A decade of ‘One Chef One Critic’

10 years of cui­sine and con­ver­sa­tion

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - WEEKEND FOOD - Karl Wells

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

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