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Posted in Food on TV with tags , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2009 by restaurantouring

I missed the premiere of Next Food Network star. From what I could see from the commercials leading up to this season, no one I met at the open call in Philly made the cut (yes, I went out for the open call. Not sure why, but I did). Hopefully, I’ll catch a rerun.

Gavin Kaysen just beat Michael Symon in Battle Octopus on Iron Chef America. I knew he was a great chef, but arg! I really wanted John Besh to win, back during Next Iron Chef a couple years ago. Oh well.

Speaking of John Besh, he’ll be competing in Top Chef Masters on Bravo TV. Season starts this Wednesday. Tune in!

P.S. Really digging the new way they’re shooting the beauty plates on Iron Chef America. Might steal that look for a couple shots in the near future.

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Bobby Flay book signing

Posted in Books and gear, Food in the news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2009 by restaurantouring

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That’s me and Bobby Flay at the Williams-Sonoma store inside the Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey. I met him last night. Nice guy. Busy, too. And way thinner in real life than he appears on TV. Maybe he’s been working out?

Anyway, he was there to sign copies of his new book, Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries & Shakes. I’m reading it now, and I’ll do a little review of it once I’m done. I’ll flesh out some of the details of the night then, as well.

Finally, because I’m young and immature, I want to give a shout out to Will, one of the coolest, smartest, 9-year-old, soon-to-be-tae-kwon-do-black-belt, future-chef-in-trainings I’ve met yet. Rock on! Cooks rule!

Who am I kidding? No one ever reads these posts of mine 😛

Next Food Network Star

Posted in Culinary ruminations and other random thoughts with tags , on July 28, 2008 by restaurantouring

Shut up.  I haven’t seen the finale yet.  But if Lisa or Adam win, I will never watch Food Network again.

edit:  2:03 AM — YESSSSSSS!!!!