So it’s official, pretty much everyone knows not to accept food from Canadian anchor Leslie Horton after she brought her now infamous artichoke dip to work as part of a weeklong segment where Global News Calgary anchors show off their holiday cooking skills.
Horton was missing some ingredients for the dip so she went freestyle. “I didn’t have a lemon, so I just cut up an orange and put that in there,” Horton told her co-anchors. “And I didn’t know what spice to put in so I put celery salt and oregano in.”
Meteorologist Jordan Witzel tried it and had to spit it out. Anchor Scott Fee thought it smelled like a barn. Horton admitted on-air something went “horribly wrong.”
“It burns,” said Amber Schinkel.
“I am a terrible cook,” Horton said on the station’s website. “I could create a cookbook with all the recipes and dishes I have ruined. I need to stop improvising in the kitchen but I keep trying.”
Global seemed pretty proud of its anchors’ misfortune. “Leslie Horton’s Horrendous Holiday Artichoke Dip Goes Viral” was the headline on the station’s website.[cnet]