Sunday, July 26, 2009

When did I become such a Top Chef/Hell's Kitchen/Chopping Block/Kitchen Nightmares junkie?

When did I become such a Top Chef/Hell's Kitchen/Chopping Block/Kitchen Nightmares junkie?

I find it funny, since I am not a foodie by any stretch. I can understand that I like the competitive element of the first three. Winners and Losers, achievement and failure. That's some of the best drama out there. It's why this country watches the Superbowl, the Stanley Cup, the NBA Finals and the World Series every year. It is why the world stops every four years to watch the Olympics.

I did notice that I enjoyed watching the food being plated on Top Chef, and I wanted to eat them.

Kitchen Nightmares is like a warped Extreme Makeover with restaurants. Oddly enough I don't like watching Extreme Makeover, but I like Kitchen Nightmares. Much like the movie American Gangster, there are lessons hidden here and there amidst the bleeps and beeps. I will write a series of blog posts about them later.

The Chopping Block is a little bit like Hell's Kitchen meets Kitchen Nightmares, but with a French man instead of a raving Scot. I found it was interesting that Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay were once friends.

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