The Food Network has recently added a new show to their line-up: Fat Chef. I caught an episode earlier this week.
First of all, kudos to the Food Network for creating an original programming concept. I love competition shows as much as the next person, but there's only so many times a chef can travel around the country tasting food (Triple D, Sugar Rush, Heat Seekers, etc.).
Secondly, the premise of the show is particularly poignant in today's more health conscious world. The show, for those who haven't seen it, is a weightloss journey for obese chefs. For them, conquering a food addiction is particularly difficult, as they must be surrounded by food in order to make a living. "It's like an alcoholic working in a liquor store," said one chef in the show's promo.
Needless to say, as both a fitness fanatic and a foodie, I am in favor of Fat Chef. Has anyone else caught an episode? What did you think of the new series?