How I Roll: “She’s So Rock Steady BAM A LAM & She’s ALWAYS Ready Bam A LAm”

So yesterday was the big Next Food Network Star Season 6 audition, I started filling out the 11 page application & was mortified at the last 3 pages loaded with all this legal jargon. Something along the line of using my likeness & owning whatever I submit… I was MORTIFIED! When I started Single Serving I originally just wanted to film my audition for NFNS Season 5 & submit that, but a director/friend of mine really encouraged me & said there was no need to go the reality show route I could create a show & film it ourselves.

Well we did. Single Serving pilot number 1 was no bueno. It was shot wide the entire time, the lighting & sound was off & I was not coming across confident AT ALL & really the animated intro my bestie Shannon made in Australia kicked our attempt at a pilot’s arse! My editor at the time Mike didn’t want to put his name on it & said either we shoot it again or he can shoot it. Mike is an incredible director check out some of his work on youtube here uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum YEAH this was a no brainer. I reshot it with Mike. He understood the vision & was so incredibly involved with the process. He got 3 cameras, lights, makeup & Martha Stewart’s sound guy… mind you I only paid for tape & the food.
I couldn’t be luckier to have Mike in my life I am SO proud of this project, my baby has a daddy all I ever want to do is show Single Serving to the world! Unfortunately Padma Lakshmi, whom I have known for years, she was in my acting class. I called her when I was in NYC after Obama’s Inauguration to talk to her about Single Serving, well… NBC announced on July 21st that they have signed a development deal with Padma to star in her own sitcom about a single girl trying to make it in the culinary world aptly titled “Single Serving” I could FRIGGIN’ DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEE!!!! Coincidence? Man Hollywood is so damn unoriginal & desperate sometimes, I can’t further comment on this but you get the gist I’ll keep you posted at a further date.
With that being said there was no way I was going to go to this NFNS audition, this is my baby, beside my dog Divi this is ALL that I’ve got. I posted my apprehension on Facebook, check out thee most incredible friends the good Lord can ever bless a girl with, I swear shoes & Jesus have NEVER failed me:

Manouschka Guerrier still hasn’t figured out whether I’ll go to the Next Food Network Star auditions today, thank God I bought my tix to Atlanta based on the audition date over there… UGH! I don’t like not knowing what to do.

Yesterday at 8:22am · ·

Donna Hurrle
Donna Hurrle
DO IT!!! You would be perfect for that show. Please promise that you’ll go?
Yesterday at 8:30am · Delete
Brooke Bacon Deninno
Brooke Bacon Deninno
you said you’d go??? You Gotta ♥
Yesterday at 8:31am · Delete
Mike Greaves
Mike Greaves
go get it innnnnnn dear
Yesterday at 8:33am · Delete
Manouschka Guerrier
Manouschka Guerrier
I know but after looking at the 11 page application (3 of those loaded with all this legal jargon) they can use my likeness, my ideas, own the rights to whatever I submit & even my blog whether they pick me or not, it’s very much like the American Idol application. I’m not the kind of contestant that just wants to be on FN & figures out their culinary point of view along the way, I have an entire season planned already, a title & a clear cut vision to propose… I’m so confused.
Yesterday at 8:37am · Delete

