Thu Tran is a woman after my own heart. She loves art, food, and the absurd and has combined all these passions into her surreal and fun Internet show, Food Party, which has been picked up by IFC (Independent Film Channel) and debuts tonight.
Food Party is described on her blog as "a mind-bending, non-reality cooking show with Thu Tran as your hostess, a cast of unruly puppets as culinary aides, and a cavalcade of fictitious celebrities as surprise dinner guests." On IFC, the show will run a short 10 minutes with no promises you'll actually get any cooking tips.
Tran, 27, graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art where she majored in glasswork. While a student there, she realized she loved both cooking with her roommate and making videos of their time in the kitchen. Collaborating with friends and her boyfriend, who helps her make the puppets on her show, this Pee-Wee's Playhouse of food shows took off, getting attention from a variety of websites before getting IFC's attention.
I can't wait to check out your show, Thu. And may you continue to let your freak flag fly!