Gretchen Bleiler and Jamie Anderson featured on Food Network’s “Dinner Impossible” |

Gretchen Bleiler and Jamie Anderson featured on Food Network’s “Dinner Impossible”

Dinner Made Possible on the Mountains of Aspen for 200 Hungry Action Sports Athletes
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

What do cooking and snowboarding for a Winter X Games medal have in common? That would be a show called “Dinner Impossible” courtesy of the Food Network. The producers sent their crew and their chef Robert, who only hears of his cooking mission minutes before he is whisked away to the grocery store for all his ingredients, to the hills of Buttermilk Mountain in
beautiful Aspen, Colo. where Winter X Games 13 is underway. Chef Robert was given his “mission” from Olympic Snowboarder and local Aspenite, Gretchen Bleiler, who even jumped in with part of the menu asking for some extreme cookies. With the help of several sous chefs you may recognize: BMX Champion Kevin Robinson – who gave the chef his own mission of keeping chicken or anything close to that away from him because he’s allergic to poultry; and ESPN’s very own Dana Jacobson – who apparently ate something so good and nutritious off the menu that gave her great energy and poise as she hosted ESPN’s X Center that night. What was Chef Robert’s mission? What was in that entree that made Shaun White win Gold? Or how much sugar was in the extreme dessert that made Levi Lavallee attempt a double backflip on a snowmobile?

Even cooler than Food Network showing up to the Winter X Games, is their season premiere kicks off tomorrow night, Wednesday, April 8th, and it will begin with this Winter X segment at 10 p.m. ET.

Posted on: April 7, 2009