BYTE TOUR: Canadians Do It Better…

& the Brits do too! More on that below. Earlier this year I was invited as a “Celebrity Chef Guest Judge” *snort* to Vancouver to meet the FANTABULOUS Broads, Anna & Kristina, of Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag, W Network’s top rated Lifestyle show. It’s a cooking show that has two friends, non Chefs, cook a recipe from a cookbook together & have a Industry Professional come & judge their efforts… BRILLIANT.

I was invited to “Judge” *snort* fellow reality personality Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York’s “The Skinnygirl Dish” These Dames are so funny & charming. I love how they drop bleeped F-Bombs when they get flustered all over the place & I WISH we had a show like this out here in the States.

Since my visit was earlier in the year this of course was pre Cooking Channel & I fell madly in love with Food Network Canada’s programming *swoon*. I’m a sucker for cooking shows from abroad. HUGE… MASSIVE fan of Neneh & Andi “Dish It Up”, Gordon Ramsay’s “F-Word” & anything Nigella, but I have to say like Neneh & Andi there’s nothing like watching two friends who love each other & love food cook together.

I had such a blast with these ladies & I wish them all the success in the world. Thanks for rolling out the red carpet to show this Single Yankee Girl such a wonderful time. I hope you enjoy the video.

Here’s a photo recap of my trip:

The DAH-ling Anna & Kristina

Dang skippy! I wore a $7 dress from Marshalls & a $700 pair Christian Louboutin Pigalle stilettos on TV. I've got my priorities straight... FAB!

My chariot awaits. Man, that Vancouver weather did a NUMBER on my hair! YEESH!

HA! My ghetto is showing. Rocking the Mac Daddy in the limo *snort*

My stun-NING room at the Loden Vancouver Hotel. I checked in as Manouschka, but I guess the front desk "googled me" *snort* & for the rest of the trip kept calling me Chef... HA! Awesome sauce.

LISTEN HERE Single Ladies, when travelling ALWAYS have a dashing local to cruise you around. I had 1 for Eastern Europe, Brazil & SIX in Australia... I heart Australians, shut up... HA! After YEARS of promising to visit my friend Steve in Canada we finally had our chance. This gorgeous man showed me such a FAB time!

Incredible sushi dinner at a spot Steve took me to

Walking back from dinner I bump into this picture of HOT Ben (I nicknamed him Benjamin Unbuttons) I almost FELL out! I flirted with him on a Food Network Humor message board They were cruci-fy-ING our show & I didn't care... he's so delicious, I would mop him up with a... dang sorry "writing out loud" HA!

You should click this link to read the message board it’s HI-larious!

The Network sent me a basket FULL of swanky Canadian Chocolate & Steve brought me my favourite wine Bitch Grenache

I was chilling, after my glorious bath, drinking my Bitch wine & spit it out all over my pristine white sheets... MRS?!?!?! WAY to ruin a perfect day Canada! Ooh, but wait there's porn

I stayed longer to stay with Steve & cater a Poker & Pizza Party we threw together for some of his producing partners. How FAB is his kitchen?

My little pizza making station, here's a SUPER sexy single secret! If you don't have access to a rolling pin a wine bottle works PERFECTLY!

Korean BBQ Pizza & Pistachio & Red Onion Pizza

Close up of Pistachio & Red Onion Pizza

Close up of my Korean BBQ Pizza

Click this link to get my Korean BBQ recipe here on

My Jerk Chicken Pizza with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Olives & Onions... FIERCE!

My Churro Chips. It's my sweet interpretation of Chef Brian's infamous "Crack Chips"

Flour Tortillas deep fried in canola oil & sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar... so ridiculously GOOD!

I served them with Vanilla ice cream on top of a grape medley I cooked in red wine, butter & sugar. A sweet take on chips & salsa

First Canada gets MAD kudos for gifting us Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling & Nathan Fillion can we swap Justin Bieber for these?!?!? Lay's Ketchup flavoured chips are da' BUSINESS!

THANKS, Anna, Kristina, Canada, Steve & everyone at Bag Media & W Network for giving this girl one of thee BEST experiences of my life x


You had me at Ben… lost me at Ketchup Lays. :) Looks like an awesome time. Mental note.. must spend more time in Canada! LOL

You clearly had a blast and love the vid!
Lys ~ Cooking In Stilettos´s last blog post ..Fab Friday – Cooking In Stilettos Edition



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