I've come to the conclusion that not only are the Food Networks programs amazing, but the commercials that play on the network are incredibly entertaining.
Thus, I present to you a list of thoughts that are going through my mind at the moment. I invite you to comment on them, answer my rhetorical questions, or add a few of your own.
- Announcing that you have no chance of getting eliminated during your chef intro often results in you getting chopped within the first two rounds.
- The most common ways to trip the competing chefs: including an 'Asian' ingredient, including multiple proteins, including savory ingredients in the dessert baskets, or including an already prepared/cooked/or processed commercial ingredient.
- If I was going to compete in Chopped, I think that I would have my friends help me practice-- you know, give me mystery ingredients and a time limit.
- I wonder if any chefs have every tried this ^^
- A McCormick seasoning commercial claimed "Life is a pulled pork sandwich." I have never eaten pulled pork, but I have to belief it's not? Do we agree or disagree?
- Another McCormick seasoning commercial claimed “Life is a Fajita” – well which is it, McCormick?
- It seems that every Chopped competitor believes in the notion: "When in doubt, find the blender."
- Chefs: Why would you not taste your food while cooking??
- Chefs: Why would you keep cooking and ignore blood if you cut yourself??
- In a different commercial, Velveeta is branding itself as "Liquid Gold". Oh, good Lord.
- Are French Chefs not whimsical enough for Food Network competition shows?
- Good dishes should have the following elements: a texture contrast, a kick of flavor, and a sour/sweet, bitter/sweet, savory/sweet, or salty/sweet contrast.