May 11: The Martha Stewart Show

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Photo by Rob Tannenbaum/The Martha Stewart Show ©2012 Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. All Rights Reserved

It still feels surreal that I was there. In magical NYC, on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Standing next to Martha Stewart in her studio kitchen. Laughing. Cooking together.

Needless to say, dear readers, that this occasion was quite an experience for me!

Her staff was wonderful. Everyone was friendly and welcoming.

I loved to be there.

And cook.

tartine spring vegetables

Tartine with spring vegetables, smoked salmon and basil oil recipe

I knew it before, but seeing it with my own eyes confirmed that Martha’s kitchen is a dream for anyone coveting delicious and pretty props of all style and color. A green cake stand? Sure, there are plenty of those. And what about pretty turquoise blue bowls? Not a problem either.

The theme of the show was French food. Two other charming ladies were part of it. Talented French Ariane Daguin, founder of D’Artagnan, prepared glazed duck breast while chef Jody Williams from Buvette made a French classical mousse au chocolat (chocolate mousse).

Photo by Rob Tannenbaum/The Martha Stewart Show ©2012 Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. All Rights Reserved

The show will air on May 11 at 10 AM. So if you are interested in watching it, turn on your TV to Hallmark Channel (see the schedule here). I will be there. Cooking vegetables tartines and baking brown butter and pistachio financiers. They are recipes (2 out of 3) from my cookbook.

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Brown butter pistachio and poppy seeds financiers recipe

The brown butter pistachio and poppy seed financiers flavored with cardamon are invariably a hit with anyone who tastes them. When Lulu turned one, I remember that I had baked mini versions of them because at one, the world of pistachios and walnuts and pecans and hazelnuts was suddenly opening up to her. And I am so glad it did because Lulu really loves nuts–as well as these financiers.

As to the tartines, Martha chose one prepared with cherry tomatoes roasted slowly in the oven with tarragon, and I suggested another tartine prepared with spring greens (asparagus, peas and watercress), smoked salmon, and ricotta flavored with basil oil. If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know that these are favorites in my kitchen.

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Tartine with tarragon flavored slow roasted tomatoes, goat cheese, and prosciutto recipe

Of course, I was nervous to cook with Martha. And inevitably, I felt that my head was in the clouds during that splendid day in NYC.

I hope you’ll enjoy. I am excited to see the show on Friday since I have not yet seen the images.

Photo by Rob Tannenbaum/The Martha Stewart Show ©2012 Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. All Rights Reserved

I am extremely thankful to Greta, the wonderful producer I worked with, and her entire team who made it so comfortable for me (let’s say it, it’s pretty nice to have someone else fix your hair!)

Well my dear readers, in short, what a day it was! I am still smiling at it all.


  1. Such an event !
    Yahou !!!
    Great experience I imagine.
    And I discover you again troughout these pics.

  2. Congratulations! Bask in the glory, Bea, but it’s obviously well-deserved recognition. Wishing you continued success. Gosia

  3. You likely don’t remember me – we were in the same Isis class when our kids were young. Happened upon your website. Nice to see your daughter grown so beautifully, and to see you realizing your dreams. Congratulations on the appearance and the cookbook.

  4. Félicitations Béa! Mais je ne sais pas si je pourrai visionner l’émission de chez moi à Montréal. À moins que le vidéo soit sur le site de Martha…?

  5. Congratulations Béa! I’m so glad your book has such a great success, it deserves it!

  6. I guess that’s was amazing experience 🙂 foods on photos looks yummy, I like Martha’s show, but now I haven’t tv canal where I can watch this, can I see this online in web??

    Your blog is my favourite, so best wishes and have a nice day! 🙂

  7. Wow! Congratulations Béa! I finally got your book yesterday. It looks amazing. Unfortunately I’ve been too busy to sit down and read through it. I want to give it time. Lots of it. Enjoy it with a cup of tea or a glass of white wine. The time will come. Soon. Next week. Excited, can’t wait!

  8. Wow!! that’s great! Is there any means for watching it from France via th einternet ?

  9. I really want to see that!!! But I don’t know if it will air in Finland… Doubt it! Your pictures are AMAZING!

  10. Wow! What a well deserved honor… I am a huge Martha fan and could not think of a better collaboration of talent. Congratulations!

