Thu Tran and Sam Mason, You are what you eat.
And in the case of Thu Tran, the host of IFC’s ‘Food Party’, it is delicious morsels of fun times and quirky treats. The IFC chef is a clever mix between Pewie Herman and and Julia Child. Her DIY aesthetic and passions are apparent in her bright cardboard kitchen, friendly puppets and clothes that would make any kindergardener on their first day of school jealous. Her Brooklyn set has friends like Perv Corn, Devil, Ice Cream Cone, Randy Ranch, Egg Wizard and King of the Universe, among others stopping by.
The Brooklyn-based show is a grownup version of the public access show Tran and her friends at the Cleveland Art Institute once had. It is just as quirky and fun, the show’s weirdness and color did not get at all lost in the translation to big-time cable. For more on Tran check out her website where she keeps a food journal that is an animated as her smile. The IFC show premieres tomorrow.
Then there is Sam Mason
If one really cute Brooklyn cooking show isn’t enough for you, be sure to check out hunky Manson’s ‘Dinner With the Band’ series. The hot, tattooed chef who teaches rocks stars how to make avant-garde gourmet food on the road, can also teach us mere mortals a think or two. Mason is the former pastry chef of New York’s ‘WD-50’, and owner of SOHO’s überhip dining and cocktail parlor, ‘Tailor’. One of the hottest of the avant-garde cooking crew, he brings an approachable technique to his creations, which surprisingly arouse the palate. Watching him banter with some of the most talented musicians in the industry, such as Rufus Wainwright, The Murder City Devils , or Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, while drooling over dishes like Vivid Snapper and Apricot Garden Salad, will be pretty fun.
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