I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’ve been a media whore the past couple of months. In June, there was the appearance on KCRW’s Good Food radio show coverage of the Que’n For Kids BBQ contest, which you can podcast. Also from this event was Eddie Lin’s video of me making a bacon explosion.
Then my pal Neil of Bigmista’s BBQ gets the front page of the LA Times Food section, and a quote of mine gets used in it. Through this article and the sidebar story on Neil’s favorite websites (ahem, one of them is mine), someone from San friggin Diego found out about my Smoking 101 class and enrolled. Talk about media reach!
Last week, my photo ran in the TV Guide because I auditioned in February for the new Gordon Ramsay show that premiered this past Tuesday. Although I didn’t make the final selection, the producers chose my photo for their media promo package. The premise of this game show is 50 amateur cooks compete for the silly title of MasterChef and a $250,000 prize. No, I didn’t wanna be on your stupid Fox network show anyway! Thanks for nothing, Ramsay.
Moving forward now, here’s the biggest secret – I’ll be on Season 2 of BBQ Pitmasters, backing up Bigmista along with our teammate Sylvie. We’re competing against three formidable opponents: Johnny Trigg, DivaQ, and Big Poppa Smokers. The show let the cat out of the bag this week by releasing the preview video, so I guess it’s safe to say my team is featured without breaking the nondisclosure agreement. Tivo TLC on August 12, and you’ll see how we did.