One last post for today, random links and thoughts

Hmm. I probably should have put that Fat Duck entry in with this one. Oh well.

Anthony Bourdain’s Guide to Food Television – very amusing

Did anyone watch Chopping Block? Marco was acting way too much like the Godfather. And it was kinda boring. The food wasn’t shown as much as I would have liked. I miss Top Chef.

Everyone has been linking to This Is Why You’re Fat. But did you know that they’re claiming free publishing rights on every photo that people have sent in? And that they’re shopping for a book deal? The photographer in me is cringing.

That two-jawed mutant fish from the oil sands? Not two-jawed and not mutated, as it turns out.

Various links and news

Biggest Loser contestants must learn to change their relationship with food: In Kitchen, ‘Losers’ Start From Scratch

OpenTable files for IPO and reveals their finances

Possible layoffs and changes for Slashfood (I stopped reading the site months ago, preferring to read Serious Eats instead.)

PETA punked with parody site

Gordon Ramsay’s Great British Nightmare (Although there is still lots of swearing, I like this Gordon much better than his Hell’s Kitchen and US Kitchen Nightmares persona. And apparently this is much more like he is in real life, as opposed to the cartoon that FOX likes to promote.)

Marco Pierre White hosts new reality show on NBC called Chopping Block

Anticipation

Last night while watching Top Chef: Chicago (Canada’s food channel broadcasts it weeks/months after the US Bravo broadcast, so we’re behind), I started oohing and aahing at the TV when it showed an advertisement for Gordon Ramsay’s show, The F Word. I’m ridiculously excited to see this British show. I’ve heard a lot about it (good and bad) but haven’t had any chances to see an episode as of yet. Hopefully they’re going to show all the seasons instead of just starting with the latest season like CityTv’s (crappy celebrity season) broadcast of the Marco Pierre White-helmed UK Hell’s Kitchen. Good job Food Network Canada! I’m so glad you’re a better channel than the similarly named US channel.