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(LA Weekly)   One woman cooks her way through greasy professional food taster Guy Fieri's cookbook, including such dishes as No Can Beato This Taquito and Tequila Turkey. "Remember Julie & Julia? This is like that but with more Sammy Hagar"   (blogs.laweekly.com) divider line 295
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2012-07-03 10:46:20 AM  
no. just no.



otoh, Bobby Moynihan's got a great shot at a new movie.
 
2012-07-03 10:51:14 AM  
Really? This is her blog? Her blog must suck.
 
2012-07-03 10:53:27 AM  
Why would you do this to yourself?
 
2012-07-03 10:56:52 AM  
My husband made the garlic tortilla cake last week after watching an episode w/Guy. I refused to touch it. It looked awful and then I read the ingredients: a cup of oil, 1/4 cup of mayo, 3/4 cup of garlic (recipe specified it should be from a jar). No way in hell I was going anywhere near it OR him. And the kitchen reeked for DAYS.

I don't get this guy's appeal. He's annoying, doesn't seem to show any cooking finesse, and acts like a complete tool. Someone described him as looking like he's playing the Sun in a grade-school play and I can't shake that image.
 
2012-07-03 10:57:37 AM  
She's through 3 of 150 recipes. Call me when she hits 50 or more.
 
2012-07-03 11:02:38 AM  
Guy Fieri is a great entertainer, but I don't think he knows much about food.
 
2012-07-03 11:08:06 AM  

InfamousBLT: Guy Fieri is a great entertainer, but I don't think he knows much about food.


He knows that "_______ IS THE GREATEST ________ I'VE EVER TASTED!!11!1!11" wherever he may be, and whatever he is consuming. That takes years of training.
 
2012-07-03 11:08:31 AM  

InfamousBLT: Guy Fieri is a great entertainer, but I don't think he knows much about food.


He knows quite a bit about eating it. Not so sure I would trust him when it comes to preparing it, though.
 
2012-07-03 11:09:04 AM  

mattharvest: She's through 3 of 150 recipes. Call me when she hits 50 or more.


If you work at Poison Control, she may be calling you a hell of a lot sooner than that.
 
2012-07-03 11:13:26 AM  

brigid_fitch: I don't get this guy's appeal. He's annoying, doesn't seem to show any cooking finesse, and acts like a complete tool. Someone described him as looking like he's playing the Sun in a grade-school play and I can't shake that image.


He looks like someone picked him up by his feet and dipped him head first into a deep fryer.

The first thing I thought when I first saw Guy Fieri on television was "I wonder how many jet skis this guy owns."
 
2012-07-03 11:15:11 AM  
This is the cookbook that I intend on working my way through. Mr. Mailman brought to me not too long ago.

i1123.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-03 11:38:02 AM  

brigid_fitch: I don't get this guy's appeal. He's annoying, doesn't seem to show any cooking finesse, and acts like a complete tool. Someone described him as looking like he's playing the Sun in a grade-school play and I can't shake that image.


First off, he's on Food Network. No matter what the show is about, there will always be a viewership of obese people dreaming about food when they aren't stuffing their face with it. Second, the show is geared toward Boomers who are nostalgic about a history the majority of them never engaged in. Finally, he is the physical embodiedment of this classic TV icon:

images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-03 12:28:44 PM  
Here is SNL's take on him. Pretty accurate.

Also, this:

foodnetworkhumor.com

He actually kinda sounds like a Farker.
 
2012-07-03 01:07:27 PM  
When I see an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where he tastes something and says "Wow, this tastes horrible. How much money did you pay the asshole who recommended your restaurant for an episode of the show? Thanks for wasting my time." I'll take him seriously.
 
2012-07-03 01:39:03 PM  
Did it turn her into a douchebag too?
 
2012-07-03 01:45:45 PM  

InfamousBLT: Guy Fieri is a great entertainer, but I don't think he knows much about food.


Food Network was ahead of the troll curve on that one... you don't pick the best cook, you pick the biggest douchebag because that's what brings the ratings.
 
2012-07-03 01:48:59 PM  

WTF Indeed: brigid_fitch: I don't get this guy's appeal. He's annoying, doesn't seem to show any cooking finesse, and acts like a complete tool. Someone described him as looking like he's playing the Sun in a grade-school play and I can't shake that image.

First off, he's on Food Network. No matter what the show is about, there will always be a viewership of obese people dreaming about food when they aren't stuffing their face with it. Second, the show is geared toward Boomers who are nostalgic about a history the majority of them never engaged in. Finally, he is the physical embodiedment of this classic TV icon:

[images.wikia.com image 460x570]


I can't remember who said this a while back, but it's pretty apt: "Guy Fieri is proof that Ed Hardy has started manufacturing actual human beings".
 
2012-07-03 01:50:58 PM  
This guy should have never been put anywhere near fame, or anything resembling fame. I hope those sunglasses spontaneously combust and burn into his skull.
 
2012-07-03 01:51:02 PM  
tastespotting.com

i love that site, think of something and search for it, then you find recipes.

fark guy whats-whats-his-twat. hes applebees "cooking" with a hint of hair gel.
 
2012-07-03 01:51:42 PM  

brigid_fitch: My husband made the garlic tortilla cake last week after watching an episode w/Guy. I refused to touch it. It looked awful and then I read the ingredients: a cup of oil, 1/4 cup of mayo, 3/4 cup of garlic (recipe specified it should be from a jar). No way in hell I was going anywhere near it OR him. And the kitchen reeked for DAYS.


That's off the hook bananas. You missed the train to Flavortown.
 
2012-07-03 01:51:48 PM  

InfamousBLT: Guy Fieri is a great entertainer, but I don't think he knows much about food.


a product. I a few years some one will put on a clip of him and we will all cringe and think, "that is what passed for cool." Those pictures of your parents (grandparents) in bell bottom jeans is what Guy will be in a few years. Just a marketing trend.
 
2012-07-03 01:52:22 PM  
I dont like him but I do ike the places they go to on Diners, Drive ins and Dives.
 
2012-07-03 01:52:53 PM  
Some woman cooks some other guys recipes. This should be a news flash.
 
2012-07-03 01:53:39 PM  
Why not just ink straight to the blog and not the shiatty write up? Oh, that's right, link spam.
 
2012-07-03 01:53:54 PM  
Celebritynetworth.com says he's worth $8.5 MILLION.
 
2012-07-03 01:54:12 PM  
Or you could get yourself an annoying haircut, dress like a teenager and eat at TGI Fridays every night.
 
2012-07-03 01:54:20 PM  

mat catastrophe: Why not just ink straight to the blog and not the shiatty write up? Oh, that's right, link spam.


LINK!

/goddamn ipad
 
2012-07-03 01:54:46 PM  

Silly Jesus: Here is SNL's take on him. Pretty accurate.

Also, this:

[foodnetworkhumor.com image 550x337]

He actually kinda sounds like a Farker.


He's one of us, he just made it big.
 
2012-07-03 01:54:58 PM  
I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!
 
2012-07-03 01:55:41 PM  

Cheron: InfamousBLT: Guy Fieri is a great entertainer, but I don't think he knows much about food.

a product. I a few years some one will put on a clip of him and we will all cringe and think, "that is what passed for cool." Those pictures of your parents (grandparents) in bell bottom jeans is what Guy will be in a few years. Just a marketing trend.


More like 'this is what out of touch corporations thought was cool.'

But it will still be a combination of hilarious and regretful.
 
2012-07-03 01:56:22 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French Coonass!


Hah!
 
2012-07-03 01:57:14 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: When I see an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where he tastes something and says "Wow, this tastes horrible. How much money did you pay the asshole who recommended your restaurant for an episode of the show? Thanks for wasting my time." I'll take him seriously.


My mother believes everything she sees on TV. Last time I was up there in Wisconsin, she wanted to go to a breakfast diner in Racine that was featured by some TV chef. It was supposed to be amazing. The food was just OK, but the air was completely saturated with greasy spoon miasma. It latched onto my clothes, and I reeked, yet I had to go directly to the airport to make my flight back home. After we boarded, they discovered that the flight was over-loaded (or something like that) and offered free tickets if someone volunteered to get bumped to the next flight. The guy sitting next to me leaped at the offer like a drowning man grabbing a life ring. I have never been so embarrassed in my life.
 
2012-07-03 01:58:03 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: brigid_fitch: My husband made the garlic tortilla cake last week after watching an episode w/Guy. I refused to touch it. It looked awful and then I read the ingredients: a cup of oil, 1/4 cup of mayo, 3/4 cup of garlic (recipe specified it should be from a jar). No way in hell I was going anywhere near it OR him. And the kitchen reeked for DAYS.

That's off the hook bananas. You missed the train to Flavortown.


You should try putting it on a flip-flop next time.
 
2012-07-03 01:58:07 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!



How do you say "that's Crazy, it's chukaporkalicious!" in French?
 
2012-07-03 01:58:55 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!


Well, then, that settles it. He's cool now!
 
2012-07-03 01:59:25 PM  
You know, I am aware he is kind of a douche, but I've been to a restaurant supposedly started by Guy Fieri and while he may not be the cook there apparently he can at least put together a good menu.

/Yes, he still needs to stop trying to be a 23 year old bro.
 
2012-07-03 02:00:13 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!


As someone who has been studying French on and off for almost 20 years (mostly off, until very recently again,) I guess I have a little more respect for him based on that. But he's still annoying.
 
2012-07-03 02:01:04 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: When I see an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where he tastes something and says "Wow, this tastes horrible. How much money did you pay the asshole who recommended your restaurant for an episode of the show? Thanks for wasting my time." I'll take him seriously.


I would be surprised if they didn't have people go to the places they are thinking of having on the show prior to Fieri visiting and try the food to make sure something like that doesn't happen.
 
2012-07-03 02:02:03 PM  
Meh, I stopped watching cooking shows after they canceled "Yan Can Cook". ....they did cancel it right?
 
2012-07-03 02:03:31 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!


Yeah I think he actually does know how to cook and was trained in France. But he was never going to get anywhere with that crap on American television, bring on the gringo sushi. Extra mayo, plz.
 
2012-07-03 02:05:16 PM  
I don't much care for him as a personality, the three recipes in her blog don't give me much faith either, but I've visited an handful of places that have appeared on his show and have not been disappointed. I've found that visiting those establishments is safer than trying to decipher Yelp reviews when I'm stuck in a strange town for a short period of time and don't want to waste a meal based on shady reviews.
 
2012-07-03 02:05:34 PM  
I stopped caring about Food Network after they canceled Molto Mario. Mario Batalli is one of the most pompous motherf*ckers alive, but damn does he know Italian cuisine.
 
2012-07-03 02:05:57 PM  

brigid_fitch: My husband made the garlic tortilla cake last week after watching an episode w/Guy. I refused to touch it. It looked awful and then I read the ingredients: a cup of oil, 1/4 cup of mayo, 3/4 cup of garlic (recipe specified it should be from a jar). No way in hell I was going anywhere near it OR him. And the kitchen reeked for DAYS.

I don't get this guy's appeal. He's annoying, doesn't seem to show any cooking finesse, and acts like a complete tool. Someone described him as looking like he's playing the Sun in a grade-school play and I can't shake that image.


I must have been in the same thread because that same thing happened to me! I kind of see him as the sun in the old Teletubbies shows too.
 
2012-07-03 02:07:36 PM  

rudemix: I must have been in the same thread because that same thing happened to me! I kind of see him as the sun in the old Teletubbies shows too.


I'm gonna giggle every time I see that show from now on.
 
2012-07-03 02:08:50 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!



But what if I don't like the French?
 
2012-07-03 02:09:27 PM  
Timmy The Tumor: "When I see an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where he tastes something and says "Wow, this tastes horrible. How much money did you pay the asshole who recommended your restaurant for an episode of the show? Thanks for wasting my time." I'll take him seriously."

Really? You're only serious if you're an asshole on TV?
Wouldn't you expect a *serious* person to go, find out the food isn't good and then simply never bring the cameras in, or feature that segment in an episode on-air?

I mean, that's what *I* would expect from someone who was actually more serious about the food than self-aggrandizement.
 
2012-07-03 02:09:30 PM  
Ugh, I hate Guy more so than Bobby Flay. Flay is a NY asshole, Guy is one of those people that ran away to LA to reinvent themselves. BLECH.

I miss the old food network with actual cooking shows. The cooking channel is looking to be a better option now.

Anyone know were I can get David Rosengarden's show?
 
2012-07-03 02:09:56 PM  
My favorite tweets from @nedroid on the subject:

Guy Fieri makes another mark on the scroll. 418 marks, one for each year he's been alive. Guy Fieri sighs. He is so tired.

Guy Fieri dons his armor, woven of dancing flames. The serpent-wolf is waiting. "We're rolling out," whispers Guy to his falcon.

Guy Fieri stands at the edge of the abyss and gazes into the great unblinking eye. "Triple D," he says. "Death, Destruction... and Destiny."

Hi, I'm Guy Fieri. I wear my sunglasses on the back of my head to block out the past which is always haunting me.

Hi I'm Guy Fieri. Look at me. Hey. Watch me. Watch me, mom. Mom watch me. Mom you're not watching

Hi, you're Guy Fieri. The mantle has been passed. Finally, I can die.
 
2012-07-03 02:10:08 PM  
Julie and Julia was all about one woman's quest to completely miss the point.
 
2012-07-03 02:11:09 PM  

BKITU: InfamousBLT: Guy Fieri is a great entertainer, but I don't think he knows much about food.

He knows that "_that__ IS THE GREATEST ___food__ I'VE EVER TASTED!!11!1!11" wherever he may be, and whatever he is consuming. That takes years of training.


/He may know flawless French, but his English is gooder!!
 
2012-07-03 02:11:25 PM  
I remember watching as some dive chef added a whole bottle of "kitchen bouquet" to a recipe and Guy's smile turned into a sneer.

If the camera hadn't been there and the dive owner hadn't paid his money Guy would have gone Gordon Ramsey on that poor bastard.
 
2012-07-03 02:12:29 PM  

WTF Indeed: brigid_fitch: I don't get this guy's appeal. He's annoying, doesn't seem to show any cooking finesse, and acts like a complete tool. Someone described him as looking like he's playing the Sun in a grade-school play and I can't shake that image.

First off, he's on Food Network. No matter what the show is about, there will always be a viewership of obese people dreaming about food when they aren't stuffing their face with it. Second, the show is geared toward Boomers who are nostalgic about a history the majority of them never engaged in. Finally, he is the physical embodiedment of this classic TV icon:

[images.wikia.com image 460x570]


The third major Food Network viewership comes from all the people stuck at the gym who can't find the remote and don't want to watch The View on the other TV.
 
2012-07-03 02:12:36 PM  

Edsel: I can't remember who said this a while back, but it's pretty apt: "Guy Fieri is proof that Ed Hardy has started manufacturing actual human beings".


A++++++ would LOL again.
 
2012-07-03 02:12:42 PM  

Random Bastage: Meh, I stopped watching cooking shows after they canceled "Yan Can Cook". ....they did cancel it right?


Yan is so good. Hes amusing and he can cook good stuff. I have no idea if he is on the air still or not. I enjoyed Wok With Yan in the early 80s.
 
2012-07-03 02:13:56 PM  

elffster: I enjoyed Wok With Yan in the early 80s.



CSB:

I loved watching his show when I was a kid....dude cracked me up.
 
2012-07-03 02:17:04 PM  

shortymac: Ugh, I hate Guy more so than Bobby Flay. Flay is a NY asshole, Guy is one of those people that ran away to LA to reinvent themselves. BLECH.

I miss the old food network with actual cooking shows. The cooking channel is looking to be a better option now.

Anyone know were I can get David Rosengarden's show?


Food Network has shuffled all its cooking shows to Sunday morning. That's where the 'Next Food Network Star' winners are shipped until their sad little shows are inevitably cancelled and they fade back into obscurity.


/Still a fan of Jeff Mauro
 
2012-07-03 02:18:02 PM  
In interests of research and science, I took my family to "Johnny Garlic's™ A Guy Fieri Signature Restaurant ("GuY!®" signature logo)"

...which is the official real name of the restaurant...

1) Over the entrance, there is a giant TV blaring clips of Guy eating stuff and saying how awesome it is. Just in case, you know, you are not fully assured that Guy Fieri is a Food Network Celebrity and that you are about to experience and EXTREME OFF DA HOOK moment.

In the lobby, they sell souvenir T shirts. Alas, no "GuY!®" signature logo sunglasses or extra-large hawaiian shirts. Also, no fiberglass convertible pink Cadillacs for picture opportunities. Yet.

