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A cooking show that gives you confidence to be resourceful and creative in your kitchen with different bits and pieces.
A cooking show that gives you confidence to be resourceful and creative in your kitchen with different bits and pieces.
101 backers pledged $8,123 to help bring this project to life.

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Meet the team.
Hi, I’m Julie Yoon, a trained chef and blogger, with a fashion design background. My husband Joe is a graphic designer and photographer, with an advertising background. Together, we have a blog, chefjulieyoon.com, where we like to share life through food, film, and photography. Now we are making a brand new online cooking show as an extension of our blog, called Bits & Pieces.

Peaches and Cream Cups
Peaches and Cream Cups

Why are we calling our show, Bits & Pieces?
I think that cooking and eating the same type of food over and over again can get really boring.  So I’m all about being resourceful, creative, and mixing it up in the kitchen.  

Even with a culinary degree, my cooking chops were put to the test when I first got married.  My husband and I were living on a budget, and I had to rely on buying whatever was on sale.  Sometimes this meant I ended up with a diverse fridge and pantry full of “hodge-podge” ingredients.  So I rolled up my sleeves and played with my food.  It forced me to come up with some surprising and unique concoctions.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Balsamic Glaze
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Balsamic Glaze

Now I enjoy the challenge of creating something new or updating a familiar dish with a contemporary kick.  That’s where the inspiration for our show comes from.  I really do cook everyday with different “bits and pieces.”  I want to encourage and inspire others to utilize what they have on hand, brave the kitchen, and break free from their recipe boredom.

Here's our story.
After we got married, we moved to California.  Joe worked as a freelance art director / graphic designer, and I started my own catering and cooking class business.  Turns out that i had a knack for teaching others and telling stories.  And that made us both dream about one day producing a cooking show together.

Salmon Wrapped in Rice Paper with Hoisin Lime Sauce
Salmon Wrapped in Rice Paper with Hoisin Lime Sauce

In 2010, it sort of happened when we joined creative forces, to launch our food blog, chefjulieyoon.com, where I taught people how to cook my original recipes through Joe's step-by-step mouth-watering photography and occasional youtube videos that we filmed together.  Everything we produced was well received, and we gained an audience.  We had so much fun collaborating together and loved being challenged artistically everyday.

Avocado and Tomato Bruschetta
Avocado and Tomato Bruschetta

However, shortly after creating our blog and filming a few videos, Joe became too busy at his job and left me to tackle our dream alone.  Because I lacked the skills that Joe brought to the table, the blog suffered, and we stopped filming cooking videos.  But I remained hopeful that we would continue to create new content again one day.

Our Project.
We've had this dream for 3 years, and it's time to take the plunge!  The purpose of our project is to fund Season 1 of our brand new cooking show, Bits & Pieces.  We will produce 20 new episodes in 6 months.  In addition, we will make a PDF e-cookbook comprised of 15 of the best recipes from Season 1.  It will be made up of step-by-step photography as well as some embedded videos. 

Our GOAL is to raise $6000 (or more) We need to raise at least $6,000 in order to produce Season 1 of Bits & Pieces + make the Season 1 PDF e-cookbook.

Where will the money go towards?
1. An updated website: We need to redesign it with a new template.  This will help organize our blog and "central hub" for our videos better.

2. Lighting and sound equipment: We need special lights, bulbs, stands, and microphones to enhance the quality of our videos.

3. Music: We like to support indie artists for the background music on our videos.

4. Ingredients: It takes a whole bunch of food to create, test, and film all my original recipes for the videos, and photograph them for the e-cookbook.

5. Food styling materials: We need work surfaces, backdrops, camera stands, and various props for the videos, e-cookbook, and blog.

Our "step-by-step" photography and an example of what might be in the e-cookbook
Our "step-by-step" photography and an example of what might be in the e-cookbook

What’s in it for you?
To say “thank-you” for your generous support, we’d like to give you some enticing REWARDS! 

To read the descriptions of the rewards in detail, or make a pledge, look at the side bar on the right.

One of our rewards, our 8x10" "Measurements" Print
One of our rewards, our 8x10" "Measurements" Print

What if this campaign generates more money than is needed?
Well, then that would be the sweet cream cheese icing on our red velvet cake!  If the project gets more funding than is needed to film Season 1, we will just keep on going! 

