Grilling on the TODAY show
We discuss whether the chicken is going to be ready in time. I’m confident it will, but the last thing Yankee Magazine needs is for me to cut into a raw chicken and serve it to Lester Holt — so we increase the heat with more live coals. I pace some more, I run through the recipes in my head. Are there enough side towels? What if I forget to use a towel or it’s wet and I reach for the cast-iron pan, which has been on the grill for the last hour? That’ll leave a mark.
Suddenly Lester and Amy Robach are standing next to me and the lights are on. Roars and hoots from the crowd. I know I’m speaking and going through the motions, but all I can hear is my heart pounding. It feels like a car crash: Just keep the car on the road. And before it has started it’s over. Everyone is smiling and laughing and eating.
Like a great roller coaster ride — I want to get on it again.
For the recipes, go to: YankeeMagazine.com.
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