Take Home Chef


Take Home Chef
Australian author and chef Curtis Stone unexpectedly approaches regular people at the grocery store and offers to cook their dinner. If the offer is accepted, Stone heads over to the person's home and, with their help, he prepares the meal as a surprise for the person's significant other.

Genre: Home and Garden, Reality

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    • Episode 20

      20. Charmaine

      aired: Fri, Feb 1, 2008

      Curtis Stone hits the open air markets of Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the busy period of Indian Market and finds Charmaine. The two go on to cook a spicy southwestern meal for her and husband Jeff that is sure to fire up their marriage!

    • Episode 19

      19. Rey

      aired: Fri, Feb 8, 2008

      Curtis Stone is in the southwest ready to surprise the Santa Fe fire department with a smoking hot meal. He teams up with one of the firefighters to cook up a three-course meal that is sure to set off a few fire alarms!

    • Episode 18

      18. Tara

      aired: Fri, Feb 29, 2008

      East meets west as Curtis Stone brings a taste of Greece to an RV park in Santa Fe. Kevin and Tara's family delights in some Mediterranean munchies and a spicy hot chocolate dessert!

    • Episode 17

      17. Jaime

      aired: Fri, Mar 7, 2008

      Curtis Stone is in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley at the Fun under the Sun day camp to cook up some summer fun. A tasty organic meal makes for satisfied staff and a load of happy campers!

    • Episode 16

      16. Lisa

      aired: Fri, Feb 8, 2008

      Curtis proposes a heart healthy meal for the twins on a day that happens to be their birthday. Curtis prepares chilled gazpacho, sesame encrusted chicken salad, and berry angel food cakes.

    • Episode 15

      15. Heidi

      aired: Fri, Feb 15, 2008

      Curtis prepares a Mediterranean meal of tagine of lamb, eggplant dip with pita bread, saffron couscous, and a strawberry dessert.

    • Episode 14

      14. Dale

      aired: Fri, Jan 25, 2008

      Curtis Stone heads to a ranch in southern California to wrangle some delicious grub for a cowboy and his wife. Curtis cooks a wonderful seafood meal to celebrate the couple's ten-year anniversary.

    • Episode 13

      13. Magic Mike

      aired: Fri, Feb 1, 2008

      Looking for an extraordinary day, Curtis Stone heads to a New Orleans night club and surprises local magician Magic Mike. They head back to Mike's place in the French Quarter where Curtis gets a lesson in sleight of hand, then cooks up a magical meal.

    • Episode 12

      12. Nick

      aired: Fri, Feb 15, 2008

      Curtis Stone peruses a New Orleans farmers market and finds Nick who is eager to cook for his fiancée, Stefanie. The two head to Mardi Gras World, the year-round home of all the Mardi Gras floats, where Curtis cooks up a Louisiana-style meal.

    • Episode 11

      11. John

      aired: Fri, Jan 18, 2008

      Memories of Hurricane Katrina are revisited as Curtis Stone drops in on the courageous New Orleans division of the United States Coast Guard. Curtis rewards these unsung American heroes with an expression of his culinary talents.

    • Episode 10

      10. Big Fine Ellen

      aired: Fri, Jan 11, 2008

      Down in the Big Easy, Curtis Stone finds a kind-hearted Hurricane Katrina survivor who isn't afraid to roll up her sleeves. For all that she and her family have been through, Curtis serves them up some out-of-the-ordinary delicacies.

    • Episode 9

      9. Minister Mike

      aired: Fri, Feb 29, 2008

      Responding to a letter he's received, Curtis starts the day at New Salem Church. Mike, the choir director, has written to Take Home Chef in hopes of cooking something special for his pastor.

    • Episode 8

      8. Surfer Mike

      aired: Fri, Feb 22, 2008

      Surf's up as the Take Home Chef grabs a surfer, a board, and some fresh ingredients and heads to world famous Venice Beach. Curtis creates a menu for two beach-loving siblings that's filled with brotherly love.

    • Episode 7

      7. Shirliza

      aired: Fri, Jan 4, 2008

      Curtis Stone steps into the kitchen and hits a homerun when he picks up baseball fanatic Shirliza in the grocery store. Curtis celebrates the American past time by treating Shirliza and husband Seth to a game of catch and a hot dog picnic in the park.

    • Episode 6

      6. Griff

      aired: Fri, Jan 4, 2008

      Griff is ready to pop the big question to his girlfriend Kristine and has commissioned Curtis Stone to set the mood with a wonderful meal. After a suspense-filled day of cooking, Curtis prepares the way for the most memorable day of the couple's lives!

    • Episode 5

      5. Amanda

      aired: Fri, Jan 18, 2008

      Amanda has lost an amazing 190 pounds and Curtis Stone has come to award a spectacular meal to the husband who supported her. Amanda exchanges a day at the office for a day in the kitchen as she and Curtis cook an unforgettable meal.

