Some of you may remember that I was down in LA in late March. I can finally tell you what I was doing down there as the TV episode I was shooting will air in less than a month. I was flown out there to shoot an episode of Grill It With Bobby Flay for the Food Network.
My tweets at the time were cryptic because I was sworn to secrecy, but it was awesome in a surreal kind of way and and experience I really wanted to share with you guys. That’s why I wrote a bunch of musings, in 140 characters or less, from the set of Grill It. Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can share the “tweets” with you:-) Consider it a preview of my episode that airs at 10:30am on August 1st, 2010. Set your DVR’s and enjoy the behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like shooting a TV episode.
Sunday March 28th
7:03 am Just rolled out of bed, my ride to the show will be here in less than an hour.
8:12 am Pulling up to a wooded enclave in Beverly Hills, looks like we’re shooting in someone’s home.
8:56 am Just stepped out onto the “set” and there’s a swimming pool with a view over LA, flowers an pollen everywhere… uh oh.
9:21 am Just shot intro, allergies are starting to kick in, time for some Benedryl.
9:39 am Bobby is totally down to earth, and quite the comedian.
10:15 am Benedryl is starting to kick in, time for some RedBull.
_10:28 am _I’m a lot less nervous than I thought I’d be. This further proves my theory that cooking is therapeutic.
10:46 am Just asked for lip balm and someone appeared to put it on me, I could get used to this.
11:42 am Everyone keeps telling me I’m doing good and that my food looks great, my head might float away if I keep getting these compliments.
11:51 am Impressive how organized everyone is given how many people are running about.
12:17 pm First RedBull is wearing off, time to have another.
1:09 pm That second RedBull was a bad idea, my hands are starting to shake, but no matter, I’m DONE!
2:08 pm In a towncar headed to LAX, my brain feels about 1000lbs lighter.
3:05 pm At the airport having an $8 Sam Adams, life is good.