Anthony Bourdain has been guest blogging on Ruhlman.com and recently wrote about the celebrity chefs on Food Network. Yes, he admits to watching the Food Network and laments at what it has become.
He praises Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Giada de Laurentiis even as he mourns their truly awful shows. He points out that these chefs are successful business people, restaurateurs and chefs. They can all cook but the network does not make the most of their talent.
The chefs he does not praise are Rachael Ray, Sandra Lee and Paula Deen. As he points out, Rachael Ray announces that she can’t really cook and yet she beat out Giada de Laurentiis who truly can cook and indeed makes great meals. What is the network coming to?
He ends his entry with his dream Iron Chef match ups. The one I agree I would like to see is Marco Pierre White vs. Gordon Ramsey.
Check out his blog entry for yourself and see if you agree with his opinion.