    • Episode 4

      4. Candice

      aired: Fri, Jan 11, 2008

      Curtis Stone pulls off another successful supermarket surprise when he bumps into a young mother and her baby as they shop. Curtis and Candice later mix up a gourmet dinner along with a dessert sure to make her husband blush!

    • Episode 3

      3. Omar

      aired: Fri, Feb 22, 2008

      Curtis Stone tackles the huge appetites of the brave officers of the California Highway Patrol. Over open flames, Curtis grills up a farewell meal for the cherished captain of the South Los Angeles division.

    • Episode 2

      2. Susan

      aired: Fri, Jan 25, 2008

      A breast cancer survivor, her adopted daughter, and their two friends team up with the Take Home Chef for a culinary adventure! Curtis Stone kindly treats four lovely ladies to a day at the spa and a meal that treats the taste buds and nourishes the body

    • Episode 1

      1. Darren

      aired: Fri, Mar 7, 2008

      During the peak of the Indian Market festival in Santa Fe, NM, Curtis Stone picks up a local artist named Darren. Here, the art of cooking is showcased as Curtis carefully crafts a New Mexico-themed dinner for Darren and his family.

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    • Episode 115

      115. Angel

      aired: Fri, Dec 8, 2006

      Angel and Eric enjoy Curtis' "mid-western brisket stew" with autumn vegetables and parsley potatoes. For dessert, an Italian classic: baked ricotta topped with honey-glazed strawberries and powdered sugar.

    • Episode 114

      114. Donna

      aired: Fri, Dec 15, 2006

      Curtis serves cracked crab with baby tomatoes and basil along with a cucumber and dill salad. For dessert, homemade waffles with cinnamon baked pears and fresh mascarpone.

    • Episode 113

      113. Chanelle and Lindsay

      aired: Tue, May 22, 2007

      Curtis serves southern-fried chicken with collared greens. For dessert, it's a sweet chocolate and mint martini.

    • Episode 112

      112. Amy

      aired: Tue, May 15, 2007

      To start the meal, Curtis makes a drink just for Randy named "The Ginger Randy." The main course is a beautiful beef Wellington with a side of string beans. For dessert, vanilla ice cream with a homemade caramel sauce.

    • Episode 111

      111. Lisa P.

      aired: Tue, May 8, 2007

      Curtis invites all the kids into the kitchen to put their vegetables in the potpies and then makes letters out of dough to tell them apart. Curtis serves chicken and vegetable potpies. For dessert, fruit filled jellies with a spoonful of yogurt.

    • Episode 110

      110. Andrea C.

      aired: Tue, May 1, 2007

      For the main course, Curtis and Andrea have prepared striped bass filets cooked in lemongrass and yellow curry, served with delicious Thai coconut rice. For dessert, Curtis has created steamed pumpkins that hold rich, coconut custard.

    • Episode 109

      109. Maria

      aired: Tue, Apr 24, 2007

      The meal starts with French onion soup, followed by a main course of roasted pork loin with a Dijon-parsley crust, served with a fricassee of chanterelles, shallots, garlic and black truffles. For dessert, fresh figs, bleu cheese with a port reduction.

    • Episode 108

      108. Crystal and Ryan

      aired: Tue, Apr 17, 2007

      When Curtis ventures into a Napa Valley grocery store, he's the one who gets picked by an enthusiastic couple. Curtis prepares roasted breast of duck with shaved white truffles served with cabernet sauvignon and, for dessert, grapes with robiola cheese.

    • Episode 107

      107. Nicole D.

      aired: Wed, Mar 28, 2007

      Nicole & friends spend the night giving Curtis a round of applause w/every plate of food. For starters, tuna sashimi with soy sauce and sesame seeds, an Asian-styled shellfish hot pot with mussels, shrimp, and scallops, and for dessert, apple granitas.

    • Episode 106

      106. Paulina

      aired: Tue, Mar 27, 2007

      Curtis starts the meal off with a baby octopus salad, then, pan-fried halibut with black beans and peppers, and for dessert, summer berries with lemon sorbet.

    • Episode 105

      105. Braun

      aired: Wed, Mar 21, 2007

      Braun and Carey enjoy osetta caviar followed by sautéed chanterelle mushrooms. For the main course, Curtis serves pork tenderloin encrusted in aged jack cheese and sourdough crumbs. The dessert is fresh madeleines served with warm raspberry dipping sauce

    • Episode 104

      104. Kasey

      aired: Tue, Mar 20, 2007

      Luckily for Kasey, Curtis serves up a tasty trio of desserts. First, a raclette of baby potatoes, grilled vegetables, and bread with various kinds of melted cheese. Then, the sweets start with hot chocolate and amaretto floats followed by crème caramel

    • Episode 103

      103. Marguerite

      aired: Tue, Apr 10, 2007

      Curtis serves confit leg of duck with braised Tuscan cabbage and creamy polenta. And for dessert, chocolate ice cream balls dipped in chocolate and drizzled with more chocolate.

