The Food Show Darrell Britt-Gibson Wants To Make

Darrell Britt-Gibson is a busy actor these days. His 2021 credits alone include the new "Fear Street" trilogy on Netflix, "Silk Road," and the Oscar-nominated movie "Judas and the Black Messiah." (Fans of "The Wire" might also remember him as O-Dog.) But, as Britt-Gibson told Grub Street recently, he would happily take his career in a different, albeit foodie, direction if given the chance. "I'm very self-sufficient in the kitchen," he said. "I binge-watch all the food shows. I'd actually like to have my own food show."

What type of program might Britt-Gibson want to host? Well, if his weekly diet he shared with the outlet is any indiction, he's got a lot of variety to choose from for the focus of his desired series. First, he claims he's a "gluten avoider," preferring gluten-free oats in the morning alongside his smoothie, so maybe his show could be about the best GF recipes? Or, there's apparently a family history of recreating favorite restaurant dishes, which would admittedly be a joy to watch. 

"My grandfather's food was the best food ever. He would see something super random, and it would inspire him. Like, once we were at the Cheesecake Factory. He ordered these avocado egg rolls, and we spent the whole next day recreating those," Britt-Gibson shared. 

He's also a big fan of diners so maybe he could give Guy Fieri a run for his money? And the actor loves a good Pad Thai — so maybe he could pitch the idea of having a master Thai chef show him how to make his own meals, so he can stop searching Los Angeles for the perfect dish?

When it comes down to it though, Britt-Gibson settled in on one pretty unique idea for a food series that we'd love to see happen some day.

Darrell Britt-Gibson wants to do a battle of the breakfast tacos

If Darrell Britt-Gibson did have his own cooking show, he tells Grub Street it would definitely be breakfast-themed. "For lunch, I make my breakfast tacos. They are unmatched. I'll go against anyone in a battle of the breakfast taco," he said, adding, "I scramble the best eggs. I've been told that. At first, I didn't want to buy into the hype of my own scrambled eggs, but it's just my reality now."

While his eggs sound like they could go up against greats like even Gordon Ramsay or Alton Brown, Britt-Gibson shared there's a bit more to the early morning meal construction. "I crisp the shell, add avocado, tomatoes, all the accoutrements, drizzle a little bit of oil, add a little bit of rice and a little bit of cilantro. Then I just throw it all together." Sounds delicious!

If a TV network ever does give a green light to Britt-Gibson's breakfast taco competition show, you better believe Ramsay will be ready. He already did a battle of the breakfast tacos on YouTube with Mexican-American chef Aarón Sanchez. Come to think of it, Britt-Gibson, Sanchez, and Ramsay would be food TV gold. We hope someone out there is paying attention!