Move over Cronut. Spike TV is looking for the next great "Frankenfood." And the weirder the flavor combination, the better.
The network is hoping to capitalize on the current hybrid food craze with its new show, "Frankenfood," premiering Sunday at 10 p.m. The show invites amateur chefs to create the next great food hybrid, but it's not looking for burgers with ramen noodle buns or burritos wrapped in quesadillas.
Viewers can look forward to a triple-decker pastrami doughnut sandwich, fried PB&J fish sticks, Gyro egg rolls and even a cheesecake burger. And on one episode, you're introduced to the Balls of America, made with spaghetti and peanut butter sauce in a meatball, topped with grape jelly.
Each episode will pit amateur food innovators and their best food creations against each other for a chance to win $10,000. Viewers will get a look at the inspiration behind the outrageous dishes and what it takes to make them happen.
Chef Josh Capon of Lure Fishbar, B&B Winepub and El Toro Blanco in New York City, and four-time winner of Rachael Ray's Burger Bash Tony Luke Jr. will serve as hosts and judges along with a rotating panel of culinary experts.
The dishes will be evaluated on creativity, presentation and taste.
And when it's not delicious, there's the spitter bucket. It's a big silver bucket used when the judges simply can't keep a contestant's creation in their mouths.
With fish sauce, caramel sauce, cinnamon raisin and rainbow bacon pizza, we're hoping the judges have plenty of spitter buckets, and antacid.
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