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Curtis Stone, Lindsay Price-Stone get ‘In the Spirit’ in new series



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Famend chef Curtis Stone and his spouse, actress Lindsay Worth-Stone, meld their respective skills into the recipe for “Within the Spirit with Lindsay & Curtis,” streaming on QVC+ and HSN+.

The vacation-themed six-episode collection options celeb friends Joel McHale and his spouse Sarah Williams, Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth, Kelly Hu, Jenna Fischer, Sheryl Underwood and Phil Rosenthal sharing their households’ conventional vacation celebrations with Curtis and Lindsay — who create festive dishes (Curtis) and decorations (Lindsay).

“I feel the factor in regards to the holidays is that they’re so private for everybody; all of us have our personal quirks and household traditions that make us really feel good,” Curtis Stone, 47, advised The Submit in a joint interview with Lindsay. “Usually you’re with your individual household and don’t get an opportunity to expertise different folks’s traditions.

"The Talk" co-host Sheryl Underwood joins Lindsay and Curtis for an episode built around celebrating Thanksgiving. They're seated around a round table. Sheryl is sitting next to Lindsay; Curtis is seated across from Sheryl. There's a big layer cake in the middle of the table that's cut in half.
“The Speak” co-host Sheryl Underwood joins Lindsay and Curtis for an episode constructed round celebrating Thanksgiving.

“The concept for the present was to achieve out to a handful of buddies and say, ‘What do you do for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas Eve, and many others. what are your traditions?’ Lindsay’s bought this unbelievable eye for element in terms of design and magnificence; she at all times makes the room or desk look improbable,” he mentioned. “And I clearly know my approach across the kitchen.”

They shot the collection (in October) in an actual dwelling, and never in a studio, to lend it a hotter really feel. “It wasn’t our dwelling; we wished to do it [there] however had a lot occurring that week with our children nonetheless in school so we couldn’t fairly break free,” Curtis mentioned. “We discovered this actually fairly home right here in LA and we took it over for 10 days or so.”

Lindsay, 46, mentioned that Fischer, with whom she co-starred for 2 seasons on ABC’s “Splitting Up Together,” was an ideal alternative for the collection.

Curtis Stone, Lindsay Price-Stone and Jenna Fischer are posing in front of a table laden with food. Curtis and Jenna are wearing red shirts.
Actress Jenna Fischer, who co-starred with Lindsay in “Splitting Up Collectively,” talks about her household’s Christmas Eve traditions.

“She’s the least Hollywood ‘Hollywood actress’ you ever met,” she mentioned. “We’re expensive buddies. She’s only a cozy particular person; she bakes sourdough [bread], she likes hand-crafted items and he or she and her sister at all times alternate presents on Christmas Eve … however they’re solely allowed to get one another issues hand-made from native artisans.

“I used to be like, ‘OK, we have to have her on the present as a result of she’s simply so good for this type of collection about what you do in your house and in your traditions [on the holidays].’”

Lindsay and Curtis met with their friends previous to capturing their respective episodes.

Photo of Lindsay, Kelly Hu and Curtis. They're seated around a table that has lots of vegetables on it. Lindsay and Curtis are flanking Kelly.
Lindsay, Kelly Hu and Curtis in an episode about celebrating New Yr’s Day.

“Curtis and I’d both sit down with or discuss through a Zoom name with all of our friends and say, ‘Inform us about [your holiday experiences], which was a chance for us to take heed to their tales,” she mentioned. “Kelly Hu, as an example, is from Hawaii and her New Yr’s Day is about multi-Asian cultures in Hawaii … and we bought to swap concepts about how we’d have fun in our households as second-generation Asian Individuals. Curtis listened to every little thing Kelly mentioned and talked about what he was going to make. I made paper cranes for the desk and intention books for recipes and journey plans.

“It was enjoyable to observe Curtis interpret Jenna’s Melba toast and sausage and cheese; he determined to show that right into a raclette,” Lindsay mentioned. “We made all of it about our friends. Our solely purpose was for us to indicate folks what we really do in our actual lives, in our properties — how we entertain and have that natural really feel.”

Stone, a Michelin-starred chef, mentioned there have been a couple of dishes that have been new to him.

“There have been some classics, in fact, however some dishes I’ve by no means achieved earlier than,” he mentioned. “We had Phil Rosenthal on and he mentioned, ‘I don’t wish to do Hanukkah meals — I wish to do an Aussie/Hanukkah mashup … so I bought form of artistic with that one. I do know brisket is large [on Hanukkah] and I believed lamb, so we did a very slow-cook lamb shoulder however spiced it with the same type of spice you employ on brisket — we made a pastrami spice and roasted carrots with that, as properly, and Phil was like, ‘Oh yeah, that is one thing particular.’”