The Best Show on TV

July 31, 2008 at 11:55 pm 2 comments

Originally posted at Edible TV on July 28, 2008.

With all respect to Good Eats and Smallville, I now have a new favorite show. You see a few months ago I was given some advanced copies of the new season of a food/travel show from the HD network MOJO. MOJO is a network geared towards affluent males 18 – 35 and they have churned out some very innovative programming like Beer Nutz and Three Sheets. The latter features comedian and TV host Zane Lamprey traveling the globe getting drunk.Their shows are beautifully shot and their approaches are novel. And nowhere is the MOJO style better represented than in After Hours with Daniel. World renowned chef Daniel Boulud has long had a history of traveling to various cities visiting with old friends in the food industry and then throwing lavish after-hours dinner parties in their restaurants. MOJO sends a camera crew along to capture the fun.

After Hours is the best “food porn” on TV. On one episode Boulud shows up at Susan Spicer’s Bayona in New Orleans with a freshly killed goose – head, feet, and feathers still intact. On another he makes a dish using baby eels and then cons everyone at the table into trying a few of the little critters live. The guest lists are impressive, too. Sissy Biggers (whose web site features a vid of her eating the live eels), Eve Salvail (model, actress), and others from the entertainment world mingle with world class athletes, food writers, and chefs like Norman Van Aken.

The cameras capture a real experience – this is a genuine dinner party where many of the attendees are strangers or with only mild familiarity. The dialog is fun and unscripted and the food is absolutely mind boggling. The settings aren’t bad either as it is shot in some of the hottest eateries in cities like New York, LA, New Orleans, and Miami.

I now have a new food fantasy to add to my list. Somewhere between being a judge on Iron Chef: America and trying the tasting menu at El Bulli lies joining Daniel and gang for dinner, after hours of course. Season one of After Hours with Daniel is available on DVD and you can now download individual episodes from season two.

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  • 1. Edible TV - » MOJO Falling  |  December 2, 2008 at 9:31 am

    […] have gone on record before saying that After Hours with Daniel starring Chef Daniel Boulud is my favorite cooking show/food porn.  I have also waxed poetic […]

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    […] have gone on record before saying that After Hours with Daniel starring Chef Daniel Boulud is my favorite cooking show/food porn.  I have also waxed poetic […]


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Stuart Reb Donald

Stuart is a celebrity chef and award winning food writer. Donald performs live cooking demonstrations and penned the cookbook Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor."

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