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Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” travels through time

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Food Network will travel back in time with its five-part competition spin-off Cutthroat Kitchen: Time Warp Tournament. (Pictured: series host Alton Brown)
April 26, 2016

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Food Network will travel back in time this summer with its five-part competition spin-off Cutthroat Kitchen: Time Warp Tournament.

Series host Alton Brown (pictured) will oversee 16 chefs as they barrel through four decades – beginning in the 1950s and ending in the 1990s – for the opportunity to win US$50,000.

Each episode will see four culinary contestants battle their way through decade-specific foods, clothing and obstacles. In the 1950s, competitors will journey to the all-American 1950s diner to serve up milkshakes and fries, while plating Chicken Kiev on the protest signs of the 1960s. In the 1970s, chefs will take on a disco-themed quiche challenge while the 1980s will see the challengers renting VHS tapes to acquire the ingredients for a Chinese chicken salad.

The final decade, meanwhile, will see the winning cooks of each time warp heat revisiting the rising boy band trend of the 1990s to deliver a BBQ chicken pizza.

The judging panel includes such celebrity chefs as Simon Majumdar, Jet Tila, Richard Blais, Antonia Lofaso and Marc Summers.

Cutthroat Kitchen: Time Warp Tournament premieres June 1 at 9 p.m. EST/PST on Food Network.

“Taking Cutthroat Kitchen and Alton back in time adds a whole new level of intensity and humor to the competition,” said Didi O’Hearn, senior VP of programming for Food Network. “Viewers will love revisiting the trends of each decade – from quintessential dishes to Alton’s amazing wardrobe, each episode is a time capsule of retro food, fashion and fun.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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