Thursday, February 03, 2011

Anyone With An In At Food Network?

A few years ago, my father was sitting at my kitchen counter watching me prepare dinner. "You know what would be the perfect job for you?" he teased. "Host of your own cooking show. Everyone I know would turn in to watch."

It was a silly comment made quickly but I have thought about it ever since. That would be the perfect job for me. Spending all day in beautifully designed kitchen, whipping and mixing and tasting, making my audience laugh and love the meal I've created. That would be heavenly for me. I love having people in our home, I love preparing food for people who appreciate it. I love the smells of ingredients sizzling and grilling and blending to perfection. I love everything about it. And along with food, I love people. How fun would it be to banter with people who laugh at my silliness and enjoy it all as much as I do? And then sit with them to eat something fabulous?

I could be the next Giada!

With less cleavage.

Isn't it funny how a small comment can make you think and think and think? He said it because he knows me well and wants what I want and maybe someday, I'll do it. Revamp this kitchen, create the island of my dreams and turn on the camera. That would be something.

Abigail Seymour Photography via Style Me Pretty


Thanks Pop. I'll see what I can do.

11 comments:

dandee said...

You could definitely do it! While at ALT I chatted with Kelsey Nixon from "Kelsey's Essentials" on the Cooking Channel (owned by Food Network). She was darling. Maybe that's your in? I'll see what I can do... ;)

PRP said...

I've been following Kelsy for quite some time..she's a doll. What an exciting time for her this is!

superbrad9 said...

less cleavage? maybe less cleavage showing....but overall???? ;)

::lindsay said...

hahahahahahha! Funny Brad!

I think you would be fabulous at that. It reminds me of Oprah where she's always talking about picking something you are passionate about. You should seriously look into that.

I'd totally watch! But, could I come over and sample too?!

Tana said...

Hey, you hook me up with Michael Buble and I'll try and hook you up with Guy Fieri or something, Rachael Ray maybe?? You're awesome Karen! I'd totally watch too.

karen★ said...

you SHOULD! that would be the funnest job ever. you are hotter than giada any day....& far more approachable!

AOlson said...

I would SO watch!!! Brad's comment-too funny!! You would be so good at that Karen!! You know, the Food Network is always doing reality cooking contests and some of those guys even get their own show. You could SO go on one of those and WIN!! How fun would that be!!

Jenn said...

I hate the getting it out of the clouds and getting it in to action part. But you are a go get em kind of girl and I believe in you! Good luck!

tharker said...

Do it! I'll watch and one day when you're the next Giada (with less cleavage...) I can say, "She's my friend!!!"

Brad's comment = hilarious!

Kelly said...

I can totally see you hosting your own cooking show! Just promise me you'll wear your new apron!:)

Amy said...

Maile and I have it all worked out. Her friend is watching her kids, and my parents are taking my kids. Woo hoo!!!