Season 3 Food Network (*175) 16:00 Lifestyle Episode 7 Every pork recipe possible is on show.
How do you see your role on the show? K: As a friend to the kids and a motherly figure in a way. I have fun with them but I reel them in a little bit [Laughs]. M: I’m fun, crazy and unpredictable. What’s the worst that could happen? They could shout “cut” and edit it out. What’s it like having some of the contestants be taller than you? K: There are two of them who’re shorter and the rest are taller than me. That’s normal [Laughs]. At home I’m the eldest of three but I’m also the shortest. M: We were teasing her for the first two weeks because we were like, “Okay kids come along… oh, that’s you, Kirsten.” The funny part is they listen to her more than me. There’s this kid Ben who is full of energy. I’m like, “Calm down, Ben!” And she can just use a hand gesture. She’s like, “Ben?” [he makes a gesture with his hand like a puppet mouth closing] and… silence. I try that and it just doesn’t work with me. What have you learnt from the show? M: We get apples year round but they only harvest apples from Feb to May. K: I didn’t know there was a kind of acid that comes from a mango when you pick it. I just thought you take the mango and eat it! I loved that one. How has being on Cookabout changed your cooking and eating habits? K: I’ve been drinking a lot less milk and eating a lot less cheese because it has opened my eyes to how it’s made. M: And the smell. No! NB! See part 1 on p49.