Another new food reality show, Chopping Block, premieres tonight on NBC at 8 p.m. and host Marco Pierre White was on the Today show this morning explaining its deal. I think we're all wondering, another one, really? Since it has the Top Chef time slot, all the addicts who have nothing else to do can rejoice. The premise: there are two teams, four couples on each, who have 24 hours to create an entire restaurant. They'll serve the menu to the public, and White will sack a couple each week, leaving only one.
As one Serious Eater pointed out, "I think the last time a cooking reality show was on NBC it was The Restaurant and we all know what that did for Rocco..."
During the interview, Al Roker calls White the original bad boy chef, which makes him sorta blush. And at the very end, they compliment his kicks, what appear to be Vans checkerboard slip-ons. "They're American!" White exclaimed. The interview, after the jump.
Marco Pierre White on the 'Today' Show Explains 'Chopping Block' Premiere