When Anderson posted an image to Instagram of the grilled chicken in a can she made for the show on August 22, a fan asked her in the comments why she was always outside when shooting The Kitchen. “Although I’m a public person, I’m quite private,” she replied. “Never when taking this job/show was there a line about invading my home and sanctuary.”
Then in November on Instagram, Anderson said she was unfazed by the cold. “I dunno about you, but I LOVE layer season,” she wrote. In the middle of January, back on Instagram, she said, “I’m also still outdoors by choice because I felt most safe there.” By this time, as Distractify reported, production of The Kitchen had returned to the studio. Anderson chose to continue shooting her segments at home.
In yet another Instagram photo showing Anderson cooking outside, from February 6, she gets more specific about why she won’t film indoors. “I have autoimmune issues as well as my camera man,” she wrote in the comments under this post. “Outside is safer with less crew. It’s about my health.” Which just goes to show that Anderson and her crew had a good reason for staying out of her kitchen all these months during the pandemic.
Fans can see Anderson on two new shows premiering soon: My Fave vs. Your Fave on the Cooking Channel, and Easter Basket Challenge on the Food Network.