Paulo’s Kitchen: The Return

Paulo’s Kitchen is recorded in front of a live studio audience. The people in the audience are real. However, their ooh’s and aah’s may be exaggerated. And no, the camera does not add ten pounds; Paulo’s cooking might, though. To be a member of our live studio audience, please call…

Miss me?

After almost a year, I am back. Chef Paulo is back!

Why isn’t anyone clapping? Clap! Or else we’ll remove you from the studio and bring in one of the hundreds of people waiting outside to get a whiff of what I’m cooking today.

Nothing happens

So, where has Chef Paulo been? Well, it doesn’t matter where Chef Paulo’s been! I’m here now. This is my kitchen. Let’s get cooking!

Alright, today we’re going to make a classic! Do you wanna see me make a classic?

Again, no response. Is my microphone on? Oh, it’s not? Hold on.

Can you hear me now?

A glass window breaks at the sound of cheering

Ayy, that’s more like it!

Today we’re making…get ready for it…today we’re making rice with sausage and a donut!

I call it: “It’s not rice to stare, so donut.”

Get it!?!? It’s because rice and nice rhyme and donut sounds…why is this on my teleprompter? Felix, why is that on here?

Sorry about that folks. Some technical difficulties here in Paulo’s Kitchen. We have some new staff members with us. They think I have to explain my jokes because no one will think I’m funny.

Okay back to the meal.

For those of you at home, feel free to write down these steps. For those of you here in attendance today, I’d say take a picture of me because I’m a celebrity, but we confiscated your phones before you came in. So, just sit and watch me do magic, like Harry Potter.

Step 1: Go buy a donut.

We here at Paulo’s Kitchen did that earlier today. Actually, we bought 36. The staff likes to eat, don’t you like to eat?

Step 2: Order pork fried rice from a local Chinese restaurant.

You’re gonna wanna call ’em up and use your “I enjoy talking on the phone” voice. Don’t worry, the phone call only lasts a minute, or in our case, seventeen minutes. Again, our crew put in a huge order. The phrase “feed a village” has been replaced by “feed a Paulo’s Kitchen crew”.

Lots of gas on set today during rehearsals, let me tell ya!

Step 3: Take ou…

Heckler interrupts

Heckler: Hey Paulo, aren’t you supposed to actually make the food and not buy it?

Chef Paulo: What’s this? We have a heckler? A little ravioli in the audience trying to tell me how to cook? Don’t tell me how to cook! I’m Chef Paulo! This is my kitchen? Do I tell you how to sit in the audience? No, I don’t. Actually, stand up and get out. Security! Take this tic-tac out of here and bring in someone from the lineup outside.

Security: There is no one outside…

Chef Paulo starts to sweat

Step 3: ANYWAY, take a sausage out of your freezer. How did a sausage get in your freezer? Magic. Like Harry Potter, remember? The sausage we use today is a spicy sausage.

Oooooooohhhhhhh Aaaaahhhhhhhh

Step 4: Let it thaw for awhile. Don’t ask me how long “awhile” is, my teleprompter doesn’t tell me. This isn’t a good first show for Teleprompter Technician Felix, is it?

Step 5: Once again, we do some Pottery Barn Magic and…no that’s not right. It’s Harry Potter Magic. Felix! Come on Felix!

Step 5, Take Two: Once again, we do some Hermione Granger Magic and…Hermione Granger Magic? Are you alright, Felix? What is this nonsense?

Step 5, Take Three: Once again, we do some Harry Meets Sally Magic and…Felix! Ah what the hell, we’ll go with it. Some Harry Meets Sally Magic and our sausage is thawed.

Can I say that on cable?

Step 6: Get out a sharp cutting board and a hard knife…Nope.

Step 6, Take Two: Get out a hard cutting board and a sharp knife. Yup, that makes sense. Do it.

Step 7: You’re gonna wanna slice out some pieces of sausage. About a centimetre and a half per cut. Get a ruler if you need one. We do things precisely here in Paulo’s Kitchen. No Mickey Mouse stuff. No sir.

Step 8: Take out a pan. But not the pan that Nonna uses to chase kids down the street. That pan is for chasing, not cooking.

Step 9: Put the pan on top of the stove and turn it on to medium heat. Not low. Not high. But medium. The big M. Like McDonald’s, but Medium. Medium, Medium, Medium.

What do we put the stove at?

Audience: MCDONALD’S!

Chef Paulo: What!? No! Ugh, fine. We put the stove at McDonald’s.

Step 10: With the stove at McDonald’s, we place the cut up pieces of sausage into the pan. Everyone be quiet for a minute.

Felix: They are quiet…

Chef Paulo: Shut it, Felix! Or you’re going to go from Teleprompter Technician Felix to Farewell Felix faster than I can crack an egg over my big toe while juggling apricots. Apricots!

A sizzling noise takes over the studio

Step 11: When the pan starts to make noise like a swarm of bumblebees, that’s when you know stuff is happening. So get out a flipper of some sort. No, not the thing you put on your feet…? Felix, did you write that?

Step 12: You’re gonna wanna flip the pieces of sausage over from time to time. Maybe we flip now, maybe we don’t. You decide. It’s from time to time.

Step 13: While this is cooking, set up the rice in a bowl and take the donut out of it’s box. You don’t want to be wasting time later. The stove will supervise your sausage. Safety first.

