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Mary Berg (Food Network photo)
Mary Berg (Food Network photo)

Bestselling cookbook author Mary Berg shares recipes guaranteed to impress (without the stress) on 'Mary Makes It Easy'


Tue, Dec 21st 2021 03:15 pm

Series premieres Saturday, Feb. 5, on Food Network

Join bestselling cookbook author Mary Berg in her home kitchen as she shares easy and delicious recipes that make cooking stress-free on the series “Mary Makes It Easy,” premiering on Saturday, Feb. 5 (noon ET/PT), on Food Network.

In each of the 13 half-hour episodes, Berg provides tips and tricks designed to remove any fear or intimidation in the kitchen. From ideas on what to make with a fridge full of leftovers, to lackluster chicken emergencies, she has the solution to cooking challenges. No matter what a home cook’s skill level is, Berg’s step-by-step guidance will instill confidence in the kitchen.

“We are excited to add ‘Mary Makes It Easy’ to our ‘in the kitchen’ programming lineup. Food Network viewers are always looking for new ways to make their time in the kitchen effortless, and Mary Berg is an expert in this area – full of culinary knowledge, accessible recipes, and helpful takeaways for making flavorful and stress-free meals,” said Courtney White, president of Food Network and streaming food content, Discovery Inc.

Throughout the series, Berg helps eliminate kitchen worries. Whether someone is bored of their recipe repertoire, or scared to try something new, she demystifies cooking techniques, breaks down meal planning, and shares winning recipes that will make any cook the star of the kitchen. From preparation to serving, Berg will help make it all as easy as possible.

Chicken is the focus of the premiere episode. One of the most versatile ingredients, this protein can lack flavor, and is easily overcooked if not prepared properly. Berg teaches how to make it shine in four different ways, including a classic roast chicken; comforting chicken noodle soup; savory chicken stir fry; and cheesy, crispy chicken parmesan.

For more of Berg’s recipes, head to FoodNetwork.com/MaryMakesItEasy. Plus, for more tips and tricks in the kitchen, follow #MaryMakesItEasy.

Berg is the star of Canada’s “Mary's Kitchen Crush,” as well as a cooking expert on CTV's “Your Morning,” “The Social” and “The Marilyn Denis Show.” After receiving degrees in history, English and information studies, Berg detoured into a career in the insurance industry, before being convinced by her family to audition for a cooking competition show – which she ultimately won! Berg has since launched her cooking career full time, and has released two cookbooks: “Kitchen Party” and “Well Seasoned.”

Berg currently lives and cooks in Toronto.

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