Walt Disney said “…it was all started by a mouse.” and for me it all started with the love Disney and the great man who started not with mouse, as he says; but with a rabbit and big dreams and for me Sorcerer Radio.
In February 2008 I made my first Cooking with Mickey video for Ratatouille, the recipe that you see in Disney/Pixar’s movie, Ratatouille. It became a hit with the Sorcerer Radio Community (where I am now a DJ for two radio shows and a host on WDW After Dark – featuring “The Disney Drink Special”) and I decided to make more. As a Disney fan, food is the one thing that everyone has in common! You must eat to live and most people enjoy eating, especially Disney food since there is such a variety of restaurants to choose from and something for everyone. Since the videos were well received, I had restaurant experience, I had been taking cooking lessons at Viking Cooking School and wanted to share more than videos; I decided to create CookingwithMickey.info. A site where you could not only find my videos that are hosted on YouTube, but you could find other Disney dining information there are well; like Disney dining reviews, recipes, news and even trip reports. I also wanted to share more than just Disney food; so I added cooking and travel tips, personal recipes and travel information.
Starting this year I decided to add contributors to Cooking with Mickey. On each Monday I post a new article from my contributors. The first Monday is “ADD (Average Disney Dude) Top 5″ by Aljon Go (who as you know also contributes to Chip and Co.) sharing his top 5 from the perspective of your everyday average Joe. On the second Monday is “Little Chef Disney Creations” by Beth Doda. She is a mom of 3 little ones and creates Disney-inspired dishes with them at home. She has been so kind as to share those creations with my viewers. The third Monday is a collaborative effort between J.B. Conway, better known as Mouse of Zen and John Knell of Knell Studios on “Edible Prose”. They work together using my restaurant photographs to create haiku set to amazing graphic artistry. Last, but not least, on the fourth Monday is Natalie Henley (a recent addition to the Chip and Co. writing team) with “Disney Magic and Kids”, sharing everything from funny stories of dining out with her adorable son to tips on ways to keep kids occupied while dining in what seems to be less-than-entertaining-to-kids restaurants.
So whether you are looking for the recipe for the Konk Cooler found at Castaway Cay, the video on how to make Le Cellier’s Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, tips on storing lettuce so it lasts longer, D23 news or Disney vacation travel deals… Cooking with Mickey has it all. I hope you will stop by to check out the site, “Follow” me on Twitter, “Like” the Facebook page and “Subscribe” to my YouTube channel.
In the words of Wolfgang Puck “Live, Love, Eat”!
Kristen, creator of CookingwithMickey.info, is a foodie who has traveled extensively & dined at 80% of the Walt Disney World TS restaurants; including the Five Diamond Award winning restaurant Victoria and Albert’s & the members-only exclusive Club 33. She’s host of Cooking with Mickey videos, DJ for Sorcerer Radio, host of The Disney Foodie on the Character Breakfast, travel specialist & writer. She also enjoys photography & hockey. She’s a huge fan of the Nashville Predators, so much so she has season tickets. You can follow her on Twitter @CookingwMickey & CookingWithMickey on Facebook.
- Meet the New Contributors to Cooking with Mickey (cookingwithmickey.blogspot.com)