Sponsored Smut: Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag on W

February 17, 2009 14:08:47 Posted at February 17, 2009 14:08:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey

For two weeks I’ve been running like a bitch and “eating well” to prepare for the Oscars. We’re doing a live show and I could tell you it doesn’t matter but at the same time, I don’t want to look back in 5 years when these opportunities aren’t around anymore and say to myself that I totally could have worked harder. It’s only 2 weeks.

Right?

The problem is that “eating well” sucks balls. First of all, I hate chicken. And eating well almost always involves chicken. Ok maybe I don’t hate it. But I only like it when it’s dark meat the skin is still attached. White meat is the worst. You can’t make me like white meat. You also can’t make me order chicken in a restaurant ever. At the risk of offending you, it’s like a cop-out. Also, being Chinese, white rice is like oxygen for us. These days white rice isn’t considered eating well either. Another thing which might gross you out but I don’t care because it’s all I can think about – I like the fatty parts in a good steak. I resent the fact that last night I had to trim the fatty part off my steak. Balls!

Sigh. I could go on. But the point is, these two weeks are crawling by. And I think about my favourite foods all the time. I’m not hungry – the opposite actually, I’m too full on the “healthy” chicken breast ugh – but I could totally go for a smokie or my mother-in-law’s pan fried blood sausage. It’s a Polish thing. And I so miss my favourite beef brisket and wonton rice noodle soup from Tang’s Noodle House.

Like if my job involved food I don’t know if I could make it.

These two ladies, don’t know how they do it, although my friend Fiona would kill for their careers: testing recipes in cookbooks and how they measure up. Come on. Don’t lie. There are many of you out there who get freaky over cookbooks. Even I have a copy of one of those Bridge playing ones. It was a gift. The mashed potatoes were the best.

Anyway, Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag – every week a new cookbook, every week an evaluation. How do people get so lucky?

About the show:

In Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag, the test-driving twosome narrow their focus to the kitchen and put cookbooks to the test – from the grocery store to the dinner plate. In each episode, Anna and Kristina try out and review recipes, ingredients, appliances and food prep techniques to see if the average cook can re-create the beautifully photographed meals. From microwaves to macaroni, from mixing bowls to mixed greens, Anna and Kristina enlist the help of everyday people from construction workers to students to football fans, to find the best products and ingredients. At the end of the show, a guest chef or food expert will give a final evaluation of the meal and decide if the cookbook delivers the goods.


Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag airs Wednesdays at 8pm E/P on W Network.

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