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Watch the first episode of Kelis’ new cooking show, Saucy and Sweet

on March 01, 2014, 1:45pm

If you’ve grown tired of Emeril Lagasse’s incessant “Bam!” or all that kissing on the Barefoot Contessa, there’s a new celebrity chef in town: Kelis. As we noted last month, the “Milkshake” singer now has her own cooking show entitled Saucy and Sweet, which highlights her unique collection of recipes and dishes and offers an “inside look at how she composes food with attitude”. The series debuted on the Cooking Channel this past Wednesday, and the first episode has now made its way online.

As opposed to the traditional model of cooking shows ala Julia Child or Rachael Ray, Saucy and Sweet tosses in elements of reality shows into the mix. For this first episode, Kelis meets with her publicist to plan the promotional campaign of her latest album, Food, whilst preparing a lavish thank-you meal for her entire marketing team. The result is a slightly more organic endeavor that gives you a realistic look into the singer’s fascination with food as opposed to being lectured on how to pan-sear onions. As a bonus, the final meal of jerked ribs and goat cheese ice cream is making this writer regret his breakfast of oatmeal and bananas.

Replay the full episode here. Food the album hits stores on April 22nd via Ninja Tune. Below, watch her new video for “Jerk Ribs”: