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Old 11-16-2009, 07:37 PM   #241
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ChiliPepper.........Bourdain is fun to watch but he seems more interested in the drinking than the food. I have yet to see him prepare a meal.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:22 AM   #242
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Anthony Bourdain hasn't cook professionally for some years (I think he said 11). There was a special on one of the networks that have food programs, don't remember which one now, where he returned to his old kitchen to see if he could still cut it for one day. Let's just say ... it wasn't pretty.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:25 AM   #243
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Bobby Flay makes really excellent sauces - my generalized (always a dangerous thing) impression is they rely on the sauce to substitute for a really good dish - i.e. the underlying food is a bit insipid / uninspired.
That make sense. He started off learning to cook with his sauces.


I'm just wondering if the Mesa grill we have here in Michigan is one of restaurant chains. Or if it's a knock off "a tasty knock off?"
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I'm just wondering if the Mesa grill we have here in Michigan is one of restaurant chains. Or if it's a knock off "a tasty knock off?"
Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill locations are in New York City, Las Vegas and Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:52 PM   #245
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Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill locations are in New York City, Las Vegas and Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Thank you Mich, So I wonder if the one we have here is a knock off one?
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That make sense. He started off learning to cook with his sauces.
Bobby is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute. not sure what you mean by that sentence. Every culinary student learns the basic sauces.


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I'm just wondering if the Mesa grill we have here in Michigan is one of restaurant chains. Or if it's a knock off "a tasty knock off?"
Bobby has a chain of burger bars, but I wasn't aware that Mesa Grill had been cloned elsewhere. Could another chef have "borrowed" the name?
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Bobby is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute. not sure what you mean by that sentence. Every culinary student learns the basic sauces.


Bobby has a chain of burger bars, but I wasn't aware that Mesa Grill had been cloned elsewhere. Could another chef have "borrowed" the name?
They very well could have, June.
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:07 PM   #248
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there's a couple Red Mesa Grills in MI
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:03 PM   #249
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Going back to the original question and not being so specific as to "chef" vs "cook", I would love for Giada and/or Mario Batalli to cook for me. They both make some AMAZING dishes and I would love to try any of them. I am very partial to Italian food and the dishes they make are true Italian recipes.

If I could cook with them, I would love to cook with the above mentioned as well as the Neely's and Guy.
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I think the winnowing out process is so tough that all of them are great chefs and could cook for me anytime.
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