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Old 02-26-2009, 08:05 AM   #1
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The first time I saw this program i was curious..The show started and after the first baskets were open,i could not believe my eyes..Some of the ingredients were wild. I watched again same thing, the third time it began to dawn on me the reason for the choice of foods in those baskets..It tests the chef's skills, dared them to step up.Some did wonderful things, others made mud pies, all in all it got me rooting for several of them to put it to the judges.
Judges can be quite opinionated delivering nasty thoughts about the completed dish, while others give a softer, not so cutting opinion.

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Old 02-26-2009, 09:26 AM   #2
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I saw it for the first time last weekend and am fascinated by it. Enough so that I'll watch more episodes. Amazing what can be done with an unusual combination of ingredients. In some cases I wish I had taste-o-vision.
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:10 AM   #3
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I think it's ok. I havent found many of the chefs to be that talented or inspired. I'll watch it if nothing else good is on.

I like Alex Guarnaschelli. I think Ted's a bit of a bore.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:57 PM   #4
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Yeah, how did Ted become such a bore? I loved him on Queer Eye and when he judges on ICA.
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:33 PM   #5
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i watch the network a lot and sometimes in passing i see this show. would not seek it out. the black and grey of the set is depressing . sometimes it is interesting and sometimes not. the judges are just calling it in. would not think this is a big hit for people.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:05 PM   #6
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I like the show; although it seems almost scripted at times, I still wait expectantly for the surprises in the baskets.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:11 PM   #7
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I enjoyed it much more than "Chopping Block" which is on NBC. I thought the two would be similar but Chopped is so much better. I will definitely be watching it again.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:56 PM   #8
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I like this show. At least it makes the Chef's think outside the box.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:53 AM   #9
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I enjoy the show since this is the way I cook. Open the cabinets, dig in, take out whatever is there and create something. I rarely will plan a meal before I start to prepare it and that is what they do on the show.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:42 PM   #10
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"mystery basket" is a regular chef test at many culinary schools and is a real feature of the certified master chef exam (10 days of testing). So these guys and gals should not be complaining but cooking. I think it is interesting. Will it stay so for a few seasons? ????
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