May 25, 2004
Spammers who post ads in the comments section of pages such as these, well, suck.
And no, it won't be amusing / funny if anyone tries it for this post.
That is all.
May 20, 2004
I'm getting married!
This is to certify that
Were united in Marriage
on the 21st day of May 2004
May 11, 2004
Iron Chef USA
Iron Chef USA was a joke. I don't care who disagrees with me, it was. The Americans shouldn't have won everytime. I don't know if it was rigged or the judges just weren't very sophicasted and were thrown off by the Japanese style of cuisine. Either way, I was unhappy with the results. Not just the ones that involved Bobby Flay (although calling him "Iron Chef Flay" had a funny kind of irony).
The only good part of Iron Chef USA was Alton Brown. He was no Hatori-san. He wasn't on top of things like they are in Iron Chef (although being dubbed makes you sound a lot smarter sometimes). He was, however, funny and insightful. He was prejudiced to the Japanese style of cooking (as evident a few times, most noticably on the trout ice cream) so I can see where the judges would be too. I love good ole AB so I can take that with a grain of salt (kosher of course).
Now, to my favorite subject. The man who can't even peel a tomatillo without injurying himself. The man who raises the roof (before burning it down). That's right friends, Bobby the Boob Flay. He was alright during the Sakai battle. I don't think his corn dishes were equal to Sakai's more creative ones but Sakai only lost by 3 points (3 points, even if his tasted better, that Sakai should have made on presentation and creativity). However, for those of you who say Flay is a great Chef, let's cut to the highlights of the "tag-team" battle.
- Flay cuts his hand about 5 minutes into the thing trying to peel something. Notice Morimoto's knifework...did you see Sakai peel? I saw no blood with either of them. Now, notice that Bobby, with blood on his finger, continues to peel the tomatillo. I guess if you go to Mesa Grill, you'll get a little piece of Flay DNA with your meal for no extra charge.
- Flay runs around like a moron for the entire hour. Why wasn't anyone else running around like crazy? "Flay's dishes were more complex..." my hiney! Batalia and Sakai had some pretty complex stuff and neither of them ran around like that. Morimoto had some complex things too.
- Flay turns the deep fryer into a deep fire. Yes, I noticed that he not only burnt his sauce, but he also burnt something in the deep fryer. It was flaming. I do realize that Morimoto also burnt something but at least it wasn't food. It was aromatics (ceder).
- The blindness of Flay. He couldn't even see the whisk in front of him and he yelled at the poor sous chef (I assume that was Morimoto's guy too) for it. He also kept ordering everyone around. Poor guys. I would think he'd just be in charge of his guys and even when the other guys order their chefs around, it's in a nice way. I know, he's not used to kitchen stadium...neither was Batali and he had a good sense of humor about him.
- Flay was an ass, overall. First of all, when Morimoto offered help to Flay he made sarcastic, rude comments. Morimoto was joking and trying to be nice. "How many of these Bobby?" (in the begginning when they were getting ingredients) and Bobby snarked back in a really rude tone. Morimoto, good naturedly, pointing to Bobby's almost burnt sauce and said, "Is this ok Bobby?" and Bobby snarked back, again. Someone asks Bobby (I'm not sure if this was Morimoto or a sous chef) about his sauce and he snarks back "If it doesn't turn out? What do you mean..." blah blah blah. Whoever it was was just trying to be helpful and give him an alternate. Bobby was just a prick.
The clincher was the face he made when Morimoto hugged him at the end of the battle. Did you see how Sakai and Batali were getting aroung? Morimoto seemed nice to me. He seemed like he was trying to be friendly. Bobby just sneered and to me, that was more disrespectful than jumping on the cutting board. Be nice for once you weenus. Give the man a hug back and enjoy the battle (which is hard since you're losing blood left and right). With that performance I don't see how anyone can claim he's a better chef than anyone of them. He has proved once and for all that he has no skills in the kitchen.
Hmm, I'm sure there's stuff I'm leaving out but I just wanted to get all of that out before I forget.