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How to Make a Cookus Interruptus Video

Surprising how many ingredients are needed!  May seem difficult to blend at first, but the finished product is worth the trouble.

1 coffee shop for brain storming
15 cups Seattle coffee or tea, divided
2 yellow legal pads
1 director
2 cameras
2 cameramen
1 lighting package
1 set of sound recording equipment
1 sound man
1 make-up person (to get the dark circles from under Cynthia's eyes)
2 food prep mistresses
Lot of food
5 performers (if they were to get paid)
1 kitchen location rental
4 external hard drives
1 computer for editing
1 software program for editing video
12 months web hosting fees
2 web designers

1. Take one coffee shop for brainstorming.  Add 5 or more of the 15 cups of coffee or tea to people present.  Note results on yellow legal pads.

2. Gather all equipment, crew, food and performers.  Place in kitchen location rental and mix well many times over and over.  Don't be afraid to improvise.  Use remaining cups of coffee or tea if needed.  Do not worry if mixtures do not seem perfect.  That is part of the recipe's charm.  

3. Remove mixtures and place in hard drives.  Extract even portions into computer and chop fine with editing software.

4. Place carefully into web hosting domain.  Season if necessary with web designers and serve to public.

Makes several servings of educational entertaining cooking videos
Serves 60,000-70,000 people per month

18 Comments:

Margaret Pesicka
Who's gonna say no indeed! I definitely said yes!! Do it! Go the the support-cookus button now. Seriously, I'm getting bossy because these recipes and this site are priceless. The massaged kale salad recipe alone is worth some serious bread.
July 30, 2010, 10:14 am

Vicki van Fleet
Yer right, the bread blues got me! I've been using Cynthia's books for years, and really enjoy watching your 'casts - how could I not subscribe!? - we gotta keep it on!
July 30, 2010, 10:41 am

Kelly Hall
I am inclined to support Cookus Interruptus. BUT can I trust that you will be discerning in your choice of advertising revenue?
July 30, 2010, 11:49 am

Brad Huskinson
Cookus will be very discerning in their associations with advertisers.
July 30, 2010, 1:08 pm

Claudia Fuller
Great song, Jane. I couldn't resist and pay pal'd you some o' my hard earned bread.
July 30, 2010, 4:33 pm

Maria Kays
Definite supporter--this site and your book have really enhanced cooking in the kitchen at our house! Love the videos and entertainment as well. Thank you!
July 30, 2010, 7:41 pm

Susan MacPherson
Sing with a twangy accent.... Cookus Interruptus, If I send my dough, Will you be forever My fav'rite cookin' show? Will Daryl fix the plummin' Will Steven find a job? Will you make it funny To turn my oven knob? Before I had yer teachin' My diet was a mess. Now I'm eatin' healthy With nothin' to confess. I really like yer grandpa, I think his name is Ward, And Jane is muy caliente, So we are never bored. Oh Cookus Interruptus, You have changed my life, Now I know just what to do With a cookin' knife. I know now that yer hungry, So I'll send some dough, Cookus Interruptus My fav'rite cookin' show!! Oh Cookus Interruptus
July 30, 2010, 8:26 pm

Susan MacPherson
Obviously that was in verse form when I sent it!
July 30, 2010, 9:44 pm

Becca Knox
Okay - I already donated but if I hadn't by now then Susan MacPherson's post above would have been enough to push me over the edge! Thank you wonderful Cookus Interruptus community!
July 31, 2010, 10:56 am

bethany queyrouze
OK, She rocks! I am poor as a church-mouse myself these days, but I will try to muster up some bread! Cookus Is the BOMB!
July 31, 2010, 10:57 pm

Lynne Lillie
'Who's gonna say no to that' indeed! Not me! I want Cookus to keep on goin', forever and ever, just like the Energizer Bunny.
August 1, 2010, 9:11 am

Bunny Fong
Who's gonna say no to that? Sent some money to Cynthia and Steve last week but Jane's video prompted me to donate again. I enjoy the site and Cynthia, love your cookbook. Thank you all for being in my computer.
August 1, 2010, 10:50 am

Joel Saenz
What's the recipe to Jane's song?
August 1, 2010, 1:01 pm

Judy Loebl
Great song! I love your videos. I alteady gave as much as I can, and I hope you meet your goal. Wish I had something funnier to write, but I'm not that creative.
August 1, 2010, 8:53 pm

George Parkanyi
I don't believe it Judy. You're holding back, just toying with us really. We'll be sitting here saying: that Judy, generous to a fault, very nice, but not all that funny... and then wham! out of nowhere - a Judy Loebl zinger that makes John Cleese look like Donald Rumsfeld. You may have THESE people lulled Judy, but not me - I'm ready. :)
August 1, 2010, 10:11 pm

Andrew Shields
Fresh-off-the-tree peach Still warm from the summer sun A taste of heaven
August 5, 2011, 3:45 pm

Essence Essence
I cnanot tell a lie, that really helped.
August 6, 2011, 2:34 am

Aundre Aundre
I think you hit a bullesye there fellas!
September 13, 2011, 4:59 pm

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