Amy Schumer’s Food Network Show Is ‘A Total Kitchen Train Wreck’ And Fans Love It

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for everyone, it’s also forced many entertainers to find creative ways to express themselves while still bringing joy to their fans. For someone like Amy Schumer, that’s proven difficult — she’s a stand-up comedian, after all, which necessitates live performances.

But Schumer has found an interesting way to entertain and connect with her fans even during these trying times. She’s hosting a new show on the Food Network. Her show is more than a little unconventional and nothing like anything else seen in a cooking show prior to this. Fans are loving it. 

Amy Schumer’s career overview 

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According to Schumer’s IMDb, she was born in 1981 in New York City. Initially gaining fame as a stand-up comedian, she soon made the transition to movies. Schumer was the headliner of several films including 2015’s Trainwreck, 2017’s Snatched, and 2018’s I Feel Pretty. 

She also starred in her very own sketch series on Comedy Central. She married Chris Fischer, a chef, in 2018. Together the couple has one child. 

Schumer is known for her outspokenness in her comedy. She often portrays characters who are hilarious but in over their head in whatever situation they find themselves in. 

What’s the story behind Amy Schumer’s Food Network show? 

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Right now, many people are feeling a bit stir crazy. For those who are fortunate enough to be able to work from home or remain home for an extended period, there’s even a bit of angst bubbling up. There’s pressure to be productive during the quarantine. 

Enter Schumer’s show. According to the Food Network website description of the show, titled Amy Schumer Learns to Cook, Schumer and her husband are quarantined in Martha’s Vineyard, a popular vacation spot in Massachusetts.

Joining them is their young baby, Gene. Fischer generally prepares the food on the show while Schumer looks on and learns. Schumer may not have ability in the kitchen, but the show’s description notes that she “can mix up a great cocktail.” 

Showcasing a comedian struggling to make do with the contents of her pantry while her talented chef of a husband helps out sounds like the perfect recipe for quarantine viewing. Food Network fans agree, somewhat surprisingly, because it is so unlike any of the show’s other programming. 

Why Food Network fans love Amy Schumer’s kitchen train wreck of a cooking show

A recent Reddit thread discussed Schumer and her husband’s show. Despite the show being quite unlike anything else on Food Network, the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. One poster put it best: 

“They’re great! A total kitchen train wreck!! Like nothing FN has done before. Damn it! I’m hooked on celery root!”

What’s the reasoning behind the show’s success? How can it be so popular when it’s literally nothing like any of the other shows on its network? Typically, cooking shows place

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Trump also urged his senior staff members to grant Woodward access and time, allowing him to interview several top aides, including senior adviser Jared Kushner, national security adviser Robert O’Brien, deputy national security adviser Matthew Pottinger and former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, among others. Often Trump would urge aides to call Woodward directly during the reporting process and kept asking West Wing aides when the book would come out.

Throughout the process, several top aides raised concerns among themselves about the access and where it would lead. And they worried about the president’s tendency to overshare his ideas in often blunt language. But aides also resigned themselves to the months-long process of Woodward interviews and calls, knowing the president was interested himself.

“Sometimes the president does a nontraditional thing, and you get a surprising result,” said one senior administration official. “But I don’t think any of us recommended doing it.”

On Wednesday, Trump called the book “another political hit job” — despite the recordings of the president’s own words. And he defended the way he downplayed the virus early on by saying that “you cannot show a sense of panic or you’re going to have bigger problems that you ever had before. Please.”

When asked why the president would sit down with Woodward for 18 interviews when his first book was so critical, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said it was because Trump was the “the most transparent president in history.”

McEnany spent most of a press briefing on Wednesday answering questions about the excerpts of the book, contradicting the president’s own words released in audio recordings. “The president never downplayed the virus. Once again, the president expressed calm,” she said in trying to explain the gap between the president’s public versus private comments on the virus.

Democrats pounced on the revelations, believing they demonstrated why Trump did not deserve reelection this fall. “It was a life and death betrayal of the American people,” former Vice President Joe Biden told reporters Wednesday ahead of an event in Warren, Mich. “He knew and purposely played it down. Worse, he lied to the American people.”

“The president’s own words spell out the devastating truth: Trump was fully aware of the catastrophic nature of the coronavirus but hid the facts and refused to take the threat seriously, leaving our entire country exposed and unprepared,” Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

In response to the book’s revelations, White House aides quickly started blame one another. Newer White House staffers tried to pin the decision to help Woodward on previous offices or particular aides, even though the president himself made the call to work with the author.

The interviews took place over a few iterations of the White

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He offered lengthy meetings in the Oval Office and made phone calls at night from the White House — delivering Bob Woodward an unprecedented nine hours of access across 18 interviews.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: As the White House and Trump campaign sought to tell a different story this fall about their handling of coronavirus, the book’s release is renewing attention on the President Donald Trump's early missteps.

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As the White House and Trump campaign sought to tell a different story this fall about their handling of coronavirus, the book’s release is renewing attention on the President Donald Trump’s early missteps.

Aides spent months fretting about President Donald Trump opening up to the famous Watergate journalist, fearing the consequences all the way through Wednesday’s bombshell revelations.

Trump bulldozed through them all, believing he could charm the man who helped take down a president and chronicled half a dozen administrations over the past half century.

Now Trump’s impulse may cost him as the interview transcripts and recordings are released this week, just under just eight weeks from Election Day and as some Americans start receiving mail-in ballots. The revelations in “Rage” have sent the Trump White House scrambling, with aides blaming each other for the predictable fallout from injecting even more chaos into an already challenging reelection race.

“You don’t talk the president out of things,” one White House official said Wednesday, one of 10 current and former White House officials who described the circumstances leading up to the latest book.

The interviews revealed that Trump was not candid with the public about the dangers of Covid-19, with the president telling Woodward he was “playing it down” even though it was possibly five times “more deadly” than the flu. “I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic,” Trump said in one audio clip released Wednesday.

As the White House and Trump campaign sought to tell a different story this fall about their handling of coronavirus, the book’s release is renewing attention on the president’s early missteps in a crisis that continues to disrupt hundreds of millions of American lives. The book’s rollout will continue this weekend as Woodward sits for a “60 Minutes” interview ahead of its wide release on September 15. CBS said Wednesday that the segment will also feature audio recordings of the president’s interviews.

In 2018, White House aides shielded Trump from an interview for his book “Fury” because they didn’t want to give the author more ammunition than he already had. The book was withering — portraying the Trump administration suffering a “nervous breakdown” with anecdotes from current and former aides inside and outside the administration.

Trump learned about the book late in the process and called Woodward in frustration. “It’s really too bad because nobody told me about it and I would have loved to have spoken to you,” he said in audio released by the Washington Post at the time.

He made clear to aides that he would participate in the next book, convinced that he could charm and cajole a veteran Washington journalist into seeing his point of view.

At least two sit-downs with the president occurred in the Oval

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