Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I'm moving!!

I'm working on moving into Wordpress for my blog. It's going to be the same sort of thing, just thoughts on food, recipes......and so on and so forth........

Check out the new site here!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tune In

No Reservations tomorrow night at 10/9 central. The newest episode is on the Midwest, so all you Midwesterners, watch for some great food sites!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thank goodness!!!

I'm so happy that Tracy went home last night!!! It makes me kind of embarresed that she's from Atlanta because she really was just horrible. I'm sure she really is a good chef, she wouldn't be on the show otherwise, but really?! Most of the food she presented just looked horrible, she made excuses, and was just down right unlikeable.

Now, I'm sure that some of that is staged by the show, but even keeping that in mind I found her personality annoying. So, thank you, Padma for sending her home.

On a nicer note, Top Chef: Just Desserts was announced on the show last night to be hosted by Gail Simmons and Johnny Iuzzini. And can I say about if he's going to be the host, just think about how many women are going to be tuning in? I mean talk about eye candy. ;)

Overall, a good show with a good challenge, to grill out at Mount Vernon. Looking forward to next week!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It's an Addiction...

Anthony Bourdain. There are few people out there who don't know who Anthony Bourdain is. After becoming famous for his TV show, No Reservations, it's gotten kind of hard to ignore him. He writes often and is everywhere on food tv. Is this a good thing.....?

I'm afraid I must say, sheepishly, yes. To be perfectly honest, Anthony Bourdain is rude, crude, and socially unacceptable. But you can't help but love him!! I feel almost bad for liking his show, his books, whatever because he can be so crude and just brutally honest. But isn't that what the food world needs? Someone who will be honest?

Food TV these days is filled with people like Rachel Ray, Sandra Lee, and Guy Fieri, and while these people have helped to expand the food community, they're are just..........well..........not really all the interesting. Of just those three, the only I would ever even potentially watch would be Guy Fieri; Rachel and Sandra make me want to shoot something.

But insert Bourdain and everything changes. This is a guy who actually has worked in a professional kitchen for years, executive chef of a well known restaurant and he decided to write more and produce a show. Good!! I appreciate being able to watch someone on tv who knows what the food world is really like, not someone who just wants to make it big on tv by cooking.

So ultimately, yeah I feel a little bad for liking Bourdain.,....but you've got to admit it, watching him on tv is totally an addiction that you'll never want to give up.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Top Chef is Back!!

Reality TV has never been one of my favorite types of television, but Top chef is one show that I have always been able to follow. Now in it's seventh season, this year chefs head to the country's capital in Washington D.C. So far, I'd have to say it's been an interesting competition. Only two shows have aired, but I'm already picking out my favorites and those at the bottom of the pack.

I would have to say Kenny is a top contender. He hasn't done the best so far, but you can tell he is talented and will be a force to reckon with. Angelo, honestly, just seems to be a total ass; maybe winning the first few challenges are already making his head swell. And I'm sad to the say, the one chef from Atlanta, Tracy, is a total dud! She's not likable at all, and even if she proves to be a good chef, I highly doubt she'll make it to the final three.

I've also been really interested by some of the puns and choice in challenges. It's pretty clear to see the being P.C. has quickly snuck it's tentacles into food television, which makes it a pretty bum party for the rest of us. But what's Bravo to do...

Can't wait to see what's in store for next week!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Beer Update

Last night, after going to see Iron Man 2 (which was awesome!), I came home and just sat outside enjoying the sunset with a beer. My sister and I picked up some of Blue Moon's Seasonal, Honey Moon at the store earlier and I wanted to try it. And it was good!

It's their summer ale made with orange peel and honey, and it was a nice light, summer ale. Very refreshing and overall good. Not like an autumn or winter ale, which would be heavier, but a good beer to enjoy in the heat, sitting out on the porch.

You should go get some and enjoy it with a grilled dish. Have a happy Friday!