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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
flotsky

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
Jimmy_MO

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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