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Food Network Challenge

Like many FN fans, I catch a handful of episodes each week of Food Network Challenge and I usually lament, “Remember when they used to cook?” Cake decorating is neat, now and then. But anything past an episode of Ace of Cakes and I start to get bored. After all, most of those flamboyant cakes taste like talcum powder and axle grease.

I’m not saying that cake decorating or sugar sculpting aren’t interesting.  I am saying they aren’t interesting day in and day out.  When I watch FNC, I want to see someone cooking.  I want to watch the creativity of my peers and marvel at how their minds work.  I want to be inspired.

It was during one of these mental rants that it dawned on me.  The current format is driven by the market.  Viewers want to see more UFO cakes and chocolate dinosauers.  Food Network is only showing so many dessert compititions because that’s what people want to see.

I like the five tastes (all six of them)  not just sweet.  Cakes taste sweet, chocolate tastes sweet and sugar sculptures damned sure taste sweet.  It appears that I am a food snob.  Oh well, I still have ICA and Chopped to inspire me.

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February 26, 2009 at 8:56 pm 2 comments

Chef Origins: Fieri, Ray, & Symon

Our favorite youtube diva, Sarah East is back with Chef Beginings episode. Check it out:

December 27, 2008 at 8:25 am

Is Food Network a Jew-free Zone?

Well not exactly. Sarah East explains it all in the latest addition of FN Crazy. Grab your dradles and take a gander:

And while we’re at it:

December 17, 2008 at 12:22 am 1 comment

Irvine Returns to Dinner: Impossible

After a season of hiatus Brit Chef Robert Irvine returns to man the helm of Dinner: Impossible.  Sarah East discusses this and other goings on at the Food Network in the latest edition of FN Crazy:

December 12, 2008 at 12:41 am

Food Network Makes Up For Snubbing Kelsey Nixon, Sort Of.

Although Kelsey Nixon officially finished fourth, FOURTH! on the Next Food Network Star, she was overwhelmingly the fan favorite blowing away all other competitors in the FN web poll. Anyone who watched the show knows that Kelsey was far and away the best chef. Well, Food Network is finally making it up to her with a web show.  Sarah East has the scoop on Nixon, Ted Allen, Rachael Ray and a handful of other FN happenings:

December 11, 2008 at 8:16 am 1 comment

Holiday Gifts From The Food Network

Sarah East is back and the holiday season has her FN Crazy.  Dig it:

December 5, 2008 at 2:12 pm

FN Crazy: Celebrity Chef Gossip

That Sarah East is FN Crazy:

November 20, 2008 at 8:28 am

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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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