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Kenny Hotz, left, and Spencer Rice battle each other on Kenny Vs. Spenny.


Spencer Rice of Kenny vs. Spenny airing on Showcase Thursdays. In this original comedy series, two childhood friends battle each other in outrageous competitions. The winner achieves a kind of glory; the loser has to perform a humiliating stunt of the winner’s choosing.

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

A: Eating cold Chinese food when I got home from school. Yummy!

Q: What kitchen aromas bring back fond memories?

A: Garlic and onions sauteeing as I made tomato sauce.

Q: Who is your favourite cook?

A: Bobby Flay. I had one of the best hamburgers in my life at one of his restaurants in New York.

Q: What is your favourite food to cook?

A: A slow-cooking tomato sauce with big shrimps thrown in at the end. This is served with pasta and red wine.

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

A: Horribly. It was over-cooked Kraft Dinner.

Q: What kitchen gadget can you not live without?

A: Teflon frying pans.

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

A: Enjoying an alcoholic beverage while cooking.

Q: Is there a dish that you have at gatherings that ties into an event?

A: Potato chips and homemade onion dip at the Superbowl.

Guacamole (keep it simple)


  • 2 perfectly ripe avocados

  • half an onion

  • fresh cilantro

  • half of a lemon or lime

  • salt to taste