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(Mother Nature Network)   TV producers are looking for chefs who can prepare meals in a post-apocalyptic zombie wasteland cooking show   (mnn.com) divider line 51
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2013-04-13 08:18:49 AM  
Food in a post-apocalyptic wasteland isn't about presentation or flavor, it's about energy that won't give you dysentery. It will look and taste awful.
So I guess they are looking for someone who will eat just about anything. I guess an urban Bear Grylls.
 
2013-04-13 08:37:56 AM  

EvilEgg: Food in a post-apocalyptic wasteland isn't about presentation or flavor, it's about energy that won't give you dysentery.


Not necessarily. After the initial chaos dies down, and groups of survivors start to coagulate into communities for their collective protection, cooking for more than basic survival will be quite important. Collective meals build relationships, and good food builds morale and a sense of normalcy. So being able to take food you grow yourself, and meat you hunted or fished for, and turn it into a meal that can satisfy and nourish a growing community of tired, demoralized and terrified people will indeed be something of great value.
 
2013-04-13 09:14:17 AM  
Going to air right after 'Ow My Balls.' Look for the sneak peak at this summers block buster 'Ass'
 
2013-04-13 09:14:46 AM  
Of course they are. Hell, why not?
 
2013-04-13 09:15:49 AM  
Brainssss
 
2013-04-13 09:27:39 AM  
Why not just take recipies from Fallout New Vegas?
 
2013-04-13 09:35:14 AM  
I have an awesome Long Pork recipe.
 
2013-04-13 09:37:18 AM  
Did they not already film "The Road"?
 
2013-04-13 09:37:22 AM  
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2013-04-13 09:39:27 AM  
Today's ingredients are a mystery can that expired 12 years ago, a feral cat, and some thistles.  Let's see what our chefs can do.
 
2013-04-13 09:44:35 AM  
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We've replaced their usual breakfast with Rose's, let's see if they notice.
 
2013-04-13 09:52:41 AM  
From what I understand, apocalypse survivors will be boiling the organs of wolves in their own blood.
 
2013-04-13 09:54:00 AM  
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2013-04-13 09:54:38 AM  
Zombies are soooooooooo played out.  Come up with a new meme of humankind's hate for itself.
 
2013-04-13 10:00:03 AM  
That's just what we need... A reality TV show where a statement like "I need you to cook dinner.", "I need you to cook dinner" and "I need you to cook dinner" don't mean the same thing.
 
2013-04-13 10:01:16 AM  
http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3tw0ej/

/I am SO looking into getting a Roku right now...
 
2013-04-13 10:02:58 AM  
For the discerning zombie

Ris de
Veau ou Cervelles au Beurre Noir


Brains in black butter
 
2013-04-13 10:09:15 AM  
all the apocalypses to worry about & they keep picking a zombie one.
 
2013-04-13 10:12:05 AM  
Zombies?  bye-bye.  Never thought they were interesting to begin with.
 
2013-04-13 10:14:11 AM  

bim1154: Zombies?  bye-bye.  Never thought they were interesting to begin with.


And yet, here you are.
 
2013-04-13 10:18:56 AM  
After Game of Thrones is over for the season, we're finally going to cancel our cable.

I think this helps validate our decision.
 
2013-04-13 10:26:31 AM  

EvilEgg: Food in a post-apocalyptic wasteland isn't about presentation or flavor, it's about energy that won't give you dysentery. It will look and taste awful.
So I guess they are looking for someone who will eat just about anything. I guess an urban Bear Grylls.


I disagree. Some of the best meals I ever ate were wild things caught, shot, or scrounged; wrapped in foil and stuck on coals for a bit. Things like smoked fish or meat cooked on a spit can be quite tasty. (A little salt is a help, though.) I think bland would be more likely than awful, but there are ways to add flavor when you're in the woods...

But you're right: they're looking for the chef that can make slug Kiev with crickets au gratin or fricasseed feral cat with a wild blackberry and tuber compote. That stuff will probably not be good.
 
2013-04-13 10:31:15 AM  

The Snow Dog: EvilEgg: Food in a post-apocalyptic wasteland isn't about presentation or flavor, it's about energy that won't give you dysentery. It will look and taste awful.
So I guess they are looking for someone who will eat just about anything. I guess an urban Bear Grylls.

I disagree. Some of the best meals I ever ate were wild things caught, shot, or scrounged; wrapped in foil and stuck on coals for a bit. Things like smoked fish or meat cooked on a spit can be quite tasty. (A little salt is a help, though.) I think bland would be more likely than awful, but there are ways to add flavor when you're in the woods...

But you're right: they're looking for the chef that can make slug Kiev with crickets au gratin or fricasseed feral cat with a wild blackberry and tuber compote. That stuff will probably not be good.


It'll be interesting to see if they'll supply them with ingredients, saying "this is what you were able to loot from the local store," or make them hunt and forage for their own stuff. It's all fun and games until someone tosses a handful of death caps or datura into the pan.
 