2) The restaurant is classic Applebee's, but with a red and black color scheme, and LOTS of Jack Daniel's tie-ins. So that makes it different, you see.

Alas, they do not serve Coke products. So you'll be having a "Tennessee Twang" cocktail of "Jack Daniels Old No 7 & Pepsi".

3) The food is classic Applebee's, but with more 3XTR33M3 names for the dishes. I am not making these up: "No Can Beato This Taquito" and "Lambda Lambda Lambda Sliders". (This is apparently a set of three ground-lamb mini-burgers. Not sure if the sorority has registered an opinion on this leering tribute.)

They do have Naples-style pizza ovens, in which they take Naples-style pizza dough and put chicken, bacon, and ranch dressing on it and top it with a blend of domestic cheeses. So it's not at all Naples-style pizza, but at least it's a pretty acceptable small pizza.

(They DO have gluten-free pizza, which might even not have leftover wheat flour from someone else's pizza on it.)

And, of course, damn near everything comes with garlic fries and Jack Daniels barbecue sauce. Substitute onion strings for $1.50!

4) The overpriced cocktails we had were tasty, but we avoided the scary-tini girl drinks. ("Artificially flavored Apple vodka with HFCS and artificial colors and artificial pomegranate flavor and guar gum for thickening.")

5) The wait staff was pleasant and helpful and were great with our two-year-old, who was only mildly terrible for the occasion.

In conclusion, given the choice between here and Denny's, if you have a two-year-old, go here. Otherwise, you're probably better off at Denny's.
 
2012-07-03 02:18:06 PM  

Orgasmatron138: Julie and Julia was all about one woman's quest to completely miss the point.


False. Julie and Julia was a pretty good biopic of Julia Child with some terrible bullshiat sandwiched around it that you should just ignore.
 
2012-07-03 02:18:13 PM  
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives can be an interesting show, but mainly because of the restaurants being featured rather than the host. Sometimes you can see a bit of contempt in the eyes of the cooks who are showing him their cooking techniques, as he inserts a little tidbit of knowledge into their presentation.

Talented cook: "And then we add some dried chipotle peppers into the sauce and we..."
Guy: "Now, you need to let that simmer for a couple of hours right? And really draw out the flavors!"
Talented cook: (Sigh) "Yes, that's right."
 
2012-07-03 02:18:38 PM  
I always liked watching Jeff Smith back in the day. Thankfully he couldn't molest me through the television. Lot of his videos are on Youtube, or were a while back.

nakedwithcooking.com
 
2012-07-03 02:19:04 PM  
I used to watch "Yan can Cook" (and so can you!) all the time as a kid, too. That dude was pure charisma.
 
2012-07-03 02:19:05 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Yeah I think he actually does know how to cook and was trained in France.


Wikipedia:

"Although Fieri has no training as a chef, he worked at various restaurants during high school, and then went on to manage and own restaurants. After graduation in 1987, he went to work for Stouffer's, developing restaurant concepts in Southern California and managing their flagship restaurant in Long Beach, California. After three years, he became District Manager of Louise's Trattoria, managing six locations along with recruiting and training for the restaurants. Fieri attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management in 1990."

"In the fall of 1996, Fieri and business partner Steve Gruber opened Johnny Garlic's, an Italian restaurant in Santa Rosa, California. A second location opened in Windsor in 1999, a third in Petaluma in 2000 or 2001 (since closed), and a fourth in Roseville in late 2008. Subsequently they developed Tex Wasabi's (barbecue and sushi) in 2003 in Santa Rosa, adding a second location in Sacramento's Arden-Arcade area in 2007. An additional Johnny Garlic's was opened in Dublin, CA in 2011."
 
2012-07-03 02:19:30 PM  

Cheron: InfamousBLT: Guy Fieri is a great entertainer, but I don't think he knows much about food.

a product. I a few years some one will put on a clip of him and we will all cringe and think, "that is what passed for cool." Those pictures of your parents (grandparents) in bell bottom jeans is what Guy will be in a few years. Just a marketing trend.


Wait till the signal reaches Omicron Persei 8.
 
2012-07-03 02:20:12 PM  
You know, I'd watch a show that is nothing but Anthony Bourdain cooks Guy Fieri dishes while mocking every single choice Guy makes in the dish.

At the end rather than tasting it, he throws it through a window.

Sure it would be formulaic, but it could probably go two seasons.
 
2012-07-03 02:22:09 PM  

brigid_fitch: My husband made the garlic tortilla cake last week after watching an episode w/Guy. I refused to touch it. It looked awful and then I read the ingredients: a cup of oil, 1/4 cup of mayo, 3/4 cup of garlic (recipe specified it should be from a jar). No way in hell I was going anywhere near it OR him. And the kitchen reeked for DAYS.


A multi-layer New York/New England-themed dip, with alternating layers of regional delicacies. The ingredients include a layer of Manhattan clam chowder, a layer of New England clam chowder, a layer of twelve dollar soft pretzels, a stupid amount of Vermont maple syrup, half a street knish, two live lobsters who do not get along, a paper plate with some cheese left on it. Then, it's all served in a toilet bowl.

cache.gawkerassets.com
 
2012-07-03 02:22:33 PM  

odinsposse: Orgasmatron138: Julie and Julia was all about one woman's quest to completely miss the point.

False. Julie and Julia was a pretty good biopic of Julia Child with some terrible bullshiat sandwiched around it that you should just ignore.


The terrible bullshiat was what I was talking about. Why the hell that woman created an artificial deadline to driver herself nuts doing something that Julia meant to be fun and enjoyable, I don't know. I thoroughly enjoyed Streep's performance, and would rather have just seen a straight biopic about her.
 
2012-07-03 02:23:13 PM  

Ambitwistor: HotWingConspiracy: Yeah I think he actually does know how to cook and was trained in France.

Wikipedia:

"Although Fieri has no training as a chef, he worked at various restaurants during high school, and then went on to manage and own restaurants. After graduation in 1987, he went to work for Stouffer's, developing restaurant concepts in Southern California and managing their flagship restaurant in Long Beach, California. After three years, he became District Manager of Louise's Trattoria, managing six locations along with recruiting and training for the restaurants. Fieri attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management in 1990."

"In the fall of 1996, Fieri and business partner Steve Gruber opened Johnny Garlic's, an Italian restaurant in Santa Rosa, California. A second location opened in Windsor in 1999, a third in Petaluma in 2000 or 2001 (since closed), and a fourth in Roseville in late 2008. Subsequently they developed Tex Wasabi's (barbecue and sushi) in 2003 in Santa Rosa, adding a second location in Sacramento's Arden-Arcade area in 2007. An additional Johnny Garlic's was opened in Dublin, CA in 2011."


Hahaha

Maybe Stouffer's is a prominent French cooking school?
 
2012-07-03 02:23:15 PM  

ringersol: Timmy The Tumor: "When I see an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where he tastes something and says "Wow, this tastes horrible. How much money did you pay the asshole who recommended your restaurant for an episode of the show? Thanks for wasting my time." I'll take him seriously."

Really? You're only serious if you're an asshole on TV?
Wouldn't you expect a *serious* person to go, find out the food isn't good and then simply never bring the cameras in, or feature that segment in an episode on-air?

I mean, that's what *I* would expect from someone who was actually more serious about the food than self-aggrandizement.




Yes, really.

He visits what, 100 restaurants a season. There's no f*cking way that each and every of the half dozen dishes he samples at each of those places is "way off the hook, super flavorful"

Watch Bourdain. They hand-pick where he's gonna' go, and lots of times it's "wow, this is fantastic, I think I could eat this all the time" but once in a while it's "boy, it tastes like a goat took a dump in my mouth, this is awful."

If you're gonna' have a show and publish books recommending these places, be honest and tell us what is good AND what isn't...I'd have a lot more respect for him if he said "If you're ever in Frogf*ck Alabama, swing by the House of Scrapple, but order _____, instead of wasting your money on _______ which isn't their prize-winner"
 
2012-07-03 02:23:16 PM  
I'm convinced that his convertible is a time machine.....because he looks like he just arrived from 1997/1998.
 
2012-07-03 02:23:43 PM  

TheManofPA: You know, I'd watch a show that is nothing but Anthony Bourdain cooks Guy Fieri dishes while mocking every single choice Guy makes in the dish.

At the end rather than tasting it, he throws it through a window.

Sure it would be formulaic, but it could probably go two seasons.


Only if he did a shot every time he had to change the dish.

I'm pretty sure his liver can survive at least 2 seasons. The man lives off Coffee, Vodka, and Cigarettes like a crab fishing captain.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-03 02:24:01 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: I used to watch "Yan can Cook" (and so can you!) all the time as a kid, too. That dude was pure charisma.


HOYYY SIN SAUCE!!!!

/He visited GSFC and I got to see him film an episode cooking for NASA
 
2012-07-03 02:24:07 PM  

rustypouch: More like 'this is what out of touch corporations thought was cool.'

But it will still be a combination of hilarious and regretful.


Can I side rant about "The Next Food Network Star" (where we go Guy Fieri from) for a second? Yes, I admit to watching it, and no, I'm not proud. It fascinates and infuriates me for some reason. First of all, I think we're over-saturated with "Food Network Stars" I don't know that we need a contest to find the "Next" one every farking year.

Second, the whole notion of having a "story" or whatever is over-done, hacky, and pointless. Maybe I'm completely out of touch, or maybe the Food Network suits are - but farking one of us are. If I hear another contrived story about "Grandma's favorite [food conveniently at the center of this challenge, weird]" or "The time mom and I conviently[utilized the cooking method of this challenge, funny that]" I'm going to barf. It's obviously so made up and so contrived that no one could possibly think it's real, right?

I don't know, maybe I'm just bitter because the booted the one chick on this show who I actually found interesting in favor of one who "dedicated this [burger] to [my baby sister] for [some obviously contrived reason]"
 
2012-07-03 02:24:21 PM  
I'm cooking my way through Bull Cook and Authentic Historical Recipes and Practices by George L. Herter.
 
2012-07-03 02:24:41 PM  

Expolaris: TheManofPA: You know, I'd watch a show that is nothing but Anthony Bourdain cooks Guy Fieri dishes while mocking every single choice Guy makes in the dish.

At the end rather than tasting it, he throws it through a window.

Sure it would be formulaic, but it could probably go two seasons.

Only if he did a shot every time he had to change the dish.

I'm pretty sure his liver can survive at least 2 seasons. The man lives off Coffee, Vodka, and Cigarettes like a crab fishing captain.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 624x352]


He's thoroughly enjoying what he does for a living.
 
2012-07-03 02:25:27 PM  
Guy Fieri is a living example of Barnum's maxim about making money off of the general public.
 
2012-07-03 02:25:43 PM  
I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

blacknewmedia.com

Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.
 
2012-07-03 02:28:40 PM  
Guy Fieri is a tool. But I will say this... he goes to some really awesome places on DD&D.
That alone makes his show interesting. It's just too bad I have to deal with such a tool of a host.

I've been to three of the places featured on his show and they were all excellent.
 
2012-07-03 02:29:40 PM  
Step 1: Buy life insurance on hubby
Step 2: Feed him every dish in that cookbook
Step 3: Profit


I did like that documentary series HBO aired about him, Eastbound and Down.
 
2012-07-03 02:30:44 PM  

MisterRonbo: I did like that documentary series HBO aired about him, Eastbound and Down.


awesome.
 
2012-07-03 02:30:52 PM  
Guy (Ferry) Fieri won a reality game show, shouldn't his 15 minutes be up by now?
 
2012-07-03 02:30:57 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

[blacknewmedia.com image 640x548]

Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.



Good call!

Seattle:

Tap House Grill....there is a second location in Bellevue.

Uber.....they only serve beer, but you can order pizza from the place down the street and eat it inside.

Lynnwood:

Special Brews.....only beer is served, but their bottle section is amazing. Outside food is allowed. These guys are not too far from my house, and I'm glad to have a place like this in my neighborhood. Bonus: Buddy the Dog greets you at the door.
 
2012-07-03 02:31:24 PM  

topcon: I always liked watching Jeff Smith back in the day. Thankfully he couldn't molest me through the television. Lot of his videos are on Youtube, or were a while back.

[nakedwithcooking.com image 394x273]


Classic theologian-turned-minister-(turned-pedophile-)turned-chef story.
 
2012-07-03 02:31:54 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:



Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.


Cheeseburger on ciabatta with spinach and chips in a bowl? I bet they're servers actually have recommendations on which craft beers go best with which burgers. Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat. Ha.
 
2012-07-03 02:32:38 PM  

Vacation Bible School: HotWingConspiracy: brigid_fitch: My husband made the garlic tortilla cake last week after watching an episode w/Guy. I refused to touch it. It looked awful and then I read the ingredients: a cup of oil, 1/4 cup of mayo, 3/4 cup of garlic (recipe specified it should be from a jar). No way in hell I was going anywhere near it OR him. And the kitchen reeked for DAYS.

That's off the hook bananas. You missed the train to Flavortown.

You should try putting it on a flip-flop next time.



zao.jp
That doesn't sound good at all.
 
2012-07-03 02:33:40 PM  
The kid and I watch guy just for the sheer awfulness. Only once has he done something the kid wanted to try.
 
2012-07-03 02:34:01 PM  
Martin Yan is cool beans with that maniacal smiling knife trick of his.
 
2012-07-03 02:34:49 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: I used to watch "Yan can Cook" (and so can you!) all the time as a kid, too. That dude was pure charisma.


Stir fry, no stir sit!
 
2012-07-03 02:35:33 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Cheeseburger on ciabatta with spinach and chips in a bowl? I bet they're servers actually have recommendations on which craft beers go best with which burgers. Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat. Ha.


pichars.org
 
2012-07-03 02:35:52 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:



Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.


Oh, and if you're ever in Bradenton, FL, try out Central Cafe, you'd love it. Overpriced burgers topped with spring mix, blue cheese crumbled with everything, and the latest IPA microbrew on tap.

Oh, and they have pizza to go, and they use generic red, white and green pizza delivery boxes, but they turn them inside out so its plain brown cardboard. Because... Well, it looks cooler? I guess?
 
2012-07-03 02:37:49 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Oh, and they have pizza to go, and they use generic red, white and green pizza delivery boxes, but they turn them inside out so its plain brown cardboard. Because... Well, it looks cooler? I guess?



What kind of hipster shiat is that?
 
2012-07-03 02:38:13 PM  
Timmy the Tumor: "If you're gonna' have a show and publish books recommending these places, be honest and tell us what is good AND what isn't."

Well I guess that's just where we disagree. I think it'd be a waste of time to go to Joe and Lou's diner in bumfark Arkansas and spend 8 minutes meeting the good people and building up an impression of the restaurant just so that the host can pan the food. Similarly, if the salmon is merely 'ok' but the brisket is awesome, what the hell do I get out of knowing the Salmon is just 'ok'? The default presumption is that most restaurants that have been open for more than a year are at least doing 'ok'. So why not just work from there and let me know which item(s) actually stand out?

As to Bourdain, I can't say I've seen his show more than a few times. But what I've seen of it is much more about the people and the *types* of food and *types* of food preparation. That is, it's more about Bourdain getting to know and giving us an insight into the otherwise-inscrutable mind and life of some forgotten tribe, or Ted Nugent. And when he samples their food, it's more about how he conveys the feel of sitting down to Nugent's open pit BBQ or the tribe's roasted eyeballs, than whether they're particularly well done compared to others in the field.
 
2012-07-03 02:39:14 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Cheeseburger on ciabatta with spinach and chips in a bowl? I bet they're servers actually have recommendations on which craft beers go best with which burgers. Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat. Ha.


Delicious as hell. The only thing the burgers don't do is suck your dick. But they're still better than some blowjobs I've had.

I dunno what's up with that picture, it's not really representative of what they serve.
 
2012-07-03 02:39:15 PM  

theorellior: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Cheeseburger on ciabatta with spinach and chips in a bowl? I bet they're servers actually have recommendations on which craft beers go best with which burgers. Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat. Ha.


Like whatever you want, just be honest about it. I like Mich Ultra, but I admit I have horrible taste in beer.
 
2012-07-03 02:39:35 PM  
i1123.photobucket.com


Whoooooo boy!


(click it for a Cajun treat)
 
2012-07-03 02:39:39 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

[blacknewmedia.com image 640x548]

Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.


Man why did you have to mention this? I'm going back home to Atlanta in a few days and now i'm thinking of all the hometown food i want.

And i don't want a whole meal, i just want a delicious treat i really can't get anywhere else.

Doughnuts that are more sweet breadlike, not coated in a thin layer of gooey sugar. They always roll out new creations, like the Thin Mint Dougnut, the Reeses, the Cinnamon Sweet Potato, and the saturday special Bacon Maple Bar (so good fresh).

media.al.com

www.kevinandamanda.com

Next time you are in Atlanta, fark Krispy Kreme.
 
2012-07-03 02:39:59 PM  

elffster: Yan is so good. Hes amusing and he can cook good stuff. I have no idea if he is on the air still or not. I enjoyed Wok With Yan in the early 80s.


I have it on good authority that the accent is a complete fraud and he speaks standard North American English.

If Guy's French is that good I'd like to see him do the same show in France and hit a bunch of good restaurants with no Michelin stars that don't charge 30 euros for a 3 egg omelet. If it meant he spent less time speaking Beavis and Butthead English it would be far better.
 
2012-07-03 02:40:17 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Cheeseburger on ciabatta with spinach and chips in a bowl? I bet they're servers actually have recommendations on which craft beers go best with which burgers. Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat. Ha.

Delicious as hell. The only thing the burgers don't do is suck your dick. But they're still better than some blowjobs I've had.

I dunno what's up with that picture, it's not really representative of what they serve.


That burger in the picture actually does look pretty good.
 
2012-07-03 02:41:02 PM  
Diners Drive-ins and Dives went to a place near my apartment (Tommy's Joynt) a hofbrau I've been going to since I was a child(30 plus years). Not one of the regular employees was on the episode. The old Mexican guys behind the counter were replaced by family member of the owner I've never seen before.
 
2012-07-03 02:42:10 PM  
"Greasy professional food taster Guy Fieri"

I love flexible adjectives.
 
2012-07-03 02:42:44 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: If you're gonna' have a show and publish books recommending these places, be honest and tell us what is good AND what isn't..


Yeah. That's my only beef with Adam Richman, too. Watching Man vs. Food you'd think Adam has never eaten a meal he didn't like. I understand that restaurants don't want to be featured on the show if he's gonna trash the place, but he could tell us which dishes he didn't like, and why in a professional non-insulting manner. Not every restaurant can have the best ____ you've ever eaten. Viewers understand this.
 
2012-07-03 02:42:48 PM  

Expolaris: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

[blacknewmedia.com image 640x548]

Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.

Man why did you have to mention this? I'm going back home to Atlanta in a few days and now i'm thinking of all the hometown food i want.

And i don't want a whole meal, i just want a delicious treat i really can't get anywhere else.

Doughnuts that are more sweet breadlike, not coated in a thin layer of gooey sugar. They always roll out new creations, like the Thin Mint Dougnut, the Reeses, the Cinnamon Sweet Potato, and the saturday special Bacon Maple Bar (so good fresh).

[media.al.com image 432x310]

[www.kevinandamanda.com image 600x400]

Next time you are in Atlanta, fark Krispy Kreme.


Forgot the namedrop, Sublime Doughnuts!

www.foodgps.com
 
2012-07-03 02:42:58 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Cheeseburger on ciabatta with spinach and chips in a bowl? I bet they're servers actually have recommendations on which craft beers go best with which burgers. Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat. Ha.

Delicious as hell. The only thing the burgers don't do is suck your dick. But they're still better than some blowjobs I've had.

I dunno what's up with that picture, it's not really representative of what they serve.

That burger in the picture actually does look pretty good.


But you're not wrong about the pretentious hipsters. And yeah, they recommend the beer to go with it on the menu. I just get hammered on Anchor Steam and whatever crazy Belgian sh*t catches my eye behind the bar.
 
2012-07-03 02:43:42 PM  
I used to cook for a living. Chef, baker, the whole gamut.
I can't watch cooking shows because they make too many sanitation mistakes.
It's like a grammer Nazi reading a Fark thread about youtube comments about a drunk chick.
 
2012-07-03 02:44:42 PM  
I do not watch his show, but I did go to a Bosnian restaurant in Houston that was featured on it and it was delicious.

However, Guy Fieri would do well to know that "just off the Beltway" is a meaningless term in Houston. It's a circle.
 
2012-07-03 02:45:28 PM  

elffster: I enjoyed Wok With Yan in the early 80s.


A four-letter word.... OUCH!
 
2012-07-03 02:46:03 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.


If you ever get up to the Metro-Detroit area, first punch whoever brought you here in the nuts. Then go here for a damn delicious burger. http://www.flashbackburgers.com/

It's just a little hole in the wall place, but I haven't found a better burger anywhere.
 
2012-07-03 02:47:58 PM  

brigid_fitch: My husband made the garlic tortilla cake last week after watching an episode w/Guy. I refused to touch it. It looked awful and then I read the ingredients: a cup of oil, 1/4 cup of mayo, 3/4 cup of garlic (recipe specified it should be from a jar). No way in hell I was going anywhere near it OR him. And the kitchen reeked for DAYS.

I don't get this guy's appeal. He's annoying, doesn't seem to show any cooking finesse, and acts like a complete tool. Someone described him as looking like he's playing the Sun in a grade-school play and I can't shake that image.


This. It's "Oh look, giant piles of mediocre diner food. It's AWESOME!"

Bobby Flay is an asshole, too, but at least he can cook.
 
2012-07-03 02:49:23 PM  

ringersol: Timmy the Tumor: "If you're gonna' have a show and publish books recommending these places, be honest and tell us what is good AND what isn't."

Well I guess that's just where we disagree. I think it'd be a waste of time to go to Joe and Lou's diner in bumfark Arkansas and spend 8 minutes meeting the good people and building up an impression of the restaurant just so that the host can pan the food. Similarly, if the salmon is merely 'ok' but the brisket is awesome, what the hell do I get out of knowing the Salmon is just 'ok'? The default presumption is that most restaurants that have been open for more than a year are at least doing 'ok'. So why not just work from there and let me know which item(s) actually stand out?

As to Bourdain, I can't say I've seen his show more than a few times. But what I've seen of it is much more about the people and the *types* of food and *types* of food preparation. That is, it's more about Bourdain getting to know and giving us an insight into the otherwise-inscrutable mind and life of some forgotten tribe, or Ted Nugent. And when he samples their food, it's more about how he conveys the feel of sitting down to Nugent's open pit BBQ or the tribe's roasted eyeballs, than whether they're particularly well done compared to others in the field.


No Reservations is in my top 3 favorite TV shows of all time, for the reasons you mentioned. That said, and it pains me to say it, the last season has been pretty weak. I think Tony has just been doing the show too long, and has grown tired with what makes it great. Also, I think the Haiti and Nicaragua episodes really took something out of him. He doesn't spend as much time poetically analyzing where he is, and it just seems like a lot of the enthusiasm is gone.

As much as I'll miss No Reservations, I'm glad he's moving on to something else.
 
2012-07-03 02:49:44 PM  
I'm assuming Guy Fieri is basically a complete fictional construction much like Larry the Cable Guy.
 
2012-07-03 02:50:02 PM  
I've tried and enjoyed several of Guy's recipes. The same goes for Bobby Flay and even that pretentious barefoot broad. The Guy cookbook has been mixed for me. We eat relatively healthy, so some of the recipes, like that garlic layer thing mentioned earlier, probably would not have been tried anyways.

Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.
 
2012-07-03 02:50:43 PM  
Gay Fiery looks like a death-row inmate who survived the electric chair. Watching his shows is like slamming your nuts with an oven door
 
2012-07-03 02:50:54 PM  

shortymac: Ugh, I hate Guy more so than Bobby Flay.


"Oh, you have a recipe you've worked your whole life to perfect? How would you like a Food Network special? Surprise! There was no special! I'm here to upstage you!"
 
2012-07-03 02:51:12 PM  

buckeyebrain: elffster: I enjoyed Wok With Yan in the early 80s.

A four-letter word.... OUCH!


Im 4,007 years old. I fart out lots of dust.
 
2012-07-03 02:51:52 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!


I didn't know. that. From a bio:

"I was a freshman. I wanted to be an exchange student, but they said you have to be in a language class. I wasn't in a language class. They said take Spanish. I didn't want to take Spanish. I wanted to take Italian. They didn't have Italian.

Of course my parents were always bringing in wayward sailors and we met a cork salesman from France. He was in the wine country during Thanksgiving. He met somebody, my mom's aunt or something, and came to our house for dinner. I said do you live in France? He said yes. I said I want to go there. He said I will find you a place to live. It happened, just right there.

I wouldn't lay off until my parents said fine. My mom said if you can take a class and learn French and get a B or better, you can be an exchange student. My mom drove me to the College of the Redwoods, fifteen miles from my high school, every day at lunch. I took the class. I got a B. (laughs) I told my parents I was ready to go.

At the plane, I was crying my eyes out. I wrote them a letter and slipped it in my mom's book. My dad said my mom was catatonic for two days. She couldn't even open the letter. She'd pull the letter out and she'd cry. I landed in Paris. I lived on the third floor of this house. It's a store room with a bed and a sink. I'm like, oh what have I gotten myself into. Of course, I can't go home. I just thought I have to figure this out...(laughs)

Okay, what's the thing we did in school-conjugate the verbs. So, I carried a piece of paper and I would say how do you say that in English? I had this huge French verb book and I'd write them down in all the forms and I decorated my walls with them. By the time I left France there were like 300 up there. But, I taught myself how to speak French, and when I left you couldn't tell I wasn't from France...(laughs) they just couldn't tell where the hell in France I was from. I mixed dialects...I would sound like a New York Southerner with a California twang."

Guy Fieri stayed in France for 11 months.
 
2012-07-03 02:52:07 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat.


Could anything be more pretentious than using the phrase "post-hipster" while describing something as pretentious?
 
2012-07-03 02:53:18 PM  

DittoToo: I don't much care for him as a personality, the three recipes in her blog don't give me much faith either, but I've visited an handful of places that have appeared on his show and have not been disappointed. I've found that visiting those establishments is safer than trying to decipher Yelp reviews when I'm stuck in a strange town for a short period of time and don't want to waste a meal based on shady reviews.


No, he's a douche for sure... and un-watchable in my opinion... but indeed he does pick good spots. Often obscure stuff, too- which is nice. I live in New Orleans and he came down to a BBQ place on my block. Totally off the beaten path. Compared to (nearly) eveyone else who confines their shows to the French Quarter and business district... and goes to all the obvious spots.

But it is, indeed, the best BBQ in New Orleans. So he did his homework.
 
2012-07-03 02:53:20 PM  

vudukungfu: I used to cook for a living. Chef, baker, the whole gamut.
I can't watch cooking shows because they make too many sanitation mistakes.
It's like a grammer Nazi reading a Fark thread about youtube comments about a drunk chick.




While not any sort of chef or expert, I also worked in a few (too many) kitchens and agree with you: they make lots of nasty goofs that have me screaming "Cross Contamination" quite often.

Some are worse than others, but they are cooking for a camera and not to eat. Hopefully no one has to eat it, anyway. I bet some of the various crew members on some of those shows have cast iron stomachs now.
 
2012-07-03 02:55:33 PM  
I love anything with Jaques Pepin. His recipe shows are great, but my favorite thing was when he hosted a show that focused on technique, not recipes. "Here's how to use a Chef's knife. Here's how to use a fillet knife and paring knife. He's how to know when to use a stock pot vs. a Dutch oven" and so on. That show taught me a lot.
 
2012-07-03 02:55:56 PM  

Expolaris: I'm pretty sure his liver can survive at least 2 seasons. The man lives off Coffee, Vodka, and Cigarettes like a crab fishing captain.


I'm 99% sure he quit smoking. I think he quit drinking, too, once he had a kid.
 
2012-07-03 02:56:11 PM  
If Guy Fieri weren't on TV, where would I go to see a fat man loudly declare that fried food is awesome?
 
2012-07-03 02:56:33 PM  

This Looks Fun: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat.

Could anything be more pretentious than using the phrase "post-hipster" while describing something as pretentious?


"neo-hipster"?
 
2012-07-03 02:58:21 PM  

This Looks Fun: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat.

Could anything be more pretentious than using the phrase "post-hipster" while describing something as pretentious?




They are a post-post-Hipster Hipster, though. They are completely and non-ironically pretentious in an ironic way.
 
2012-07-03 02:58:35 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

[blacknewmedia.com image 640x548]

Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.


2.bp.blogspot.com

In Seattle, jacket required, and worth every dime.
 
2012-07-03 02:59:07 PM  

EyeballKid: If Guy Fieri weren't on TV, where would I go to see a fat man loudly declare that fried food is awesome?


Man vs Food.

At least Adam seems to be a really nice guy.
 
2012-07-03 02:59:52 PM  
Also, "Yan can Cook" was awesome, but I recall him recently starring in a travel program that included cooking elements; he'd travel to various Asian countries, then do a cooking segment focusing on indigenous foods. I still see him from time to time. Right now, "America's Test Kitchen" and "Cook's Country" are my go-to shows.
 
2012-07-03 03:00:15 PM  

The_Sponge: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

[blacknewmedia.com image 640x548]

Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.


Good call!

Seattle:

Tap House Grill....there is a second location in Bellevue.


Belay that. Tap House is farking horrible. It's a freaking box store.

Elysian on Cap Hill is what you meant to say.
 
2012-07-03 03:00:15 PM  

downstairs: Expolaris: I'm pretty sure his liver can survive at least 2 seasons. The man lives off Coffee, Vodka, and Cigarettes like a crab fishing captain.

I'm 99% sure he quit smoking. I think he quit drinking, too, once he had a kid.


Good for him then, for a while there i think that's how he dealt with all the stress of doing his show. I know all that travel can be fun and exciting but it does grate on the nerves. Here's hoping he kicked the bad habits (mainly cigarettes).

Mostly whenever i remember seeing him in the past, it was like this.

foodnetworkhumor.com

it's going to be harder for him to break the perception of the smoker than it will be for him to actually quit.
 
2012-07-03 03:01:11 PM  
Serious question: On DD&D, how is it that they have the red convertible actually there in front of every place he goes. It seems like that would triple the production cost of the show just for that quick shot before he heads in. Without the car, they just fly in Guy and a producer, one night in a hotel, shoot during the day with a locally hired camera crew, and back home. But do they ship that damn car across the country for every shoot? Is there some nationwide classic red convertible rental service I don't know about?
 
2012-07-03 03:02:23 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!


This alone basically makes him a douchebag, as it is well known that French is the douchebaggiest language in existence.
 
2012-07-03 03:03:02 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Timmy the Tumor: If you're gonna' have a show and publish books recommending these places, be honest and tell us what is good AND what isn't..

Yeah. That's my only beef with Adam Richman, too. Watching Man vs. Food you'd think Adam has never eaten a meal he didn't like. I understand that restaurants don't want to be featured on the show if he's gonna trash the place, but he could tell us which dishes he didn't like, and why in a professional non-insulting manner. Not every restaurant can have the best ____ you've ever eaten. Viewers understand this.


Agreed with Guy and Adam. Now, these shows are different and Bourdains. Bourdain's show was a travel/culture show based around food.

There's nothing inherently wrong with showcasing only food you find good. I just hate how Guy says "these are the best ribs I've ever had" on like 3 shows I've seen. And I haven't seen too many.

Just say they're good. Applaud a unique cooking technique. But lay off the superlatives, dude!
 
2012-07-03 03:03:23 PM  

pacochu: Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.


I miss Good Eats so much. It was Mr. Wizard with food.
 
2012-07-03 03:03:32 PM  

This Looks Fun: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat.

Could anything be more pretentious than using the phrase "post-hipster" while describing something as pretentious?


ACTING post-hipster?
 
2012-07-03 03:04:08 PM  

This Looks Fun: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat.

Could anything be more pretentious than using the phrase "post-hipster" while describing something as pretentious?


Mocking hipsterism is the new hipsterism.
 
2012-07-03 03:04:12 PM  

maram500: thismomentinblackhistory: Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!

This alone basically makes him a douchebag, as it is well known that French is the douchebaggiest language in existence.


Dude, he barely speaks ENGLISH.
 
2012-07-03 03:04:20 PM  
rightylefty:

"The red car is a 1967 Chevy Camaro SS Convertible, and it is owned by the now ex-executive producer of the show. In the early days of production, they drove the car. Now it's transported by trailer between the cities Guy visits, and it's only driven between restaurants in the same town. Recent episodes have been shot with a 1968 Camaro."

(link)
 
2012-07-03 03:04:24 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: That's off the hook bananas. You missed the train bus to Flavortown.


Pretentious piece of crap drives a goddamn bus. Has no one introduced him to, say, a McLaren? It'll get you to this mythical Oz of Flavortown pretty farking quick.
 
