Behind the Scenes | @QVC Studios: In the Kitchen with David & David’s Food Court

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When I was younger, I used to think QVC was a channel for older women who sat at the TV with a credit card in hand. Nowadays, I will admit to watching QVC late at night and feeling compelled to purchase a few “must-haves.”

Yesterday, I spent the day at the QVC studios. QVC invited bloggers to their HQ in Pennsylvania and we got the behind the scenes scoop on QVC productions. We loaded into a chartered bus in Manhattan and made the 3 hour drive to QVC nation. (No, really. QVC is essentially a small, self-contained country!)

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On the schedule was a Meet & Great with QVC’s top personality—David Venable from In the Kitchen with David. During the meet & greet, we noshed on food from David’s cookbook: In the Kitchen with David: QVC’s Resident Foodie Presents Comfort Foods That Take You Home. It was pork paradise or as David put it — “Divine Swine.” The menu included: Ultimate Mac & Cheese (with bacon), Bacon Jam Bruschetta with Apple Slaw, Warm Salad with Pork Cracklings & Pomegranate Dressing and Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers. They were all soooo good! I’m totally making these treats for my next girls night in or date night. I think there were at least 5 different cheeses in the mac n cheese. As #ITKWD Associate Producer Mary said: “Mac ‘n’ cheese needs its own language.”

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Bacon Jam Bruschetta topped with Apple Slaw

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The dessert menu included: Red Velvet Cheesecake, Apple Cinnamon Snickerdoodles & BananaS Foster Bread Pudding. I only indulged in the red velvet cheesecake and geez it was DELISH!

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Apple Cinnamon Snickerdoodles

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I had the chance to chat with Haylie Duff, whose cookbook The Real Girl’s Kitchen is in stores now. Star Jones made an appearance and everyone’s favorite—Sunny Anderson—was an absolute ball of fun.

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Following the feast, calories were burned during a tour of the expansive studio. From cooking to beauty, there are upwards of 20 sets at QVC. We watched a live broadcast of Emeril on In the Kitchen with David and even though I’ve never fried a single piece of food in my life, I was sold on the deep fryer Emeril was promoting!

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Emeril Lagasse & David Venable

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After the all-access tour, the bloggers became the audience for David’s Food Court. Star Jones and Jill Martin (Knicks reporter, TODAY show Fashion contributor and hilarious person) faced off in a cooking battle. Sunny Anderson and Haylie Duff joined David on the judging panel. Jill’s Chicken Parmesan Sliders and Adult Almond Joy Milkshakes beat out Star’s Lobster Truffle Oil Macaroni & Cheese. FYI: Jill has never boiled an egg before! Look how far she’s come in such a short time lol.

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Once David’s Food Court ended, it was time to bid QVC adieu. We didn’t leave empty handed, as QVC gifted us with David’s cookbook, a much needed Halo battery back up/portable phone charger and other essentials.

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Thank you to the QVC team members for being such gracious hosts! I had an amazing time!

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