Watch Me Eat My First-Ever Hot Cross Bun LIVE Today at 4 PM EST

UPDATE: The live event is over but you can watch a video of the hot cross bun eating above. Thanks to everyone who came!

Folks, it’s the event of the season: I’ve never had a hot cross bun. I used to play the song on the recorder when I was 5, but that’s about it. But today all that will change when I eat my very first hot cross bun (purchased at Amy’s Bread) LIVE on the internet. Watch it live here or join the chat on my UStream show page by clicking here.

Live with Eric Wolitzky from Top Chef Just Desserts

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who attended my live interview today with Eric Wolitzky from “Top Chef Just Desserts.” Above you’ll find a recording of our interview; a conversation that I found really illuminating, especially the story of how Eric decided to become a baker (which involved escaping the first tower on 9/11). Thanks to Eric for taking the time to talk to me today! And if you’re in New York, take a trip to Baked to try some of his delicious desserts.

Cooking Live with Special Guest Cole Escola (10/7/10, 5:30 PM)

So the last time I tried to cook for you live from my kitchen (remember?), I had trouble balancing the art of entertainment with the art of doing dishes. This time around, we have a very special guest to help us out in that regard: TV’s own COLE ESCOLA! Best known for his work on Logo’s “Jeffery & Cole Casserole,” Cole has also appeared on “Law & Order” (his episode, in which he plays an autistic 16 year old, airs again tonight (10/7) at 6 on TNT.) Cole will help me field questions in the chat room while I go about making dinner. Now for the menu: whatever shall I make? See you here with Cole, Thursday, at 5:30!

UPDATE: Thanks everyone who came! We had 67 people watching. The video is archived and playable above.

Watch Me Cook Dinner LIVE (Tonight: 5 PM)

Hey readers, I’m cooking dinner for some friends tonight (an appetizer, an entree, a side dish and dessert) and I thought to myself: “Wouldn’t it be cool if I live-streamed the cooking process, so people can see me pull it off in real time?” So that’s exactly what I’m doing. Check back here at 5 PM EST (that’s less than 2 hours away) to watch me cook live; or click this link and join the chat room where you can ask me questions as I go.

UPDATE: Yesterday’s live cooking show went great. Thanks to everyone who came. For those who missed it, here’s a recording for you to watch and enjoy. Next time, I may employ a sidekick to engage the room while I do dishes.

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