Ayesha Curry will host new ABC cooking show ‘Family Food Fight’
The popular cookbook author and television personality Ayesha Curry is set to host and executive produce 'Family Food Fight' for ABC.
ABC announced that the network has picked up the culinary competition series based on Australia’s hit format that forgoes professional chefs for kitchen-inclined families. The format has been a huge hit in its native Australia.
The American version will be hosted by restaurateur, food maven and NY Times best-selling cookbook author Ayesha Curry. The eight-episode competition series will feature eight families from across the country sharing a common kitchen and a common goal: to claim the title of America’s No 1 Food Family.
Family teams will pull out their best culinary moves in the kitchen, serving up authentic family dishes and drama. Tapping into each family’s uniquely diverse cultural heritage, along with their countless culinary influences, 'Family Food Fight' will take homestyle cooking to a new level as family recipes rich in tradition and shared over generations are put on display.
The show is bound to differ from other culinary competition series since the focus is not on the five-star restaurant cuisine but rather on relatable, yet aspirational, home-cooked meals. The show is bound to inspire budding home cooks across the nation to don their aprons and get into the kitchen together.
The competition will still be fast-paced and families will strive to impress a panel of culinary experts including host and judge Curry. Only one family will emerge victorious and will claim the coveted title of America’s No 1 Food Family and take home the $100,000 prize.
Ayesha Curry had previously served as co-host on ABC’s 'The Great American Baking Show', which was abruptly canceled by ABC last year after abuse allegations against judge Johnny Iuzzini surfaced. The wife of Golden State Warriors basketball star Stephen Curry, she also previously hosted and starred the show 'Ayesha’s Homemade' for The Food Network.
The air date and additional judges for 'Family Food Fight' are yet to be announced.
Produced by Endemol Shine North America, 'Family Food Fight' was created by Endemol Shine Australia with Nine in Australia and was recently renewed for a second season. Curry, Robert Flutie and Shab Azma are serving as executive producers through Yardie Girl Productions, and DJ Nurre,
Georgie Hurford-Jones and Faye Stapleton are serving as executive producers for Endemol Shine North America.
For information on how you can appear on the show, visit familyfoodfightcasting.com.