Is Food Network bringing sexy back?

Food Network and People Magazine are teaming up to redefine the phrase "it's so hot in the kitchen". They are set to produce a new one hour special which will bring together ten of "the country's most beautiful and talented male chefs" for a competition to determine who is the sexiest chef alive

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The hour-long program, which will be broadcast on November 1, will be hosted by People's editor-in-chief Jess Cagle. The magazine hasn't released any names for the competition but has said the  nominees won't be culinary superstars but rather "up and coming" chefs.

Many celebrity chefs have landed in People's annual "Sexiest Man Alive" issue, including Curtis Stone, Jamie Oliver, Tom Colicchio, James Briscione,  and Franco Noriega (who started out as an underwear model before turning to cooking). Perhaps we should file this new program under 'it was bound to happen' and/or 'only in the United States'.

2 Comments

  • Bloominanglophile  on  9/13/2018 at 5:48 AM

    I loved Food Network when it first started up. Haven't watched it in over 10 years. I'm afraid this programming won't bring me back as a viewer!

  • Thrasymachus  on  9/14/2018 at 2:07 AM

    They wouldn't get away with a show called 'Top 10 sexiest female chefs' so why is ok for them to reduce male chefs to little more than sex objects? If I watch channels such as Food Network I watch it to be inspired, certainly not to see something like this

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