Carla Hall to Star in Netflix’s New Food Competition Show “Crazy Delicious”
I hope you’re ready to get cozy and hibernate this winter, because there’s some pretty exciting news from Netflix that was announced this week: the enthusiastic and amazing Carla Hall, previously of The Chew and Top Chef, is set to star in a new culinary competition called Crazy Delicious, reports Deadline.
British comedian Jayde Adams will serve as host (Americans may know her from Amazon’s Good Omens), while Hall serves as a judge, along with Heston Blumenthal, the controversial chef long known for his innovative and eccentric dishes, and Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt, The trio will be called the “Gods of Food,” which might give an odd flashback to anyone who remembers the 2013 Time article of the same title. Apparently, that means they’ll be sitting “amongst the clouds” as they decide which of the competitors gets “the golden apple.”
The competitors on the show will have run of the set’s culinary décor, with its chocolate soil, drinkable babbling brook, and edible flowers, along with a few normal ingredients like carrots. They will use what they find to make a dish to be judged on both its looks and taste, as well as how “emotionally powerful and nostalgic” it is.
Given that the show encourages home cooks to try to create visually complex and appealing dishes and has a comedian as the host, Eater makes the inevitable comparison to Nailed It!, another Netflix show that does the same with an acclaimed professional chef and comedian leading the show. The show is a collaboration with British Channel Four and is expected to release on Netflix early next year.