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There’s a lot that needs rewriting from this past week’s Chef Race episode. Among them, Stan and my midpoint challenge cook-off against Caroline and Bianca, which they cut entirely. I am partially relieved because it means they cut Richard Corrigan telling me I should go learn how to use my knives. But it also means you missed us winning! (not that he ate his words or anything).
I’ll have all the behind-the-scenes dirt for you, as always, in my upcoming recap of the show. In the meantime, I wanted to share our winning recipe from that checkpoint in Little Rock. The challenge was catfish and rice, and for anyone who’s ever tried to make rice on a grill, you know it ain’t no picnic.… Continue Reading
I have now crossed the hurdle of watching myself on television for an extended period of time, and boy, was it strange. Not only did I notice how many times per minute I touch my hair, but sometimes my voice didn’t even sound like me. Maybe I need to start singing the in the shower more.
For those of you who didn’t catch the sneak peek of episode 1 that aired Saturday on BBC America, below is a little clip of what you missed. And to answer what has been many of your follow-up questions: yes, I will totally come cook in your bathroom anytime.… Continue Reading
One of my favorite things about doing Chef Race was getting to know a lot of wacky Brits. They really tried to fuel the rivalry between the teams, so it was actually the cameramen, sound guys, producers, coordinators and such who really expanded my horizons and taught me a whole new British vocabulary to fill in for everyday objects and sayings. Sometimes, I had no idea what they were talking about. What do you mean there are crisps in the boot with my rucksack?
One of my favorite British personalities was our AP, Alex. Bianca and I took it upon ourselves to relentlessly “hen-peck” him.… Continue Reading
Let me paint a little picture for you.
I arrived in LA on a spring evening, bleary eyed and shaking like a little Chihuahua who’s about to pee on the carpet. (Sorry, Jennifer Lawrence. Had to steal your line). Less than 24 hours prior, I was still frantically running around the city buying bright colored T-shirts and obsessing over which shade of neon purple should be the cornerstone of my color scheme – because, oh yes, we were required to have a color scheme. I had no idea where I would be going or what I would be doing, so it was a little hard to guess whether or not my Lara Croft hiking boots and waterproof matches container were overkill.… Continue Reading
I’ve been pretty elusive about why I fell off the grid for two months this summer. It was kind of strange to give birth to Feed Me Phoebe and then leave it shuttered for many more days than it had been alive. But it was a necessary hiatus – one that involved a cross-country food and media adventure. I may have mentioned as much a few months ago before I left, but that was putting it mildly.
The trip was filmed. There was $100,000 at stake. It involved 8 British chefs and 7 other Americans. We started on the Santa Monica pier with no money in our pockets, and just our knives and cooking/hustling skills to get us from city to city, and to trade for food and shelter.… Continue Reading