Earlier this week, Avrom Honig shared a behind-the-scenes look at the photoshoot for Feed Me Bubbe, talked about coming to the Big City, and introduced us to his production assistant, Zadie. He has been blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog.
Well, if you’re watching this blog closely you have seen already part 1, 2, and 3. Now I am thrilled to present to you part number 4 featuring the star of the show herself. Bubbe is here to talk a bit about the importance of having a grandparent and grandchild relationship.
We want to thank all of you for joining me over these past few posts. If you want more entries from me, leave comments below, and who knows, maybe we might do some future updates from the Book Tour with more behind the scenes action if you are interested.
For now thank you to all that have purchased our book Feed Me Bubbe. Due to your support we can proudly state that we are an Amazon Best Seller in the Kosher Category. We know this is just the beginning and we look forward to having you join us on our facebook page and over at http://www.feedmebubbe.com.
Avrom Honig and Bubbe’s new book, Feed Me Bubbe!, is now available.
Earlier this week, Avrom Honig shared a behind-the-scenes look at the photoshoot for Feed Me Bubbe, and talked about coming to the Big City. He will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council andMyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog.
Hope you’ve enjoyed parts one and two, and now, this time, I have a special guest for all of you. We got one of the big unknown stars of our show, Zadie. ”Zadie” is the Yiddish word for “grandfather.” Zadie plays a huge roll on the show making sure to keep everyone in line.
Any good production is all about having a behind-the-scenes team that really makes sure that everything is perfect. There are times that we are shooting videos where Zadie stops us before we even record because a phone may need to be taken off the hook, or perhaps an item is in the kitchen needs to be adjusted because it just doesn’t look right.
There are many times when during the process of making the book where Zadie looked over everything multiple times to make sure the pages were in the right order and that nothing was missing. In fact there were sections of the book that we knew we wanted to be in the book but if it was not for Zadie reminding us we probably would have never had it in the book. This includes menus, cooking terms, and even Bubbe’s favorite Yiddish songs which can all be found in the back of the book.
We have one more post coming up, and of course another special guest.
Just wait and see, this is a special one!
If you want to know more about Feed Me Bubbe and an introduction to how we got started then be sure to check out Part 1. Just for those joining us we created a book based upon our hit online and televised cooking show because our audience really wanted it. Of course before I knew it we had an agent, a publisher, and found myself heading to New York City to represent our new book.
The name of the organization was the Jewish Book Council and I would be presenting a two minute speech to representatives from the Jewish Book Network. To someone that was not used to speaking in front of a crowd this could be a huge undertaking. In fact they even told us that the on deck chair was nicknamed the sigh chair, or the deep breath chair. The reason for this is because everyone gives a big breath before they go up on stage, perhaps a sign of nervousness.
In my case I had nothing to be nervous over and just pretended that I was standing in front of the camera or friends just talking normally. It really was a change of pace for me looking at such a large crowd but, I didn’t mind and adjusted my microphone and just went for it.
Of course I had a good meal before the presentation over at a restaurant in New York City called Noi Due which I was told is pronounced as NOY – DUE – E. What impressed me about the place is everything was so light and yet filling. For akosher establishment it was incredible. You would never believe walking in that it was actually a kosher restaurant from the menu, the decor, and even the customers. It just looked like any other amazing restaurant located in New York.
What made this place even more amazing is that it was a dairy restaurant. Usually in New York I go to meat restaurants making sure I have food that is filling and satisfying but I have to say Noi Due is the exception to the rule. The waiter recommended a delicious cake which looked so heavy and yet was light and went down very easily. In fact it looked so incredible here is a picture:
Next time, I have a special guest for you that you are sure to love.
Check back all week for more posts from Avrom Honig, co-author (with his bubbe) of Feed Me Bubbe.
Avrom Honig is the co-author, with his bubbe, of Feed Me Bubbe!–originally a hit YouTube series, and now a book. He will be blogging all week for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council‘s Author Blog.
Greetings, everyone! Let me first introduce myself: My name is Avrom, and I am co-author on an exciting new book based on a hit online and televised cooking show entitled Feed Me Bubbe. On the show, my bubbe works on making her family favorite dishes. (By the way, if you don’t know, Bubbe is the Yiddish word for “Grandmother.”)
When we first started out, I was just trying to make my mark on the Hollywood industry, trying to find a job. As any good applicant knows having a demo reel is the key to success. After having a family discussion, we finally decided that what would make the most sense is for me to take a camera and film Bubbe making her favorite food at home.
Well the response was incredible and before you know it we are finding ourselves working on a book. To make everything even more exciting we had been told that Essdras M. Suarez would be our photographer. Essdras is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer (go to http://www.essdrasmsuarez.com where you can see some of his incredible other projects).
It was quite an unusual experience to see my bubbe being treated as a model during the entire photoshoot. If you could only have seen it for yourself! Well, actually, you can. Being a video technology enthusiast, I decided that over these next few blog posts we will include some special videos made just for you. You may even see some special guests along the way — so stay tuned for blogs and videos!