Audrey's Kitchen

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AUDREY’S KITCHEN is a new cooking series from Working Dog Productions (Frontline, The Hollowmen). Hosted by celebrity chef, the impeccably coiffed Audrey Gordon, each episode features an exotic recipe prepared in Audrey’s unfeasibly clean and spacious kitchen. But it is so much more than simply how to cook a dish. Along with the always-opinionated Audrey’s thoughts on food, table manners and the inadequacies of our immigration policy, it’s also an opportunity for Audrey to rail against the annoyances of her daily life, from poor table manners and substandard produce, to vegetarians and store-bought mayonnaise. This is an irreverent antidote to the crowded world of celebrity chefdom and the cult of TV cooking. AUDREY’S KITCHEN is a series for anyone who loves food but is willing to admit that we might all sometimes be taking it just a tad too seriously.

Episode Description

1

Ultimate Breakfast Omelette

Food writer, teacher, celebrity chef and life coach Audrey shows how to make her ultimate breakfast Omelette. A delicious combination of cheeses, butter and crème fraiche, it's a heavenly, cholesterol-filled start to any day.

2

Chinese Calamari Stir Fry

Tonight, food writer, teacher, celebrity chef and undeclared bankrupt Audrey Gordon shows the way to cook the ultimate Asian dish, Stir-Fried Calamari. Using fresh ingredients (along with some not so fresh but covered in sauce), Audrey demonstrates a flavoursome dish that not only tastes great - it helps cleans out the fridge. Another wok-based winner from Australia's kitchen queen.

3

Honey Lemon Chicken with Cous Cous

Audrey Gordon demonstrates how to make Honey Lemon Chicken with Couscous, while simultaneously resolving family concerns centring round her sister-in-law's weight issues.

4

Aromatic Lamb Shank Stew

In this episode of Audrey's Kitchen, epicurean, gourmand and colourful racing identity Audrey Gordon continues her celebration of gastronomic delights. This time it's her 'Vegetarian Surprise', the surprise being that it actually contains lamb. According to Audrey, it's comfort food of the most uncomfortable variety.

5

Mango Chicken Salad

Audrey goes tropical with a delicious Mango Chicken Salad. She advises on the correct method of cutting mangoes and roasting chicken, and the benefits of outdoor dining as a method of keeping guests out of the house.

6

Pasta with Smoked Salmon

Leading a hectic social life made up of opening nights, charity functions and domestic appliance product launches, celebrity chef Audrey Gordon still finds time to whip up a wonderful simple supper. Her Pasta with Smoked Salmon is perfect for anyone craving a late night fix of cheese, cream and carbs garnished with parsley. NB For those watching their weight - simply omit the parsley.

7

Pepper Steak

Author, teacher, chef and licensed firearm dealer Audrey Gordon demonstrates the art of cooking steak. All this while discussing health issues, correct use of peppercorns and extra marital relations.

8

Poached Peaches

Food writer, teacher, celebrity chef and clairvoyant Audrey Gordon tackles Poached Pears, along with global issues such as world poverty and the alarming spread of vegetarianism. Whilst not all viewers will agree with her opinions, it's hard to argue with someone holding a serrated knife.

9

Thai Style Baked Fish

Putting all fishmongers' skills to the test, chef, sommelier and aromatherapist Audrey Gordon demonstrates how to make a delicious Thai Style Baked Fish. A dish so hot it cannot be served on Total Fire Ban days.

10

Rhubarb Crumble

In this final episode, writer, chef, life coach and choreographer Audrey Gordon prepares a classic Rhubarb Crumble. It's a recipe handed down from her mother who used to make a wonderful crumble and, according to Audrey, "still would if we could allow her near sharp objects". Serve with double cream, a sprinkle of sugar and a 6-week gym membership.
Episode Description

1

Rabbit Stew With Mushrooms

Audrey shows how to make a traditional French Rabbit Stew with Mushrooms. She also imparts family anecdotes and provides a demonstration on how to dismember a rabbit.

2

Baked Blueberry Cheesecake

Audrey scours her mother's recipe book for a treat - Baked Blueberry Cheesecake. There is also advice on what to do with vegetarians, the medicinal qualities of fresh blueberries and the impact of food colouring on children.

3

Shepherd's Pie

Audrey demonstrates how to make a classic Shepherd's Pie, the perfect meal for presumptuous visitors expecting a feed. She also reveals her thoughts on purple carrots and her family's secret ingredient for Beef Rissoles.

4

Glazed Duck

Audrey embraces Asian cooking and makes substantial improvements to this recipe of Glazed Duck. The full recipe comes with Christmas gift suggestions including a muslin bag filled with gizzard, heart and liver.

5

Truffle Risotto

Audrey tackles Risotto - the undoing of many a chef. Sophisticated, impressive and heavy on the cream - Audrey advises viewers to invest in a jog the following day or a pair of elastic pants.

6

Vietnamese Pork

Audrey shares her inspiration behind Vietnamese Pork. An authentic dish based on her experience of Vietnamese cooking, smells, colours and sewing measurements.

7

Slow Cooked Moroccan Lamb

Audrey keeps things spicy by cooking a cheap and cheerful Slow Cooked Moroccan Lamb. She reminisces of travels through Morocco and the unfortunate theft of her bag in Marrakesh.

8

BBQ Shish Taouk

Audrey gives safety advice for outdoor BBQ cooking with this Lebanese Shish Taouk recipe. She also imparts advice on Omega 6 (or 8) and some great cutting board tips.

9

Organic Chocolate Cake

Audrey bakes a delicious rich Organic Chocolate Cake. Interweaving recipe details with her unique driving tips, this episode is sure to delight!

10

Spanish Paella

Audrey cleans out her larder finding the perfect ingredients for a Spanish paella. With a wise warning about seafood quality, she also gives her opinion on the hazards of living in monsoon flood areas.