As someone who has grown a passion for cooking over the past few years, I've also developed an obsession with the reality television show Top Chef.
It amazes me how creative some of the contestants are and how quickly they create their dishes. Obviously not everyone is great at the competition, but there have been a few contestants that have blown me away.
As much as I enjoy watching the show, it frustrates me at times that I can only make a handful of the dishes because a majority of the entrees and appetizers are not vegetarian friendly.
It is encouraging that award-winning vegan chef and author Chloe Coscarelli was the first ever vegan to win a culinary competition -- Cupcake Wars. But I think this needs to be a more frequent occurrence. What would it take for a reality culinary television show to be completely vegetarian?
I cook vegetarian meals all the time for myself, my boyfriend and other friends. I never have a problem coming up with ideas and experimenting. Usually the meals are inexpensive, easy and delicious. And there are so many soy meat substitutes available at your local grocery store now, that it's easy to make your favorite chili, lasagna or spaghetti with meatballs.
Wouldn't it be cool just to try a vegetarian type Top Chef for just one season?
Thanks for your time. And let me know if you need a contestant for a trial of your first-ever vegetarian reality television show.
An avid watcher of Top Chef and vegetarian cook extraordinaire