|These woman know how to cook. From left, Danielle Vara Aleman, Dene Vara, Dianna Vara and Stefani Vara. |
One evening, Stefani Vara found herself in the kitchen with her sisters, her mother and her grandmother, eating, arguing and talking about life. And she had an idea.
"We were all laughing and saying things that you wouldn't normally say in front of your mother, and I thought to myself, this would be a great show," Vara explains.
Vara and her sisters grew up in the kitchen of her parents' Mexican restaurant, Casa de Vara, in Baytown, so food has always been an integral part of the family's life. After getting her mother and sisters on board, Vara and the family launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise production funds. The foursome exceeded their $10,000 fundraising goal, and quickly got to work on eight episodes of their show, "Comida Caliente," which will premiere on the Comida Caliente YouTube channel on October 1.
The show will star Dene Vara, the matriarch and keeper of the recipes, Danielle Vara Aleman, the oldest daughter, who is married and has four children, Stefani Vara, the middle daughter, who is a professional singer, and Dianna Vara, the youngest, who claims to be the best cook of the sisters. Together, the four, who describe themselves as the Mexican Kardashians, will recreate some of their favorite Tex-Mex recipes, and they promise there will be plenty of hilarious and intimate moments along the way.
"It's a reality-style cooking show, but it's also so much more than that," Danielle explains. "It's a celebration of culture and family and sisterhood, and I think people can get on board with that. We've got all levels of cooking in our family, and that's what makes it relatable."More »