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kadesma 02-26-2009 08:05 AM

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.

Katie H 02-26-2009 09:26 AM

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.

jennyema 02-26-2009 11:10 AM

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.

mudbug 02-26-2009 03:57 PM

Yeah, how did Ted become such a bore? I loved him on Queer Eye and when he judges on ICA.

babetoo 03-01-2009 07:33 PM

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.

SharonT 03-19-2009 12:05 PM

I like the show; although it seems almost scripted at times, I still wait expectantly for the surprises in the baskets.

Callisto in NC 03-19-2009 12:11 PM

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.

SierraCook 03-20-2009 10:56 PM

I like this show. At least it makes the Chef's think outside the box.

Chaplain Kent 03-24-2009 10:53 AM

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.

Robo410 03-24-2009 12:42 PM

"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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