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Cooking Channel to air “Farmers’ Market”

The top brass of the culinary world battle it out in the new culinary competition show Farmers’ Market, on Cooking Channel. Host Jeff Mahin (pictured) presides over the competition that pits two ...
April 5, 2017

The top brass of the culinary world battle it out in the new culinary competition show Farmers’ Market, on Cooking Channel.

Host Jeff Mahin (pictured) presides over the competition that pits two teams of talented chefs against one another. Each team must pick up fresh, seasonal ingredients at a market and transform them into gourmet meals and serve them to the judges — market-goers.

When the time is up, the team who wins the most votes goes home with the $5,000 prize.

In each episode, the contestants’ cooking skills are put to the test as they face off in two rounds of challenges. First, in the Flavor of the Market test, the teams must create a dish that highlights a vendor’s prime ingredient, such as a naval orange, bok choy or cauliflower to make it shine on the plate.

The team with the most flavorful and creative dish and the best presentation will have a special advantage in the Feed the Market challenge. In the second round, with only one hour to prep their dish, the teams will have 20 minutes to zip through the market to buy fresh ingredients for their final plate. The team that makes the biggest impression amongst the public at the market and earns the most votes will be named the winner.

Farmers’ Market premieres April 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Cooking Channel.

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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