Thursday, August 28, 2008

Interview with Celebrity Chef Janette Barber

Embracing Your Big Fat Ass - Interview with Celebrity Chef Janette Barber

On last night's Recipe Box show I was joined by 6 time Emmy winning producer, writer and celebrity chef, Janette Barber. A four time nominated head writer from the Rosie O’Donnell Show, she has written for the Grammy Awards and the Tony Awards. She was Hot Topics writer on ABC’s The View during Rosie O’Donnell’s tenure there and won a 2008 Daytime Emmy in Special Class writing for her work on that show. Chef Janette's show on the TV Food Network, Lighten Up focused on converting fattening recipes to be lighter healthier and less fattening. She was also a spokesperson and recipe creator for Molly McButter through two ad campaigns. Her current project with solftware company, ElmLife, involves creating a web-based, interactive, artificially intelligent software guide. An animated version of Janette will host the guide and interact with users to help them develop better, healthier eating habits. Also, Janette is the spokesperson for EyeCare America's Feast Your Eyes campaign about how healthier eating habits can preserve eye health.

We discussed her journey through weight loss/gain to finally being able to embrace her true self. Reaching out to other women with similar experiences, Janette has written a candid, yet humorous book. It is all about the importance of self-image to maintaining good health and making proper food choices. We talked about what it was like meeting Tyra Banks and naked video blogging. Also, I got my questions answered regarding Beastly the Cat. So, don't forget to grab your chub-buds and join the B-FAB movement!

Janette shared two groovy recipes on the show for Peanut Butter Cookies (substituting zucchini for shortening) and Cauliflower Pie (without the stink). Visit her blog for copies of the recipes.

Janette's life is so fascinating and the show was so much fun. You don't want to miss it. Catch the archive. Leave a comment below to win a copy of her new book.

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  1. I am going to have to listen to this show in the archives - that Cauliflower Pie sounds .....interesting!

    Keep up the great work Barbara!!


  2. Will have to try the Cauliflower Pie. Sounds interesting. Janette is an inspiration to all women.