Get Your Food Fix


Thank god there’s TiVo in our lives, cause if you’re a foodie then your TV season is about to begin. Thanks to the heads up by Eater LA.

The first show on the list (The Next Food Network Star) aired last night but they’ll be running repeats all week.

The Next Food Network Star
Premiere: Sunday, June 3, 9/8c
Network: Food Network
Stars: Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray, Giada De Laurentiis, etc.
Prize: A Food Network series
LA Moment: Contestant Nikki Shaw is the wife of former Lakers player Brian Shaw.
What We’re Watching For: Let’s be honest. Giada De Laurentiis’ low-cut, body-hugging cooking.
TiVo Recommendation: One green thumb up

Hell’s Kitchen
Premiere: Monday, June 4, 9/8c
Network: FOX
Stars: Gordon Ramsay
Prize: Head Chef of the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa, Las Vegas
LA Moment: Season 1 winner, Michael Wray, currently mans the kitchen at Tatou and will make a cameo.
What We’re Watching For: When Gordon Ramsay finally snaps and bludgeons a contestant to death.
TiVo Recommendation: Three green thumbs up

Top Chef
Premiere: Wednesday, June 13, 10/9c (with special event June 6, 10/9c)
Network: Bravo
Stars: Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Ted Allen
Prize: $100,000 to start a restaurant
LA Moment: Hunky 6’8″ Chris lives in Venice, where he’s a private chef for people like Arianna Huffington, a former pro volleyball player and–cue inspirational soundtrack–a cancer survivor.
What We’re Watching For: Comic relief by Queer Eye culinary expert Ted Allen.
TiVo Recommendation: Two green thumbs up

Photo from Flickr.


2 comments so far

  1. Bruce on

    I agree with your ratings completely. Was watching The Next Food Network Star last night and couldn’t help thinking that it’s trying to be more like Top Chef. The problem is that the NFNS judges seem like such lightweights comparatively.

    BTW, I also noticed last week walking through TheHotel in the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas that they’re hyping Elia from last year’s Top Chef cooking there.

  2. cincodemayo1 on

    Thanks for the comments, Bruce. I didn’t realize Elia was working there. Thanks for the heads up! As for the ratings, those are Eater LA’s comments. But I agree for the most part except that I’d give Top Chef 3 thumbs, and Hell’s Kitchen 2.5.

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