PBS and Me

Food has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, but I’ve also been a fan of the programming on PBS for almost as long. As a kid, shows like Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood taught me how to count in Spanish and share with friends. Bob Ross made me want an afro at a very young age, and taught me that every painting needs “happy little trees”.

Still, it was people like Martin Yan and Jacques Pepin that took me away to distant lands through their food and fueled an inclination towards food and travel. It’s probably been 25 years since I last saw an episode of Sesame Street, but things have come full circle, and I am now writing for PBS’s new food blog called Fresh Tastes.

So far I’ve written about one of my favorite summertime noodle salad dishes, and a great way to use up stale bread. Head over to Fresh Tastes, and keep checking back for a new post each week!

  • http://theindolentcook.blogspot.com/ (leaf) the indolent cook

    Congratulations on the new gig! Hopping over for a read now.

  • Holly

    Love how you have taken  your passion to form a new book in your life!

  • Bee | Rasa Malaysia

    Congratulations, sounds like a fun gig. :)

  • Toby Corn

    Congrats on the PBS blog. I’m much the same, Julia and Jeff Smith were as much a baby sitter for me as were any of the other educational programs. It’s great to see new innovative chefs like yourself becoming the culinary catalyst for the next generation of budding gourmets!

  • http://www.pastrychefonline.com/ onlinepastrychef

    Congratulations, Marc–well deserved. Looking forward to reading your posts over there.

  • http://inthekitchenwithkath.com Kath

    That’s super, Marc! I’m headed over to check it out.

  • Kaliis

    Congratulations!  Love the post, especially since Chuka Soba is one of my favorite things.  And also Good Luck with your commenters over there at PBS.  They seem a little extra nit-picky.  

  • http://www.TheWifeofADairyman.blogspot.com Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman

    Congratulations!  You always do an amazing job with your posts and I always enjoy them:)

  • Rhonda

    How do you do it all?  Very exciting, PBS is a fabulous forum!  I’ll be adding it to my Google reader!

  • Anh Truong

    Congrats, Marc!  It’s so great that you’ve been able to parlay your love of food into a new career.

  • Spinachtiger

    Congratulations on the PBS gig. That is so exciting. 

  • Tara O’Brady

    Congratulations! It’ll be great to be able to read you on PBS – best of luck with the new column!

  • http://thelittlekitchen.net Julie

    Very cool, congratulations, Marc!!

  • Eliotseats.com

    I have similar memories of PBS. Remember “The Frugal gourmet”? Congrats on the new writing venture.


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