My Favourite Television Show You’ve Never Heard Of: Pitchin’ In

Well, I don’t think I can top yesterday morning’s cold opener, so I won’t even try. Instead I’ll just say hi, and tell you how happy I am to see you.

I hope you’re having a great morning. I’m back at the office today and feeling, as Phoebe would say, “all twirly … and not in a good way”. There is a lot going on in Corporate World these days, my friends, and, as is so often the case, it feels like all of my deadlines have collapsed in on themselves and are now happening at the exact same time. Which is holy-bananas-right-now!

I’m exaggerating because I love to make you laugh, of course … but it is a bit of a gong show around here. Luckily, the chaos has proven to be just the the inspiration I needed to choose a show for today’s edition of My Favourite Television Show You’ve Never Heard Of. Today, we’re talking about “Pitchin’ In”.

“Pitchin’ In” is that rare show where the host isn’t afraid to be totally and completely out of her depth. In fact, she does it on purpose. Lynn Crawford is a serious chef. And I mean serious:Β she was the executive chef of the reowned Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, where she was the only female executive chef for a Four Seasons property in the world. The whole entire wide world, you guys!

Lynn Crawford

Hi Lynn! You look very professional. And chef-y. Very professionally chef-y. Well done.

Not surprisingly, Lynn started feeling burned out by all the pressure. “Pitchin’ In” is about how she decided to recharge her batteries by getting back in touch with where food comes from. She visits local farmers or produce growers, finds out what a day “on the job” is like for them, and then cooks them a gourmet meal featuring their own products. On a typical episode, for example, she might visit a farm in Southwestern Ontario that’s known for raising some of the best pork in Canada, and then prepare a three course meal that includesΒ Upside-Down Sour Cream Cake with Caramelized Pears, with Bacon Caramel Sauce .

Sounds like it would be totally inspiring and rejuvenating for a foodie, right? Not quite. Check this out:

This is what I love about this show: Lynn’s not afraid to jump, headfirst, into the unknown … and she’s not afraid to scream her head off while she’s doing it!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to jump headfirst into Corporate World … yeehaw!

love amb

17 thoughts on “My Favourite Television Show You’ve Never Heard Of: Pitchin’ In

  1. One of the few times I actually haven’t heard of the “television show you’ve never heard of.” A pretty obscure pick there, eh?

  2. Amb I just recently saw this show and it was so amazing!! πŸ˜€ I saw the one where she went to the sweet potato farm and every course of her meal at the end included sweet potatoes (I thought the reaction from the old farmer men was hilarious when she told them the names of the dishes – since they never stray too far from plain old meat and potatoes!) Same thing when she went to the strawberry farm! It’s a great show and I am starving after I watch it b/c ALL her meals look so unbelievably good!
    Good Pick! Now I’m hungry…I guess it’s time for morning coffee! πŸ™‚

    • I LOVE that we’re on the same track with this show! I actually don’t know anyone else who watches it, so you just made my morning. The reactions of people after she tells them what she’s making is one of my favourite parts too – you can just see them thinking, “why is she messing with my dinner?”

      I loved the one where she went lobster fishing, she wanted to make something really fancy and the fishermen told her they usually just put the lobster in the microwave!! Too too funny πŸ˜€

  3. green with envy over here–I am the Food Expert and I have most certainly never heard of this chef or her show :-0 AND she cheffed in New York so I should totally know about this. (Giving up the Cooking Channel–which is full of Canadian food folk, btw–is going to be a serious career setback, I think.). Thinking of hiring you to be my Canadian Food Correspondent. Interested? Thanks for continuing to keep me in the Loop.

    • We don’t have the Cooking Channel here in Canada (but oh how I wish we did!) but it sounds like it would be tough to give up for sure! I’m not the chef-iest person, but I love watching other people cook πŸ™‚

      Would love to be your Canadian Food Correspondent, if you’ll have me! Sounds fab!

      • Isn’t there a food network in Canada? Seemed as if many of the food shows filtered through the Cooking Channel were Canadian. James Cunningham’s Eat Street, Chuck Hughes (my Swoon) Chuck’s Day Off and Eat the Street (not to be confused with Eat Street), Food Jammers. And now Pitchin’ In. Which sounds like great fun. You are so hired as my CFC:-)

      • We have The Food Network Canada, which has a lot of the same shows.

        I love Chuck to bits. My friend has eaten at his restaurant in Montreal and got to meet him! She said both she and her mom got all tongue tied.

  4. I must start up a new comment to say Wow on the second degree connection to CH. For whatever reason, he’s tripped my trigger (have only seen him on TV, though you have imaginary TV boyfriends so will understand–but something about that twinkle in his eyes) and he is the one I am going to hunt down if my hubby ever leaves me;-)

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