Feed Your Adventure

NYC is home to more than 8 million people and it’s not the first place that comes to mind when I think of outdoor adventure. That is until I had my day of adventure with Clif Bar making NYC a happening hub for outdoor adventure....

Episode 3 Food Network Star

Moroccan Feast & Tastemakers Wow, three episodes down already. Going into this week I wanted to work on a few things. First - be relaxed on camera; second - smile more. I felt a lot of pressure after the prior week's so-so presentation and knew I...

Episode 2 Food Network Star

Food Network Star Kitchen, Red Food, Podcasts & Proud Bird Well, I made it to episode 2! After a grueling episode 1, we made our way across the country to LA to start filming episode 2 at The Culver Studios. The logo that dreams are made...

My Top 3 Summer Cocktails

Endless days, sandy beaches, long nights and al fresco dining: yes, the summer season is here. My desire to kick back with a cocktail is stronger than ever this time of year and lucky for you, I’ve got just what you need. There’s nothing nicer than a delicious cold...

The 5 hidden truths of Reality TV Cooking Shows

1. It’s as crazy as it looks I often get asked, “How real are cooking shows?” Well, the truth is a cooking competition is always intense, scary, dramatic, and nerve-racking. Even after winning two of Food Network’s highly rated shows, Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay, I was still nervous going into Food...