Greetings from the Big Apple! I am beyond thrilled to announce that I will be working at the Food Network and Cooking Channel this summer as an Online Editorial Intern. I will be eating my way through the city, exploring the incredible culture and learning from the best culinary resource in the media. I completed two full days so far and already love the people I work with, talking about food for 8 hours a day and especially Chelsea Market.
Chelsea Market will be my stomping ground for the next few months. It’s a food court slash boutique slash office complex. Originally it was home to National Biscuit Company so it still has the old-fashioned factory-like charm, exposed brick walls and rustic touches. Right when you walk in you can see what other companies are housed upstairs. I spy Food Network!
It is honestly surreal to think that I am working in the same office as the people who run my favorite channel! I am optimistically hoping that I will run into Bobby Flay in the Food Network Test Kitchens or get to talk to Giada De Laurentiis, my all-time favorite Food Network icon. Who knows, maybe I’ll get behind-the-scenes scoop of The Next Food Network Star or get to sample the creations from Chopped. Fingers crossed!
I promise to share everything that I am working on, like photo slide shows I create or Healthy Eats blog posts I edit. You just have to promise to follow along in my adventures and recommend fun things to do or amazing places to dine in the city. I haven’t been to New York since I was ten, so I am ready to absorb the East Coast lifestyle and jump into the quick-pace lifestyle!
The weather has been rather cool and breezy lately, minus a few days or rain–not my favorite. My curly locks have expanded into a fluffy little fro thanks to the humidity. I cannot even imagine what my hair will look like at the end of July! Pictures to come, even at the cost of my potential embarrassment.
Tonight my friend and I walked along the High Line, a public park that spans two miles along old railroad tracks on the West Side in Chelsea. It is so unique and was filled with people soaking up the evening sunset. Rows of beautiful plants and trees line the tracks and every once in a while, a piece of public art pops out. I loved the colors in this remake on the classic V-J Day in Times Square photo.
This is only the beginning of an amazing two and a half months in the Big Apple. I will be sharing stories, restaurant experiences and travel posts with you while I am here, so make sure to check back regularly! Since I am surrounded by recipes all day at work, I hope I pick up a good handful of cooking tips to share with you. I am so excited for all that is to come!
Love food. Love self. Love life.