Amy Schumer and Her Chef Husband Are Making a Quarantine Cooking Show for the Food Network

Millions of Americans are stuck at home because of the coronavirus. And with many people looking to limit trips outside the home and spending on takeout, they’re reacquainting themselves with their kitchens. But there’s a problem. Many of us can’t cook. More than a quarter of Americans surveyed in 2011 confessed to not knowing how to prepare a decent meal. Fortunately, comedian Amy Schumer and her chef husband Chris Fischer are coming to the rescue. 

‘Amy Schumer Learns to Cook’ is coming to the Food Network

Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer
Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer | Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

Television production has ground to a halt due to the pandemic, but the Food Network has come up with a way to deliver new content to hungry audiences. Schumer and her husband have signed on for a new self-shot cooking show that will premiere sometime later this spring. 

In Amy Schumer Learns to Cook, the I Feel Pretty star and the author of The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook will cook delicious meals while quarantined at home. The farm-to-table chef will prepare “delectable and comforting dishes” built around themes such as brunch, tacos, pasta night, and fridge cleanup. Schumer will mix cocktails. The show will also offer a behind-the-scenes look at Schumer and Fischer’s life during the coronavirus lockdown. Eight, 30-minute episode are planned. 

Schumer says the project combines their two passions: cooking and eating

“Chris and I are excited to make this project with Food Network combining our two passions — for Chris it’s cooking and for me, eating,” Schumer said in a statement. “With everything going on in the world right now, we are so grateful to be able to share an entertaining and informative experience with viewers. And it is more important than ever to look out for one another, so Chris and I will be making donations to causes dear to us — The Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program and select domestic violence organizations.”

“Amy and Chris will give an unprecedented look at their lives as they are quarantined in their house,” said Food Network president Courtney White. “Shot entirely themselves, Amy’s boundless humor and Chris’ culinary skills show viewers how they navigate life while at home making the best of these turbulent times with some good laughs and good food.”

New ‘Pioneer Woman’ episodes will also air on Food Network

In addition to the upcoming Amy Schumer show, the Food Network will also air five special episodes of The Pioneer Woman shot by her daughters Paige and Alex and nephew Stuart on their iPhones. In the episodes, Ree Drummond will whip up comforting dishes using pantry staples and common ingredients, such as taco shells and cheese and an 11-can soup make with beans, corn, and tomato sauce. It premieres Saturday, April 11 at 10/9c. 

In addition to comfort food recipes, Drummond promises dancing, microwave snafus, and “Pat Benatar-inspired eyeliner. “My children were my camera crew, and I think you’ll find it pretty…different? from my regular episodes,” she shared on Instagram. 

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