Vegan food is slowly making its way onto TV sets. In the United States, the famous cooking show “Who can beat Bobby Flay?” finally comes, after 30 seasons, to host an episode dedicated to plant foods.
The concept of the TV program broadcast on The food network is simple: two chefs compete in hopes of competing with the talented Bobby Flay, chef and restaurateur known across the Atlantic. In 30 minutes flat they have to come up with an anthology dish to tempt the jury. In the second round, the winner will face the legend of American cuisine.
Launched in 2013, the program is currently in its 30th season. For the first time, an episode about vegan food has just aired. Evidence that the latter is slowly starting to democratize.
“A great moment for vegan cuisine”
On this occasion, Chef Tamearra Dyson, owner of the California restaurant Souley Vegan and Adyre Mason from The Veggie participated on the set. During the first round of the competition, the two vegan chefs each made a dish with an ingredient selected by Bobby Flay: red potatoes. Tamearra Dyson’s Coconut Milk Red Potato Stew then trumped its competitor’s German-inspired potato salad.
Then it was on a vegetable burger that the young chef faced the star of the TV show. Unsurprisingly, it was the plant-based kitchen specialist who ultimately took the win. “It’s a great time for vegan food and vegan food”delighted the winner of the contest, delighted to be part of this historic episode.
A step forward that could inspire the organizers of Top Chef, the French cooking show whose 13th season is soon to come…