SAM THE COOKING GUY - TV show reel
HOME & FAMILY HALLMARK CHannel
this was my 2nd time ON THE TODAY SHOW, and despite what you might think after watching what happened, i’ve been back 10 other times…just not with these two :)
HOWARD STERN proclaims sam “his hero”
Association of Fundraising Professionals San DiegO
AWARDS SAM OUTSTANDING CELEBRITY PHILANTHROPIST
Sam Zien BIO
Sam quit a biotech job in July of 2001 to try his hand as the host of a travel show. But a month before a trip to shoot in Tokyo and Hong Kong, September 11th happened – and that changed everything.
He decided to stick with TV, but switched from travel to cooking and eventually landed a twice-weekly 2-minute cooking segment on a local morning news program. The segments caught on and grew into a 30-minute show appropriately named ‘Sam the Cooking Guy’ - an irreverent mix of humor and easy-to-replicate recipes. It’s ‘reality’ cooking – in the sense that whatever really happens when he shoots, stays in the show. Eventually, Discovery Health came along and ‘ Just Cook This! with Sam the Cooking Guy’ was born.
Known for his ‘big in taste and small in effort’ philosophy, Sam has 15 Emmy awards, 3 cookbooks and a dozen visits to the Today Show, He’s also creates video content for companies like Chosen Foods, Bed Bath & Beyond & Bumble Bee Foods, And his casually understandable YouTube series continues his simple style, with 6-15 minute episodes.
And in June of 2018 Sam finally dipped his toe into the restaurant world when he opened ‘NOT NOT TACOS’ in the Little Italy Food Hall. But with San Diego already the home of a ton of really delicious Mexican tacos, it didn’t need more - especially from a Jewish guy from Canada. So instead of carne asada or pollo or chorizo - they have fillings like pastrami, meatloaf, Korean short rib, smokey pork & mac and even eggplant parmesan.
So are they tacos then Sam? Well, they’re not not tacos.