Saturday, March 18, 2017

Weekend Cooking- Food On TV

This post is part of Beth Fish Reads' Weekend Cooking.  If you have anything related to food, cookbook reviews, novel or non-fiction book reviews, recipes, movie reviews, etc., head over to Beth Fish Reads and add your post. Or, if you want to read food related posts, head over to read what some interesting people have to say about food.

With the unfortunate turn of weather recently, I have been inside a little more and able to catch some great food segments on TV.

First up, March 9th was National Meatball Day, and we are lucky enough to live near The Meatball Shop, a restaurant that I love to take visitors to for their delicious variety of meatballs.

Local TV show New York Live had a segment on places to get great meatballs, and the three that correspondent Lauren Scala visited are new to me. They all looked good, from the old school spaghetti and meatballs at Emilio's Ballato in NoLita, a place popular with celebrities like Leo DiCaprio and Lenny Kravitz, to Adoro Lei, a Hudson Street eatery that serves an off-menu Meatball Flambe that looks amazing to White Gold Butchers, a new Upper West Side restaurant where you can get a tasty meatball sandwich that will fill you up. Click on the link below to see the segment.

Daphne Oz from ABC's The Chew visited Do, a little place that has hit on a great concept- they sell different flavors of cookie dough that you can eat raw or buy baked goods made from their cookie dough.

Do has a long line waiting outside, and they even have rules for the line listed on their website. They have become so popular that they no longer can sell their product online. The most popular flavors are Cookie Dough and Cake Batter, and if you are like me and can't resist eating cookie dough right out of the freezer, this is a no-brainer. I will be visiting Do.

Here is the link to The Chew story.

The Today Show ran a segment this week with Meredith Rollins from Redbook magazine on the best new grab-and-go snacks. I bring my lunch to work at the Book Cellar (yogurt and a snack), so I'm always looking for new snack ideas.

One of my new favorites, Sargento Balanced Breaks, which my Pittsburgh sister-in-law turned me on to, made the list and another, Sun Chips Harvest Cheddar Chips, used to be a family favorite when my sons were younger. I'm going to try some of the others to mix my lunch treats up a bit.

The link to the segment is here.

Have you seen any interesting food segements on TV lately? Share them in the Comments section below.


  1. Now I want to go to The Meatball Shop. I do admit to eating a little cookie dough but can't eat too much of it without feeling sick so I don't know about Do.

  2. Fun post! I need to seek out more food shows and leave the news behind.

  3. Great idea to review food on TV. My choices have mostly been Netflix specials and the Great British Baking Show. Meatballs seems such a great theme to follow.

    best... mae at

  4. This post made me extra hungry. Meatballs and snacks! I'm assuming the raw cookie dough they sell at Do doesn't have raw eggs in it?

  5. I saw the review on Do and it looked like a great concept. There were some interesting snacks in the Today Show segment. Thanks for sharing! ;-)

  6. Our Food TV has been a bit of a waste land recently - endless Jamie OLiver reruns! Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter