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Jul 22, 2008 07:13 AM

Food Network looking for really bad cooks

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  1. Are they looking to replace Sandra Lee?

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    1. re: LabRat

      Now here is a thought, why don't we write in Sandra Lee, RR, and the lot. Think they'd get the hint?

    2. This is so full of possibilities....

      Scene 1:

      Bad cook: I just set fire to the kitchen and I made your idiot proof recipe a total disaster. I am so sorry...

      Paula Deen and Sandra Lee: Thrown some butter on it and no one will notice. Pass the damned bottle.

      Scene 2:

      Head of FN Programming: You have just won the New Food Network Star Contest!!

      Bad Cooks: But we are here for remedial cooking lesson for the bad cook contest.

      Head of FN programming: Same difference! Here, you get your own cooking show, now get out there make some money for me!!!

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      1. re: Phaedrus

        LOL! Both scenarios are possible. :-)

        But has anyone else wondered if they'll actually get the worst cook or someone pretending to be really bad in the kitchen just to get on TV?

        1. re: Phaedrus

          phaedrus, thanks for the laugh. scenario 1 is hilarious!

          1. re: ChefJune

            Hey Chef June!

            I was one of the Worst Cooks! And I can tell you, they are absolute true chefs and I was an absolute nightmare in the kitchen! This expirience changed my life and my health! I am now hoping to enroll in culinary school this coming spring or fall! (As soon as I can get the funding together:) I never knew this is what I always wanted to do. i hope you enjoy the show!!!

          2. With all the "fix it" shows - fashion, raising kids, training dogs and home improvement, this seems like the next logical step.

            The premise sounds interesting and I'd be willing to watch the first few episodes to see how terrible these cooks are, how/what the professionals teach these horrible cooks and the end results. Not being a professional, I'm always interested in learning something new. Am I asking too much of the Food Network? lol.

            Hopefully, the teachers are true professional chefs and not the Rachael Ray, Sandra Lee and Paula Deen's of FN. Also, if the show follow the typical formula, the show will have two host offering quirky banter. A cute woman and a metrosexual man???

            1. Sign me up! Would my humpty dumpty Elvis cake count? Or my spongy, blue "yolkless eggs" from when Dunlop was COTM? Or, how about my elephant man-like souffle from the unused cookbook thread?

              I wouldn't suppose there's a million dollar prize involved? After all, I would have to be humiliated on national television...


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              1. re: The Dairy Queen

                Ding, ding, ding - ladies and gents, we HAVE a winnah! ;-)

                Oh, TDQ, that blue egg one would DEFINITELY get you on the show! LOL

                1. re: LindaWhit

                  Sadly, it tasted as awful as it looked.


                  1. re: The Dairy Queen

                    But it looks like your second try at those eggs worked a good bit better. But the blue eggs would work better for this show. :-)

                2. re: The Dairy Queen

                  Dear DQ, I have to say for the most unique execution of eggs, you win.
                  I just don't want to see Sandra Lee stealing your idea. After all you own it.

                  I think your successes with cooking good food are by far greater than your mishaps :)