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  • Post #121 - July 4th, 2019, 9:37 pm
    Post #121 - July 4th, 2019, 9:37 pm Post #121 - July 4th, 2019, 9:37 pm
    Gordon Ramsey Uncharted is going to appear on the National Geographic channel starting July 21st. I just saw of plug for the show on tv tonight. It looks like it is similar to Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown.

    I also saw ABC's Family Food Fight tonight, and it was just okay. They start out with four families competing with each other. All four families cooked dinner, and one family won and moved on. The other three families had to cook eggs benedict and I am not sure what else and one of those families got eliminated
  • Post #122 - July 5th, 2019, 9:14 am
    Post #122 - July 5th, 2019, 9:14 am Post #122 - July 5th, 2019, 9:14 am
    NFriday wrote:I also saw ABC's Family Food Fight tonight, and it was just okay. They start out with four families competing with each other. All four families cooked dinner, and one family won and moved on. The other three families had to cook eggs benedict and I am not sure what else and one of those families got eliminated

    After I saw your comments, I checked it out. I saw the first episode shown in late June.

    Families cooking together is not always a well coordinated effort, which is the drama the producers are counting on.

    Early front runners are the three brothers who simply assigned each other what to do, then off they went.

    There are three cousins who probably are not in the kitchen all that often. They work off each other's strengths. Where it almost went haywire was an older cousin who decided to change her reliable recipe AND who kept accidentally turning off the oven. Together they prayed at the oven that their chicken would finish cooking with the little time available. They won the first round and avoided the elimination contest.

    A Chinese Tiger mother and two adult daughters, whose skills were not at their Mom's level. When things were not looking well, the competitiveness of the mother showed. Mom also ignored her daughter's reactions to shrimp with heads, which was later commented by the judges. If they lost, the drive home was not going to be fun.

    There was an Italian family from Chicago area driven by the adult daughter's ambitions. It was easy not to like the daughter, though it could be driven by how the program was edited. Their lowest point was when they were in the 'Breakfast for Dinner' elimination. The daughter directed her parents to cook a Mexican breakfast with some elements they clearly never had done before. Not surprisingly, they were eliminated.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #123 - July 5th, 2019, 7:29 pm
    Post #123 - July 5th, 2019, 7:29 pm Post #123 - July 5th, 2019, 7:29 pm
    Nancy,

    I watch tv streaming via the internet. Often I have to wait a week for new episodes.

    Last night, I watched the same episode you chatted about. This afternoon I put it on for my Mom. I was surprised when episode one was over, it immediately began the second episode.

    I will guess the ratings are not what they want, so they are bumping stats by uncloaking the second episode faster. It was really interesting family dynamics.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #124 - July 5th, 2019, 10:04 pm
    Post #124 - July 5th, 2019, 10:04 pm Post #124 - July 5th, 2019, 10:04 pm
    I just watched a little of the Family Food Fight last week, and apparently the Muslin family won the first round, because I saw them watching the other three families cooking in the second round. The episode I saw last night, the White family won the first round, and the only thing they made that the judges did not care for was the corn bread. The Mother revised the recipe. Did anybody see the blow torch being used last night? It was some sort of roast wrapped in bacon. None of the judges liked that.
  • Post #125 - July 5th, 2019, 10:57 pm
    Post #125 - July 5th, 2019, 10:57 pm Post #125 - July 5th, 2019, 10:57 pm
    NFriday wrote:Did anybody see the blow torch being used last night? It was some sort of roast wrapped in bacon. None of the judges liked that.

    Yep, it was the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin from the Italian family from Chicago, who were sent home. The judges thought it should have been crisped in a hot frying pan.

    The White family are all cousins. The older cousin decided not add bacon or brown sugar to her hot water cornbread. Her cousins were not thrilled about making those changes. Yet they won a slot and avoided the elimination round.

    The Muslim family are all sister-in-laws who clearly spend a lot of time together. They really work well together.

    Two out of three Asian brothers worked well together, but the third guy with his fussy perfectionist tendencies dragged them down. Even as they walked away after losing, the third brother lagged behind a few steps.

    From a people watching point of view, it's been as interesting as the food.

    Regards,
    CAthy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #126 - July 5th, 2019, 11:47 pm
    Post #126 - July 5th, 2019, 11:47 pm Post #126 - July 5th, 2019, 11:47 pm
    JoelF wrote:I agree -- it's Favreau that makes it work. He's a very different personality from the attitude of Bourdain: he's got a joy of learning and watching (which is probably why he's a decent director) and seems generally fun to be around.

    I wonder if full recipes from the show are posted anywhere. I've searched around a bit and only found a couple of them.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #127 - July 6th, 2019, 7:09 am
    Post #127 - July 6th, 2019, 7:09 am Post #127 - July 6th, 2019, 7:09 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    JoelF wrote:I agree -- it's Favreau that makes it work. He's a very different personality from the attitude of Bourdain: he's got a joy of learning and watching (which is probably why he's a decent director) and seems generally fun to be around.

    I wonder if full recipes from the show are posted anywhere. I've searched around a bit and only found a couple of them.

    =R=


    Yeah I've wished for this too. I've relied on their graphics during the show to at least ID the ingredients. That's proven to be helpful
  • Post #128 - July 6th, 2019, 8:36 am
    Post #128 - July 6th, 2019, 8:36 am Post #128 - July 6th, 2019, 8:36 am
    WhyBeeSea wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    JoelF wrote:I agree -- it's Favreau that makes it work. He's a very different personality from the attitude of Bourdain: he's got a joy of learning and watching (which is probably why he's a decent director) and seems generally fun to be around.