2012-07-03 03:06:00 PM  
Better than BAM!!
 
2012-07-03 03:06:03 PM  

rightylefty: Serious question: On DD&D, how is it that they have the red convertible actually there in front of every place he goes. It seems like that would triple the production cost of the show just for that quick shot before he heads in. Without the car, they just fly in Guy and a producer, one night in a hotel, shoot during the day with a locally hired camera crew, and back home. But do they ship that damn car across the country for every shoot? Is there some nationwide classic red convertible rental service I don't know about?


Huh, that is a good point. Maybe they have like 5 or so of them, stored in each region of the country. Then an assistant would only have to drive it maybe 1-3 hours back and forth?
 
2012-07-03 03:06:27 PM  

pacochu: I've tried and enjoyed several of Guy's recipes. The same goes for Bobby Flay and even that pretentious barefoot broad. The Guy cookbook has been mixed for me. We eat relatively healthy, so some of the recipes, like that garlic layer thing mentioned earlier, probably would not have been tried anyways.

Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.


I have such a crush on Alton and he finally convinced my husband to love cooking! Science for the win! I'm slowly buying up his DVD's and books.

I hate the whole "sensual cooking" trend Barefoot Contessa started. I don't want to stare at your hands with no voice-over or music! UGH!!! Giada started doing that too.
:(
 
2012-07-03 03:06:42 PM  

swaxhog: A multi-layer New York/New England-themed dip, with alternating layers of regional delicacies. The ingredients include a layer of Manhattan clam chowder, a layer of New England clam chowder, a layer of twelve dollar soft pretzels, a stupid amount of Vermont maple syrup, half a street knish, two live lobsters who do not get along, a paper plate with some cheese left on it. Then, it's all served in a toilet bowl.


That's money.
 
2012-07-03 03:07:03 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: pacochu: Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.

I miss Good Eats so much. It was Mr. Wizard with food.


He was awesome for describing the scientific processes describing how certain things worked, and how they didn't. That in itself lent me a lot of knowledge I could use across the board.
 
2012-07-03 03:07:14 PM  

TheManofPA: You know, I'd watch a show that is nothing but Anthony Bourdain cooks Guy Fieri dishes while mocking every single choice Guy makes in the dish.

At the end rather than tasting it, he throws it through a window.

Sure it would be formulaic, but it could probably go two seasons.


I'd watch it.

vudukungfu: I used to cook for a living. Chef, baker, the whole gamut.
I can't watch cooking shows because they make too many sanitation mistakes.
It's like a grammer Nazi reading a Fark thread about youtube comments about a drunk chick.


Oh, you need to do rifftrax over some restaurant visits and upload them to YouTube.
 
2012-07-03 03:07:51 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: pacochu: Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.

I miss Good Eats so much. It was Mr. Wizard with food.


Yep, but Alton did what so few stars of any profession are able to do... quit while you're on top.

He ran the gamut. There wasn't much left to do without repeating old episodes.
 
2012-07-03 03:09:10 PM  

shortymac: Giada started doing that too.
:(


Giada has other assets that make that tolerable...

img3806.imagevenue.com
 
2012-07-03 03:11:12 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: When I see an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where he tastes something and says "Wow, this tastes horrible. How much money did you pay the asshole who recommended your restaurant for an episode of the show? Thanks for wasting my time." I'll take him seriously.


haven't checked the entire thread... but he went to the triple X in Lafayette, IN and tried the Dwayne Purvis burger (it's like a double cheeseburger with peanut butter on it)... he had one big bite and said.. .uh yeah.. that's not for me... that's just not right...
can probably find it on youtube.
 
2012-07-03 03:13:17 PM  

Vacation Bible School: shortymac: Giada started doing that too.
:(

Giada has other assets that make that tolerable...

[img3806.imagevenue.com image 600x655]


Aw yea....$240 worth of pudding....
 
2012-07-03 03:13:54 PM  
Oh hey, a hipster foodie thread! I bet there will be all kinds of interesting talk about food in here!

.....

/Oh, right, it's still fark.
 
2012-07-03 03:14:24 PM  

The_Sponge: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

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Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.


Good call!

Seattle:

Tap House Grill....there is a second location in Bellevue.

Uber.....they only serve beer, but you can order pizza from the place down the street and eat it inside.

Lynnwood:

Special Brews.....only beer is served, but their bottle section is amazing. Outside food is allowed. These guys are not too far from my house, and I'm glad to have a place like this in my neighborhood. Bonus: Buddy the Dog greets you at the door.



Nice idea to get something positive from a thread about an overfamous douche.

My addition is Grassmere Grill

Grassmere grill in Nashville. Love the Hummus appetizer and their platters are great.
 
2012-07-03 03:16:05 PM  
I seem to have cut myself rather badly...

www.corbisimages.com
 
2012-07-03 03:16:15 PM  
On the plus side, now her vagina is always clean and fresh as a summer rain.
 
2012-07-03 03:16:20 PM  

Ambitwistor: rightylefty:

"The red car is a 1967 Chevy Camaro SS Convertible, and it is owned by the now ex-executive producer of the show. In the early days of production, they drove the car. Now it's transported by trailer between the cities Guy visits, and it's only driven between restaurants in the same town. Recent episodes have been shot with a 1968 Camaro."

(link)


Thanks. I can't believe they actually ship the car just for that quick opening shot. I also now know more about Guy than I ever thought I would. Who knew I was wondering if he's a Freemason.
 
2012-07-03 03:16:44 PM  
I put this in every Guy Fieri thread, so I'll say it again:

1) Don't believe the article that was written about Fieri alleging homophobia. A) He runs a restaurant in Northern California. B) His boss is gay. C) His sister is gay. That article was a complete and total hit piece on Fieri, David Page's FU to a guy he believes wronged him.

2) Fieri seems to be the guy that people who like to hate Nickelback for the sake of hating Nickelback gravitate to. "IT'S COOL TO HATE THIS GUY SO I WILL DO IT AND OTHER PEOPLE WILL FIND ME COOL." It's not being cool, it means you can't think for yourself if you logically can't debate what the problem is.

3) Fieri probably is a tool.

BUT

4) Fieri's show has turned me on to a lot of places I would have never known about or visited. Some of the places are misses but some of the places are huge hits and allowed me to have a family sharing experience that I may not have had otherwise. It's non-offensive TV that I feel OK letting my kid watch.

So basically, if you don't like the show, don't watch it.
 
2012-07-03 03:17:42 PM  

Edsel: WTF Indeed: brigid_fitch: I don't get this guy's appeal. He's annoying, doesn't seem to show any cooking finesse, and acts like a complete tool. Someone described him as looking like he's playing the Sun in a grade-school play and I can't shake that image.

First off, he's on Food Network. No matter what the show is about, there will always be a viewership of obese people dreaming about food when they aren't stuffing their face with it. Second, the show is geared toward Boomers who are nostalgic about a history the majority of them never engaged in. Finally, he is the physical embodiedment of this classic TV icon:

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I can't remember who said this a while back, but it's pretty apt: "Guy Fieri is proof that Ed Hardy has started manufacturing actual human beings".


Sounds like something Bourdain might have said...
 
2012-07-03 03:18:12 PM  

Ambitwistor: thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!

I didn't know. that. From a bio:

Of course my parents were always bringing in wayward sailors and we met a cork salesman from France.


I knew there had to be a little cork soaker in his past.
 
2012-07-03 03:18:34 PM  
I miss giving Rachael Ray a hard time.
/evoo
//yummo!
 
2012-07-03 03:18:57 PM  
And answer me this:

Why does Fieri get so much hate when Zimmern AND Richman are more decidedly hate-worthy? Fieri actually owns and runs his own restaurant. Richman can't cop to that and they are very hazy when they are talking about his credentials.

It's basically boils down to that Fark believe Bourdain and Brown and possibly Ted Allen are the top echelon and everyone else is scorn worthy.
 
2012-07-03 03:19:50 PM  

laivincolmo: My favorite tweets from @nedroid on the subject:

Guy Fieri makes another mark on the scroll. 418 marks, one for each year he's been alive. Guy Fieri sighs. He is so tired.

Guy Fieri dons his armor, woven of dancing flames. The serpent-wolf is waiting. "We're rolling out," whispers Guy to his falcon.

Guy Fieri stands at the edge of the abyss and gazes into the great unblinking eye. "Triple D," he says. "Death, Destruction... and Destiny."

Hi, I'm Guy Fieri. I wear my sunglasses on the back of my head to block out the past which is always haunting me.

Hi I'm Guy Fieri. Look at me. Hey. Watch me. Watch me, mom. Mom watch me. Mom you're not watching

Hi, you're Guy Fieri. The mantle has been passed. Finally, I can die.


All the other people in this waiting room are staring at me, trying to figure out whether I'm laughing or choking.
 
2012-07-03 03:21:05 PM  

WTF Indeed: brigid_fitch: I don't get this guy's appeal. He's annoying, doesn't seem to show any cooking finesse, and acts like a complete tool. Someone described him as looking like he's playing the Sun in a grade-school play and I can't shake that image.

First off, he's on Food Network. No matter what the show is about, there will always be a viewership of obese people dreaming about food when they aren't stuffing their face with it. Second, the show is geared toward Boomers who are nostalgic about a history the majority of them never engaged in. Finally, he is the physical embodiedment of this classic TV icon:


My aunt has been on his show so getting a kick etc.

/Emeril visited too and covered it far better
 
2012-07-03 03:21:29 PM  

Orgasmatron138:

At least Adam seems to be a really nice guy.


Speaking as someone who has worked in media, the "nicer" the guy seems on TV, the faker he is in real life.

I'm just glad Alton Brown dropped the facade and just started acting on twitter and on shows like the grumpy cantankerous old man.
 
2012-07-03 03:23:00 PM  

Vacation Bible School: shortymac: Giada started doing that too.
:(

Giada has other assets that make that tolerable...

[img3806.imagevenue.com image 600x655]


AHAHAAHAHAHAHA, I remember my brother suddenly became VERY interested in Italian cooking when she started her show. I never have done any of her recipes though.
 
2012-07-03 03:23:58 PM  

MattyFridays: Fieri actually owns and runs his own restaurant.


Which isn't a real restaurant, it's a pilot location for a T.G.I. McFunster's franchising program that nobody's taken the bait on so far.
 
2012-07-03 03:25:50 PM  

shivashakti: Guy Fieri is a tool. But I will say this... he goes to some really awesome places on DD&D.
That alone makes his show interesting. It's just too bad I have to deal with such a tool of a host.

I've been to three of the places featured on his show and they were all excellent.



^^^This^^^

Most of the restaurants and chefs you see on cooking shows are the kind that serve $50 steaks and shiat. As the name of the show suggests, Guy goes to places that most people can actually afford. But yeah, he's a total douchebag.
 
2012-07-03 03:26:29 PM  

MattyFridays: Richman can't cop to that and they are very hazy when they are talking about his credentials.


Richman wasn't there for his technical expertise. He's a big loud guy who worked out a shiat load (seriously the guy does way more than most people think) to not kill himself while he was still doing the challenges.

If we establish the Bourdain-Fieri Scale of Food Shows , describing how they are between being all show, and all know how. I'd put him dead center between those two. Enough culinary knowhow to get by, but a little more natural showmanship.

He was there to be a fanboy. Just a fanboy about food.
 
2012-07-03 03:26:40 PM  

shivashakti: I've been to three of the places featured on his show and they were all excellent.


Somehow I read this as:

I've been to three of the places featured on his show and they were all excrement.

/Freudian
 
2012-07-03 03:27:54 PM  

poot_rootbeer: MattyFridays: Fieri actually owns and runs his own restaurant.

Which isn't a real restaurant, it's a pilot location for a T.G.I. McFunster's franchising program that nobody's taken the bait on so far.


If you're running an independent chain of 8 restaurants for 15+ years, I think you're doing pretty well.

This is a comparison of Richman vs. Fieri, not Fieri vs. Flay. Richman says "he's held every job in the food business", Fieri's actually got credentials.
 
2012-07-03 03:29:25 PM  

MattyFridays: I put this in every Guy Fieri thread, so I'll say it again:

1) Don't believe the article that was written about Fieri alleging homophobia. A) He runs a restaurant in Northern California. B) His boss is gay. C) His sister is gay. That article was a complete and total hit piece on Fieri, David Page's FU to a guy he believes wronged him.

2) Fieri seems to be the guy that people who like to hate Nickelback for the sake of hating Nickelback gravitate to. "IT'S COOL TO HATE THIS GUY SO I WILL DO IT AND OTHER PEOPLE WILL FIND ME COOL." It's not being cool, it means you can't think for yourself if you logically can't debate what the problem is.

3) Fieri probably is a tool.

BUT

4) Fieri's show has turned me on to a lot of places I would have never known about or visited. Some of the places are misses but some of the places are huge hits and allowed me to have a family sharing experience that I may not have had otherwise. It's non-offensive TV that I feel OK letting my kid watch.

So basically, if you don't like the show, don't watch it.


1.I take claims that articles are "hit pieces" on celebrities as seriously as I do Fox Noise, which is to say I don't take them seriously at all. Just because someone's boss is gay, or has a family member who is gay, does not mean that someone isn't homophobic.

2. I dislike Guy Ferry because he's an intolerable douchebag who makes up more stupid words than Rachael Ray and then proceeds to act like he's the biggest star in the room. In reality, he's the biggest shiat stain in the room.

3.Agreed. Total tool.

4.You know what else would actually turn you on to places you otherwise wouldn't have known about? The local newspaper! That's right, for the price of a day's worth of news, you too can read local reviews of local restaurants without the pretentious douchebaggery of an overpaid assclown who parades around the country in a [rented] Camaro and wears flip flops in kitchens (which is, I'm told, not only unwise, but also a violation of a lot of health codes).
 
2012-07-03 03:31:45 PM  

Expolaris: MattyFridays: Richman can't cop to that and they are very hazy when they are talking about his credentials.

Richman wasn't there for his technical expertise. He's a big loud guy who worked out a shiat load (seriously the guy does way more than most people think) to not kill himself while he was still doing the challenges.

If we establish the Bourdain-Fieri Scale of Food Shows , describing how they are between being all show, and all know how. I'd put him dead center between those two. Enough culinary knowhow to get by, but a little more natural showmanship.

He was there to be a fanboy. Just a fanboy about food.


And how is Diners Drive-Ins and Dives any different than Man vs. Food? It's the same thing, except Fieri wasn't exposing himself to Diabetes in the second half of the show.

There are TONS of things Richman did that were "trying too hard" on his show, but because he doesn't wear his sunglasses backwards, he gets a pass. When ANYTHING Richman did on his show was 10x more awful than Fieri did on his.

Remember, NOBODY watches Guy's Big Bite. It's all about DDD, Guy's Big Bite has only survived BECAUSE he does DDD and he wants to show people he can cook.

You look in ANY Person's cookbook, there's awesome and awful recipes. Rachael Ray has had some AWFUL names for her recipes, but her penne ala vodka recipe is amazing.
 
2012-07-03 03:32:11 PM  

shortymac: Ugh, I hate Guy more so than Bobby Flay. Flay is a NY asshole, Guy is one of those people that ran away to LA to reinvent themselves. BLECH.


His last name is actually Ferry, not Fieri (though he keeps pronouncing it "Fietti"). Probably because he was sick of the "Gay Fairy" jokes, I guess (the frosted blonde hair isn't helping in that regard).

I wonder what was going through his wife's mind when he first showed up looking like a reject from an Ed Hardy catalog. Why she didn't tell him "Stop dressing and acting like a douche or no more trips down the manhole to Flavortown"?
 
2012-07-03 03:33:30 PM  

maram500: you too can read local reviews of local restaurants without the pretentious douchebaggery of an overpaid assclown


I live and work in San Francisco, so no, I can't.
 
2012-07-03 03:35:00 PM  

MattyFridays: Expolaris: MattyFridays: Richman can't cop to that and they are very hazy when they are talking about his credentials.

Richman wasn't there for his technical expertise. He's a big loud guy who worked out a shiat load (seriously the guy does way more than most people think) to not kill himself while he was still doing the challenges.

If we establish the Bourdain-Fieri Scale of Food Shows , describing how they are between being all show, and all know how. I'd put him dead center between those two. Enough culinary knowhow to get by, but a little more natural showmanship.

He was there to be a fanboy. Just a fanboy about food.

And how is Diners Drive-Ins and Dives any different than Man vs. Food? It's the same thing, except Fieri wasn't exposing himself to Diabetes in the second half of the show.

