Comic loves gran’s brekkie – Metro US

Comic loves gran’s brekkie

Comedian Gavin Stephens

­­­Gavin Stephens is a member of the ensemble cast of Comedy Inc., airing on CTV and The Comedy Network. In 1998, Gavin was nominated for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award, an annual event in the comedy community, honouring the best young comedians in Canada. He’s also a regular face at Just For Laughs.

Q: What is your fondest memory from your family kitchen?

A: Getting a toy space shuttle from my dad for eating all my rice. Also, I remember eating from a jar of peanut butter. I wonder how I gained 100 lb.?

Q: What kitchen aromas bring back fond memories?

A: Pancakes. It reminds me of having breakfast at my granny’s house.

Q: Who is your favourite cook?

A: My granny, then my mother. My granny could make anything, and was amazing, yet she never used measurements. That’s talent! My mom is really good, but hates to cook.

Q: What is your favourite food to cook?

A: Anything with ground turkey in it.

Q: Do you use cookbooks?

A: Not really. I don’t like being told what to do. I have a natural rebellious spirit.

Q: How did the first meal you prepared turn out?

A: Not really a meal, more like a hit and run. I made cookies with my sister, that were good 30 seconds after they came out of the oven, then they hardened instantly like rocks. I broke my braces several times trying to eat them. I wonder how I gained 100 lbs. …

Q: What rituals from your background involving food do you partake in?

A: I love to talk with people about everything when I eat. I think conversation is a huge thing with food. Like so many cultures, my family did it, so did my wife’s. Politics and cake is awesome!

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Marcy Cornblum is a freelance journalist. She began her career in radio. After 25 years of celebrity-filled adventures, she is using her experiences to enlighten others in understanding the media.