You must have heard about the Australian reality competition TV show that debuted on the Nine Network on October 30, 2017. It showcases multi-generational families with diverse backgrounds from all parts of the continent who participate in a sequence of difficult cooking challenges, in a battle to win the ultimate cash prize of $100, 000. Most of the recipes were inspired by real home-cooking techniques and family food traditions. This culinary competition features eight families comprising three members each, who work in unison to curate the grand dish that earns them the final prize of $100,000. A part of the channel’s Thursday night TV line-up, ‘Family Food Fight’ is produced by Endemol Shine North America. Ayesha Curry, Robert Flutie, and Shab Azma serve as the executive producers.
Family Food Fight Cast: Who is in it?
‘Family Food Fight’ features Ayesha Curry as the host and judge. A Canadian-American actress, celebrity cook, TV personality, and author of the cookbook, ‘The Seasoned Life’, Curry is well-known for hosting her own Food Network show, ‘Ayesha’s Homemade’. Accompanying her on the panel are fellow judges, Graham Elliot and Cat Cora. Elliot is an elite chef who has been the host and judge in ‘MasterChef‘, ‘Top Chef‘, and ‘MasterChef Junior’. Professional chef, Cora, is an ‘Iron Chef‘ alum who co-hosted the FOX show, ‘My Kitchen Rules’, a culinary docu-series.
The eight participant families featured on season 1 come with their own taglines. They are: the Graves Family (People Mumble. Food Speaks. Let’s Talk), the Maniya Family (Loud and Proud), the White Family (Let the Church Say Amen), the Lenzi Family (We don’t eat to live, we live to eat), the Lee Family (Sugar, Spice, & Everything Rice), the Nichols Family (We Cook Like Mama Did), the Livanos Family (We Run on Olive Oil), and the Min Family (Cooking for the Culture).
Family Food Fight Plot: What is it about?
‘Family Food Fight’ pits eight families against each other “head-to-head in high pressure cooking challenges inspired by real home cooking and family food traditions.” Anyone above the age of 18, who is a legal US citizen, can participate. The one family that wins the contest is declared as America’s #1 Food Family and gets the chance to pocket the grand prize of $100,000.
Most of the recipes depicted on the show are based on old family traditions. They may be your Italian granny’s everyday meals, your brother’s favorite grilled filet, or your Greek aunt’s ultimate dinner feasts. As the families attempt to showcase their best culinary skills and show off their carefully guarded, prized family recipes, ‘Family Food Fight’ tries to highlight their diverse cultural heritage. Fast-paced and high-pressure challenges are specifically designed to test the capabilities of the rival teams and stretch their limits. With a mix of fun elements and good humor, this series brings in a lot of action and a healthy dose of drama as well. Yelling at younger siblings and insults at competitors are some of the staple elements across the episodes. And after all the chaos, finally, the team which carves out the best personal recipe to impress the judges is declared as the winner in the grand finale.
‘Family Food Fight’ revolves around one simple concept: “How do you take something and put your spin on it based on your family history and who you are?” Although the competition is hard and the challenges are difficult, it is all about family, which comes first toward the end. Moreover, the show does a wonderful job of bringing diverse contestants to the table. As we watch every episode, we learn about the histories of these countries and get to know about their unique cultures through their dishes.