Anthony Bourdain

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 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 November 18, 2010

Anthony Bourdain, in his book, Medium Raw, describes a life-altering meal he was lucky enough to be invited to. Many great chefs were invited to a top flight restaurant for a late night dinner. No names are mentioned as they are about to taste forbidden fruits. I will not discuss the preliminary food other than […]

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Virgil on October 1, 2010

From the pic in the book, my skate did look like this sans the asparagus
From the pic in the book, my skate did look like this sans the asparagus

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