Have to admit I was new to the charms of the amazing Nadia G when I sat down to screen a Bitchin’ Kitchen Christmas. The hour-long special airs Saturday at 7 p.m. on Food Network Canada.
The punky Montreal food princess has been the star and creative force behind her Bitchin’ Kitchen series for two years and even longer when it originated as a series of mobisodes in 2007.
She was just back from Los Angeles where she was promoting her series on Access Hollywood when I spoke with her earlier this week. Bitchin’ Kitchen is one of the top-rated series on the U.S. cable Cooking Channel.
Nadia’s TV kitchen is all cherry red with plenty of chrome, animal prints and leather. There are Christmas decorations in the fridge.
When I told her the series made me think of Pee-wee’s Playhouse she said she grew up watching that Saturday Morning series and it was definitely an influence, subconsciously at least.
Just starting out on-line was even more of a factor, she says. “Anything goes on-line. If you have a concept for a crazy comedy cooking show with rock n’ roll style, you can do it, you’re free to blaze your own path.”
For more of that interview, follow this link to the article I wrote for The Canadian Press.