Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Choice Bites 2.27.2013

According to a Food Network press release, the most recent winner of Food Network Star, Justin Warner, is slated to debut his show on 3/30. "Food Network Star season eight winner Justin Warner hits the road in search of unique culinary rule-breakers in the one-hour special Rebel Eats, airing Saturday, March 30th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. Armed with $300 in his pocket, a beat up car and a passion for unconventional food and eccentric people, Justin travels the back roads of the South to try everything from moonshine and bacon beer to BBQ in a jar and jelly fish pasta. Along the way, Justin meets the cooks and proprietors who, like him, march to their own beat through the world of food."

Disappointingly, it sounds like a variation on $40 a Day/Diners, Drive-ins and Dives/Appetite for Adventure/Taste in Translation/any of the now legion Food Network and Cooking Channel shows where the host is just that - a host. Call me old-fashioned, but I still like cooking shows. This is why PBS rules.
Has anyone been watching The Taste, that crap cooking competition show on ABC? We watched the first episode OnDemand about a week or so after it initially aired and were sorry we wasted our time. Ordinarily, Ludo, Bourdain, Nigella, and Malarkey can be entertaining, but when combined in a format that's like The Voice meets Iron Chef, they are annoying.

Bourdain has officially become a sorry old fart, in it for the money.
Not surprisingly, the latest spokesman for Heart Attack Grill has died. Of a heart attack. Nobody can say truth in advertising doesn't exist anymore.

BBQ Pulled Pork Cinnamon Rolls. 'nuff said.

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