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Food Network Adding Cannabis Cooking Show ‘Chopped 420’ | 106.1 KMEL

Just in time for 4/20! The Food Network is getting ready to launch a true “high concept” television series.

‘Chopped 420’ a spin-off of the popular Chopped series, in which four chefs battle it out through appetizer, main course and dessert stages using picnic baskets filled with challenging foods.

As the name of the new series suggests, it will explore cannabis cookery as a basket element.

The host will be comedian Ron Funches, and judges include chefs Esther Choi, Luke Reyes and Sam Talbot; drag performer and cannabis activist Laganja Estranja, and comedian Tacarra Williams.

The show will start streaming

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Food Network debuting cannabis cooking show ‘Chopped 420’

The Food Network has high hopes for cannabis content.

The network is launching “Chopped 420,” a new twist on its cooking competition “Chopped,” which will task contestants to cook with cannabis, Deadline reported.

The network is launching "Chopped 420," a new twist on its cooking competition "Chopped." (iStock). 

The network is launching “Chopped 420,” a new twist on its cooking competition “Chopped.”

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Food Network reveals Chopped 420, a cannabis cooking competition

Food Network plans to launch a spinoff of its popular Chopped cooking competition. The new series, Chopped 420, will feature contestants who compete with each other to prepare meals using provided ingredients — one of which will be cannabis, which is now legal at the recreational level in a number of US states.

Cannabis cooking shows are a thing, but they’ve largely existed as YouTube series. Netflix got in on the genre last year with its Cooking with Cannabis reality show, which is joined by select other shows like Bong Appetite and Cooking on High.

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How to Eat Healthy When You’re Tired of Cooking | Food Network Healthy Eats: Recipes, Ideas, and Food News

For many of us, the thrill of making sourdough starters and slow-roasted meals has been replaced with kitchen burnout. When the pandemic first hit, people were actively seeking ways to make food more exciting since so many of our favorite restaurants were forced to shut down. My social media feed was filled with impressive food photos and I felt the urge to try out recipes I had bookmarked years ago. It was all going great … until it wasn’t. I quickly became exhausted and noticed that other people were over it too. As chaotic as this past year has been,

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What Is a Tagine? | Shopping : Food Network

Both the conical earthenware pot and the dish prepared in that cooking vessel share the name of tagine. History tells us that the nomads in North Africa used this timeless pot as a “portable oven,” which allowed them to prepare food while moving from one place to another. Due to its ancient nomadic origins, the tagine dish is from Berber cuisine. However, over the centuries, the dish was influenced by different civilizations including Arab, Moorish and Ottoman and became one of the most emblematic dishes of Moroccan cuisine.

Tagines were formerly placed on an open fire for cooking,

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Bay Area chef heads to Alaska to compete for $50K on Food Network show

When Danville chef Aly Romero first showed up in Alaska with her teammates to compete on the newest season of “The Great Food Truck Race,” she wasn’t exactly dressed for the occasion.

“We showed up in jeans and sneakers,” said Romero, laughing. “It’s the kind of cold where people tell you it’s going to be cold, but you don’t really realize what that feels like until you get there.”

Celebrity chef Tyler Florence dubbed this season of “The Great Food Truck Race” as its “most extreme season ever,” with the frigid conditions of Alaska playing a large part in the

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