks and welcome to the blog! most of my hoodies are from these brands: Lucky Brand, Akademiks and LRG Luxirie. The rest are usually finds while not looking for a hoodie, like i got one at a kiosk cart in denver while on the road. if there's a specific one, describe it or the show and i'll go through my closet at home or at work and check the label. thanks for watching and for all the support!

Sunny, this is so interesting to hear this whole "behind the scenes" story. I LOVE it! I can't believe you get nervous. You are always so chilled out and easy going on your show. I can't wait to see you on the show May 20!

cookin mama, I am so glad u like the blog . a teeny bit of background cuz you are fairly new here is-- the reason i started this blog is because while i was working towards the goal of getting my own cooking show i'd search the internet for a 1st person account of what it was like. i wanted to know as much about the gig as possible. i'm an info junkie and really just thought there was a need for someone to do this. right? like regularly and personally. i secretly hope a future co-worker or tv host is getting a better look at what is on the way and in the same line of thought, i really hope viewers can live vicariously through the blog and also gain another dimension of the show and my journey. some of this stuff is pretty neat, but some of it is pretty everyday and the neat thing is the blog is kinda like the request lines of my former radio career. it's a chance to chat and connect with like-minded ppl . this time it's foodies! so thanks and welcome to the blog. everytime someone says they appreciate the behind the scenes, it's a huge compliment. as soon as it begins to seem superfluous, i'll stop. (hope it never happens) now, about my nerves . they fuel me. i fight them just like i fight negativity. the nerves don't say 'you can't do it' they say 'hope you do your best' . i know, like we should all know of ourselves, that if i work hard i can succeed at anything within my means . prob is i want to be perfect and it's impossible.argh . plus, i've always been most nervous when i'm about to change paths and move in a better direction. the nervous energy always pays off. it's like my lighthouse or beacon . it shows me the way to go . go towards the nerves carol anne! (poltergeist) lol .

Definitely speaking my thoughts on that one, Sunny. It really helps knowing the job behind the show esp. if it's one you'd like to pursue. I treat alot of your blog messages like mini classes, and they keep me excited about my goal of creating my own cooking show. It seems like with most other jobs, though, you can find info rather easily, but with TV, they have some sorta mystique going on. It's just not that available.

Hey Sunny. I used to read your blog last year but started my first semester back at school in January and haven't had the time. I feel like I've been so busy with school and work just like you, hehe. Anyhow, I love reading your blog. I even took the time off tonight from reading that book named . The Reader to read your page instead, hehe. Well, I just wanted to tell you that I plan on making your Cucumber Drink that I saw you make on hulu.com. MAN that drink looks so green and ah-mazing. My family thinks I cook weird stuff so I cannot wait to see the looks on their faces. Haha. Anyhow, I'll post some pictures on my blog. Congrats on everything and keep informing us!

nkoyo, i know . you wanna know my theory? maybe people are saving it for a memoir or biography. i dunno, i'm sure it is also because people are super busy, but i don't really have a crazy life. no businesses or anything, just me and my knife!

nolan, nice to have ya back! don't leave the book though . i just got back into reading again because for a while i didn't have time, boy what a release it is to read, right?! just total theater of the mind!

Ain't Rachael Ray your momma? Ya'll look alike and have alot of the samr mannerisms. Ya'll have to be related.

tammy, cute, but impossible . you see, she's too young to be my mother. :-) thank you for the compliment, i consider her a very hard working successful woman, something i aspire to be every day.


9 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now (Slideshow) - Recipes


This is Chef Adam Perry Lang, today's Sherri Shepherd in the seating chart teeheehee. (Of course Rachael is Babs). Ok, lemme tell ya . the book I'm holdin' . AMAZING. It's in stores soon and on first look the recipes are amazing and the pictures to accompany are equally beautiful. I've done plenty of time in the South on some good ole BBQ and his book brings it all together. We talked backstage at length about different types of BBQ and I told him how proud I am that I have an upcoming episode of Cooking for Real that deals with North Carolina BBQ, which doesn't really get much play. People always debate over rub or sauce, but no one ever talks about vinegar based BBQ. I mean, we just chatted away . cool family dude and he cooks. If you are a meat eater, this is a must-have cookbook . really. Aside from meeting him, if I were in the store thumbing through books for purchase, I'd buy it. You can pre-order it here on Amazon and it's in stores May 5th. Good Father's Day or birthday gift for the protein lover in your life. Ick sounds like a commercial, but really . there's a full chapter on lamb, several recipes for roasting a full-hog, I dunno, it just lit up the southerner in me. I'd totally buy it and feel wack now I didn't ask for two so I could give one away. Luckily . I took this one from him and in return he invited me to his restaurant, Daisy May's BBQ. 

22 comments:

First, happy belated bday of course! Second, your hair looks bomb! That length looks good. Third, so much going on for you, which is great for little 'ol people like us to read. Let us know when the show airs. As for Twitter, we haven't made one for our blog or for our personal lives. It's just too much! Don't follow the lemmings! :)

Now THAT is a panel, Ms. Sunny. Looking forward to seeing the show. Congrats!

As for Twitter - I know Rocco is quite the "aficionado." There is a whole new level of addiction that comes with Twitter - just a warning *LOL*

I joined the twitter universe over the last couple of weeks. It IS addictive, but fun also. I never thought that I could post a complete thought in 140 characters or less. I had a blog for over 2 years while I lived in Germany. Now I'm twittering.

LOL - so I TOTALLY followed you. Love it - every second of it!

And yes, I knwo what you mean about the creativity piece of you!

It’s funny – my sis and her husband were hanging out with us tonight asking the million dollar “what is a ‘tweet’” question. After we explained it to him – he was like “so it’s just like text messaging all your friends?” I told him that was kinda an astute observation from someone who has never had a cell phone in his life. He told me to make sure I credit him the next time I am invited to deliver that summation on Larry King Live. I think this is close enough. : )

Sometimes it seems odd that we can even pack another social networking medium into our already overbloated internetting.

You are definitely right – there is something to be said about a little privacy.

I think the twitter makes sense sometimes - but its feels like a niche market to me. I understand the idea of little updates and quips of the day, but personally – I really don’t think our culture needs any more sound byte receptacles… we’re a little too headline news as it is. Just a thought…

I’m glad you don’t tweet – you’re such a good writer. Your posts are so fun! It would be a shame to give that up for tweets uploaded to iphones across the country. Maybe I am green, but I think you’re right to not “follow the flock” on this one… for now anyways. Perhaps its relevancy will unfold and be yet another inbox flooder. Or maybe it’ll start a return to snail mail pen and paper “revolution”… Perhaps I should start working on my penmanship now… :

my my my you make 34. look like the new 24. and my yes. liken the new cut cutie.

hey check this out for your garden it may help. go to www.google.com. in the search type: (how to star a vegetable garden). then click google search. you can then click on one of the links below or click on the images or video in the upper left hand corner. to get a better feel for whaat you're looking for.
also google search these. you may like. (chia gourmet herd garden) - (aerogarden) - (topsy turvy upside-down tomato planter). i'm loven your gardeners (D) hat.

the good and all the best. on the rachael ray show. meee like. the new offical site of sunny-(kenny)-anderson home page. i'm gonna go eat some of your birthday cake. send me a piece. ken also know as a 1975 baby

Let's see. Happy belated birthday! (mine is today, the 27th, actually!) I didn't know that Rachel's show is filmed in pieces like that. Boy, those editors are amazing. That's hot there were quail eggs on that. hmmm, was that flatbread pizza?

