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Cooking for Real

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Sunny by name, and sunny by nature, Sunny Anderson is cooking for real as she brings you more of her quick and delicious maximum-flavour, minimum-work recipes. There’s smoky grilled pork chops, served with a warm spring salad, while her zesty chicken meatballs and collard green pesto linguine are packed with nutrition and flavour. Try her easy grilled honey-dijon chicken, with tangy tater salad and black forest cupcakes. And if you’re looking to make a great first impression, let Sunny be your guide as she makes her mark with yummy baked chicken drummies with warm spices and caramelised onions. Later, she shares her barbecue secrets with her Sunny side up burger. Wonderful food and wonderful flavours, with no compromise – that’s Cooking for Real.

Presented by: Sunny Anderson

While Sunny grew up travelling the world as an Army brat, her parents always encouraged her to indulge in the local cuisine. When she joined the Air Force as a radio broadcaster and journalist, she continued her trek through the world for news stories while indulging in culinary finds along the way. After leaving the Air Force as an award-winning broadcaster, she continued her travels as a radio DJ in many cities, culminating in her dream job in New York at a No. 1 rated radio station. There, she began cooking for her friends in the entertainment business and turned her hobby and growing client list into a catering company. That led to a guest appearance on Food Network’s Emeril Live! in 2005, and shortly after, she left her radio career and closed her catering business to focus on chasing yet another dream: sharing her recipes with the Food Network audience. Her first show, Gotta Get It, a food gadget show, premiered in 2007, followed by Cooking for Real, How'd That Get On My Plate and Home Made in America with Sunny Anderson. Her cooking style combines classic comfort foods along with unique flavors inspired by her many travels. With an understanding of everyday life and the belief that real people deserve down-to-earth, delicious meals, Sunny offers real food for real life. Sunny lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, with her four rescue cats: Cheddar Cheese, Truffle Tycoon, Milky Mouth and Sea Salt.

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