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Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby Jenise » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:50 pm

Per Eater.com:

Time Machine Chefs, a show that promises/threatens to allow its contestants "to be a chef in 1416 A.D., or to cook in a medieval castle for kings and queens during the Tudor era," is coming to ABC August 16. The show is the latest ABC project in the food arena: with The Chew premiering last year and the Anthony Bourdain/Nigella Lawson competition series The Taste coming this fall.

And they're pulling out big names to do so: the contestants participating in this chronological journey are chefs Art Smith, Chris Cosentino (both of whom are also on this season of Top Chef Masters, premiering on July 25th), Jill Davie and Ilan Hall. The judges are Los Angeles chef and cookbook author Nancy Silverton, New York professional culinary technowizard Dave Arnold, and London chef/cookbook author Silvena Rowe, who will select one of the contestants to be crowned "The Greatest Chef in History." A teaser of the pilot...includes a Tudor-era rotisserie system that is powered by tiny dogs in hamster wheels.


But forget about the Time Machine. Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson????????
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Re: Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby Jon Peterson » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:16 pm

Time Machine Chef? Please say it isn't so. I am reality showed out and I don't even watch them.!
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Re: Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby Jenise » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:31 pm

I know, beyond stupid, isn't it? I saw a trailer for the show--pretty awful. I can't imagine the thinking person who could enjoy watching someone try to make food with no running water.
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Re: Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby Jenise » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:55 pm

Make that three.

Just found out about another show on the Game Show Network (I never knew there WAS such a network until just now). Here you go:

GSN (formerly the Game Show Network) is launching a new series called Beat the Chefs. Sadly it's not a bloody, bare-knuckled Fight Club-style battle between chefs, instead it's just a show in which "amateur home cooks pit their recipes and their cooking skills against professional chefs." The professional chefs in this case are: Beau MacMillan (chef of Sanctuary in Phoenix), Antonia Lofaso (former Top Chef cheftestapant) and Jeff Henderson (probably most well known from Food Network's The Chef Jeff Project).

The show will be hosted by Matt Rogers, supposedly a finalist on the third season of American Idol. The judges will be "renowned food and travel journalist" Brad A. Johnson and blogger Christy Jordan. They'll be joined by guest judges including actor Eric Roberts; television personality Cristina Ferrare; author Julie Powell, and Melissa Rycroft, a finalist from Dancing with the Stars. According to the press release, Beat the Chefs is "an hour-long show, in which everyday people who love to cook set out to prove that their family recipes are worth prize money and bragging rights."


Don't think we'll see Mario anywhere near that one, either.
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Re: Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:31 am

I can only hope that the Bourdain/Lawson one is some sort of clever parody of the genre. Sadly, I'm guessing this will not be the case.

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Re: Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby David M. Bueker » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:10 am

Now if it was a bare knuckle fight between Bourdain and Lawson I would watch that.
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Re: Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby Carl Eppig » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:01 am

Mike Filigenzi wrote:I can only hope that the Bourdain/Lawson one is some sort of clever parody of the genre. Sadly, I'm guessing this will not be the case.


David M. Bueker wrote:Now if it was a bare knuckle fight between Bourdain and Lawson I would watch that.


In these and all cases I'll be rooting for Nigella!
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Re: Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby Bill Spohn » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:55 pm

Jenise wrote:But forget about the Time Machine. Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson????????


If its a face off in a vat of chocolate pudding, I might watch, otherwise.....

This is starting to sound like those strange Japanese game shows that no one can understand (including, I suspect, the Japanese).

Wake me up when they start running a topless deep frying show....
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Re: Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby Jenise » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:25 pm

Bill Spohn wrote:
Wake me up when they start running a topless deep frying show....


Speaking of that, wasn't there a Canadian cooking show some years ago where the host and hostess wore nothing but aprons?
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Re: Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby Bill Spohn » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:45 pm

Jenise wrote:
Bill Spohn wrote:
Wake me up when they start running a topless deep frying show....


Speaking of that, wasn't there a Canadian cooking show some years ago where the host and hostess wore nothing but aprons?


Barely Cooking - I never saw it although it was made here.

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Re: Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby Jenise » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:20 pm

Bill Spohn wrote:Barely Cooking - I never saw it although it was made here.


Well, you won't be able to say that after watching this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGzrstBcpfk
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Re: Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby Bill Spohn » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:30 pm

Oh my!

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Re: Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby Barb Downunder » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:56 am

But forget about the Time Machine. Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson????????

Jenise that got my interest, so a quick google turned up


Produced by Kinetic Content, The Taste will be hosted by no-holds-barred chef Anthony Bourdain and British food star Nigella Lawson. Four culinary experts will each mentor a team of competing pro and amateur cooks as they vie to turn out the tastiest dish. The groups will face team and individual challenges through elimination rounds. ABC has ordered 8 episodes from Seven One International, the international sales arm of Red Arrow Entertainment Group which backs Santa Monica-based Kinetic. In June, the network posted a casting notice for the then-untitled show saying it was on a “nationwide search for all types of cooks from all backgrounds with range of cooking styles.” Bourdain is also readying a new weekend program for CNN that he’ll host in 2013.

Not nearly as exciting as where my imagination was taking me! :D
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Re: Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:38 am

Barb Downunder wrote:Not nearly as exciting as where my imagination was taking me! :D
Just more of the same old by the sound of it


Yeah, it's just what we need. Another one of those shows.

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Re: Two new cheffy shows coming up next season

Postby GeoCWeyer » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:46 am

After reading years ago a book that I think was entitled "Tales of The Table" History of Western Cuisine I honestly would not like to sample any of the medieval dishes. I don't think that the Elizabethian dishes were too palatable either. Doing modern cuisine under those conditions doesn't make sense and who would want to taste the ungodly dishes of the period! Think fowl that has been hung for a week or so before being cleaned!
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