As far as Twitter goes: being a food blogger, it's changed the way I blog & conduct my online activities. I've connected with more bloggers than ever before and more people see my Web content because of the links & pics I post. I am more connected with my community and I've realized that Twitter it's not all about what I may be doing from one moment to the next. It really is an amazing tool to get messages across. Hey, I even won a t-shirt contest a few months back because I tweeted back a response this company liked.

Be like Rick Bayless, he uses TwitPic a lot & tweets pics of food he's making, eating, or growing in his greenhouse.

I understand not jumping on the bandwagon & joining up. You've got enough on your plate. You don't need another social network that you feel obligated to update. And I think having a ghost writer is a cop-out. Don't do that either! LOL

I honestly have no idea why I signed up for Twitter. Everyone said I must, and I still don't get why I'm doing it. Anyway, congrats on the RR show appearance (I'm sooo envious) and what a great new haircut!!

the duo dishes, thanks and thanks! i needed a change, spring is here! and please, don't think you are "lil old people", i am pretty much just like you. trust me. i keep it simple, there's nothing grand goin on here. as soon as i know the air date, i'll post it!

lys, i know right? again, just happy to be nominated lol .

margaret, yeah editing down to 140 seems like a fun challenge i'd enjoy, but i still think i'm gonna chill on it and if anything watch the trend as a voyeur.

dtdub, hope you catch it when it airs, i need to bookmark your new spot so i can visit regularly. hope you've been well!

ken, you are so crazy! that some detroit for ya! that chia obama got pulled from shelves!

nikki, thanks and happy belated back atcha! yes, most television shows are taped in segments instead of a complete run through. that helps the producers and everyone involved keep track of time and make sure focus is kept on topic. pretty neat. i gotta check out rick bayless' page, sounds yummy.

christa, lol you are funny. well, i signed up and took my name to leave it dormant. just to own it, but i get what you mean . it's a total peer pressure thing right? thanks for the congrats! hope you like it when it airs, we all had plenty of fun!

Sunny,
1)First of all, loving the cut. I think it's very flattering.
2)I can definitely relate to those nervous, interview type situations. It's kinda like I get so pumped about myself in my private victories, but whenever I am called upon to do some sort of cooking demonstration, or present my food, I tend to get jittery thinking of myself in relation to the other chefs there. Sometimes just the titles can make them seem scary. But I came to realize that really Sunny,when it comes to food, there really isn't anything new under the sun. Feel me? Most of cooking today is really a handful of techniques and ingredients simply expanded upon. You know those and then some. Everything else is just culinary POV. Take for instance someone like Eric Ripert, a highly noted French chef. Now for all of his accolades and fine dining restaurants I bet he couldn't tell you the first thing about Southern African American dishes, of which you know well. And it's kinda like, ppl don't expect him to. So similarly with you (Although I do think it's important to be a well rounded artist), you stand alone in your own SunnyA niche. Kudos to you for the RR return. (BTW, isn't it kinda ironic that yourself and all these other chefs are jumping through hoops to get on the show of someone is also admittedly and everyday cook? Pretty cool:)

nkoyo, thanks and you had all great points. nerves suck really, they are emotional and my brain is surely more confident. omg on the eric ripert comment, you are right . we all have our pov, speaking of which, what do you cook? much success on your next demo!

Thanks a lot Sunny! The type of food that I cook culturally speaking is all over the place. I love to eat everything from Thai to French to Indian to Mexican and then some. So I'm so open to all kinds of food, and whatever I'm exploring at the time is what I cook. Here lately I've really been trying to connect more deeply with my own culture by learning some new Nigerian dishes (I've even played around with a few and modified them with some readily available American ingredients). I'm a caterer (BTW I'm the one from Houston w/ the vermin phobia), so generally I provide my clients with their personal preference of menu. My main focus, though, is on creating ALL NATURAL CUISINE. I'm soooo passionate about this because I just believe that ppl should be able to pronounce the ingredients in the food they eat (call me crazy, right?). So in all the menus I cater, we use a lot of organic and local produce, and food products w/out unnatural and unhealthy preservatives. I try to do this while giving them a gourmet experience as well. It's pretty cool I love it. I remember you mentioning before that you catered a while ago as well: What made you start? How did you go about it?

nkoyo, i feel you . i like the idea of eating healthy, but i am also in love with the idea of just adding water sometimes lol . depends on my mood, but i don't like preservatives, so i do my best to cook fresh when i can. about the catering . it was not a plan, i was kinda forced to with all the requests to cook for my friends. i think where i messed up is i began to just show up places with food and then had a hard time saying no when it was requested. a few too many requests and adding a monetary value to hopefully slow the requests down didn't work . so i didn't fight it, i joined it. started the biz and enjoyed it while it lasted. i couldn't continue because i didn't see myself as a caterer, i just wanted to cook for people, share recipes and meet foodies. worked out pretty well!

Sunny! Sooo glad to see you have a blog! I just did a search online because I've been watching your show and I've noticed that you always have the BEST hoodies on! Where do you get them?! Inquiring minds want to know! Scratch that. NEED to know! Love your simple 'real' recipes, your attitude, and your zest for life! Wish you nothing but the best!
Much love from Baltimore!

diane, hi! thanks and welcome to the blog! most of my hoodies are from these brands: Lucky Brand, Akademiks and LRG Luxirie. The rest are usually finds while not looking for a hoodie, like i got one at a kiosk cart in denver while on the road. if there's a specific one, describe it or the show and i'll go through my closet at home or at work and check the label. thanks for watching and for all the support!

