In Season One of The Katering Show, intolerable foodie, Kate McLennan, and her food intolerant friend, Kate McCartney, cooked their way into the Food Culture Revolution and became Overnight YouTube Sensations™, with their range of edible recipes*! They wore make-up and explored modern culinary trends like quitting sugar, food porn, food trucks and drinking shit out of jars! They road tested everybody’s favourite culinary moneysuck, the Thermomix, and sampled a range of libations like wine, whiskey and kombucha, the hot new drink that combines parasitical fungi with intestinal spasming!
Back for Season Two, McCartney and McLennan are reeling from their unexpected Internet fame that left them with matching anxiety disorders and the feeling that their teeth were falling out. And so, armed with a constant, low-level panic attack, the women step back into the The Katering Show kitchen. They take a Sassy Swipe™ at the over-hyped food trend of Ramen; they take the term “Yummy Mummy” way too literally; they sample a tablet that counteracts lactose intolerance in an episode dubiously cleverly titled It Gets Feta; they subject themselves and a special guest to the latest weight loss torture regimes of Paleo, Raw Food and The 5:2 Diet; and they dedicate an episode to their culinary hero and spirit bosom, Maggie Beer, where they peddle their own noxious version of verjuice.
But in this season of The Katering Show, The Kates want to give back too; to use their position as attractive celebrity chefs and trained actors to change the world. First, they use their no talent to address the important issue of marriage equality. McLennan checks her white privilege by generously inviting The Daily Show’s Ronny Chieng into the kitchen in an episode that highlights both McLennan’s sunny bigotry and her lack of star power. And lastly, The Kates solve climate change – and the cracks in their relationship – by cooking with kitchen scraps from the series in their celebratory End of Days final episode.
And of course, the entire flirty little series is peppered with references to The Kates’ crumbling personal situations; including, but not limited to, McCartney’s rat piss soaked rental property and McLennan’s endless bouts of ‘in-knicker’ infections.
If the first season made you hungry for more, punch open a goon sack with an Allen key, get comfy on the loo, and prepare to gorge on another serving of The Katering Show.
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