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Greenlit: The Ambush Cook, OWN

The Ambush Cook (6 x 30′) –  Kristina Kuzmič has been passionate about cooking her entire life.  In The Ambush Cook, Kuzmič ambushes people from their everyday lives and takes them to her kitchen for an intervention in home cooking.  From married moms addicted to frozen foods and take-out, to single bachelors who still go to mom’s house for dinner every single night, as varied as Kuzmič’s guests may be they all have one thing in common: they fear the kitchen!  Kuzmič takes a no-nonsense approach to tackling the many issues that cause people to give up on cooking.  From braised short ribs to pistachio crusted tilapia, her recipes are tasty enough to satisfy the most discerning palate, yet simple enough for anyone to follow.  Failure is not an option in Kuzmič’s kitchen.  Her goal is to fill the world with better cooks, one ambush at a time.

“The Takeout Mom”- Saturday, December 3 (12-12:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Host and Chef Kristina Kuzmič takes Shania, a mom that’s more comfortable picking up takeout than a whisk, out of the drive-thru lane and into her kitchen to make Mongolian beef and vegetable fried brown rice.

“The Momma’s Boy” – Saturday, December 3 (12:30-1 p.m. ET/PT)
Kristina tries to keep momma’s boy Caesaray out of the nest every time hunger hits when she teaches him to make pistachio crusted tilapia, goat cheese bruschetta and mocha bread pudding.

“The Freezer Fanatic” – Saturday, December 10 (12-12:30 p.m. ET/PT)
In this episode Kristina takes Monica out of the freezer section and into the kitchen when she teaches her to make spicy peanut butter chicken with basmati rice and molten chocolate lava cakes.

“The Caveman Cook” – Saturday, December 10 (12:30-1 p.m. ET/PT)
Kristina teaches Brent, a musician with zero confidence in the kitchen, that cooking doesn’t have to end with the house almost burning down.  Together they make braised short ribs and sautéed sweet corn.

“The Social Butterfly” – Saturday, December 17 (12-12:30 p.m. ET/PT)
New mom-to-be Leslie learns from Kristina that she can still be social at home with her friends when she teaches her to make asparagus salmon salad and guiltless chocolate mousse.

“The Restaurant Regular” – Saturday, December 17 (12:30-1 p.m. ET/PT)
Kristina cooks with restaurant addict Carmel, who admits to never having used a stove.  Carmel learns that cooking is actually fun and together they make mustard crusted chicken and crispy Nutella cookies.


Channel: OWN

Producer: Pie Town Productions

TX: 3rd December 2011

Source: OWN Press Office


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