- By Paige Petrone
- Photo Courtesy of Food Network
During the past year I’ve watched more than my share of television! Most series, films, and shows have focused on serious subjects and we all know the news has been depressing so I was looking for something new that was silly and funny. Worst Cooks in America is it! The show is seriously corny with goofball antics. Who knew it would be so “laugh out loud” funny to watch people (or recruits, as they are called on the series) cook badly. The recruits are clueless with most of them not even knowing how to hold a knife let alone chop in uniform.
Chef Anne Burrell is at the helm and leads the games with another (revolving) celebrity chef. This season she is paired with Chef Carla Hall. In each episode, the recruits are split into two teams and compete against each other for advantages in the cooking challenges that follow. Lots of hijinks with lots of falling down! They’re also blindfolded and taste things to figure out what’s in front of them. Then the chefs give them a fast tutorial on preparation of some pretty high-end meals. Not sure if I could make them and I’m a pretty good chef myself. These meals are prepared by the recruits in the entree round and then judged. The worst dish from each team goes home weekly. Really silly stuff but oh so funny! Check it out.
Worst Cooks in America is on Food Network and Discovery+.