The MasterChef franchise continues to lead the way in cooking up the passion for reality show cooking competitions. Not just here in the States, but in the UK (where it originated), Italy, Australia, India, and in numerous adaptations of the show internationally. With chef Gordon Ramsay bringing the heat as host and judge here in the US, along with chef Graham Elliot and restauranteur Joe Bastianich (although pastry chef and Momofuku Milk Bar owner Christina Tosi will soon be taking over his duties as judge), all signs point to America's favorite kitchen (as the show's opening credits boastfully proclaims) keeping it real hot in the kitchen for some time.
Oh, we have so much to owe Momofuku Ando, the founder of the instant ramen noodles we eat way too often and more than is healthy for a 20-something female with a history of heart disease in the family. Still, those damn things are delicious.
A photo has gone viral of Guy Fieri dumping out what we can only assume to be pounds upon pounds of nachos out of a trash can during South Beach Wine & Food Festival. That's a lot of nachos, and yet we still think he's thinking too small. Surely there are bigger, grander vessels out of which to pour nachos from!
On an otherwise sleepy-news-day-summer-Tuesday (journo lingo, guys)*, Twitter has gifted us photo glimpses into the bizarre daily lives of a few of our favorite chefs. Here’s all the weirdness you’ve been missing on Twitter today.
*In case you’re unaware of the aforementioned doldrums, we’ve taken some of our spare time to compose a song looping you into our misery. Because no one likes insider baseball.
Sleepy News Day (Summer Tuesday)
–lyrics by Tina Nguyen
The summer rain’s a-fallin’ ever gently on the streets
Celebrities stop cookin’, and they stop composin’ tweets
The heat makes ev’ryone dead and sluggish, the web is filled with silence
And now our top performing blog post is Saatchi-Lawson violence
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Sleepy News Day
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Day where all we do is shop for summer clothes