Outrageous Food with Aaron McCargo Jr.
Food Network describes tonight’s special:
Big Daddy Aaron McCargo Jr. searches out great restaurants dishing up some of America’s most outrageous food. Like a five foot pizza delivered by crane; A five pound breakfast called The Thing; The Terrible Garbage Burger, with two dozen toppings including wasabi mustard and an entire hot fudge sundae; Hotter-than-hot wings made with super-spiced vodka; And ice cream flavors made with everything from curry to alcohol, including ‘Secret breakfast,” with bourbon and corn flakes.
Outrageous Food has since been turned into a series hosted by another NFNS alum, Tom Pizzica in whose hands the vehicle has really taken flight. For those not familiar with Aaron McCargo Jr. he was the winner (I use that term loosely) of Next Food Network Star 4 and the host of Big Daddy’s House.
Here’s the bio from his own web site:
Aaron McCargo, Jr. competed on and won season four of The Next Food Network Star in 2008, beating out thousands of culinary hopefuls for the ultimate dream job – his own Food Network show. Big Daddy’s House premiered August 3, 2008 and ranked as the number one “In the Kitchen” weekend show during its initial six-episode run. Food Network renewed the show for a second season, which premiered January 4, 2009 and for a third season, which premiered July 12, 2009.
On Big Daddy’s House, Aaron shares his passion for big, bold flavors and fun, family cooking. From comfort foods to barbeque favorites to breakfast delights, Aaron whips up mouth-watering recipes inspired by many years of culinary experience and his fun-loving family while bringing a down-to-earth vibe and warm smile to the kitchen. Whether cooking with his children, relatives, friends, or even by himself, big food and big fun reign supreme.
A family man who adores all things flavorful, Aaron’s passion for cooking was sparked at the age of four when he started baking cakes in his sister’s Easy Bake Oven. Always an entrepreneur at heart, Aaron began making and selling cakes and cookies to his childhood friends. At the age of 13, Aaron was as a Junior Volunteer in the kitchen at Cooper Hospital University. He has since worked in nine New Jersey restaurants including casual and fine dining. In 2003, Aaron opened his own restaurant in Camden, N.J., called McCargo’s Restaurant. Most recently, Aaron served as the executive VIP catering chef at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He attended Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts.