You might be familiar with the television show Chef in Your Ear on the Food Network - the reality competition series in which chefs vie to see which of them is able to coach a completely clueless cook through preparing a restaurant-quality dish without setting foot in the kitchen with the newbie. The chefs watch the rookie on a monitor from a remote booth and communicate instructions only via an earpiece.
A similar concept was adapted for a French-speaking audience in Québec. The show is called Un chef à l'oreille and airs on Friday evenings on Radio-Canada.
The show's premise is that "delicious fun happens when two extremes come together: talented chefs and kitchen rookies". Clueless cooks keep viewers watching as much as, if not more than, learning serious cooking skills from top chefs.
It might do just fine in Québec but the show's producers might face a different challenge in Québec.
Quebeckers are likely not as clueless in the kitchen.
According to findings from our What Québec Wants study in 2014, French-speaking Quebeckers are more likely to agree with the following statements than English-speaking Canadians in the ROC, and also, in most cases, than English-speaking Quebeckers.
French-speaking Quebeckers might find that having a chef whisper in their ears is just a nuisance.