The Truth About Amy Schumer's New At-Home Cooking Show

Okay, so Amy Schumer isn't really known for her cooking skills, but then, everybody needs a new hobby at this time, and that is kind of the whole point of this show. It is going to be called Amy Schumer Learns to Cook, after all. So who, exactly, gets the unenviable task of showing Schumer her way around the kitchen? Why, her hubby of two years, of course. Schumer and the mister are following all the recommended social distancing best practices, so they're staying home in self-quarantine with each other and their young son.

Lucky for Schumer, she had the foresight to marry an actual chef, since if you've got to be stuck at home with somebody, it might as well be someone who can cook, right? And if anyone can teach her the culinary arts, Chris Fischer should be up to the job. Fischer, who is also the author of The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook, grew up on Martha's Vineyard where he managed his family's five-acre vegetable farm, so the menu is likely to lean pretty heavily on fresh, seasonal produce. Whether or not Schumer winds up with mad kitchen skills, at least she'll be eating well — and eating healthy, too (which is more than some of us can say).

How Amy Schumer's new cooking show is going to be made

This show, which will air for eight episodes on the Food Network, will be filmed by Schumer and/or Fischer themselves because they're not self-isolating with a camera crew. As Food Network president Courtney White told Variety, "Amy and Chris will give an unprecedented look at their lives as they are quarantined in their house," and each half-hour long segment will focus on a particular quarantine cuisine theme including pasta night, taco night (no word yet as to whether this will be on a Tuesday). The one everyone's most looking forward to has got to be clean out the fridge night. Just what do celebrities have in their refrigerators? Is it all leftover Beluga caviar and foie gras, or do they have limp brown iceberg lettuce and expired-last-year mayonnaise like the rest of us?

Whatever horrors lurk in the depths of these famous folks' fridge, the show itself sounds like a winner. Fischer does (most of) the cooking, Schumer mixes cocktails and brings the funny. And it's not like there's a whole lot of new content these days on the Food (or any other) Network, anyway. Plus, what if Schumer's cooking efforts turn out to be the best thing we've seen since Paris Hilton's one and only episode of Cooking With Paris? Celebrity non-chefs allowing us to feel better about our own cooking fails. Thank you, Food Network! This is a genre we'd like to see a lot more of.