On March 16, 2019, I will be talking about almonds with Martha Stewart on her television show, Martha Bakes! For the eleventh season of her PBS program, Martha Stewart has chosen her favorite baking ingredients. Each episode features a single ingredient such as almonds, lemons or dried fruit.  Martha invited experts to stop by her kitchen to chat about each one.

Priscilla Martha Stewart Points to Marzipan

My work with the California almond industry led to my appearance on the show.  It really was a thrill to be asked to talk about my favorite food.  And to be spending time with Martha Stewart on set.  I’m mad for almonds, their health benefits and the delectable things you can make with them.

I developed my expertise in almonds first as a professional chef and baker at Restaurant du Village, then while working as President of American Almond Products Company in Brooklyn, New York. Most recently my work has taken me to Shanghai, China. Last summer it was for China Bakery, one of the largest international bakery trade shows in the world.  Other years I’ve visited commercial bakeries there to inspire them on how to use California almonds in their recipes.

On the day of the taping, I packed my bags with almonds in all forms for Martha to sample. (She told me that she even has a few almond trees on her property in Connecticut.) It was great fun because Martha was such an enthusiastic taster. I made three unusual almond cookies for her to sample.

Martha Bakes Priscilla Martel Almonds Shooting

The March broadcast date is ideal too.  Its peak almond bloom season and the time when the trees start to form their green buds.

My conversation with Martha Stewart has inspired me to share more almond stories, recipes and tips for both sweet and savory foods in the coming weeks and months.

In Connecticut, the program will air on CPTV on March 16, 2019 at 3:30 PM.

To find your local station listing and time, visit the Martha Bakes website.

Credit for these photographs goes to Mike Krautter, photographer for Martha Bakes.

And here is the press release for the upcoming broadcast of Martha Bakes Almonds Episode with me and Martha Stewart.