Sunny, this is so interesting to hear this whole "behind the scenes" story. I LOVE it! I can't believe you get nervous. You are always so chilled out and easy going on your show. I can't wait to see you on the show May 20!

cookin mama, I am so glad u like the blog . a teeny bit of background cuz you are fairly new here is-- the reason i started this blog is because while i was working towards the goal of getting my own cooking show i'd search the internet for a 1st person account of what it was like. i wanted to know as much about the gig as possible. i'm an info junkie and really just thought there was a need for someone to do this. right? like regularly and personally. i secretly hope a future co-worker or tv host is getting a better look at what is on the way and in the same line of thought, i really hope viewers can live vicariously through the blog and also gain another dimension of the show and my journey. some of this stuff is pretty neat, but some of it is pretty everyday and the neat thing is the blog is kinda like the request lines of my former radio career. it's a chance to chat and connect with like-minded ppl . this time it's foodies! so thanks and welcome to the blog. everytime someone says they appreciate the behind the scenes, it's a huge compliment. as soon as it begins to seem superfluous, i'll stop. (hope it never happens) now, about my nerves . they fuel me. i fight them just like i fight negativity. the nerves don't say 'you can't do it' they say 'hope you do your best' . i know, like we should all know of ourselves, that if i work hard i can succeed at anything within my means . prob is i want to be perfect and it's impossible.argh . plus, i've always been most nervous when i'm about to change paths and move in a better direction. the nervous energy always pays off. it's like my lighthouse or beacon . it shows me the way to go . go towards the nerves carol anne! (poltergeist) lol .

Definitely speaking my thoughts on that one, Sunny. It really helps knowing the job behind the show esp. if it's one you'd like to pursue. I treat alot of your blog messages like mini classes, and they keep me excited about my goal of creating my own cooking show. It seems like with most other jobs, though, you can find info rather easily, but with TV, they have some sorta mystique going on. It's just not that available.

Hey Sunny. I used to read your blog last year but started my first semester back at school in January and haven't had the time. I feel like I've been so busy with school and work just like you, hehe. Anyhow, I love reading your blog. I even took the time off tonight from reading that book named . The Reader to read your page instead, hehe. Well, I just wanted to tell you that I plan on making your Cucumber Drink that I saw you make on hulu.com. MAN that drink looks so green and ah-mazing. My family thinks I cook weird stuff so I cannot wait to see the looks on their faces. Haha. Anyhow, I'll post some pictures on my blog. Congrats on everything and keep informing us!

nkoyo, i know . you wanna know my theory? maybe people are saving it for a memoir or biography. i dunno, i'm sure it is also because people are super busy, but i don't really have a crazy life. no businesses or anything, just me and my knife!

nolan, nice to have ya back! don't leave the book though . i just got back into reading again because for a while i didn't have time, boy what a release it is to read, right?! just total theater of the mind!

Ain't Rachael Ray your momma? Ya'll look alike and have alot of the samr mannerisms. Ya'll have to be related.

tammy, cute, but impossible . you see, she's too young to be my mother. :-) thank you for the compliment, i consider her a very hard working successful woman, something i aspire to be every day.


9 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now (Slideshow) - Recipes


This is Chef Adam Perry Lang, today's Sherri Shepherd in the seating chart teeheehee. (Of course Rachael is Babs). Ok, lemme tell ya . the book I'm holdin' . AMAZING. It's in stores soon and on first look the recipes are amazing and the pictures to accompany are equally beautiful. I've done plenty of time in the South on some good ole BBQ and his book brings it all together. We talked backstage at length about different types of BBQ and I told him how proud I am that I have an upcoming episode of Cooking for Real that deals with North Carolina BBQ, which doesn't really get much play. People always debate over rub or sauce, but no one ever talks about vinegar based BBQ. I mean, we just chatted away . cool family dude and he cooks. If you are a meat eater, this is a must-have cookbook . really. Aside from meeting him, if I were in the store thumbing through books for purchase, I'd buy it. You can pre-order it here on Amazon and it's in stores May 5th. Good Father's Day or birthday gift for the protein lover in your life. Ick sounds like a commercial, but really . there's a full chapter on lamb, several recipes for roasting a full-hog, I dunno, it just lit up the southerner in me. I'd totally buy it and feel wack now I didn't ask for two so I could give one away. Luckily . I took this one from him and in return he invited me to his restaurant, Daisy May's BBQ. 

22 comments:

First, happy belated bday of course! Second, your hair looks bomb! That length looks good. Third, so much going on for you, which is great for little 'ol people like us to read. Let us know when the show airs. As for Twitter, we haven't made one for our blog or for our personal lives. It's just too much! Don't follow the lemmings! :)

Now THAT is a panel, Ms. Sunny. Looking forward to seeing the show. Congrats!

As for Twitter - I know Rocco is quite the "aficionado." There is a whole new level of addiction that comes with Twitter - just a warning *LOL*

I joined the twitter universe over the last couple of weeks. It IS addictive, but fun also. I never thought that I could post a complete thought in 140 characters or less. I had a blog for over 2 years while I lived in Germany. Now I'm twittering.

LOL - so I TOTALLY followed you. Love it - every second of it!

And yes, I knwo what you mean about the creativity piece of you!

It’s funny – my sis and her husband were hanging out with us tonight asking the million dollar “what is a ‘tweet’” question. After we explained it to him – he was like “so it’s just like text messaging all your friends?” I told him that was kinda an astute observation from someone who has never had a cell phone in his life. He told me to make sure I credit him the next time I am invited to deliver that summation on Larry King Live. I think this is close enough. : )

Sometimes it seems odd that we can even pack another social networking medium into our already overbloated internetting.

You are definitely right – there is something to be said about a little privacy.

I think the twitter makes sense sometimes - but its feels like a niche market to me. I understand the idea of little updates and quips of the day, but personally – I really don’t think our culture needs any more sound byte receptacles… we’re a little too headline news as it is. Just a thought…

I’m glad you don’t tweet – you’re such a good writer. Your posts are so fun! It would be a shame to give that up for tweets uploaded to iphones across the country. Maybe I am green, but I think you’re right to not “follow the flock” on this one… for now anyways. Perhaps its relevancy will unfold and be yet another inbox flooder. Or maybe it’ll start a return to snail mail pen and paper “revolution”… Perhaps I should start working on my penmanship now… :

my my my you make 34. look like the new 24. and my yes. liken the new cut cutie.

hey check this out for your garden it may help. go to www.google.com. in the search type: (how to star a vegetable garden). then click google search. you can then click on one of the links below or click on the images or video in the upper left hand corner. to get a better feel for whaat you're looking for.
also google search these. you may like. (chia gourmet herd garden) - (aerogarden) - (topsy turvy upside-down tomato planter). i'm loven your gardeners (D) hat.

the good and all the best. on the rachael ray show. meee like. the new offical site of sunny-(kenny)-anderson home page. i'm gonna go eat some of your birthday cake. send me a piece. ken also know as a 1975 baby

Let's see. Happy belated birthday! (mine is today, the 27th, actually!) I didn't know that Rachel's show is filmed in pieces like that. Boy, those editors are amazing. That's hot there were quail eggs on that. hmmm, was that flatbread pizza?

