28 August 2018 Posted By : Administrator

Newfoundland born Chef Christine Tizzard helping People Eat Better

Anyone who has ever cooked any type of meal knows that burns and cuts are pretty much part of the norm. But for most people, a camera crew and audience isn’t watching your every mishap and move. Chef and Author Christine Tizzard had a lot to say in her recent interview with The Telegram.

Recalling her first day as a host of Best Recipes on CBC back in 2012, Chef Christine Tizzard had this to say, “I have pretty good knife skills, but there was so much going on,”“My assistant runs over, he looked at my finger, got on his walkie-talkie and said, ‘We need to get a medic over here.’”

The younger Christine had cut through her fingernail almost all the way to the bone.

“It was traumatizing,” said Christine while laughing. “You feel so bad because everybody has to stop working.”

Today, the Newfoundland and Labrador-born actress, model, chef, and TV-host is her own boss. She has her own YouTube Channel and her cookbook “Honest to Goodness: Every Day Recipes for the Home Cook” is on 2018 shortlist for Canadian cookbooks. Not only is she having a fantastic year, she doesn’t appear ready to slow down.

While in Halifax for her book promotion, Tizzardwas quoted saying “I love to teach people how to cook,”“Teaching simple method and easy things that people can do, and one of the things I do with my recipes is I always try to put as much nutritional value into something that I can.”

Whether she’s working alone in the kitchen or in front of a production crew, she always makes it her top priority to know what goes into the food she’s making.

“I had my son when I was 22, and that’s when things started to really change with me food-wise,” says Tizzard. “I would go to the grocery store and look through the aisles and aisles of stuff and started reading ingredients.”

After taking a closer look at the items she loved to buy, she realized that they were simple to make.

“I just started baking from scratch.”

One of the ‘principles’ she champions in her public appearances, cookbook, and YouTube channel is reminding people of the benefits of back-to-basics cuisine.

“Sugar and salt are in everything, so when you have absolute control over that, you realize how healthy you feel very quickly.”

Most people believe they don’t have the time to cook from scratch, but Christine wants people to know that cooking doesn’t have to be a chore.

“Start simple, and with something that you eat regularly, and love,” she advises.

For Christine, the first thing she tried making from scratch was yogurt.

“I read how easy it was and I thought, ‘Why are all these people buying it?’ she says. “Now I get to skip that whole aisle when I go to the grocery store.”

Christine also had a lot more to say about cooking from scratch and getting people to eat better in her interview with Telegram.

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