Thursday, October 19, 2017
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…And You Would be Wrong

So, yes, I do enjoy most of the programs on Food Network. It's just that the occasional anomaly that is Cutthroat Kitchen is like the rotten apple. Or rotten egg. And stinks just as much. No, worse.

Food Network, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Doubling Down on Stupid

Apparently Food Network has enough commas in the paycheck or enough contract lawyers on retainer to make that little annoying trait called self-respect irrelevant.

Cutthroat Kitchen – “Chopped” with Math

I didn't think it was possible, but this show makes the great Alton Brown, a self-deprecating, incredibly gifted, and spontaneous, intelligent chef, look like a jerk. He's become the Chuck Barris of the Foodie set.

Chopped Should Still be Lopped. But…

Okay, you got a chance to read my previous rant about Chopped. While I still have issues with it, it has embarrassingly become one of my guilty pleasures.

Blast from the MPV Past: Chopped Should Be Lopped

Am I the only one in the world who feels that this program is, well, a little silly?

Iron Chef America and the Whoosh

Most people - including me - are pretty willing to suspend reality in order to be educated and entertained.
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The Best Pairing. Ever. Period.

At MirePoix Vegas, I've talked about everything from the annoying “Chairman” on Iron Chef America - one of my favorite programs, by the way - to recipes using frog fallopian tubes and bat nuts.

Following Zach – Part Deux

Let's face it, any restaurant that has a dish like Beef Cheek Ravioli with Black Truffles and Crushed Duck Liver is as far away from McDonald's as 2005 Bordeaux is from White Zinfandel.
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MPV – We’re Baaack!

So along I come with MirePoix Vegas, another one. Am I out of my mind? Probably. No new news there. Not that it ever mattered anyway.

Food Meets Wine – And I Write About It

When I have some free time (ha!) I will continue to mine through the old databases and see if I can find some of the older stories and reviews to repost.