Step into the aromatic fusion of gourmet and ganja with our curated list of the top ‘5 Cannabis Cooking Shows to Watch Right Now’.
It’s time to feast your eyes on a new era of food television, where flavor meets flair in the most unexpected ways.
The world of cannabis culinary is growing rapidly, and “420 Chopped” is its standout show. Fusing the thrill of traditional cooking contests with the unique challenge of cannabis, this show redefines the culinary competition.
Set in a modern kitchen, “420 Chopped” showcases not just chefs but true cannabis culinary maestros. Their challenge? Create dishes that aren’t only scrumptious but also possess the precise THC dosage. The result? A tantalizing balance of flavor and effect. Each episode springs a surprise with a mystery ingredient basket, invariably including a cannabis element – be it THC-infused olive oil, CBD butter, or raw buds. The chefs’ adaptability is tested as they blend cannabis effortlessly into their creations.
The show’s charm lies in its diverse roster. Chefs, with roots ranging from Italian to Asian to Latin American cuisines, converge with a shared passion for food and cannabis. It’s a culinary melting pot where every viewer finds a flavor to root for.
Yet, “420 Chopped” isn’t merely a competition. It’s an educational journey. As dishes come alive, chefs sprinkle in knowledge about cannabis strains, their impacts, and ideal food pairings. This show educates as much as it entertains, making it a goldmine for those keen on understanding cannabis cuisine.
For those at the intersection of food lovers and cannabis enthusiasts, “420 Chopped” is essential viewing. Step into a realm where food and cannabis craft a symphony for both the palate and the senses.
Produced by MUNCHIES and Viceland, “Bong Appétit” is an innovative culinary journey, carving its niche as the “Joy of Cooking” for the modern cannabis enthusiast. More than just a cooking show, it unravels the intricate science and art of infusing sumptuous meals with marijuana. From delectable cannabis-infused chimichurri to mouthwatering weed brownie sundaes, it serves as both an enlightening guide and a feast for the senses.
Abdullah Saeed sits at the epicenter of this culinary marvel, orchestrating lavish dinners and summoning celebrated chefs to concoct dishes in a kitchen replete with a vast selection of cannabis ingredients. As the show progresses, it mirrors the evolving American cannabis landscape by not only reimagining edibles but also challenging age-old cannabis clichés.
Through its episodes, “Bong Appétit” underscores marijuana as a sophisticated culinary ingredient. Beyond the dishes, the series delves deep into the politics of marijuana, the intricacies of dosages, and the artistry behind matching strains with flavors. Insights from cannabis experts like Ry Prichard and Vanessa Lavorato add layers of depth to the show. Since its inception in 2016, the show has consistently reinvented itself. The third season, “Bong Appétit: Cook Off,” spices things up with a competitive twist. Here, seasoned chefs lock horns, creating sublime marijuana-infused dishes, under the watchful eyes of celebrity judges and hosts, including the likes of rapper B-Real and acclaimed chef Miguel Trinidad.
The show’s essence is encapsulated in its companion cookbook, “Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed,” launched in 2018. With 65 curated recipes, it beckons viewers to experience the magic of the show in their kitchens, making it an indispensable treasure for those venturing into the sophisticated realm of cannabis cooking.
In the colorful realm of cannabis television, “Cooking on High,” which debuted on Netflix in June 2018, stands out as a pioneering gem. Among the first to serve up the fusion of competitive culinary arts and cannabis on a mainstream stage, this series centers on culinary maestros dishing out marijuana-infused masterpieces. The contestants, seasoned cannabis chefs, pull from their rich experiences as private culinary experts and medicinal marijuana mavens.
Guiding viewers through this culinary cannabis adventure is the charismatic YouTuber, Josh Leyva, whose breezy demeanor sets the show’s casual tone. Injecting both humor and wisdom, cannabis activist and comedian Ngaio Bealum shines in his segments. Not only does he dish out fun-filled cannabis science lessons, but he also presents the ‘strain of the day’, enlightening the audience and chefs in equal measure.
With a snappy runtime of just 15 minutes per episode, viewers are treated to a spirited face-off between two chefs, each aiming to win over a set of celebrity tastebuds. Thanks to the snug kitchen setting, playful exchanges between Leyva, chefs, and judges are a staple, making the audience feel like they’ve scored an invite to an exclusive, laid-back soirée.
Admittedly, critics had a mixed plate of reviews for the show. Sonia Rao of the Washington Post even dubbed it “the worst food show on Netflix.” Yet, amidst the critique, Bealum’s insightful and spirited contributions shone bright, earning him accolades as the show’s “saving grace.” Perfect for those aiming for a light, whimsical watch with a side of munchies, “Cooking on High” serves a delightful blend of playfulness and culinary expertise. Though it bid adieu to Netflix in
June 2021, the show’s vibrant essence and engaging format have cemented its place as a must-watch in cannabis-infused entertainment.
In the lively world of cannabis cuisine, “Edibles with Birdie” on the PRØHBTD network elegantly melds baking with showbiz. The show’s effervescent host, Hannah “Birdie” Harrelson, isn’t just famed actor Woody Harrelson’s niece but a culinary dynamo. Her offerings range from caramel-drenched apple crumb cake to espresso-infused donuts. One standout episode features a butterscotch budino, oozing with an infused chocolate swirl, a nod to her visit to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse.
Birdie, a culinary school alum with New York eatery experiences, made an unexpected pivot to the L.A. acting scene. A serendipitous restaurant encounter catapulted her from server to show host. With vibrant energy, she occasionally sprinkles the show with captivating anecdotes, like the origins of ‘a la mode’ in pies. Fans eagerly speculate if her celebrity uncle might grace the set.
Off-camera, L.A. life buzzes for Birdie. She’s not only a doting mom but half of a 420 power duo with partner Dani Diamantstein, a key figure in the cannabis industry. “Edibles with Birdie” is a delightful potpourri for foodies, cannabis enthusiasts, and entertainment seekers alike. Tune in, and you might whisk up some infused delights yourself!
“High Cuisine” takes culinary competitions to an unparalleled altitude. As chefs duel in inventive challenges under the influence of marijuana, their primary goal is not just to satiate the palate but to elevate it. With the coveted title of High Cuisine Champion at stake, winners also have the tantalizing opportunity for their creation to shine in Jason Eisner’s newest dining venture, Whiskey Baby.
Behind this groundbreaking brand stands the expertise of Noah Tucker and Tony Joseph, culinary maestros with Michelin-starred kitchen credentials. However, what sets them apart isn’t just their mastery of fine ingredients but their alchemy with the herbs of the gods. These chefs don’t merely cook; they curate an ethereal experience, infusing psychoactive herbs into high-end dishes.
By harnessing the art of micro-dosing, they present cuisine that is both a visual and molecular marvel. Venture into a culinary realm where gourmet meets ganja, and where food isn’t just about taste, but also a transcendental experience. Dive deep into the world of “High Cuisine”
and watch the magic unfold on YouTube. Get ready for a culinary journey that promises more than just flavors; it’s an elevated sensation!
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