The American cooking program Amy Schumer Learns to Cook features Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer and follows Schumer as she learns to cook from her husband while mixing drinks. The show debuted on Food Network on May 11, 2020.
The show received a second season renewal in June 2020 and debuted on August 17, 2020.
On January 1, 2021, discovery+ debuted Amy Schumer Learns to Cook: Uncensored, an uncut version of this program.
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Synopsis Of Amy Schumer
Something about TV produced in isolation has occasionally felt deflating. For example, late-night talk shows have been trying to maintain established rhythms that, in the absence of audience reaction, dangle awkwardly in the air; the delay caused by Zoom or an equivalent hardly helps matters.
The attempt by “Saturday Night Live” was noteworthy more for the admirable ambition of trying to get the show made than for any particular flair; it was at its best when it bent to the moment with each cast member doing their thing, but frequently seemed to be chasing the comic energy that can only really be generated in person, together.
It’s somewhat frustrating to end an evening watching people try to evoke the spirit of genuine togetherness through technology when that’s what we’ve been doing all day. A lot of people are spending a lot more time on Zoom than they might have ever imagined possible before.
In light of this, “Amy Schumer Learns to Cook,” which made its debut earlier this month, has been such an unexpected and load-lightening watch. The Food Network show isn’t really about learning to cook, and it’s not about using technology to close the communication gaps between its on-air talent. Instead, Schumer and her chef husband, Chris Fischer, are holed up in a remote house, cooking together. At the same time, Fischer handles the bulk of the work. Schumer provides commentary while dicing cucumbers or sipping wine.
This series wears the entire situation lightly, unlike other shows that may have attempted to increase a certain antic mugginess to disguise the fact that they are being produced under difficult logistical conditions and at a terrible time for the world. It allows for the idea that pleasures — including togetherness and taking time to prepare food with care and attention — are possible despite acknowledging, frequently literally, the stress of living in a world on hold.
“Amy Schumer Learns to Cook” is an elegantly made film about learning to live, at least temporarily, in a new world, even though its title seems to root it in a type of celebrity culture that is in the process of disappearing.
Filming Location Of Amy Schumer
The award-winning chef and Schumer’s husband, Chris Fischer, talk about leaving New York City for the country during the pandemic in the first episode. While their nanny records the show, they prepare comfort food and sip on cocktails. Between naps, the couple’s son Gene makes a few cameo appearances, and the family cracks jokes about living the good life.
Fischer occasionally goes foraging for food. While recording her husband assembling ingredients, Schumer jokes about how he was merely gathering food from someone’s garden.
Fischer is a native of the Vineyard.
It made sense for the couple to travel to the isolated island. In the up-island town of Chilmark, Beetlebung Farm was formerly owned by Fischer’s family. Family members employed elsewhere would visit, and soon friends would follow; occasionally, 25, 30, or 40 people would gather for lunch. Four generations of my family have occasionally sat there for lunch.
Fischer oversaw the kitchens of several popular eateries while residing on the Vineyard, including The Beach Plum Inn and the Covington in Edgartown. Both businesses offer a farm-to-table dining experience.
Schumer developed a love for the Vineyard (and Fischer)
Schumer appeared unexpectedly at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival soon after the couple wed. “Don’t you think it’s a good thing that I’ve been coming here for 20 years and you didn’t know,” she asked her husband and the audience.
She had been visiting the island for years, but it was only recently that she met her husband. Fisher, her assistant’s brother, came over to cook for her while staying on the island, according to Good Morning America. Sparks began to fly when Fischer was asked to assist Schumer with the birthday party planning for her friend, comedian Rachel Feinstein.