Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chow, Bellas! Feast On This

I very nearly missed it in my inbox. You know how it is, a girl gets so many emails from hot romance novel cover guys they all start to look like spam. But this one stood out because the name looked familiar, like a guy formerly known around here as him, a man now known as one of My Blog Boyfriends.

Some might even call him Nathan Kamp.

So, Nathan gets in touch to tell me he wonders whether the Bellas and other romance fans I know might wanna' dig on this new gig he's got goin', "Live to Eat," a hot 'n slick new reality-style webshow at NathanLivesToEat.com. Watch it here!

What's up with Nathan's "Live to Eat?" Well, as Kamp told us way back in the famous RBTB ExtraView interview series, "Real Life Romance Hero," he’s always loved cooking, food and connecting with people. NathanLivesToEat.com is an extension of those passions. The show's tagline, "Good Friends. Good Food. Real Life." tells the story, too.

”This isn’t just a show about food, but how, as with most food lovers, food and cooking enhance our lives and relationships,” Kamp told me yesterday. “It just seems a natural fit for my wife, Elizabeth, and me to share our real lives and friendships in this show.”

Kamp and his gorgeous-but-so-clearly-nice-you-can't-possibly-hate-her squeeze are sweet and engaging on-camera, and it's fun to share in the bonds they've formed with their best pals who're also featured in "Live to Eat."

“This has been such a labor of love for us,” Kamp said. “I want to share the news with the Bellas, and all the romance readers who’ve been so supportive and followed my career over the years.”

Oh, and Kamp cooks on the show, too. No, I mean really cooks food, cheeky Bellas. In eppie 2, he does Italian like a native, and even gets the accent right. So I've decided to make him an honorary one of my peeps. Whether he wants to be or not.

"Live to Eat" marks a new, but not unexpected direction for Kamp's career that includes runway, print and cover modeling, as well as film and TV credits. And he's hoping those of us who've had so much fun enjoying his work [that's my polite euphamism for the way we've shamelessly, yet with some small modicum of tasteful restraint admired his God-given, um, talents] will support him and Elizabeth in their new gustatory gig.

And nothing would make Kamp happier. ”As the next season of my life begins to take shape," he states, "I’m happy to have the chance to share it with all of you.”

Click here or in the video still-frame above to check out eppies 1 and 2 of Nathan's "Live to Eat" at NathanLivesToEat.com.

Chow, Bellas!


What what you like to see Nathan cook on "Live to Eat?" What would you like to hear Elizabeth and his best pals reveal about him?
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27 comments:

Portia Da Costa said...

Wow, those videos are awesome! What a nice guy, and even better, he cooks lovely food!

Now I really want to move to NY and be part of his unofficial family!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Buongiorno, Bellas! Really, Portia, he's maturing rather well, don't you think? I hate to cook, but I love people who are exuberant about it.

I do like to feed people, however. But cooking's still too stressful for me. do you have some specialities, P?

Oh, and another thing I love is taking a ridiculously long time to eat. I love talking, relaxing between courses and after. Coffee or espresso is a must! Which, of course, means dessert, I guess. So, I guess I love the event of eating. As long as someone else is doing the creating of the food. :)

Michele said...

I'm SO glad you found his food show!

I told Stacy about him the other day.
**hint hint* Bellas - He's on Facebook too. :-)

You forgot to mention he can SING!
OK, so there wasn't enough for a full aria, but he can hold a tune beautifully, don't you think?

And he IS funny. It's really nice to see the Man behind the muscles and costume - hard to beat the Scottish Highlander though. *grin*

Which episode is your favorite? I liked the pork loin. I coveted his pots/pan and his STOVE TOP...Oh my gosh -that is like, the perfect kitchen!

I'd love to see what he would do with fish/seafood. Would he do a stew/soup? Cajun style? I mean, I saw what he could do with shrimp..that was cute....but I'd like a full..

Oh my gosh! I"m late for work! Gotta run...

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Welcome, Michele! You know, I found NK on facebook a while back, but didn't friend him because I knew he was concerned in the past about his privacy. I didn't want him to be inundated with friendings. My husband thought I was a nut. lol. Isn't that funny?

PJ said...

He's gorgeous, he's sweet and he cooks? Could he be more perfect?

Thanks, Michelle! I've bookmarked Nathan's site and will be tuning in for all the episodes.

David B. said...

Male Perspective Guy here.

Wanted not to like this guy and this video thing. But watched and I must admit. Good production value, the food looks great, the "meet my friends" thing works. Nice job, Nathan.

As much as I hate to admit it....

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Ah, Male Perspective Guy, so you're feelin a little sheepish now about jokin on me wicked the night he called the house...

I'm really impressed with the prod, too. I sent it along to the folks at dailyeats.com and heard the same from them. I hope they pick it up, as well as TastingTable.com, too. I love that it's so youthful, yet it's got this strong commitment thing goin on, too. But that seems pretty intrinsic to Nathan's and Elizabeth's relationship, and they seem to draw those same types of folks to them. We even could see that when we first met them inthe ExtraView a couple years back, how their values make them reach out and nurture folks around them.

btw, could he and his wife be any cuter?

Portia Da Costa said...

Oh dear, I'm the world's worst and most reluctant cook, Queen Bella!

I have two dishes.

Tuna pasta bake, which is mainly assembling the ingredients from packets and tins and baking them together. I always use bronze-die pasta for better flavour.

