Celebrating and exploring life through food, ABC Daytime’s new lifestyle series, “The Chew” is an innovative and groundbreaking daytime program
co-hosted by a dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle and entertaining. “The Chew” serves up everything food -- from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more -- all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. “The Chew” features celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz.
My favorite new daytime show tapes on W 66th St in New York in one of the coziest studios currently in production. As I walked in, the cast and crew were in rehearsals (photo here) and the audience had yet to be let in. About a half hour later, rehearsals were over and the audience was being let in. The lucky few who got to be the taste testers of the taping were actually quite a giving few throughout. I sat just two rows behind the taste testers, second seat in. If you watch the full episode (link above) you'll notice me in the purple shirt. Anyway, the taste testers (who are chosen randomly) were so kind as they passed around their plates during commercial breaks for others in the audience to try. It was near Thanksgiving time, so the audience was in a very cheerful and giving mood (as was ABC, giving away quite a bit of goodies...including one cupcake to each audience member). I attended the perfect taping, that's for sure!
In between takes, one or two of the hosts would come over to chat for a bit and the warm up comedian was entertaining as well. He is actually the same warm up comedian for the Dr. Oz show audience which is hilarious as his daughter, Daphne pointed out. Though working at such a sweet and savory show and then going to a much more disciplined show has its advantages. He certainly has the best of both worlds. Anyway, as the show is live, taping ended on time and the audience was sent on their merry way. Meanwhile, members of the press sat on set for about fifteen minutes before it was time for interviews with Hall and Oz. Hall has that high, positive energy that you wish you had and Oz has the passion for healthy living that you wish you had. Together, these two make a wonderful team, getting you closer to the best you can be each and every day and living it themselves. It's hard to believe these two have only been working with each other for a few months. The chemistry amongst the entire cast really is beautiful. It is something that translates well on screen but even better in person. So to give your spirits a lift while also giving you wonderful tips for healthy eating and living, be sure to get your tickets to The Chew today!
To get the Alchemy by Carla Hall Cookie Collections mentioned in the video interview, click here.
Watch The Chew weekdays at 1et/12pt/c only on ABC.