    I wonder if full recipes from the show are posted anywhere. I've searched around a bit and only found a couple of them.

    =R=


    Yeah I've wished for this too. I've relied on their graphics during the show to at least ID the ingredients. That's proven to be helpful

    I probably shouldn't say this out loud but I'd be willing to plunk down for a companion cookbook.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #129 - July 6th, 2019, 5:30 pm
    Post #129 - July 6th, 2019, 5:30 pm Post #129 - July 6th, 2019, 5:30 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I probably shouldn't say this out loud but I'd be willing to plunk down for a companion cookbook.
    =R=

    Gotta assume this is in the works.
  • Post #130 - July 6th, 2019, 8:12 pm
    Post #130 - July 6th, 2019, 8:12 pm Post #130 - July 6th, 2019, 8:12 pm
    Haven't looked at the recipes, let alone tried them to see how good they are, but here's a sure attempting to duplicate the show's recipes
    https://www.delish.com/food/a27840324/t ... t-recipes/
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #131 - July 6th, 2019, 9:04 pm
    Post #131 - July 6th, 2019, 9:04 pm Post #131 - July 6th, 2019, 9:04 pm
    JoelF wrote:Haven't looked at the recipes, let alone tried them to see how good they are, but here's a sure attempting to duplicate the show's recipes
    https://www.delish.com/food/a27840324/t ... t-recipes/

    Thanks, Joel. I'll take a look. I'm mainly interested in the marinades. Based on a few conversations that took place between Choi and Favreau in the episodes, it seems like those recipes are never the same twice, anyway. But still, maybe these will be good starting points. And, as WhyBeeSea posted above, at least an ingredient list for each dish is provided within its episode, which is somewhat helpful.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #132 - July 13th, 2019, 8:39 pm
    Post #132 - July 13th, 2019, 8:39 pm Post #132 - July 13th, 2019, 8:39 pm
    If "Taco Chronicles" on Netlix doesn't immediately make you check flight schedules to Mexico then your LTH privileges should be revoked. Each episode highlights a different type of taco and visits places that do them best. I'm embarassed that in my numerous visits to Mexico City I've never visited El Vilsito, auto shop by day, taqueria by night. That will soon be corrected.
  • Post #133 - August 12th, 2019, 9:44 pm
    Post #133 - August 12th, 2019, 9:44 pm Post #133 - August 12th, 2019, 9:44 pm
    spinynorman99 wrote:If "Taco Chronicles" on Netlix doesn't immediately make you check flight schedules to Mexico then your LTH privileges should be revoked. Each episode highlights a different type of taco and visits places that do them best. I'm embarassed that in my numerous visits to Mexico City I've never visited El Vilsito, auto shop by day, taqueria by night. That will soon be corrected.

    I've been enjoying this series but at times distinctions and differences in styles (even between multiple places making the same items) are not articulated well or depicted visually. I also find the first-person voice-over narration by the taco type in each episode to be incredibly cheezy. But the food they do present and detail looks positively awesome!

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #134 - August 14th, 2019, 7:56 am
    Post #134 - August 14th, 2019, 7:56 am Post #134 - August 14th, 2019, 7:56 am
    On History Channel is a series called “The Food that Built America."

    I have not yet seen it, but heard its praises from friends.

    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #135 - August 16th, 2019, 2:42 pm
    Post #135 - August 16th, 2019, 2:42 pm Post #135 - August 16th, 2019, 2:42 pm
    The Tiny Chef, the rotund, blissfully humming protagonist of a hit stop-motion video series online, is just the latest testament to the charms of miniature food.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/dini ... -food.html
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #136 - August 23rd, 2019, 6:47 am
    Post #136 - August 23rd, 2019, 6:47 am Post #136 - August 23rd, 2019, 6:47 am
    Thought I'd be annoyed, finger on the clicker, ended up watching the entire episode.
    Good Eats: The Return #1, Chicken Parm on YouTube found ----> Here
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #137 - August 29th, 2019, 9:09 pm
    Post #137 - August 29th, 2019, 9:09 pm Post #137 - August 29th, 2019, 9:09 pm
    Has anybody else seen the 6 part series Uncharted on National Geographic channel with Gordon Ramsey? It is similar to Anthony Bourdain's show. They just showed the final episode on Sunday. He was in SE Alaska in the middle of the winter. I enjoyed the program. Somebody took him out on a boat to catch some pristine ice. Somebody else also took him out salmon fishing. He did not catch any salmon. I enjoyed the program. I also saw the episode he filmed in New Zealand and the one he filmed in Hawaii. Hope this helps, Nancy
  • Post #138 - August 29th, 2019, 9:12 pm
    Post #138 - August 29th, 2019, 9:12 pm Post #138 - August 29th, 2019, 9:12 pm
    I did the new Good Eats method for Chicken Parm yesterday. Turned out very well. I only had one can of legit San Marzano tomatoes so I broke into another large can of tomatoes, illicitly labeled as "San Marzano". I could tell after a long simmer which tomatoes were which. Never making that mistake again.
  • Post #139 - October 18th, 2019, 12:22 pm
    Post #139 - October 18th, 2019, 12:22 pm Post #139 - October 18th, 2019, 12:22 pm
    New episodes of Rotten on Netflix. Watched the show on avocados. Lots of avocado trivia, including that the modern Haas avocados all originate from a single tree grown by a mailman from Pasadena. Also focuses on the criminal element a billion-dollar-plus Mexican crop attracts.

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