A half-hour long Cooking Show starring Nadia Giosia as the loudmouthed "Nadia G". In each episode, Nadia makes three dishes revolving around a certain theme, from break-ups to being broke, with plenty of wisecracks and tips from both Nadia and her trio of quirky correspondents.Originally starting as three-to-five minute episodes on YouTube (all of which are still available), Bitchin' Kitchen proved to be so popular that it was initially picked up by the Food Network in Canada, then by the Cooking Channel in the United States, where it currently airs every Wednesday. The show's website also offers a Supper Club for repeat viewing. Nadia has also written two cookbooks: Nadia G's Bitchin Kitchen Cookbook and Cookin' for Trouble.Has its own drinking game.
This show contains examples of:
Adrenaline Time: Liberally applied to show the full prepwork and cooking process within seconds instead of minutes or hours.
Badass Israeli: Yeheskel the Spice Agent is an aversion — a compulsive whiner with a tendency to fold under pressure.
Blooper: invoked The "Fantastic Foods 2" episode featured a short segment of bloopers.
The Cameo: Many internet and celebrity chefs made an appearance in a music video for the Holiday Special, including Epic Meal Time, Vegan Black Metal Chef, Guy Fieri, Andrew Zimmern, Duff Goldman, Kelsey Nixon, Ben Sargent, and Alie & Georgia.
Canada, Eh?: Nadia, who is from Montreal. Interestingly enough, she DOES finish most of her sentences with "eh", though it's more of an Italian thing than Canadian.
Mistaken Nationality: For a French-Canadian born into an Italian family, Nadia's pronounced accent originally led viewers to think she was from New York.
Kitsch Collection: The entire kitchen is decorated with porcelain and chrome baby dolls and skulls. Lampshaded when Nadia goes on about her grandmother's creepy collection of figurines while the camera zooms into the set behind her.
Mr. Fanservice: Hans is really ripped and never misses a chance to flex.
Music Video: Some episodes feature one, with Nadia actually singing (or, in the case of the hipster brunch episode, rapping) about the show topic.
National Stereotypes: Italians with Nadia, Israelis with the Spice Agentnote Yehezkel Mizrahi! and Greeks with Panos. Muscleman Hans is Polish, but he plays up his muscles instead of his nationality.
Nice Shoes: Nadia has quite the collection, her website shows you where to get them, and every episode is guaranteed to feature multiple shots of them, with an entire sequence in "Fantastic Foods 2" being dedicated to "the moments I hold dearest to my heart"—a shoes montage. The opening credits even get one.
Nadia: It's a little obscure, that recipe, no? Director: Who cares, they're watching for shoes.
One I Prepared Earlier: The majority of the dishes on the show can be eaten right out of the pot or pan. For anything requiring significant cooling or resting, though, this trope will be used.
Perpetually Shiny Bodies: Hans, due to being thoroughly oiled-up every time he's onscreen. He even bastes himself in one episode.
Occasionally used with the side characters, especially Panos.
Nadia combines this with Symbol Swearing, as a tiny version of the "skull heart-and-utensils" logo is put over her mouth when she drops a bleepable word.
Take That: In the "break-up meal" episode, Nadia said that mosto cotto, or grape must, is a must in balsamic vinegar, and that calling it balsamic vinegar with no mosto cotto in it is "like calling spray can cheese 'Parmigiana' or Nickelback a 'rock band.'"
Transparent Closet: The Spice Agent seems to be inside one of these, what with his crush on Tobey Maguire, stealing his mother's stockings while drunk, and how his first experience (with soap) was in the men's locker room.
The Unpronounceable: The Spice Agent's name is Yehezkel Mizrahi but nobody in the show knows how to say it...even his caption is in Hebrew . Nadia gets around the problem by having a recording of someone else saying the name play on cue. Even the glossary in the first cookbook can spell "Yehezkel" but can't suggest a pronunciation.