There are TONS of things Richman did that were "trying too hard" on his show, but because he doesn't wear his sunglasses backwards, he gets a pass. When ANYTHING Richman did on his show was 10x more awful than Fieri did on his.

Remember, NOBODY watches Guy's Big Bite. It's all about DDD, Guy's Big Bite has only survived BECAUSE he does DDD and he wants to show people he can cook.

You look in ANY Person's cookbook, there's awesome and awful recipes. Rachael Ray has had some AWFUL names for her recipes, but her penne ala vodka recipe is amazing.


It's pretty much the same, i enjoy both shows. I think they have about the same level of cingeworthy cheesiness, but enough charm to keep me watching. I'd just classify Fieri as a good bit cheesier than Richman.

One just involves the hilarious side show of watching this poor sap try to inhale another dish comprised of half an animal.
 
2012-07-03 03:35:05 PM  

buckler: I love anything with Jaques Pepin. His recipe shows are great, but my favorite thing was when he hosted a show that focused on technique, not recipes. "Here's how to use a Chef's knife. Here's how to use a fillet knife and paring knife. He's how to know when to use a stock pot vs. a Dutch oven" and so on. That show taught me a lot.



My wife and I love watching Pepin's show with his daughter. She had this way of screwing up everything he did, and he maintained this straight-faced level of annoyance mixed with "my god, I'm a failure as a parent". His shows with Julia were great as well.

Surprised nobody posted this gem yet
 
2012-07-03 03:36:09 PM  

Rent Party: Belay that. Tap House is farking horrible. It's a freaking box store.

Elysian on Cap Hill is what you meant to say.



Meh. As long as you don't talk shiat about Special Brews, we're cool.
 
2012-07-03 03:36:50 PM  
One more Seattle area place:

Diamond Knot Brewery (Mukilteo)
 
2012-07-03 03:37:06 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: maram500: you too can read local reviews of local restaurants without the pretentious douchebaggery of an overpaid assclown

I live and work in San Francisco, so no, I can't.


Ok, ok, damnit--sorry. I was thinking of places more along the lines of where Guy Ferry has visited, not big-ass foodie cities like SF.

/You guys have that one place that does bacon ice cream and I am sooo jealous of that. Damn you!
 
2012-07-03 03:38:26 PM  
I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.
 
2012-07-03 03:39:30 PM  

El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.


Why would you hate proper pronunciation?
 
2012-07-03 03:40:10 PM  

maram500:

1.I take claims that articles are "hit pieces" on celebrities as seriously as I do Fox Noise, which is to say I don't take them seriously at all. Just because someone's boss is gay, or has a family member who is gay, does not mean that someone isn't homophobic.


Did you actually read the article in question? If you didn't, it was written in some local free rag in Minnesota, not the NY Times or TIme or something. It got propagated because hipsters who hate Fieri latched onto it.

I actually did the research into this article and the PA who made these claims about Fieri being homophobic worked on *THREE WHOLE SHOWS* of DDD and none of those shows featured two male owners.

Also, every single person who was quoted in the piece works for David Page. No independent sourcing, no quotes from Food Net OR Fieri himself. And even then, you're taking the PA at her word out of context.

"Those people weird me out." Does he mean those two people weirded him out, or "Those people" in general? Because the way it's said and meant can mean two different things.


2. I dislike Guy Ferry because he's an intolerable douchebag who makes up more stupid words than Rachael Ray and then proceeds to act like he's the biggest star in the room. In reality, he's the biggest shiat stain in the room.


I like how you claim about "made up words" and then use phrases like "Fox Noise" and a name he doesn't use anymore. Does it make you feel superior? You probably call CM Punk "Phil", too, don'tcha?


4.You know what else would actually turn you on to places you otherwise wouldn't have known about? The local newspaper! That's right, for the price of a day's worth of news, you too can read local reviews of local restaurants without the pretentious douchebaggery of an overpaid assclown who parades around the country in a [rented] Camaro


Ah, using the local newspaper to find restaurants. How quaint. Something like this?

BTW, as for the Fieri/Camaro reference, do you get upset when Mr. T pulls up in something that isn't a black GMC van?
 
2012-07-03 03:41:09 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?


Because his real name is "Ferry."
 
2012-07-03 03:41:23 PM  
Seriously? Nobody's used the term Guy "Human Cheese Fry" Fieri?
 
2012-07-03 03:41:28 PM  

WhippingBoy: "neo-hipster"?


RolandGunner: They are a post-post-Hipster Hipster, though. They are completely and non-ironically pretentious in an ironic way.


PeterPipersPickledPecker: ACTING post-hipster?


sigdiamond2000: Mocking hipsterism is the new hipsterism.


Touche` :)
 
2012-07-03 03:42:09 PM  

verbaltoxin: I stopped caring about Food Network after they canceled Molto Mario. Mario Batalli is one of the most pompous motherf*ckers alive, but damn does he know Italian cuisine.


I ate at one of his restaurants, Tarry Lodge in Port Chester, NY about 2.5 years ago. I haven't been back. The pasta sauce was very salty, but the worst was the salad was iceberg lettuce with flavorless dressing.

I'm sorry, but I expect a decent lettuce in my salad, especially at a "celebrity chef" restaurant. I didn't even want to give them a second chance.
 
2012-07-03 03:44:06 PM  
My beef with any cooking show is that once a chef gets all caught up in cooking for tv, he or she forgets the truth about cooking. Real cooking takes hours if not days. I cannot watch any contest shows because of this. The worst is Ramsey and any of his shows. Bordain was a judge on one of the contest shows and should also know better.

Things that take days? Stock from scratch will take 8 to ten hours of prep and cooking, nevermind if you cool for a day so that you can save the fat. Any bread or pastry needs time to set as part of the prep. These things just make the parts of ingredients and meals.

Anything that takes braising or BBQing is near 4-5 hours of cooking time, not counting the prep time for ingredients used.

Watch the old Iron Chefs (the cool japanese ones, not the lame american ones). You see the chefs cheat all the time with the pastries and stocks. This was the beginning of the end of cooking shows, unfortunately it was fun to watch.

/my bad for the rant, just needed to vent
 
2012-07-03 03:44:57 PM  

MattyFridays: Speaking as someone who has worked in media, the "nicer" the guy seems on TV, the faker he is in real life.

I'm just glad Alton Brown dropped the facade and just started acting on twitter and on shows like the grumpy cantankerous old man.


I've met Alton. He's tremendously nice. I wouldn't call him "cantankerous"... he kinda does that as a joke.

Met him at a book signing. He didn't just shuffle everyone through like an assembly line, rather he struck up a quick conversation with every single person. Also, did nice things like insist people with kids go first so they can get out quickly, etc.
 
2012-07-03 03:45:45 PM  

topcon: I always liked watching Jeff Smith back in the day. Thankfully he couldn't molest me through the television. Lot of his videos are on Youtube, or were a while back.

[nakedwithcooking.com image 394x273]


The frug was awesome. I still make a lot of the stuff from his Immigrant Ancestors cook book. The Ethiopian recipes were a culinary revelation for me.
 
2012-07-03 03:45:48 PM  

maram500: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because his real name is "Ferry."


Yeah, used to be. Ferry is no longer his legal name.

He changed it when he got married to Fieri, his grandfather's last name. The proper pronunciation of which is "fietty."

Should my wife pronounce her last name as "Shiff" even though it is spelled "Young?"
 
2012-07-03 03:45:49 PM  

IrateShadow: shortymac: Ugh, I hate Guy more so than Bobby Flay.

"Oh, you have a recipe you've worked your whole life to perfect? How would you like a Food Network special? Surprise! There was no special! I'm here to upstage you!"


He's an asshole, he gets .000001 points for being honest. Guy just screams "I have no personality so I picked a persona!"
 
2012-07-03 03:46:44 PM  

MattyFridays: 2) Fieri seems to be the guy that people who like to hate Nickelback for the sake of hating Nickelback gravitate to. "IT'S COOL TO HATE THIS GUY SO I WILL DO IT AND OTHER PEOPLE WILL FIND ME COOL." It's not being cool, it means you can't think for yourself if you logically can't debate what the problem is.


No, the difference here is I can ignore Nickleback completely. However, Guy's DD&D show is an awesome concept. I *want* to watch it, but I just can't make it through because of him.

If he didn't have such a grating personality, it would be one of my favorite shows.

Its not the end of my world, but its a valid complaint.
 
2012-07-03 03:46:46 PM  

brigid_fitch: ingredients: a cup of oil, 1/4 cup of mayo


Stopped to look this up & call you out for exaggerating... GAG, you were serious, plus butter, olive oil & sugar.

I have a recipe that calls for a whole pound of butter, is amazing mushroom soup. Serves 45 tho.
 
2012-07-03 03:46:49 PM  
My entry from an older photoshop contest:

www.charliekilo.com
 
2012-07-03 03:46:57 PM  

McGrits: My beef with any cooking show is that once a chef gets all caught up in cooking for tv, he or she forgets the truth about cooking. Real cooking takes hours if not days. I cannot watch any contest shows because of this. The worst is Ramsey and any of his shows. Bordain was a judge on one of the contest shows and should also know better.

Things that take days? Stock from scratch will take 8 to ten hours of prep and cooking, nevermind if you cool for a day so that you can save the fat. Any bread or pastry needs time to set as part of the prep. These things just make the parts of ingredients and meals.

Anything that takes braising or BBQing is near 4-5 hours of cooking time, not counting the prep time for ingredients used.

Watch the old Iron Chefs (the cool japanese ones, not the lame american ones). You see the chefs cheat all the time with the pastries and stocks. This was the beginning of the end of cooking shows, unfortunately it was fun to watch.

/my bad for the rant, just needed to vent


So you want a cooking show to last hours, or days, so that they can show the entire process?
 
2012-07-03 03:47:11 PM  

Perducci: Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives can be an interesting show, but mainly because of the restaurants being featured rather than the host. Sometimes you can see a bit of contempt in the eyes of the cooks who are showing him their cooking techniques, as he inserts a little tidbit of knowledge into their presentation.

Talented cook: "And then we add some dried chipotle peppers into the sauce and we..."
Guy: "Now, you need to let that simmer for a couple of hours right? And really draw out the flavors!"
Talented cook: (Sigh) "Yes, that's right."


An even better example:

Cook: "So now we're going to mix a giant batch of batter to make pancakes with..."

*Guy dips his hands in the batter after touching his greasy hair*

Guy: "This stuff is SLAMMA BAMMA JAMMA OFF THE HOOK!"

*Cook stifles the urge to vomit and throttle the living crap out of Guy*

Cook: "If I wasn't getting so much good publicity from this show, I would have already chopped you up and buried your bones in a dumpster"

Guy: "What was that?"

Cook: "I said, 'You're so kewl, Guy!' "

Guy: "That's what I thought you said. Now shut up and watch me stuff a whole burger into my mouth and talk while eating it. I'm going to spray flecks of half eaten burger and saliva in your face, and you're going to like it, b*tch."
 
2012-07-03 03:50:35 PM  

downstairs:

I've met Alton. He's tremendously nice. I wouldn't call him "cantankerous"... he kinda does that as a joke.

Met him at a book signing. He didn't just shuffle everyone through like an assembly line, rather he struck up a quick conversation with every single person. Also, did nice things like insist people with kids go first so they can get out quickly, etc.


He posted rules of behavior on how to act when meeting him at book signings. He took his ball and went home on twitter once already. You don't think that's "cantankerous"?
 
2012-07-03 03:51:33 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.


Very well.

Bangkok Kitchen, Maumee OH. Easily the best Thai food I've ever come across, and some damn good curries as well. Staffed by a family of 1st generation Thai immigrants, absolutely insanely good. Little hole-in-the-wall joint, always packed.

The Irish Pub, Market Street, Philadelphia. fark Geno's and Pat's. These are hands-down the best cheesesteaks around. Basically tripped over the place on a weekend trip to the Mutter Museum, and it blew my mind. Superb cheesesteaks, cold Guiness, all you need to live.

American Coney Island, Detroit. Been around forever, the archetypically perfect Detroit Coney dog. Dearborn real-casing dog, plenty of sauce, crisp fries. Dirt cheap, and simply excellent.

Steel Trolley Diner, Lisbon OH. An utterly classic steel and chrome diner, out of the fifties. Not a rebuild or a later homage, this one's real, built in 1955. Hand-dipped milkshakes that are just what the doctor ordered after a hot day at Beavercreek State Park.

Coleman's Fish Market, Wheeling WVa. There's a reason this place has been around since 1914. It's just that good. It looks humble- a box of fried perch, with plastic baggies of white bread for the sandwiches, but once you try one, you'll be back. I've made 5 hour drives just for this, and regretted nothing. Their fried fish is simply spectacular- never had anything quite the same- and their clam chowder is above and beyond anything I've found anywhere else.

Mancy's Steakhouse, Toledo OH. Esquire named it one of the 40 best steakhouses in the US, and I can see why. It's a Toledo icon, putting up some phenomenal steaks since 1921. Still the only place that beats a steak I grill myself, and though pricey (a 10-ounce filet is $30), it's well worth it. There are still whispers of a past built on the back of the Purple Mob out of Detroit, and walking in Mancy's is a ticket back to smoky rooms, bootleg gin and whispered deals. Dinner for 2 can easily hit a hundred bucks, but it's worth it.
 
2012-07-03 03:52:46 PM  

MattyFridays: maram500:

1.I take claims that articles are "hit pieces" on celebrities as seriously as I do Fox Noise, which is to say I don't take them seriously at all. Just because someone's boss is gay, or has a family member who is gay, does not mean that someone isn't homophobic.

Did you actually read the article in question? If you didn't, it was written in some local free rag in Minnesota, not the NY Times or TIme or something. It got propagated because hipsters who hate Fieri latched onto it.

I actually did the research into this article and the PA who made these claims about Fieri being homophobic worked on *THREE WHOLE SHOWS* of DDD and none of those shows featured two male owners.

Also, every single person who was quoted in the piece works for David Page. No independent sourcing, no quotes from Food Net OR Fieri himself. And even then, you're taking the PA at her word out of context.

"Those people weird me out." Does he mean those two people weirded him out, or "Those people" in general? Because the way it's said and meant can mean two different things.


2. I dislike Guy Ferry because he's an intolerable douchebag who makes up more stupid words than Rachael Ray and then proceeds to act like he's the biggest star in the room. In reality, he's the biggest shiat stain in the room.


I like how you claim about "made up words" and then use phrases like "Fox Noise" and a name he doesn't use anymore. Does it make you feel superior? You probably call CM Punk "Phil", too, don'tcha?


4.You know what else would actually turn you on to places you otherwise wouldn't have known about? The local newspaper! That's right, for the price of a day's worth of news, you too can read local reviews of local restaurants without the pretentious douchebaggery of an overpaid assclown who parades around the country in a [rented] Camaro

Ah, using the local newspaper to find restaurants. How quaint. Something like this?

BTW, as for the Fieri/Camaro reference, do you get upset wh ...


1. I never said I believe the article. I simply meant that just because someone says something does not make it true--and that works both ways.

2. "Fox Noise" is a part of the American lexicon, just as "Google" is part of the lexicon. Also, since you went there: Just because someone doesn't use their real name anymore doesn't make their real name a made-up word.

4.For that egregious example, I will cite Poe's Law. (If you're unfamiliar, why don't you Google it?) And I know damn well having visited many cities around the country that many amazing local restaurants are featured in local newspapers.

I also openly despise Mr. T.
 
2012-07-03 03:53:23 PM  

shortymac: IrateShadow: shortymac: Ugh, I hate Guy more so than Bobby Flay.

"Oh, you have a recipe you've worked your whole life to perfect? How would you like a Food Network special? Surprise! There was no special! I'm here to upstage you!"

He's an asshole, he gets .000001 points for being honest. Guy just screams "I have no personality so I picked a persona!"


The weird thing is, Flay used to grate on me but BECAUSE he's so honest, he's grown on me and I can respect that.

Besides, Flay didn't exactly have a hugely winning record on Throwdown. I think the reason they stopped doing it was BECAUSE he was losing so much.
 
2012-07-03 03:54:40 PM  

McGrits: Real cooking takes hours if not days. I


That's simply not true.

Making stock is prep work and making bread is baking. Neither of those two things are "real cooking."

You're talking about generating ingredients. What you do with them afterwards is the "real cooking" and the notion that you need to take hours or days to make a meal is absurd, if that was true, no restaurant in the world would exist.
 
2012-07-03 03:54:46 PM  

maram500: I also openly despise Mr. T..


I can no longer debate with you. Good day, Sir.
 
