Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Getting Paid for Making Video Recipes? It’s About.com time!

I mentioned a few posts back that I was doing some freelance video production to support this blog. I was pretty vague since nothing was official, but now it is. I am officially a “Food Video Producer” for About.com/food.

I have been working long and hard on an extensive list of assignments for their site. Due to this very necessary outside work, I’ve been unable to post as often as unusual. The good news is that once these recipes are posted on About.com, I will be able to do a post about it, and link to the video on their site. So, even though you won’t be able to play the clip on the blog as you can now, you can at least see me in action. And, as an added bonus, you won’t have to listen to me say “be sure to check the site for the ingredients” as much! The photos you see here are from upcoming recipes that will appear on About.com soon.

By the way, I do plan on doing at least two Food Wishes videos per week, along with the usual array of other edible items. So, that’s the update. I’ve put a link below to my debut on About.com where I did a slightly different version (with new and improved jokes) of the old Watermelon and Feta Salad. Since you seen and read about that one already here, I didn’t bother with a new post.

Thanks, again to all the support and stay tuned for a whole new run of great video recipes on both this blog and About.com.

To see the Watermelon and Feta Salad recipe video, click here!

14 comments:

Ben said...

Congratulations! That salad looks delicious. I will have to make it soon

Cheers

mona said...

Hi Chef John,

I just wanted to say congratulations on your new job with About.com! I'm very happy for you, I read your blog everyday but this is my first comment. I just watched the watermelon and feta recipe on there, and it was very good. (The jokes were good too)

Best regards,
Mona

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Chef John :D

been a follower of yours since the beginning, I'm happy your passion for good food and simple way of presenting it and breaking myths is getting you noticed.

good luck in your future endevours ;)

jonknee said...

About.com uses the Brightcove player which can be embedded (hit the get code button). They still get the cash for the ad featured before your content. So unless it's explicitly against your contract, everyone wins if you embed it here (they get more views, we get more videos, etc etc).

Jewels said...

Hey congratulations!!!! That's really awesome!

What is that incredibly yummy looking squash thing in the middle picture? I can't wait. The pic's too small to tell what it really is, but it's already making my mouth water anyway.

Argusmom said...

Congratulations, Chef John! I hope this is your entree into a well- deserved, much larger audience. You are looking good! Very Good!!! And yours far outclasses the other videos I have watched on the About site, though, that's not the point, I know, but keep up the good work.

klugyboy said...

Holy smokes!!! I finally got to see your head talking!!! When you posted your photo there was still a disconnect between the voice and the face but now we have the whole 'you'.

Excellent...and congrats on the about.com gig....

Carol said...

Dear John, congratulations!! The only thing I am missing is a hyperlink on your name in the About.com site, so we can get all you post there. I hope it will come soon

Chef John said...

Thanks to all!!

I will post links on this blog with articles and additional photos to any recipes I do for about, so no one should miss anything.

Also, thanks for the brightcove tip, I'll have to check on that.

Kenneth said...

Chef John is on his way to be a celebrity :) Congrats mate on your new venture! Thanks to you I learned how to cook :) So I will always remember that :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your gig, I'm sure you'll do very well.Thanks for all the videos so far; your cooking is very inspiring. :)

Chef Tom said...

Congrats ! You are really blowing up ! :-)


I hear food tv knocking around the corner :-p

Anonymous said...

Dude! This is so awesome! It's going to keep getting better I'm sure. Congratulations. If all goes according to plan I'll be back there for school next year. It was way too tough to leave the city. If you're in need of a prep cook, please consider me! Say hello to Michele !
Cousin TQ

Chef John said...

That's great! Which school, Cal? And, do you work for food?