As far as Twitter goes: being a food blogger, it's changed the way I blog & conduct my online activities. I've connected with more bloggers than ever before and more people see my Web content because of the links & pics I post. I am more connected with my community and I've realized that Twitter it's not all about what I may be doing from one moment to the next. It really is an amazing tool to get messages across. Hey, I even won a t-shirt contest a few months back because I tweeted back a response this company liked.

Be like Rick Bayless, he uses TwitPic a lot & tweets pics of food he's making, eating, or growing in his greenhouse.

I understand not jumping on the bandwagon & joining up. You've got enough on your plate. You don't need another social network that you feel obligated to update. And I think having a ghost writer is a cop-out. Don't do that either! LOL

I honestly have no idea why I signed up for Twitter. Everyone said I must, and I still don't get why I'm doing it. Anyway, congrats on the RR show appearance (I'm sooo envious) and what a great new haircut!!

the duo dishes, thanks and thanks! i needed a change, spring is here! and please, don't think you are "lil old people", i am pretty much just like you. trust me. i keep it simple, there's nothing grand goin on here. as soon as i know the air date, i'll post it!

lys, i know right? again, just happy to be nominated lol .

margaret, yeah editing down to 140 seems like a fun challenge i'd enjoy, but i still think i'm gonna chill on it and if anything watch the trend as a voyeur.

dtdub, hope you catch it when it airs, i need to bookmark your new spot so i can visit regularly. hope you've been well!

ken, you are so crazy! that some detroit for ya! that chia obama got pulled from shelves!

nikki, thanks and happy belated back atcha! yes, most television shows are taped in segments instead of a complete run through. that helps the producers and everyone involved keep track of time and make sure focus is kept on topic. pretty neat. i gotta check out rick bayless' page, sounds yummy.

christa, lol you are funny. well, i signed up and took my name to leave it dormant. just to own it, but i get what you mean . it's a total peer pressure thing right? thanks for the congrats! hope you like it when it airs, we all had plenty of fun!

Sunny,
1)First of all, loving the cut. I think it's very flattering.
2)I can definitely relate to those nervous, interview type situations. It's kinda like I get so pumped about myself in my private victories, but whenever I am called upon to do some sort of cooking demonstration, or present my food, I tend to get jittery thinking of myself in relation to the other chefs there. Sometimes just the titles can make them seem scary. But I came to realize that really Sunny,when it comes to food, there really isn't anything new under the sun. Feel me? Most of cooking today is really a handful of techniques and ingredients simply expanded upon. You know those and then some. Everything else is just culinary POV. Take for instance someone like Eric Ripert, a highly noted French chef. Now for all of his accolades and fine dining restaurants I bet he couldn't tell you the first thing about Southern African American dishes, of which you know well. And it's kinda like, ppl don't expect him to. So similarly with you (Although I do think it's important to be a well rounded artist), you stand alone in your own SunnyA niche. Kudos to you for the RR return. (BTW, isn't it kinda ironic that yourself and all these other chefs are jumping through hoops to get on the show of someone is also admittedly and everyday cook? Pretty cool:)

nkoyo, thanks and you had all great points. nerves suck really, they are emotional and my brain is surely more confident. omg on the eric ripert comment, you are right . we all have our pov, speaking of which, what do you cook? much success on your next demo!

Thanks a lot Sunny! The type of food that I cook culturally speaking is all over the place. I love to eat everything from Thai to French to Indian to Mexican and then some. So I'm so open to all kinds of food, and whatever I'm exploring at the time is what I cook. Here lately I've really been trying to connect more deeply with my own culture by learning some new Nigerian dishes (I've even played around with a few and modified them with some readily available American ingredients). I'm a caterer (BTW I'm the one from Houston w/ the vermin phobia), so generally I provide my clients with their personal preference of menu. My main focus, though, is on creating ALL NATURAL CUISINE. I'm soooo passionate about this because I just believe that ppl should be able to pronounce the ingredients in the food they eat (call me crazy, right?). So in all the menus I cater, we use a lot of organic and local produce, and food products w/out unnatural and unhealthy preservatives. I try to do this while giving them a gourmet experience as well. It's pretty cool I love it. I remember you mentioning before that you catered a while ago as well: What made you start? How did you go about it?

nkoyo, i feel you . i like the idea of eating healthy, but i am also in love with the idea of just adding water sometimes lol . depends on my mood, but i don't like preservatives, so i do my best to cook fresh when i can. about the catering . it was not a plan, i was kinda forced to with all the requests to cook for my friends. i think where i messed up is i began to just show up places with food and then had a hard time saying no when it was requested. a few too many requests and adding a monetary value to hopefully slow the requests down didn't work . so i didn't fight it, i joined it. started the biz and enjoyed it while it lasted. i couldn't continue because i didn't see myself as a caterer, i just wanted to cook for people, share recipes and meet foodies. worked out pretty well!

Sunny! Sooo glad to see you have a blog! I just did a search online because I've been watching your show and I've noticed that you always have the BEST hoodies on! Where do you get them?! Inquiring minds want to know! Scratch that. NEED to know! Love your simple 'real' recipes, your attitude, and your zest for life! Wish you nothing but the best!
Much love from Baltimore!

diane, hi! thanks and welcome to the blog! most of my hoodies are from these brands: Lucky Brand, Akademiks and LRG Luxirie. The rest are usually finds while not looking for a hoodie, like i got one at a kiosk cart in denver while on the road. if there's a specific one, describe it or the show and i'll go through my closet at home or at work and check the label. thanks for watching and for all the support!

Sunny, this is so interesting to hear this whole "behind the scenes" story. I LOVE it! I can't believe you get nervous. You are always so chilled out and easy going on your show. I can't wait to see you on the show May 20!

cookin mama, I am so glad u like the blog . a teeny bit of background cuz you are fairly new here is-- the reason i started this blog is because while i was working towards the goal of getting my own cooking show i'd search the internet for a 1st person account of what it was like. i wanted to know as much about the gig as possible. i'm an info junkie and really just thought there was a need for someone to do this. right? like regularly and personally. i secretly hope a future co-worker or tv host is getting a better look at what is on the way and in the same line of thought, i really hope viewers can live vicariously through the blog and also gain another dimension of the show and my journey. some of this stuff is pretty neat, but some of it is pretty everyday and the neat thing is the blog is kinda like the request lines of my former radio career. it's a chance to chat and connect with like-minded ppl . this time it's foodies! so thanks and welcome to the blog. everytime someone says they appreciate the behind the scenes, it's a huge compliment. as soon as it begins to seem superfluous, i'll stop. (hope it never happens) now, about my nerves . they fuel me. i fight them just like i fight negativity. the nerves don't say 'you can't do it' they say 'hope you do your best' . i know, like we should all know of ourselves, that if i work hard i can succeed at anything within my means . prob is i want to be perfect and it's impossible.argh . plus, i've always been most nervous when i'm about to change paths and move in a better direction. the nervous energy always pays off. it's like my lighthouse or beacon . it shows me the way to go . go towards the nerves carol anne! (poltergeist) lol .

