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Every Friday, we bring you Offal of the Week: an up-close and personal look at one of the less-familiar parts of the animal. Delivered fresh by Ryan Adams of the blog Nose to Tail at Home, we highlight a different cut of meat that you've always wanted to make, but were afraid [...]
Jay Rayner, one of the judges on the upcoming Top Chef: Masters and The Observer's restaurant critic, writes a scathing review of Marco Pierre White's latest London restaurant, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill:
The menu has a chummy handwritten script, but that is the only chummy thing about it, for almost everything we ate was [...]
Here's the season finale of Marco Pierre White's ill-fated show The Chopping Block — can you guess who won? Does anyone even care? Just as difficult to watch as any of the other episodes, something felt particularly off with the finale, as if they hadn't finished editing it — the tone and the pace were [...]
We interrupt our tropical island hiatus to bring you a moment of OMFGWTF.
Here's the episode seven of Marco Pierre White's ill-fated show The Chopping Block, with (ZOMG) Danyelle Freeman (aka Restaurant Girl) as the guest critic, wearing at first a ridiculously situation-inappropriate strapless cocktail dress, and then a ridiculously situation-inappropriate spaghetti-strap cocktail dress. (Confidential to [...]
Now that his schedule's been freed up of that pesky television show, Marco Pierre White is finally free to take a vacation. So the enfant terrible culinaire is now joining the ranks of quasi-celebrities like *NSYNC and Kenny Chesney: he's getting his own cruise. White will be traveling on P&O Cruiselines (where he's already a [...]
We watched the latest episode of The Chopping Block online — teams had to serve an Italian-themed lunch for some discerning diners including Mario Batali and actors from The Sopranos. Of course, it was a train-wreck as usual. The guest critic was Colman Andrews, co-founder of Saveur and the current restaurant columnist for Gourmet, [...]
NBC might have stopped airing The Chopping Block, but it looks like they're going to run the episodes online — last week's unaired episode is on Hulu and also on NBC's website. We watched most of the episode, and it's pretty uneventful, ie, just as bad as previous episodes.
Highlights of the episode include Marco Pierre [...]
After three terrible and badly-rated episodes, NBC is pulling The Chopping Block from primetime. (Episode three averaged a positively dreadful 2.6 million viewers up against a two-hour American Idol.)
We were down on the show from the beginning: In our review we called it a "painful to watch" "sloppily-executed crudely-edited mess." The contestants were barely [...]