For fans of cooking competition shows and for those who are also fans of marijuana, the two are combining fo a Food Network television show that may blow these fans’ socks off.
Called “Chopped 420”, the new Food Network competition show will be hosted by comedian Ron Funches and will air on April 20th on Discovery+. April 20th is incidentally the annual holiday for the cannabis space.
The cannabis themed show is a twist on its cooking competition “Chopped,” which will task contestants to cook with cannabis, according to a Deadline report.
“Chopped 420” will reportedly feature four chefs competing for culinary supremacy as well as a $10,000 grand prize.
The chefs will use a basket of ingredients to create a full course meal comprised of an appetizer, main course and dessert, which will all have cannabis incorporated.
The Deadline report has said the show will feature chef judges including Esther Choi, Luke Reyes and Sam Talbot, along with cannabis activist Laganja Estranja and comic Tacarra Williams.
The new series will mark the “first time in Chopped history” that chefs will “utilize cannabis to enhance their dishes,” says Food Network president Courtney White. “Viewers are in for a wild ride.”
The times are certainly changing and with more support to end prohibition, the cannabis cooking trend is heating up.
It should be noted that the use and possession of cannabis is illegal under federal law for any purpose.
According to data from PeerLogix, an advertising and technology company, more than a million households in the U.S. in 2019 were streaming cannabis cooking shows such as Vice’s “Bong Appetite” and Netflix’s “Cooking on High,” among others.