Cheflebrity Smörgåsbord: Authentic Mexican Cuisine?
Little known fact: Gael Greene’s article on Rocket Pops has long been regarded as the pinnacle of novelty ice cream criticism. I think we can all agree that we have a new King of the Mountain.
Seriously, though, it’s refreshing to see a critic with a sense of humor about the topic they cover, so I think I like Frank Bruni even more than I did before.
We always eat dessert first here at the smörg!
Some interesting news on the PBS front:
– The Ripper will be starring in a new, behind-the-scenes show. Icy glares are sure to be a regular feature of the program.
– Gourmet magazine will be launching a new show featuring editor Ruth Reichl. I know what you’re thinking: Gourmet…PBS…wayyyy to classy and refined. You’ll want to cleanse your palate with some Paula Deen after watching this one.
After the jump: another reason to hate celebrities, Jeffrey Saad returns from the land of the undead (i.e. where former reality show contestants live forever) and a familiar face goes dancing.– You know that statistic about how a high percentage of restaurants go under in less than a year? Well, Eva Longoria is actually expanding her culinary empire. As if the successful acting career, insane good looks and professional athlete husband weren’t enough…
– Food Network will feature NFNS runner-up Jeffrey Saad in a web-series called “Spice Smuggler.” I can’t wait until we get to see the tension-filled episode when the balloon full of saffron bursts in his lower intestines.
– Mark Dacascos — better known as the Chairman on Iron Chef America — will take a break from his taxing life of voiceovers and backflips to cut a rug on the new season of Dancing with the Stars.