On a mid-day break from shooting today’s Chicago episode for Good Food America

This morning we visited a 91,300 square foot Leed Platinum Certified wholesale distributor of produce for the Chicago area food industry.

This place is no joke! Family owned. 4th generation. Recycled water, their own wind turbine, solar panels and boxes and boxes of fresh produce as far as the eye can see.

With Latte in hand, I just arrived at our restaurant location and let me tell you – the menu looks delicious and the atmosphere is super sleek. Can’t wait to get into the kitchen for some cooking!

Stay tuned for some photos after we wrap up the Chicago leg.

In a couple days we are off to Wisconsin, but for now – Chicago… I’m ALL yours.

From Beach To Lake

After two full days in Florida I am a bit hot, a little pink (but not burnt!) and mainly very happy.

It’s been wonderful to reunite with the Good Food America crew and start up again with the production of the show.

Tomorrow we head to Chicago for more filming, which we are all looking forward to.

That said, thank you to the wonderful people of Florida. I may not have been to Disney World or Epcot Center, but I believe I saw the best of this state.

Latte? Let’s hit the road!

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It’s Raining Greens

First day back shooting my new show, Good Food America, went great.

Florida has been both warm and welcoming.

Today I visited a fantastic restaurant in Saint Augustine and then went to a farm to learn all about hydroponics – produce growing from seed with just water and some nutrients in a recyclable bed.

It’s amazing how much flavor can be packed in such a tiny leaf. Kind of looks like delicious clouds of greens from above.

Now THAT would be something.


Mad Dash!

Just a handful of hours (let’s say about 13) until the journey begins… again. Another 3 week shoot for Good Food

It’s certainly seems easy to leave most everything important to do until the last minute, until that last minute is upon you – yikes!

So, it’s laundry, packing, meetings, bills, cleaning and so on. All in these last few hours before a flight to sunny (and I hear very warm) Florida.

Good thing I have my very trusty friend to help me out today.

Thank you, Latte. You’re great.

On the Road Again

In 48 hours, we will be back at it – filming the rest of the season one episodes for my new show, Good Food America.

The next leg of travels will look something like this:

Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.

After the filming is done, Super-sous and I catch an EARLY flight back to L.A., load the car up with cookbooks, and then immediately head to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for their annual “Cooking for Solutions” Event. As a Sustainable Seafood Ambassador, I will be doing 2 cooking/speaking gigs, one radio interview, 2 book signings, and Super-sous and I will be doing a fun Iron Chef event.

After that, I think a long nap will be in order. Yes, I am hoping it will be something like this for a few of the days following: Wake up, Latte, food, gym, nap, Latte, hike, food, nap…