  11. Oh, pas de doute that you are “still smiling at it all” !
    Et les financiers autant que les tartines ont l’air si bons !

  12. Wauw Bea, Congatulations again! Wish we could see it! Please let us know when/if it’s on the internet.

  13. Bea I am taping this to be sure not to miss it! You look so beautiful in the photos (hair! make-up!) 🙂 Congratulations, what an experience.

  14. All I can say is WOW! That is amazing and such a huge accomplishment to say the least. I am so happy for you!

  15. Lovely to have access to all those props but I LOVE your props….

  16. How exciting Bea to see a preview such as this. I am so glad it went well. your smile is radiant!

  17. !!! Bea!!! Amazing! You look incredible standing next to Martha, and your photos are so up to par with a gorgeous Living mag. Just lovely. So happy for you!

  18. Congrats, Bea! I knew Martha would love that roasted tomato recipe…I don’t think I will ever have tomatoes any other way after discovering that recipe from your book ;-).

  19. Congreats Bea! Must have been such a thrill. One of my dreams as well is to one day be invited to the Martha Show. The pictures of the show shown here are beautiful and you look great. The pistachio financier in your book is my favorite recipe. So happy for you!

  20. wow, congratulations!! Will you link somehow your show? I’m in Italy and I don’t have TV, so I’d like to see it anyway… is it possible?

  21. Congratulations!! And such beautiful pictures 🙂 I’m happy for you that you could be at Martha’s show! Hope we get the link to watch it later!

  22. I am SO glad that I ordered your cookbook a few days ago, before you have a mad rush of orders from the viewers of the show! I ordered it because we are moving to Sierra Leone, Africa, and there will not be a large variety if food available to me, but I read that they have rice and millet, so I was thinking that I might be able to grind them into flour and make some of your recipes.

  23. Y a-t’il un endroit où on peut voir l’émission ? Martha Stewart c’est un mythe, tu devais être un peu impressionnée …

  24. I’ve always been a fan! I look forward to this Friday!

    To those of your fans who want to watch the show but don’t live in the US, usually streams video segments from her shows beginning the day after the show airs, so they can all probably watch you there! Congratulations, Béa!

  25. Congratulations indeed! TI I follow for many years and every time I switch between these pictures full of energy and enthusiasm. I like the way you write and tell, I love your recipes and colors. I guess the thrill of ccucinare with Martha but I’m sure you were very good … : D

  26. Waow ! Cela devait être complètement incroyable d’être à côté d’elle. Tu le mérites ! Vraiment !

  27. Congratulations!! You look wonderfull in this kitchen with Martha. 🙂 Can i take one of this cherry tomatoes? They are look great! 🙂

  28. Very, very cool! Wish I could watch, but I don’t get the Hallmark Channel 🙁 Could you post a link? Would love it!

  29. I am SO excited for you!!! Getting my DVR set up to record. Congrats – what an amazing experience I’m sure!

  30. Congrats, Bea! What a wonderful experience- and your pictures of the show are beautiful and you look pretty too 🙂 Ohhh..wish I could watch the show, but {here in New Zealand} I don’t get the Hallmark Channel 🙁

  31. Thank you so much everyone 😉 Merci à tous et à toutes. I think they typically add the videos to Martha Stewart’s site, so once I know the link, I will post it. Je pense qu’ils mettent les vidéos sur son site donc une fois que je connais le lien, je l’indiquerai.

  32. congratulations! i will definitely record it since I’m working at that time! that’s awesome!!

  33. Hi Bea, Congratualtions again on the new book. Your appeareance on Martha Stewart’s show will certainly enhance sales and you deserve it for you have worked hard in producing a good book. I am looking forward to seeing you on T.V the next thing to a sort of “in person” meeting.

  34. Bravo bravo!!! Congratulations Bea! I am sure it will be awesome! Hope I get to catch it!

  35. So so well deserved – you should have your own show! I can’t wait to catch the episode. Bravo!

  36. Oh Bea! That is so wonderful!!! You look absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to watch you in action with Martha. Bravo!!!!


