Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn

Updates: Life after Tour, Radio, Kitchen Wisdom, and QVC

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I know, I know..the whole point of a blog is to feed the beast daily if not twice or three times. Actually—you'd think I'd really EMBRACE that since its so much easier than writing a book or magazine article which is what I'm usually doing. This old dog is trying to learn the new trick of daily blogging so thanks for the patience (those of you who look for it).

My book tour, which only ended a couple weeks ago seems like a year ago already!

 I'm settled right back in my day job at Martha Stewart preparing some very cool food stories for the magazine and getting ready for the summer work, which is always exciting in our business because it means working with all the amazing fresh fruits and vegetables of the season—a suprisingly fleeting treat.

June is our Food issue at MSL and I am really happy with the issue this year. One feature in particular is called Kitchen Wisdom in which our food team (including Martha) share our little secrets for success in the kitchen--those little tidbits no one formally teaches you, but rather you pick them up along the way from family, friends and colleagues. Starting tomorrow we'll have a Wisdom Wednesday live Twitter chat every week and hope to both advise, share and learn from you too. If you have questions, send them in advance on Twitter to @MS_Living with the hashtag #KitchenWisdom.

Also "live", I've gotten back to the groove of doing radio. For anyone who wants to chat Mad Hungry—we're on Sirius Stars 106 every Monday from 1-2PM EST, where we take calls from listeners at 866.675.6672 as well as questions and comments from Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #MHMondays. It's worth tuning in for the great conversations, but also, we'll be giving away a set of SPURTLES for the next two weeks!

Radio has always been a love of mine and I'm always suprized at how one little topic finds so much interesting conversation. This past week it was all about Texas Sheet Cake—something this Northerner just learned about this year. If you have any concrete history on the subject please share it at or if you have a great recipe I'd love that too.

One last note on my trusty spurtle: We'll be back on QVC June 26th (a Weds night) around 8pm In the Kitchen with David and this is the chance to get your own Mad Hungry set of spurtles, if you don't already have one OR get some gifts for the cook in your life. You really can't beat the price and workhorse nature of this utensil. I gave one to Martha a while ago and just today she mentioned how finally she got to use the spurtle this weekend and she used it for everything and LOVES it!

Again—thanks all for your conitinued support on this blog as I get back  in the blogging groove. Don't forget to follow Twitter or Instagram too @madhungrylsq—where the short and sweet notes and pics come to you daily, directly from moi.



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I'm home from the book tour and already it feels like I never left. Swinging right back into home and work life--cooking is the thing I love in both places.

Last night, we made some Pork Chops and Grits from some ingredients I bought in Virginia. Tonight I'm cooking a gift given to me on the road.

In San Mateo, California--Anthony attended my class and handed me this box of homemade pasta--basil, tarragon fettuccine. He said it is the most celebrated dish in his family.

His suggestion for sauce is:
melted butter, a dash if lemon juice and grated Parmesan Cheese. This is my kind of recipe. If you're in San Mateo, check out his business, Mangia Kai Pasta.

Once again, thanks to everyone who took their precious time to come and see me on the road. Now, I'm going to do my best to blog every day!!!


PS I will also try and figure out how to deal with my pictures, which is what always prevents me from posting!

Mothers Day 2013

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Like so many folks out there--on this day I have such love and gratitude for the fortune of an amazing mom.
Here's a Mother's Day story about us.
Best to all moms out there too. LSQ


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.



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: 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.

LSQ & The MH Team