FAMILIES UNITE TO EMBRACE COOKING
COOKING in front of a TV audience four nights a week is enough to make even the most professional chef quake in their boots. But for the four Shahrouk sisters, competitors in Nine’s new reality cooking series Family Food Fight, it was just another day in the kitchen.
“I am telling you – it’s 50 people at a minimum that we normally cook for [each week] – but that can get up to 100,” says Halla Shahrouk, 45, who is taking part in the show’s quest to “find Australia’s number one food family” with sisters, Houda, 43, Rouba, 40, and Leann, 39.
Lebanese Australians, they come from a family of 11 kids. Needless to say, family get-togethers can be more than a little hectic. “Dad invites everyone,” Halla says. “If neighbours hear some commotion ... and they come to the gate and say, ‘ What is all this?’ Dad will be, ‘Oh these are just my children’, and then he’ll invite them in for a feast!”
The show focuses on the chaos and excitement of getting six diverse families together to compete in the kitchen. “The vibe [on set] was amazing,” says Shahrouk. “They were all families and they understood how getting together over meals makes a family come together.”
FAMILY FOOD FIGHT
MONDAY, 7.30PM, NINE