  37. Congratulations Bea!!!!! I am so proud to see everything going so well for you!! I always knew that those amazing lunches that you used to have with you were just a hint of amazing things to come in your future! much love – s

  38. I think having you on Martha’s show is a perfect combination! I remember emailing the show when I first got your cookbook in case they hadn’t seen it yet. Hope I had one vote in getting you on the show? Can’t wait to see it! Felicitation.

  39. Félicitation !
    J’espère que ton livre sortira bientôt en français, il me tente beaucoup !

  40. How exciting. You really deserve it. Your cookbook and blog boast the most amazing and creative recipes and it really only was a matter of time before Martha invited you. Can’t wait to see it!

  41. Oooh, your outfit pairs nicely with the seemingly jadeite dishes in the background:)

    Live the dream!

  42. Wow-you have worked hard for your success and certainly deserve all that is coming your way.

  43. Your hair and makeup is beautiful and you look so happy standing there with Martha Stewart! Congratulations on this wonderful achievement. We can’t get the channel but many friends have the show scheduled to record.

  44. You look wonderful Bea! I will not miss this show – my kitchen calandar is marked! Such beautiful food styling & photos – love the bright, cheery colors, and the light.. your work inspires me always. Congrats on your television appearance!

  45. Felicitations Béa! I’ve adored your blog for a good while now, but this amazing post and great news incited me to comment.

    Such wonderful recognition for a very talented lady. Well deserved. I hope to see much more of the same in the future!
    PS- will your book soon be available in London?

  46. Eeeeeee!!! I’ve already got the hallmark channel turned on and I am SO excited for the show to start!!! Congrats in advance because I’m sure you will be amazing!!! You’re book really has changed my life 😀

  47. I have been a sporadic reader of your blog but I saw you on Martha today and your dishes were all fantastic! bravo! I added the book to my wishlist.

  48. I am hungry after watching you make those tartines. Congratulations.

  49. Loved the show this morning. Lulu looks so like you! Your dishes were wonderful and as usual you make it all look so easy.

  50. lovely show this morning!! so great to see you in action 🙂 a little birdy told me that i am getting your cookbook for mother’s day – i can’t wait!

  51. Bea –
    Good for you! I can tell you are having a great time, by your perma smile. You looked fantastic too, and the food delicious!
    Very Best – Jill

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  53. Hello Bea! Congratulations on being on the show, wow it must have been incredible and something you will never forget 🙂 Is there anywhere online I can watch the segment? 🙂

  54. I love it all, but I especially love your shirt! Where did you find it, may I ask?

  55. Such wonderful recognition for a very talented lady. Well deserved. I hope to see much more of the same in the future!
    PS- will your book soon be available in London?

  56. Congratulations!
    I loved the video!
    You looked radiant and beautiful, inspiring. It was lovely to see you cooking the recipes, so natural!

  57. Béatrice. Très décevant de vous voir en compagnie de cette femme insipide et corrompue. Je crois que de vous exposer à ses côtés, c’est comme dire ouvertement que vous êtes une personne superficielle et que, finalement, les belles images que vous nous “postées” sur votre site ne sont qu’une marchandise sans âme. Bon, après tout, c’est ce que les américains aiment, je suppose…

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  59. Bea, j’ai regardé les vidéos, et j’ai beaucoup aimé. (même si je ne comprends pas tout… avec l’accent américain;-)
    Caroline G, qui êtes-vous pour juger les autres? allez donc répandre votre jalousie et vos aigreurs ailleurs.

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  61. Béatrice, your food photography is so good that you have some copy-cats:

    It so obvious, it’s disturbing to me… I hope people will realize that you are THE true artist behind it.

    Anyway, thank you for all your beautiful shots. It is amazing to see how your work improved with the years to achieve such a standout and unique style. It is really encouraging for all of us, food photography beginners. I love your book by the way 🙂

  62. Hi Christine, thanks for your kind note. You are unfortunately not the first one to tell me indeed. I must say that it’s disturbing to me too. Not sure there’s anything I can do though. So glad you are enjoying my book. Thank you!

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