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TODAY SHOW TV APPEARANCE AT 30 ROCK, INSIDE NBC STUDIOS IN NYC. CUTE FOOD BREAKFAST DEMO ON LIVE NEWS TALK SHOW.


TODAY SHOW TV APPEARANCE, 30 ROCK, INSIDE NBC STUDIOS IN NYC, LIVE cute food FOOD DEMO ON NEWS TALK SHOW. Cute Yummy Time, bento New York Times article, charaben lunch in box obento Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, cookbook author guest on famous News show, weekend today in ny

Once upon a time, I was a guest on the weekend edition of Today Show in New York — and the experience was like a fairy tale. The previous night, I stayed up late prepping for the food demo (unlike Cinderella, the neighborhood rats didn’t lend me a paw). Somehow, I managed to crawl out of bed at 5am to do my hair and makeup. A sleek black car drove up to my doorstep; the driver popped open a large black umbrella and walked me to his chariot. I felt like a princess — or maybe Sleeping Beauty, as I wanted to doze on the Dr. Oz talk show couch!

Lolita kitty dress: Innocent World, from Closet Child Harajuku
Silver sheer skull leggings: from Hong Kong
Runched ankle boots: MB Shoes from Kris + Cris shoe store in Vancouver

TODAY SHOW TV APPEARANCE, 30 ROCK, INSIDE NBC STUDIOS IN NYC, LIVE cute food FOOD DEMO ON NEWS TALK SHOW. Cute Yummy Time, bento New York Times article, charaben lunch in box obento Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, cookbook author guest on famous News show, weekend today in ny

The chariot drove to 30 Rock, the famous address of NBC Studios. Getting past the metal barricade required a security check and airport levels of security. Fun fact: the elevators are designed so that you can only get off at your designated floor (so no, I couldn’t stalk Tina Fey or Jimmy Fallon). I crossed four more security guards and got lost several times before finding the Today Show studio.

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I wanted to show a spread of cute food, so I brought some hardboiled eggs and quickly decorated into chicks. The singing crab bagel and ham/cheese animal face sandwiches are recipes from my cookbook, Cute Yummy Time. (Want to learn how to turn boring breakfasts into cute creations? There’s info on my book here.)

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The sun had hardly risen, and yet the TV hosts were inhumanly perky. They gushed that their children loved the book and cooed, “Eeeeee, look at the little egg guys!” I waited for a swine flu Q&A session to end. During the commercial break, my publicists and I set up the Cute Yummy Time display. Then at 7:45am, photos of kawaii food flashed on the screen and I was up.

TODAY SHOW TV APPEARANCE, 30 ROCK, INSIDE NBC STUDIOS IN NYC, LIVE cute food FOOD DEMO ON NEWS TALK SHOW. Cute Yummy Time, bento New York Times article, charaben lunch in box obento Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, cookbook author guest on famous News show, weekend today in ny

Nervous? Nah — you know I do cute food demos on my YouTube channel all the time. A quick photo with Erika, and 3… 2… 1… we’re on the air! (Tomorrow, I’ll post the video of my Today Show appearance on my YouTube channel.)

I’ve had some intriguing TV experiences lately — what would you like to see more of? Asia travel hosting? Cute and Gothic food demos? A reality-style show? Let me know your thoughts.

Song of the Day #236: Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (1984 was a very good year.)

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  • Waltzqueen

    I'd like to see more Demos and travel things.
    YayY! for You! Soon you'll be the new Martha Stewart, you know, only with out the criminal record and such.

  • Sad I missed this D:

  • Whaaaaat!? You were on the Today show and I missed it!?!?! D:

  • and much better clothes :)

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see more Demos and travel things.
    YayY! for You! Soon you’ll be the new Martha Stewart, you know, only with out the criminal record and such.

  • Sad I missed this D:

  • Whaaaaat!? You were on the Today show and I missed it!?!?! D:

    • It’ll be on YouTube later today!