    • Episode 102

      102. Salome

      aired: Tue, Apr 3, 2007

      Curtis and Salome prepare a pan-fried Mahi Mahi, marinated with olive oil and saffron, served over baby spinach and completed with a creamy, saffron sauce. For dessert, a chocolate cheesecake sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with chocolate sauce

    • Episode 101

      101. Janelle

      aired: Wed, Mar 7, 2007

      For Janelle's birthday party, Curtis serves seafood wonton soup, ginger poached black bass along with stir-fried pea shoots with garlic, and for dessert, Uncle Gee's tea and handmade fortune cookies.

    • Episode 100

      100. Andrea

      aired: Tue, Mar 6, 2007

      Curtis serves marinated artichoke hearts with arugula and homemade pesto. The main course is pork wrapped in proscuitto with sage and capers and the dessert is a decadent five-hour apple cake with orange zest.

    • Episode 99

      99. Sabrina

      aired: Wed, Feb 28, 2007

      Curtis and the couple head out to the marina for a sunset dinner. Curtis serves proscuitto and pears with balsamic vinegar, a main course called frutti di mare and chocolate fondue with fresh fruit and berries for dessert.

    • Episode 98

      98. Adriana

      aired: Tue, Feb 27, 2007

      Curtis gives Adriana and Paul even more reasons to smile when he serves baby spinach salad with smoked bacon and cheese croutons followed by garlic and parsley marinated Cornish Game hens with tarragon fettuccini.

    • Episode 97

      97. Jen

      aired: Wed, Feb 21, 2007

      Curtis starts the meal off with a leafy green salad with vinaigrette dressing. The main course is roasted lobster with chanterelles, crosnes, and garlic. To finish the evening, Curtis treats the happy couple to upside-down apple and pear caramel tarts.

    • Episode 96

      96. Sunshine

      aired: Tue, Feb 20, 2007

      Curtis prepares a starter of arugula salad with pomegranates and persimmons. The main course is a pan-fried red snapper served on top of braised romaine hearts with arugula pesto. For dessert, chocolate salted caramel cashews.

    • Episode 95

      95. Holly

      aired: Wed, Apr 4, 2007

      Curtis starts with an appetizer of crostini with sun-dried tomatoes and cheddar cheese. For the main course Curtis prepares roasted halibut cheeks wrapped in pancetta. For dessert, Curtis serves Greek donuts, called loukoumades, with sugar and honey.

    • Episode 94

      94. Darcy

      aired: Mon, Oct 1, 2007

      Darcy and Gary enjoy lobster in a creamy cocktail sauce. Then they snack on a tapas plate with proscuitto, olives, mozzarella, smoked salmon, and marinated artichoke hearts and finish with chocolate dipped strawberries and mango bellinis for dessert.

    • Episode 93

      93. Yolanda

      aired: Fri, Jan 26, 2007

      Curtis serves Pacific Oysters Rockefeller, a whole red snapper with mussels and white wine, and for dessert, goat's cheese with apples and grapes.

    • Episode 92

      92. Sarah

      aired: Fri, Jan 26, 2007

      Curtis makes a birthday dinner that includes a Frito Misto of seafood, with basil aioli of arugala, shallots and vinaigrette. And for dessert, Curtis serves birthday cupcakes with chocolate and walnuts topped with a dark chocolate cream cheese frosting.

    • Episode 91

      91. Kelley

      aired: Fri, Jan 12, 2007

      Carlo and Kelley enjoy a crepe-fest - beginning with an entrée of Mediterranean crepes stuffed with feta cheese, proscuitto, sun dried tomatoes and olives. For dessert, a French classic: apple and marscapone crepes.

    • Episode 90

      90. Fanny

      aired: Fri, Jan 12, 2007

      Curtis serves fresh oysters with ponzu sauce and homemade pickled ginger, Talapia with ginger and shallots, and steamed Korean pears with jasmine and honey.

    • Episode 89

      89. Ruby

      aired: Fri, Jan 5, 2007

      Curtis strolls into an Indian market to find Ruby, who must make a birthday dinner. Curtis serves curried cauliflower with cardamom and mustard, white fish with saffron and leeks, and four different kinds of ice cream (and a candle) for dessert.

    • Episode 88

      88. Melissa

      aired: Fri, Dec 29, 2006

      Curtis serves Melissa's guests crostini with roasted beef filet and a horseradish and arugula pesto sauce, fried zucchini flowers stuffed with Fontana cheese, and for cocktails, peach and champagne granita and pomegranate martinis.

    • Episode 87

      87. Tracy

      aired: Fri, Dec 29, 2006

      To kick things off, Curtis serves Caipirinhas, a traditional Brazilian cocktail. The meal starts with corn and baby tomato soup followed by Brazilian chicken with okra and black beans.

    • Episode 86

      86. Aleksandra

      aired: Fri, Dec 22, 2006

      Aleksandra and William are big fans of seafood, Curtis suggests they create a tuna ceviche with coconut, palm sugar and soy sauce topped with an assortment of salad and avocado, followed by a course of mussels in white wine and thyme.

