Food TV

Virgil on June 24, 2013

OK, I have to weigh in on the Paula Deen thing, especially after I learned she was fired for something she said 20-some years ago. I am not a Paula Deen fan and I don’t watch her, but you don’t fire people for something you said over 20 years ago and I will defend someone […]

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Virgil on November 5, 2012

Just watched the first episode of Next Iron Chef – Redemption. I have mixed feelings and it almost seemed like a scripted setup on the first elimination. First, I have to say that I no longer watch Iron Chef America and it used to be my favorite show. I guess that that Food Network management […]

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Well, let’s see if this one gets censored by the Bravo TV facists. I am 0 for 3 so far. Yes, it was good to see Jamie go, but this week, she probably shouldn’t have.  This season that I thought couldn’t get worse, has. First,m they rip off the Food Network’s Next Iron Chef Show […]

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Virgil on January 9, 2011

I have to admit that I am still watching the All Stars season, as bad as it is, and it got worse with last week’s episode and the elimination of Casey. I have no axe to grind, none of my favorites have been eliminated yet. First thing is that Tony Bourdain, touted as a judge, […]

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Virgil on January 7, 2011

I’ve written many posts about food TV and what I like and dislike about various shows. After a few years of being an avid viewer, I see some disturbing trends. Profit above quality (the American way, why should I be surprised?) Contrived judging in competition shows (maybe it has been biased all along, but at […]

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Virgil on December 24, 2010

Looks like the person with the worst dish is going to get ANOTHER pass. If so, the show has become a farce. Yep, Spike goes home and Jamie skates again. She must be serving Tom Colicchoo more than food and Jen (bogus elimination in a previous episode when Jamie didn’t even cook) must have refused […]

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Virgil on December 18, 2010

I wrote a previous article about Travel Channel getting it completely wrong about the history of barbeque in the United States. I am watching Chopped on Food Network and just saw an ad spot with Paula Deen saying that the technique of smoking meats, bacon in particular, was originally taught to the settlers in Smithfield, […]

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Virgil on December 16, 2010

I’ve been meaning to comment about this show, the third episode is tonight. I wanted to post this before the show because I am hoping that they reverse last week’s elimination. Jen was eliminated and there were three other chefs that should have gone before her. I believe that Tom Colicchio and crew have integrity […]

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Virgil on December 10, 2010

These days, about the only TV I watch is food oriented shows and a few other things like Masterpiece Mysteries and Premier League football (Go Liverpool!). For me, this was a somewhat late development, as I have never, and am still not, one to watch the how-to-cook shows like Emeril and Rachael Ray. What got […]

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Virgil on November 29, 2010

New Iron Chef Forgione goes up against Chef RJ Cooper of Vidalia Restaurant in Washington, DC. Secret ingredient is bell peppers, an ingredient I am not crazy about, minimal flavor and the colors are garish. One of the judges stated that they are an abomination. I agree. As his first battle, I will be very […]

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