Yup. I kind of have a love / hate thing for him. I like him. But, when he was on ICA up against my local guy Chef Guy Rubino, he won. I found the whole program so biased towards Chef Symon, ( No wonder Chef Rubino lost) that I haven't quite been able to get it yet. In time, I'm sure I'll get over it.
Practice safe lunch. Use a condiment.
It'll be interesting to see how he does with ICA & DI.
No wonder the show hung around after Irvine left it! Viewers must have wrote in, asking the Food Network not to cancel the show.
I think though, that the Food Network is kind of biased. They did the same thing to Martha Stewart, even thought she was found guilty. She did little time and bounced right back into the good life! But I liked her FN show From Martha's Kitchen. I recorded several episodes.