Our STRETCH GOAL is $12,000.  We need to raise $12,000 in order to produce Season 2 of Bits & Pieces, with 20 new episodes in 6 months.  That means we will produce both Seasons 1 & 2, a total of 40 new episodes of Bits & Pieces + 2 e-cookbooks in 1 year!  Plus, we’ll have additional rewards to give you in return to say thanks!

We're hitting the road Jack.
Although all the content we produce on the internet is free, they do take a lot of time and money to produce.  Therefore, we will be leaving California behind and moving to the suburbs of Chicago at the end of August, where we will receive family support, and be able to fully focus on creating our show.

We're moving!
We're moving!

Come along for the ride!
You won't have to wonder about what's going on with us because we will freely share our progress with you every step of the way on our blog.  

Mini Beef Taco Salads
Mini Beef Taco Salads

We'd be honored if you joined us in our journey.  Please support our project so that we can continue to help others by producing more quality and creative content on the web.  Our end goal is just to do our part to make life a little more delicious.

Be part of the community:
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Say hello to Julie:
Twitter: @chefjulieyoon
Instagram: @julieyoon
Pinterest: @julieyoon

Say hello to Joe:
Twitter: @joeyoon
Instagram: @joeyoon

Risks and challenges

Moving and starting all over again is always difficult. It’s going to take us some time to settle in, unpack our boxes, and set up our lives in Chicago. That’s why we will officially start our project on October 1, 2013. Inevitably things could take longer to execute than planned. We could encounter unforeseen costs, equipment problems, or annoying little quarrels with each other (we are a husband and wife team after all). Any of these factors could possibly slow down our progress, but it won’t stop us. We know there aren’t any challenges that we can't overcome!

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    RECEIVE A SHOUT OUT: A special “thank-you” on our updated website

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    RECEIVE A PHOTO RECIPE POSTCARD: An autographed photo recipe postcard sent in the mail, and a special “thank-you” on our updated website.

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    RECEIVE AN E-COOKBOOK: A PDF of our e-cookbook made up of 15 of the best recipes from Season 1 in your email, and a special “thank-you” on our updated website.

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    RECEIVE “THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE”: A PDF of our e-cookbook made up of 15 of the best recipes from Season 1 in your email, a “Measurements” print, an autographed photo recipe postcard sent in the mail, and a special “thank-you” on our updated website.

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    “HANG OUT” WITH US: A 1 hour google hangout session with us. Let’s talk about cooking, photography, blogging, videos, celebrity gossip, or whatever! And receive everything in “THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE.” (We'll contact you to schedule a hang-out).

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    GET A PRIVATE LIVE ONLINE COOKING LESSON: Get 1 private live online cooking lesson with me via Google hangout / Skype session. I will send you an ingredient list in advance, and we will cook together! And receive everything in “THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE.” (We'll contact you to schedule a hang-out).

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    GET 2 PRIVATE LIVE ONLINE COOKING LESSONS: Get 2 private live online cooking lessons with me via Google hangouts / Skype sessions. I will send you ingredient lists in advance, and we will cook together! And receive everything in “THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE.” (We'll contact you to schedule a hang-out).

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    GET A CUSTOM TAILORED LIVE ONLINE COOKING LESSON & PRODUCE AN EPISODE OF OUR SHOW: Get 1 private live online cooking lesson, custom tailored to what you specifically want to learn, and then help us turn it into an episode of our cooking show, via Google hangout / Skype session. You will get a producer’s credit at the end of the video, and receive everything in “THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE.” (We'll contact you to schedule a hang-out).

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    GET 2 TAILORED LIVE ONLINE COOKING LESSONS & PRODUCE 2 EPISODES OF OUR SHOW: Get 2 private live online cooking lessons, custom tailored to what you specifically want to learn, and then help us turn the lessons into 2 episodes of our cooking show, via Google hangouts / Skype sessions. You will get a producer’s credit at the end of the videos, and receive everything in “THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE.” (We'll contact you to schedule a hang-out).

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    COOK WITH US IN PERSON, BE A STAR, AND PRODUCE A SHOW: Come to our neck of the woods and get an in-person private lesson with me on camera in 1 episode of our cooking show (travel not included). The lesson and episode will be custom tailored to what you want to learn. We will discuss ideas for your lesson and episode via Google hangout / Skype session. You will get a producer's credit at the end of the video, and receive everything in “THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE.” (We'll contact you to schedule a hang-out).

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