Lita Ford, Foreigner’s Kelly Hansen + Other Rockers to Cook on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
Chopped, the popular Food Network competition show, will devote their Aug. 18 episode to rock n' roll. Lita Ford, Kelly Hansen of Foreigner, Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister and Dweezil Zappa will put their culinary skills to the test in the hopes of raising $10,000 for their favorite cause.
Hosted by Ted Allen, formerly of the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy gang, Chopped features four chefs having to use the same ingredients to make an appetizer, an entree and a dessert in a pre-set length of time. The results are judged by a panel of experts on the basis of taste, creativity and presentation, with one chef eliminated after each round. The last one standing is declared the winner.
The blurb for the episode on the show's website reads, "In the first round the cooks attempt to make harmonious appetizers with a bubbly drink and a 'punny' protein. In the entree round, lamb is the jam. The final rock 'n' roll-themed round has the competitors cooking with rock candy and lemon rolls."
Zappa is no stranger to the Food Network. In 2004, he and his then-girlfriend Lisa Loeb had their own show, Dweezil & Lisa, that saw them travel the country, playing music and visiting popular local restaurants. The program lasted only one season.
Plenty of other rockers have displayed their love of food mas side projects. Michael Anthony is responsible for Mad Anthony hot sauce and Joey Kramer has his own line of organic, fair-trade Rockin' & Roastin' coffee, while his Aerosmith bandmate Joe Perry deals in barbecue sauce. Sammy Hagar, who is a restaurateur and liquor magnate in his spare time, is set to publish Are We Having Any Fun Yet?: The Cooking & Partying Handbook, which contains more than 50 food and drink recipes.
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