    • Episode 85

      85. Asia

      aired: Fri, Dec 22, 2006

      Asia and Shane enjoy a mushroom and bonito soup along with sea bass marinated in sake, soy sauce and ginger. After that, Curtis brings out the rainbow roll from "Asia" the restaurant for dessert.

    • Episode 84

      84. Alli

      aired: Fri, Dec 8, 2006

      Alli promised to cook dinner for her boyfriend Rick. So, she seizes the opportunity to bring Curtis home to help her cook a dinner of oven-roasted leg of lamb with a side dish of crispy potatoes. For dessert, semi freddo of peanuts, caramel and dark ale.

    • Episode 83

      83. Caroline

      aired: Fri, Jan 5, 2007

      John and Caroline sit down to a Latin barbeque featuring pork tamales and grilled shrimp with South American sour cream, chili, cilantro and lime all wrapped in a banana leaf.

    • Episode 82

      82. Portia

      aired: Fri, Dec 1, 2006

      Curtis serves prickly cactus and fava bean soup along with beef tacos with chili and cilantro for James and fish tacos in homemade tortillas for Portia.

    • Episode 81

      81. Lindsay

      aired: Fri, Dec 1, 2006

      For dinner, Curtis prepares fresh Tagliatelle with slow-cooked leg of lamb and vine-roasted tomatoes followed by a Tarte Tatin of onions, goat cheese with a balsamic vinegar reduction for dessert.

    • Episode 80

      80. Mandy

      aired: Fri, Nov 10, 2006

      Dinner is ready. Curtis serves a tropical cocktail with coconut milk and white rum alongside crispy whole snapper with string beans and Tom Yum Kung (a sweet and spicy soup with shrimp).

    • Episode 79

      79. Danielle

      aired: Fri, Nov 10, 2006

      Curtis designs a menu with an emphasis on English and French cheeses. A salad of endives w/ English blue cheese and roasted walnuts. Followed by pan-fried, organic chicken stuffed w/ Emmenthal cheese and proscuitto. A French bleu cheese w/ plum puree...

    • Episode 78

      78. Lesli

      aired: Fri, Nov 3, 2006

      Lesli is surprised by Curtis, who offers to teach her how to make a great Chinese meal, while Lesli teaches Curtis a few things about music in her studio. Lesli's friend Sandy is pleased when she gets a look at what's cooking in the kitchen.

    • Episode 77

      77. Tara

      aired: Fri, Nov 3, 2006

      Curtis finds Tara, a fellow Aussie, picking out bananas and offers to help her cook a meal for her family. Everyone enjoys a roast rump of lamb with peas and chanterelle mushrooms. And for dessert, Aussie cheesecake with Australian candy.

    • Episode 76

      76. Debra

      aired: Fri, Oct 27, 2006

      Curtis serves two risottos: one with asparagus and parmesan-reggiano for the veggie-lover and one with seafood, asparagus and saffron for the meat-eater with a classic Italian soup of borlotti beans and summer vegetables for starters.

    • Episode 75

      75. Heather B.

      aired: Thu, Oct 26, 2006

      For dinner, Curtis plans a roasted rack of lamb with parsley, dijon chives, and Provencal ratatouille. The dessert is a decadent mint chocolate soup with melting chocolate croutons.

    • Episode 74

      74. Lauren

      aired: Fri, Oct 27, 2006

      Curtis plans a gourmet feast, beginning with Sevruga caviar-topped oysters and an entrée of caramelized wing of skate with white asparagus, capers, baby octopus and lemon. For dessert, a cheesecake with strawberries and aged balsamic vinegar.

    • Episode 73

      73. Barbara

      aired: Fri, Oct 27, 2006

      Menu includes grilled rib-eye steak with semi-dry tomatoes, watercress and crispy potatoes, followed by a chocolate-covered mango and vanilla ice cream bomb.

    • Episode 72

      72. Jeannie & Meg

      aired: Fri, Oct 20, 2006

      It's Jeannie's birthday. Curtis prepares an appetizer of pan-fried Scandanavian cheese on crostini with sour cream jam. The main course: roasted pork loin with honey-glazed carrots & apple compote. For dessert, a birthday cake of peach, citrus, & honey.

    • Episode 71

      71. Heidi

      aired: Fri, Oct 20, 2006

      Curtis designs a menu of Orange Chicken, special stir-fried rice, and a dessert of tempura strawberries with chili and lime marscarpone dip.

    • Episode 70

      70. Meritt

      aired: Fri, Oct 13, 2006

      Curtis plans a main course of pan-fried Mahi Mahi with ginger, garlic and macadamia nuts followed by a decadent dessert of banoffee pie. In keeping with the Hawaiian theme, Curtis makes a Paradise Punch to be served inside the hollowed pineapples.

