‘Crime Scene Kitchen’ is a different cooking competition on FOX

“Crime Scene Kitchen,” Fox’s newest food series, is a twisted breath of fresh air for a competitive cooking show. And I mean twisted.

Each of the first two episodes featured six teams of two. They all have widely differing experience and relationships. They have varying levels of experience. All are competing for a $100,000 prize.

Each team is sent into a “crime scene” where a dessert has disappeared. They must look over the kitchen, see what pans have been used, what ingredients remain and might be left in a bowl and what’s in the sink waiting to be washed. Dun, dunn, dunnn!

Then they each return to their little blocked off kitchens. There’s no peeking at your competitors for this show. There, in private, each team deciphers the clues and concludes what dessert was made. Then they have two hours to make the exact same dessert.

Hilarity ensues.

On the first episode, one team made such ridiculous assumptions, not once but twice, that they were voted off. You can also get voted off for baking a bad dessert. But if you make the correct dessert, you have a fighting chance for the big money.

On the second episode, only one team missed the boat but they did it in spectacular fashion.