This week, I had the privilege of going to the Martha Stewart show!! My friend Brett, from my food blogging class invited me to go with him and we had a wonderful time! Check out Brett’s blog, Crumberry Bake Shop!
If you know me, you know about my love for Martha Stewart. Since I was a little girl, I have been a devout follower. I used to set the VCR before school to record Martha Stewart Living, and as soon as I came home I would rewind the video and watch the show. Then, I would hurry to my room and try to make the craft of the day. I started subscribing to her magazine in junior high. The first time I roasted a chicken (at age 13), I used a Martha Stewart recipe, stuffing the chicken with lemons and sage and delicately separating the skin from the meat to slide the butter and herbs in between to add extra flavor. Although I ended up roasting the chicken UPSIDE DOWN, it still tasted great. I was so proud and remember thinking, “Martha would be proud too.”
So, the Martha Stewart show was a dream come true!!! We were in the front of the line outside the studio and when we filed in, we were seated in the very front row of the studio! The entire staff was so professional and extremely organized and the show ran like a well-oiled machine and it was timed out to the second- one hour exactly.
Martha‘s set is just spectacular. Her new kitchen is a beautiful, buttery yellow color and her crafting set is maticulously organized. When Martha walked out of those double doors and all the lights and cameras were on, I could have died. She looked so beautiful in her bright blue shirt. This particular show we went to was all about wild animals, so she walked out on stage with a camel! As she stood in front of us, doing her intro. segment, the camel proceeded to urinate all over the stage. Martha didn’t skip a beat- she just kept talking, confident as ever.
Here are a few pictures of the set and of course… Martha.
Well, although Martha did not cook that day, it was still a thrill to be in her studio and witness her in person.
Still inspired by my Martha encounter this week, I decided to try a recipe out of her magazine from this month. Simple braised short ribs, stout, Guinness beer, and thinly sliced potatoes make this little potpie unique and full of flavor. It tastes like Irish pub comfort food and will warm you right up on a cold, fall evening.