2012-07-03 03:56:20 PM  

The Homer Tax: rustypouch: More like 'this is what out of touch corporations thought was cool.'

But it will still be a combination of hilarious and regretful.

Can I side rant about "The Next Food Network Star" (where we go Guy Fieri from) for a second? Yes, I admit to watching it, and no, I'm not proud. It fascinates and infuriates me for some reason. First of all, I think we're over-saturated with "Food Network Stars" I don't know that we need a contest to find the "Next" one every farking year.

Second, the whole notion of having a "story" or whatever is over-done, hacky, and pointless. Maybe I'm completely out of touch, or maybe the Food Network suits are - but farking one of us are. If I hear another contrived story about "Grandma's favorite [food conveniently at the center of this challenge, weird]" or "The time mom and I conviently[utilized the cooking method of this challenge, funny that]" I'm going to barf. It's obviously so made up and so contrived that no one could possibly think it's real, right?

I don't know, maybe I'm just bitter because the booted the one chick on this show who I actually found interesting in favor of one who "dedicated this [burger] to [my baby sister] for [some obviously contrived reason]"


1000% that. I hate how Bob Tush-lover and Suzy with the just-been-f*cked-hair keep telling the contestants to focus on these hackneyed "backstories". Screw that - the food should the focus. I don't give 4 1/2 f*cks if you were born with two vaginas and raised by garden gnomes. All I care is that you can show me how to cook something new, inexpensive and awesome. That's it. Everything else is just vanity.
 
2012-07-03 03:56:43 PM  

maram500: I also openly despise Mr. T.



Commie.
 
2012-07-03 03:56:52 PM  

MattyFridays: maram500: I also openly despise Mr. T..

I can no longer debate with you. Good day, Sir.


So...I win? Yay!
 
2012-07-03 03:57:18 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

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Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.


New Deck Tavern in Philadelphia.

Joe's Real BBQ in Gilbert, Arizona.

Joe's Farm Grill in Gilber, Arizona (has been featured on DDD but it's freaking AMAZING.)

Steakhouse 85 in New Brunswick, NJ.
 
2012-07-03 03:57:55 PM  

maram500: MattyFridays: maram500: I also openly despise Mr. T..

I can no longer debate with you. Good day, Sir.

So...I win? Yay!


No, I just pity you, fool.
 
2012-07-03 03:58:20 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?


Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.
 
2012-07-03 03:58:58 PM  

abrannan: buckler: I love anything with Jaques Pepin. His recipe shows are great, but my favorite thing was when he hosted a show that focused on technique, not recipes. "Here's how to use a Chef's knife. Here's how to use a fillet knife and paring knife. He's how to know when to use a stock pot vs. a Dutch oven" and so on. That show taught me a lot.


My wife and I love watching Pepin's show with his daughter. She had this way of screwing up everything he did, and he maintained this straight-faced level of annoyance mixed with "my god, I'm a failure as a parent". His shows with Julia were great as well.

Surprised nobody posted this gem yet


It's obvious he loved Julia as much as anyone else. He must have been heartbroken at her death. (and yes, the bits with his daughter were amusing.)
 
2012-07-03 04:02:37 PM  

MattyFridays: downstairs:

I've met Alton. He's tremendously nice. I wouldn't call him "cantankerous"... he kinda does that as a joke.

Met him at a book signing. He didn't just shuffle everyone through like an assembly line, rather he struck up a quick conversation with every single person. Also, did nice things like insist people with kids go first so they can get out quickly, etc.

He posted rules of behavior on how to act when meeting him at book signings. He took his ball and went home on twitter once already. You don't think that's "cantankerous"?


Those rules were fine with me. Ever been to a book signing? You can sit in line for more than an hour. He's just trying to speed things up.

I agreed with him about the cel phone camera thing. People take minutes fumbling with them to try to take a photo. Multiply that by 100+ people.

And again... personal experience. He was more than kind to me and my wife, had a real conversation with us (and everyone else, one by one).

And took his twitter ball and went home? No idea what the story is there, I don't do much twitter... but twitter seems to bring out the worst in people, I would have no problem with Alton just leaving.
 
2012-07-03 04:02:55 PM  

El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.


Wow. Jingoistic much?

And if Maria pronounces her own name with the rolling R, you probably should too, in order to not look like a total douchecanoe.
 
2012-07-03 04:03:32 PM  

MattyFridays: shortymac: IrateShadow: shortymac: Ugh, I hate Guy more so than Bobby Flay.

"Oh, you have a recipe you've worked your whole life to perfect? How would you like a Food Network special? Surprise! There was no special! I'm here to upstage you!"

He's an asshole, he gets .000001 points for being honest. Guy just screams "I have no personality so I picked a persona!"

The weird thing is, Flay used to grate on me but BECAUSE he's so honest, he's grown on me and I can respect that.

Besides, Flay didn't exactly have a hugely winning record on Throwdown. I think the reason they stopped doing it was BECAUSE he was losing so much.


Flay's biggest problem is that while he cooks well, he plates like shiat. The dude will craft a miraculous bit of food art, stick it on the plate, and then destroy it with a bunch of unnecessary garnish that just covers up the food he just cooked. It pisses me off.
 
2012-07-03 04:04:40 PM  

Vacation Bible School: shortymac: Giada started doing that too.
:(

Giada has other assets that make that tolerable...

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Great, now my pants don't fit.
 
2012-07-03 04:04:52 PM  
He can always fall back on his career as a Bulgarian pop star.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-03 04:05:38 PM  

Rent Party: MattyFridays: shortymac: IrateShadow: shortymac: Ugh, I hate Guy more so than Bobby Flay.

"Oh, you have a recipe you've worked your whole life to perfect? How would you like a Food Network special? Surprise! There was no special! I'm here to upstage you!"

He's an asshole, he gets .000001 points for being honest. Guy just screams "I have no personality so I picked a persona!"

The weird thing is, Flay used to grate on me but BECAUSE he's so honest, he's grown on me and I can respect that.

Besides, Flay didn't exactly have a hugely winning record on Throwdown. I think the reason they stopped doing it was BECAUSE he was losing so much.

Flay's biggest problem is that while he cooks well, he plates like shiat. The dude will craft a miraculous bit of food art, stick it on the plate, and then destroy it with a bunch of unnecessary garnish that just covers up the food he just cooked. It pisses me off.


He does have a large sauce collection, I will say that.
 
2012-07-03 04:07:00 PM  

Ambitwistor: thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!

I didn't know. that. From a bio:

"I was a freshman. I wanted to be an exchange student, but they said you have to be in a language class. I wasn't in a language class. They said take Spanish. I didn't want to take Spanish. I wanted to take Italian. They didn't have Italian.

Of course my parents were always bringing in wayward sailors and we met a cork salesman from France. He was in the wine country during Thanksgiving. He met somebody, my mom's aunt or something, and came to our house for dinner. I said do you live in France? He said yes. I said I want to go there. He said I will find you a place to live. It happened, just right there.

I wouldn't lay off until my parents said fine. My mom said if you can take a class and learn French and get a B or better, you can be an exchange student. My mom drove me to the College of the Redwoods, fifteen miles from my high school, every day at lunch. I took the class. I got a B. (laughs) I told my parents I was ready to go.

At the plane, I was crying my eyes out. I wrote them a letter and slipped it in my mom's book. My dad said my mom was catatonic for two days. She couldn't even open the letter. She'd pull the letter out and she'd cry. I landed in Paris. I lived on the third floor of this house. It's a store room with a bed and a sink. I'm like, oh what have I gotten myself into. Of course, I can't go home. I just thought I have to figure this out...(laughs)

Okay, what's the thing we did in school-conjugate the verbs. So, I carried a piece of paper and I would say how do you say that in English? I had this huge French verb book and I'd write them down in all the forms and I decorated my walls with them. By the time I left France there were like 300 up there. But, I taught myself how to speak French, and when I left you couldn't tell I wasn't from France...(laughs) they just couldn't tell where the hell in France I was from. I mixed dialects...I would sound like a New York Southerner with a California twang."

Guy Fieri stayed in France for 11 months.


Wow.

I thought I just made that up, too.
 
2012-07-03 04:07:10 PM  

El Brujo: Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.


So much this. I hate when ESPN talking heads "properly" pronounce latin names. You come off like a douche trying to appear cultured or something.

Its not insensitive to pronounce a foreign name in English parlance. Just as I wouldn't have a beef with someone pronouncing my very Irish last name in hispanic parlance if thats where they live.

And don't get me on people pronouncing "Barcelona" with a lisp.
 
2012-07-03 04:09:00 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Rent Party: MattyFridays: shortymac: IrateShadow: shortymac: Ugh, I hate Guy more so than Bobby Flay.

"Oh, you have a recipe you've worked your whole life to perfect? How would you like a Food Network special? Surprise! There was no special! I'm here to upstage you!"

He's an asshole, he gets .000001 points for being honest. Guy just screams "I have no personality so I picked a persona!"

The weird thing is, Flay used to grate on me but BECAUSE he's so honest, he's grown on me and I can respect that.

Besides, Flay didn't exactly have a hugely winning record on Throwdown. I think the reason they stopped doing it was BECAUSE he was losing so much.

Flay's biggest problem is that while he cooks well, he plates like shiat. The dude will craft a miraculous bit of food art, stick it on the plate, and then destroy it with a bunch of unnecessary garnish that just covers up the food he just cooked. It pisses me off.

He does have a large sauce collection, I will say that.


Yep. "Hey, let me cover this food in a bunch of sauces for you!"

I hate that shiat. It figures a dude from New York wouldn't know how to sauce meat.
 
2012-07-03 04:09:10 PM  
BTW, Flay is guilty of doing stupid stuff too. His Hamburgers at his Burger restaurant comes with chips on top - "crunchitized" - TRADEMARKED. Seriously.
 
2012-07-03 04:11:59 PM  
2nd Mancy's but I can believe somebody mentioned Bangkok Kitchen...
 
2012-07-03 04:14:01 PM  
One of the better burgers in Atlanta can be had at The Vortex. It's in the Little Five Points area, so tattoos and piercings tend to be the norm. But the burgers are pretty darn good.

Mellow Mushroom is a pretty good place to eat as well. Not sure how many locations they have in Atlanta and the surrounding metro. Their subs kick butt.
 
2012-07-03 04:15:21 PM  

The_Sponge: thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!


But what if I don't like the French?


Then I fart in your general direction! Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.
 
2012-07-03 04:16:49 PM  
Found this:

Alton Brown: I didn't leave Twitter because my wife started tweeting. I left Twitter because a parasitic troll fraudulently posing as my wife started tweeting. It even used a photo of my family as its avatar.

The way I see it, Twitter is like a big cocktail party. If I was at a cocktail party and someone puked on my wife's shoes, odds are excellent that we'd leave. Does that mean I won't attend any more cocktail parties? Maybe not. Maybe I'll just have to figure out a way to host my own cocktail parties where people have to actually be accountable for their behavior.


//Which one of you was it?
 
2012-07-03 04:17:03 PM  

MattyFridays: downstairs:

I've met Alton. He's tremendously nice. I wouldn't call him "cantankerous"... he kinda does that as a joke.

Met him at a book signing. He didn't just shuffle everyone through like an assembly line, rather he struck up a quick conversation with every single person. Also, did nice things like insist people with kids go first so they can get out quickly, etc.

He posted rules of behavior on how to act when meeting him at book signings. He took his ball and went home on twitter once already. You don't think that's "cantankerous"?


1) The rules were made because a few people were acting like asshats at signings and ruining it for his fans.

2) He was awesome on twitter, but he left because some people starting using it to stalk him and even posted pictures of his wife and daughter.
 
2012-07-03 04:19:20 PM  

DysphoricMania: One of the better burgers in Atlanta can be had at The Vortex. It's in the Little Five Points area, so tattoos and piercings tend to be the norm. But the burgers are pretty darn good.

Mellow Mushroom is a pretty good place to eat as well. Not sure how many locations they have in Atlanta and the surrounding metro. Their subs kick butt.


Vortex is one of those places i'd recommend going during not peak hours, because you won't enjoy yourself for the first time if the place is a zoo.

also, Mellow Mushroom is where it's at. My ex was a waitress there while i was in grad school. So many free calzones...and so many slices of the Kosmic Karma...

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2012-07-03 04:20:02 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: MattyFridays: downstairs:

I've met Alton. He's tremendously nice. I wouldn't call him "cantankerous"... he kinda does that as a joke.

Met him at a book signing. He didn't just shuffle everyone through like an assembly line, rather he struck up a quick conversation with every single person. Also, did nice things like insist people with kids go first so they can get out quickly, etc.

He posted rules of behavior on how to act when meeting him at book signings. He took his ball and went home on twitter once already. You don't think that's "cantankerous"?

1) The rules were made because a few people were acting like asshats at signings and ruining it for his fans.

2) He was awesome on twitter, but he left because some people starting using it to stalk him and even posted pictures of his wife and daughter.


Wow, suddenly you're getting awfully defensive when people are using generalizations about a personality you like. SEE WHAT I DID THERE?
 
2012-07-03 04:22:26 PM  

downstairs: El Brujo: Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

So much this. I hate when ESPN talking heads "properly" pronounce latin names. You come off like a douche trying to appear cultured or something.


This is why Aaaaaaaarooooon Sanchez on "Chopped" makes some people go bonkers..
 
2012-07-03 04:24:27 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: So you want a cooking show to last hours, or days, so that they can show the entire process?


I should have ben more clear, the contest shows should not be limited to 45 minutes, as this would allow real cooking. The magic of tv editting can show parts and then cut to later in the game.

The Homer Tax: That's simply not true.

Making stock is prep work and making bread is baking. Neither of those two things are "real cooking."

You're talking about generating ingredients. What you do with them afterwards is the "real cooking" and the notion that you need to take hours or days to make a meal is absurd, if that was true, no restaurant in the world would exist.


I do not know your experience with working in a restaurant kitchen or even cooking in your own. However, the early shifts that show up in the morning are prep cooking, and without, the restaurant would not be able to perform "the real cooking".

Many restaurants have the open kitchens nowadays. Take a look at what is going on in them. Often you will see a big (100+ quart) pot sitting on a stove on the side. Usually that is a veal stock or something similar that is being cooked throughout that shift to be used at a later date.

I enjoy making stocks from scratch, and the days that it takes makes the rest of the cooking that much better. Then again, I make bacon and sausages from scratch, taking up to a week or more, and I consider that part of cooking too. Is it butchery or charcuterie, I don't care, it makes awesome food.

Bread and pastries is a whole other long time cooking, unfortunately I am not that good at it.
 
2012-07-03 04:24:38 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: downstairs: El Brujo: Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

So much this. I hate when ESPN talking heads "properly" pronounce latin names. You come off like a douche trying to appear cultured or something.

This is why Aaaaaaaarooooon Sanchez on "Chopped" makes some people go bonkers..


I'll take him over that red onion hating dipshiat.

Why are Chopped judges so mean?

It's arguably the hardest contest they broadcast (if not the bloodiest -- how many cuts do you see on there?).
 
2012-07-03 04:26:10 PM  

MattyFridays: Wow, suddenly you're getting awfully defensive when people are using generalizations about a personality you like. SEE WHAT I DID THERE?


No matter how hard you white knight for Guy Fieri on the internet, he's not going to fark you with upside-down sunglasses draped behind his neck.
 
2012-07-03 04:27:37 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory:

Why are Chopped judges so mean?

It's arguably the hardest contest they broadcast (if not the bloodiest -- how many cuts do you see on there?).


Because that's the point of the show. Drama generated by hardcase judges vs. chefs you've never heard of.

I'm sure if you asked people, they could, at most, remember three Chopped contestants - Madison Cowan, Lance Nitihara, and Tryg. Two were amazing, one was an idiot who called out REPEATEDLY and had Ted Allen flip out on him.
 
2012-07-03 04:27:37 PM  

MattyFridays: FuryOfFirestorm: MattyFridays: downstairs:

I've met Alton. He's tremendously nice. I wouldn't call him "cantankerous"... he kinda does that as a joke.

Met him at a book signing. He didn't just shuffle everyone through like an assembly line, rather he struck up a quick conversation with every single person. Also, did nice things like insist people with kids go first so they can get out quickly, etc.

He posted rules of behavior on how to act when meeting him at book signings. He took his ball and went home on twitter once already. You don't think that's "cantankerous"?

1) The rules were made because a few people were acting like asshats at signings and ruining it for his fans.

2) He was awesome on twitter, but he left because some people starting using it to stalk him and even posted pictures of his wife and daughter.

