Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sam Live!!

Get tickets here:

Think you know Sam? You may know him as "The Cooking Guy", but this Today Show regular with 12 Emmys, two television series, two cookbooks and a 3rd on the way didn't always cook (in fact he hardly ever cooked). Like others, he worked his way through many different jobs looking for the 'right' career.

Sam LIVE! is Sam doing what he loves to do, but this time on stage and in a way he's never done it before using mixed media with video, audio, photos etc. He'll be cooking, entertaining, talking about food, telling stories and sharing the often painful yet hilarious details of his mid-life career change that ended with him on tv. This is going to be a great night.

A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Salvation Army Kroc Center scholarship fund. Sam continues to support Joan Kroc's belief that given the opportunity, all children will have the chance to discover their own passion.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fork it Over for Kids!!

Fork it over for kids' is this saturday... should be sooo much fun. For more info or tickets go to

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ALL NEW Show 9/12 @ 5:30 and 7pm

The kids are finally back in school (please try and contain your enthusiasm!) so Mr.Cooking Guy is going to teach you a few easy back to school meals that your kids will love!!

I'm back!!

Sorry about falling of the face of the "blog world"!! They were trying a new blog site at work and I wasn't allowed to blog here, well it wasn't very good so back to the old way!! So sorry it's been so long, promise to start posting some good stuff again!!

-Producer Michelle

Ps. Follow me on Twitter @STCGMichelle

Thursday, July 1, 2010

NEW Fair Show!!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ALL NEW- Compound Butter Day

Don't miss an ALL NEW Sam the Cooking Guy this Sunday @ 5:30 & 7pm!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sneak Peak- Sunday's NEW show

This Sunday 4/25 @ 5:30 & 7pm on Channel 4 it's Hoisin Day. For those of you who don't know, Hoisin is a type of sauce....kind of like as Asian BBQ or dipping sauce. It's really tasty & you might remember back when Sam made a Hoisin Chicken Pizza....same thing.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sam on the TODAY Show 4/19/2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sam's 2nd book & the TODAY Show- Mon 4/19

Sam will be on the TODAY show Monday 4/19 to debut his new book, "Awesome Recipes & Kitchen Shortcuts"! He should be on in the 9 o'clock hour. So be sure to tune in to NBC to show your support...GO SAM!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Yesterday's shoot-Hoisin Day

Thursday, March 25, 2010

ALL NEW- Sunday March 28th @ 5:30 & 7pm-Channel 4 SD

It's Springtime Grilling Day on an ALL NEW STCG!! Sam grills 2 of his favorite fish & an amazing bacon & mashed potato pizza! It's on this Sunday 3/28 @ 5:30 & 7pm only on Channel 4 San Diego!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St.Pattys Day

Some St.Patrick's Day drinks!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

House of Love Blog-11 Questions Sam

Che Bella's House of love blog-Sam's 11 questions

What fragrance provokes the most profound memory in you?
baking bread

What is your comfort food?
steamed rice topped with a fried egg and japanese mayo

Of the six senses (ESP included) which is the strongest for you?

What is your daily daydream?
to be totally organized

If you found a hundred bucks on the sidewalk, what would you do with it?
probably keep it and buy something frivolous - hey, I'm being honest here

What is your existential bliss?
If I understand the phrase (and I'm not sure I do) it would be to see others happy

What are you hopeful for?
my kids growing up happy & fulfilled

What is your greatest vice?

What is your greatest virtue?

What do you want from life?

Does Heaven Exist?
oh yes

House of Love Blog-11 Questions Michelle

Che Bella's House of Love Blog featured Sam and me in there 11's my answers.

What fragrance provokes the most profound memory in you?
My husband’s cologne.
When I went away to college I stole a bottle of it from him and wore it all the time. I still love when I end up in a shirt of his that smells like it. In a weird way it reminds me of when we fell in love, what it’s like to miss him and how lucky I am to be with him.

What is your comfort food?
Cookies…fresh baked chocolate chip cookies!

Of the six senses (ESP included) which is the strongest for you?
Sight…I’m a very visual girl. I’d have to say that I live with my eyes wide open. I’ve had a camera in my hands since I could hold one.

What is your daily daydream?
To travel the world…I have a passion for exploring.
And to live in NY’s West Village in my very own brownstone.

If you found a hundred bucks on the sidewalk, what would you do with it?
Oh I’d spend it….probably at Nordstrom!

