Yesterday, we shot 3 segments for Ani’s Raw Food Essentials for web, TV, and cable:
The videos will air one a month starting late May, after the new book is available. Here’s a few photos from the day.
Makeup works wonders, and each time I work with a makeup artist, I learn new ways for applying looks. Martin Christopher does makeup for the Playboy Bunnies, and I loved what he did with me eyes and hair.
To get as much of the counter and ingredients into our shots, I had to stand as low to the counter as possible. That meant standing with my legs straddled for hours…quite the thigh workout.
Skye Van Raalte-Herzog (producer), Todd Stevens (exec producer), and Aaron Lee (camera) were great at giving me feedback and direction. They’ve obviously done these shoots many times before and really knew what would work well on camera. They were an awesome team to work with.
A behind-the-camera perspective photo shot by my assistant Jules Castillo. Jules helped us to set up the kitchen for our shoot, then he helped me prep my ingredients too. Great assistants like Jules are wonderful to have around on shoots and projects.
Everyone enjoyed eating up all the food after the shoot. It’s always fun to watch reactions to my food when folks try it for the first time. Skye enjoys lots of raw foods already, but Todd was blown away at how simple and delicious everything was. Thank goodness he loves nuts, since both dishes used walnuts, almonds, and brazil nuts.
I had a birthday celebration to attend last night after the video shoot. Sweetie Martin made sure my hair and makeup were perfect for my evening out. What did I tell you….Playboy hair! I felt like an LA hottie. That is one of the many things I love about LA. You can never be too over or under dolled up.
Once these videos go live, I’ll make sure to post them here. So check back for the first one late May. I can’t wait to watch them myself!
Ani’s Raw Food Durian Essentials: 4 min, 39 sec
Many people in the USA have not yet seen or tried durian fruit. So, I shot this video in Seminyak, on the West Coast of Bali, as an introduction to the King of Fruit. I hope this video may encourage you to give this delectable fruit a try.
Ani’s Raw Food Baja Taco Wraps: 6 min, 18 sec
It may be hard to imagine eating a raw food, vegan, uncooked taco. But I assure you, this recipe is delicious. It was voted as the favorite recipe out of the 7 I taught during my 4-hour raw food workshop in Phuket, Thailand at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale.
This segment aired on Thailand’s NBT Television on January 29th, 2010. I’ll show you just how easy it is to make these fresh raw food Baja Taco Wraps.
Ani Phyo’s Raw Food Kitchen at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale, Thailand: 2 min, 41 sec
This is an overview of the workshop I taught in Thailand at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale in Phuket. It was edited and posted immediately after the workshop on January 24, 2010. This video ends with a view of the beautiful sunset over the ocean. The end to a perfect day.
I’ll be teaching a 4-hour workshop with 6-7 recipes at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale Resort, Phuket, in Thailand on Jan 24th, Sunday from 1-5pm. If you’re in SE Asia, please come join me for a day of delicious food made with local fresh ingredients at this lovely resort!
Here’s the menu so far, subject to change depending on local available ingredients:
Garden Pate in Collard Rolls
Miso Shitake Soup
Fresh Taco Wraps
Raspberry Ganache Fudge Cake (made with toasted cocoa powder)
Coconut Kream Pie with Chocolate Fudge Sauce on Almond Pie Crust
Mango Goji Lime Smoothie and/or Durian Coconut Smoothie
To register, contact Sylive Yaffe, PR Manager
087 888 9089 / 076 333 569
Mom Tri’s Villa Royale, 12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Phuket 83100
I was a returning guest on The View from the Bay on Friday, Nov 13th. I love hosts Spencer Christian and Janelle Wang. I showed them how easy it is to make my famous raw vegan Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Cake, from “Ani’s Raw Food Desserts“.
Spencer Christian, host, and me on set before the live show. A big inspiration to me. Spencer was the weatherman on Good Morning America, and had his own wine show on Food Network.
The lovely Janelle Wang. This fellow Asian American woman is a huge inspiration to me!! Spencer loves vegan raw foods. You can tell he walks a healthy lifestyle by how great he looks.
Matthew Kenney’s done it again! This time in Oaklahoma City with his partner Dara Prentice. This amazing duo has opened the 1st accredited Culinary Academy for Raw Living Foods, along with a restaurant where you can enjoy Matthew’s amazing food.
Join me, Matthew, Dara, and other folks from our community on Oct 3, 2009 in OKC at 105Degrees for a day of talks, demos, dinner, and celebration!
•Philip McCluskey (weight loss)
Watch my latest episode on Supreme Master TV satellite network. I’ll show you how to make superfood raw chocolate candies and raw chocolate dipped strawberries and bananas, sprinkled with goji berries and hemp seeds.
Liquid Chocolate, page 74
•1 cup cacao butter, melted
This uncooking episode aired on Supreme Master Television last week to over 4 million views around the world! In it, I show you how to make my Peach & Pistachio Cobbler from my book Ani’s Raw Food Desserts.
Peach & Pistachio Cobbler
Watch my Author’s at Google Lunchtime Talk from May 4th, 2009. This was the kickoff for Ani’s Raw Food Desserts book tour.
Past authors in the Google list of speakers include Obama and Hillary Clinton. Plus, the other Google campuses were netcast in to join my talk too. So cool!
I show Google how to make my Raspberry Ganache Fudge Cake, from page 49 of my book. And I feed Google my famous Chocolate Candies.
The Ready Mix kits I’m launching will help you make your own Cake and also Chocolate Truffles. I’m still tweaking this product, but for now, it’s available from Essential Living Foods website:
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