You know what? I really like that idea. I'm a bit of a foodie myself and that has a certain appeal. Also they have had three celebrity chefs in the history of the show who would pair quite naturally as follows:
Clarkson - Gordon Ramsey (cue lots of swearing and shouting)
Hammond - Jamie Oliver
May - Anthony Worrall Thompson (he made Jeremy's hair omelette but hasn't been a SIARPC. Irritating little man who would get right on James' tits. Once described by Gordon Ramsey as looking "like a squashed Bee Gee"!)
Unlike Heather Mills this idea might have legs!
As for the safety issue remember past shows have featured the consumption of:
1. Food cooked on an engine.
2. Golden snow.
3. Hair Omelette
4. Beef and Brick Smoothies
5. Apple run over by a Merc C63
6. BBQ'd squirrel and roadkill steak (unconfirmed)
I hope nothing like that every happens. The TG vs. DMotor thing was awful and I don't care about the other versions wasting UK TG time when we could have proper challenges or maybe some cars.
That! I would love to see! Hope they'll make a challenge like that