FW: The Food Flirts: New Series Debuts Friday, July 28 on PBS at 10PM and 10:30PM ET
From: Shield, Emily (eshieldcambridgema.gov)
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:37:32 -0700 (PDT)

Thank you for attending last month’s joint Women&Words!, Women in Cambridge Networking, and Cambridge Women’s Heritage Project event with the Brass Sisters at the City Hall Annex.  I wanted to share with you the exciting news that Marilynn and Sheila are coming to prime time at the end of July!


If you able, please check out their new show.  If it’s anything like our event in June, it promises to be full of laughter, warmth, good stories, and good food!



Cambridge Women’s Commission


From: Banning Ramirez [mailto:banning [at] littlegreenpickle.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 2:08 PM
To: Banning Ramirez <banning [at] littlegreenpickle.com>
Subject: The Food Flirts: New Series Debuts Friday, July 28 on PBS at 10PM and 10:30PM ET




AT 10PM AND 10:30PM ET

The Brass Sisters Flirt Their Way Through Culinary Bucket List,

Premiering After An Episode of The Great British Baking Show


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ­– Cookbook authors and culinarians Marilynn and Sheila Brass -- the Brass Sisters, a.k.a. “The Food Flirts” (Instagram: @thefoodflirts) -- are two passionate food explorers of a certain age, on a mission to tackle their culinary bucket list one bite at a time.  In each episode of this new, six-episode series on PBS, the Boston-based food ladies “flirt” their way into chefs’ kitchens to uncover ethnically unique and delicious delights, then head home to experiment for themselves -- creating cross-cultural culinary mash-ups that viewers can try at home.  The first two episodes of THE FOOD FLIRTS premiere Friday, July 28, 2017, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings), after episode eight of the food show phenomenon THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW.


Produced by former Food Network and Cooking Channel executive Bruce Seidel (Instagram: @bruceseidel) of Hot Lemon Productions, the series follows the ladies through culinary mash-up adventures, like a “modern” burger that mixes an Indian dosa with a cheeseburger, or a pastrami ramen noodle kugel recipe. The sisters’ fanciful recipes and unscripted realness brings together unique tastes and unique personalities.  Future episodes find the Flirts working culinary magic with baklava crust milk tart, curried golden raisin and cashew rugelach, and “Bunny Chow” pastitsio bread bowls with turmeric béchamel.


“The Brass Sisters have always been two favorite food people in Boston, and I’m thrilled to bring them to a wider audience with THE FOOD FLIRTS series in partnership with PBS,” said Seidel. “Think Two Fat Ladies meets Julia Child – these women have food chops, an alluring sense of humor, and are always ready to share culinary wisdom learned along the way!”  


The longtime Cambridge. Mass., residents have 130 years of combined baking and cooking experience. Recently named “Food Heroes” by the Mayor of Cambridge for their various food contributions, they are the authors of Baking With The Brass Sisters (St. Martin’s Press 2015), Heirloom Cooking With The Brass Sisters (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2008), and Heirloom Baking With The Brass Sisters (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2006), which was a finalist for the James Beard Foundation award in the Dessert and Baking category. Their books are consistently best-sellers; Food & Wine magazine has called the sisters “dessert geniuses,” and selected their books for its annual The Best of the Best 25 Cookbooks.


The Brass Sisters have appeared on numerous television programs during their careers and conducted cooking demonstrations at many events.  Nationally, the duo headlined a one-hour special on Cooking Channel, “The Brass Sisters Celebrate the Holidays,” hosted the public television show “The Brass Sisters: Queens of Comfort Food” and appeared on “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” on Food Network (beating Iron Chef Flay with their pineapple upside-down cake).  Marilynn and Sheila have appeared on local television and radio programs in 22 cities in 15 states, as well as in Canada, and have appeared three times at The James Beard House as part of the Beard on Books series.


The Brass Sisters have curated one of the country’s most comprehensive collections of culinary antiques, including: a copper batterie de cuisine from the early 19th century; chocolate, ice cream, candy, aspic and other food molds; menus; and food advertising signs and artifacts. Their collection includes 6,500 cookbooks, some dating from the 1600s, and 1,800 books on antiques. 


For more information on The Food Flirts, please visit HotLemonProds.com/FoodFlirts.



PBS is the original home of cooking and still offers the very best in food and cooking. PBS FOOD on-air programming this summer includes: THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW, premiering June 16; FOOD – DELICIOUS SCIENCE, the scientific story of food that reveals the physics, chemistry and biology hidden inside every bite; and season five of MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL, which explores treasured recipes from the Arabian Gulf. From A CHEF'S LIFE to THE MIND OF A CHEF, PBS programs and chefs have received more Peabody Awards, Daytime Emmy® Awards and James Beard Foundation Awards than any other network. Viewers can explore more deeply on the PBS FOOD site pbs.org/food, which brings together the best food and cooking content from across public television with award-winning digital videos, recipes, articles and more.


About PBS

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About Hot Lemon:

Hot Lemon is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle industry media and agency leader connecting consumers to culinary and lifestyle experiences through television, digital and event production, culinary connections and lifestyle and media consultation. Hot Lemon was founded in 2014 by award-winning eminent culinary voice and lifestyle trend leader Bruce Seidel. For current Hot Lemon projects and more information, please visit our website and follow Hot Lemon on Twitter.


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