Cream of Broccoli Witches’ Brew Soup with Bone Breadsticks : Behind the Scenes

I don’t know about you but the month of October flew by for me this year.  I can’t believe Halloween is this week!  We busted out the first episode of our BRAND NEW season of Bits & Pieces just in the nick of time.  So if you haven’t checked out our Cream of Broccoli Witches Brew Soup with Bone Breadsticks video yet then go do that first.  

Behind The Scenes Cream of Broccoli Soup with Bone Breadsticks |

Every time we take a long break between filming and pick it up again, we have to ease into it and work out the kinks all over again.  It’s like we have to remember to stretch before we run or we’ll get a cramp.  This time was no different.  The last time I cooked in front of the camera was months ago, so it was almost like I forgot how to do it.  This is probably why I messed up my own recipe and had to re-do a scene!

But this time, regardless of the hiccups, we had more fun with our video because we got to dress up in costumes and decorate the kitchen.  I’ve always wanted to change up my kitchen with the seasons throughout Season 1, but we simply didn’t have the time to put that kind of energy into it.  So this felt nice.  I’m all about stepping up our game.

Behind The Scenes Cream of Broccoli Soup with Bone Breadsticks |

I’m deathly afraid of opening those refrigerated bread sticks that come in a can, so we worked it into our script and had Joe come out from behind the camera to make a cameo on screen.  And since this season is dedicated to cooking for two, we thought it was appropriate for him to eat the food with me on camera too.

But you can watch more of the making of our Halloween episode and what really went on behind the scenes in our video below:

This episode was pretty tiring to film, and we could feel our energy draining in the middle of the shoot.  That’s because this time we had to do a lot more filler shots, and we had to keep bouncing back and forth from the counter to the stove.  This meant we had to constantly move our lights and tripods back and forth too, thus taking up more time.

Behind The Scenes Cream of Broccoli Soup with Bone Breadsticks |

We also had to film and photograph a few scenes out of order, so it was mentally straining trying to figure out how to be efficient.  For instance, we usually take the “beauty” pictures of the food at the very end when all the filming is done.  But since this season I’m making recipes that feed only two, if we eat it before the pictures, I probably won’t have extra to plate nicely and photograph!  So we had to experiment with stopping filming in order to take pictures, and then resuming filming to do my final taste and closing remarks on camera.  Confused?  Don’t worry… we are too!

Behind The Scenes Cream of Broccoli Soup with Bone Breadsticks |

But besides all the little quirks, it feels nice to be back in the swing of things.  Hope you enjoyed coming along with us behind the scenes.  I love sharing our process with you.  Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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