Posted tagged ‘super bowl’

Around the weekend in 30,000 calories

February 2, 2009

Some food for thought… pun intended. Apologies for a weak post, but I just can’t seem to shake this thought…

What is it about the weekend that encourages us to find an excuse to eat like we haven’t had a meal in weeks? It’s not a  secret that I find no greater pleasure than stuffing my face, but even in times where I attempt to be good and watch my intake, up pops a Fri/Sat/Sun and a new plethora of excuses.

It’s someones birthday,  it’s the Super Bowl,  I haven’t seen so-and-so in a while, it’s Restaurant Week,  I’m making up for what Gandhi missed,  Fiore’s is doing the Roast Beef today…

Next thing you know, you’re back to square one, leaning forward to catch a glimpse of the number on the scale over your bloated waistline.

Phew… something’s gotta give… apologies for the rant…

Ugh... Weekend, I prefer the weekend!

Ugh... Weekend, I prefer the weekend!

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Are ya ready for some footb…err… cooking?

January 28, 2009

Another week, another episode of Top Chef where the contestants prove to be nothing more than fearful of the competition. This time however, for the most part, they came, they feared, they conquered.

At least we got some spice by way of four of my favorite contestants in recent memory: Spike, Nikki , Andrew. and… BACK COMES ARIANE, in a jersey/dress, no less!!! A Giants jersey to Blondie’s delight.

I loved the Head-2-Head concept for this competition.  Rather than past contestants I would have liked to see them sweat it out against famous restaurateurs/chefs from each city (maybe: New Orleans/ Emril Lagasse, New York/ David Burke, etc.)I do appreciate that they didn’t replicate the tailgate party from last year…it’s nice to see the diversity.

As for those that are packing their knives – I liked Jeff as a contestant and look forward to maybe trying his food in Miami, however, one comment that wasn’t mentioned by the judges… HIS cuisine was from HIS city, it has to be a huge faux pas, and blow to his ego, to lose a competition when you are representing your hometown, no? I suppose the point is moot knowing that he is going home.

Fabio dodged a huge bullet at the end, and let’s face it, there was no way that Stefan was going home. Oh, and Super Bowl tickets? Sweet prize for the victor!

Anyone else think Fabio and Spike should get their own show?

Anyone else think Fabio and Spike should get their own show?