Thursday, September 20, 2012

THE CHEW Goes "Behind the Soap Screen" With GENERAL HOSPITAL

GENERAL HOSPITAL star Ingo Rademacher mentioned taping an appearance on THE CHEW recently on Twitter and now ABC has revealed all the details of a "Behind the Soap Screen" series on ABC Daytime food/talk show in a new press release:

Beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 fans of “General Hospital” have another reason to celebrate as “The Chew” pays house calls to some of the popular drama’s most celebrated stars. “General Hospital” airs at 2:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT, immediately following “The Chew” on ABC.

Gordon Elliott, executive producer of “The Chew,” announced today that The Talk & lifestyle show will launch a four-part series next week entitled “Behind the Soap Screen,” featuring an in-depth look into the lives of Julie Berman (“Lulu Spencer”), Finola Hughes (“Anna Devane”), Ingo Rademacher (“Jasper ‘Jax’ Jacks”) and Erik Valdez (“Trey Mitchell”). The stars will open their homes to “The Chew” for a glance into their private, off-screen lives, sharing recipes and hobbies.

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to showcase our neighbors from Port Charles,” said Elliott. “Daytime television is all about showcasing personalities, building relationships and storytelling, and many of the ‘General Hospital’ actors are closet gourmets. We are looking forward to having them on the show.”

An outing to Julie Berman’s home includes a peek at her kitchen, where she and husband, Michael Grady, prepare one of their favorite dishes, a grilled chicken and basil pizza.

Finola Hughes proudly displays her green thumb as she tends her impressive vegetable garden in Malibu. The actress, who grows apples, plums, peaches and avocados, prepares a mouth-watering feta, cherry tomato, kalamata olive creation with flatbread, all with ingredients from her garden.

Ingo Rademacher unveils his breathtaking Hawaiian home, where he resides with his wife and two children. Rademacher’s trip includes his backyard, where he grows avocados and raises livestock. He shares his recipe for the perfect avocado and scallion omelet, and takes fellow “General Hospital” co-star Sebastian Roché (“Jerry Jacks”) for a paddleboard lesson.

Texas born and raised Erik Valdez cooks a dish he learned from his grandmother. He puts his own spin on her classic ground turkey taco recipe with guacamole, Pico de Gallo, rice and beans, and cooks for his “General Hospital” co-star, Lindsey Morgan (“Kristina Davis”).


  1. Boy is this an obvious publicity ploy or what? Good grief, lol. Also ditch Eric Valdez he's a lame eye candy newbie. Add Robin Mattson (Heather) and Roger Howarth to the mix.

    What do I care, I wont be watching. I only peek in on the Chew when YR gets really bad or Im hungry to look at the food and maybe get a recipe idea, lol.

  2. Robin Mattson had a cooking show years ago, so it would have made sense for her to be on The Chew.

  3. continue to boycott The Chew-I wont watch no matter who they have on that show.