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: 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!
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 includes 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!