Category Archives: Food media

Next Food Network Star: Why Russell gets my vote

So I’ve been following Next Food Network Star since the beginning of this season, even though none of the contestants really grabbed me entirely from the start and convinced me I’d be interested in a show featuring them. Some just seemed boring; some seemed like reality tv attention hogs and celeb wannabes; a few were downright creepy (I won’t name names.)

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Has MasterChef US jumped the shark?

So, I’ve been keeping up my recapping “duties” over on Squidoo for MasterChef US Season 4, but it’s definitely been more of a chore than a fun task this summer. I haven’t liked the tone of this season from the start, as I feel there has been a nastier, darker, more competitive undercurrent beneath it all than in the past.

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Next Food Network Star…quick thoughts after the first episode

I’m not sure why I keep watching Next Food Network Star every season, given what a joke it really is. (When Guy Fieri is a network’s most successful find via this competition that kind of says something…) And especially when I actually was excited about the possibility of a cooking show by Justin Warner last season and then he just…basically vanished after a single pilot show that had nothing to do with his original show premise and just looked like another generic Food Network road/food show.

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It’s almost time again…MasterChef time!

In line at the MasterChef open call, New York City

In line at the MasterChef open call, New York City

Tomorrow night the fourth season of MasterChef USA premieres. Am I excited? You bet!

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I’ve got a lot of nerve…and I’ll take that as a complement!

Apparently I ruffled a feather or two recently in my first review of Tavro 13 (which I loved) in Swedesboro. Another reviewer in the New Town Press wouldn’t name names, but did take a pretty obvious quote from my review commenting on the overall dining scene in South Jersey. Hey, thanks for reading! But a little credit where credit is due would have been nice, don’t you think?

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