    • Episode 69

      69. Emma

      aired: Fri, Oct 13, 2006

      Curtis serves an appetizer of sautéed foie gras with crispy potatoes and caramelized apples. And for the main course, a Pot-au-feu of lobster, scallops, foie gras and white truffles.

    • Episode 68

      68. Barbie

      aired: Fri, Oct 13, 2006

      Curtis prepares two pasta dishes. The first uses fettuccine served with spicy Italian sausage and asparagus, while the other fettuccine dish is complemented by swordfish and zucchini. For dessert, a self-saucing chocolate and espresso pudding.

    • Episode 67

      67. Tara S.

      aired: Fri, Oct 6, 2006

      Curtis prepares two entrees: Portobello mushrooms topped with ricotta cheese and a pepper-crusted New York steak. And for dessert, French toast, dusted with sugar and cinnamon and served with caramelized peaches.

    • Episode 66

      66. Anjali

      aired: Fri, Sep 29, 2006

      Curtis serves tuna tenderloin covered in herbs, a Dungeness crab and mango salad with homemade vinaigrette, and for dessert, a mango and pink champagne granita.

    • Episode 65

      65. Desi

      aired: Fri, Sep 29, 2006

      Desi and Jason enjoy the crab and vegetable spring rolls while Curtis breaks in Desi's new wok, cooking the Pad Thai noodles with hot and spicy sizzling-shrimp.

    • Episode 64

      64. Maryn

      aired: Fri, Sep 22, 2006

      Curtis serves onion bhaji with a mint and yogurt dipping sauce as well as tandoori Cornish game hens and shrimp.

    • Episode 63

      63. Gina

      aired: Fri, Sep 22, 2006

      A spicy Kosher Indian feast is on the menu, featuring a main course of oven-roasted shoulder of lamb, with mouth-watering okra bhaji and rice as side dishes. And for dessert, Curtis sets out to create a pineapple poached in a sweet, mint syrup.

    • Episode 62

      62. Ava

      aired: Fri, Oct 6, 2006

      Curtis serves the best gourmet burger in America. For dessert, Curtis brings out vanilla panna cotta doused in a cherry consommé.

    • Episode 61

      61. Alicia

      aired: Fri, May 19, 2006

      After Curtis wins over Alicia's kids by promising to make a homemade chocolate sauce to go with ice cream for desert, Curtis and Alicia must rush to make NY steak and potatoes before Alicia's husband arrives, in less than an hour.

    • Episode 60

      60. Marta

      aired: Wed, Oct 18, 2006

      Tony and Marta sip on lychee Bellinis while Curtis serves Son-in-Law eggs (deep fried hard boiled eggs with crispy chilies and shallots) and red curry with lobster tail.

    • Episode 59

      59. Cindy

      aired: Tue, Oct 17, 2006

      Cindy and Peter relax with glasses of wine in the backyard while Curtis serves beef stir-fry with filet mignon and, for dessert, a lemon curd tart topped with raspberries.

    • Episode 58

      58. Ubah

      aired: Mon, Oct 16, 2006

      The happy couple sit down to cannelloni- one half with beef ragu and the other with spinach and ricotta. For dessert, Curtis serves an iced raspberry souffle.

    • Episode 57

      57. Morgan

      aired: Fri, Sep 15, 2006

      Curtis offers his cooking skills to Morgan, whose boyfriend Micah happens to be a chef. Appetizer of mozzarella balls stuffed with Alaskan king crab. For the main course, veal ribs with fava beans & cherry tomatoes.

    • Episode 56

      56. Adrianna

      aired: Thu, Oct 12, 2006

      Curtis creates a Serrano ham & cheese plate, drizzled with a sherry-vinegar reduction for an appetizer. For the main course, pot-roasted veal cooked with generous amounts of garlic & herbs and Potatas Bravas complete with tomato/garlic dipping sauce.

    • Episode 55

      55. Terah

      aired: Wed, Oct 11, 2006

      Curtis prepares a delicious quail dinner, followed by a dessert of white chocolate sauce-covered berries.

    • Episode 54

      54. Britani

      aired: Fri, Sep 15, 2006

      For starters, salad of romaine lettuce with Parmesan crisps, poached egg and a creamy, garlic dressing. For main course, bubbly, four-cheese fondue of vegetables and bread. For dessert, an assortment of summer fruit and rich creamy chocolate fondue.

    • Episode 53

      53. Sonja

      aired: Thu, Oct 19, 2006

      While the expecting couple enjoys the heirloom tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad, Curtis puts the final touches on the ravioli with a brown butter and sage sauce that he completes with pine nuts.

    • Episode 52

      52. Valerie T.

      aired: Tue, Oct 10, 2006

      an appetizer of spicy gazpacho soup with shrimp and seared ahi tuna crusted with sesame seeds for the main course followed by a sinfully-sweet dessert of caramelized pineapples with vanilla ice cream.

