A decade of ‘One Chef One Critic’
10 years of cuisine and conversation
A decade. Ten years. … I’m looking at what I just typed. It feels like a mistake. But no, I’ve done my sums and it’s true. Tomorrow evening — Sunday, September 17th at 7 p.m. on Channel 9 (Rogers TV) – we launch the 10th season of “One Chef One Critic” with chef Steve Watson and yours truly.
As I think back on all the guests and chefs who’ve appeared on the show, it gets easier to believe the number, 10, is accurate. So, who’s been on the show since we started? Everybody. At least, that’s what it seems like. Certainly, we’ve had people of every description, varied backgrounds and from many different walks of life, a policy carried forward with enthusiasm this season.
There have been few repeat guests, except, Mark Critch who became a semi regular on the show over the years. In our upcoming 10th season, we have two generations of the Critch family represented. Mark is joined by his talented son, Jacob. Jacob Critch aspires to become a professional musician, not a comedic actor like his dad. He’s written, composed and performed his own music.
Other 10th season guests include former Telegram and CBC TV journalist, Azzo Rezori, who helps prepare poached salmon in mustard sauce, while filling us in on a life that took him from postwar Europe to a career in Canadian newspapers, beginning in Western Canada.
CBC Radio Morning Show co-host, Krissy Holmes, appears to recount her time as the original producer of “One Chef One Critic.” Among other women who’ll appear on the show this year are St. John Ambulance CEO, Glenda Janes, and well-known Canadian philanthropist, Elinor Gill Ratcliffe. Gill Ratcliffe is known for her donations to multiple cultural institutions and charities. She explains why she decided to give away so much of her wealth. Theatre
Author and playwright, Robert Chafe, joins us to talk about, among other topics, his stage adaptation of Wayne Johnston’s novel, “The Colony of Unrequited Dreams.” Theatre is a main subject when we host actor, Philip Goodridge. Goodridge has appeared in many local productions, especially musicals. Recently he turned his hand back to playwriting.
See Still here, B9
From left, Karl Wells, Krissy Holmes, Steve Watson SUBMITTED PHOTO
From left, Karl Wells, Elinor Gill Ratcliffe, Steve Watson SUBMITTED PHOTO