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Below you will find a variety of clips from my experiences in front of the camera,
culminating with my victory on the Food Networks’ “Extreme Chef!”

-Leather Storrs

For more information please contact Leather via email: leatherstorrs@gmail.com

 
 
1.This local T.V. segment, after I have appeared on the Food Network’s “Extreme Chef”, is a corny attempt to inject a little “extreme cooking” into the tired chef on the morning show formula. There are handcuffs and a faux front door straight out of pee-wee’s playhouse.

 

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2. This video is an application for a host position on a food show called “Working Appetite.” It’s meant to show my range and facets of my personality in a variety of situations, but the best and goofiest part of the video is me singing into a green bean

Leather Storrs “Working Appetite” Audition (Non-HD) from Leather Storrs on Vimeo.

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3. One of my favorite hobbies is foraging for mushrooms. In this clip I explore the Oregon coast range and score quite a few chanterelles. Soulful banter about mushrooming and the connection to the earth is punctuated by, yep, more singing.

Chanterelle-O-Vision from brian kimmel on Vimeo.

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4. I join Dave Salesky on AM Northwest to demonstrate a version of carpaccio- a very rare beef tenderloin salad. Three things stand out for me in this video: I look especially bald, Dave pounds my meat with barely contained fury and there’s a nifty technique for shaking salad dressing in a jar.

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5. Here’s another mushroom video minus the singing but with greater variety of fungus. If for no other reason, this one is worth watching for the host’s sonorous voice and sudsy commentary.

Grant’s Getaways – Mushroom Hunting from Travel Oregon on Vimeo.

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6. Celiacs Unite! Here I am again with my man Dave Salesky on AM Northwest, demonstrating a flourless chocolate cake. I like the made for T.V. fake cooking that happens in this bit, plus the fact that I don’t get to finish…

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7. This segment is a thinly disguised promotion for a local butter. It’s framed to look like a news segment, but the loving pans across the butter box and my lavish praise of the company’s practices give it away. That being said, this is a delicious, versatile and simple recipe that quickly dresses up a piece of grilled or pan roasted meat.

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8. The money shot. Here I am winning Extreme Chef on the Food Network, the biggest televised thing I’ve done to date. Try to tear your eyes away as I elbow a female competitor in the head. Watch in horror as I drip sweat into the canned food portion of the competition. Marvel at my Oregon bonafides as I decline the offer of an umbrella when the producers unleash a downpour. This show is pure shmaltz and great fun.

INTRODUCTION  {PART 1}

 

VICTORIOUS CONCLUSION  {PART 2}

 

 About the Show

Whether extracting ingredients from a block of ice or using a Swiss Army knife as a lone cooking utensil, three chefs are pushed to their physical and mental limits in each episode of Extreme Chef. The series takes chefs out of their kitchen comfort zone to test their wits, adaptability and artistry as they must adapt to extreme conditions and unpredictable factors including swimming across a lake for ingredients and constructing a makeshift stove in only 30 minutes. In a series of arduous challenges, the competitors must impress judges and various guest critics with their unique culinary masterpieces to earn the title Extreme Chef.

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For more information please contact Leather via email: leatherstorrs@gmail.com