La Carmina’s new travel TV host demo reel. Female television presenter clips, Travel Channel, Food Network, NBC.

November 10, 2013 at 20:46 | Posted in Press, Videos | Leave a comment
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La Carmina’s new TV hosting reel (2013 clips) is out. Watch her travel TV host reels and work, in Tokyo Japan and worldwide. Appearances include Oddities, Bizarre Foods, Kawaii TV, The Doctors, The Today Show and Fashion TV.

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La Carmina (www.lacarmina.com) is a prominent Japan / Goth/ Alt subcultures, travel and style blogger, TV host (Bizarre Foods, Oddities Taboo, Kawaii TV), journalist (Huffington Post, AOL, CNN), coolhunter, and author of 3 food books (Random House, Penguin) — including Cute Yummy Time and Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo.
Her influential blog has a passionate following and is featured in major media (New Yorker, LA Times, Washington Post). Journalism work includes: CNN, Huffington Post, AOL, Business Insider. She heads a coolhunting firm that provides consulting and TV hosting/arranging chiefly in Tokyo. She is a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School.
La Carmina is flown worldwide to speak and attend events, including press trips to Dubai, Maldives, Eastern Europe, Phoenix, Macau, Mexico, Hong Kong. She has a large online following, with a popular site that she began in 2007. Speeches include Social Media Week, PRSA Travel & Tourism conference, Mediabistro Summit.
La Carmina has years of on-camera travel TV hosting experience (Food Network, Today Show, Travel Channel, NHK Japan, Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, Discovery, National Geographic, CNN). She also hosts and produces her own travel video series for AOL / Huffington Post.  See her TV reel!
For more, please visit: http://www.lacarmina.com/bio.php
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HIRE A JAPANESE TV ARRANGER, PRODUCTION COORDINATOR, TRANSLATOR, ON-CAMERA HOST & GUIDE. COOLHUNTING FIRM.

October 6, 2010 at 22:41 | Posted in Press, Videos | Leave a comment

TOKYO, JAPAN TV FIXER: ARRANGING, SCHEDULING, TRANSLATING FOR FILM CREWS. JAPANESE COOLHUNTERS, FASHION SUBCULTURES TREND CONSULTING. TV & Film Fixers, On-Camera Hosts, Japanese Translators for hire, Travel Guides in tokyo, Trendhunters consultants firm. cool hunter, coolhunting firms youth goth alternative trends. TV host reel. Travel Channel Bizarre Foods, No Reservations, CNN, Japan entertainment reporter

Ahoy, me hearties! Ye be ready for a jolly announcement? I’ve officially launched a Japanese alt / trend consulting business with my friends: La Carmina & The Pirates. Translating, connecting, coolhunting, arranging for TV crews — we do it all.

TOKYO, JAPAN TV FIXER: ARRANGING, SCHEDULING, TRANSLATING FOR FILM CREWS. JAPANESE COOLHUNTERS, FASHION SUBCULTURES TREND CONSULTING. TV & Film Fixers, On-Camera Hosts, Japanese Translators for hire, Travel Guides in tokyo, Trendhunters consultants firm. cool hunter, coolhunting firms youth goth alternative trends. TV host reel. Travel Channel Bizarre Foods, No Reservations, CNN, Japan entertainment reporter

As you know, I’ve been working as a TV host and “fixer” (scheduling TV shoots) in Japan for some while. So my First Mate and I decided to set up a proper website to showcase our experience and services. Naomi Rubin is fluent in Japanese and a pro at scheduling/negotiating, making her the ideal mate to steer this ship. Her many talents included designing the handsome Pirate Basil logo!