Manouschka Guerrier
check out the application here, I’d REALLY appreciate your input:http://www.foodnetwork.com/nfns-6-casting-call-upload/package/index.html
Yesterday at 8:40am · Delete
Norma Maldonado-Buha
Norma Maldonado-Buha
go for it. Keep the good stuff for when you are on the show. Don’t give them everything upfront.
Yesterday at 8:41am · Delete
William Rhoten
William Rhoten
Protect your ideas— don’t commit to something that sounds more like ownership than opportunity
Yesterday at 8:46am · Delete
Mieke Fleure Ritorto
Mieke Fleure Ritorto
WTF! Do the paperwork on the plane! Do it girl! Do it! You are good enough. YOU deserve this!
Yesterday at 8:46am · Delete
Mike Greaves
Mike Greaves
ya I say ur confused n SCARED HAHA. They r going to have the same Legal Jargon waiting for u in the ATL.
go check out see what its all about. Get one of ur Lawyer friends to look it over.
Yesterday at 8:47am · Delete
Sheryl Myrick-Hinton
Sheryl Myrick-Hinton
Go for it!! You’ll look back & regret it if you don’t give it a shot……
Yesterday at 8:48am · Delete
Jenna White Spiegelman
Jenna White Spiegelman
OMG DOOOOOO IITTTTTTTT!!! Good luck and keep us posted on what you decide to do. :0)
Yesterday at 8:50am · Delete
Erik Schneider
Erik Schneider
This is a no brainer. As the others said, don’t give them anything up front to protect yourself and just be your awesome self and let your personality fast track you to single serving on FN. Seriously, that douche Guy Fieri is a big star now, and he can’t even cook! You are a shoe in!
Yesterday at 8:51am · Delete
Norma Maldonado-Buha
Norma Maldonado-Buha
Hey, when you book it and are on the show can I come in as a guest and cook Puerto Rican food?? I have a good feeling about this. I thunk you’re fear is more success based than not.
Yesterday at 8:53am · Delete
Brooke Bacon Deninno
Brooke Bacon Deninno
I didnt read all the above but, my take is they wont use your stuff unless they use? Dont be scared….u r awsome! & you can do it! If you dont try u may regret it? I went way way out on a limb years ago when MS teamed up w/ DT & went to step one of audition’s. Never got past first group interview, but even that was fun! So, have a friend help with the BS paper work & jump on that plane sista!!!!! ♥
Yesterday at 9:00am · Delete
Brooke Bacon Deninno
Brooke Bacon Deninno
ps. okay, just read other comments & I have to say I also think everything Erik S. says should be your new Mantra~! 😉
Yesterday at 9:02am · Delete
Marlu A Soria
Marlu A Soria
i get your hesitation, but right now, you’re attached to a “what if” in the future that may or may not occur. get off it!
BE COMMITTED to what you *CREATE* your future to be & not attached to some probable/ probable not outcome. does this mean that you won’t have to compromise? not at all. you think anyone who plays big in life gets it exactly the way they envision it? and who’s to say that you share your life & what you’re up to w/ someone, they see a missing that you were blind to before & that further propels you to an expanded greatness?!!
YOU get to say what your life looks like.
YOU get to say what holds you back.
and YOU get to say that, yes, these are the things that have me scared, apprehensive, worried & great! it is what it is. Read More
Yesterday at 9:05am · Delete
Lillian Johnson
Lillian Johnson
Do it…you’ll do great!!!!!
Yesterday at 9:05am · Delete
Nkenge Berry-Owens
Nkenge Berry-Owens
I understand why you have pause I say do want feels soild and best in you spirit.
Yesterday at 9:05am · Delete
Michelle Baker
Michelle Baker
DO IT DO IT…i dare you!!! Plus the last two people who have won, have been awful.. We need someone good to root for.
Yesterday at 10:13am · Delete
Dana Kroll West
Dana Kroll West
OMG you TOTALLY need to do it!!! EVERY Time I see the show I think of you and I think you will bring something amazing to the table!!!!!!
Yesterday at 10:18am · Delete
J'aime Arcaini Settle
Yesterday at 10:32am · Delete
Dawn Johnson
Dawn Johnson
Do it ! Then call me when you get to Atl
Yesterday at 10:50am · Delete
Stephanie Zorn
Yesterday at 12:07pm · Delete
Danielle Thompson-Leandre
Danielle Thompson-Leandre
Chick you are to multi-talented not share to share it with the world. You were blessed with so many gifts. I have faith that you can do it! I will say a pray for you! Now go and rock their world it’s time for some Haitian talent and some special seasonings. Good luck!!!!
Yesterday at 12:13pm · Delete
Zak Zwerin
Zak Zwerin
GIT YER ASS THERE
Yesterday at 2:01pm · Delete

I went for a hike with Mimi, who happened to have just graduated from Law School, & I seriously drove her up a wall she was kind enough to set my mind at ease she looked over the paperwork & even contacted her Entertainment Lawyer friend over at MTV & since we watched Julie & Julia (review to come later) MAN the Culinary Goddesses were smiling on me, Mimi made me Julia’s salade nicoise


AND… waiting for me at the front door was my new baby, Bettie Page aka Black Bettie. I’ve been looking for a pink or blue LC fondue, I found a light blue one for SUPER cheap & matched my blue line but then saw this:
The fact it has a lid & is multi functional & I can use as a cocotte as well was the major selling point. Yes I know this is a Staub, so it’s going to stand out in my star studded cupboard of LC’s but that’s what I love about it the most, like Bettie Page a true stand out. It’s SO damn sexy like her & I LOVE the spikes under the lid, like all of her stilettos she’s named perfectly.
She got a little dinged on the shipping, the woman I bought it from kindly refunded me a portion of the price & it has imperfections like both Bettie & I do & my favorite perfectly flawed pink LC “Mimi”

I saved $150 on this purchase, brand new $54, never used, I could not be any happier!
After hours of deliberating & really feeling the love from the day, literally 45 minutes before the audition ended, I decided to go. I threw on a fantastic Helmet Lang dress & threw my DVD into my purse & headed off to the Saddle Ranch. I waited for 3 hours, over 250 people showed up & guess who was sitting directly from me across the room? My director/friend that shot the original Single Serving pilot… FAR OUT!
He too is an incredible cook, a brilliant writer & Haitian. We haven’t spoken since but remained Facebook friends. I love to keep up with his writing & he’s tagged me on a couple of his entries. I waved hello to him & he came over. We hugged & wished each other luck. He was 2 people ahead of me & the CRAZIEST part is we both interviewed with Amy Donegan (sp?)
She is so pretty & bubbly & had this super easy way about her I settled right into the interview . She’s adorable. We chatted like a couple of girlfriend’s who hadn’t seen each other in a while but with the greatest of ease picked up right where we left off & the next thing you know my hand was down my purse & without hesitation I handed over my baby. She squealed with excitement… the sound snapped me out of my happy haze just laughing it up with Amy & I panicked… “CRAP! I am taking a huge risk here” I told her. She replied “are you kidding me, I am SO glad you brought this, I will watch it tonight!” Long story short…. she just called me 20 minutes ago
stay tuned….

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By Brookester on August 12th, 2009 at 2:05 am

I luv the Slime photo!!! I'm thinkin u use it for the back jacket on your 1st Cookbook!?!!!

 

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