Thursday, September 20, 2007

Is the Food Network Ready for TVP and the Nooch?

Here's how it went:

My call back time was at 11am at the Food Network Executive offices in Los Angeles. I finally got called in at 11:45am.

NO KITCHEN! Just a 36 inch round table with a black table cloth on it. The casting producer from Monday was the only one there.

He, first, had me do a 5 minute on camera interview. Then it was demo time, and yes he taped it. He said, okay, you have 3-4 minutes...I was like WHOA! 'Cause he told me 10 minutes on I was a little nervous to squish it all in in 4 minutes without it sounding rushed, or me talking too fast, but I think I did okay.

He told me it was no longer up to him, and that he would edit my entire video and interview down to 3 minutes total and then send it out to New York. The executive producers take it from there and we should find out in 1-2 months.

For what it's worth, he told me I had the best vegetarian demo he had seen so far...but he could say that to everyone.

So, I will keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best. If nothing else, at least I tried and have had this experience.

Is the food network ready for TVP and the Nooch?

Western Bacon Cheeseburger


radioactivegan said...

Good luck, Joni! If I had cable, I'd definitely watch you on the food network.

Anonymous said...

Wohoo, good luck!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness gracious - I will definitely keep my fingers crossed for you!! as much as I enjoy watching food network (guilty pleasure), it irritates me SO much how vegan-unfriendly (and even vegetarian-unfriendly) they are!! the food network better GET ready for TVP and the Nooch!!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I hope they're ready!

Anonymous said...

wishing you the best !!!

Julie said...

YAY! You go girl!!

If you get on Food Network, I am totally getting cable ;)

aTxVegn said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and the rest of the veg world!

bazu said...

the food network doesn't know what it's missing if they don't snatch you up! Good luck!!

Hilary said...

oh my gosh! the food network better be ready for nooch and TVP! i'm wishing you the best and keeping my fingers crossed! the food network needs a vegan show :)

MeloMeals said...

omg, that is so awesome!! I hope so much that you get a show!!

BTW, I got your cookbook the other day and I love it. I never follow recipes, but love reading cookbooks. I set out, determined to make your meatloaf today, but of course am incapable of following a recipe. It was still very good.. (I used poultry seasoning instead of cumin, around 1 T, several T toasted sesame oil, oats to bind instead of gluten and added nooch and mustard for half the ketchup.. and bbq sauce on top..).. but I promise, that I will make it like you wrote. I can tell your recipes are good just by looking at them. I was just too damn lazy to goto my basement to bring up more gluten.. hehe.

Jenni (aka Vegyogini) said...

Are they seriously auditioning for a vegan show? Everything I've heard from them is that "middle America wouldn't possibly watch a vegan cooking show." Good for you for breaking them down and congratulations on your audition!

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