What is your existential bliss?
A Mani Pedi, glass of champagne, and a good book (or a good magazine, I’d be lying if I didn’t say it’s typically the new Vogue or US weekly).

What are you hopeful for?
A peaceful planet.

What is your greatest vice?

What is your greatest virtue?

What do you want from life?
To live with purpose.
To grow old with the people I love.
To find peace and contentment.
To make a difference in the lives of others.

Does Heaven Exist?
I hope so…If there is, I believe heaven is different for everyone…it’s whatever you dream it to be filled with the people and things that you love. With that said, I’m still deciding what mine will be & I hope to have many years ahead of me to figure it out.

Friday, February 26, 2010

New show 2/28: Asian Things

The new show: Asian Things airs this Sunday 2/28 @ 5:30 & 7pm on Channel 4 SD. This one is really funny, you don't wanna miss it!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sam on the TODAY Show

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sam on TODAY show live from Vancouver Olypmics

On Monday February 22nd Sam will be cooking on the TODAY Show live from the Vancouver Winter Olympics!! In case some of you missed the Vancouver Show last year, this is extra special because Vancouver is Sam's home town. He should be on around 8:45am, but I'd tune in between 8:30-9:30 just to be safe! Good Luck Sam...very cool.

SCG Fan Proposal

Last weekend Sam took some of his fans who won a contest out to lunch. During the lunch one of the couples got engaged....cuteness!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Howard Stern up date...

Still working on getting the audio from Sam's Howard Stern interview this morning...but in the meantime here's what they posted about it on Howard's site...

Howard got Sam 'The Cooking Guy' Zien on the line to celebrate the clip he played yesterday in which Sam told 'Today' show host Kathie Lee Gifford to stop talking over him. Sam shrugged it off: "I feel like, you know, they brought me up to do a job – like you were saying yesterday – and all of a sudden I had to cut through it somehow."
Sam said he was a little miffed when he was asked back to the 'Today' show a couple weeks later for a intervention segment with an 'etiquette expert': "I don't think I did anything wrong. I don't think I had anything to apologize for." Sam laughed that the second segment actually proved his point, as Kathie Lee and her co-host kept talking over the 'etiquette expert' as well. Sam added that he still appears on the 'Today' show, but: "When I'm on now, I'm not on with them."

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sam's going to be on Howard Stern tomorrow!!!

OMG...breaking Sam news!!! Sam is going to be on the Howard Stern show tomorrow 2/2 @ 8am Eastern time so 5am Pacific time on Howard's Sirius radio show. For those of you who don't have Sirius, I'll try and put it up tomorrow! This should be interesting!

From today.......

played a clip of Sam 'The Cooking Guy' Zien telling Kathie Lee Gifford to stop talking over him during a cooking segment on 'The Today Show' – and Kathie Lee's don't-talk-to-us-like-that retort: "She's got to gobble up the world, that hungry...Oh she's so hungry. Her hunger irritates me. Her hunger irritates me!" Howard thought Sam should've gone further: "He should've stuffed that food right in her mouth...he should've stuck his f’ing fork in her tongue."
Howard was particularly incensed with Kathie Lee's power play ("Can't anyone stand up to Kathie Lee? She's the devil! She's the devil!") and her incessant chatter: "Kathie Lee's a child. An attention sucking child." Howard later joked: "It's like having Scott Greenstein's in the room with you."

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Another hard day laughing at work!

They say laughter is the best medicine. I'm not sure who "they" are, but I would have to agree. People ask me about my job all the time; what it's like, what I do, how is it working with Sam?.....

And my typical answer is AMAZING, I really do love my job and feel so lucky to get to do what I do. I think of how much I truly enjoy going to work, and how much fun I have. So in a nut shell, a day on a Sam shoot is always fun and full of laughter; and Monday's shoot was no different. In the middle of the shoot I mentioned how he hadn't been swearing much lately; which as most of you know is a bit unusual. So, in true Sam fashion he took my comment and ran with it. made me laugh & my hope is that it adds some laughter to your day too! To see the whole show, tune in this Sunday 1/31 @ 5:30 & 7pm on Channel 4.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

NEW SHOW- Leftover Day

Tune in this Sunday, January 31st @ 5:30 & 7pm for an ALL NEW Sam the Cooking Guy...Leftover Day. Sam makes some great food, all with leftovers!

Leftover Meatloaf Sloppy Joes
Leftover Mexican Food Fried Rice
Leftover Grilled Veggie Pizza