2013-04-13 10:34:56 AM  
Are you willing to take on a challenge scenario where there's nearly nothing available to cook with and make the tastiest meal possible? Can you take a few cans of food, a box of jello, a jar of beans, a car windshield to fashion a solar cooker, and create something unexpectedly delicious?

I really need to RTFA more often.
 
2013-04-13 10:44:49 AM  
Define "meal"
 
2013-04-13 10:46:41 AM  
This could be good.  There used to be a cooking show with two bikers who picked up roadkill and cooked it- it was mildly amusing (can't recall the names after a 12 hour shift and two bloody marys).  I suggest this new show use the mystery ingredient formula and lots of B and C list celebrities working in pairs. I want Christina Applegate and Vermin Supreme cooking squirrel and feed corn in one corner and Bruce Campbell and the Octomom lady cooking horse placenta marinated in Maddog in the other corner.
 
2013-04-13 10:55:23 AM  
I could be on this, I've got a recipe for snake. Or a nice iguana on a stick.
 
2013-04-13 10:59:52 AM  
Stock up on mustard.
 
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2013-04-13 11:15:24 AM  
A cooking show?

In Detroit?
 
2013-04-13 11:20:39 AM  
My wife spent the first 15 years of her life on a tiny farm in Colombia, with no electricity.  And it is a four hour trek on foot after a 2 hour jeep ride.

That being said, we were on a trip with a few other Colombian couples at a country house when the power went out for 24 hours.

My wife gathered fire wood, built a little tripod out of some old pipes, hung an iron cauldron over it, and proceeded to make a san cocho de gallina that was amazing.  Chicken Stew.  She even killed the hen and plucked it.  She was 25 at the time.
 
2013-04-13 11:30:03 AM  
 
2013-04-13 11:34:55 AM  
I should sign up for this, Girl Scout survival training FTW (pre-girly-girl bullshiat that they teach 'em now).
 
2013-04-13 11:37:10 AM  
Will it feature the hosting prowess of Tom Coliccio being a massive douchebag.
 
2013-04-13 12:16:48 PM  
My sister would be perfect. Her cooking could make even a zombie puke.
 
2013-04-13 12:58:29 PM  
Anyone got a spare deathclaw egg?
 
2013-04-13 01:02:21 PM  
If this isn't enough to make you say, "Okay, zombies are over." then nothing is. It will only get worse from here on in.

Of course, I knew it was curtains for the genre when they started selling zombie targets in sporting goods departments, so the survivalist nuts could practice shooting zombies. The audience got dumber.
 
2013-04-13 01:05:06 PM  
"First, you start with Chris P. Bacon..."
 
2013-04-13 02:33:27 PM  
Honestly, my camping food rocks. I make awesome foil dinners with the barest of ingredients.

Then again, it all came from a cooler I packed, so I guess I have the cooking in a wasteland down, as long as I have a stocked refrigerator nearby. *shrug*
 
2013-04-13 02:49:19 PM  
I smell Bonnie Hammer. I'd rather smell zombies.
 
2013-04-13 02:49:29 PM  
It's a fark'in camping cook show with a new title.  Spam™ is the new brain food.  That old dead opossum lying on the side of the road looks likes brains.
 
2013-04-13 03:01:06 PM  
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Mad Max got it covered.
 
2013-04-13 03:09:39 PM  
Some of the best food I had was while camping:

I made a "pad thai" with ramen noodles, green curry packet, a bag of frozen veg, and leftover chicken.

I also made an awesome steak sandwich with Montreal seasoning, cream cheese, and a baguette toasted over a fire.

This show could be awesome or absolutely horrible. It could be educational like how to make your own bacon and cheese without modern tech.
 
2013-04-13 03:19:09 PM  

rattchett: Brainssss


Came expecting this.

Not disappointed.
 
2013-04-13 03:27:04 PM  

ladyfortuna: I should sign up for this, Girl Scout survival training FTW (pre-girly-girl bullshiat that they teach 'em now).


When I was in the boy scouts (late 70s and early 80s) one of the fathers involved had taught SERE school for the military...   needless to say, quite a few of our camping weekends were very interesting... he was proud of us when we started "cheating" by having fishing line, small hooks, etc. sewn into our clothes, etc. so we would always have *something*
 
2013-04-13 05:13:20 PM  
I hope someone pulls out a dead ferret on the show and shakes it over their pan.
 
2013-04-13 05:49:16 PM  
So who will pick up "Apocalypse Chef"?
Bravo? Naa.
Discovery or History? Maybe.
My bet is on TLC.
 
2013-04-13 06:07:36 PM  
meh.Anyone can make stone soup.
 
2013-04-13 06:11:22 PM  
The flatline"...
You are a lucky man... Assuming you don't piss her off.
She sounds like someone who knows how to dispose of
a body should the need arise.
 
2013-04-13 06:43:21 PM  
I predict one part Wasteland Survival Guide recipes, one part Les Stroud/Bear Grylls How to Serve Raw Grubs, and one part gourmet curried rainbow trout with marinara sauce cleverly arranged to look like "blood".
 
2013-04-13 07:44:52 PM  
are we done with the zombies trend yet?
 
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