November 26, 2015

A Thanksgiving Facebook Chat About Pies

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

I hope you were able to catch my LIVE holiday chat on Facebook, yesterday. I had such a wonderful time talking about pies and sharing my tips for making the best pate brisee. I hosted the chat right from my home in Bedford, New York. If you missed it, you can still watch it while you do all your last minute baking and cooking before today’s feast. Just click on this link to my Facebook chat on pies, and enjoy these photos.

I wish you all a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2015

A Holiday Chat on Facebook and John Boy's Outpost

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and I have been very busy getting ready for America’s most important meal.

Today, I am hosting another LIVE Facebook chat from my home in Bedford, New York - this one on pies. I’ll talk about all sorts of pies, and my best tips for making them. Plus, I will take you into my dining room and show you my beautifully set Thanksgiving table. Be sure to join me on Facebook at 11am EST for part-two of my holiday chat.

Yesterday, I hosted a LIVE “Talking Turkey” Facebook chat. It was so much fun. I displayed fresh turkeys on my counter, along with organic vegetables and fruits I grew on my farm, and talked about all the things needed to prepare a delicious, healthy and filling Thanksgiving meal. I also invited editorial director of food, Sarah Carey, and our food development director, Thomas Joseph, to join me and share their holiday plans. If you missed it, you can still watch it - click here, "Talking Turkey" on Facebook.

Earlier in the day, I visited John Boy’s Outpost, a charming shop in Bedford owned by John Ubaldo - a businessman gone farmer who is passionate about selling and providing fresh, organic edibles from his farm, and other small farms and businesses in the area. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, I highly recommend you stop in at the Outpost - you’ll love it.

Enjoy these photos and I’ll see you at 11am on Facebook!

November 24, 2015

Behind the Scenes of a Macy's Black Friday Commercial

It’s two days before Thanksgiving, and the start to another festive and busy holiday season.

Earlier this fall, I spent a day at the Macy's at Willowbrook Mall in New Jersey to shoot a television commercial for our partners at Macy’s. It involved several other celebrities including Heidi Klum, Jessica Simpson, Clinton Kelly, Ariana Grande, Thalia, and Ryan Seacrest. The commercial kicks-off Macy’s holiday shopping season, and promotes the store’s giant “Black Friday Sale” with hundreds of doorbusters and a chance to win a million-dollars in prizes - all beginning just hours after its Thanksgiving Day Parade.

And, there will be great offers on all my products from the Martha Stewart Collection only at Macy's.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how the production shoot came together, plus the finished commercial now airing on television and on YouTube. Enjoy the video and these photos.

And don't forget, today at 1pm EST, I will be talking turkey LIVE on Facebook from my kitchen in Bedford, New York. I’ll be prepping my favorite Thanksgiving dishes while answering all your last minute Thanksgiving questions! See you there! #FBTestKitchen