It was a cold autumn Sunday morning in the Chelsea section of New York City in 2002. All of us returning and new hosts on Food Network were assembled to pose for promotional photos and shoot promotional footage for the network. I was the host of a new program called Top 5, a spin-off from Unwrapped, a popular program hosted by my buddy Marc Summers. Neither one of us cooked on our shows. Both of us are 1980s veterans of MTV Networks fare. He was the host of Double Dare. I was a veejay on VH1. Marc and I were chatting. The other hosts and execs were milling around, waiting for shots to be set up and what-not. All of a sudden, I see a slender blonde rushing over to me as if she's going to ask for help. It was soon-to-be Food Network star Sandra Lee.