Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NBC's 'Food Fighters' Features Many Food Network Chefs

Photo - NBC
NBC is premiering a new food competition show tonight at 8pm called Food Fighters, which is hosted by Adam Richman.  In the show, amateur cooks cook their signature dish, and go up against professional chefs to try to win over a dinner party consisting of the the American public.  There are five professional chefs per episode, and each professional chef the amateur cooks beat, the prize gets larger, with the top prize being $100,000.

Looking at the previews on the NBC website, a lot of Food Network chefs/personalities will be competing as the professional chefs on the show.  Some include:
  • Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes)
  • Michele Ragussis (Food Network Star Season 8)
  • Vic Vegas (Food Network Star Season 7)
  • Jet Tila (Iron Chef America, Cutthroat Kitchen, Guy's Grocery Games)
  • Eric Greenspan (Next Iron Chef)
  • Elizabeth Falkner (Next Iron Chef)
  • Cat Cora (Iron Chef America, America's Best Cook)
  • G. Garvin (Guy's Grocery Games, Cooking Channel)
  • Marcel Vigneron (Next Iron Chef)
  • Antonia Lofaso (Cutthroat Kitchen)

I am sure there are others, but these are just the ones that you could tell by looking at photos and videos on the Food Fighters website.  There are also a lot of chefs that have appeared on Bravo's Top Chef that will be appearing on the show if you are a fan of Top Chef.

So if you don't want to watch Chopped reruns on Tuesdays at 8pm on the Food Network, this is another option for a cooking show with Food Network stars.

30 comments:

  1. Sounds like a cross between Rocco's Dinner Party and Throwdown..

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  2. After his hate filled diatribe, I think I'll pass on this one.

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  3. Ooh! When was that?

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  4. Pretty recent... Travel Channel actually pulled his new show because of it.

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  5. I'm really surprised they kept him onboard after Travel Channel dropped him, though they apparently made him go grovel on the Today Show this morning.

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  6. Whoa! I had no idea, but I had noticed his new show had disappeared.

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  7. NBC doesn't own Travel Channel; Scripps does (along with Food Network and HGTV). For whatever that's worth, maybe it explains why Adam's on NBC.

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  8. ...or if you have a DVR, you can have Chopped AND this show!

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  9. True. I just meant that the Today Show seems to be the preferred place where publicists send their clients to beg forgiveness.

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  10. Princess StarlightJuly 22, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    What baffles me is that people were congratulating the jerk for telling others to go kill themselves. While I agree both are in the wrong, there is no reason to go on a tirade, "celebrity" or not, should be telling anyone to go kill themselves.

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  11. Got it! But NBC is the network for Food Fighters—although it does own Bravo—so it's not beholden to Travel Channel's sensibilities. Also, I'm guessing the Today appearance is an attempt by NBC to protect its interests since it owns both shows.

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  12. This sentence from his 'apology' really got me: "I know that my mom raised me better than that, and I was raised to know human beings don't talk that way to each other, and if you're someone on television, it's irresponsible."
    .....and if you're someone on television, it's irresponsible. Really? Those kinds of comments aren't irresponsible at any time? What if that woman really had grabbed a razor blade and drawn a bath? Amazing that he thinks it's only irresponsible because he's on TV.

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  13. Missed the first episode, but the reviews have been scathing, and the results appear fixed.

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  14. Link? Not that it would surprise me. I'm inherently skeptical of shows where home cooks beat pros.

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  15. I Googled "Food Fighters Recap" and got a whole list to link to. They're all pretty nasty.

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  16. I agree with what you read. $60,000 won on the first show by beating 4 chefs? Really? Even with the problems she had? Something stinks.

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  17. http://realityrewind.com/food-fighters-2014-recap-premiere-the-battles-begin-3531743/
    Just one.

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  18. What smells is the burnt salmon.

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  19. This aired already? I swore I saw maybe one TV promo, and that the show had a different name.

    They should change it anyway. Makes me think that Dave Grohl is going to show up and play "My Hero" and "Monkey Wrench".

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  20. I'm guessing this was already in the can before Richman opened his mouth and put his foot in it, and NBC already put too much money in the show to yank it from air or re-do the show with a new host. The best thing they can do is have Adam do an apology tour on talk shows as damage control and let the furor die down.

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  21. This show stinks... Talk about rigged

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  22. These shows are a year old... This is basically what one would call a "Summer Filler"

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  23. This show was done in 2013, several months before his crazy tweet.

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  24. ...or Learning To Fly, or for this show "Best Of You."

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  25. Jet Tila & Antonia Lofaso were on this show even before they even judged their first Cutthroat Kitchen episode. I think these shows that are airing were produced around Spring 2013.

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  26. Cat Cora beats some of the best chefs in the world on Iron Chef, but can't beat some random home chefs?

    Give me a break. Is anyone actually gullible enough to believe this craps?

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  27. It is believable because of the judges. She tried to serve medium pork and the Average American wants pork and salmon super well done or they send it back for being "raw". Same with pasta, in middle America they want it soft, not Al Dente.

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  28. Lorena Garcia is terrible, every time its like "IN my country we don't have hamburgers so I made a taco"n "we don;t have biscuits so I made an empanada"...

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