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Real Food for Real People with Jo Seagar - First Episode

Television (Full Length) – 1998

This 1998 TV series marked the screen debut of Kiwi chef Jo Seagar. Seagar had attracted notice with her bestselling 1997 recipe book You Shouldn't Have Gone To So Much Trouble, Darling. The goal of the first episode of the 13-part series is to “take the angst out of entertaining”. Some of Seagar’s “short cuts and clever little tricks and tips” include doubling up on pastry trays, and being stingy with the caviar (“if you use a whole lot they don’t think it’s real”). She also applies her nursing training to bandaging chicken breasts. 

My whole philosophy on food, in fact on life, is: more flair and less fuss!
– Jo Seagar

Key Cast & Crew

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Gilly Tyler

Studio Director

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Jo Seagar


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Deirdre Harkin


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Gavin Jack

Technical Manager

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Mark Pritchard

Vision Operator

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Irene Gardiner

Executive Producer

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