When Bobby Flay, Super Chef, of the Food Network, took on Jeff Nathan, owner and chef at Abigael's on Broadway in New York, for a competitive matzo ball soup cook-off on his program “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” he, of course, called me to be one of the two judges since I am the leader of a production team that produces and markets a very unique gift item – fresh made chicken soup that is shipped nationwide.
At no time prior to when my son, David Poritzky and daughter, Betsy Maselek asked me to ratchet up my Grandma role for this new business gig did I ever envision going on nationwide television programs as a classic chicken soup making grandma! Previously I had shown my soup making abilities on “Unwrapped” as well as “Roker on the Road” with Al Roker.
My recent TV gig was shown on April 1st on the Food Network– on Throwdown with Bobby Flay! To see it again, tune in to the Food Network:
11:00 PM ET/PT
Apr 13, 2009
2:00 AM ET/PT
Apr 18, 2009
4:00 PM ET/PT
. . .and yes, Bobby Flay is as much of a doll in person as he appears on TV.