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Announcing Kitchen Circus Season One!


July 23, 2013

When I was five I used to stand in front of the mirror and practice my acceptance speeches for when I would someday win an Oscar.

Kitchen Circus Season One Premier Party. L to R my fabulous friends who cheered me on every step of the way, Anna-Lea, Angela, and Andrea.

Kitchen Circus Season One Premier Party. L to R my fabulous friends who cheered me on every step of the way, Anna-Lea, Angela, and Andrea.

I would generously thank the make-believe people who had got me there, illustrating incredible graciousness for someone my age (did I mention in this fantasy world I was the youngest person to ever win an Oscar?), and laugh humbly (yet wildly endearingly) at the commentator’s questions. Clutching a wooden spoon I had stolen from the kitchen as my microphone I would bat my eyelashes and tell them just how much fun it had all been.

This past Fall, while I didn’t win any Oscars for my performance, I did have the incredible opportunity to be part of Kitchen Circus, your new favorite reality TV cooking show. Hosted by Top Chef Master Thierry Rautureau, each episode of Kitchen Circus features three home cooks testing their skills preparing one course of a three course meal at Seattle’s renowned Rover’s restaurant. Battling to master the rigors of a professional kitchen and be voted the favorite course of the evening by 45 paying guests.

The season has just released and I am so excited to share it with you. It can be accessed via You Tube, but is best watched on your big screen TV so the high-definition sizzle can fully come through.

And the Oscar goes to…

  • Best Drama – Episode One
  • Best Culinary Prowess – Episode Two
  • Best Contestant – Episode Three (where yours truly makes my debut)
  • Best Overall Kick-Ass Episode – Episode Four…aka The Finale..where I battle to the finish against fierce competitors Beth and Myrissa.

I hope you watch them…and I hope you love them.

I do.


  1. Andrea says:

    Woo hoo Erina!!

  2. What fun! And lucky you! this would really get my adrenalin going. Can’t wait to watch!

  3. You did so fabulous Erina!!! Congrats again and I’m so proud of you 🙂

  4. Ann says:

    How exciting! Bring on episode 3!

  5. ValleyWriter says:

    How exciting! Can’t wait to watch!

  6. Sounds like a ton of fun! Can’t wait to watch! Congrats – that must have been a wonderful experience.

  7. Hannah says:

    I’m grinning thinking of you with your wooden spoon microphone, Erina! You rock – congratulations again!!! xoxo

    • Shut Up & Cook says:

      Thank you Hannah….can’t wait to see you again soon. And thank you SO much for all your support during this. You are amazing.

  8. Just wandered over from Karista’s Kitchen- I’m up on Orcas Island:) Will go home and plug my laptop into the big screen and check out the show. How fun!

    • Shut Up & Cook says:

      Hi Wendy….thanks for stopping by! I adore Orcas Island and am officially jealous that you get to live up there. 🙂 Will be eager to hear what you think of the show!

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