TOKYO, JAPAN TV FIXER: ARRANGING, SCHEDULING, TRANSLATING FOR FILM CREWS. JAPANESE COOLHUNTERS, FASHION SUBCULTURES TREND CONSULTING. TV & Film Fixers, On-Camera Hosts, Japanese Translators for hire, Travel Guides in tokyo, Trendhunters consultants firm. cool hunter, coolhunting firms youth goth alternative trends. TV host reel. Travel Channel Bizarre Foods, No Reservations, CNN, Japan entertainment reporter

Why hire La Carmina & The Pirates?
† We’re active participants in alternative youth subcultures: including cosplay, Goth, burlesque, LGBT, Jpop culture.
So we’ve got the insight. Connections. Professional experience. We’re experts in Japanese trends, language and business formalities.

What can we do for you?
† Japan is notoriously difficult to access and film. As local production coordinators (fixers), we’ll take care of shooting permits, logistics and negotiations.
† La Carmina is a colorful TV host, author of 3 books, and popular blogger. As an on-camera guide,she can conduct interviews and speak knowledgably about trends.
† We’ll reach out to famous designers, artists, bands and fashionistas to be in your project.
+ We will promote your company to our large social network and blog audience worldwide.
† Cool hunting: we provide insight into underground cultures and trends.

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No pirate ship is complete without a Crew. Naomi and I work with reliable team of “pirates” that provides expert insight and access.

You can watch a reel of La Carmina’s TV hosting and arranging experiences above and here. These include CNN, NHK, Today Show, Anthony Bourdain No Reservations, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Dutch Pepsi. Full clips of all videos are on the new Pirates site.

TOKYO, JAPAN TV FIXER: ARRANGING, SCHEDULING, TRANSLATING FOR FILM CREWS. JAPANESE COOLHUNTERS, FASHION SUBCULTURES TREND CONSULTING. TV & Film Fixers, On-Camera Hosts, Japanese Translators for hire, Travel Guides in tokyo, Trendhunters consultants firm. cool hunter, coolhunting firms youth goth alternative trends. TV host reel. Travel Channel Bizarre Foods, No Reservations, CNN, Japan entertainment reporter

Please take a minute to visit the new La Carmina & The Pirates website – we can’t wait to hear what you think.

Can you think of any companies or individuals who might want to work with us? Please let us know, and keep us in mind for future projects!

CUTE YUMMY TIME COOKING DEMO ON NBC TODAY SHOW! JAPANESE CHARACTER BENTOS, CHARABEN INSPIRED RECIPE BOOK FOR PARENTS, KIDS.

November 14, 2009 at 07:07 | Posted in Press, The Book: Cute Yummy Time, Videos | Leave a comment

A new day, a new video: my NBC Weekend Today Show appearance! I talk about character bentos (charaben) in Japan and the healthy approach to cooking in my book Cute Yummy Time. Then I demonstrate two cute food demos, which turn a fried and hardboiled egg into chick critters! For behind-the-scenes photos of the 30 Rock Today Show studio, check out this post. I invite you to subscribe to my YouTube channel as I have more videos in the works!

Can’t wait for my LA book signings at the end of November (event details here). Hope to see you there.

CUTE FACED RAINBOW CUPCAKES VIDEO. ADORABLE PANDA & BEAR FACE DECORATIONS WITH CANDY AND ICING.

September 22, 2009 at 08:25 | Posted in Videos | 3 Comments

Paperlilies posted a video, exhibiting her homemade cupcakes that are cute inside and out! She used a rainbow cake recipe, which gives the interior a psychedelic swirl. She turned the surface into the faces of Japanese-style bears and pandas with icing and candies. There are more photos of the cupcakes on her Flickr.

For more cute cooking, you can investigate my new recipe book Cute Yummy Time (out Oct 6). Also check out tons of cute cooking demos on my YouTube (please subscribe — much appreciated!)

CUTE CUPCAKES VIDEO, RECIPES FOR MAKING FAIRY AND HOBGOBLIN CUPCAKE DESSERTS. FUNNY JAPAN COOKING TV SHOW, CREATIVE FOOD DECORATION.

September 15, 2009 at 08:41 | Posted in The Book: Cute Yummy Time, Videos | 1 Comment

Four words. New. Death. Cookbook. Video.

