Fans of games like Diner Dash and Parking Dash are familiar with the work of PlayFirst. With Cooking Dash they are looking to break out even further into the mainstream with the help of two powerful partners: celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse and HSN. Those with the iPhone game can now access a free update with the new "HSN Cooks with Emeril" mode.
Cooking Dash has players controlling Flo as she takes on the hectic responsibilities of running a restaurant. As players progress they gain access to new, more challenging venues. One of the key features of this update is that it allows players, with Emeril's help, to try running a restaurant featuring food from Mr. Lagasse himself. Also, all the equipment players will encounter is official Emerilware cooking supplies. By working with HSN, the game then allows players to purchase those very same supplies through PlayFirst's new DashMart virtual store.
The update is currently live and in celebration, PlayFirst is offering Cooking Dash for $0.99 instead of its usual price of $2.99. Anyone who liked Cooking Dash but thought it needed more catchphrases like "bam" and whatnot might give "HSN Cooks with Emeril" a shot.