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Pressure Cooker

Pressure Cooker

PRESSURE COOKER is a fun and fast new food competition format that offers great takeaway in the food and travel space. It's 'The Amazing Race' meets 'Top Chef.' In each hour-long episode we're in a different American city with 3 new teams, competing for food glory, and a cash prize. One member of each team is a professional chef, while their partner (friend, relative or coworker) has no culinary expertise.The teams have 5 hours to source and prepare 3 top-class dishes - an appetizer, entrée and dessert, at a specially constructed set kitchen at an iconic location in the town or city center. With a budget of 500 bucks, a map and a smart phone (with no internet), they must source the best produce from the best local suppliers (no chain stores), and create a world class meal for our panel of judges. Points will be awarded for finding the best local foodie hotspots in addition to taste, presentation and ingenuity. Contestants can create whatever they want but one dish must be homage to the city or their interpretation of a classic local dish.

Burlington, VT
The contestants race through the farmlands in Vermont to gather locally raised or grown seasonal foods and create a unique farm-to-table meal for the jury.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Saturday,20 Oct, 2018 - 09:50
  • Saturday,20 Oct, 2018 - 14:00
  • Sunday,21 Oct, 2018 - 06:05
  • Sunday,21 Oct, 2018 - 12:05
Portland, Maine
Using the bounty of the sea and other regional and seasonal ingredients in Portland, three teams try to prepare an entree and a dessert for the natives of Maine to taste.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Monday,22 Oct, 2018 - 18:05
  • Saturday,27 Oct, 2018 - 09:50
  • Saturday,27 Oct, 2018 - 14:00
  • Sunday,28 Oct, 2018 - 06:05
  • Sunday,28 Oct, 2018 - 12:05
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Three teams, with limited navigational tools, try to gather the ingredients to reinvent Philadelphia's famed street food into a unique culinary experience.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Monday,29 Oct, 2018 - 18:05