  • chaoticLady

    awww…sooo cute and awesome:)

  • Maleva

    congratulation

  • shauku

    for some unknown reason, i giggled.

    i'm so happy for you Carmen

  • ildi

    yay! go go go! XD

  • Sarah

    Asia travel hosting & cute and Gothic food demos!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jennie

    omg that lloks so good!!! yum

  • Laura S

    awesome!! congratulations

  • Reu

    かわいい!かわいい!!!

  • Lala

    “ME WANNA BUY YOUR BOOK
    WITH YOUR AUTOGRAPH”

  • Jeff L

    cute & yummmmmmmmmmmmmy

  • Aire ♥

    It would be GREAT to have at least one-episode for week of La Carmina TV Show!! It could change each episode: Reality-Style,kawaii food demo, an asian travel guide…You do all those things really WELL!:3

    We need kawaii Tv and this couldn´t be true without ya!

  • waaah! that's so cool :D

  • Thanks! Love the cyber picture!

  • Hahahah I have to admit I love Martha.

  • It'll be on YouTube later today!

  • Tee hee hee! :P

  • ^__^

  • I hope that's in the future!

  • Thanks honey! :) I'd love to keep doing TV…

  • It was fun — although the early hours were not to my liking!

  • chaoticLady

    awww…sooo cute and awesome:)

  • Maleva

    congratulation

  • shauku

    for some unknown reason, i giggled.

    i’m so happy for you Carmen

  • ildi

    yay! go go go! XD

  • Sarah

    Asia travel hosting & cute and Gothic food demos!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jennie

    omg that lloks so good!!! yum

  • Laura S

    awesome!! congratulations

  • Reu

    かわいい!かわいい!!!

  • Lala

    “ME WANNA BUY YOUR BOOK
    WITH YOUR AUTOGRAPH”

  • Jeff L

    cute & yummmmmmmmmmmmmy

  • Aire ♥

    It would be GREAT to have at least one-episode for week of La Carmina TV Show!! It could change each episode: Reality-Style,kawaii food demo, an asian travel guide…You do all those things really WELL!:3

    We need kawaii Tv and this couldn´t be true without ya!

    • Thanks honey! :) I’d love to keep doing TV…

  • Congratulations! I would have been so nervous. Can't wait to see the video.

  • waaah! that’s so cool :D

    • It was fun — although the early hours were not to my liking!

  • Inked Heart

    That s nice . . . !!!

  • Inked Heart

    That s nice . . . !!!

  • Inked Heart

    Muy bonita on tv, so sexy when u say ¨La Carmina¨ Ilike it a lot . . . !!!

  • hahah!

  • I'll edit and post it by tonight! Check back soon…

  • Congratulations! I would have been so nervous. Can’t wait to see the video.

    • I’ll edit and post it by tonight! Check back soon…

  • Inked Heart

    That s nice . . . !!!

  • Inked Heart

    That s nice . . . !!!

  • Inked Heart

    Muy bonita on tv, so sexy when u say ¨La Carmina¨ Ilike it a lot . . . !!!

  • I think we all do on some level. That woman is an American institution.

  • Girl are Good

    Congratulations!!^o^
    Cute is Power!

  • Girl are Good

    Congratulations!!^o^
    Cute is Power!

  • Gerardo

    congrats on the nbc promotion of your cook book that just awesome !

  • Gerardo

    congrats on the nbc promotion of your cook book that just awesome !

  • Gerardo

    congrats on the nbc promotion of your cook book that just awesome !

  • Gerardo

    congrats on the nbc promotion of your cook book that just awesome !

  • Dragonswyng

    Lol omg that was wonderful!

  • Yumi Kitade

    I love your vids, and your cat! <3

  • Dragonswyng

    Lol omg that was wonderful!

  • Yumi Kitade

    I love your vids, and your cat! <3

  • Dragonswyng

    Lol omg that was wonderful!

  • Yumi Kitade

    I love your vids, and your cat! <3