Tonight on the Food Network, episode 4 of the “Chef Jeff Project” is airing. Shante will be faced with some tough decisions in her personal life as she moves forward to try and make a difference in her life.
The purpose of the “Chef Jeff Project” is not to just impact the lives of the crew members on the show but to impact lives all over the country. The show is important to everyone who has experienced personal and professional adversity. Though “the project” is my namesake, it’s not about me, its truly about inspiration and hope for anyone who needs a hand up in life. This show must continue on for many seasons and for many reasons.
The idea for a show like this came to me many years ago. I understood the power of food and second chances. I had first hand experience in both. When the opportunity came for my vision to be brought into living rooms, schools and prisons all over the country, I knew it would be amazing. To all the fans and supporters of the “The Chef Jeff Project” you must understand the importance of the business side of this groundbreaking docu-reality series. In television, a lot is riding on the ratings. I am asking you and your friends/family to rally behind me and the show in an effort to keep it on air. Copy and paste this blog and e-mail it across America. We must all ban together and build up ratings for this show.
On Sunday's we go all out for dinner in my house, tonight I am cooking gumbo, that’s right, at the request of my littler sister “Sugar”. It’s her favorite. We’ll eat some tonight and save the rest for Tuesday night as my family and friends gather to watch the results of, what I believe to be, the most anticipated presidential election in U.S. history. I’ve already cast my vote, make sure you exercise your right to vote this Tuesday.
In my new cookbook “Chef Jeff Cooks” there is a family tale about Gumbo and how it was my Granddaddy’s signature dish. If you haven’t purchased my cook book, now is the time to run out and get it….when you do, consider also baking some of my black pepper biscuits.
As Always, Bon Appétit