Food TV: Your momma!
KYSHA HARRIS Special to the AmNews | 5/2/2012, 7:20 p.m.
Turn on the "food tube" this Friday, May 4, at 8 p.m. (ET) as TV One premieres a culinary competition that will shake the family tree to its matriarchal foundation. "My Momma Throws Down," from the makers of "Iron Chef America" and hosted by comedian Ralph Harris, is a fast-paced cooking contest featuring face-offs between mothers to see who will be named the reigning queen of home cuisine.
Each week, two new mothers will compete head-to-head through two rounds to win cash and prizes. Backed by a lively team of family supporters, the mothers will demonstrate their skills in the kitchen, as they race against the clock to put their personal spin on classic dishes.
A rotating panel of judges made up of culinary experts and celebrities decide which contestant deserves the bragging rights as "Top Momma." Look out for Harlem's own chef Marcus Samuelsson and Melba Wilson, chef and owner of Melba's. There will also be some of our favorite reality show personalities like Trina and Towanda Braxton and "Real Housewives of Atlanta" songstress Kandi Burruss.
In the May 4 premiere episode, "Soul Food" sisters actresses Nicole Ari Parker, Malinda Williams and Vanessa Williams join cookbook author and culinary historian Dr. Jessica Harris in judging the competition.
"At its core, 'My Momma Throws Down' is a true celebration of the matriarch of the family, placing her passion, skills, down-home expertise and reputation as a great cook on the line for all of America to witness," said TV One President and CEO Wonya Lucas.
Don't miss "My Momma Throws Down," but if you do, TV One is re-airing the premiere on Sunday, May 6 at 8 p.m., followed by two all-new episodes! It's a great gift to share with your "momma" for Mother's Day!