Christmas trifle, again assembled from packets and tins, but taken to the max this last year with generous additions of sherry *and* brandy! I think there were about four alcohol units in each serving. LOL

That's about the extent of my culinary expertise... ;)

Playground Monitor said...

I'll have to watch the videos later. I'm waiting for a work crew to arrive and finish flooring part of my attic. Then the boxes that have inhabited the guest room closet for almost 4 years can go there.

Nice to see there's more than a pretty face here. And how understanding your Dave is. Not many husbands would be so understanding of their wives' public lusting. ;-)

Marilyn

Stacy~ said...

Bummer can't watch this at work, though thanx to Michele (with one L) I am one of his FB friends, I have seen the links for this. Very, very cool that he's expanding his horizons and doing many other things. I'm sure watching him cook in the kitchen (amongst other places) is an incredible treat ;)

Manda said...

Oh, wow! He's the real deal, isn't he? Can't watch these vids at work, but definitely later at home.

And add me to the don't like to cook crowd. I'm okay at it, but it's not my favorite thing. But I do love to eat...

Morning, bellas:)

LeeAnn said...

I didn’t have time to watch the whole things this morning but it looked pretty neat. I’m really starting to enjoy cooking and trying out new things.

Lis said...

Oh, I've watched these already. Nathan could cook for me any time, any where, any recipe. Shoot, he could just stand and read from the cookbook, and I'd be droolin'!!!
I'm with Michele (one L) - would love to see him do a fish recipe. Some fresh salmon maybe, but since his wife doesn't like shrimp, maybe fish in general won't be on the menu!
Michelle, that whole meal as an event thing that Italians do so well is what he's trying to convey, I think. I love to entertain that way too- a few friends/family, a few courses, a few bottles of wine, and you've got a great evening!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

ooo,lis, salmon's my fave. You know, I wouldn't mind seeing some other mediterranean dishes that aren't Italian, like Greek food, for example.

leeann, good for you! Do you find it relaxing? So many people tell me that's why they cook. My mom is obsessed with cooking, and she's really good at it. What are you trying out? Do you use cookbooks? I know someone who doesn't cook, but is obsessed with collecting cookbooks.

Oh, btw, MPG (male perspective guy) makes a mean bananas beignet.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

peej, you're welcome. I know nathan appreciates the eyeballs. :)

Stace, if you and your friends have seen this before, why'd it take Nathan's writing me for me to find out about it? hmmmm? You used to be way more generous with NK sightings...

'mornin, manda! Exactly!

Playground Monitor said...

Oh, btw, MPG (male perspective guy) makes a mean bananas beignet.


And when are we invited over to sample? Hmmm?

orannia said...

I've only watched a little of the first video, but I thought it was really good. Like Dave said, it was beautifully produced. And Nathan (if I can call him that?) speaks very well - a natural presenter.

As for food - I hope he cooks a risotto. Am attempting it for the second time tonight...hopefully it tastes better than the first time I cooked it :)

Play - all the best with the flooring!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

dittos onwhat orannia said, play. um, am I the only one who's crossing her fingers that they're kinda hot so you have something fun to view in-house? and, yeahhhh, risotto! good luck, orannia. risotto always reminds me of a scene from "Big Night," which people either love or hate. I love. A guy tries to order risotto as a side dish w/ pasta. The restaurateurs are beside themselves at the very idea of bastardizing a pasta experience that way...

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

play, you're welcome any time! But MPG'll make you drink mimosas, too. I give you fair warning.

Lis said...

Michelle, mimosas and banana beignets? Where do I sign up?? Sounds like a wonderful brunch to me!!

LeeAnn said...

I don’t really find it relaxing, because honestly I’m pretty tired after all is said and done but I do find it to be fun. And the nice thing is I only cook when I want to :o)

And Rach posts all kinds of really yummy recipes on her blog and I’ve been trying a lot of them out lately. I also have a great Portuguese cook book that I’m going to try out next.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

LeeAnn, there's nothing i hate more than having to cook. But at least we're beyond the two different dinners now the kids are older. There used to be a Portuguese food I loved, and I can't remember it now...

You know, guys, maybe a cyber brunch for Valentines Day when we announce the prize winners...

Santa said...

Needless to say, I've bookmarked that page. What an amazing guy and not just another pretty face, lol.

It made me a bit nostalgic for the days when the DH and I lived in Brooklyn in the PK days. That's Pre Kids, lol. We'd whip together dinners and, my favorite meal, brunch for our friends one night and over to someone else's house another.

Stacy~ said...

Well Michelle I did tell you he was my FB friend *g* Besides isn't an email from Nathan much better than one from me? I'm sure you'd agree on that one.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

I dunno, Stace. He never bought me a great martini. What were they called again?

Santa, PK? I fantasize about those days, too. For some reason I still refer to them as "when we were single," but I'm not sure why." I totally equate them with entertaining friends, too. But how fun that you guys did it in Brooklyn! There's so much appeal there. If I'd have been invited for brunch, I'd have made MPG whip up some beignet for us. I loved how you said on my facebook page that Nathan got you thinking veal scal. :)

Monica Burns said...

Italian. I want him to cook Italian. Noodles, sauce, mushrooms, chicken, whatever as long as it goes with those dark and handsome features. *grin*

I'm hoping he's on one of my future covers. *evil grin*

amy*skf said...

D'oh.

I haven't watched the video yet--but I will, I love to watch other people cook.

And Michelle I have heard the legend of the banan beignets. Have not verified the reality yet...