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Hell's Kitchen-it was never good but now it is so bad

I must admit, I'm totally enamored of his Hotel Hell series when it runs. There is usually a restaurant involved, and he is a lot looser and funny as hell. (and usually gets naked or into speedos)

about 22 hours ago
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Theeey're baaack!

Just saw this on eater. They never stop.

Sep 29, 2014
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Hell's Kitchen-it was never good but now it is so bad

I've watched every season, and I am watching again. I normally watch it on hulu the following day or two. I don't find the contestants in recent seasons as interesting of a mix as they were in the early seasons. Too many who are clearly just cannon fodder. Doesn't really get interesting until half way through at least when the actual real chefs are left. It's formulaic and predictable, not nearly as enjoyable as say Ramsay's Hotel Hell or Kitchen Nightmares (RIP). However, it is a consistent money maker for Fox. I doubt it is going anywhere anytime soon.

Sep 28, 2014
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Internet Trolls Are Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Sadists

they really didn't catch my good side.

Hell's Kitchen, 2014

The first two episodes ran back to back last week, 3rd episode ran Wednesday of this past week. So 4th will be this upcoming week. And ennusians, the culinary student was tossed this past week. Guessing she was preplanned cannon fodder since she was lazy and didn't do crap.

Hell's Kitchen, 2014

Figured I might as well start a discussion here for this season of Hell's Kitchen. I've watched all the seasons, and yes it's formulaic but I'm still watching ... altho not with the interest I had in the early seasons.
We're still in the first 3 cannon-fodder rounds. Nothing exciting to report, and too early to tell who the real chefs are. This season apparently was filmed about a year ago, so all the players/winner have had to sit on the results til now. Did read an interesting interview with some of the contestants (mostly past contestants) about the show and the pressure. One thing they did mention is that the only way you could guarantee they wouldn't film you (like if you need to break down and cry) is to break out singing a copyrighted song.
Also this year has a brand new maitre de. I know he has pulled Jean Phillipe before to do things with this restaurants and used another fill in. Also heard the fill in guy was seriously ill at one point. Apparently the new guy is Monsino Monferrato, of DeSano Pizza Bakery in East Hollywood.

Sep 20, 2014
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Masterchef US Final 3 tonight--conclusion (expect spoilers here)

I haven't watched any of the masterchef UK, watched a few Australia and a lot of NZ. I really like that they show all the masterclasses so you can actually learn something. And that the judges and guest judges go in and help people out instead of just giving them cryptic comments and sneers.

Sep 20, 2014
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Masterchef US Final 3 tonight--conclusion (expect spoilers here)

Whoever suggested Googling Courtney with images. I hate you.

Should a chain comp an item (or offer some other compensation) if an entree is prepared wrong?

I would be satisfied with them redoing the item. Heck unless it was something really horrid (like black olives on my pizza) I probably wouldn't even complain. I had a pretty major screw up going through the drive thru once, and didn't realize it til I got home. I did complain to the website on the receipt, not wanting anything but wanting to let them know. They sent me some free coupons in the mail, don't think I ever used them.

Sep 16, 2014
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Do fast food restaurants in your area sell bagged ice?

The Sonics in Oklahoma/Kansas have sold ice as long as I can recall. I haven't noticed any other chain restaurants advertising ice.

Sep 16, 2014
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Masterchef US Final 3 tonight--conclusion (expect spoilers here)

Well that whole thing was a disappointment. Hated to see a dessert challenge be the last pressure test to get in the final. I can't imagine anything much more boring than watching people bake. Absolutely hated the close ups on the stripper's shoes and the "I'm a naughty June Cleaver" dresses. As much as I disliked Leslie early on, he grew on me and I would have liked to see him and Elizabeth in the final together. I just found about every word out of Courtney's mouth annoying and was very disappointed that she won. I wasn't offended at all by Elizabeth's comment about how working in an office instead of a strip club didn't make her less worthy to win. I imagine she was annoyed as hell with the producer's story line of stripper girl with a heart of gold and knew she was screwed and could cook anything she wanted and still lose.

Has anyone tried the chocolate chip cookie recipe posted on Serious Eats?

I see you've met some of my coworkers :D

Sep 15, 2014
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When do you send back a steak for being under/over cooked?

I like my chefs indecent.

