Valley cook featured in TV show
October 10, 2012
By Sebastian Moraga
Call it love at first bite.
Deanna Morauski’s participation in the TV show “My Family Recipe Rocks” received rave reviews, and the episode has not even aired yet.
The show, broadcast on the Live Well Network on Saturdays at 6 p.m. Pacific Time, is hosted by former ‘N Sync star Joey Fatone and features the homemade recipes of regular folks from all across the country.
Morauski, owner of The Old Hen Bed-and-Breakfast in North Bend and a cooking columnist for the Star, hosted the show’s crew in her kitchen, where the show was recorded.
Morauski made a mud pie, a salad, scalloped potatoes and saucy balsamic burgers — with a light, fluffy pastry replacing the traditional bun. The burger recipe was the one she sent the show at first.
She said host Fatone told her the pie was the best dessert he had ever had.
The episode featuring Morauski will air Oct. 27 as the season finale for “My Home Recipe Rocks,” Associate Producer Ava Martin said.
“It went fantastic,” Martin said of Morauski’s appearance. “She was absolutely incredible. She was one of our top shows of the year. I believe she’s going to have us ending up with a bang here.”
The show, Martin said, seeks to tell people they don’t need to be big-time chefs to rock a kitchen.
Martin called Morauski the perfect interview, just an average person “who’s really good in the kitchen, made an interesting dish that people hopefully like and want to try at home themselves.”
Morauski said she hoped the TV brings more exposure to her bed-and-breakfast and its food.
She called being on the show “more fun than I can describe.”
“We made four recipes and Joey Fatone ended up singing to my food,” she said, laughing. “It was just a real kick.”