Wow, suddenly you're getting awfully defensive when people are using generalizations about a personality you like. SEE WHAT I DID THERE?


How is that defensive? I just stated why Alton does what he does. Alton made these rules that his book signings would go smoother and be more pleasant for everyone. As for the Twitter experience, if someone was posing as your wife and posting private family photos, I'm sure you'd be pissed off too.

If you can explain why Fieri is a colossal douche, i'd like to hear it.
 
2012-07-03 04:28:28 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory:
I'll take him over that red onion hating dipshiat.


I wish I were good enough to get onto Chopped JUST so I could serve Scott Conant an overflowing plateful of fresh onions for the appetizer.
 
2012-07-03 04:29:14 PM  

McGrits: I do not know your experience with working in a restaurant kitchen or even cooking in your own. However, the early shifts that show up in the morning are prep cooking, and without, the restaurant would not be able to perform "the real cooking".

Many restaurants have the open kitchens nowadays. Take a look at what is going on in them. Often you will see a big (100+ quart) pot sitting on a stove on the side. Usually that is a veal stock or something similar that is being cooked throughout that shift to be used at a later date.

I enjoy making stocks from scratch, and the days that it takes makes the rest of the cooking that much better. Then again, I make bacon and sausages from scratch, taking up to a week or more, and I consider that part of cooking too. Is it butchery or charcuterie, I don't care, it makes awesome food.


I know what prep work is. That's why I accurately defined it as "prep work." and It is undoubtedly part of cooking, which is something I also acknowledged.

What I challenged is your trite notion that prep work is "real cooking" while actually using all of those ingredients to create a meal is somehow not "real cooking." That's completely absurd.
 
2012-07-03 04:29:52 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: How is that defensive? I just stated why Alton does what he does. Alton made these rules that his book signings would go smoother and be more pleasant for everyone. As for the Twitter experience, if someone was posing as your wife and posting private family photos, I'm sure you'd be pissed off too.


It wasn't defensive, he's trolling you.
 
2012-07-03 04:32:17 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

Wow. Jingoistic much?

And if Maria pronounces her own name with the rolling R, you probably should too, in order to not look like a total douchecanoe.


No. I'm speaking from a language-fluidity angle. It sounds awkward because it is awkward to the mechanics of the language itself. If we're speaking Spanish, roll away.
 
2012-07-03 04:34:29 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: FuryOfFirestorm: downstairs: El Brujo: Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

So much this. I hate when ESPN talking heads "properly" pronounce latin names. You come off like a douche trying to appear cultured or something.

This is why Aaaaaaaarooooon Sanchez on "Chopped" makes some people go bonkers..

I'll take him over that red onion hating dipshiat.

Why are Chopped judges so mean?

It's arguably the hardest contest they broadcast (if not the bloodiest -- how many cuts do you see on there?).


Scott Conant (The Red-onion hating dipshiat) looks like one of those guys that spends an hour in front of the mirror and talking about how awesome they are.

I like Alex Guarnaschelli, but her face is stuck on the "WHO FARTED?" setting.

We get it, Aaaaarooooon Sanchez - you're Mexican. You don't see Amanda Freitag talking like Frau Blucher, do you?
 
2012-07-03 04:34:40 PM  

serpent_sky: Tarry


Damn, that depresses me. We used to go to Tarry Lodge back in the 70s and 80s for family dinners, and it used to be good. I haven't been back since Mario took over and, based on your review (and several other people we know who said basically the same thing), I guess that's a good thing.

Plus there's that whole mess Mario got into recently, about him skimming a percentage off the tips his employees earn. *grrr*
 
2012-07-03 04:36:27 PM  

El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

Wow. Jingoistic much?

And if Maria pronounces her own name with the rolling R, you probably should too, in order to not look like a total douchecanoe.

No. I'm speaking from a language-fluidity angle. It sounds awkward because it is awkward to the mechanics of the language itself. If we're speaking Spanish, roll away.


So I should call you El Brewjoe?
 
2012-07-03 04:42:57 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

Wow. Jingoistic much?

And if Maria pronounces her own name with the rolling R, you probably should too, in order to not look like a total douchecanoe.

No. I'm speaking from a language-fluidity angle. It sounds awkward because it is awkward to the mechanics of the language itself. If we're speaking Spanish, roll away.

So I should call you El Brewjoe?


If you'd like. But this is not the same. Because both H and J are also natural english sounds. We know that they are swapped between english and spanish even before we utter the sound.

A rolled R is not an english sound, and therefore doesn't mesh well with the language.
 
2012-07-03 04:44:24 PM  

karst: The_Sponge: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

[blacknewmedia.com image 640x548]

Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.


Good call!

Seattle:

Tap House Grill....there is a second location in Bellevue.

Uber.....they only serve beer, but you can order pizza from the place down the street and eat it inside.

Lynnwood:

Special Brews.....only beer is served, but their bottle section is amazing. Outside food is allowed. These guys are not too far from my house, and I'm glad to have a place like this in my neighborhood. Bonus: Buddy the Dog greets you at the door.


Nice idea to get something positive from a thread about an overfamous douche.

My addition is Grassmere Grill

Grassmere grill in Nashville. Love the Hummus appetizer and their platters are great.


Nicolas in Portland for Lebanese food.
 
2012-07-03 04:49:15 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: downstairs: El Brujo: Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

So much this. I hate when ESPN talking heads "properly" pronounce latin names. You come off like a douche trying to appear cultured or something.

This is why Aaaaaaaarooooon Sanchez on "Chopped" makes some people go bonkers..


No, what drives me nuts about him is his only suggestion being to add spice. Not everything is mexican, jackass!
 
2012-07-03 04:52:10 PM  
Also, those TV chefs all have wicked STDs and scrastch themselves profusely off camera.
alot.
 
2012-07-03 04:52:18 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Ambitwistor: HotWingConspiracy: Yeah I think he actually does know how to cook and was trained in France.

Wikipedia:

"Although Fieri has no training as a chef, he worked at various restaurants during high school, and then went on to manage and own restaurants. After graduation in 1987, he went to work for Stouffer's, developing restaurant concepts in Southern California and managing their flagship restaurant in Long Beach, California. After three years, he became District Manager of Louise's Trattoria, managing six locations along with recruiting and training for the restaurants. Fieri attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management in 1990."

"In the fall of 1996, Fieri and business partner Steve Gruber opened Johnny Garlic's, an Italian restaurant in Santa Rosa, California. A second location opened in Windsor in 1999, a third in Petaluma in 2000 or 2001 (since closed), and a fourth in Roseville in late 2008. Subsequently they developed Tex Wasabi's (barbecue and sushi) in 2003 in Santa Rosa, adding a second location in Sacramento's Arden-Arcade area in 2007. An additional Johnny Garlic's was opened in Dublin, CA in 2011."

Hahaha

Maybe Stouffer's is a prominent French cooking school?


Holy crap. He's a restaurant in Brentwood shy of delineating the Bay Area Douchebag Belt.
 
2012-07-03 04:54:02 PM  

El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

Wow. Jingoistic much?

And if Maria pronounces her own name with the rolling R, you probably should too, in order to not look like a total douchecanoe.

No. I'm speaking from a language-fluidity angle. It sounds awkward because it is awkward to the mechanics of the language itself. If we're speaking Spanish, roll away.

So I should call you El Brewjoe?

If you'd like. But this is not the same. Because both H and J are also natural english sounds. We know that they are swapped between english and spanish even before we utter the sound.

A rolled R is not an english sound, and therefore doesn't mesh well with the language.


Sure, they are both natural English sounds, but "J" is not pronounced "H" in English, regardless of if the sound occurs naturally in the language or not.

But again, we're talking about how someone pronounces their own name. It is amazingly offensive, at least to me, to biatch about how someone pronounces their foreign name in English.
 
2012-07-03 04:54:17 PM  
The wife is working through this, I'll tell her to start a blog.

www.innatthecrossroads.com
 
2012-07-03 04:57:30 PM  

ThighsofGlory: HotWingConspiracy: Ambitwistor: HotWingConspiracy: Yeah I think he actually does know how to cook and was trained in France.

Wikipedia:

"Although Fieri has no training as a chef, he worked at various restaurants during high school, and then went on to manage and own restaurants. After graduation in 1987, he went to work for Stouffer's, developing restaurant concepts in Southern California and managing their flagship restaurant in Long Beach, California. After three years, he became District Manager of Louise's Trattoria, managing six locations along with recruiting and training for the restaurants. Fieri attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management in 1990."

"In the fall of 1996, Fieri and business partner Steve Gruber opened Johnny Garlic's, an Italian restaurant in Santa Rosa, California. A second location opened in Windsor in 1999, a third in Petaluma in 2000 or 2001 (since closed), and a fourth in Roseville in late 2008. Subsequently they developed Tex Wasabi's (barbecue and sushi) in 2003 in Santa Rosa, adding a second location in Sacramento's Arden-Arcade area in 2007. An additional Johnny Garlic's was opened in Dublin, CA in 2011."

Hahaha

Maybe Stouffer's is a prominent French cooking school?

Holy crap. He's a restaurant in Brentwood shy of delineating the Bay Area Douchebag Belt.


Being that you're from Lafayette, do you really consider the northern most portion of Marin County to be the Bay Area? I certainly don't. The closest one he has is Dublin. There isn't one in Walnut Creek, Berkeley, or Alamo, so he has quite a ways to go before he encompasses the BADB.
 
2012-07-03 04:58:06 PM  

KiTTeNs_on_AciD: The wife is working through this, I'll tell her to start a blog.

[www.innatthecrossroads.com image 351x450]


geek-news.mtv.com

Tell me how it is once she gets to this recipe.

I've also heard the Lamprey Pie is excellent.
 
2012-07-03 04:58:35 PM  
A Game of Thrones cookbook?

You hardly need a secondary book for that. The main books do well enough describing everything every character eats.
 
2012-07-03 04:59:51 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: A rolled R is not an english sound, and therefore doesn't mesh well with the language.

Sure, they are both natural English sounds, but "J" is not pronounced "H" in English, regardless of if the sound occurs naturally in the language or not.

But again, we're talking about how someone pronounces their own name. It is amazingly offensive, at least to me, to biatch about how someone pronounces their foreign name in English.


Sure, but your is someone saying their name is Maria with a rolled R. If I said it back to them I would most likely butcher it into "Madia" but only because the rolled R isn't an english sound. Where I would understand and say correctly "brueho" because h is an english sound. Were I to read those two, I would call her Maria and the farker "bruejo". Spanish does not follow english rules or syllables, so you can't expect someone to "correctly pronounce" something they don't understand.
 
2012-07-03 05:04:47 PM  

lockers: The_Six_Fingered_Man: A rolled R is not an english sound, and therefore doesn't mesh well with the language.

Sure, they are both natural English sounds, but "J" is not pronounced "H" in English, regardless of if the sound occurs naturally in the language or not.

But again, we're talking about how someone pronounces their own name. It is amazingly offensive, at least to me, to biatch about how someone pronounces their foreign name in English.

Sure, but your is someone saying their name is Maria with a rolled R. If I said it back to them I would most likely butcher it into "Madia" but only because the rolled R isn't an english sound. Where I would understand and say correctly "brueho" because h is an english sound. Were I to read those two, I would call her Maria and the farker "bruejo". Spanish does not follow english rules or syllables, so you can't expect someone to "correctly pronounce" something they don't understand.


Maybe it's just because I live in a high density area of peoples that speak Spanish/Italian that I'm used to it.
 
2012-07-03 05:07:23 PM  

Phoenix_M: Diners Drive-ins and Dives went to a place near my apartment (Tommy's Joynt) a hofbrau I've been going to since I was a child(30 plus years). Not one of the regular employees was on the episode. The old Mexican guys behind the counter were replaced by family member of the owner I've never seen before.


Maybe none of them wanted to be on TV for some reason.
 
2012-07-03 05:08:42 PM  

Cheron: InfamousBLT: Guy Fieri is a great entertainer, but I don't think he knows much about food.

a product. I a few years some one will put on a clip of him and we will all cringe and think, "that is what passed for cool." Those pictures of your parents (grandparents) in bell bottom jeans is what Guy will be in a few years. Just a marketing trend.


Who is this guy passing as cool to now?
 
2012-07-03 05:10:02 PM  
If you like Belgian beer and mussels, this place (in DC) is awesome: Granville Moore's
 
2012-07-03 05:10:35 PM  
For what its worth, my Mexican friend likes to pronounce guacamole like whack-a-mole and tortilla like it rhymes with flotilla (pronouncing the double l as two ll's rather than the proper Spanish y sound) to mess with everyone.

Its really quite fun.
 
2012-07-03 05:11:33 PM  
The only cooking shows left worth a dam are the PBS ones, Secrets of a Chef, Essential Pepin, Avec Eric, Totally Ming and Americas Test Kitchen......Mexico one Plate at a time, and that BarbQ/Grilling Steven Somebody one, forget the name.....

Last one left on commercial worth a shiat is Alton Browns Good Eats...but even his schtick is getting weird.
 
2012-07-03 05:18:34 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: The only cooking shows left worth a dam are the PBS ones, Secrets of a Chef, Essential Pepin, Avec Eric, Totally Ming and Americas Test Kitchen......Mexico one Plate at a time, and that BarbQ/Grilling Steven Somebody one, forget the name.....

Last one left on commercial worth a shiat is Alton Browns Good Eats...but even his schtick is getting weird.


And they are shuffling his show off to Cooking Network too.
 
2012-07-03 05:21:19 PM  

nmhansen: For what its worth, my Mexican friend likes to pronounce guacamole like whack-a-mole...


images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-03 05:22:23 PM  

nmhansen: Lt. Cheese Weasel: The only cooking shows left worth a dam are the PBS ones, Secrets of a Chef, Essential Pepin, Avec Eric, Totally Ming and Americas Test Kitchen......Mexico one Plate at a time, and that BarbQ/Grilling Steven Somebody one, forget the name.....

Last one left on commercial worth a shiat is Alton Browns Good Eats...but even his schtick is getting weird.

And they are shuffling his show off to Cooking Network too.


Good Eats was cancelled. Well, not really cancelled... Alton decided to stop doing it because it ran its course. And it did, really not many subjects he didn't touch on... so he'd be left doing "episode on chocolate #30, episode on steak #50, and so on."
 
2012-07-03 05:31:51 PM  

BKITU: nmhansen: For what its worth, my Mexican friend likes to pronounce guacamole like whack-a-mole...

[images.wikia.com image 251x187]


And I like to call him my Mexican friend for exactly that reason too!
 
2012-07-03 05:35:42 PM  
downstairs:
Good Eats was cancelled. Well, not really cancelled... Alton decided to stop doing it because it ran its course. And it did, really not many subjects he didn't touch on... so he'd be left doing "episode on chocolate #30, episode on steak #50, and so on."

Yeah, and Cooking will be showing the reruns, not Food. I will kind of miss the show, but also I can certainly see why he's stopping the show. It was great while it lasted.
 
2012-07-03 05:37:03 PM  

El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.


When in Rome, you pronounce people's names the correct way, not some lazy-ass ignorant way you just made up because you can't be bothered to try.
 
2012-07-03 05:39:29 PM  

MattyFridays: Flay didn't exactly have a hugely winning record on Throwdown. I think the reason they stopped doing it was BECAUSE he was

the test kitchen ladies who actually developed "Flay's" recipes on that show were losing so much.

fixed
 
2012-07-03 05:41:45 PM  

Jument: When in Rome, you pronounce people's names the correct way, not some lazy-ass ignorant way you just made up because you can't be bothered to try.


Why? My name is Christopher. I'm not offended if someone of Arab descent pronounces the first i as "ee"... Cree-sto-fer.
 
2012-07-03 05:42:36 PM  

nmhansen: Lt. Cheese Weasel: The only cooking shows left worth a dam are the PBS ones, Secrets of a Chef, Essential Pepin, Avec Eric, Totally Ming and Americas Test Kitchen......Mexico one Plate at a time, and that BarbQ/Grilling Steven Somebody one, forget the name.....

Last one left on commercial worth a shiat is Alton Browns Good Eats...but even his schtick is getting weird.

And they are shuffling his show off to Cooking Network too.


I just looked at the cooking channels line-up. It looks very similar to the food network 7 years ago. Seriously... a cooking channel has very little instructional cooking done on it. I remember when food network had 8 to 9 solid hours of cooking shows. And yeah, I know it is well established that you have MTV -> introduce reality shows -> MTV2 -> introduce reality shows -> mtv3... also I am pretty sure vh1 belongs in that progression. This is why I don't have cable.
 
