One of the funny and marvelous things about blogging is the way you develop relationships with people well before you meet them in the flesh. Case in point is Gabi Moskowitz of BrokeAss Gourmet, who was a line item in my blogroll for years before we actually attended the same event a few years ago.
We became fast friends. Gabi is affable, with a bubbly personality and an endless stream of fun stories. (It's worth noting that there is no relation to the other Broke-Ass, Stuart, though they are friends.)
And then, she did something totally unprecedented: She pitched the story of her life as a young food blogger as a TV show, and ABC Family picked it up. How cool is that?
Young & Hungry debuts June 25, starring Emily Osment as Gabi Diamond, a food blogger who gets a gig as a private chef for a tech guru. Will love blossom between them? Only time will tell.
One of the things they're doing to drive intertest in the show is working with bloggers on a two-week challenge. Hey, I'm a blogger!
They kept the details deliberately vague. So imagine my surprise when a box arrived with this jaunty orange picnic basket.
Which, upon opening, contained this curious array of props.
We have six challenges, each announced on a certain date. The first was yesterday: Using the pads of paper, write down the best tip you've received as a cook. This was a no-brainer for me.
There are prizes involved, people, so please head over to the challenge and vote for me!
What will the next challenge be? All I know is it involves a picture frame. Stay tuned.