Well,Â it looks like firefighters are next in line for a new cooking show.Â A Boise film crew shot a pilot entitled ‘America’s Firehouse Chefs’ yesterday with firefighters showing their courage in the kitchen.Â Once the showÂ is edited, it will make the rounds with various networks to see if it can find a home.
“Itâ€™s â€˜Americaâ€™s Firehouse Chefsâ€™ and that says it all, we want to criss-cross the country highlighting the locations people are in, the kind of firefighting people do at a particular station and then the local cuisine, we want to highlight that,” said Jerry Long, show producer.
The pilot isÂ being shot at station number 7 in Boise and they have selected Brian Martin as their first firehouse chef.
“Iâ€™m somewhat surprised and excited and honored,” said Martin.
“Brainâ€™s an excellent cook,” said Dave Hanneman, Boise deputy fire chief. “When he’s cooking, everyone’s thinking about what’s going to be on the plate for dinner.”
Martin delightedÂ everyone withÂ wild elk, Idaho potatoes and aÂ huckleberry dessert.Â I can just hearÂ the catch phraseÂ now, “I’m your huckleberry.”
What’s different about this show, which might just make it work is that instead of the show being shot in a studio, it’s shot in a real fire station.
“The engine company and the truck company here are in service, so if they get a call, they’re going,” said Hanneman.
What remains to be seen is if the public will go for a cooking show, after the ‘Celebrity Cooking Showdown’ fiasco.
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