As the 'The View' gears up for the holidays, discussions of gift giving guides, holiday treats and fake Santa's grace the television sets of viewers. This year is no exception, and with the Oprah show gone from the daily viewing digest, it is up the 'The View' and other day-time shows to pick up the slack.
On December 8th, Martha Stewart came on the show to spill some of her treasured cooking and entertaining secrets in her newest book entitled, "Martha's Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations." As Martha goes through periods of good and bad press, now is a good time for some positive reviews of her work.
The most recent of her negative reviews come from her daughter, Alexis Stewart. She recently published a book called "Whateverland" in which she freely bashes her mother about her hard life growing up. She states in the book that she always had to forage for food for herself, as her mother never prepared anything for her, she shut off the lights and pretended not to be home during Halloween and regularly went to the bathroom with the door open.
Ever the gracious hostess, Martha responded with laughter and lightness. She encouraged her viewers to buy her daughter's book as it is "entertaining" and "funny." Funny or not, negative press may not always be good press. When the chance comes along to get on 'The View' to talk about your latest and greatest endeavors, Martha (or any famous person) should take it.
And that is exactly what she did. In this tasty show, we learn how Martha makes mouthwatering tiramisu dessert "shots," spicy chocolate-ginger cookies rolled in sugar crystals, how to pipe a sweet-nothing of ganache on top of fudgy brownies and finally she shows Elizabeth, Sherri and the rest of the gang how to toast the meringue on top sugar cookies covered with lemon curd. All in all, it was good eating for the cast members and a good day to be a guest; members in the show each went home with a copy of Martha's book, "Holiday Crafts."
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