yeah, I totally took a photo of the TV. Let’s celebrate with a sale

October 21, 2011 |  Category:   press the biz

Mark’s the kind of guy who randomly finds himself on TV (by comparison, I have never been on TV and I’ve lived in NYC most of my life). Within 3 months of moving here way back in the 90s, he was randomly videotaped by a news crew coming out the doors of the train, and one day he saw himself on a news story about subways. That clip got a lot of mileage because he saw that same clip on other Subway stories a few more times. During his time as a Pastry Chef, he did some cooking demos for news shows – you know, where you see a chef on TV cook a dish in under 3 minutes for the “lifestyle” segment or whatever. And then of course, there have been some other brief sightings for the few times our business has been featured on TV.

On tuesday night we tuned into the Cooking Channel’s United Tastes of America’s show about cookies not really knowing what kind of footage we’d see. Well, rather than the usual 30 second mention, they showed the host chatting with Mark at the Brooklyn Flea for quite a few minutes about the Massaman Curry Peanut Butter Sandwiches and the Chocolate Chili Cashew Biscotti. The clip was long enough for me to go get my camera and snap like a million screenshots. Of course Mark and I sort of watched with eyes half closed. You ever watch or hear yourself speaking? It’s nervewracking!!

So we’re doing a Fall sale on our Etsy store. You can use code FALLSALE to get 15% off your entire order. [edit: The Sale is now over. Thanks everyone!]

And lastly, I was interviewed on Donny Tsang’s Great Food Photos. Go check out the site and read about other great food photographers. This interview was particularly fun because for once, it wasn’t about cookies or parenting!

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  • caroline October 21, 2011 at 2:52 am

    ooh congratulations Mark on his latest TV appearance! I love the massaman curry peanut butter sandwich!! It was my favorite.

  • Amanda October 21, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I got so excited when I saw that you were having a sale and went over to Etsy to get pumpkin sandwich cookies only to find that they are sold out. =(

  • Sylvie October 21, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Excellent! Just purchased a few things, I figure a sale is the best time to experiment with the awesome sweets that I’ve desired from afar…

  • Jenna October 21, 2011 at 10:24 am

    @amanda they are relisted! Please check back!

  • Amanda October 21, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Thanks! I’m excited to try them. =)

  • Atsuko October 21, 2011 at 10:50 am

    It must have been so cool to you Mark on the TV! Thank you for informing the sale code. I am excited to check out the fall sale:)

  • Ula October 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    How awesome!
    I used to watch United Tastes of America before I moved to UK and it would be great to see your husband on TV knowing him from your blog:)

  • Audrie October 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I saw that the other night and thought it was so great! Congrats! I’ve seen myself on TV and it’s horrifying lol

  • m October 21, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    The host of United Taste’s of America looks a lot like the TMZ guy in that screen shot. Thank goodness I was wrong!

    Congratulations on appearing on the Cooking Channel!

  • diamondkelt October 21, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    That’s awesome, what did Mark think of it? On the same note I feel the same way when I hear myself on voicemail these days…I sound like a total dweeb lol

  • lori October 22, 2011 at 1:56 am

    that’s lucky you were home to see (and photo) it. my daughter is in commercials and i’ve done the same thing, if i’m there to see it!

  • kimia kline October 22, 2011 at 8:56 am

    haaah! i love this. similar thing always happens with my husband. and now that we’re in india and he’s the only blonde arround, bollywood is like a legit option.

  • Marisa and Creative Thursday October 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    that is awesome!! congrats to you and Mark! ps i totally took a photo of my art work on TV and posted to the blog 😉

  • Annie From Seattle October 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Those curry cookies deserve a show of their own. Just saying’.

  • Sarah October 24, 2011 at 12:37 am

    You have an amazing business and adorable kids, but you make your life sound so miserable and hard. Why?! So many would love to have a life like yours.

  • Jenna October 24, 2011 at 12:51 am

    @sarah Hmmm, that’s interesting….I don’t see anything about making my life sound miserable and hard here in these paragraphs…

  • sarah {not cranky sarah above} October 24, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Congrats on the food network bit, how exciting! Although, I must admit I’d freak out at just the thought of seeing myself on tv… Mark is brave! I wish I had cable just for a day so I could have watched this segment. Does anyone know if it’s online anywhere???

  • Jenna October 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    @sarah, I don’t think the clips are available online unfortunately, unless someone decides to upload them to youtube…

  • paula October 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    girl I so hear you on the ‘farm fail’ thing…everything is so crowded. Taking a pumpkin home and just carving it is less stressful. Beautiful shots as always. Pls let me know if you create a ‘grab button’ for your Mixed Race Project. I’d love to share you on my blog.