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SideDish on TV Audition: Neysa Osborne and Food Trends of 2013


Today marks day ten of my campaign to pursue Wick Allison to put SideDish on TV. I’ve put out a call to anyone interested in hosting their own show. So far, we’ve viewed five contenders. You can watch their audition tapes below the one I present now.

Meet Neysa Osborne:

Neysa Osborne, cookbook connoisseur and aspiring author, works by day as a Independent Corporate Insurance Broker. She grew up in small town Virginia as a high school athlete before attending a university in Tennessee and graduating with a double major in Health Science and Management. Neysa grew up living a ranching life style and as an adult has continued to surrounding herself with horses and cattle and ranching. Her passion for cooking leads her to seek out all of the newest and trendiest restaurants and find all of the latest kitchen tools and gadgets. In addition to cooking and reviewing cookbooks, traveling and golfing are favorite pastimes. Neysa is also in the process of starting a new foundation in honor of her niece, which will be called the Sheena V Foundation, to benefit childhood cancer research and indigent Native American Indians.

Let’s hear it for Neysa!

Here are the past auditions:
RICHARD S. POLLOCK   That Sports Girl, Gina Miller    Dave Little   Meika Johnson    Nathan Brown   Blaine Duhe

 

16 comments on “SideDish on TV Audition: Neysa Osborne and Food Trends of 2013

  1. I like to cook. I’d also like to think I have enough limited knowledge to gauge the difference between things like kale and lettuce. Granted, I’m no Fearing or Pyles, and fully agree that more people know more than me. However, I’m pretty sure she’s holding ginger talking about horseradish… That’s like me holding a jicama and talking to you about the benefits of coconut oil.

  2. Ooh La La. I likes Neysa’s dish du jour! She knows the latest food trends and kitchen gadgets!!! I love her knowledge of the culinary arts!!! I would know I am an event planner at the Belo Mansion and I am listening to what she says! Neysa’s charm and personality shines through with a wink and a smile.

  3. Your first audition? Wow! Great work. Great smile! It’s really obvious that you know what you’re talking about. Go get ‘em!

    Yeah, I thought that was ginger, too…

  4. Gorgeous, natural and genuine on camera! Neysa is a Foodie and loves to entertain and knows her stuff, (whatever, about the prop, isn’t that where the production team comes in?) Her sincerity and southern charm shines through and I definitely would watch!!

  5. For a first time Addition she did great! knowing so little about the finer points of dinning and new ideas coming
    to the DFW metro-plex she kept my interest!!

  6. Neysa understands food as naturally as the sun rising. Brilliant chef, talented conversationalist, and great person are few of the many descriptors that can be attributed to her name. There are hardly any moments in my lifetime in which I cried after a meal, a response to being overwhelmed by divine flavor and masterful culinary wit; needless to say, is has always been in response to the joy she imbues in her cooking. Fantastic!

  7. Neysa understands food as naturally as the sun rising. Brilliant chef, talented conversationalist, and great person are few of the many descriptors that can be attributed to her name. There are hardly any moments in my lifetime in which I cried after a meal, a response to being overwhelmed by divine flavor and masterful culinary wit; needless to say, is has always been in response to the joy she imbues into her cooking. Fantastic!

  8. Beautiful! Our Texas Raquel Welch !
    All it takes is personality and she’s got it.
    She knows the food trends and kitchen gadgets ,
    Very original, sure love to know what’s new out there.

  9. Beautiful.
    The Texas Raquel Welch !
    What a wonderful idea kitchen gadgets we all need to know what’s new.
    Neysa is the perfect host for side dish

  10. Bob–

    Neysa has a warm and inviting adution. Her great smile brings one in and makes them feel part of the event. Cooking and all that goes with it can be intimidating yet Neysa’s style makes it seem so easy and natural. Great camera presence. Knowledgable, interesting, and exciting.

  11. Love this! Neysa exudes city sophistication with just enough cowgirl charm to perfectly represent Dallas. I’d take her word for it!

  12. Neysa is a Natural, very photogenic and puts you at ease with her smile and personality. She definitley passes all the sweat tests, just needs a little direction and support. Give this girl a shot!!!!!

    Robbie Mondavi

  13. This gal Neysa has it going on. I’ve done a lot of casting in my day…she may not be a big time pro… YET, but give her a chance!! She’s fun to watch! Looks like she used available props— yes, that probably was a piece of ginger— where does one get horseradish in raw form anyway? I haven’t seen it at the farmer’s market. Whatever… it was a fun and interesting audition.

  14. Neysa shows a distinct understanding of food and she clearly knows an extravagant variety of ways to entertain. Her mix of charm, naturalness, and knowledge makes a very unique and interesting person. She is very multifarious in her selection of displayed restaurants and products, and she kept me informed and entertained throughout the show. For the first time in a long time, I am actually interested in watching an informative cooking show. I believe that Neysa’s show is truly exquisite and magnificent.
    Excellent job!