Johanna Cook has the right name for her passion...and cook she does! You've checked in with ChiIL Mama for where to ChiIL Out around town, photo & video filled original content, reviews, interviews and family friendly fun. Now check in with our friend MommaCuisine, at 11am tomorrow (Tues) for foodie fun! She's got a simply Thanksgiving show that will be simply awesome.
CHICAGO MOM HOSTS LIVE COOKING & LIFESTYLE SHOW
Johanna Cook, founder and creator of Momma Cuisine, brings her friendly and familiar style to the live show “Momma Cuisine Show LIVE” (twitter hashtag #MCShowLIVE). The cooking and lifestyle show is broadcast from Casa by Charleston in Naperville (15 W. Jefferson Ave.; casabycharleston.com).
The second #MCShowLive will take place on Tuesday, November 20, at 11am CDT. The theme of the November 20th show is “Simply Thanksgiving,” the highlight of which will be Johanna’s demonstration of simple and healthy homemade cranberry sauce. The broadcast will be accessible on the internationally popular MommaCuisine.com website.
“‘Great everyday meals,’” the mantra of Momma Cuisine, “can be done with simple ingredients and basic cooking techniques,” says Johanna. “#MCShowLIVE is an interactive cooking and talk show where the audience can engage with me and my guests in real time, either as a live audience or using social media. It‘s going to be so fun!”
Viewer interaction, through social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, is significant in the Momma Cuisine Show Live. Viewers are encouraged to tweet directly to Johanna and guests throughout the broadcasts, using the hashtag #MCShowLIVE, and post on Facebook, tagging Momma Cuisine in comments.
#MCShowLIVE features the brands and products that facilitate creating “great everyday meals,” in addition to lifestyle segments and giveaways to a live audience. All elements of cooking will be showcased, from smart shopping and prep-work to cooking, serving, and more. Special guests highlight their specialty and/or product and will be available to answer viewers’ questions.
The premiere show featured Jen Luby (@JenLuby), home entertaining expert, co-founder of Chicago In White and Editor-In-Chief of YouKnowYouLoveFashion.com, who shared instructions on setting a purposefully and beautifully mismatch-themed table setting, and Melissa Graham, “Head Spear” of Chicago-based organization Purple Asparagus (@Purpleaspchi), who discussed tips on how to get kids eating healthy as well as how her organization is helping to fight childhood obesity, one school at a time.
The special guest for the November 20 show is founder of Travel BeCAUSE, Christine Pothoff, sharing her Thanksgiving travel tips for families. In addition, lucky viewers will be randomly chosen to receive gifts, such as a special treat of assorted organic chocolates from Green & Black’s (@GreenBlacksUS), gourmet coffee from Illy Issimo (@illyissimo), and a purple Kenmore 5-Speed Blender from Kenmore (@Kenmore).
“Taste Bites,” mini-segments of quick How-To hints and tips, rapid recipes, and information on upcoming show subjects, are regularly tweeted (on Twitter, by @mommacuisine) and aired on the MommaCuisine YouTube channel.
Momma Cuisine has enjoyed exposure on Chicago television networks such as WGN and WCIU, in print media such as Chicago Parent Magazine, Trib Local, Naperville Magazine, and Suburban Woman Magazine, as well as on digital media sites such as Huffington Post, ifood.tv and Chicagonista. Momma Cuisine has also been featured in live demonstrations at Whole Foods Market and at the Buick Chicagoland French Market Tour 2012.