So We’re Doing Survivalism in Cooking Shows Now
“Chefs vs. Wild” throws chefs in the wilderness, asking them to source enough wild ingredients to create a fine dining meal
Right now, cooking competition shows feel like they’re in the midst of an arms race of absurdity. Each new show attempts to make the process of cooking even more challenging in its own unique way, like the switcheroo kitchens in Gordon Ramsay’s Next Level Chef, or the trompe l’oeil trickery of Is It Cake? But forthcoming series Chefs vs. Wild ups the ante significantly, challenging its contestants to hunt, fish, forage, and cook, all in the middle of nowhere.
In each episode of Chefs vs. Wild, produced by David Chang in conjunction with Vox Media Studios, two contestants will be helicoptered into remote locations where they’ll be tasked with sourcing enough wild ingredients to create a fine dining meal. (Vox Media Studios is part of Eater’s … Read more