As many of you may know, I have been working toward hosting a cooking show.
I also dream of one day having a mobile cooking school.
I'd love to travel to parts of the world with high incidences of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer, and Heat Disease to teach folks how to cook healthy meals for themselves on a limited budget.
In the meantime, I teach, blog and go on auditions when I'm not hawking gourmet food for The Man.
I don't live to be on reality TV, but it is a popular and accessible platform where I may get some exposure and have my message heard. Reality TV Cooking shows offer prize money to the winner, which could potentially kickstart my goals.
So yes, I have applied for many. I prefer to apply online and have a one-on-one audition, but the more popular shows tend to host open calls. The process can be fun and entertaining and I have met several really amazing like-minded people. The regular series show ask applicants to to bring a dish to the call to show their talents and cooking style - essentially "[the person] on a plate".
Because I am multifaceted there are quite a range of dishes to choose from. I rely on the climate of the show, the season, and my mood to determine a dish or an outfit. Although the type of cuisine, ingredients, and cooking methods may change, the end result is always colorful, healthy, and unseemingly complicated - just like me.
This is a perfect example: Skillet Eggs.
The dish has many components - each made from scratch; prepared and seasoned separately but with a common theme. It is also healthy, colorful, and at once rustic as well as sophisticated.
With this one, it's "me" in a pan.
Because, really, does it have to be a plate?
Here is a link to the recipe for the pictured dish: