Friday, March 4, 2011
The Ski House Cookbook is ready for it's close-up! Thanks to ye olde Google alerts, I discovered that TSHC will be featured on an episode of Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag on March 9th, a really fun (and funny!) cooking show that originated in Canada in 2008 and is still going strong in 2011. As a result, TSHC has it's very own IMDB page! Who's fancy now?
Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag features the hosts, Anna & Kristina, testing 5 - 7 recipes from a cookbook of their choosing, shot either on location (like a ski house! see photographic evidence below!) or in one of their home kitchens depending on the content of the cookbook. They also test kitchen gadgets and food items that could prove helpful to the specific recipes that they are testing (i.e. sushi knives or salad spinners, organic or non-organic pork), all while their successes and foibles are caught on tape...er, pixels.
Whistler, BC. Borrowed from Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag Facebook page
A guest chef ultimately tastes A&K's featured recipes with them and gives feedback on the success of the results, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. This chef is also interviewed in advance of meeting A&K in order to cut in comments like, "They will NEVER be able to master that," or, "They will NEVER have time to get everything done!" (They're very optimistic.) Forgotten ingredients and burnt brulees are not excluded.
The final decision is whether to buy or pass on the book. If both Anna & Kristina decide it's worth a buy, then the cookbook receives their A&K Stamp of Approval. Let's hope TSHC gets one!!!
Don't forget to set your DVRs for March 9th! (Or watch in person in real time.) You'll have to double check your local listings as I have seen a variety of times slotted for the program ranging from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm depending on your location, but you'll be able to find it in Canada on the W Network and OWN and in the USA exclusively on OWN (channel 115 in NYC).
UPDATE: It's possible that The Ski House Cookbook episode will air in Canada first, then air at a later date in the US on OWN. (The show isn't coming up in my DVR feed!) If anyone happens to catch the episode, please leave a comment below!!!