Finally! The Chew is doing a little crossover on their talk/foodie show invading the lives of four residents of Port Charles in a special series all next week entitled “Behind The Soap Screen”.
General Hospital’s Finola Hughes, Julie Marie Berman, Ingo Rademacher and Erik Valdez are the subjects and are featured with special appearances by Sebastian Roche and Lindsey Morgan. The segments begin next Monday, September 24th!
ABC put out this official press release for tune-in that gives some details of what to look for: Gordon Elliott, executive producer of The Chew, announced today that the talk & lifestyle show will launch a four-part series next week entitled “Behind the Soap Screen,” featuring an in-depth look into the lives of Julie Berman (Lulu Spencer), Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), Ingo Rademacher (Jasper ‘Jax’ Jacks) and Erik Valdez (Trey Mitchell). The stars will open their homes to The Chew for a glance into their private, off-screen lives, sharing recipes and hobbies. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to showcase our neighbors from Port Charles,” said Elliott. “Daytime television is all about showcasing personalities, building relationships and storytelling, and many of the General Hospital actors are closet gourmets. We are looking forward to having them on the show.”
An outing to Julie Berman’s home includes a peek at her kitchen, where she and husband, Michael Grady, prepare one of their favorite dishes, a grilled chicken and basil pizza. Finola Hughes proudly displays her green thumb as she tends her impressive vegetable garden in Malibu. The actress, who grows apples, plums, peaches and avocados, prepares a mouth-watering feta, cherry tomato, kalamata olive creation with flatbread, all with ingredients from her garden.
Ingo Rademacher unveils his breathtaking Hawaiian home, where he resides with his wife and two children. Rademacher’s trip includes his backyard, where he grows avocados and raises livestock. He shares his recipe for the perfect avocado and scallion omelet, and takes fellow General Hospital co-star Sebastian Roche (“Jerry Jacks”) for a paddleboard lesson.
Texas born and raised Erik Valdez cooks a dish he learned from his grandmother. He puts his own spin on her classic ground turkey taco recipe with guacamole, Pico de Gallo, rice and beans, and cooks for his General Hospital co-star, Lindsey Morgan (“Kristina Davis”).
So clearly with their ratings in need of a spike, who does The Chew turn to now? Of course, GH! However, that being said, are you going to give the show a look-see and see what some of your GH faves have got cookin’ next week? Let us know! And remember The Chew now airs one hour before General Hospital in the new re-jiggered line-up!