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Old 03-17-2008, 01:36 PM   #11
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Mr Flay is not well liked in NYC and vicinity for the way he treated his first wife and many female employees.

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Old 03-17-2008, 02:13 PM   #12
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Apart from his personal life, (which I know little about) I enjoy his cooking and enjoyed watching Iron Chef last night. I was really impressed with the spinach dishes both chef's presented. However I thought the challenger got carried away with the foam on all his presentations.

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Old 03-17-2008, 02:32 PM   #13
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Well, I enjoy his cooking and shows, too. Here's hoping he's learned the error of his ways.

I'm not a big fan of spinach, but some of the dishes looked great. I should try a souffle sometime - I made one in a cooking class once and really liked it, but haven't made it since.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:18 PM   #14
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Buck and I enjoy watching Iron Chef and also like Bobby Flay. We also like to see when there's a "new kid on the block."

We didn't see last night's program and I would like to have seen it because I'm always looking for more/different ways of preparing spinach. I'll be sure to catch it the next time it airs.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:41 PM   #15
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I love Bobby Flay.

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Old 03-17-2008, 06:12 PM   #16
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Bobby Flay kicked the opponent's butt last night. The secret ingredient... spinach..


The more I see him cook, the more impressed I am with his skills...
Thanks for the heads up.

It will be on another bunch of times this week.

Flay is impressive.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:39 PM   #17
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Mr Flay is not well liked in NYC and vicinity for the way he treated his first wife and many female employees.
This saddens me because he comes accross as such a gentlemen, albeit with a bit of an ego, on his TV shows. But the line at the bottom of my posts is how I really feel. It's a standard by which I live my life. And anybody that mistreats others due to gender goes way down in my eyes. And anybody that mistreats their spouse, be it man or woman, well all I can say is that we have to forgive. For us, it's a commandment. But if what you say is true, then there will be a reckoning, and not by me.

Our families are our greatest treasure. But as a chef, and cook, the guy knows his stuff.

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Old 03-18-2008, 08:43 AM   #18
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I'll keep an eye out for that one. I love spinach.

I do the same thing as GW. Some of those wacky dishes can throw on a lightbulb.

Jeff, have you ever watched the original Iron Chef?
Twice, thought it was really bad. That show is why it took me so long to start watching the American version..
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:26 PM   #19
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Interesting that you all don't like the original. I thought the food was far more interesting in the original, and the chefs hugely talented... besides that, I can't stand Alton Brown in his role as "I'don't-know-what." Among my big issues with him in that role is that he mispronounces so many cooking terms and ingredients, and because most people consider him an "authority," they then think those misprons are correct.
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:36 PM   #20
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i greatly preferred the original. besides techniques, there were so many japanese and other ingredients that i'd never heard of, let alone would try to cook with.

also, they were able to make the campiness work. it was just weird enough to be interesting.

the american version is fun to watch for the cooking, but the ridiculous chairman saying "iron chef amewica" bugs me.
alton as a moderator would have sufficed as a "chairman", without the silliness and allez cuisine!

also, jeffrey steingartens sloppy eating bugs me. the guy might be a culinary genius, but he's got the looks for radio.

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