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PBS Cooking Show ‘The Food Flirts’ Follows the Culinary Adventures of the Brass Sisters

A kooky new show hits the airwaves this weekend

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Tonight, immediately following the Tudor-themed installment of The Great British Baking Show, PBS will air back-to-back episodes of a new program wherein two elderly sisters “flirt” their way into kitchens to learn cooking secrets.

The hosts of The Food Flirts, the Brass Sisters, describe themselves as “two roundish women in our seventies who have a combined total of 128 years of home baking and cooking experience.” Marilyn and Sheila Brass have published a handful of cookbooks about baking and American cookery, and they also starred in a cooking program called The Brass Sisters: Queens of Comfort Food on Boston PBS station WGBH.

In the teaser for this new show, the Brass Sisters explain that they will be working through “a bucket list of foods we want to try,” starting with dosas in episode one, and moving on to pastrami and ramen in episode two. NYT entertainment reporter Margaret Lyons notes: “If you miss the late, great British food series ‘Two Fat Ladies,’ try this.”

The Food Flirts premieres tonight, Friday, July 28, at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). And for more ideas on what to watch this weekend, check out Eater’s guide to streamable entertainment.
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