By now many of you may know that Oprah Winfrey is launching her own network in January 2011. To be called the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) it is currently in the development stages of programming. Oprah Winfrey & Mark Burnett (Producer of Survivor and The Apprentice) are putting together a competition show that will ultimately have one lucky member winning their own show on her new network!
In order to be considered for the competition show hopefuls were asked to prepare and upload audition videos that explain the concept of their proposed show. The categories range from traditional talk-show to home decorating and cooking.
As you probably guessed, I’ve entered the cooking category with my video: “Beyond the Recipe” , focusing on my philosophy of the importance of understanding the “why” behind recipes.
Tired of cooking shows that demonstrate recipes being prepared but never really TEACH you what you need to know to master them yourself, or make them your own? In order to break the rules you must first know the rules!. “Beyond the Recipe” will help you develop your kitchen intuition as you feed your hunger for culinary knowledge, understanding and confidence! Darin Sehnert, 39, is an experienced chef, cooking teacher and director of a personal enrichment cooking school in Savannah, Georgia, where he teaches guests how easy it is to create great food when they understand the elements of cooking. “Beyond the Recipe” will feature audience members assisting Darin as he shows you how an awareness of ingredients, equipment, and techniques can help you to “cook between the lines” for greater success the first time, the ability to troubleshoot when problems arise, and ultimately unlock creativity in the kitchen through culinary improvisation!
Time is getting away but I NEED YOU TO VOTE OFTEN and share the link with your friends through FaceBook, email, and any other social media sites you use. You can vote as OFTEN AS YOU LIKE between now and 11:59pm PST this Saturday July 3, 2010. It is NOT NECESSARY to view the video each time in order to vote. Please note that the vote count will not immediately show your vote as it updates only a couple times per hour.