    • Episode 51

      51. Elena

      aired: Fri, Sep 1, 2006

      Curtis serves the family black cod wrapped in zucchini with mashed potatoes and rosemary infused olive oil. For dessert, an Aussie favorite: peach melba with vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce.

    • Episode 50

      50. Chris

      aired: Fri, Sep 1, 2006

      Curtis serves a French classic: steak tartare with homemade potato chips and a baby vegetable salad, followed by the most romantic dessert ever: crepes suzette with vanilla ice cream.

    • Episode 49

      49. Linda

      aired: Fri, Aug 18, 2006

      Curtis serves a family of five seafood pizza with scallops, shrimp, calamari, zucchini and mozzarella and a proscuitto pizza with mushrooms and mozzarella. For dessert, a sweet berry pizza with mascarpone and crème fresh dusted with chocolate.

    • Episode 48

      48. Ellice

      aired: Fri, Aug 11, 2006

      Ellice's husband, Brandon is quite stunned, but appears excited about the special meal. After a couple finishing touches, Curtis serves deep fried calamari on a bed of lettuce, chorizo with potato medallions, and homemade chocolates with nuts.

    • Episode 47

      47. Jill D.

      aired: Fri, Aug 18, 2006

      Curtis has to create a meal fit for both a vegetarian and a fried food lover. He serves eggplant fritters with mozzarella and basil, wild mushroom risotto and fresh strawberries with English cream.

    • Episode 46

      46. Hilary

      aired: Fri, Aug 4, 2006

      Curtis teaches Hilary how to cook. He serves a duck and watermelon followed by monk fish served on top of creamy garlic potatoes.

    • Episode 45

      45. Renee S

      aired: Fri, Aug 11, 2006

      Curtis serves Renee, a mother of two, shrimp curry with ginger and garlic, and for dessert, crepes made from scratch with strawberries and chocolate sauce.

    • Episode 44

      44. Eva

      aired: Fri, Jul 28, 2006

      Eva and her family sit down to a family feast featuring celery root and potato gratin, cooked string beans, meat loaf with a mushroom and red wine sauce and for dessert, poached pears with vanilla ice cream.

    • Episode 43

      43. Monica

      aired: Fri, Aug 4, 2006

      Curtis startles Monica who turns out to be double trouble for our chivalrous chef. Curtis serves a south-east Asian curry with jumbo shrimp and scallops. For dessert, he serves strawberries poached in champagne with whipped mascarpone and crème fraiche.

    • Episode 42

      42. Nickella

      aired: Fri, Jul 21, 2006

      Nickella plays piano and Curtis tries his best to sing along. The two create a song about oregano and shrimp to commemorate the special occasion. Curtis serves lamb and vegetable curry and for dessert, peanut butter ice cream on top of fried plantains.

    • Episode 41

      41. Jessica

      aired: Fri, Jul 21, 2006

      Curtis sneaks up on Jessica who suspects it's all a joke, but agrees to take him home anyway. Curtis serves chicken wrapped in prosciutto and herbs and a large bowl of silky tiramisu.

    • Episode 40

      40. Heather M

      aired: Fri, Jul 28, 2006

      Curtis approaches Heather and offers to help her prepare a gourmet meal for her and her boyfriend. Curtis serves braised yellowtail snapper and a rich crème caramel.

    • Episode 39

      39. Nicole N

      aired: Fri, Oct 20, 2006

      Curtis serves steamed orange roughy (an Australian fish) with noodles and stir-fry to a family with a plethora of dietary restrictions. For dessert, he's baked pears with maple syrup, dried fruit, and nuts.

    • Episode 38

      38. Anastasia

      aired: Fri, Jul 14, 2006

      Curtis serves fillet mignon with red wine and mushroom sauce on a bed of sautéed spinach for Anastasia and Mike. For dessert, he whips up strawberries flambé topped with granita.

    • Episode 37

      37. Jonathan

      aired: Fri, Jul 7, 2006

      For Jonathan and Hilary, Curtis serves Cajun chicken and spicy mashed potatoes. For dessert, a rich chocolate soufflé.

    • Episode 36

      36. Heather V

      aired: Fri, Jun 16, 2006

      Mike is pleased with Heather's anniversary surprise and the two have a romantic candlelit dinner outside. Curtis serves a vinaigrette and Parmesan salad along with creamy lobster risotto. For dessert, a cheese plate with a pear port reduction.

    • Episode 35

      35. Marah

      aired: Fri, Jun 23, 2006

      Curtis gets challenged when he picks up former pastry chef Marah. The main course is steamed Alaskan black cod and stir-fry. For dessert, chocolate box filled with chocolate cream and fresh raspberries.

    • Episode 34

      34. Karin

      aired: Mon, Oct 23, 2006

      Curtis serves zucchini stuffed with ricotta and tomato sauce, linguini with shrimp in a homemade pesto sauce, and fresh seasonal berries in a raspberry sauce.

