& 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!
This blog is to chronicle my adventures, the people I'll meet, the drinks I'll imbibe, the joy, the frustration, the bargains I'll find, the crap I wish I can afford & all the FAB-U-LE$$ meals I'll have in between as I try everything in my power to sell my own Cooking/Lifestyle show every single day 1 Single Serving at a time ♥