Bill_Kos

Bill_Kos

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275 weeks ago @ Healthy Eats (Old Site) - Spotlight Recipes: Cuc... · 0 replies · +1 points

Those leaves look more like shiso (I could be wrong since they're related), especially with the Asian influence of this dish. I might add some edamame to boost the protein content, and then call it lunch.

276 weeks ago @ The FN Dish - Sneak Peek: Melissa's ... · 0 replies · +2 points

TV is more for "foodtainment."

276 weeks ago @ The FN Dish - Sneak Peek: Melissa's ... · 2 replies · 0 points

Name change suggestion: Unsophisticated Food Network. Burgers, cakes and now, cooking for toddlers.

Michael Chiarello did a great quinoa pasta with salsa verde, gremolata and tomatoes last night, but it was on Bravo. Mario Batali has his full episodes videos on Hulu.com.

276 weeks ago @ The FN Dish - Ask Susie - Finale! · 0 replies · +1 points

Sue: Actually the FN doesn't have a good batting average when it comes to selecting and maintaining new FN stars.

The odds are against the person picked tonight to become a regular on the network.

I think more people are checking out the food blogs for useful information. The TV side seems to be more about filling the gaps between the commercials with easy-to-produce, too-much-personality entertainment. Why do I care what Ted Allen thought was the best thing he ever ate?

276 weeks ago @ The FN Dish - Susie's Answers - Epis... · 2 replies · +1 points

He's a master at making any recipe over-complicated. That's why I prefer watching restaurant chefs on these shows.

276 weeks ago @ The FN Dish - Susie's Answers - Epis... · 0 replies · +2 points

You can't fault Melissa for her food.

She's impressed some of heavy hitters in the last episode. She was the first to be saved.

I think she came to the competition well prepared.

276 weeks ago @ The FN Dish - Ask Susie - Finale! · 2 replies · +2 points

Sue: It's just that I'm getting turned off to TNFNS concept. Just do your screening process in private (the viewers' opinions don't matter anyway), then air the new shows, and come what may.

Now, with all the false starts of Jeffrey and Melissa revealed, the audience is primed for snarkiness and loaded with plenty of ammo. "Jeffrey, remember that risotto that was a 'disrespect to Italy?'"

Top Chef Masters is continuing to be a delight, with a lot of camraderie and good food. I guess it's hard to get good restaurant chefs to do these shows, or else they come at a high price.

276 weeks ago @ The FN Dish - Ask Susie - Finale! · 4 replies · +1 points

Susie:
Not much reason to watch the finale. It's not about food, but about personality.

It's pretty much a slamdunk that Melissa wins, or if both she and Jeffrey are selected, it's still pretty much watch and see how they do on their shows.

What's the value-added proposition for the loyal FN viewer who cares about food?

277 weeks ago @ The FN Dish - Susie's Answers - Epis... · 0 replies · -2 points

tami: I think Susie was suggesting, I could be wrong, that Melissa is more business-oriented and aggressive about marketing. She's actively building a brand of the stay-at-home mom, but she's also a successful business woman according to Susie. Nothing wrong with that.

One time Susie said to Jeffrey that he didn't have a clearly indentifiable brand (I'm paraphrasing), and that he wouldn't have his own line of pots to sell.

I'm more interested in the food, both for interesting flavors and maintaining a healthy lifestyle (go Ellie!). Maybe what's wanted is a star who'll do for their online kitchenware store what Billy Mays did for OxyClean. Let's wait and see.

277 weeks ago @ The FN Dish - Susie's Answers - Epis... · 2 replies · +2 points

Josie: I wasn't thinking of a weird food Zimmern shtick for Jeff, but something along the lines of what you're suggesting. He could even visit homes where they still do traditional dishes, and then come back to the studio to present a recipe.