Definitely speaking my thoughts on that one, Sunny. It really helps knowing the job behind the show esp. if it's one you'd like to pursue. I treat alot of your blog messages like mini classes, and they keep me excited about my goal of creating my own cooking show. It seems like with most other jobs, though, you can find info rather easily, but with TV, they have some sorta mystique going on. It's just not that available.

Hey Sunny. I used to read your blog last year but started my first semester back at school in January and haven't had the time. I feel like I've been so busy with school and work just like you, hehe. Anyhow, I love reading your blog. I even took the time off tonight from reading that book named . The Reader to read your page instead, hehe. Well, I just wanted to tell you that I plan on making your Cucumber Drink that I saw you make on hulu.com. MAN that drink looks so green and ah-mazing. My family thinks I cook weird stuff so I cannot wait to see the looks on their faces. Haha. Anyhow, I'll post some pictures on my blog. Congrats on everything and keep informing us!

nkoyo, i know . you wanna know my theory? maybe people are saving it for a memoir or biography. i dunno, i'm sure it is also because people are super busy, but i don't really have a crazy life. no businesses or anything, just me and my knife!

nolan, nice to have ya back! don't leave the book though . i just got back into reading again because for a while i didn't have time, boy what a release it is to read, right?! just total theater of the mind!

Ain't Rachael Ray your momma? Ya'll look alike and have alot of the samr mannerisms. Ya'll have to be related.

tammy, cute, but impossible . you see, she's too young to be my mother. :-) thank you for the compliment, i consider her a very hard working successful woman, something i aspire to be every day.


9 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now (Slideshow) - Recipes


This is Chef Adam Perry Lang, today's Sherri Shepherd in the seating chart teeheehee. (Of course Rachael is Babs). Ok, lemme tell ya . the book I'm holdin' . AMAZING. It's in stores soon and on first look the recipes are amazing and the pictures to accompany are equally beautiful. I've done plenty of time in the South on some good ole BBQ and his book brings it all together. We talked backstage at length about different types of BBQ and I told him how proud I am that I have an upcoming episode of Cooking for Real that deals with North Carolina BBQ, which doesn't really get much play. People always debate over rub or sauce, but no one ever talks about vinegar based BBQ. I mean, we just chatted away . cool family dude and he cooks. If you are a meat eater, this is a must-have cookbook . really. Aside from meeting him, if I were in the store thumbing through books for purchase, I'd buy it. You can pre-order it here on Amazon and it's in stores May 5th. Good Father's Day or birthday gift for the protein lover in your life. Ick sounds like a commercial, but really . there's a full chapter on lamb, several recipes for roasting a full-hog, I dunno, it just lit up the southerner in me. I'd totally buy it and feel wack now I didn't ask for two so I could give one away. Luckily . I took this one from him and in return he invited me to his restaurant, Daisy May's BBQ. 

22 comments:

First, happy belated bday of course! Second, your hair looks bomb! That length looks good. Third, so much going on for you, which is great for little 'ol people like us to read. Let us know when the show airs. As for Twitter, we haven't made one for our blog or for our personal lives. It's just too much! Don't follow the lemmings! :)

Now THAT is a panel, Ms. Sunny. Looking forward to seeing the show. Congrats!

As for Twitter - I know Rocco is quite the "aficionado." There is a whole new level of addiction that comes with Twitter - just a warning *LOL*

I joined the twitter universe over the last couple of weeks. It IS addictive, but fun also. I never thought that I could post a complete thought in 140 characters or less. I had a blog for over 2 years while I lived in Germany. Now I'm twittering.

LOL - so I TOTALLY followed you. Love it - every second of it!

And yes, I knwo what you mean about the creativity piece of you!

It’s funny – my sis and her husband were hanging out with us tonight asking the million dollar “what is a ‘tweet’” question. After we explained it to him – he was like “so it’s just like text messaging all your friends?” I told him that was kinda an astute observation from someone who has never had a cell phone in his life. He told me to make sure I credit him the next time I am invited to deliver that summation on Larry King Live. I think this is close enough. : )

Sometimes it seems odd that we can even pack another social networking medium into our already overbloated internetting.

You are definitely right – there is something to be said about a little privacy.

I think the twitter makes sense sometimes - but its feels like a niche market to me. I understand the idea of little updates and quips of the day, but personally – I really don’t think our culture needs any more sound byte receptacles… we’re a little too headline news as it is. Just a thought…

I’m glad you don’t tweet – you’re such a good writer. Your posts are so fun! It would be a shame to give that up for tweets uploaded to iphones across the country. Maybe I am green, but I think you’re right to not “follow the flock” on this one… for now anyways. Perhaps its relevancy will unfold and be yet another inbox flooder. Or maybe it’ll start a return to snail mail pen and paper “revolution”… Perhaps I should start working on my penmanship now… :

my my my you make 34. look like the new 24. and my yes. liken the new cut cutie.

hey check this out for your garden it may help. go to www.google.com. in the search type: (how to star a vegetable garden). then click google search. you can then click on one of the links below or click on the images or video in the upper left hand corner. to get a better feel for whaat you're looking for.
also google search these. you may like. (chia gourmet herd garden) - (aerogarden) - (topsy turvy upside-down tomato planter). i'm loven your gardeners (D) hat.

the good and all the best. on the rachael ray show. meee like. the new offical site of sunny-(kenny)-anderson home page. i'm gonna go eat some of your birthday cake. send me a piece. ken also know as a 1975 baby

Let's see. Happy belated birthday! (mine is today, the 27th, actually!) I didn't know that Rachel's show is filmed in pieces like that. Boy, those editors are amazing. That's hot there were quail eggs on that. hmmm, was that flatbread pizza?

As far as Twitter goes: being a food blogger, it's changed the way I blog & conduct my online activities. I've connected with more bloggers than ever before and more people see my Web content because of the links & pics I post. I am more connected with my community and I've realized that Twitter it's not all about what I may be doing from one moment to the next. It really is an amazing tool to get messages across. Hey, I even won a t-shirt contest a few months back because I tweeted back a response this company liked.

Be like Rick Bayless, he uses TwitPic a lot & tweets pics of food he's making, eating, or growing in his greenhouse.

