hells kitchen/ kitchen nightmares

Rusty Shackleford

Formerly known as 1 bourbon 1 scotch & 1 beer
anyone watch these? i did the first season or two of hells kitchen, but it didint seem to be as good last season. not sure if im gonna watch it this year. but i must say, i do love kitchen nightmares. that show is pretty good.
 

smoke king

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I'm going to watch this year simply because theres a local "Chef" from Omaha on. I used quotation marks because evidently (according to local news) she has no formal culinary training, so I'm curious as to how she'll do.
 

joec

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I watched a bit of the first season of Hell's Kitchen and didn't care much for it. Now I've never seen the US version of Kitchen Nightmares however I have seen about all of the Euro version which are excellent. There is another show I just caught on the BBC last week end "The F Word" that really was good. It covered a lot of stuff in one hour including what is in sausage as sold in food stores, two young guys trying for a single job working for one of Gordon's restaurant. Interviews with some other chef's as well as some groups of foodies. All in all a hour well spent.
 

RobsanX

Potato peeler
I watch Hell's Kitchen religiously, Kitchen Nightmares occasionally, and now I'm really getting into The F Word.

I like The F Word because it shows Gordon's softer side, family man, urban farmer, etc. It's weird how his pigs and sheep like pets though, I don't think I could eat them after that...
 

Miniman

Mini man - maxi food
I watch both programmes and used to watch the F word - but that has gone off really. Ithink that Hell's Kitchen has lost its way - the last USA one I watched seemed to be people more into celebrity than being a great chef - also lots of back stabbing.

Kitchen Nightmares is good seeing what goes on behind the scenes in amny of these places - though can put you off going out.
 

lilylove

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Hell's Kitchen I watch... but can't make it through a whole show I start feeling bad for the chefs. Old Gordo yells TOOOO much. He makes me cry! lol.
 

GhettoRacingKid

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I'm going to watch this year simply because theres a local "Chef" from Omaha on. I used quotation marks because evidently (according to local news) she has no formal culinary training, so I'm curious as to how she'll do.


ohh yeah she is a chef all right. A culinary instructer with no training and she didnt even mention what makes her knowledgable.

Im not too into this season but its a step forward. they have some knowledgable people then the trianwrecks.

trainwrecks are good tv the knowledgable people make it real

I do love kitchen knightmare but not the over dramatised US version. I try to catch it on BBC America or DL it.
 

Rusty Shackleford

Formerly known as 1 bourbon 1 scotch & 1 beer
ok i did end up watching it last night. its better! he is going to break that instructor, i tell you what. although i really dont see an issue with using the same pan right away if its the same food? tho i knew it would be good when she told him she also teaches manners :yum: lmao
 

heb1976

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Never got into Kitchen Nightmares, but I love Hell's Kitchen. I can't watch it this year because too many of my other shows are on at the same time. Who won it last year? I never did watch the season finale.
 

RobsanX

Potato peeler
It looked like they were starting with a mirepoix or some other saute, and all that leftover tomato in there might burn or just generally screw up the flavor...

I can't believe how many signature dishes he actually liked!
 

RobsanX

Potato peeler
Never got into Kitchen Nightmares, but I love Hell's Kitchen. I can't watch it this year because too many of my other shows are on at the same time. Who won it last year? I never did watch the season finale.

Yeah, now it conflicts with The Office, which is a real problem in our house and probably the show in general...
 

smoke king

New member
Yeah, now it conflicts with The Office, which is a real problem in our house and probably the show in general...

Yeah-that is going to be an issue in our house as well.

I have to Concur with 1B1S1B, Coleen (Our Nebraska homegirl) is in for a rough ride!! That was hard to watch!!

I guess if you are willing to go on that show, you have to expect to be treated like that!

Meanwhile, I think I'll open a "recreational"(?) culinary school of my own!!
 

Wart

New member
Yeah-that (conflict with the Office) is going to be an issue in our house as well.

Luckily Time Warner Cable provides, for a minimal fee, a DVR with two tuners, watch one recorded program while recording two more. Can't tell how often I've done that.

I have to Concur with 1B1S1B, Coleen (Our Nebraska homegirl) is in for a rough ride!! That was hard to watch!!

Thats on Coleen.

The no formal culinary training is one thing. The Teachers Attitude is going to be what sinks her.

It's not that I have Authority Issues (Oh yes you do, NO I DON"T, Don't bullshit me ... Ok, I have authority issues now go away), Wife worked at KSU 30 years, had to put up with teachers, I took numerous classes, "Teachers" have to learn they don't know everything, but learning isn't something teachers aren't inclined to do because, well, their Teachers, not students. Teachers always know best.

I saw Coleens attitude through the show but when she changed Gordos recipe by adding honey, BANG! THERE IT IS!!! Teacher knows best. My ass.

At this point of the competition it's about keeping your head low, learning the Ramsy way, and being noticed as little as possable because not being noticed means your doing it right. Not changing the Chefs freaking recipe.

I guess if you are willing to go on that show, you have to expect to be treated like that!

She asked for it.
:sorry:

Meanwhile, I think I'll open a "recreational"(?) culinary school of my own!!

She was getting $300 for 4 hours of instruction?

Not any more.

If she pulls her head from her rump and figures out she's there to LEARN depending how long she lasts, she may continue making her $300,closer to the end the more she'll make.

However, if the women lost I think Coleen would have been gone and her school would be no more.
 
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