Worst Cooks in America: Dishwasher Fish

Worst Cooks in America: Dishwasher Fish

Yuck. And more yuck.

I was excited to watch the first episode of the first season of Worst Cooks in America so that I could feel better about my own cooking abilities. Sure, I might only know how to cook fried rice, but at least I don’t put vanilla in my fried chicken batter.

Before I get ahead of myself, let’s talk about the rest of the episode. The show is hosted by two of Food Network’s biggest personalities—Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell. Before the show began, the pair hosted a number of Worst Cooks events around the country in Houston, Miami, New York and Los Angeles. Thousands of terrible cooks were nominated by their friends and families, but only sixteen made the final cut.

The contestants are then taken back to the studio where they’re instructed to prepare their best dishes. Several of the contestants said that they’ve sent their spouses to the hospital with their cooking—one woman didn’t know that you could leave meat at room temperature all day…?—so I’d look out if I were Anne or Bobby. Another man wants to cook dishwasher fish—salmon wrapped in aluminum foil and then spun in the dishwasher for a cycle…oh god.

After the contestants finish preparing their cuisine, Bobby and Anne are left to the arduous task of picking teams of eight. I don’t know really what they have to go on, but they battle on nonetheless.

The contestants’ next task is to recreate breakfast dishes created by Bobby and Anne. Anne makes pancakes with whipped cream and orange butter, four types of eggs, including sunny side up, poached, scrambled and fried with a side of bacon. Bobby cooks the same dish, but with blueberry pancakes instead.

In the end, Tiffany, a professional poker wins for Bobby’s blue team, despite knocking her syrup onto the ground and sprinkling the pancakes sporadically. The bottom two on Bobby’s team were Sarina, a wedding photographer who lives with her mother, and Libby, a cooking ware host on the food network. On Anne’s red team, Kelly, a stay-at-home mom, wins, while Rachel, a club promoter, and Richard, an attorney are in the bottom two.

In the end, Libby and Richard are sent home, and it’s sad. These people came onto the show because their spouses/partners hated their cooking abilities, and they wanted to improve.

Will you watch Worst Cooks in America this season?