To help celebrate our 20th year in television, Jim Baugh Outdoors TV has just completed it's final additions to the shows new cooking set. This is where many of the cooking features will be filmed along the Hampton River for our 2009 series. Ever since we started as Fishing Virginia Television Series 20 years ago, our cooking segments have always been a favorite. We have shot many of on location features at restaurants from Florida to Maryland. Many of our older programs that featured our family recipes were shot on location at my fathers house on the river. Dad had an awesome kitchen that was set up perfect for filming. Taking a lot from what I learned about his set up, and many other professional chefs from all over, I designed our new cooking set to be able to handle the most demanding cooks!
We like to catch um, them cook um up quick. So this kitchen is complete with a double oven, (one is convection,) Microwave, commercial grade refidge, and to help clean up our large messes, two drawer style dish washers. Everything is stainless steel and the floors are hardwood.
When I was at last years Annapolis show promoting the Hampton VA Booth, I met up with world renowned maritime artiest Rick Bogert for a tour of some of his latest works. I had seen these custom tiles where he would print in amazing color some of his artwork. I thought then, this would be an awesome addition for the new cooking set. A tiled backsplash with Rich Bogert art!! This would be the last addition to the otherwise "Dream Team" kitchen! So, once the tiles came in, I contacted Jack Hall of Jacks Tile to come in and put it all together. This was very exciting. All the art tiles are custom lit under the cabinets that just has an amazing look.
For more info on Rick Bogert Fine Art click the link below. "See ya in Annapolis Rick!!"
Be sure to also check out Ricks' custom offshore Rods. Unreall!!
Time to cook
First up on Friday, we cooked up some awesome Tuna, blackened and also made some sesame Tuna on the grill. It was fantastic. Next, we put our steamers to the test!!! I had caught some crabs off our dock and went to Armstead Seafood for the fresh Clams and fresh Shrimp. Also cooked up some Sausage and it all made one great presentation. Look for the recipe for Jim's Seafood Sampler in the Nov-Dec issue of Travel Virginia Magazine 2008.
Moving Fronts. We have had a mess with the weather, trying to get offshore has been tough this week, so we will be trying hard to get out next week and get on the Dolphin and Tuna bite. All filming we are producing now will be aired in 2009 for our 20th year broadcast. So far the fishing has been pretty good, but pickin that perfect offshore day has not been easy. Stay tuned for more offshore reports next week.