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Syfy to Launch a ... Cooking Show?!

by Kim Potts, posted May 28th 2010 10:40AM
Not just a cooking show, Syfy devoted. A cooking show hosted by that 'Top Chef' season 2 dude who was not among the all-time favorite cheftestants: Marcel Vigneron.

Spiky-haired 'Top Chef' runner-up Vigneron will host 'Marcel's Quantum Kitchen,' a series that will revolve around his penchant for using the science of cooking. From the press release announcing the show: "molecular gastronomist" Vigneron, as the head of a new catering and event company, will use his foodie skills and his know-how for planning over-the-top soirees, "which range from a fairytale graduation party and a Goth-rock fashion show to a birthday dinner held on a platform suspended in mid-air."

Marcel and company will "tap the depths of their imagination and culinary talents to create everything from the immersive décor to a delicious menu that emphasizes Marcel's unique brand of avant-garde cooking."

Hmmm, but will the hybrid cooking/party planning series be as cool as Planet Green's 'Future Food,' which finds Chicago chefs Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche using their scientific lab/kitchen to dream up food like an entire seafood meal that doesn't actually use seafood, a menu of tasty treats whipped up from recycled day-old bread and edible packing peanuts?

On a more familiar note, Syfy is also launching yet another supernatural-themed series with 'Paranormal Witness,' about those who've lived through experiences with ghosts and aliens and are anxious to share their tales, and in a series that seems much more appropriate for Syfy, 'Face Off' will be a competition series for special-effects make-up artists.

Meanwhile, if Marcel's new cooking gig doesn't pan out, SyFy might consider Jimmy Kimmel's idea for a cooking show that would be perfect on the network: 'IronMan Chef America':

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Neville R

And thus the SFC marches toward oblivion at a rapid pace.

March 11 2011 at 9:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sounds rather like a rip-off of Heston Blumenthal's Heston's Feasts, which have been shown over here in the UK for a couple of years.

May 31 2010 at 4:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

And they wonder why people aren't watching their series. They've veered so far beyond their original concept they've become an utter farce.

May 28 2010 at 6:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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