AceShowbiz - Comedienne Amy Schumer no longer has an "excuse" to avoid the kitchen after learning the tips and tricks of the trade from her chef husband for their new isolation cooking series.
"Amy Schumer Learns to Cook" features Chris Fischer teaching the actress basic culinary skills before showing her how to make a number of simple dishes from their home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
And the one-on-one training has turned Schumer from a kitchen "Trainwreck" into a real star.
"She's a great student," Fischer shared in a joint interview on U.S. breakfast show "Today". "She really focuses and listens and isn't afraid to mess up. That's an important attribution. You have to roll with anything, that's sort of the point of the show."
Reflecting on her lack of cooking ability prior to shooting the eight-episode series, Schumer said, "I really have no information or knowledge (of cooking). I was thinking about this: I went to college, I learned how to make a couple of dishes from my mum, and then I was on the road as a standup comic. You're not like, cooking at a hotel in Toledo."
The former bartender previously only knew how to make "a nice scrambled egg, a nice toast" and one decent steak dinner, but that's all changed during the coronavirus crisis.
"Now I know how to make tons of stuff. It's horrible. I have no excuse not to help," quipped Schumer, who masters the art of poaching an egg, frying bacon, and making traditional Jewish potato pancakes, known as latkes, among other meals, onscreen.
The show was filmed by their son Gene's nanny, Jane, and Schumer admits shooting the episodes without a live audience to give feedback felt very odd to the standup regular.
"It was really weird," Schumer said of filming in isolation. "We hope you like it. We don't know if it's good, we hope it is!"
Amy Schumer Learns to Cook debuts on America's Food Network on Monday night, May 11.