E!'s New Spicy Reality Show 'Playing With Fire' Serves Up Culinary World Drama
Combine five sexy movers and shakers from New York's culinary scene, add in a big dose of drama, lashings of great food and you have E!'s new reality show, Playing With Fire.
They are a sassy group of friends with the inside track of The Big Apple food scene who are trying to have long-term success in the competitive industry.
Get familiar wih Chef Boyardee heiress and cookbook author Anna Boiardi, handsome nightlife and food entrepreneurs, and identical twins, Derek and Daniel Koch, party chef Julie Elkind and Candice Kumai who is a model turned Top Chef competitor who focuses on healthy cuisine.
Click through to find out more about the cast, their fave recipes and cocktails and what we can expect from the show.
Playing With Fire's show premiere is March 17th on E!
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Former model-turned-food-writer and full-time professional flirt, Candice Kumai is the author of Cook Yourself Sexy, Pretty Delicious and is a co-contributor to the NY Times #1 Bestselling cookbook, Cook Yourself Thin. She is a Top Chef alumni, and was the host of Lifetime's Cook Yourself Thin and TLC's Home Made Simple. What’s your favorite thing about New York? New York has a mind of its own. It is the only city that can allow one to see all of their dreams come to pass in such a limited amount of time. The city is filled with influencers, movers, shakers and those who are infatuated with business, all thriving at an intense pace. I absolutely love being surrounded with like-minded individuals. Hard working. Creative. Strong and inspiring. People that take risks. Like attracts like on this crazy island. What food trend(s) are you sick of? Cupcakes. (massive over-kill), deep-fried Snickers bars. Bacon-wrapped anything. All-you-can-eat. I’m not into food trends. I love just eating clean and real foods. What’s your favorite way to relax? Yoga helps me to find that balance and re-set that crazy mind of mine. Meditation is key in this line of work. Meditation and breath helps keep me determined and grounded. Staying resilient is the result of staying centered thrrough yoga. I'm also a huge believer in acupuncture and reiki. A trip back to California (to keep me grounded) is a must four times a year. It is also a constant reminder of who I am and where I came from. Surfing, being surrounded by my parents and closest friends, Mom's home-cooking, genmaicha green tea and playing with Mom's kitty cats. That's relaxing. It takes successful parents to raise successful children. My parents have continued to keep me humble, cool, calm, relaxed and focused for the past three decades. Ain't that a feat! I take my hat off to them. And you will get to finally meet my incredible parents on E! this season, when I take a trip back home to work in LA. It is my favorite part of the show, by a landslide. In NYC? A night-in! Which entails my three favorite things: sushi, champagne and someone I love. Great conversation, real-chemistry, a back rub, amazing arms and abs certainly don't hurt either.