Virgil on June 28, 2010

The first challenge is with Peppers. Bobby Flay instructs the finalists to each pick a pepper in a mass dash to the table. This wasn’t necessary, but they get a pepper dish from . This should be interesting. again Once Gina D is in there unnecessarily (man, I’m never getting on NFNS, am I?). Those […]

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Virgil on June 21, 2010

OK, I like Guy Fieri, so the first challenge is a movie genre inspired dish that the contestants have to first cook, then present on camera. Not a bad challenge, but we saw their cooking for only a minute or so, way too slow and, once again, we have a segment that went way too […]

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Virgil on June 20, 2010

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Virgil on June 18, 2010

I posted a tweet a few days ago that I was going to attempt to slow cook (smoke) some pork loin using a regular grill. I asked you to wish me luck Well, this actually turned out quite nicely, although I am not sure I would try it again, too many difficult to control variables. […]

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Virgil on June 14, 2010

Wow, 20 minutes into episode 2 and I really don’t care for any of the contestants or the challenges they are being given. What a change from last year and incredibly disappointing. So, what is the problem? If it stays like this, I will stop watching. Could be that Food Network did a terrible job […]

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Virgil on June 8, 2010

I was eagerly awaiting the premiere of the show, I actually applied for it once. I thought last year’s show was really good, with a great lineup of finalists. I was so happy that backstabbing Debbie finally got cut and was torn between Melissa and Jeffery. Jeffery was more my style, but Melissa was the […]

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Virgil on June 6, 2010

I am eagerly awaiting this evening’s premiere of Food Network’s The Next Food Network Star. I actually applied for the show a couple years ago, but my video sucked and I would have been outclassed in any case. I will be boring you to death with my commentary

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Virgil on June 6, 2010

In our family, with lots of English and Irish relatives, Sheppard’s Pie is a serious comfort food. Because of this, when someone is sick, for example, it needs to be done quickly. This recipe may not be the best Sheppard’s Pie ever, but it is quite good and quick. 4 servings Ingredients 1 lb ground […]

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Virgil on June 4, 2010

Four-Maudies – recommended On my recent trip to Dallas, I was a bit disappointed in the barbeque, but, surprisingly, found an outstanding sushi restaurant, Sushi Tokyo. I am not a sushi / sashimi expert, but this was wonderful. The ambiance was very nice, with a sushi bar with stools and low Japanese tables with cushions. […]

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