Bobby Flay

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 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 November 24, 2010

Ignoring for now the fact that the Plymouth “Thanksgiving” in 1621 was almost certainly not the original or first Thanksgiving, let’s discuss turkeys in New England. When Marc Forgione stated that the original Thanksgiving was actually a harvest festival and did not include turkey, I was surprised and didn’t believe it. Bobby Flay demonstrated major […]

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Virgil on September 19, 2010

A tagine traditionally is a Morrocan slow cooking devive made up of a clay top and bottom and placed over coals for cooking. Much like cast iron, the tagine seasons and gets better with use. The conical lid or top helps keep in moisture and contributes to a wonderful tasting result. Today, there are many […]

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Virgil on April 26, 2010

I am an Iron Chief addict, I admit it… Iron Chief America April 25, 2010 from 2008, Bobby Flay vs Daniel Angerer secret ingredient: beer Wow, interesting and almost too versitle ingredient, how many non-liquid meals have you had that highlighted beer rather than used it as an ingredient, such as in frying batter or […]

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