Step 14: We do another Houdini Potter Meets Sally Granger In The Barn Magic now and…what!?

Step 14, Take Two: Ah, what the hell. We do another Houdini Potter Meets Sally Granger In The Barn Magic now and the sausage is almost done. You can tell because it’s gotten darker and the pan makes a really big bumblebee noise.

Step 15: Turn off the stove. No more McDonald’s. Not even fries in the bag.

Step 16: Pour the sausage on top of the rice and bada bing cha ching, we got ourselves some mingling.

Chef Paulo: Let me taste….mmm…mmm good. I’d share, but…you know…only one fork and only one Paulo.

Sign-off: And there you have it! Rice with sausage and a donut. Or what I like to call: “It’s not rice to stare, so donut!”

That concludes this commercial-free episode of Paulo’s Kitchen because sponsors don’t think I have it anymore and wouldn’t sponsor my show. So, I paid for the whole thing. It almost cost me an arm and a meatball.

Thank you for watching Paulo’s Kitchen. Tune in next time when I make another meal that will blow your mouth away….FELIX! Why would we want to blow their mouth away? How are they supposed to eat the food?

Sign-off, Take Two: Thank you for watching another award-eligible edition of Paulo’s Kitchen. Tune in next time when I make another meal and yell at Felix some more even though his mother at…home…is…watching…and only wants to see her son succeed?

Out of everything you’ve put on my teleprompter today, this is the most helpful, Felix.

Paulo looks into the camera

Chef Paulo: Mrs. Felix, your son might get voted off of Paulo’s Kitchen. Tune in next time to see if he can win immunity and save his bacon.

Camera zooms out as Chef Paulo turns around and mutters to himself in disgust

Chef Paulo: We’re a reality show now…A FREAKIN’ REALITY SHOW!? Save his bacon? What am I thinking? First show back in a year and this happens. This. Happens.

Paulo throws his apron in frustration and it lands on the teleprompter


It's not rice to stare, so donut.

It’s not rice to stare, so donut.

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28 Responses to Paulo’s Kitchen: The Return

  1. Miriam says:

    Very entertaining Chef Paolo. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jess says:

    1. It sounds so fitting to have a man named Felix work the teleprompter.
    2. Your insults are incredible and I’ve stored them away for later use. I’ve never thought about calling someone a tic-tac before. Genius.
    3. I’m hoping all 36 donuts were for you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Paul says:

      I decided on the name Felix within two seconds. There was never another options. Haha let me know the response when you call someone a tic-tac! And in real life, the 36 donuts didn’t exist. In this blog post, more than half were probably eaten by Paulo.

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  3. casondra2rey says:

    Lmao hilarious!! and what a random combo? something sweet and savory maybe? a little dinner and dessert lol! that looks pretty delish tho. I make a pretty cook homemade Chinese rice, if I say so myself. maybe i’ll put that one up soon for ya if you’re feeling adventurous. lol.

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    • Paul says:

      I only learned to like rice 10 months ago! We’ve never even dared to try making it at home haha. And is it a random combo? I never really think about what foods go together. I basically just accumulate things that I want to eat and eat them at the same time lol.

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      • casondra2rey says:

        haha omg that funny. that’s a great way to think about it though. Why do our meals have to make any sense? as long as they taste good right. lol What was your first rice dish that changed it all for you?

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      • Paul says:

        As long as they taste good and no one gives me flack about it on instagram, meals don’t have to make sense. I was at a Japanese restaurant and they sort of put on a show in front of you while they make your food. This chef told me to open my mouth and he flung a piece of egg into my mouth from about ten feet away. I was hooked. Then I tried the rice and it wasn’t as bad as my first experience with it back when I was a little kid. For about 15 years I had said rice was terrible and I’d never eat it, but with most things in my life, the things I say I hate I eventually end up liking. It’s weird haha


      • casondra2rey says:

        Haha you just needed to give it another shot with someone who knew what they were doing. I love rice. especially Spanish rice or as I call it “red rice” lol so clever huh. plus I love those Japanese restaurants, we just got one put in our town. yay

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      • Paul says:

        It might be a few years before I graduate on to more adventurous kinds of rice. Or at least what I consider as “more adventurous”.

        Liked by 1 person

      • casondra2rey says:

        haha if you like tomato sauce, you can’t go wrong. i’ll be gentle. take your time grasshopper lol jk 😛

        Liked by 1 person

      • Paul says:

        Oh boy sounds like something I’ll have to ease into lol

        Liked by 1 person

  4. rebbit7 says:

    Haha, yesss!!! Chef Paulo’s back. Love, love, love the pun; although a very unusual combination, I can imagine that sausage, rice, and donuts might not be a bad idea! 😉 Looking forward to more from the kitchen!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Paul says:

      It was an excellent idea! I don’t really worry too much about combining foods that don’t seem to go together. I just think of what I want to eat and them eat them together haha

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Little Rants says:

    Hello, handsome donut. Now I’ll read the post.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Little Rants says:

    I’m dying. Houdini Potter meets Sally Granger in the barn magic lol!!!! Oh boy oh boy. Paulo is hilarious!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. anshurao says:

    This was a really shitty post .
    What ,Felix ,no ,it wasn’t. Sorry. My teleprompter got it wrong .good post .

    Liked by 1 person

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