This has been one of those exciting albeit crazy weeks....We found a new house on the east side in Shaker Heights...I verbally committed to a publisher for the book...and we are in the process of pitching a new show to the Food Network...Oh, where to start!!
First off, the house. Liz has wanted to move east for awhile now to be a little closer to her sister Mare. For me it doesnt really matter where we live..but a happy Liz is a happpy Michael..lol. That being said, alot of my close friends live east so that is a added bonus, as is being closer to some of my favorite restaurants like Fire and Red. The only drawback is the airport is a bit of a hike now and we are not so close to our parents which is a bummer. The real shitty thing about all of this is that we just got got our current house finished and know I am going to have to live through constuction again, which truly sucks ass...for lack of better terms!!! So if anyone is looking for a house with a truly pimped out kitchen, feel free to drop me a line.
Next, I am really excited about the book. The working title is Symon Says "Live to Cook" and it will be made up of recipes and stories from my life in food. Michael Ruhlman will be helping me with the writing and Donna will be doing the photography, which has me very excited. I hope the book comes out on paper as good as it is in my head.
Lastly, I had a great meeting with zero pt zero the other week. They are the production company that does Bourdains show. We are working on a show to pitch the food network. I'm hoping it can be edgy but still educational and can break from the usual format of chef behind counter cooking food. These guys are obviously great at what they do... hell, they even make Bourdain look good, which is no easy feat!!
Couple questions for you guys...What do you love and hate about cooking shows and books
One more thing..the shirts are really close and should be on the site within two weeks..and they are wicked!!
Live to cook, ms