History Headscratchers / IronChef

19th Dec '15 6:07:07 PM nombretomado
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* Am I the only one that doesn't like Michael Symon? Maybe it's the whole AscendedFanboy thing, or the fact that Symon was redundant since they have Cora, or the fact they seem to plug Symon into other cooking shows on Creator/FoodNetwork and The Cooking Channel, but I get a weird ShiaLaBeouf vibe from him.

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* Am I the only one that doesn't like Michael Symon? Maybe it's the whole AscendedFanboy thing, or the fact that Symon was redundant since they have Cora, or the fact they seem to plug Symon into other cooking shows on Creator/FoodNetwork and The Cooking Channel, but I get a weird ShiaLaBeouf Creator/ShiaLaBeouf vibe from him.
28th Oct '15 9:02:03 PM RavenBlack
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*** It's definitely a YMMV thing. I have this same reaction to Alex Guarnaschelli now that they've started shoehorning her into everything. I just find her really smarmy and abrasive.
9th Aug '13 12:08:06 PM 84788484
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*** Descended from French. Evolved from French. Thus not French anymore.
29th Jul '13 3:48:05 PM MathWizardBoy
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** Well, Iron Chef [[spoiler:Forgione]] is classically trained in France and in French cuisine.

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** Well, Iron Chef [[spoiler:Forgione]] Forgione is classically trained in France and in French cuisine.



* Did it seem to anyone else that Food Network was absolutely desperate to have Alex Guarnaschelli be an Iron Chef and were going to keep trying as often as possible until she was one? She was in the contest twice in a row, and both times (but obviously much moreso the second time) it seemed to me that they were ''heavily'' shading things in her favor, going much easier on her and much harder on her competition in judging. With that and them advertising stuff with her more and more, it seems like someone decided that Guarnaschelli is going to be a big star on Food Network whether the viewers like it or not.

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* Did it seem to anyone else that Food Network was absolutely desperate to have Alex Guarnaschelli be an Iron Chef and were going to keep trying as often as possible until she was one? She was in the contest twice in a row, and both times (but obviously much moreso the second time) it seemed to me that they were ''heavily'' shading things in her favor, going much easier on her and much harder on her competition in judging. With that and them advertising stuff with her more and more, it seems like someone decided that Guarnaschelli is going to be a big star on Food Network whether the viewers like it or not.
14th Apr '13 6:52:49 PM 84788484
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*** Keep in mind, you're grumbling over the "canon" of a cooking competition.
14th Apr '13 6:49:54 PM 84788484
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* Did it seem to anyone else that Food Network was absolutely desperate to have Alex Guarnaschelli be an Iron Chef and were going to keep trying as often as possible until she was one? She was in the contest twice in a row, and both times (but obviously much moreso the second time) it seemed to me that they were ''heavily'' shading things in her favor, going much easier on her and much harder on her competition in judging. With that and them advertising stuff with her more and more, it seems like someone decided that Guarnaschelli is going to be a big star on Food Network whether the viewers like it or not.
16th Mar '13 8:17:29 PM JIKTV
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* Am I the only one that doesn't like Michael Symon? Maybe it's the whole AscendedFanboy thing, or the fact that Symon was redundant since they have Cora, or the fact they seem to plug Symon into other cooking shows on FoodNetwork and The Cooking Channel, but I get a weird ShiaLaBeouf vibe from him.

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* Am I the only one that doesn't like Michael Symon? Maybe it's the whole AscendedFanboy thing, or the fact that Symon was redundant since they have Cora, or the fact they seem to plug Symon into other cooking shows on FoodNetwork Creator/FoodNetwork and The Cooking Channel, but I get a weird ShiaLaBeouf vibe from him.
1st Aug '12 10:33:54 AM Nohbody
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** The drama probably has nothing to do with the ingredient being disgusting or overly spicy/salty/whatever. It has more to do with WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome because, let's face it, he is dramatically biting into a fruit in such a way that the dramatism of the act is giving weight and significance to it. That's not something people normally do with fruits.

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** The drama probably has nothing to do with the ingredient being disgusting or overly spicy/salty/whatever. It has more to do with WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome MundaneMadeAwesome because, let's face it, he is dramatically biting into a fruit in such a way that the dramatism of the act is giving weight and significance to it. That's not something people normally do with fruits.
22nd Jan '12 8:04:26 AM PerplexingArticulator
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** The drama probably has nothing to do with the ingredient being disgusting or overly spicy/salty/whatever. It has more to do with WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome because, let's face it, he is dramatically biting into a fruit in such a way that the dramatism of the act is giving weight and significance to it. That's not something people normally do with fruits.
13th Nov '11 5:12:16 PM JET73L
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** [[Tropers/{{JET73L}} I]] thought it was interesting the first time they did it, and a reasonable way to choose who (among the top applicants) most deserved the position of Iron Chef, but since then they've changed the position of Iron Chef (American) from a position that has to be earned to a prize that can be won. When you have six Iron Chefs and are ''still'' running another season of a show [[BlatantLies dedicated to]] replacing an Iron Chef who intends to step down, it's a good sign that [[ExecutiveMeddling something's]] [[CashCowFranchise gone wrong]].


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*** ''Really''? Half the things in classical french cuisine have an American equivalent that descended ''directly'' from that dish or style, as well as similar dishes from elsewhere that evolved to be similar to the French dish.
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