Wednesday, November 28, 2007

best sushi in houston: Kubo's

Kubo's Sushi and Grill
2414 University (in the Rice Village)

simplicity at its best. nothing pretentious. no fucking rolls! (well, they had one or two for the idiots who think that is sushi)

the food was clean. solid flavors after solid flavors. the portions were great. the simple ingredients and pairings of seasonings made for a complex and amazing flavor.

AND!!! kubo's did not have that club feel like all the sushi places in houston. the interior design was very simple. very zen. i loved it!

... or maybe the service and food was amazing because i was dining with Chef Gadsby?

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Iron Chef Vs Iron Chef America

really?! i mean, REALLY?!!

The Food Network has totally bastardized Iron Chef; much like any American adaptation.

The original Iron Chef had integrity - it was real. It pitted the world's best chefs against the [much deserving] Iron Chefs. The show was great to watch. It was funny as well as close as cooking comes to being a sport. It encouraged many kids to become chefs.

The Iron Chefs were masters at their skills, so battling one of them was a great honor. Who the f?@#! is Batali, Cora, Flay and Symon? Who decided to make them Iron Chefs? Why? Is it because they all coveniently live in NYC? Is it because they all coveniently have/had shows on the Food Network? When you start to think about it, it all makes sense. I mean, what have those chefs contributed to the food industry? So how can they possibly be called America's best chefs?! It's a joke! Iron Chef America is a f-ing joke!

The Food Network has become what MTV was in the 90s.

So tonight they aired Iron Chef America - All Star Holiday Dessert Battle. The competitors were Team Paula Deen/Cat Cora vs Robert Irvine/Tyler Florence. All who have shows on the Food Network. Seriously, was there a lack of chefs in America to produce this work of sh@t?

The whole show is a joke. No challengers ever win. And if they do win, it is a pitty win. John Besh won because during his battle Katrina was going on. Anita Lo won because she was the first female to battle on Iron Chef America, and so on and on and on.

Here are some notable losers:

Morimoto lost to Puck?!!!

Roberto Donna

Wylie Dufresne

David Burke

Susur Lee (had a draw, but thats a joke!)

Cristophe Eme

Mouro Outtara

Rick Tramonto & Gale Gand

David Bull

Richard Blais

Ian Chalermkittichai

Graham Bowles

Robert Gadsby

David Myers

Ben Ford

I was on Iron Chef America. I was sous chef for Robert Gadsby. I'm not being bitter. I know what i am talking about, i was there! I am happy to have lost, i am with a really good crowd.

Anyway, the fact is that Iron Chef America is a joke. Its really sad that America has yet again bastardized something foreign and with integrity.