The show has been funded by local small businesses of Montclair, such as CSA Audio, Bangz, Egan’s & Son, Ecco Bella and other institutions like New Jersey Monthly, the Montclair Art Museum, and Kean University.
The show will be viewed on a variety of social media platforms, including participants’and featured businesses’ websites, as well as local channel 34 of Montclair. An additional 4000 DVDs will be available for purchase in local stores in Montclair by December 2012.
The Producer / Director:
Mido Emad is a ten year Montclair resident and film maker / creative Director at his own agency in SoHo New York and Montclair- New Jersey. Mido was inspired by Anthony Bourdain “No Reservations” to go out and create a series of episodes that reveals the over all life style of America’s cool suburban towns. What better town to start with than Montclair-New Jersey? Using his background in film and advertising, he began shooting with his team in January 2012, and in February, Mido began working with food writer Melody Kettle.
Melody Kettle is a Montclair based food writer and video host. She is the founder and owner of Hot From the Kettle, a New Jersey on-line source that takes you behind the scenes at NJ’s finest restaurants and casual eateries. Hot From The Kettle is dedicated to publishing New Jersey restaurant news and recipes, videos, and information for food enthusiasts. Hot From The Kettle is a featured oniFood.tv and was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame.
Melody Kettle says, "I've always been comfortable in the kitchen, and enjoyed making food and restaurant videos. When I saw Mido's beautiful work, I knew I had to be involved!"