Heat on local cooks
CHRISTINA and Tania Harding will sizzle on TheHotplate tonight.
IT was not until the TV crew walked in to their restaurant that mother and daughter Christina and Tania Harding began talking again after a three-month hiatus.
The duo behind East Victoria Park icon Christina’s will give Australia an insight to their lives on The Hotplate, a new reality series set to air tonight.
The outspoken and very honest duo said the show was like a therapy session for the whole of Australia to see.
Christina said the difference between this show and the many other cooking shows on TV was the fact it was actually their reality.
“We own the restaurant, this is us. It is our livelihood,” she said.
“We aren’t just someone trying to change our career to cooking … we have been doing this for years.”
Twenty-one years to be exact. Christina’s was one of the first places to open on a thenempty Albany Highway strip and Christina said the vision she had more than two decades ago for a bustling strip was finally a reality.
“But Albany Highway has got so great I needed to push myself up again, so I decided to do this show … Christina’s will be on everybody’s lips again,” she said.
“I have never even watched a reality show before, I usually think they are rubbish. But this was ... very raw.”
The pair said at first they were strategic when it came to voting, but once they got to know the other contestants, it was like one big happy family.
Tania described the process like a rollercoaster. “It was just a massive therapy session,” she said. “But we are very good friends with all of them (contestants) now.”
The Hotplate airs on Channel nine tonight at 7.30.
Christina and Tania Harding will feature on TheHotplate tonight.