People of the Year! Yep, that’s us in Time magazine’s special issue, which awarded the Person of the Year title to “You”, meaning independent content creators like us who post video, audio, photos and what-not to the web.
It all started when Time contacted us a few weeks ago for an interview. They hinted that a photo might be needed, but when we left for our Christmas holidays in Australia and they had not been back in touch we assumed the photo call wasn’t going ahead. When we touched down in Brisbane we turned on our mobile phone and there was a frantic message from Time in Sydney saying “Where are you? We need a photo!” We arranged to meet the photographer, Paul Blackmore, on the Gold Coast and did one shoot in our friend Angie’s kitchen, and another around at her mum’s place.
But we STILL had no idea exactly what it was for until Angie saw a TV news item about it and we twigged. Sure enough, there we were on the Time web site and in the print edition (yes, we bought out all the copies we could find) with the title Person of the Year hovering above the story.
Anyway, we want to say a big thank you to everyone who watches Crash Test Kitchen – it’s your response to the show that keeps us going. Part of this moment really does belong to “You”.
As mentioned, we’re spending Christmas in Australia. It’s the first time in years that we’ve seen many of our family and friends, so it’s a special time for us.
We managed to shoot an episode a few days ago where we slow-cooked a whole rib fillet. The resulting pink, tender, succulent steaks are then quickly flame-grilled in true Aussie barbecue style before serving. It’s an unbeatable way to prepare and serve such a quality cut of meat.
All the compliments of the season to everyone! We’ll see you in ’07.
– Waz and Lenny