I understand not jumping on the bandwagon & joining up. You've got enough on your plate. You don't need another social network that you feel obligated to update. And I think having a ghost writer is a cop-out. Don't do that either! LOL

I honestly have no idea why I signed up for Twitter. Everyone said I must, and I still don't get why I'm doing it. Anyway, congrats on the RR show appearance (I'm sooo envious) and what a great new haircut!!

the duo dishes, thanks and thanks! i needed a change, spring is here! and please, don't think you are "lil old people", i am pretty much just like you. trust me. i keep it simple, there's nothing grand goin on here. as soon as i know the air date, i'll post it!

lys, i know right? again, just happy to be nominated lol .

margaret, yeah editing down to 140 seems like a fun challenge i'd enjoy, but i still think i'm gonna chill on it and if anything watch the trend as a voyeur.

dtdub, hope you catch it when it airs, i need to bookmark your new spot so i can visit regularly. hope you've been well!

ken, you are so crazy! that some detroit for ya! that chia obama got pulled from shelves!

nikki, thanks and happy belated back atcha! yes, most television shows are taped in segments instead of a complete run through. that helps the producers and everyone involved keep track of time and make sure focus is kept on topic. pretty neat. i gotta check out rick bayless' page, sounds yummy.

christa, lol you are funny. well, i signed up and took my name to leave it dormant. just to own it, but i get what you mean . it's a total peer pressure thing right? thanks for the congrats! hope you like it when it airs, we all had plenty of fun!

Sunny,
1)First of all, loving the cut. I think it's very flattering.
2)I can definitely relate to those nervous, interview type situations. It's kinda like I get so pumped about myself in my private victories, but whenever I am called upon to do some sort of cooking demonstration, or present my food, I tend to get jittery thinking of myself in relation to the other chefs there. Sometimes just the titles can make them seem scary. But I came to realize that really Sunny,when it comes to food, there really isn't anything new under the sun. Feel me? Most of cooking today is really a handful of techniques and ingredients simply expanded upon. You know those and then some. Everything else is just culinary POV. Take for instance someone like Eric Ripert, a highly noted French chef. Now for all of his accolades and fine dining restaurants I bet he couldn't tell you the first thing about Southern African American dishes, of which you know well. And it's kinda like, ppl don't expect him to. So similarly with you (Although I do think it's important to be a well rounded artist), you stand alone in your own SunnyA niche. Kudos to you for the RR return. (BTW, isn't it kinda ironic that yourself and all these other chefs are jumping through hoops to get on the show of someone is also admittedly and everyday cook? Pretty cool:)

nkoyo, thanks and you had all great points. nerves suck really, they are emotional and my brain is surely more confident. omg on the eric ripert comment, you are right . we all have our pov, speaking of which, what do you cook? much success on your next demo!

Thanks a lot Sunny! The type of food that I cook culturally speaking is all over the place. I love to eat everything from Thai to French to Indian to Mexican and then some. So I'm so open to all kinds of food, and whatever I'm exploring at the time is what I cook. Here lately I've really been trying to connect more deeply with my own culture by learning some new Nigerian dishes (I've even played around with a few and modified them with some readily available American ingredients). I'm a caterer (BTW I'm the one from Houston w/ the vermin phobia), so generally I provide my clients with their personal preference of menu. My main focus, though, is on creating ALL NATURAL CUISINE. I'm soooo passionate about this because I just believe that ppl should be able to pronounce the ingredients in the food they eat (call me crazy, right?). So in all the menus I cater, we use a lot of organic and local produce, and food products w/out unnatural and unhealthy preservatives. I try to do this while giving them a gourmet experience as well. It's pretty cool I love it. I remember you mentioning before that you catered a while ago as well: What made you start? How did you go about it?

nkoyo, i feel you . i like the idea of eating healthy, but i am also in love with the idea of just adding water sometimes lol . depends on my mood, but i don't like preservatives, so i do my best to cook fresh when i can. about the catering . it was not a plan, i was kinda forced to with all the requests to cook for my friends. i think where i messed up is i began to just show up places with food and then had a hard time saying no when it was requested. a few too many requests and adding a monetary value to hopefully slow the requests down didn't work . so i didn't fight it, i joined it. started the biz and enjoyed it while it lasted. i couldn't continue because i didn't see myself as a caterer, i just wanted to cook for people, share recipes and meet foodies. worked out pretty well!

Sunny! Sooo glad to see you have a blog! I just did a search online because I've been watching your show and I've noticed that you always have the BEST hoodies on! Where do you get them?! Inquiring minds want to know! Scratch that. NEED to know! Love your simple 'real' recipes, your attitude, and your zest for life! Wish you nothing but the best!
Much love from Baltimore!

diane, hi! thanks and welcome to the blog! most of my hoodies are from these brands: Lucky Brand, Akademiks and LRG Luxirie. The rest are usually finds while not looking for a hoodie, like i got one at a kiosk cart in denver while on the road. if there's a specific one, describe it or the show and i'll go through my closet at home or at work and check the label. thanks for watching and for all the support!

Sunny, this is so interesting to hear this whole "behind the scenes" story. I LOVE it! I can't believe you get nervous. You are always so chilled out and easy going on your show. I can't wait to see you on the show May 20!

cookin mama, I am so glad u like the blog . a teeny bit of background cuz you are fairly new here is-- the reason i started this blog is because while i was working towards the goal of getting my own cooking show i'd search the internet for a 1st person account of what it was like. i wanted to know as much about the gig as possible. i'm an info junkie and really just thought there was a need for someone to do this. right? like regularly and personally. i secretly hope a future co-worker or tv host is getting a better look at what is on the way and in the same line of thought, i really hope viewers can live vicariously through the blog and also gain another dimension of the show and my journey. some of this stuff is pretty neat, but some of it is pretty everyday and the neat thing is the blog is kinda like the request lines of my former radio career. it's a chance to chat and connect with like-minded ppl . this time it's foodies! so thanks and welcome to the blog. everytime someone says they appreciate the behind the scenes, it's a huge compliment. as soon as it begins to seem superfluous, i'll stop. (hope it never happens) now, about my nerves . they fuel me. i fight them just like i fight negativity. the nerves don't say 'you can't do it' they say 'hope you do your best' . i know, like we should all know of ourselves, that if i work hard i can succeed at anything within my means . prob is i want to be perfect and it's impossible.argh . plus, i've always been most nervous when i'm about to change paths and move in a better direction. the nervous energy always pays off. it's like my lighthouse or beacon . it shows me the way to go . go towards the nerves carol anne! (poltergeist) lol .

Definitely speaking my thoughts on that one, Sunny. It really helps knowing the job behind the show esp. if it's one you'd like to pursue. I treat alot of your blog messages like mini classes, and they keep me excited about my goal of creating my own cooking show. It seems like with most other jobs, though, you can find info rather easily, but with TV, they have some sorta mystique going on. It's just not that available.

