Fearless in the Kitchen

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Upcoming episodes

Apr 16th
1200p

PATRICIA TOMASI

Patricia (34) is working mother on the go with a one and half year old toddler, Eva and an Italian husband, John (42) for whom she wants more than anything to be able to cook proper meals. The problem is that Patricia generally feels anxious and overwhelmed in the kitchen. As a result she takes one look at her oven, pots and pans, and then runs straight to the only appliance she is comfortable with -- the toaster. Although Patricia, “loves food” she just doesn’t know how to cook it. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t tried. Some of her past culinary calamities include; a frozen pizza with the cardboard bottom baked right into the crust, a horrific turmeric spiced omelette cooked onto the bottom of a soup pot and fortune cookies that were “so easy a four-year-old could do it”, which ended up as one massive pancake. In fact, she is so disastrous, Patricia claims that a trail of smoke follows her in the kitchen and that she has burnt so many things that her toddler now dances to the smoke alarm.
Apr 16th
1230p

MIKE STEWART

Mike (45) is a twenty-five year veteran of the entertainment industry who, despite feeling fearless at work, is absolutely terrified in the kitchen. This is not surprising, as Mike has never experienced any modicum of culinary success. His every attempt at pasta ends up a mushy noodle disaster fit only for the garbage can. His past efforts to cook something healthy, like beets, ended up with a pot of red blobs floating in dirty water – after all who knew one had to wash and peel them? However, that doesn’t mean that Mike isn’t culinarily adventurous -- he once brought pig’s feet and squid (marinated over night in soya sauce) to a work barbeque. Although he was lauded for originality the result was hardly satisfactory, as the squid ended up the consistency of shoe leather and everyone just merely tip toed around the pig’s feet. Well, except for one young assistant who tried the pig’s feet. And was sick for 3 days…(The ultimate irony is that one of Mike’s major fears is poisoning people, so much so that after he barbeques a burger, he then microwaves just to ensure that it is safe to eat.) hilarious – let’s play this up!
Apr 16th
100p

SUSAN: HAM & NAILS

In the first episode, Susan, a busy career woman and mom, is clueless when it comes to cooking – having once garnished a ham with pineapples using nails – and is in desperate need of Christine’s help. Realizing that it’s going to be a long road to making this cook fearless in the kitchen, Christine sets out to give Susan the tools she needs to prepare savory food for her friends and family.
Apr 16th
130p

VIVIAN: SWEATERS IN HER OVEN

When Vivian’s children were growing up she was known to the neighbourhood kids as the maker of condiment sandwiches. Now, with her kids grown and out of the house, Vivian wants to learn to be fearless in the kitchen. Christine Cushing pays her a visit, samples Vivian’s inedible French toast and prepares herself for hard work. After a visit with a chocolate artisan for inspiration and a dinner challenge of making crepes for 150 people, Vivian is set to astound her family with her kitchen bravado.
Apr 17th
100a

SUSAN: HAM & NAILS

In the first episode, Susan, a busy career woman and mom, is clueless when it comes to cooking – having once garnished a ham with pineapples using nails – and is in desperate need of Christine’s help. Realizing that it’s going to be a long road to making this cook fearless in the kitchen, Christine sets out to give Susan the tools she needs to prepare savory food for her friends and family.
Apr 17th
130a

VIVIAN: SWEATERS IN HER OVEN

When Vivian’s children were growing up she was known to the neighbourhood kids as the maker of condiment sandwiches. Now, with her kids grown and out of the house, Vivian wants to learn to be fearless in the kitchen. Christine Cushing pays her a visit, samples Vivian’s inedible French toast and prepares herself for hard work. After a visit with a chocolate artisan for inspiration and a dinner challenge of making crepes for 150 people, Vivian is set to astound her family with her kitchen bravado.
Apr 17th
800a

ELVIRA: NOT SO FUNNY IN THE KITCHEN

Elvira Kurt’s a stand-up comic whose abysmal attempts at cooking are downright hysterical. Christine plans to change all that by harnessing Elvira’s on-stage confidence and bringing it to the kitchen. To get started, Christine has her make a homemade version of one of her favorites – gelato. After that, Elvira seems ready for anything -- until she learns she must cook at a restaurant for a room full of her peers. Later, can Elvira dazzle her demanding mother with her new cooking skills?
Apr 17th
830a

ELAINE: CAN’T MAKE MAC & CHEESE

Elaine’s food is so bad, her kids won’t even eat it. Christine must turn this career-driven mom around so she can cook nutritious meals for her family. Focusing on Elaine’s love of Italian food, Christine takes her to make fresh pasta with the ultimate Italian Mama. And, just as Elaine is starting to feel confident, Christine throws her into an Olympic sized challenge – catering a private dinner at the home of multiple gold-medalist Marnie McBean. In the end, can she finally cook a meal her family will actually eat?
Apr 17th
900a

ROSEMARY: BLUE SUEDE GOO

Rosemary’s family doesn’t want her anywhere near the kitchen. Her cooking is awful, but even worse, she’s set not one, but two, kitchen fires. Christine decides Rosemary’s first challenge is to learn how to fight fires – from real firefighters. Later, Rosemary works as a short-order cook and is flabbergasted to learn that her biggest order is cooking for her favourite Elvis impersonator. Later, she has to prepare a traditional meal for her very skeptical family.
Apr 17th
930a

JOHN: BRUTAL ON THE BBQ

John’s a terrible cook. He can’t even use the BBQ. Christine decides that it’s time for John to be a man and learn how to grill. She shows him how to cook the perfect steak, and then takes him on an Oyster adventure – in hopes that he can prepare a surf and turf meal for his wife and friends. But before he can do that, Christine turns up the pressure and has him grill ribs for hundreds of people at an International Ribfest.