First, the Beard nominations come out — the Oscars of the food world — and Aaron Deal of Tristan gets a nod for Rising Star Chef. Now, barely a week later, he announces an appearance on national television.

On Saturday morning, he’ll be on CBS’ the Early Show for the “Chef on a Shoestring” segment, demonstrating an Oscar-themed menu for four people that costs only $35.

Looks like someone’s getting very good at promoting himself.

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