    • Episode 33

      33. Valerie

      aired: Fri, Jul 7, 2006

      Curtis serves grilled swordfish on a bed of fennel and capers and for dessert, rich chocolate mousse layered with crème brulee and topped with berries.

    • Episode 32

      32. Layla

      aired: Tue, Oct 24, 2006

      Layla thinks men have no business in the kitchen, and Curtis vows to prove her wrong. Layla and John enjoy seafood paella and caramelized mangoes in a coconut basket with coconut ice cream, thanks to Curtis, who proves that men can definitely cook.

    • Episode 31

      31. Jill

      aired: Fri, Jun 30, 2006

      Curtis convinces Jill to let him cook for her husband Bob. Starting with a salad of roasted turnips on a bed of turnip leaves topped with chunks of feta cheese. Curtis serves a hearty French dish, coq au vin. For dessert, pear fritters and pear sorbet.

    • Episode 30

      30. Kristi

      aired: Wed, Oct 25, 2006

      Kristi and Ameri sit down to an Asian themed meal started off with yellowtail and tuna sashimi with a sesame crust. The appetizer is followed by black cod with miso sauce and green tea ice cream for dessert.

    • Episode 29

      29. Shira

      aired: Fri, Jun 30, 2006

      Curtis and Shira surprise Natasha and then serve up Sangria and a variety of tapas plates including chorizo, cheese-stuffed chilies, marinated shrimp, stuffed artichokes, and lamb cutlets.

    • Episode 28

      28. Jackie

      aired: Fri, Jun 2, 2006

      Curtis serves an appetizer of raw and fried oysters, for the main dish- steamed mussels and red snapper in coconut sauce and fried bananas and almond brittle for dessert.

    • Episode 27

      27. Jeanette

      aired: Fri, Jul 14, 2006

      Curtis serves up a spicy fried cheese salad, buffalo rib-eye steaks with a spicy green pepper sauce, and fried baby bananas with a spicy crème topping.

    • Episode 26

      26. Julia

      aired: Tue, May 30, 2006

      Curtis creates the perfect birthday dinner. Juicy roast beef with a mustard rub along with one of his hometown favorites: Yorkshire pudding. To complete the celebration, a chocolate cake topped with a creamy layer of white chocolate mousse.

    • Episode 25

      25. Andrea and Mario

      aired: Tue, May 30, 2006

      Andrea and Mario sit down to an appetizer of chicken and sweet corn soup. Next, Curtis brings out a special entrée: crispy skin Hoisin duck and for dessert, mango and sake jelly.

    • Episode 24

      24. Heather

      aired: Fri, May 26, 2006

      Curtis helps Heather serve a surprise meal for her boyfriend Scott. Asparagus in a raspberry and shallot vinaigrette, roasted yams, and grilled pork chops. And coffee-flavored crème brulee to end the night.

    • Episode 23

      23. Nancy

      aired: Fri, Jun 23, 2006

      After Nancy's husband Kent arrives, the two sit down to a starter of homemade tortilla chips with guacamole dip and a shrimp and tomatillo dip. After the porterhouse steaks, Curtis brings out the pavlova (meringue filled with whipped cream and fruit).

    • Episode 22

      22. Carolyn

      aired: Fri, Jun 16, 2006

      Curtis offers pregnant Carolyn help with the cooking and serves Dungeness crab salad, Dover sole fillets with a blood orange crust on a bed of spinach, and a rich baked chocolate pudding.

    • Episode 21

      21. Deanna

      aired: Thu, Jun 1, 2006

      Deanna's husband and kids are surprised and excited. The meal begins when Curtis serves grilled corn with butter and cheese spread and fava beans alongside the lamb barbequed in rosemary, garlic and honey. For dessert: a plum crumble.

    • Episode 20

      20. Michelle

      aired: Fri, May 26, 2006

      A birthday celebration for Michelle's mother and family. Curtis serves roasted potatoes stuffed with sour cream and chives along with spaghetti and crab meat in a white wine sauce. For desert, homemade apple sorbet topped with a spun sugar garnish.

    • Episode 19

      19. Lisa

      aired: Mon, May 22, 2006

      Curtis and Lisa sport stylish aprons and get started on the menu. Curtis dishes out a grilled opakapaka fish over grilled fennel and onions, sharp English cheddar with a port jelly reduction, and "the best upside-down apple tart in the world".

    • Episode 18

      18. Wendy

      aired: Thu, May 18, 2006

      Jeffery, Wendy's husband, arrives home and jumps at the sight of the production crew. The family enjoys Curtis' meal of braised bison with red wine sauce and veggies, stuffed artichokes, baked swiss chard gratin and chocolate dipped dried fruit.

    • Episode 17

      17. Michelle C

      aired: Thu, May 25, 2006

      Michelle's husband, Carlos, is shocked to come home to a full house. While Michelle and Carlos relax, Curtis prepares a hearty Hungarian soup with pork dumplings, for dessert, apple-filled spring roll pastries.

