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The Surreal Gourmet

Bob Blumer, (a.k.a. The Surreal Gourmet) is one of today’s most imaginative food personalities. Whether he is poaching salmon in a dishwasher or grilling beer can chicken, his unique approach to cooking transforms every day ingredients into a dining adventure. In each episode of this rock n’ roll-style culinary tour, Bob travels to a colorful venue in his gleaming Toastermobile (an Airstream trailer customized with a $50,000 professional stainless steel kitchen, and topped with two eight-foot slices of toast). There he shows his chosen hosts how to prepare a complete dinner party that will transform them into culinary heroes-and make them the “toast” of the town. All of the dishes are mined from Bob’s deceptively simple-yet uniquely imaginative repertoire. The menus include an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Locations range from visually stimulating outdoor settings like a vineyard, to unique environments that the Toastermobile can pull into (the local heritage firehall).

Bob Blumer

Host: Bob Blumer

As a chef, Bob transforms common ingredients into wow-inspiring dishes through the whimsical presentations and unusual cooking methods that are his trademark. His artful approach to cooking combined with his confidence-inspiring instructions and contagious enthusiasm have given him a loyal following. Bob Blumer currently lives in the Hollywood Hills in the shadows of the Hollywood sign. When he is not traveling for work or pleasure, which is most of the time, he cycles daily in the canyons near his home doing his best to stay in shape for his next big adventure.

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