Famous Foodies: Martha Stewart
Believe it or not, she came to the Sun to talk about her new entertaining book, I can't remember which one. I interviewed her at my desk.
What I do remember is her sweeping into the newsroom in a mink coat that she told me was her daughter's. She was slim and blond then, and I wanted to say to my deskmate Jack, "Please put your tongue back in your mouth." ...
The weird thing was that Martha and I took an instant dislike to each other. That doesn't happen to me very often, and it was difficult to interview her because of it. Plus I thought her recipes didn't work very well.
I did write another story about her many years later in 2000 -- not a food story, but about the fact that she had become an idol of tweens and why that was. At that point, of course, she was way too famous to be interviewed by me, even over the phone.
(AP Photo/The Martha Stewart Show, Anders Krusberg)