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( I didn’t take this pic. Taken & borrowed from planetgreen.com)

Okay, brace yourselves my friends.

This past week has been full of major surprises! My parents celebrated 40 years of Holy Matrimony on Saturday! My 4 siblings and I played a major Simon Says game on them, where their entire weekend was based on text messages on their phones with directions on what to do next. And I catered the dinner party for about 60.

I’ll post on that this week. Food and all.

And then my sis turns 30 TODAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISSY!!! YOU ARE THE BEST! More on that later too!

And then, folks… and then… as if the surprise for my parents were enjoying wasn’t enough, I get my own bit of surprise on Friday, too!!

I’ve been waiting for two weeks to tell you something really BIG!

You all know Emeril, right? Do we like Emeril? Do we love Emeril? I do! And even more now because…………………..


Yes, yes, yes, yes!!! I got a call on Friday while taking a much needed nap, from his production team in NY inviting me to be on his new show called “Emeril Green”, airing on the Discovery Network starting in July! The new show is themed around sustainable and organic cooking and eating!

The fab part is that it’s being shot exclusively at the Whole Foods Market in Va, very close to my parent’s house!!

How did this happen!? I submitted my pic and bio about 6 weeks ago to a call they had for real cooks. I did it knowing they were going to be shooting in Va, and since I come up so often, I thought it’d be great! I then got an email 3 weeks ago asking for an in-person interview which was taped!!!

And then the phone call!!! Wait, I already said that…okay sorry. I’m just so speechless. I’ll get all the details tomorrow (Monday), but what I do know is that I can’t fly back to Atlanta on Tuesday as scheduled b/c we start taping this week! (UPDATE ON 4/24: start shooting the week of 4/29). They’ll be coming to my house up here to interview me, get to know my fam, watch me cook something special and maybe I’ll even sing! (oh, by the way, the oxtail and coconut rice is on hold until further notice for this reason).

The second and third segment tapings will be shopping and cooking with the man, at the Whole Foods!!

Okay, I’m so geeked out about this, I can’t even get my words out right now. So, I’m going to bed, so I can think about how I’m going to give our kitchen a quick make-over tomorrow (Mami is now responsible for this)! You know, curtains have to be upgraded, as do floor mats and even some our pots! And of course I have to go buy some really cute shoes! Diane and Lys, what do you think??

More details on Wed!

So sorry for no food or recipes in over a week; and for postponing the oxtail post, again. I’ve been mad busy, as you know, so I’ve no real time to cook AND take pics, edit, etc..

Thanks for reading and I will have food soon…I promise… 🙂

Off to bed, I’m beat.

Eat well, love unapologetically, pray with true intention, and take care of yourself.

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1,839 thoughts on “BH's BEST WEEK EVER!!

  1. Bren is doing it big now days …….I always knew you had it in you. Just don’t forget us little people out here. Congrats and keep up the good work.

  2. LPC: never…i wouldn’t even be seen if it weren’t for you guys. Just make sure to tune in!

    Mike: I’m tired now. I need some sleep. Back in ATL now for a few days before I head back up. Is this what life is like for the BIG ppl? I think I could get used to it though!

    Ben: Gracias…dile a todos tu amigos, no?

    Keith: Seeing you was such a wonderful treat! I was so so so happy to reconnect. You look too good. Don’t hurt ’em!

    Nick: I’ll give you a shout out!

    Luis: My new IT guy–ur too sweet…Was I sippin’ on something when we met? God, I hope not…! Rachel quien? no quiero decir: pero exacto!

    Erin: My sister HATES when I used the word geeked out but that’s the only way I can really express how I feel right now! Still looking for those right shoes!

    Cynthia: Fun right?? I’m so happy, too. I went to the location where we’ll be shooting. Heavenly!!!!

    Big Boys Oven: It’s great stuff, I’m telling you! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Wow! I am excited for you. Congratulations B, this truly IS great news. I know you are beside yourself (I could tell by your grammar) 🙂

    You’ll have to keep us non-celebrity types informed so that we may live vicariously through your much deserved success.

  4. I’m still deliriously happy for you. Emeril is no small potatoes, my friend *LOL* and, that apron, stylin’.

    I think we need to find out his height before I can recommend any shoe suggestions. Don’t want to give him a TomKat complex 😉

    Congrats again!!! Pretty soon, our ChefB will get her own spot on the Discovery network (which, btw – appears to have quite a few fabu shows)

  5. Recipe Girl: Thanks sooo much! I’ll let you know how it all goes!
    Lys: Girl, you rock! Thanks for the love and support! Imma make it, trust. Doesn’t Joe want someone to open for him?!?!
    Donald: We still need to get together! Geeked!?!?! My sister as demanded I not use that word anymore! LOL
    White on Rice Couple: Girl, working on a pair of Gucci’s or Christian Dior’s!!! I’ll let you know! 🙂

  6. This is great news! I’ll be watching for sure. I see him every once in a while, he has an apartment 2 blocks away from where I work.. he almost rolled over with his shopping cart once at the supermarket. Tell him the Zen-man didn’t forgive him. Hehe.

  7. Flop a Dog!!!!! That is just my crazy saying (in lieu of cussing around kids)!!! I would be out of my skin if I were you. Congratulations. That is so very amazing. I started watching Emeril waaayyyy before anyone knew who he was. Before I think I even had internet. And frankly most people didn’t. The only way to get the recipes he featured was to writ in or write REALLY fast. Guessing it was around ’95ish. Sad. Aging myself here.

    How long will your gig be? My husband grew up in VA near DC. I wish you mountains of success and more.

  8. That is just so awesome for you. Congratulations are definitely in order. Sadly we don’t get Emeril here at all unless they change the lineup on the Canadian Food Network:D

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