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Recipe To Riches – In Doubt Or Delayed

It is being reported that Network Ten might be putting the kybosh on reality cooking show Recipe To Riches.

Recipe To Riches based on a Canadian format, gives the chance for one person to get their own special recipe/product onto the supermarket shelves whilst pocketing $200,000.

News.com.au is reporting it is unlikely it will be ready to be screened at the beginning of the next ratings year, if at all, Β and they are reporting the problem is finding contestants.

Applications are still open when they meant to have closed late last month.

However is one of the issues finding contestants with original recipes?

Also a person who auditioned for the show told Reality Ravings the majority of people at their audition admitted their recipe was not original.

It might also be for TEN that after a few reality TV ratings disasters they are turning their back on the genre. According to news.com.au apparently now that dramas are rating well Networks are commissioning them and fast tracking shows from overseas.

Reality fans should not panic with them still being the highest rating shows on TV the death of the genre is quite some way away.

7 comments

1 imaketheshow { 09.07.12 at 2:46 pm }

Could you imagine a day where reality television is gone? What the heck would we all do?

I cant stand dramas (even if critically acclaimed) and you can only have so much news/current affairs shoved down your throat in a day.

Lets hope the upandcomers of reality television like Honey Boo-Boo are going to stick around for a long while yet. Im sure she will cross over to Teen Mom when the time comes!

2 Culinary Boner { 09.07.12 at 2:59 pm }

“However is one of the issues finding contestants with original recipes?”

Spot on, Raver.

I used to avidly buy and read cooking magazines like Delicious, the recipe pages in Good Living and the Saturday newspaper mags, new restaurant reviews as well as cookbooks that I’d flick through and occasionally buy, until I began to notice there was barely anything that could be considered truly novel. (Apart from molecular gastronomy stuff). And this was from the minds of supposed best and brightest in the culinary world.

Seems like a dumb concept to begin with is now struggling.

10 better get a new chick-lite ‘drama’ featuring the scrummy Asher Keddie in the works and make sure there’s also ample opportunity for her to get her kit off so as to also attract the male audience.

They should’ve instead got Gordon Ramsay out to film Hells Kitchen Downunder.

3 Culinary Boner { 09.07.12 at 3:12 pm }

Guess they weren’t interested in my bacon torpedo recipe?

* Don’t blame ’em. Neither’s Mrs Boner.

4 brain dead dave { 09.07.12 at 3:48 pm }

I’ve enjoyed Howzat, Puberty Blues and Underbelly – Badness but was disturbed to see Jowl$y making the transition to acting in a show called Lowdown ABC 1 last night- his first acting role apparently. He must be placing an enormous strain on the catering budget.

The price of seeing the smoking Kimberley Davies in this new show is getting an eyeful of Jowl$y into the bargain.

5 Joseph Skyrim { 09.07.12 at 3:57 pm }

With such ease of access on the internet it would be hard finding a truly unique recipe. Sure there may just be little bits added or removed but the -base- for most things would be the same.

I only know of one “rare” recipe (my favourite cake) held by my grandma but even that was given to her by someone else, and probably has multitudes of variations available elsewhere – though I haven’t really looked.

… or the whole application thing was just a ruse to steal your recipes from you! πŸ˜›

6 Gidgit { 09.07.12 at 10:30 pm }

I honestly think this show is dead in the water. Trouble is, and someone said this in another thread, they are looking for people with back stories – I had cancer, or my mum just died or my cat ate my legs off – what ever. Not only that Freemantle and Ten now have a sour relationship due to So You Think you can Dance and I Will Survive. I would not be suprised if they are not shopping it around to other networks – maybe even Foxtel.

End of the day it’s a simple show that does not NEED ‘boo hoo’ back stories – there are enough of them on reality shows. And the fact their twitter and facebook page have not been updated just shows this idea is a dead horse. Sad really – I thought I would have been a great contestant – just didn’t pull out my ‘boo hoo’ sob story.

7 Morgan { 09.08.12 at 6:07 pm }

So this show is also looking for people with sob stories? YAWN. The very little bit of interest I had for this show has waned. I’m so fed up with this crap. Fremantle should take notes from Ch7 and MKR, no sob stories to be found there, hell, even Shine cut back dramatically on sob stories with MC this year. People who usually watch shows like the above mentioned don’t watch them for sob stories, they don’t watch them for drama (although the right amount can make for an entertaining show), they watch them for the COOKING.