Sunday, November 12, 2006

Iron Chef America: Battle Cranberry

So it looks like the Food Network is doing another cross show gimmick was by pitting two of hosts against each other in kitchen stadium. Tonight it is Rachel Ray and Giada De Laurentiis and they are teamed up with Mario Batali and Bobby Flay respectively. Generally I am not a big fan of these gimmicks and this is not any different.

Of note though, both of these hosts would have difficulty without the Iron Chefs to help as they don't seem to have the time management needed. Also it seems like the Batali/Ray side is not terribly friendly whereas the De Laurentiis/Flay side is smiling and a little more organized.

Not sure who will win... not sure if I will even bother to watch the end. All I know is my Lions lost... again. Sigh.


Anonymous said...

andy sez:

Man, I just finished bashing Rachael Ray on Laura's blog.

Ish said...

As I watched it I was thinking of Andy trying to decide who to root for on this. Batali vs. Flay is easy. But then if you root for Batali you have to also root for Rachael Ray.

Of course, I don't know if andy also has a thing for Giada the way I do (I'm torn each time I watch Everyday Italian between lusting over her or her food, its ok, andy, you don't have to admit it in public) so I also had a reason to root *for* the Flay team.

In the end it was inevitable that Batali would win, he's so much more creative and the women both played pretty minor roles.