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Old 04-19-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Why did they bring Robert Irvine back to Dinner Impossible?

Why after he lied and the FN replaced him with Micheal Symon last season, why the bring Robert Ervine back this season to Dinner Impossible?

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Old 04-19-2009, 01:35 PM   #2
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I was wondering the same thing. Probably a legal loophole that he is using to obligate them.. that's my impression.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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Desperation maybe ????
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:29 PM   #4
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As much as I like Michael Symon, and felt Robert Irvine was getting pretty caustic towards the end of his first run, I think he is the best chef for the show. Symon seemed in a pork rut and fudged many of the challenges just because it went against his principles (not using the main ingredient - chicken - on the Devil Went Down to Georgia challenge just because he refused to use boneless skinless breasts instead of thinking outside the box). Chef Irvine, while he was never happy about it, always worked on the challenge to the letter.

That's just my opinion, and as I said, I like and respect both chefs.

On a personal note, I would have cubed the chicken breasts into a devil sauce and it would have solved the dryness/flavourless problem and fit the theme two ways!
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:40 PM   #5
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Why after he lied and the FN replaced him with Micheal Symon last season, why the bring Robert Ervine back this season to Dinner Impossible?
Ervine draws a big audience which means $$$'s to FN. FN likes money, a lot . This article is old, but it mentions Ervine's return.

Robert Irvine back on Food Network in April
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As much as I like Michael Symon, and felt Robert Irvine was getting pretty caustic towards the end of his first run, I think he is the best chef for the show. Symon seemed in a pork rut and fudged many of the challenges just because it went against his principles (not using the main ingredient - chicken - on the Devil Went Down to Georgia challenge just because he refused to use boneless skinless breasts instead of thinking outside the box). Chef Irvine, while he was never happy about it, always worked on the challenge to the letter.

That's just my opinion, and as I said, I like and respect both chefs.

On a personal note, I would have cubed the chicken breasts into a devil sauce and it would have solved the dryness/flavourless problem and fit the theme two ways!
I agree totally Laurie. Plus I feel we all deserve a second chance..
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I agree totally Laurie. Plus I feel we all deserve a second chance..
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And Kades, I totally agree with that!
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:41 PM   #8
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It's Irvine with an "I" not an "E" first of all. But just because the man lied about some of his creds doesn't make him a bad chef or have any less of a draw for FN. I like to watch him mainly because he does think outside of the box and gets things done. We just watched one the other day (don't know if it's new or not, new to me anyway) where he had to cook several dishes for Yahoo employees, and the ingredients were all mixed up randomly by a computer. The computer would choose a familiar dish, then it would randomly choose an ingredient for it. For instance, one was chili ... then the computer chose peanut butter as the ingredient. Yuck IMO, but all of the dishes were like this and the Costco he went to didn't have half of the ingredients he needed, plus the man had 2 Yahoo executives cooking for him, so his team was weakened on that end. He got it all done with literally 2 minutes left. All in all a good show I think.
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Irvine sure beats some of the poor excuses that FN has on some of their shows; at least he knows how to cook a variety of foods! He doesn't have to make something from a box, can, jar or just barbecued this or that!
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:32 PM   #10
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Im guessing ratings and $$$$ are the bottom line. When I saw him a few months ago at a food and wine festival, he mentioned that sometime this year he would have a new show on one of the major networks. He didnt elaborate, and i havent seen anything posted. I liked him. Good chef, good personality, but I must say, that when u see him live, he seemed to try and be like Guy Fieri with all the energy and shtick... It worked, just didnt seem all that original to me.
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