Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn

Richmond American Made MeetUp + Book Signing

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Hi Everyone,

I'm excited to announce a unique meet up I'm hosting tomorrow for Martha Stewart Living’s American Made celebration.

For those of you not familiar with American Made,  it's a movement for individuals and communities who have turned their passion for handcrafted, well-designed goods into small businesses in food, fashion, beauty, community, design, crafts, garden, and technology. America has always had a creative and entrepreneurial spirit, which has highlighted our past and will most definitely power our future. We, at Martha Stewart Living, believe in empowering and spotlighting a new generation of entrepreneurs. It's something that I am personally very passionate about and honored to participate in.

With 2013 being our second year, we are celebrating around the country with MeetUps: gatherings of communities and American Made small businesses in different towns and cities, with Richmond being one of them.

I want to personally invite you to our next MeetUp, at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery this Thursday, May 2nd, from 6-9PM with the RVA Street Foodies to celebrate the best of Richmond, with great beer, great food, and great local artisans. I'll be there also signing copies of Mad Hungry Cravings-- please come out and say hello!

Just like the movement, the American Made MeetUp is for all ages and is an open invitation to small businesses and the local community: spread the word to your favorite local Richmond artisans, small business, crafters, fashion mavens, and beyond!

Don't forget to stay connected too: check out their Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Website to keep in the know.

Best,
LSQ

 

Mad Hungry on Hallmark: Schedule Changes

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Hi Folks,

Earlier this week it was brought to our attention that Mad Hungry was not airing on Hallmark. After searching the schedule for the next few weeks, it doesn't seem as though Hallmark will be airing any episodes of Mad Hungry in the foreseeable future. We wrote to the Hallmark Channel but have yet to hear back official word on programming.

To know the show many not be airing saddens me a bit, as I know how many of you write to us saying how it's part of your day and how new people are finding and enjoying the show,  but please know I am dedicated to providing all of you with new content of the same Mad Hungry you love. I have 9 more cities to visit on my Mad Hungry tour, which I have loved traveling and meeting so many of you; some episodes of Mad Hungry are now available on Hulu, and we're slowly building up our YouTube channel to not only have your favorite Mad Hungry recipe videos there, but also new content! I've started playing around with my phone while on tour to create and edit videos on the spot to post to YouTube. I'm not an expert at it, but it's been fun to learn and try it out along the way. In the coming months, I'll also have a few surprises up my sleeve too.

If you'd like to tell Hallmark how you feel, please write them on Facebook, on Twitter  or we found this email: Pressfeedback@crownmedia.com and a phone number to call: 1-818-755-2400.

In short, I want to thank you all for your support and look forward to creation new content with Mad Hungry, on and off of TV.

Best,
LSQ & The MH Team

 

 

From NYC to Beantown

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Just a quick video on the train from New York City to Boston.

Don't forget to come see me and Calder (and get some Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip) tomorrow at Xhibition Kitchen!

TUNE IN: Lucinda Guest Hosts on Ask Martha Today

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Two Experts, One Radio show: Tune in Today (4/8) at 12PM EST on SiriusXM Stars 107 as Martha and Lucinda take all of your questions and talk about Mad Hungry Cravings and the book tour so far! Got a question or want to say hello? Call in: 866.675.6675

A Quick Update

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Life is always full and busy but these days every day is packed to the gills! The Texas leg of the book tour was fantastic. First of all, Central Market--my host cooking schools were fantastic. Thanks to every single person who worked on my classes AND everyone who came out to learn and get a book. It is truly inspiring to meet folks who like the work we do.

My son Calder came with me, which meant we cram-packed as many things into our off time as possible: meals, drinks, and live music. First, in Austin, we went to the famous Continental Club to see local band Two Tons of Steel and on our last night in Dallas, we saw Texas son Jimmy Vaughn, brother to the late Stevie Ray Vaughn. That show was so good—nothing like a NYC show—very intimate yet exciting still. Here's a little video we did of when we were there.

Back home on the weekend, all 3 Quinn boys we're on deck and brought friends,  which meant frying up 12 pounds of chicken. I promised Luca some fried chicken before he went back to college after spring break—I just didn't know how many hungry boys would turn out for supper!

Meanwhile, right back into work at MSL,  meant writing, editing, meeting, planning and getting ready for our June issue, which is our food issue of the year. That one is filled with fab recipes and ideas. We also began launching our new YouTube channel, so please subscribe to be kept in the know, we're uploading Mad Hungry recipes as well as original vids by yours truly.

Thursday morning was the national TV launch of Mad Hungry cravings on The Today show. It is always fun for me to be there and catch up with those awesome folks especially Bianca (who on vacation) and Lish in the kitchen (in the photo with me above). You can't imagine the logistics involved in pulling off properly timed food for a live morning show.

It was a particularly fun appearance mostly because of the guest host Carson Daly. Many (hello, twenty somethings) might remember him from TRL on MTV and currently as host of The Voice on NBC. This guy is a kind, chill, connected and authentically good person. When that happens it makes work a pleasure. Turns out he's no stranger to the food-obsessed as his partner and mama of two kids, Siri (no not iphone Siri), chronicles her own food adventures on her blog, Siriously Delicious. Check it out. She does a much better job of daily blogging than I do.

As I've said before—I love blogging and you'd think it'd be easy to just dash off a daily dose of mad hungriness, but it turns out I'm much better at other writing forms (cookbooks anyone?)--old school status.

I'm so looking forward to this weekend to relax, cook, read and just chill out with my family! So whether yours has been a Passover week or will be a Easter weekend. Happy first of spring! I got the bug yesterday and pulled out a pink and orange spring sweater.

Best,
LSQ

PS: If you're looking for some spring-friendly recipes to cook this weekend, check out a few below:

Marmalade-Glazed Ham
 Butterflied, Rolled and Roasted Leg of Lamb
 Steamed Artichokes with Garlic Aioli
Salmon with Tangerine-Lemon Hollandaise Sauce
Artichoke and Rice Salad
Spinach Pesto Fusilli
Coconut-Topped Meringues
New York Style Cheesecake