    • Episode 16

      16. Shauna

      aired: Mon, May 22, 2006

      Shauna and her husband Barry are vegetarian. Curtis serves up a mung bean salad with fried tofu and spicy rice noodles with various kinds of eggplant and mushrooms, for dessert - sliced mango with a chili pepper and honey sauce.

    • Episode 15

      15. Laurie

      aired: Tue, May 23, 2006

      Tonight is Laurie and her husband's "date night", so Curtis plans a romantic dinner. Roasted squash soup w/pine nuts and prosciutto-wrapped veal on a bed of peppers and for dessert orange chocolate tart topped with mint whipped cream.

    • Episode 14

      14. Yvette

      aired: Fri, May 19, 2006

      Yvette's husband, Brown, comes home early and catches the production crew off guard; turns out the husband surprises Curtis this time. Everyone has a good laugh before sitting down to braised lamb shanks with creamy polenta and pot au chocolat.

    • Episode 13

      13. Jill B

      aired: Mon, May 15, 2006

      Curtis spots Jill, an energetic nutritionist with one flaw- she doesn't cook! Curtis settles on a seafood theme that garners a mixed review from Jill; she is excited about the sautéed shrimp, but skeptical of Curtis' plan for a salted cod soup.

    • Episode 12

      12. Rita

      aired: Thu, May 18, 2006

      Rita plans a dinner for her husband. Curtis serves up a satisfying meal starting with soft-shell crabs on a bed of greens, roast monkfish with a side of creamed cabbage, and finally, puffed pastry and mascarpone sandwiches with citrus fruit.

    • Episode 11

      11. Patrishia

      aired: Tue, May 16, 2006

      Patrishia plans to make dinner for her boyfriend, Ara. Curtis serves a meal featuring fresh bruschetta with smoked salmon and crème fraiche, prime cut fillets with vegetables and beef broth, and tapioca pudding with bananas covered in rum sauce.

    • Episode 10

      10. Lara

      aired: Wed, May 17, 2006

      Lara decides to play hooky from work and make her friend, Sol, a belated birthday dinner. Curtis serves up a light meal of poached Cornish game hens on a bed of vegetable spaghetti followed by a candle-ridden flourless chocolate birthday cake.

    • Episode 9

      9. Kaye

      aired: Wed, May 31, 2006

      Curtis and Kaye decide to make a feast for Kaye's Greek boyfriend, George. Traditional Greek salad and moussaka--a Greek casserole with alternating layers of meat sauce and eggplant topped with cheese. For dessert, Curtis' unique take on baklava.

    • Episode 8

      8. Megan

      aired: Mon, May 15, 2006

      Megan plans a dinner surprise for boyfriend Chris. Curtis serves a creamy mussel soup and lobster in its own shell with an herb butter sauce. For dessert, Curtis whips up an unusual blend of spicy chocolate soup with red pepper and marshmallows.

    • Episode 7

      7. Edwina

      aired: Tue, May 23, 2006

      Edwina and her family enjoy poking fun of Curtis almost as much as they enjoy the meal: crispy salmon on a bed of chard topped with beats and, for desert, apple compote and marinated dates between layers of Greek yogurt.

    • Episode 6

      6. Paige

      aired: Wed, May 24, 2006

      Curtis surprises Paige, a mother of five, and offers to make dinner for her family. Curtis serves a healthy plate of pasta with gourmet turkey meatballs. For dessert, homemade waffles and ice cream topped with caramelized apples and raisins.

    • Episode 5

      5. Natasha

      aired: Thu, May 25, 2006

      After Michael, Natasha's husband, comes home from a long day at work, Curtis serves up a fresh halibut tatar (raw halibut) followed by a second dish of cooked halibut on a bed of greens. For dessert: roasted pineapple in rum sauce.

    • Episode 4

      4. Mary

      aired: Wed, May 17, 2006

      After surprising Mary's daughters and husband, Curtis serves a homestyle family dinner of crispy, butter-stuffed chicken, roasted squash with maple syrup, and organic salad with honey-mustard dressing. For dessert, classic English bread pudding.

    • Episode 3

      3. Nicole

      aired: Wed, May 24, 2006

      Nicole and Matthew sit poolside as Curtis serves up marinated shrimp barbequed on sugar cane skewers and barbequed rainbow trout on a bed of green papaya salad; all of which is enhanced by the white rum and tequila mojitos.

    • Episode 2

      2. Kathryn

      aired: Tue, May 16, 2006

      Curtis and camera crew install the cooktop and create a fun and functional work area. Together, Kathryn and Curtis treat guests to a hearty peasant lentil stew, grilled garlic bread and for dessert Rhubarb with Grand Marnier sabayon sauce.

    • Episode 1

      1. Take Home Chef for Thanksgiving

      aired: Fri, Nov 17, 2006

      It's a week before Thanksgiving when Curtis approaches firemen Ben, Scott and Mike at the supermarket and offers to make them an extra special Thanksgiving dinner since they are scheduled to spend the holiday working.

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