Jillian Barberie Reynolds is the FOX Network News Meterologist and an actress. Jillian is a native of Burlington, Ontario. Jillian appeared as the character Foxey Levin, opposite Pamela Anderson in the TV series VIP. Jillian put her passion for figure skating to good use on the reality show Skating with Celebrities.

Q What is your fondest memory from your family kitchen?
A My Dad (Big Jim’s) holiday cooking. Big bird, mashed potatoes — the whole nine yards!

Q What kitchen aromas bring back fond memories?
A The delicious aroma of turkey and potatoes.

Q Who is your favourite cook?
A Giada De Laurentiis (host of Food Network’s Everyday Italian) is second to my husband!

Q What is your favourite food to cook?
A I’m new to the cooking game. I watch the Food Network and copy their recipes.

Q Do you use cookbooks?
A Yes. The chefs that come on our show give out cookbooks as gifts. I really like Gordon Ramsay 3 Star Chef.

Q How did the first meal you prepared turn out?
A Yuk! But I’m a good student.

Q What kitchen gadget can you not live without?
A My husband when he cooks.

Q What traditions from your background involving food do you partake in?
A I’m a great eater, always have been. No traditions, I’m just a good eater.

Q Is there a cultural dish that you prepare that ties into a holiday?
A I always make a big dinner on Canada Day.

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