Looks like I now share another thing with my favorite celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain (too bad it's not his wit or cooking skills). Along with his love of eating and penchant for travel, it looks like we have the same opinion of the Food Network. Even though we both watch the network, we've both picked up on the fact that it has become a "Newer, Younger, More Male-Oriented, More Dumb-Ass Food Network". Okay, so it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that one and I probably wouldn't have used the word "Dumb-Ass," but you get the point.
Some of my favorite parts of Bourdain's rant include:
How did Alton slip inside the wire--and stay there all these years? He must have something on them. He’s smart. You actually learn something from his commentary.
They shut down Molto Mario--only the smartest and best of the stand-up cooking shows.
To see more of what Anthony said,
Giada can actually cook! She was robbed in her bout versus Rachael Ray on ICA. ROBBED!
He may not be Mr. Cuddlesworth, but he’s a successful businessman and a good chef--and he doesn’t, after all, need this shit.
On Sandra Lee
Pure evil. This frightening Hell Spawn of Kathie Lee and Betty Crocker seems on a mission to kill her fans, one meal at a time.
Believe me, this is just the top of the pile, you really need to read the entire Anthony Bourdain rant to get the full effect. While you're there don't miss out on his dream Iron Chef battles. My personal favorite pairing of his: "Mikey" from Top Chef vs Sandra Lee. Man that would be fantastic!
As an aside, I actually got that photo of him from Food Network...