Really? I think Food Network has really outdone themselves with this show. The premise is rather simple, the chefs have to choose the worst cooks out of 24 initial cooks. And these people are bad. They’ve pretty much been singled out as people who could boil water without burning something.
It’s rather like watching a train wreck. These poor people can’t cook worth a damn. But that’s ok. If you can serve say a can of tomato soup, that’s not so bad isn’t it? Well, that’s what one of the contestant did. Wow, that’s nothing, I’m pretty sure almost anyone can successfully make a Campbell tomato soup dish.
The final end game of the show is of course for the last two standing cooks to make a dish for a panel of food critics, who supposedly have no idea they’re really cooking for them, and instead, Ann Burrell and Beau MacMillan, the Chefs of the red and blue team, are cooking for them. Of course, the reputation of the chefs are in peril.
This just seems to be a competition of who is a better instructor, and how fast they can teach. The cooks are just a bonus (if you can see it that way) to the show. There’s a lot of tears, a lot of under/overcooked meals.
How does this show seem to you? Is it as much a train wreck as I see it? I just think some of the cooks have got to be exaggerating their skills (or non skills) in cooking. But damn, I just can’t help but watch it.