Mason did a great job and learned a ton! He had to deal with major changes to what he had rehearsed, the swapping of ingredients that, in this case, work the same, but he didn't understand what was there for him to use (they put Tamari - dark soy sauce - out in place of his soy sauce, that would have been okay if it were in a clear glass bowl, but they left it in the bottle and the label Tamari threw him.), and he couldn't use his frying pan that we brought with us so he could do his fancy flipping of the crepe. I'm not sure the Lisa Oz show is going to shine him in his best light with all the changes they made, but if nothing else, it is these early experiences that will help him do better, stronger cooking demos for television in the future. The production team at Connecticut Style treated him wonderfully and even let him sit in the control room to see how the "other" side works.
While we were in CT, we met up with Jim and JK (Dave's sister and her husband) for lunch and then took the train back to Grand Central Station. WOW! What a place that is! There are just too many things to share in one e-mail but suffice it to say, we had a ball! We went to FAO Schwartz, Times Square, Central Park (where I had a lovely chat with Don Cheadle), we rode the subway, went to China Town, Chelsea Market, had dinner at the famous Jekyll & Hyde Restaurant, and we were given tickets to see Spiderman on Broadway...orchestra seats, it was amazing! Mason made sure to eat plenty of New York street food, check out this two minute video of him eating his way through NYC!
Now we are back to school and work...in addition to getting ready for Mason's many upcoming appearances; channel 31 on May 9, The Strawberry Festival on May 11 & 12, the Spring Home Show on May 18, and then the Sonoma Fair in June and the State Fair in July. It's busy, but we have plenty of fun, too! If you want to come to one of these events, we usually get a few freebies (tickets), let me know. Happy Monday, with lots of love.