FremantleMedia has struck a deal with Mandarina for the global format rights (excluding Spain and Italy) to “culinary gameshow” My Mom Cooks Better Than Yours.
My Mom Cooks Better Than Yours sees a parent and their son or daughter into the kitchen studio to cook the best dish in 50 minutes against another parent/offspring duo, with the mother (or father) giving their child instructions from the sidelines on how to cook the recipe, before the dishes are judged by a food critic. The winning team wins a cash prize and must return the following episode to defend their title
Mandarina are currently producing the format for Mediaset España is Spain, with more than 70 episodes having been commissioned. FremantleMedia will handle format deals for My Mom Cooks Better Than Yours in all territories outside Spain and Italy through their global distribution division FremantleMedia International.
“My Mom Cooks Better Than Yours is a hilarious format. The simple concept of blending food, family relationships and a ticking clock makes for brilliant entertainment and cooks up a lot of laugh out loud moments”, said Levina Negi, FremantleMedia’s Global Acquisitions and Development Executive. “The format is ideal for all the family, works perfectly as a daily cooking gameshow and has all the potential to be a global hit.”
While Ángel Ayllón, Head of Entertainment for Mandarina, added: “When we develop formats we want to deliver genuine shows that connect with audiences and offer great entertainment. This is a fascinating show that will travel around the world with Fremantle, the perfect partner to take it into the international market. We are absolutely thrilled to share enthusiasm and belief that My Mom Cooks Better Than Yours has a globally universal appeal.”