You know M and I are couch potatoes and we watch tons of TV. Right now we are still hyped by the current season of "The Amazing Race" and really excited for the finale this Sunday! We've watched every season so far, and this is acutally the first one, "our" teams made it into the top 4. I'm a jinx and sometimes I'd rather refuse to pick a team, cause usually, if I pick them, they won´t make it past the 3rd leg of the race. I mean bad luck I guess. BUT: Woooohoooo, my Chippendales and M's Twinnies are still racing!
I guess I spread my luck lately. Cause another show we watched, was "Chef Race - US vs. UK". Guess what? We love race shows ;oD! And my favourite contestant won! Ha!
Here´s a summary from cinemablend.com:
Americans like their cooking shows. The same can likely be said for the U.K., so it seems both fitting and exciting to learn that a competition series is in the works to pit British chefs against American chefs in what sounds like an Amazing Race-type competition series with a culinary twist.
Fittingly titled Chef Race: UK Vs. U.S., from what Deadline is reporting, the American chefs might have a slight advantage here, as the series will be set in the U.S. Produced by U.K. chef Jamie Oliver for BBC America, the series will have eight American chefs and eight British chefs racing from Los Angeles to New York in an effort to win $100k. " The contestants have no money and minimal resources, so they must use their resourcefulness, ingenuity, leadership and finesse along with their cooking skills to win."
With the competition set on U.S. soil, the Americans may have home-court advantage on their side. But, of course, the language is the same, and it sounds like cooking know-how may be the most important asset for a competition like this.
While I'm thinking the competitors will be relative unknowns, we'll be seeing some familiar faces on the series, as MasterChef's Richard Corrigan will be on hand as a judge and mentor, and the Food Network's Claire Robinson is set to host. And given the similarities between the format of this one and The Amazing Race, it's good to know that TAR's Amy Chacon is among the executive producers on the series.
As a fan of cooking shows and The Amazing Race, this one sounds like it could be a winner. I especially love watching people cook fast and under pressure. It's a bizarre thing, I'll admit, but it's the reason I'm loving MasterChef right now. If there's fire, that's a bonus too. We'll have to wait and see if Chef Race: UK Vs. U.S. involves rapid cooking challenges when it premieres this fall."
This show indeed was extra cool, cause it included racing AND food. We love food. We love cooking.
The challenges were awesome, sometimes yucky though. Poor Claire Robinson - she had to eat some pretty weird stuff as a host of this show!
There were 10 episodes. All chefs started in Santa Monica, and raced across the country to the final location: New York! I picked Stan as my favourite chef in the 2nd episode already. He seemed to be the nicest guy, not trying to be in the center of attention all the time. He looks like the nice guy next door, who invites you for BBQ and an ice cold beer every weekend.
Since I am european ;o) I sure picked someone from the team UK as well: Rebecca Marshman, 19 year old girl from Surrey/UK. She was doing pretty good! I felt sorry when she got eliminated...
But: Stan was still on board! He was the only amateur chef on the race, and he WON!!! Woooohooooo! Sidenote: I accidently found out that he won BEFORE we watched the finale, when I was browsing through Facebook and opened a PDF.. But I didn´t tell M I already knew who's going to win. So shhhhhhhhht!
Did you guys watch the show? If not, go ahead and watch it!!! Oh, but now you will know who won. Ummmmmm - sorry! :oD
But it´s never too late to dislike Cody! What? Who's Cody? Watch the show and you will find out!
Have a lovely day!
A BIG "Thank you!!" to Stan, for giving me permission to use some pictures from his Facebook site to pimp this post!