June 26, 2011
On Sunday, June 26th, 2011, my morning to-do list looked like this…
…and the last thing I checked off that list was “go public.” In that moment, this baking blog entered the public realm. Then my dream puffs and I traveled to The Waffle Shop for my guest appearance on Cookspeak with Chef Tom Totin.
Ready for my close up!
I should provide some background…
The Waffle Shop is a neighborhood restaurant that produces and broadcasts a live-streaming talk show with its customers, operates a changeable storytelling billboard on its roof, and runs a take-out window that sells food from countries engaged in conflict with the U.S. The shop is a public lab that brings together people from all walks of life to engage in dialogue, experimentation and the co-production of culture. The project functions as a classroom for students from Carnegie Mellon University, an eatery, a TV production studio, a social catalyst, and a business. Our customers are our funders, audience, and participants as we film during open hours, inviting interested patrons to express their unique opinions and personalities.
The Waffle Shop is supported by the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, The Center for the Arts In Society, East Liberty Development Inc, We Do Property, Sota Construction Services, the Sprout Fund, Whole Foods, and the sale of waffles.
I should provide some more background…
Cookspeak is an out of the box culinary commentary by an experienced Pittsburgh cook who still loves the business in spite of itself.
…and even a little bit more background? Who am I? Well, simply put, I’m just with the grains!
Queuing up the ol’ blog!
What wonderful friends!
I love these people! Thanks to my friends who attended and to those who were there in spirit!
Carrie (back left) and Nina (front left) are the lovelies behind I Made It! Market, Pittsburgh’s own fantastical, nomadic, pop up handmade shopping place.
Nina is also responsible for Assembly. She is a real mover and shaker and well loved by this baker! <3 <3 <3
Keith is a talented photographer and a friend who makes me laugh. You might recall him from this photo series. We also seem to be sporting very similar hairdoooos these days!
Also, thanks to Dana who was behind the camera!
I deserved a dream puff.
Premiere captured on Polaroid! Thanks Nina for the film grains! Thanks all!