Hey Sunny. I used to read your blog last year but started my first semester back at school in January and haven't had the time. I feel like I've been so busy with school and work just like you, hehe. Anyhow, I love reading your blog. I even took the time off tonight from reading that book named . The Reader to read your page instead, hehe. Well, I just wanted to tell you that I plan on making your Cucumber Drink that I saw you make on hulu.com. MAN that drink looks so green and ah-mazing. My family thinks I cook weird stuff so I cannot wait to see the looks on their faces. Haha. Anyhow, I'll post some pictures on my blog. Congrats on everything and keep informing us!

nkoyo, i know . you wanna know my theory? maybe people are saving it for a memoir or biography. i dunno, i'm sure it is also because people are super busy, but i don't really have a crazy life. no businesses or anything, just me and my knife!

nolan, nice to have ya back! don't leave the book though . i just got back into reading again because for a while i didn't have time, boy what a release it is to read, right?! just total theater of the mind!

Ain't Rachael Ray your momma? Ya'll look alike and have alot of the samr mannerisms. Ya'll have to be related.

tammy, cute, but impossible . you see, she's too young to be my mother. :-) thank you for the compliment, i consider her a very hard working successful woman, something i aspire to be every day.


9 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now (Slideshow) - Recipes


This is Chef Adam Perry Lang, today's Sherri Shepherd in the seating chart teeheehee. (Of course Rachael is Babs). Ok, lemme tell ya . the book I'm holdin' . AMAZING. It's in stores soon and on first look the recipes are amazing and the pictures to accompany are equally beautiful. I've done plenty of time in the South on some good ole BBQ and his book brings it all together. We talked backstage at length about different types of BBQ and I told him how proud I am that I have an upcoming episode of Cooking for Real that deals with North Carolina BBQ, which doesn't really get much play. People always debate over rub or sauce, but no one ever talks about vinegar based BBQ. I mean, we just chatted away . cool family dude and he cooks. If you are a meat eater, this is a must-have cookbook . really. Aside from meeting him, if I were in the store thumbing through books for purchase, I'd buy it. You can pre-order it here on Amazon and it's in stores May 5th. Good Father's Day or birthday gift for the protein lover in your life. Ick sounds like a commercial, but really . there's a full chapter on lamb, several recipes for roasting a full-hog, I dunno, it just lit up the southerner in me. I'd totally buy it and feel wack now I didn't ask for two so I could give one away. Luckily . I took this one from him and in return he invited me to his restaurant, Daisy May's BBQ. 

22 comments:

First, happy belated bday of course! Second, your hair looks bomb! That length looks good. Third, so much going on for you, which is great for little 'ol people like us to read. Let us know when the show airs. As for Twitter, we haven't made one for our blog or for our personal lives. It's just too much! Don't follow the lemmings! :)

Now THAT is a panel, Ms. Sunny. Looking forward to seeing the show. Congrats!

As for Twitter - I know Rocco is quite the "aficionado." There is a whole new level of addiction that comes with Twitter - just a warning *LOL*

I joined the twitter universe over the last couple of weeks. It IS addictive, but fun also. I never thought that I could post a complete thought in 140 characters or less. I had a blog for over 2 years while I lived in Germany. Now I'm twittering.

LOL - so I TOTALLY followed you. Love it - every second of it!

And yes, I knwo what you mean about the creativity piece of you!

It’s funny – my sis and her husband were hanging out with us tonight asking the million dollar “what is a ‘tweet’” question. After we explained it to him – he was like “so it’s just like text messaging all your friends?” I told him that was kinda an astute observation from someone who has never had a cell phone in his life. He told me to make sure I credit him the next time I am invited to deliver that summation on Larry King Live. I think this is close enough. : )

Sometimes it seems odd that we can even pack another social networking medium into our already overbloated internetting.

You are definitely right – there is something to be said about a little privacy.

I think the twitter makes sense sometimes - but its feels like a niche market to me. I understand the idea of little updates and quips of the day, but personally – I really don’t think our culture needs any more sound byte receptacles… we’re a little too headline news as it is. Just a thought…

I’m glad you don’t tweet – you’re such a good writer. Your posts are so fun! It would be a shame to give that up for tweets uploaded to iphones across the country. Maybe I am green, but I think you’re right to not “follow the flock” on this one… for now anyways. Perhaps its relevancy will unfold and be yet another inbox flooder. Or maybe it’ll start a return to snail mail pen and paper “revolution”… Perhaps I should start working on my penmanship now… :

my my my you make 34. look like the new 24. and my yes. liken the new cut cutie.

hey check this out for your garden it may help. go to www.google.com. in the search type: (how to star a vegetable garden). then click google search. you can then click on one of the links below or click on the images or video in the upper left hand corner. to get a better feel for whaat you're looking for.
also google search these. you may like. (chia gourmet herd garden) - (aerogarden) - (topsy turvy upside-down tomato planter). i'm loven your gardeners (D) hat.

the good and all the best. on the rachael ray show. meee like. the new offical site of sunny-(kenny)-anderson home page. i'm gonna go eat some of your birthday cake. send me a piece. ken also know as a 1975 baby

Let's see. Happy belated birthday! (mine is today, the 27th, actually!) I didn't know that Rachel's show is filmed in pieces like that. Boy, those editors are amazing. That's hot there were quail eggs on that. hmmm, was that flatbread pizza?

As far as Twitter goes: being a food blogger, it's changed the way I blog & conduct my online activities. I've connected with more bloggers than ever before and more people see my Web content because of the links & pics I post. I am more connected with my community and I've realized that Twitter it's not all about what I may be doing from one moment to the next. It really is an amazing tool to get messages across. Hey, I even won a t-shirt contest a few months back because I tweeted back a response this company liked.

Be like Rick Bayless, he uses TwitPic a lot & tweets pics of food he's making, eating, or growing in his greenhouse.

I understand not jumping on the bandwagon & joining up. You've got enough on your plate. You don't need another social network that you feel obligated to update. And I think having a ghost writer is a cop-out. Don't do that either! LOL

I honestly have no idea why I signed up for Twitter. Everyone said I must, and I still don't get why I'm doing it. Anyway, congrats on the RR show appearance (I'm sooo envious) and what a great new haircut!!

the duo dishes, thanks and thanks! i needed a change, spring is here! and please, don't think you are "lil old people", i am pretty much just like you. trust me. i keep it simple, there's nothing grand goin on here. as soon as i know the air date, i'll post it!

lys, i know right? again, just happy to be nominated lol .

margaret, yeah editing down to 140 seems like a fun challenge i'd enjoy, but i still think i'm gonna chill on it and if anything watch the trend as a voyeur.

dtdub, hope you catch it when it airs, i need to bookmark your new spot so i can visit regularly. hope you've been well!

ken, you are so crazy! that some detroit for ya! that chia obama got pulled from shelves!

nikki, thanks and happy belated back atcha! yes, most television shows are taped in segments instead of a complete run through. that helps the producers and everyone involved keep track of time and make sure focus is kept on topic. pretty neat. i gotta check out rick bayless' page, sounds yummy.

christa, lol you are funny. well, i signed up and took my name to leave it dormant. just to own it, but i get what you mean . it's a total peer pressure thing right? thanks for the congrats! hope you like it when it airs, we all had plenty of fun!

