Next Food Network Star

2007/06/04

the Next Food Network Star

I LOVE the Next Food Network Star. Sunday night was the premier episode for the third season of FoodTVs reality show. Unfortunately there is not a contestant from Oregon this season. There is a contestant from Seattle and pretty much everyone else is from LA or NY with a couple of exemptions. One of those exemptions is my preseason favorite Rory…mainly because she contacted me via myspace to introduce herself and let me know of the season opener. But after reviewing the contestant videos, I am fully behind Rory to win.

Now, I am a bad luck charm and I told Rory this…every time I pick who I think will win, they don’t. They usually won’t make it past day one. But I’m a simple guy and Rory cooks simple meals, cute as a button, from the Vegas of Texas (no idea what that means as I just made it up), and uses sarcasm as a weapon. How can I pass that up?

While watching the show I have a couple other people I am hoping will go far including JAG, Nikki, and Tommy. Tommy is a guy I could see hanging out with BUT, that cigar hanging out of his mouth on TV does NOT look good. It didn’t look right for Charles Koppelman while he was on Martha Stewart’s Apprentice and it doesn’t work for you. Dude, you don’t have the good looks as most of the other contestants have, don’t add a nasty cigar to your accessories list when you’re trying to be a winning personality on the Food Network. I have never seen a chef chill back with a cigar on their show while talking to anyone. Never.

Chef Bourdain was a chain smoker on that show he had on the travel channel but he’s Anthony Bourdain. You’re Tommy. He can and will do what evah he wants to do. You can’t.

I won’t spoil anything today but if you like reality shows and food, Next Food Network Star is for you. Even if you don’t like reality shows this is still worth watching if you like cooking shows.

Anyway, it’s fun TV. I like it.

Become Rory’s myspace friend, to it for me.

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Keeneye June 4, 2007 at 4:18 pm

Rory’s a “Paizano’s” friend now.

I haven’t watched this show yet – I’ll have to set the DVR to record it.

I love Top Chef, Iron Chef, and even Hell’s Kitchen. I’ll probably like this one, too.

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Jen June 4, 2007 at 4:25 pm

Oooooh, I didn’t realize it was back! I will have to update the DVR to tape it.

Anthony Bourdain rocks. And he would NEVER smoke in the kitchen, right?!

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Bend Oregon Restaurants June 4, 2007 at 4:29 pm

Gordan Ram is awesome. If you like those shows and get BBC America, check out his show F Word. It’s really good and shows Ramsay in a different light. Still an ass but not in his personal life.

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Chillable June 4, 2007 at 5:10 pm

I’m a huge Top Chef addict. Maybe this will tide me over until the next season starts!

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Jen June 4, 2007 at 7:17 pm

I didn’t like the second season of TC as much… maybe because at the end I was left feeling a little cold (meh!) by the two finalists?

Marcel was in WIRED recently… so apparently his “molecular gastronomy” concept caught someone’s eye.

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