La Carmina and Kojin, the inflatable bear / kitchen god, challenge the southern transsexual Cotton Bale to a Cute Cupcake Duel. Who will prevail: hobgoblin or fairy cupcakes? Will Kojin make it out of Japan alive? This hilarious video was filmed in Tokyo and includes full recipe demos. Stay tuned for the bloopers and extras.

I think this is the tightest episode yet. Can’t wait to make the next one! What was your favorite part of this video? What would you like to see on the next Death Cookbook episode?

For more cute cooking, you can investigate my new recipe book Cute Yummy Time and visit my main blog. All of the previous episodes are here (please subscribe to my channel — much appreciated!)

ADORABLE CUTE COOKING RECIPE FOR PIGGY FACE BREAD! CHILDREN LUNCH IDEAS, JAPANESE BENTO DECORATION CHARABEN TREND.

June 26, 2009 at 16:09 | Posted in The Book: Cute Yummy Time, Videos | Leave a comment


Hoorah! I’ve uploaded a new “cute cooking” video (and my favorite one yet). Here’s a sneak peek at a recipe from my upcoming cookbook, Cute Yummy Time: adorable whole wheat piggy bread. As always, Basil Farrow makes a cameo and the soundtrack is picked by Ronan.

You can pre-order and learn more about my upcoming book Cute Yummy Time (October 09, Perigee/Penguin USA) here. Thanks for watching; I can’t wait to hear what you think of the video!

WHOLE WHEAT PIGGY BREAD
from Cute Yummy Time by La Carmina
Makes 8 pig faces

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar or equivalent in stevia/agave
3/4 cup hot water (about 175 to 200°F)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup egg whites
2 tablespoons rosemary leaves, for garnish
2 tablespoons peppercorns, for garnish
3 egg yolks

In a food processor, combine the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. In a small bowl, stir together the hot water and oil. With the mixer running on low speed, gradually pour in the wet ingredients until the dough begins to come together in a ball.

Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until elastic, about 5 minutes. Cover the dough and let rest for 10 to 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper and prepare the filling, if desired. Roll out the dough until 1/8-inch thick. To make the faces, cut the dough into 20 (3-inch-wide) circles with a cookie cutter or the rim of a mug. To make the snouts, cut the rest of the dough into 8 (1-inch-wide) circles with a cookie cutter or bottle cap. To make 16 ears, cut 4 of the larger circles into quarters.

To make a pigs face, place 2 larger dough circles on top of each other. Place 2 tablespoons of filling in between, if desired. Brush the edges with egg whites and press together to secure.

Brush 1 smaller circle and 2 ears with egg whites and press onto the pigs face. To make the nostrils, press 2 rosemary leaves lengthwise onto the smaller circle. For the eyes, press 2 peppercorns above the snout. Brush the pigs with egg yolk.

Place on the baking pan, about 1 inch apart. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the edges are crisp.

Soundtrack: Sister Mayo – Love Tropicana and Swingfly – Singing That Melody (soundtrack to the video!)

CRAZY JAPANESE TV COOKING SHOW: DELICIOUS RECIPE, MISO COD AND MUSHROOMS.

April 11, 2009 at 07:33 | Posted in The Book: Cute Yummy Time, Videos | 1 Comment

More yummy Japanese food with a Gothic Lolita girl and cute inflatable bear! Here’s Episode 2 of Death Cookbook. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, my blog feed / Feedburner and join my mailing list!

 

HOW TO USE

Write down the name of a recipe and close the book. When you open the book, a recipe from the realm of the gods will appear.

THERE ARE 3 CATCHES…

– One, only those who touch the cookbook can see Kojin and use the cookbook.

– Two, you can only make one entry in the cookbook every 24 hours.

– Three, once a recipe appears, you have 24 hours to gather the ingredients and successfully make it. If you don’t, you will turn into a hungry ghost.

