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Is He For Real?

Posted in Food, Nonsense, TV/Movies with tags , , , , on January 4, 2012 by Bob

2 things today are making me ask this question. Not in a bad, incredulous way, but in an honest “I really want to know” kind of way. I love food network … for the most part. There are a few chefs I can’t stand but that is for another day. Sunday was the premier of Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. I can’t really stand Rachel Ray but that isn’t what this is about anyway. This is about one of the contestants, and my first “Is He For Real”.

Lou Diamond Phillips seems to be a genuinely nice guy. Anything “reality” I have seen him on, whether it is this cooking show or when he was a celebrity and wanted to get out of there, he seemed genuine. I like him as an actor ok too I guess, most recently in SGU. I would hate to think that he is a jerk and that his persona is just for reality tv.

The other, and this is still Food Network related, is Robert Irvine. I know he has had his issues with Food Network in the past but, his shows are interesting and I really rooted for him on the recent Next Iron Chef. His current show, Restaraunt Impossible makes me feel good when he helps people save their dives. He is another person I hope isn’t a jerk.

Pretty much that is is for tonight. Good night and good eats all!


I Almost Cried

Posted in Food, Nonsense, TV/Movies with tags , , , , on November 22, 2011 by Bob

I have mentioned before how I love to cook. I would do far more of it if I had more time and I wish that I could do it as a career. I have also mentioned before how I am torn when I watch cooking shows. I love them but it depresses me to a certain extent. Tonight, Chopped moved me.

They had lunch ladies on the show competing. Now, when I was a kid, the lunch lady was just the hair net wearing grandma who slopped tater tot casserole (which I actually loved) onto your plate. These women were experts in helping school children eat healthy and making sure that children get meals every day. They were very inspirational and it was hard to watch each one get chopped as they all had exceptional talent.

When it came down to the end, I have to admit that I was getting a little misty. The winner’s daughter came out and was so proud of her mom… Anyway, it was inspiring as all heck and nice that they brought these under appreciated individuals into the public’s eye. Food Network redeemed a little of my faith in the human race and for that, I am thankful.

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