Folks, food TV may have hit rock bottom (at least we hope this is rock bottom) with Extreme Chef, a Food Network show premiering June 30. Think of it as Top Chef meets Fear Factor meets GAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! From the press release: “Hosted by TV veteran and seasoned world traveler Marsh Mokhtari [They couldn’t get Curtis Stone?], each episode pushes three chefs to their physical and mental limits as they must adjust to extreme conditions and unpredictable curveballs such as swimming across a lake for ingredients and using a car engine as a makeshift stove.” A preview video (below) shows chefs killing bears and rattlesnakes! Milking cows! Cooking in rain and dust storms! Getting handcuffed! And generally running around acting like
seasoned pros tweaked-out court jesters. The press release doesn't even bother to tell us who the contestants are because, really, who cares, but the judges will include Marco Canora, as well as food writers Simon Madjumdar, Josh Ozersky, and Candice Kumai.