Nari Kye, Associate Producer
Many moons ago, Tony decided Ron Jeremy (probably the most decorated male porn star ever) simply had to be apart of the sequel to the Food Porn 2 episode. We dig up his number and have a cordial phone conversation where at the end, “The Hedgehog” is going to be on No Reservations. Great! Let’s talk in a couple of months
Several weeks after our initial phone call, one of our co-workers returning from lunch, tells us he just saw Ron Jeremy roaming the streets of Soho…
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Emily Mraz, segment producer
When it was decided that there was going to be a Maine show I couldn’t have been happier. Maine is my home state and a place that I am very proud of. Basically isolated from the rest of the country and tucked into the far Northeast corner we tend to like to do things our own way. Yankee ingenuity, jack-of-all-trades and strong constitution are all things that come to mind when I describe Mainers.
Maine is almost like three states in one, Southern Maine, Central Maine and Northern Maine. Each one is distinct. Landscapes, accents, livelihoods, diet and economy change depending on which region you are in. Lobstermen, sailboats, lighthouses, and Maine’s largest city Portland are what most people know about the state. hat we set out to do in this episode however, was highlight the parts that people haven’t seen and to do that you have to drive north.
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By Diane Schutz, producer
“Allo, Diane – zees ees Jacques Pepin…” began the message. Yes, THE Jacques Pepin — godfather of French cooking, former chef to Charles de Gaulle and buddy of Julia Child — left a message on my cell phone to discuss our upcoming shoot for the “Techniques” Bourdain special, which I was producing. Food geek that I am, I was giddy that he called me himself (his assistant had simply passed along my message to him), and took a deep breath before I nervously returned his call.
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