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Category Archive for 'television show'

So, rather like the DJ I never was, but always secretly thought I could be if I could just get my hands on 1,000 records, 2 gold Technics 1200s, and 5 years to practice in my bedroom, I’m starting this post, or jam, if you will, by giving a series of shout outs. The first […]

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If you’re anything like us then you’ll probably have a couple of dishes that you crave more often than anything else. And, again, if you’re like us, you probably always have the ingredients for such dishes in your pantry in preparation for whenever that craving strikes. These are the dishes that, like a line-cook in […]

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Ok, this post isn’t as timely as I wanted it to be (I actually wrote it about 4 weeks ago), but it got buried under other things. Basically, in a “new” commercial for Wendy’s (you know Wendy’s, right? It’s a fast food joint) they try to tell us that “it’s waaaaaay better than fast food, […]

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Well, not exactly. Here’s what (A certain national celebrity mag) magazine’s daily news clips e-mail The Dirt reported today: “Insiders say Rachel Ray’s daytime show will be taken off the air at the end of her contract in 2010. Apparently, her ratings are sliding.” We are at pains to remind our readers that while we […]

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So, the headline above might be slightly hyperbolic, but the sentiment I’m trying to convey is very real and serious. Last night, UK TV cooking legend, Delia Smith’s new show Delia premiered on BBC2 and instead of garnering the rave reviews virtually every one of her previous series have, this one has been roundly panned, […]

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So, it took Sunday night’s Oscars (and Jim Harrison’s The Raw and the Cooked) to get me thinking about movies and food, or more properly, food in the movies. I’m not talking about popcorn and slippery nachos washed down with a gallon of fountain soda here, I’m talking about movies in which food is actually […]

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This is a question that could change for me every six months. Jacques Pepin’s show isn’t on the air now, so I’m not going to crown that one right now. I love anything by Lidia Bastianich, but I’ve been watching her for years and she is a favorite, but maybe not my #1 this moment. […]

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Well, it looks as though either my blog has been read by Fool Network execs or there are more people out there wondering where the diversity has been on the station (NOTE: There are alot of other blogs discussing how homogeneous TFN has become, not only me). Starting at the beginning of February (Feb. 2nd, […]

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So, as the beautifully illustrated post by my wife (see below) attests, we were recently in the UK, and spent a good portion of that trip inside pubs enjoying traditional pub food and cask-conditioned, hand-pulled ales. I describe the beers in this way for a reason. You see, the old joke that Americans never seem […]

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Supposedly, the Food Network is canning Emeril Live! I won’t say this is 100% true as I’m still doing research, but it looks like it could be true. His contract is up in the spring and Food Network will keep Essence of Emeril going, but cancel Live. It’s not enough to bring this girl back […]

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During a brief, but animated, post-lunch discussion of the various Food Network “stars” with several of my work colleagues today, it was posited that Alton Brown’s show “Good Eats” is popular with men, and men only, because it’s a show about gadgets. For me, Alton Brown is one of the few non-annoying characters on the […]

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Wish I had some cutsie Halloweenie recipe for you to kick off today, but I don’t. I’m sure there will be plenty of other food blogs that will offer you their yummy recipe for some goulish goulash or scary stew, maybe a bunch of halloween desserts. Not me, I’m taking a night off of cooking […]

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