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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Steamy Kitchen on Daytime TV!


I’ve been so excited all weekend that I just couldn’t focus or concentrate on anything other than making the pile of chocolates and wine in my home disappear as quickly as possible, leftover from this segment last week on CBS:

A week before, I got an email from the producer of Daytime television show, a program that’s syndicated in many major markets across the U.S, asking if I’d like to come in a shoot a segment.

They shoot in Tampa, actually in the same building as The Tampa Tribune, the newspaper that I write a weekly column for. In fact, they are OWNED by the same company, Media General.

Anyways, apprently I did a fantastic job, because a couple hours after I left the studio, I got an email from the producer asking if I’d come back as a regular on the show.


My stomach just flipped again as I typed that.

Hosts Cyndi and Dave:


The Daytime studio kitchen:


The show is taped a day or two in advance, so we taped on Friday and it will air in different markets either Tuesday or Wednesday. I made Chinese Sausage Fried Rice for a 4 minute segment.


Does the show air in your town?

And you can see me if you’re in San Francisco, Tampa Bay, Las Vegas, Atlanta, St. Louis, Austin….well the list is long, here’s the whole list of markets. My cooking segment will be on 2-3 times a month, and it’s totally perfect. I LOVE doing short segments where I get to interact with the show hosts – it’s so much more fun than just me by myself in the kitchen. I gotta tell you, this journey is so much fun. Who knew that a little food blog I created 2 years ago would blossom into a massive career?

Another highlight – I got to meet this wonderful person – can you guess how old she is?


Jackie Silver of Aging Backwards is 50 frickin’ years old!!!! REALLY. I have more wrinkles on my forehead than she does on her body. Jackie and I connected via Twitter (which by the way you MUST get on, because I’ll tell ya that 80% of the amazing career opportunities have come from meeting people on Twitter.) Anyways, Jackie has been a regular on Daytime for the past 3 years and she met up with me in the studio to give me support and hang out. Love her.


I’d love to know if the show airs in your town!

53 Responses to “Steamy Kitchen on Daytime TV!”

  1. katie — 2/15/09 @ 11:53 am

    Congratulations Jaden, so excited for you! I hope I can catch it in my area, I bet you are a natural!

  2. Nila Rosa — 2/15/09 @ 12:32 pm

    Congratulations! :) You have had quite a journey the past few years. Watch out food network!

    The show doesn’t air here. Can we watch it online?

  3. Bren — 2/15/09 @ 12:34 pm

    get.it.girl!! what a great way to start the year! how awesome. i’ll make sure to tune in here in hotlanta… congrats a mil times ova! i can’t wait to share some similar with you.

    and did u finish the chocolate and wine?!?!

  4. Not airing here in New England! Dammit. I hope you will be posting the videos for those of us who can’t see it!

  5. Janet — 2/15/09 @ 12:48 pm

    Yeah,, Phoenix is on the list!! I’ve got Twitter, but it confuses the heck out of me! What am I missing?!

  6. Meg — 2/15/09 @ 2:21 pm

    Wow, congratulations! It definitely shows you will be on KIRO (pronounced like the abbreviation for chiropractor)! Alas, it’s from 9-10 am, but hey, that’s what DVR is for.

  7. How freaking cool!!! Congratulations!

  8. Phoo-D — 2/15/09 @ 3:06 pm

    That is so fantastic Jaden! What a wonderful opportunity. Only a short skip and jump and next thing you know you’ll be on the Today show as a regular! You have such wonderful food and a personality to match that it is no wonder they’ve signed you on!

  9. toontz — 2/15/09 @ 3:42 pm

    Wow, how cool is that? Congratulations!!!

  10. Single Guy Chef — 2/15/09 @ 3:53 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve never heard of this show but if it’s in San Francisco, I’ll definitely program my VCR (yes, I’m old school) to tape it! :)

  11. Nathan — 2/15/09 @ 4:39 pm

    Buffalo, 10-11am. I’ll be watching. Congratulations!

  12. finsbigfan — 2/15/09 @ 6:33 pm

    Congrats!!! Have never seen the show but will watch ya girl. Tampa Bay WFLA.

  13. Gourmet Traveller — 2/15/09 @ 6:58 pm

    Hi Jaden, so glad to be your witness to your great achievement on live the other day, behind the scene in the studio. Wishing you more successes in the days to come.

  14. daphne — 2/15/09 @ 7:28 pm

    Jaden! That’s wonderful news indeed. Cookbook, day time tv-what will u be up to next?
    =) Keep rocking!

  15. Congratulations, that is sensational! It is things like this that make me wish I had a TV, if only for the show!

  16. Murasaki Shikibu — 2/15/09 @ 8:18 pm

    Wish I could see this but I’m in the wrong part of the world….but I still have your blog so I guess it’s not that bad…

  17. Kristen M. — 2/15/09 @ 9:13 pm

    Congratulations. I can’t wait to see what you cook up.

  18. veron — 2/15/09 @ 9:56 pm

    Ah…I am so proud to be sisters-in-company with you too. Congratulations!!

  19. Arlene — 2/15/09 @ 11:49 pm

    Hey Jaden Congrats! So excited cause I have the show on in my shop everyday in Lutz! Best of luck to ya and can’t wait to see what ya come up with next!

  20. Rasa Malaysia — 2/16/09 @ 12:00 am

    This is so cool…hook me up in the future when you need a guest appearance. ;)

  21. Hélène — 2/16/09 @ 12:13 am

    Would love to watch it in Canada.


