Food.Fun.Stuff: Made For TV

[ 1 ] July 30, 2010 |

My show.  I am finally talking about the live version of Johnna Knows Good Food.  Inspired some years ago by Lauren DeSantis of The Capitol Cooking Show, I decided TV would be another way to share my love of food with everyone.  Funny, this show comes after a few shows where I made tons of mistakes, was way to nervous and now finally understand how hard it is to cook on television (*my hat tilts to all those that do this for a living).  I love it!   For my first episode “The Single Persons Dinner” I focused on simple (*too easy dishes) guacamole, tofu stir fry and a basic pesto sauce.

Why such easy cop-outs you might ask?  Well, let me tell you a little about a cooking show.  When you are doing this all on your own, you have to bring all the supplies, food/ingredients and clean up after, in addition to decorating your set (*mines is super basic) and being your own director.  I decided sticking to the basics was the safest and best way for presenting…in the beginning, that is.  I’m a work in progress and am pleased with this new endeavor…it is mounds of work but the reward is amazing.  I get to share my recipes, passion and ideas with more than just the DMV now.  The following cities also get a taste of my thoughts now:

New York (Manhattan Neighborhood Network) 

Wednesday, June 30 at 5 PM, channel 67
Tueesday, July 6 at 8:30 PM, channel 67
Monday, July 12 at 7:30 PM, channel 56 (*Wish you could have seen the text messages from my family and friends on this one…lol)

Herndon, VA (COX Communications-channel 23 and Verizon FiOS-channel 42)

Mondays @ 10:00 AM and Wednesdays @ 7:30 PM

Chapel Hill, NC (The People’s Channel)

June 25, 2010 (*Fridays @ 4 pm)

Fairfax, VA (Channel 10)

July 2, July 6, July 12, July 14, July 17, July 19, July 20, July 23, July 24, July 26 July 28 and July 31 (*tomorrow*) 

I know, I suck.  Most of these dates have passed and the show has aired but there is still one more chance to catch it: tomorrow! It airs tomorrow on Fairfax Public Access, Channel 10, at 9:30 am and 5 pm.  (*DVR, people!)  I would love it if you could tell me what it’s like if you’re in Fairfax (*DC air-times coming soon) but if you cannot catch it, this is only the beginning of a lovely relationship…you, me and the kitchen, let’s go!

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About the Author ()

Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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  1. Jessica says:

    Woah exciting! Can I see it in DC?

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