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Ash loves ‘the British and their fatty ways’


Lauren Ash of Punched Up.

Lauren Ash stars on The Comedy Network’s new series Punched Up airing Wednesday nights. This Belleville, Ont. native is a two-time Canadian Comedy Award Winner. She is currently performing in the Second City Toronto’s main stage revue. She is one half of the sketch duo CORY.

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

A: Growing up, everything happened in my grandparent’s kitchen. That’s where we prepared and ate meals, had conversations, played games and made crafts.

Q: What kitchen aromas bring back fond memories?

A: Every time you opened the door to my grandparent’s house you would smell something wonderful cooking. One of the best was roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for Sunday dinner.

Q: What is your favourite food to cook?

A: I enjoy cooking things I know will wow other people. Bacon wrapped water chestnuts is a family recipe that always pleases. Cheesy hash browns are also a hit!

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

A: When I was 10, I tried to make soup from scratch. I boiled some beef broth, pasta and frozen vegetables. I remember that it didn’t taste great. But my mom managed to choke it down with a smile for my efforts.

Q: Is their a cultural dish that you have at family gatherings or an event?

A: Yes. You take whatever is leftover from the night before and fry it into a sort of hash and fried bread. You haven’t lived until you’ve had bread fried in bacon grease. God bless the British and their fatty ways!