Friday, October 20, 2006

Coming soon on Channel 10...

I’m scheduled to appear on Rochester's Channel 10 (NBC) on Monday morning. People from the station will arrive at my house at 4:30 a.m.! I’ll be on at various times from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. I honestly don't know how the morning news people work such ungodly hours.

I have been asked if I contact the newspapers and TV stations about contests. The answer is NO - never! The PR people from the cooking contests are the ones who contact the media, because one of the reasons they hold the contests is to get publicity. Since much of my career has been in public relations, I'm pretty empathetic with the contest PR people and I try to be as accommodating as I can.

Anyway, Channel 10 asked me to talk about the contests I’ve been in and give advice for people who want to enter cooking contests. They also asked me to demonstrate recipes that show how I develop a recipe for contests. I had to give this some thought because I don’t want to give away recipe ideas that I think have potential. I settled on cheesecakes because I did a lot of cheesecake testing for a contest a little over a year ago, and one of the recipes just won a smaller prize.

This means, however, that the weekend is going to be busier than expected. I’ll bake two cheesecakes, because you can’t cut and eat a cheesecake right out of the oven. One of the recipes will need tinkering from the original submission. But the big thing is that I’ll have to clean, and I sure do hate to clean. I’d much rather be writing for Rah Cha Chow ... but that may not happen between now and then!

6 comments:

Joe said...

You are certainly a busy lady Tracy! Do you know if they will have a webcast of this at all? I would love to see it!

Karen Buck said...

Cool, Tracy! I'll probably actually be up during that period, as rising time is between 6 and 7 a.m. around here (well, the children rise, and we slump half-conscious on the couch next to them and watch PBS). So I'll have to tune them into channel 10 instead and it will redeem my sleep-deprived morning :)

Tracy said...

Joe, I honestly don't know. I haven't been on that particular station before. If there's a Webcast, and if I'm not too embarrassed by how I did, I'll post a link. :-)

Tracy said...

Karen, you and I must have been posting at the same time.

Please don't deprive your darlings of PBS for me! I couldn't take the guilt!

The preschool age is such a mixed blessing, isn't it? I adore the cute little ones that we get at Wickham Farms. Some of them give me hugs and a little guy even gave me a smooch the other day (I gave him a cheek -- gotta be careful these days). On the other hand, I remember those days with little ones could get really long -- especially when they started at 6 am. My Aunt Cathy once said that when the kids are little, the days seem like years and as they get older the years go by like days. I think she was right on the money.

Joe said...

Thanks Tracy! I'll be waiting to see how it went in the mean time!

Tracy said...

Getting back to Joe...
The Web address of the station is www.10nbc.com, but I'd be surprised if they posted a Webcast. It doesn't look like they post very many, and I would think I'd be low on the priority list. But you can go there to see our home boy making it big, Teddy Geiger, performing on Regis and Kelly! That's much better than watching me!

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