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Martha on The Today Show: Makes Meatloaf and Discusses Trial

Martha Stewart is interviewed on The Today Show, March 6, 2013

On Wednesday, Martha stopped by The Today Show and, as she regularly does, taped a cooking segment–for Big Martha’s Meatloaf. During her visit, she also spent a moment to sit with Matt Lauer for an very difficult interview. Lauer was pretty tough on Martha–but Martha was unfazed. She answered with typical aplomb, defending her company’s mission to offer products wherever customers want them. She was also characteristically diplomatic, choosing her words carefully to describe her thoughts about Macy’s CEO, Terry Lundgren. Lundgren famously hung up on Martha when she phoned to let him know about the new partnership with JC Penney.

The interview was preceded by this video, a short piece covering Martha’s appearance in court the day before. According to this report, the trial could finish by Friday of this week. If it does not, it may be as late as sometime in April before the judge rules on the lawsuit.

From the transcript of the interview:

Lauer: Do you believe your products in [JC Penney] stores could help turn around that company?

Martha: Well, as I said yesterday, [JC Penney CEO] Ron Johnson is a visionary. Ron Johnson worked very hard on all those fantastic Apple stores. He also had a lot to do with the great success of Target before that. Ron is a visionary. He is trying to reimagine the retail landscape, and that’s a big job. And he has not been given any time at all to do so. It takes a little while to rebuild something like a JC Penney; a monolith like that.

Lauer: We are going to follow this story, Martha. Thank you for coming in this morning. I know it wasn’t easy for you to sit down and do this.

Martha: Well, thank you very much. And I’m going to go home and make meatloaf! (laughs)

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Video: Martha Promotes “Meatless” Cookbook on the Today Show

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Martha stopped by NBC’s TODAY show and sprinted through several recipes from the new vegetarian cookbook, “Meatless”, published earlier this week. The cookbook looks like a nice healthy way to start the new year. FOMs: Have any of you purchased the new cookbook yet and tried any of the recipes? What do you think?

Good news: Below are links to recipes from the TODAY show segment!

From NBC.com:

Happily stick to those New Year’s diet resolutions by trying recipes from Martha Stewart’s new vegetarian cookbook, “Meatless.” Here, the kitchen maven makes an avocado, beet and orange salad, grilled asparagus and ricotta pizzas, and linguine with toasted almonds, parsley and lemon.

Recipes:

Grilled asparagus and ricotta pizzas

Linguine with toasted almonds, parsley and lemon (scroll down page)

Avocado, beet and orange salad (scroll down page)

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Martha Stops by The Today Show to Judge Centerpiece Contest

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Martha stopped by The Today Show to judge their Thanksgiving centerpiece contest. FOMs: Watch the video and let me know your thoughts about Martha’s decision.

From The Today Show’s website (as is the above photo):

After beating out hundreds of other submissions, three viewer finalists compete to have their homemade Thanksgiving centerpiece named TODAY’s best by the queen of crafts herself, Martha Stewart.

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Today Show: Martha Stewart Prepares Chicken Fricasse

Martha stopped by NBC’s Today Show this morning to demonstrate how to prepare Chicken Fricasse. In this video, Martha shows Matt Lauer how to prepare the dish. As you can see, Martha is totally in “teaching” mode here, in advance of next month’s premiere of “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School”. If you want the recipe for Chicken Fricasse, you can visit NBC.com or pick-up the October issue of  Martha Stewart’s Living, on newstands now. The magazine has several more photos of the recipe; its ingredients and its preparation. FOMs: Are you going to attempt this recipe? Seems perfect for Fall, right?

From the Today Show website:

Chicken fricassee is a classic French dish that relies on humble ingredients and has about as many variations as there are grandmothers in France. Here, Martha Stewart shows you how to make this chicken stew, which is traditionally served over rice, mashed potatoes or lightly buttered egg noodles.

French comfort food: Martha Stewart’s chicken fricassee – food – TODAY.com.

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Martha on the Today Show, August 20, 2012

Martha stopped by NBC’s Today Show this morning for a demo on swirled desserts, or “Desserts with a Twist”. Recipes are featured in the August issue of “Martha Stewart Living” magazine, and are also available here. Note how Martha uses items from the Martha Stewart Collection at Macys, demonstrating her commitment to that relationship, even while the legal skirmish continues to work itself out in court. FOMs: Have you ever made a jelly roll, or a meringue, like those shown here? Now’s your chance!

From The Today Show’s website:

“Give it a swirl! Whether cake, cookie or even ice cream, dessert instantly looks more impressive when it does the twist,” says kitchen maven Martha Stewart. Follow her lead and make your own “swirl” cake by using her simple techniques. Here, Martha prepares a chocolate peanut butter tart, coffee meringue-ice cream cake, hazelnut-raspberry jelly roll and cherry gelee.

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