The Food Network is about to launch a real “high concept” television series.
Minced 420 is a spin-off of the popular Chopped series, in which four chefs compete through the stages of appetizer, main course and dessert using picnic baskets filled with stimulating foods. As the name of the new series suggests, it will explore cannabis cooking as a basket item.
The host will be comedian Ron Funches and the judges will be chefs Esther Choi, Luke Reyes and Sam Talbot; drag artist and cannabis activist Laganja Estranja, and actress Tacarra Williams. The show will begin airing on Discovery + on April 20, the annual feast for those who indulge in celebrating the best time of day to make one.
The new series will mark the ‘first time in Chopped story ”that chefs“ will use cannabis to improve their dishes, ”says Food Network president Courtney White. “Viewers are going to have a wild ride.”
Participants will compete for a grand prize of $ 10,000 on Minced 420.
It should be noted that the use and possession of cannabis is illegal under federal law for any purpose. However, at the state level, policies vary widely, with 16 decriminalizing it and 36 states making it legal for medical purposes.