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Grilling on the TODAY show

Grilling on the TODAY show
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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.

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One Response to Grilling on the TODAY show

  1. Sharon Lambert July 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    How fun! Good for you! All in all it sounds like a wonderful and thrilling experience. It must have been nice to catch up with friends too : )

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