Kelis-fronted Netflix show Cooked With Cannabis drops on 4/20
“This is a show for food people, for stoners and for folks that are curious about both.”
Netflix has just dropped a show about weed-infused food: basically, the perfect show to release on 4/20. It’s called Cooked With Cannabis and it stars the singer, chef and all-round star Kelis as a judge.
The premise of the cooking contest show is that three professional chefs go head to head in making the ultimate cannabis-infused meal. Contestants have to make full three-course meals for a panel of judges, with a cash prize of $10,000 up for grabs.
And if you’re thinking the dishes can’t be much more than a pot brownie, think again. The chefs are challenged (against the clock) to create an elaborate, culinary extravaganza based around themes including world cuisine and futurist food.
Kelis will be hosting alongside Leather Storrs, a chef who hails from Portland, Oregon. Storrs told Food & Wine: "Cooked with Cannabis is a show where weed is a seasoning rather than the reason. It's granular, educational, heartfelt and smart. The contestants had personal and romantic relationships with the herb and they knew its intricacies: medically, chemically, spiritually and as an intoxicant. Further, there was a real sense of community and camaraderie."
He added: "Many of the chefs used the plant in non-psychoactive ways: as a flavoring, as a puree in fresh tortillas, or blended into a flour. This is a show for food people, for stoners and for folks that are curious about both."
Kelis said: "It moved your heart in ways you didn't expect it to, because it is so culturally important. In this country, there are so many things that have been used systematically to oppress groups of people, so this could be all fun and games, but you look at it and go, you know what, this is important. People's lives have been affected in a really positive and negative way, and how do we take some control back?"
The series has six episodes and is available to stream now.
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