SPIKE TV Searches for America’s Unique and Most Delicious Food Creations “FrankenFood”
The Frankenstein of food has finally come to a head with FRANKENFOOD, a new show on Spike TV looking to find the newest food craze. Each episode of “Frankenfood” features the best and worst local amateur food innovators competing head-to-head in order to get their unexpected food concoctions onto the menu of a popular local restaurant, win a $10,000 cash grand prize and possibly create the next big food craze.
Outside of the show, chefs strive to push the envelope and stand out by creating new concepts all the time! Some hybrid dishes become a viral sensation, such as the cronut by Dominque Ansel and others flop. Some that stood out this year, includes the Ramen Burger, which was showcased at Smorgasburg | A Brooklyn Flea Food Market.. what else did we have ‘taco waffle’ A cheeseburger with doughnuts for buns supposedly named for the late Luther Vandross, etc. Some of last year’s creations are below. Some highlights from this show range from a triple-decker pastrami donut sandwich to fried PB&J fish sticks and Gyro egg rolls to a cheesecake burger, the food creations on this series range from the good, the bad and the truly inedible!
The show launched this past week with Episodes that can be seen on Spike TV on Sundays at 10 & 10:30 PM, ET/PT. Viewers will get a look into the kitchen to see how these budding culinary artists whip up their inventive food combinations and find out the inspiration behind their dishes. Ranging from old family recipes to regional specialties and even hangover remedies, “Frankenfood” will bring to light some of the most mouth-watering and sometimes stomach churning combinations ever conceived.
It’s up to superstar executive chef Josh Capon, a four time winner of Rachael Ray’s “Burger Bash,” and world-renown cheesesteak king, Tony Luke Jr., along with a rotating panel of culinary experts serving as judges to decide which creative and often outlandish dish earns a spot on the menu.
Guest judges, restaurants and cities featured in season one of “Frankenfood” are James Freeman of Sweet Science in Brooklyn, NY; Camila Castaneda of Lillies in NYC; Nick Seretis of Jefferson Diner in NJ; Bobby Fisher of Molly Malloy’s in Philadelphia; Billy Dec of Rockit Bar & Grill and Brendan Joyce of Reggies Club in Chicago; Krysta McFarland of The Wicked Hop in Milwaukee, WI; Ashley Fric of J Black’s Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge in Austin, TX; Jeff Dietzman of LUCK in Dallas, TX and Barrett Black of Black’s Barbecue in Lockhart, TX.