  22. Angie — 2/16/09 @ 12:29 am

    Congrats Jaden! You are officially our “Superstar” foodies! Were you nervous at all? (I mean during the shoot?)

  23. jay — 2/16/09 @ 2:02 am

    Congratulations, Jaden, but WTF?!? Isn’t Chicago supposed to be a decent sized food-centric city? I’m gonna need you to throw your (proverbial) weight around here!

    Keep up the great, creative recipes. I’ve learned more than just my fair share of recipes from you, including speed tips and kitchen tricks in general. Thanks a bunch!

  24. Happy Cook — 2/16/09 @ 4:06 am

    Congragulation jaden you are living up all our dreams.

  25. Susie — 2/16/09 @ 11:09 am

    That is so awesome!!! I am extremely happy for you!!! I’ll try and see if I can catch you on there!!!

  26. Banzai — 2/16/09 @ 2:50 pm


  27. Yolanda — 2/16/09 @ 5:35 pm

    Jaden –

    Congratulations! I am so excited for you.


  28. Nan — 2/16/09 @ 6:27 pm

    Congratulations Jaden, as I’ve said before, well deserved.

  29. Chez US — 2/16/09 @ 7:58 pm


    We are so excited for you!! We just watched the video & we are thrilled beyond belief! This is really exciting. As well we will be able to watch in SF! Can’t wait for the first episode!

    I just starting following Jackie as well. I could use some tips on how to age backwards with 42 creeping up on my quickly!

  30. chunky — 2/16/09 @ 9:13 pm

    yay! i knew you’d make a career on tv- congratulations on your new adventure! i won’t be able to watch it from where i am, but am happy for you. keep on smilin’…

  31. Tuty — 2/16/09 @ 10:24 pm

    Jaden, make sure that you let us know when your segments will air so that I can set the tape on ;-)


  32. Chuck — 2/17/09 @ 12:47 am

    Congratulations Jaden, you did a great job! Loved the video.

  33. veggiebelly — 2/17/09 @ 12:56 am

    Congrats! How exciting!

  34. Passionate Eater — 2/17/09 @ 2:49 am

    Wow, I can’t wait to watch you! I am in the SF area!

  35. passionfordecor — 2/17/09 @ 5:42 am

    Congratulations Jaden! I’m so amped for you. It’s a shame we don’t get Daytime TV here or I’d be a fan for sure!

  36. Carvedinmarble — 2/17/09 @ 8:28 am

    Dear Buddha wondering if the afterlife includes Passionfruit Caipirinhas?
    When I clicked on your link above I got an adult site popup as well. Thought you would like to know.

  37. SteamyKitchen — 2/17/09 @ 8:41 am

    Carved in Marble:
    OMG…WTF??? Looking into right now.

    Well I guess afterlife includes a lot of sex.

  38. Alta (TastyEats) — 2/17/09 @ 12:48 pm

    I am sad that we won’t be getting it here in Dallas! :( But I’m still a fan! Let’s make sure someone youtube’s it so I can catch all of the airings!

  39. PatriciaW — 2/17/09 @ 2:14 pm

    I don’t TIVO so I may never catch up but congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment.

  40. Barry — 2/17/09 @ 4:19 pm

    Congratulations! Will set the DVR tonight.

  41. Carolyn Jung — 2/17/09 @ 5:10 pm

    Way to go! I predict the “Food Network” is your next stop. ;)

  42. Paula Maack — 2/17/09 @ 8:00 pm

    Congratulations, Jaden! That’s awesome!!!

    You did a great job! You took control in a very natural way, and you’re so fun and photogenic. No wonder they want you as a regular!!

    Keep us up-to-date on your TV Sked. I look forward to your next segment.


    ~ Paula

  43. mikky — 2/17/09 @ 11:59 pm

    way to go, jaden… you certainly deserve your own segment, heck, you deserve your own show!!! :) too bad we don’t have that show here… :(

  44. Cakebrain — 2/18/09 @ 1:33 am

    congrats, Jaden! are you going to remember the little people from your blog days in a couple of years when you have your own talk show? ;P whohoo!I think I might be able to catch you on Seattle’s KIRO since I’m in Vancouver, BC CANADA!

  45. Jenny — 2/18/09 @ 8:06 am

    Wow that is something HUGE you’ve just achieved there that deserves a HUGE CONGRATTTS! Here in Australia, I’m not too sure if we have the show but I’ll check it out for sure!

  46. rita — 2/18/09 @ 1:44 pm

    oh, man! i don’t know if we’re ever going to get your show here in germany! bummer. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! you rock! another celebration, yet to be had. we’ll be sure celebrate it for you.

  47. Deb — 2/18/09 @ 5:26 pm

    That’s just GREAT news Jaden! Wish I could see it here in Southern Az, but alas, not on Cox in these parts. Maybe we’ll all get lucky and someone will post it on youtube! You go girl, the sky’s the limit now!! Between your bubbling personality, your cooking skills, and recipes, it will ALL be a hit! And then we can say, we knew you when!

  48. Gastronomer — 2/18/09 @ 6:48 pm

    Who rocks? Jaden ROCKS! WOOOOOOOOOOOT!

  49. Asianmommy — 2/18/09 @ 8:44 pm

    Wow–that’s fantastic! Congrats!

  50. Congratulations and there’s so much success headed your way! I’m really thrilled for you, can’t stop crying…
    Next up, an Emmy. I’ll be bawling like a sick baby when you receive that.

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