In her brand new series, Quickies In My Kitchen, ex-rock'n'roll singer and super cook Anna Gare is back in the kitchen showing viewers the food she loves to cook for her friends and family.
This 13-part series has been produced exclusively for LifeStyle FOOD to show timepoor families how to prepare effortless meals with loads of flavour. Anna's accessible, no-fuss approach to food produces recipes that take the minimum of time, fuss and cost, while still looking good and tasting great.
Anna's recipes have wow factor and are easily accessible for any novice cook to tackle. From a classic Chicken Casserole with a twist to a recipe for a Truly Great Chocolate Cake, Anna shares her time-saving hints and tips while still preparing tasty meals. Anna also has advice on what to look for when buying fresh produce.
In each episode Anna invites a guest into her kitchen to help cook and have a chat. They also prepare a quickie of their own for Anna. Over the series, her guests include Olympian Raelene Boyle; Professor Fiona Wood AM; actor/comedian and Anna's brother-in-law Sam Longley; Grammy Award winning musician and radio presenter, Lucky Oceans; comedian Fiona O'Loughlin; and celebrity chef Ian Parmenter.
Anna talks with her guests about their passion for food and their own favourite quick meals, while they sit at her kitchen bench. There is fun and lots of natural laughs, the way you would when friends drop by and join you in the kitchen.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Quickies In My Kitchen - Maalai Naerathu Mayakkam - Netflix
Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam (English: Entranced by evening time) is a Tamil romantic drama film directed by Gitanjali Selvaraghavan and written by her husband Selvaraghavan. Featuring newcomers Balakrishna Kola and Wamiqa Gabbi. The film is produced by Kola Bhaskar and has music composed by Amrit. Having had several false starts since 2006, the film released on 1 January 2016 to positive reviews. The film was dubbed and released in Telugu as Nannu Vadili Neevu Polevule.
Quickies In My Kitchen - Production - Netflix
After the release of Pudhupettai (2006), Selvaraghavan set up a production company, White Elephants along with Yuvan Shankar Raja and Arvind Krishna, and announced the team's first project Idhu Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam, which began filming in November 2006. The team shot scenes with Karthi, whose first film Paruthiveeran (2007) was awaiting release, and Sandhya. The film was stalled in early 2007 due to cinematographer Arvind Krishna's decision to leave White Elephants and the project was eventually shelved. Midway through the production of Aayirathil Oruvan, Selvaraghavan then relaunched Idhu Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam in November 2008 and filming started with a new cast of Dhanush and Andrea Jeremiah in the leading roles. Ramji and G. V. Prakash Kumar had taken over as the cinematographer and music director respectively. The film was described to be a “quick project” with Selvaraghavan and Dhanush's sister, Vimalageetha taking up the production reins. However, filming was subsequently stalled for unknown reasons in February 2009. In August 2009, the film was launched again for the third time with a first schedule planned in Hyderabad and Selvaraghavan taking over exclusively as producer. However the film was yet again abandoned in October 2009, and he began work on another project, Maruvan, with the lead actors instead. The film was relaunched in mid 2014 with Selvaraghavan's wife, Gitanjali, announced as the director of the script. Production began in August 2014 with newcomers Balakrishna Kola and Wamiqa Gabbi, while the film was announced to be produced by Balakrishna's father, editor Kola Bhaskar. Further newcomers Amrit and Sridhar were signed on as the film's music composer and cinematographer respectively. The film's first look poster was released in April 2015, with a teaser released thereafter in September 2015. Parvathy Nair shot for a small role in the film during late 2015, featuring in the title song and a few scenes. She revealed that the team were looking for a more established actress, but her immediate availability prompted the team to sign her for the role.
Quickies In My Kitchen - References - Netflix