2012-07-03 05:43:29 PM  

Jument: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:


Hey -- You guys are ruining a perfectly good thread about:

- A douche-bag Food network personality
- A fun show about good places to get food for regular folk
- What has happened to the good old TV cooking shows
- A missed opportunity for more awesome pics of Giadda and Nigella

Take your pick.

 
2012-07-03 05:44:10 PM  

vudukungfu: I used to cook for a living. Chef, baker, the whole gamut.
I can't watch cooking shows because they make too many sanitation mistakes.
It's like a grammer Nazi reading a Fark thread about youtube comments about a drunk chick.


oh, my, the horror

I totally get it.
So many people putting their hair near the food.
 
2012-07-03 05:50:35 PM  

rightylefty: Jument: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:


Hey -- You guys are ruining a perfectly good thread about:

- A douche-bag Food network personality
- A fun show about good places to get food for regular folk
- What has happened to the good old TV cooking shows
- A missed opportunity for more awesome pics of Giadda and Nigella

Take your pick.


Sorry.

If you're ever in SF, try the Steak Sandwich at Rickenbackers.

On second thought, they just closed. DAMMIT.
 
2012-07-03 05:50:39 PM  

lockers: I just looked at the cooking channels line-up. It looks very similar to the food network 7 years ago.


Yeah, but all the shows pretty much suck. More akin to community access cable shows.
 
2012-07-03 05:52:23 PM  

R.A.Danny: thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French Coonass!

Hah!


Don't even remotely associate him with Coonassery. If he's a South Louisiana Cajun, then I'm the Queen of England.
 
2012-07-03 06:01:06 PM  

Jument: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

When in Rome, you pronounce people's names the correct way, not some lazy-ass ignorant way you just made up because you can't be bothered to try.


"when in Rome" (do as the Romans do)

I don't think it means what you think it means.

Again, my point is that it sounds awkward to be speaking in English and interjecting non-english sounds into a sentence, when there is an already established norm for incorporating such foreign words seamlessly into the parlance.
 
2012-07-03 06:01:26 PM  
Round Rock Donuts in Round Rock, Texas. Do it.
www.roadfood.com
 
2012-07-03 06:01:56 PM  

lockers: nmhansen: Lt. Cheese Weasel: The only cooking shows left worth a dam are the PBS ones, Secrets of a Chef, Essential Pepin, Avec Eric, Totally Ming and Americas Test Kitchen......Mexico one Plate at a time, and that BarbQ/Grilling Steven Somebody one, forget the name.....

Last one left on commercial worth a shiat is Alton Browns Good Eats...but even his schtick is getting weird.

And they are shuffling his show off to Cooking Network too.

I just looked at the cooking channels line-up. It looks very similar to the food network 7 years ago. Seriously... a cooking channel has very little instructional cooking done on it. I remember when food network had 8 to 9 solid hours of cooking shows. And yeah, I know it is well established that you have MTV -> introduce reality shows -> MTV2 -> introduce reality shows -> mtv3... also I am pretty sure vh1 belongs in that progression. This is why I don't have cable.


Yes, its started with good intentions, but it is circling the bowl in the trail that Food Network blazed.
 
2012-07-03 06:10:35 PM  

Expolaris: WTF Indeed: brigid_fitch: I don't get this guy's appeal. He's annoying, doesn't seem to show any cooking finesse, and acts like a complete tool. Someone described him as looking like he's playing the Sun in a grade-school play and I can't shake that image.

First off, he's on Food Network. No matter what the show is about, there will always be a viewership of obese people dreaming about food when they aren't stuffing their face with it. Second, the show is geared toward Boomers who are nostalgic about a history the majority of them never engaged in. Finally, he is the physical embodiedment of this classic TV icon:

[images.wikia.com image 460x570]

The third major Food Network viewership comes from all the people stuck at the gym who can't find the remote and don't want to watch The View on the other TV.


And the fourth--quite serious here--must be from people stuck on jury duty who have the TV stuck on Food Network (being one of the few channels not showing anything remotely resembling news or anything that could prejudice jurors) whilst waiting to be called into an actual working pool. :P

(And I thought everyone knew that the actual cooking shows had moved to the Cooking Channel and Food Network is now home to Reality Cook-Off Shows and Anthony Bourdain Wannabes. That's just me, though)
 
2012-07-03 06:18:35 PM  

rightylefty: Jument: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:


Hey -- You guys are ruining a perfectly good thread about:

- A douche-bag Food network personality
- A fun show about good places to get food for regular folk
- What has happened to the good old TV cooking shows
- A missed opportunity for more awesome pics of Giadda and Nigella

Take your pick.


OK.

www.italian-food-lovers.com

www.esquire.com

blog.towerpaddleboards.com
 
2012-07-03 06:21:00 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: ThighsofGlory: HotWingConspiracy: Ambitwistor: HotWingConspiracy: Yeah I think he actually does know how to cook and was trained in France.

Wikipedia:

"Although Fieri has no training as a chef, he worked at various restaurants during high school, and then went on to manage and own restaurants. After graduation in 1987, he went to work for Stouffer's, developing restaurant concepts in Southern California and managing their flagship restaurant in Long Beach, California. After three years, he became District Manager of Louise's Trattoria, managing six locations along with recruiting and training for the restaurants. Fieri attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management in 1990."

"In the fall of 1996, Fieri and business partner Steve Gruber opened Johnny Garlic's, an Italian restaurant in Santa Rosa, California. A second location opened in Windsor in 1999, a third in Petaluma in 2000 or 2001 (since closed), and a fourth in Roseville in late 2008. Subsequently they developed Tex Wasabi's (barbecue and sushi) in 2003 in Santa Rosa, adding a second location in Sacramento's Arden-Arcade area in 2007. An additional Johnny Garlic's was opened in Dublin, CA in 2011."

Hahaha

Maybe Stouffer's is a prominent French cooking school?

Holy crap. He's a restaurant in Brentwood shy of delineating the Bay Area Douchebag Belt.

Being that you're from Lafayette, do you really consider the northern most portion of Marin County to be the Bay Area? I certainly don't. The closest one he has is Dublin. There isn't one in Walnut Creek, Berkeley, or Alamo, so he has quite a ways to go before he encompasses the BADB.


My mail is from Laf. I'm from a stinking mudflat by some refineries, 35 or so miles from you as the crow flies. I'd tell you which town, but you couldn't care less, being from SF. All the places on your list have low jet-ski ownership rates, an essential indicator of douchebaggery. None of them are in Marin County, but I understand that anywhere unserved by MUNI might as well be Mars.
It's true that you're smarter than all of us. Stay there. There's nothing on this side of the Caldecott you'd want.
 
2012-07-03 06:23:04 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: rightylefty: Jument: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:


Hey -- You guys are ruining a perfectly good thread about:

- A douche-bag Food network personality
- A fun show about good places to get food for regular folk
- What has happened to the good old TV cooking shows
- A missed opportunity for more awesome pics of Giadda and Nigella

Take your pick.

OK.

[www.italian-food-lovers.com image 420x563]

[www.esquire.com image 460x600]

[blog.towerpaddleboards.com image 475x346]


The gods -- They ares a real!!
 
2012-07-03 06:27:32 PM  

ThighsofGlory: My mail is from Laf. I'm from a stinking mudflat by some refineries, 35 or so miles from you as the crow flies. I'd tell you which town, but you couldn't care less, being from SF. All the places on your list have low jet-ski ownership rates, an essential indicator of douchebaggery. None of them are in Marin County, but I understand that anywhere unserved by MUNI might as well be Mars.
It's true that you're smarter than all of us. Stay there. There's nothing on this side of the Caldecott you'd want.



I make my main home in Antioch.
 
2012-07-03 06:53:34 PM  

El Brujo: Jument: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

When in Rome, you pronounce people's names the correct way, not some lazy-ass ignorant way you just made up because you can't be bothered to try.

"when in Rome" (do as the Romans do)

I don't think it means what you think it means.

Again, my point is that it sounds awkward to be speaking in English and interjecting non-english sounds into a sentence, when there is an already established norm for incorporating such foreign words seamlessly into the parlance.


I hate to quote the whole post but context is relevant.

So you'd pronounce faux pas as fox pass? Fois gras as foys grass? Fellatio as fella tee oh?

picard double facepalm.jpg
 
2012-07-03 07:02:00 PM  
I hate DDD for the mess they leave behind in local dives.

That mess being the legions of tools and asshats that descend on a once-cool spot, rendering it unavailable for regulars. The other thing that tends to happen to places he features is the deterioration of food quality and service. Even if you can get in to the place to eat, you probably won't want to anymore.

Natural consequences of having to feed all of the goons who hang on Guy's every word.
 
2012-07-03 07:02:04 PM  

Falcon_Rogue:

Again, my point is that it sounds awkward to be speaking in English and interjecting non-english sounds into a sentence, when there is an already established norm for incorporating such foreign words seamlessly into the parlance.

I hate to quote the whole post but context is relevant.

So you'd pronounce faux pas as fox pass? Fois gras as foys grass? Fellatio as fella tee oh?

picard double facepalm.jpg


Of course not. All of those words contain sounds that are native to our language.

Fois = Fwaa, etc.
 
2012-07-03 07:04:17 PM  

TheManofPA: You know, I'd watch a show that is nothing but Anthony Bourdain cooks Guy Fieri dishes while mocking every single choice Guy makes in the dish.

At the end rather than tasting it, he throws it through a window.

Sure it would be formulaic, but it could probably go two seasons.


Only if Bourdain drops trou and shaits on whatever Fieri dish he made while drinking some obscure liquor from South Buttfark.

I would pay major bucks to see that.
 
2012-07-03 07:40:36 PM  

vudukungfu: I used to cook for a living. Chef, baker, the whole gamut.
I can't watch cooking shows because they make too many sanitation mistakes.
It's like a grammer Nazi reading a Fark thread about youtube comments about a drunk chick.


I am a competant home cook and in no way professional, but I agree. It bothers me too.
 
Biv
2012-07-03 07:45:12 PM  

JesseL: Vacation Bible School: HotWingConspiracy: brigid_fitch: My husband made the garlic tortilla cake last week after watching an episode w/Guy. I refused to touch it. It looked awful and then I read the ingredients: a cup of oil, 1/4 cup of mayo, 3/4 cup of garlic (recipe specified it should be from a jar). No way in hell I was going anywhere near it OR him. And the kitchen reeked for DAYS.

That's off the hook bananas. You missed the train to Flavortown.

You should try putting it on a flip-flop next time.


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That doesn't sound good at all.


Oh literal JesseL
 
2012-07-03 08:00:02 PM  

Sword and Shield: The Irish Pub, Market Street, Philadelphia. fark Geno's and Pat's. These are hands-down the best cheesesteaks around. Basically tripped over the place on a weekend trip to the Mutter Museum, and it blew my mind. Superb cheesesteaks, cold Guiness, all you need to live.


I haven't lived in Philadelphia for ten years and I know both Irish Pub locations are on Walnut. Because you mentioned the Mutter, I'm going to guess you went to the one at 20th, across from Rittenhouse Square.
 
2012-07-03 08:34:46 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: Expolaris: WTF Indeed: brigid_fitch: I don't get this guy's appeal. He's annoying, doesn't seem to show any cooking finesse, and acts like a complete tool. Someone described him as looking like he's playing the Sun in a grade-school play and I can't shake that image.

First off, he's on Food Network. No matter what the show is about, there will always be a viewership of obese people dreaming about food when they aren't stuffing their face with it. Second, the show is geared toward Boomers who are nostalgic about a history the majority of them never engaged in. Finally, he is the physical embodiedment of this classic TV icon:

[images.wikia.com image 460x570]

The third major Food Network viewership comes from all the people stuck at the gym who can't find the remote and don't want to watch The View on the other TV.

And the fourth--quite serious here--must be from people stuck on jury duty who have the TV stuck on Food Network (being one of the few channels not showing anything remotely resembling news or anything that could prejudice jurors) whilst waiting to be called into an actual working pool. :P

(And I thought everyone knew that the actual cooking shows had moved to the Cooking Channel and Food Network is now home to Reality Cook-Off Shows and Anthony Bourdain Wannabes. That's just me, though)


Ditto here, I don't have cable though. I wanna catch some spice goddess.

biatchin kitchen isn't bad, even with the faux rockabilly personality.

Older farmers, did mr. Food ever have a show?
 
Biv
2012-07-03 08:37:57 PM  
Okay, Seattle area food time. If you are looking for a Pizza, seek out a Mod Pizza. Pick any toppings, it's all the same price. Fire cooked as well.

http://www.modpizza.com/

Feel like a sammich?

Sacks Gourmet Sandwiches in Factoria is the shiat. Just ignore the applebees and look for the little shop in the opposite corner of the parking lot
 
2012-07-03 09:03:20 PM  

elffster: Aw yea....$240 worth of pudding....


"Levon, Barry, get yo asses in that puddin'."

"Awwwww yeeeeeaaaaaaah..."
 
2012-07-03 10:12:28 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: ThighsofGlory: My mail is from Laf. I'm from a stinking mudflat by some refineries, 35 or so miles from you as the crow flies. I'd tell you which town, but you couldn't care less, being from SF. All the places on your list have low jet-ski ownership rates, an essential indicator of douchebaggery. None of them are in Marin County, but I understand that anywhere unserved by MUNI might as well be Mars.
It's true that you're smarter than all of us. Stay there. There's nothing on this side of the Caldecott you'd want.

I make my main home in Antioch.


In 25 years of living in SF, I have never met anyone with a good word for that town, even from people who grew up there and have never left the area. I feel sorry for you, because I only have to put up with your neighbors on Friday and Saturday nights.

(But back to the thread...)

Two locations of Fieri's aren't in the nine Bay Area counties: the ones in Arden-Arcade and Roseville, which IMX are in the heart of the Sacramento DB belt.
 
2012-07-03 10:17:20 PM  
Guy's food is the worst! Fridays chose him as their menu chef and I swear everything in there will give you explosive diahrea. Even the chicken on the salad tastes greasy.
 
2012-07-03 11:23:57 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: This is the cookbook that I intend on working my way through. Mr. Mailman brought to me not too long ago.


Oooooh, can I be your taste tester?! Yummmmmmmmmm!
 
2012-07-03 11:40:36 PM  

CoonAce: R.A.Danny: thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French Coonass!

Hah!

Don't even remotely associate him with Coonassery. If he's a South Louisiana Cajun, then I'm the Queen of England.


The idea that he doesn't deserve the term coonass cracks me up just as much
 
2012-07-03 11:47:38 PM  

groppet: I dont like him but I do ike the places they go to on Diners, Drive ins and Dives.


That's what my wife says just after I threaten to block the Food Channel from the FIOS box and just before I wrap a couch cushion around my head.
 
2012-07-03 11:51:30 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!


I met him once too. I have a friend who has been friends with him for years, and Guy came to visit him here in Vegas a couple years ago. We went to dinner with him. Yes, very humble and down to earth. Not at all obnoxious. I didn't know about the french fluency though.
 
2012-07-03 11:58:12 PM  

TheManofPA: You know, I'd watch a show that is nothing but Anthony Bourdain cooks Guy Fieri dishes while mocking every single choice Guy makes in the dish.

Only if Andrew Zimmern eats it.
 
2012-07-04 12:47:55 AM  

downstairs: kid


he didn't quit drinking, watch some of his latest episodes he gets pretty blitzed while in mexico and other places.
 
2012-07-04 09:25:42 AM  
When I grow up I want to have a 24/7/365 diner and have guy out to put his pussy red Camero to shame. Really no kickass 24/7 diners worth a flip in OKC. Mainly a meat and potatoes kinda town. Most of the old dives have faded away. Taquerias and Asian restaurants, like Panang for thai, are doing the best cook-to-order cheap eats in town. As far as the best high end French technique moderately price huge portions and delicious...Signature Grill in Edmond (20min N of OKC). Not really the New American unusual flavor combos, just straight forward recipes with impeccable ingredients done extremely well. Props to Ludivine, as cutting edge as this town gets.
 
2012-07-04 10:18:40 AM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: downstairs: kid

he didn't quit drinking, watch some of his latest episodes he gets pretty blitzed while in mexico and other places.


I stand corrected, after looking up the article I was misremembering. He quit smoking (good for him) because of his kid. Still drinks (again, good for him!)
 
2012-07-04 01:21:42 PM  
I tried doing this with one of Sandra Lee's books, but I had to check myself into rehab after the first chapter.
 
2012-07-04 06:29:25 PM  
dryknife, you are a genius. Herter has a place of honor on our cookbook shelf as well.
 
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