Sunny,
1)First of all, loving the cut. I think it's very flattering.
2)I can definitely relate to those nervous, interview type situations. It's kinda like I get so pumped about myself in my private victories, but whenever I am called upon to do some sort of cooking demonstration, or present my food, I tend to get jittery thinking of myself in relation to the other chefs there. Sometimes just the titles can make them seem scary. But I came to realize that really Sunny,when it comes to food, there really isn't anything new under the sun. Feel me? Most of cooking today is really a handful of techniques and ingredients simply expanded upon. You know those and then some. Everything else is just culinary POV. Take for instance someone like Eric Ripert, a highly noted French chef. Now for all of his accolades and fine dining restaurants I bet he couldn't tell you the first thing about Southern African American dishes, of which you know well. And it's kinda like, ppl don't expect him to. So similarly with you (Although I do think it's important to be a well rounded artist), you stand alone in your own SunnyA niche. Kudos to you for the RR return. (BTW, isn't it kinda ironic that yourself and all these other chefs are jumping through hoops to get on the show of someone is also admittedly and everyday cook? Pretty cool:)

nkoyo, thanks and you had all great points. nerves suck really, they are emotional and my brain is surely more confident. omg on the eric ripert comment, you are right . we all have our pov, speaking of which, what do you cook? much success on your next demo!

Thanks a lot Sunny! The type of food that I cook culturally speaking is all over the place. I love to eat everything from Thai to French to Indian to Mexican and then some. So I'm so open to all kinds of food, and whatever I'm exploring at the time is what I cook. Here lately I've really been trying to connect more deeply with my own culture by learning some new Nigerian dishes (I've even played around with a few and modified them with some readily available American ingredients). I'm a caterer (BTW I'm the one from Houston w/ the vermin phobia), so generally I provide my clients with their personal preference of menu. My main focus, though, is on creating ALL NATURAL CUISINE. I'm soooo passionate about this because I just believe that ppl should be able to pronounce the ingredients in the food they eat (call me crazy, right?). So in all the menus I cater, we use a lot of organic and local produce, and food products w/out unnatural and unhealthy preservatives. I try to do this while giving them a gourmet experience as well. It's pretty cool I love it. I remember you mentioning before that you catered a while ago as well: What made you start? How did you go about it?

nkoyo, i feel you . i like the idea of eating healthy, but i am also in love with the idea of just adding water sometimes lol . depends on my mood, but i don't like preservatives, so i do my best to cook fresh when i can. about the catering . it was not a plan, i was kinda forced to with all the requests to cook for my friends. i think where i messed up is i began to just show up places with food and then had a hard time saying no when it was requested. a few too many requests and adding a monetary value to hopefully slow the requests down didn't work . so i didn't fight it, i joined it. started the biz and enjoyed it while it lasted. i couldn't continue because i didn't see myself as a caterer, i just wanted to cook for people, share recipes and meet foodies. worked out pretty well!

Sunny! Sooo glad to see you have a blog! I just did a search online because I've been watching your show and I've noticed that you always have the BEST hoodies on! Where do you get them?! Inquiring minds want to know! Scratch that. NEED to know! Love your simple 'real' recipes, your attitude, and your zest for life! Wish you nothing but the best!
Much love from Baltimore!

diane, hi! thanks and welcome to the blog! most of my hoodies are from these brands: Lucky Brand, Akademiks and LRG Luxirie. The rest are usually finds while not looking for a hoodie, like i got one at a kiosk cart in denver while on the road. if there's a specific one, describe it or the show and i'll go through my closet at home or at work and check the label. thanks for watching and for all the support!

Sunny, this is so interesting to hear this whole "behind the scenes" story. I LOVE it! I can't believe you get nervous. You are always so chilled out and easy going on your show. I can't wait to see you on the show May 20!

cookin mama, I am so glad u like the blog . a teeny bit of background cuz you are fairly new here is-- the reason i started this blog is because while i was working towards the goal of getting my own cooking show i'd search the internet for a 1st person account of what it was like. i wanted to know as much about the gig as possible. i'm an info junkie and really just thought there was a need for someone to do this. right? like regularly and personally. i secretly hope a future co-worker or tv host is getting a better look at what is on the way and in the same line of thought, i really hope viewers can live vicariously through the blog and also gain another dimension of the show and my journey. some of this stuff is pretty neat, but some of it is pretty everyday and the neat thing is the blog is kinda like the request lines of my former radio career. it's a chance to chat and connect with like-minded ppl . this time it's foodies! so thanks and welcome to the blog. everytime someone says they appreciate the behind the scenes, it's a huge compliment. as soon as it begins to seem superfluous, i'll stop. (hope it never happens) now, about my nerves . they fuel me. i fight them just like i fight negativity. the nerves don't say 'you can't do it' they say 'hope you do your best' . i know, like we should all know of ourselves, that if i work hard i can succeed at anything within my means . prob is i want to be perfect and it's impossible.argh . plus, i've always been most nervous when i'm about to change paths and move in a better direction. the nervous energy always pays off. it's like my lighthouse or beacon . it shows me the way to go . go towards the nerves carol anne! (poltergeist) lol .

Definitely speaking my thoughts on that one, Sunny. It really helps knowing the job behind the show esp. if it's one you'd like to pursue. I treat alot of your blog messages like mini classes, and they keep me excited about my goal of creating my own cooking show. It seems like with most other jobs, though, you can find info rather easily, but with TV, they have some sorta mystique going on. It's just not that available.

Hey Sunny. I used to read your blog last year but started my first semester back at school in January and haven't had the time. I feel like I've been so busy with school and work just like you, hehe. Anyhow, I love reading your blog. I even took the time off tonight from reading that book named . The Reader to read your page instead, hehe. Well, I just wanted to tell you that I plan on making your Cucumber Drink that I saw you make on hulu.com. MAN that drink looks so green and ah-mazing. My family thinks I cook weird stuff so I cannot wait to see the looks on their faces. Haha. Anyhow, I'll post some pictures on my blog. Congrats on everything and keep informing us!

nkoyo, i know . you wanna know my theory? maybe people are saving it for a memoir or biography. i dunno, i'm sure it is also because people are super busy, but i don't really have a crazy life. no businesses or anything, just me and my knife!

nolan, nice to have ya back! don't leave the book though . i just got back into reading again because for a while i didn't have time, boy what a release it is to read, right?! just total theater of the mind!

Ain't Rachael Ray your momma? Ya'll look alike and have alot of the samr mannerisms. Ya'll have to be related.

tammy, cute, but impossible . you see, she's too young to be my mother. :-) thank you for the compliment, i consider her a very hard working successful woman, something i aspire to be every day.