EPISODE 2: MISO COD + SHIITAKE SHIRATAKI

2 black cod steaks

4 tablespoons brown miso paste

1 tablespoon organic honey

1 tablespoon mirin (sweet sake or Japanese cooking wine)

1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

– Combine the ingredients, spread on both sides of the cod and marinate for 30 minutes.

– Preheat oven to 425 F. Sprinkle the cod with the sesame seeds. Wrap in foil and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the center is cooked.

6 fresh shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons tamari (wheat-free Japanese soy sauce)

1 cup seaweed shirataki noodles

1 tablespoon oil

– Stirfry the ingredients until heated through. Serve with the cod.

Mmm mmm, now I’m craving for more! What would you like to see in the next episode?

– Purchase Japanese bento boxes, cute decoration items, egg molds and more  from my online store!

– To submit photos of cute food you found or made, click here.

JAPANESE COOKING SHOW VIDEO: UNUSUAL, STRANGE ICE CREAM RECIPE.

April 11, 2009 at 07:25 | Posted in The Book: Cute Yummy Time, Videos | 1 Comment

Introducing my new Goth Cooking Show video series – DEATH COOKBOOK! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more episodes! 

 “Hello. I am Kojin, the Japanese Kitchen God. You can see me because you touched the Death Cookbook.”

HOW TO USE…
Write down the name of a recipe and close the book. When you open the book, a recipe from the realm of the gods will appear.

THERE ARE 3 CATCHES…
† One, only those who touch the cookbook can see Kojin and use the cookbook.
† Two, you can only make one entry in the cookbook every 24 hours.
† Three, once a recipe appears, you have 24 hours to gather the ingredients and successfully make it. If you don’t, you will turn into a hungry ghost.

BLACK SESAME SEED ICE CREAM RECIPE
3/4 cup heavy cream
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup organic honey
3/4 cup 2% organic milk
3 tablespoons kuro goma (black sesame seeds)

† Roast the sesame seeds in a pan. Let cool and then coarsely grind.
† Heat the milk in a saucepan until it almost boils. Reduce heat to low.
† Stir together the egg yolks and honey. Add one tablespoon of the milk to the egg mixture to temper it (warm the mixture up to the same temperature as the milk so that the eggs dont scramble).
† Add the egg mixture and sesame seeds to the milk. Cook on low heat until it is slightly thickened and coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes.
† Transfer to a large container and let cool.
† Lightly whip the cream and add it to the sesame-milk mixture. Refrigerate for a few hours.
† Place the container in the freezer. Every few hours, remove the mixture and stir it vigorously with a wooden spoon to break up the ice crystals. Return the mixture to the freezer and repeat until smooth and frozen.

Basil Farrow and I had far too much fun making the video (please subscribe!). We can’t wait to film more episodes. What would you like to see happen next? Any recipe suggestions or plot ideas?

 

– Purchase Japanese bento boxes, cute decoration items, egg molds and more  from my online store!
– To submit photos of cute food you found or made, 
click here.

CUTE YUMMY TIME: KAWAII COOKING VIDEOS. SHAPED BENTO EGG MOLDS, ANIMAL PANCAKES.

February 26, 2009 at 00:44 | Posted in The Book: Cute Yummy Time, Videos | 2 Comments

I’m bursting to show you Cute Yummy Time – but patience! You’ll have to wait until it’s released in November 2009 by Perigee/Penguin Books USA.

Here’s a sneak peek… in this video, I demonstrate how to make adorabe buckwheat and berry pancakes shaped like elephants. Kawaii! Soundtrack: Schwarz Stein – New Vogue Children; And One – Military Fashion Show; Velvet Eden – Hamono no Koi

Here, Basil Farrow and I show you how to make cute heart and star-shaped hardboiled eggs… using bento molds from Japan! Who would have thought of that? Halfway though the video, my kitty steals the show.
Soundtrack: Aural Vampire – Preservative Woman; Malice Mizer – Madrigal

You’ll see much more in our upcoming recipe book, Cute Yummy Time.

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