15 Oct My CTV Appearance
As promised, here is the video clip of my recent TV appearance. I’m talking to Kyle Christie (no relation) about two quick and easy apple recipes for the local CTV station and trying not to sever a finger with a brand-new, razor sharp peeler. Talking and removing the skin from an apple in the privacy of your home is one thing, but under the lights and pressure of a TV studio? It’s right up there with dancing on light bulbs for Cirque du Soleil.
While I was nervous at first, I knew things would go okay when a set of Swissmar peelers arrived in the mail just a few days before my shoot. I won these ultra-sharp gadgets from Dinnervibe for submitting my Mango Chutney Chicken recipe. Is that a sign or what?
The segment went well, in part thanks to the sage advice from food writers who have been there and done that. They talked me out of dizzying stripes and wild colours. I neatly avoided “floating head syndrome” by leaving the dark turtle-neck at home. They even guided me to a commercial foundation designed for TV. And yes, that’s me in full make-up AND blush.
While gathering these tidbits of wisdom, one piece of advice stood out. Being pale, I worried about the lights washing me out and wondered if I should layer it on with a trowel. One veteran of the TV guest shot kept me from looking like Bozo the Clown with this piece of advice, “Look a whore in real life. Look like a whore on TV.”
Bonus points if you can guess who said that.
Anyway, fingers crossed I uploaded this thing right. Here goes. Me, a lethal peeler and six minutes of airtime…