On a warm Saturday morning, Good Morning America’s Features Correspondent, Taryn Brill, joined us for a Recipe Club in Brooklyn. GMA heard about our Recipe Clubs forming all across the country, and they wanted to tape one for the show.
Just as we were getting ready for our close-up, a last-minute lipstick check revealed that our morning bagels had left us both with poppy seed-speckled teeth. So much for our glamorous celebrity lifestyles!
But that was the least of our problems. Worse was that earlier in the morning we’d discovered the New York City subway lines were down. Six people had been invited and we had no idea if they would all make it on time.
Thankfully, they all arrived without a glitch. They came bearing dishes of food, copies of their recipes, and a palpable nervous energy. But when Taryn arrived she quickly set everyone at ease. In her arms she carried a magnificent tray of noodle pudding, and soon explained it was a dessert from her mother’s repertoire, one the family traditionally brings to every major event. Clearly this was a signature dish that would tell the story of her close-knit family.