I’m Cooking Beef at the Royal


25 Oct I’m Cooking Beef at the Royal

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. You are amongst the first to know. In fact, I haven’t even had time to tell my parents yet, so no complaining about the short notice.

My news? On Sunday, November 7th at 1 pm, I’m hitting The Entertaining at Home Stage at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Yes, “the largest combined indoor agricultural fair and international equestrian competition in the world,” and I’ll be pan searing beef in front of a live audience. Not sure which emotion is strongest. Excitement or fear.

While my CTV segments run a generous 5 to 6 minutes, I spend most of the time pointing at the food I cooked the night before and handing sharp objects to my host in an attempt to keep my clothes clean. But this time? I have an entire hour to fill, a real stove, uncooked meat and am expected to do all the work.

Fortunately, Heather Travis, Director of Public Relations for the Beef Information Centre, will be kibitzing from the sidelines. She’ll keep me on topic and with any luck, we’ll have pan seared steaks without tears before my time is up.

So, if you’re in the Toronto region, come on down to the Royal. Cheer me on, clap wildly or heckle. Yes, heckle. If things go wrong I’ll have someone to blame.

Photo courtesy of Beef Information Centre.

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  • Miranda Merten
    Posted at 12:03h, 25 October Reply

    Wow, that is great! Good luck to you – it will be such an experience! Too bad I am not in Canada :(

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 15:46h, 27 October Reply

      @Miranda Merten, rats. We’d love to have you in the audience. Thanks for the good wishes.

  • Jill Silverman Hough
    Posted at 14:14h, 25 October Reply

    I love that you used the word “kibitzing.” You’ll do great – just remember to have fun, and so will everyone else!

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 15:46h, 27 October Reply

      @Jill Silverman Hough, fun is the key. I just have to make sure I don’t have so much fun I burn the food. Note to self: bring oven timer…

  • Robin Smart
    Posted at 17:20h, 25 October Reply

    Dear Charmian,
    I’ll try to be there in person, so I can say “That’s MY sister!” with justifiable pride.

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 15:47h, 27 October Reply

      @Robin Smart, YAY! And if you heckle, remember, I know where you live. :-)

  • Amy Proulx
    Posted at 08:30h, 27 October Reply

    Nice! I am sure you and Heather will be lots of fun together.

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 15:47h, 27 October Reply

      @Amy Proulx, thanks. We’ll have a blast. You just might have trouble getting us off stage!

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