Sep 11, 2014
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Master Chef 9/8 spoilers

So did the aerial dancer make her own pasta? I know everything is heavily edited, but I sure don't recall seeing any pasta making stuff out on her station. Maybe someone was watching closer than i was and saw this? Otherwise don't the cooksters normally get reamed for using boxed pasta? They made quite a deal of Christian making his.....

Sep 09, 2014
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Master Chef 9/8 spoilers

I did like the interaction between Cutter and his stepdad, however.

Sep 09, 2014
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Master Chef 9/8 spoilers

The poofy dress store is doing stellar business.

Season 6 Hell's Kitchen winner arrested in bust

http://www.dailynewsen.com/breaking/h...

Obviously an arrest isn't a conviction or indication of wrong-doing....

Sep 07, 2014
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Top Chef Duels: the Knockout (possible spoilers)

I'm surprised by how many chefs I don't remember at all from the early rounds on the early seasons.

Sep 04, 2014
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Masterchef 9/1 OMG SPOILERS

I don't know. maybe because he's not wearing giant heels, orange lipstick, a vest, or a beanie every damn time. I hope he's annoying the shit out of casting central because they are annoying the shit out of me.

Masterchef 9/1 OMG SPOILERS

I hate to say it.... but I think it is Leslie's to win . What would make me happy? A Cutter win.

Sep 02, 2014
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Masterchef 9/1 OMG SPOILERS

I am a hater and I am going to hate. And I also enjoyed the gnocchi fail. I hate the contrived outfits, shoes and over the top lipstick. Masterchef U.S. I can tell you several of the contestants' outfit schtick.... ask me about Masterchef New Zealand which I watched much more closely and I couldn't tell you what anyone wore except a couple of girls wore big necklaces. I wish they'd all wear the clothes they wore in the restaurant challenge everyday.

Sep 02, 2014
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Top Chef Duels: the Knockout (possible spoilers)

So who's winning so far?

Sep 01, 2014
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Masterchef 9/1 OMG SPOILERS

Team restaurant challenge. Leslie and Jamie are team captains. Leslie's team of Elizabeth and Cutter win. Jamie immediately gives up her "captain" role to Courtney. Who then fails and gives it up to Christian. Christian kicks them into shape a bit and they complete the challenge but lose to the red team. Then for the pressure test they get Croquenbush. Sad about it because I remember when they got it in a NZ test and it was completely demonstrated and the spun sugar technique was shown and you learned a lot from the show.
So.... playing right into the baker's hand. Jaimee doesn't do so well. Courtney, of course, in her puffy crinoline dress does the best. I don't know why they didn't give Christian a pass for hauling all their butts out of the fire.....
Courtney wins the pressure test over the baker in a starchy crinoline fluffy dress and a pink-ish one strap heel. As much as I dislike her, she was the only person to complete the pressure test. However, I think Christian should have gotten a pass for saving all their asses in the restaurant challenge.
Jaimee takes her blue elf tights and creepy voice and goes home. About time.

Sep 01, 2014
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Top Chef Duels 8/20, spoilers, Antonia vs Mike - a profane and foggy recap

Be careful. A chowhound will be here shortly to chastise us all for spoilers.

Aug 30, 2014
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Master Chef 8/18 spoilers

Yes of course acgold7. I once made a response in a thread over a half year ago so obviously this is my goal.... spoil every episode that is over a week old for you. FFS. Be sure to go over to the top chef duels thread. Someone over there posted a spoiler because much like my post, no one had opened a new thread yet. Be sure to berate them and stalk them if they ever make a mistake in the future.

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Master Chef 8/25 spoilers

Can i just say I hated the fluffy crinoline I'm a 50s house wife skirt?

Aug 27, 2014
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Master Chef 8/25 spoilers

In the first challenge, Leslie dish seemed to just be swimming in a pool of sauce. That said he didn't annoy me as much as Courtney's posed standing and orange lipstick.

Aug 27, 2014
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Master Chef 8/25 spoilers

I think I like Elizabeth and Cutter because they don't seem to be wearing "costumes" Everyone else has some sort of schtick.

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Master Chef 8/25 spoilers

I had it on close captioned this morning and I admit... I actually LOL'd. She's now my favorite.

Aug 26, 2014
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Master Chef 8/25 spoilers

I am personally going to help Elizabeth stab some kittens.

Someone get Jaimee off my TV