Athena Reich & Jase Grimm's Host GLBT Web Series CURIOUS COOK

Penny Lane Pictures presents the LGBT cooking web series Curious Cook. Pride, New York City, and of course good eats! Not simply a web series, The Curious Cook invites its viewers, friends, and fans to participate and engage. Hosted by Athena Reich and Jase Grimm, The Curious Cook helps viewers learn new recipes and meet intriguing GLBT guests in the community.


Athena Reich is an award winning singer/songwriter, actress TV Host / Personality, Lady Gaga impersonator and Arts Educator. She has performed and taught in performance halls, colleges, and on radio & TV across North America & Europe. Athena is originally from Toronto, but is currently based out of New York City. Athena is the original host of The Curious Cook and won "Best Host" at LA Web Fest for season 1. She started experimenting with recipes when she was 10 years old, and loves bringing creativity to the kitchen. Athena has always been out as a public figure and is passionate about featuring other prominent members of the LGBT community on the show.

Jase Grimm was raised amongst the bluffs in the driftless region of the midwest by his amazing, eclectic family. After a brief stint dabbling in the arts he found his calling at Le Cordon Bleu, Chicago and began his culinary career as a dishwasher the vegetarian Handlebar where he learned to bust his ass and show no mercy in the kitchen. Under the guidance of bitchin lesbian chef, Jennifer Cooley, Jase quickly moved up through the ranks and by the time he graduated with his Associates in Culinary arts, he was a full blown line cook. Bidding adieu to the midwest, his calling has taken him on cooking adventures from Alaska to Antarctica and finally landed him in The Hustle and bustle of Manhattan and on the set of The Curious Cook. Jase has now been cooking professionally for 6 years and his food can be described as simple, honest and comforting; he emphasizes the use of local, organic and seasonal ingredients and doesn't skimp when it comes to calories or flavor. "Food is love" - Chef Jase Grimm

Pride, New York City, and of course good eats! Not simply a web series, The Curious Cook invites its viewers, friends, and fans to participate and engage.

There is a new show every Wednesday starting October 1st.
Upcoming guests include: Americas Next Top Model Kim Stolz, recording artist Keo Nozari, playwright Susan Miller, drag superstar Dallas Dubois and many more.

Founded in 2012, Penny Lane Pictures is an award winning production company based out of New York City. With a focus on reality television, scripted television, and web series we want to give our viewers a chance to escape reality and find themselves immersed in a world that until now they have only wished to be a part of.

Samantha Abby is the founder and producer of Penny Lane Pictures, LLC, an independent production company based out of New York City with a focus on web-based content as well as reality and scripted television. She is the creator of the award-winning web series The Curious Cook, and currently has many other projects in development. Samantha recently launched a subsidiary of Penny Lane Pictures called Loose Change Services, which provides professional services that create high quality promotional videos and cutting edge admission videos for students and professionals. Visit her websites:,

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