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Ama & Chan’s Kitchen Rescue

“Saving stupid people from doing stupid things in the kitchen!” – Ama & Chan

Episode 1 – Fluffy White Rice

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How do you cook your rice? 9/10* Anglo Australians do it incorrectly. Let Ama and Chan show you how to cook rice properly; after all, if there’s one thing Asians and Africans know, its rice. You’ll be surprised how simple it is.
*Made up statistic

Episode 2 – Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat

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Would a carrot stick make you full? Don’t think so, it’s really hard for vegetarians these days, with the new varieties of meat and all. Ama and Chan attempt to make a meal fit for a carnivorous king and his weaker vegetarian brother.

Episode 3 – Fine Dining For Under $10

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In a time when consumers demand more bang for their buck, Ama and Chan will show everyone how to have fine dinning for under $10. High Society eat your heart out, cause it’ll be a lot cheaper than the restaurants you normally dine in.

Episode 4 – Caucasian Cooking

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Chicken Feet, Blood Jelly, Durian; there are a couple ingredients not to add when cooking for non-adventurous eaters. Ama and Chan explain what to put in; to make your dish is Caucasian ‘friendly.’

Episode 5 – Feeding the Mother-in-Law

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Some mother-in-laws can be ferocious. So cooking a meal that looks appealing, smells divine and tastes heavenly will reflect what you think of your in-laws. Chan gives you the tricks of the trade on impressing the un-impressible, will Ama be satisfied with his efforts?

Episode 6 – The Romantic Meal

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Romance can’t be spelt without the man, so let Chan take you on a quick master class into wooing you’re partner. Learn how to make your partner melt at every course, and reap the rewards at the end.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorn…
Heaven hath no rapture like a woman romanced…

Ama & Chan’s Kitchen Rescue
Release: October 2012
Location: Cabramatta, Western Sydney

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Series Creators: Alan Lao, Effie Nkrumah and Eleanor Winkler

Cast

Chan – Alan Lao
Ama – Effie Nkrumah
Producer – Eleanor Winkler
Director – Alan Lao
Director of Photography – Guido Gonzalez
Editors – Mark Taylor, Ryan Peters, Alan Lao and Shakthi Sivanathan
Sound – Saif Jari and Antonia Gauci
Script Supervisor and Production Assistant – Farrha Khan
Location Manager – Maria Gonzalez
Production music from Audio Network:
“Fast Eddie” by Paul Mottram
“Busy Body” by Jeremy Sherman
“Bejin Love” by Christophe Goze
Animation by Michael Glasswell and Eddie Hoyle
Filmed on location at Denham Court

The Stories Project is presented by CuriousWorks.

The Stories Project
Creative Director: Shakthidharan
Producer: Eleanor Winkler
Mentors: Elias Nohra & Mark Taylor
The Stories Project is presented by CuriousWorks.

Ama & Chan’s Kitchen Rescue produced by CuriousWorks and Matta Media

Series based on characters created by Alan Lao and Effie Nkrumah, as seen in their ground breaking theatre performance Ama and Chan, produced by Urban Theatre Projects.