One season left of airing on Travel Channel for "The Layover" after this season's finale of "No Reservations".
He has a new show he is shooting for CNN.
He has been working on a new book. Touring on the talk circuit and doing radio interviews.
They both have been "busy". They both are making money. It's just that Fieri is backed by a network because he is a "Star" on their network. He really doesn't have to try very hard to get the backing from investors. They just plaster his mug on the product and his lemmings (fans) take care of the rest (money). They get free advertizing because he has "face time" on air. He could cross promote on the Food Network and that would be OK. All those star struck fans, if only Fieri could find a way of getting all of them to send him a dollar. Then everyone would love him because he would be rich too.
It is his bastardization of food that irks me. He is the aging hipster that still considers Van Halen and Sammy Hagar to be modern rock acts. I used to watch him, but his schtick got stale. I can't say the same for Bourdain.”
“All three you mention are "Rock Star Chefs" by self promotion. All on ONE network that shills for Hormel, Hidden Valley and Pillsbury. This network protects thier "brand" and will create new "personalities" at a whim. This is the Food Network. They believe that you can't learn from thier shows and that thier programing is for entertainment only. If you like style over substance, then have at the network's pimped up "Stars". I'll take Bourdain's real life person, flaws and all, over manufactured caricatures any day.”
“We had several Jell-O salads growing up. We had canned pears in lime flavor, shredded carrots in orange and pineapple/cottage cheese in any citrus flavor. Those were the tame ones. There were also the awful ones. Olives/green peppers in lime sour cream Jell-O, shredded celery/carrots/green onions in lime flavor and shrimp/cherry tomatoes/ham/olives in lemon flavor mixed with red wine. They called the last one "Spanish Jell-O Salad". The worst was the one with green onions. Lime Jell-O spiked with a green onion is a flavor combination that does not belong to nature.
Still we occasionally make Jell-O layered parfaits for the kids at special events. Red, white and blue for the 4th. Orange and purple for Halloween. That kind of thing.”
kareemachan on Sep 19, 2012 at 18:52:14
“Dear God, I had forgotten about the Spanish one. Curse you for making me remember!
AngelaQuattrano on Sep 18, 2012 at 21:23:27
“My mother used to make lemon jello with shredded carrots in it. Not bad, better made with plain gelatin and lemonade though.”
trumbull desi on Sep 18, 2012 at 19:39:01
“Parfaits ... totally acceptable. Jello and shrimp?? Ewwwww.”
“I gave my then girlfriend a garnet ring at Christmas in fromt of my family. It was quite a large group that year and word got around that it was an engagement ring without our knowledge. My mom is old fashioned and couldn't concieve the idea of giving a woman jewlery who wasn't either going to be or was your wife. It was her that started the rumor. Luckily my girlfriend knew it was a replacement for a ring that she had lost on one of our dates and was joking about everyone's reaction by the end of the evening. The following year I asked her privatley to be my wife. It will be 25 years this winter. Never spring it on someone in public or in a crowd. The pressure to say the right thing may turn to violent reaction and parting in handcuffs. I've seen it before.”
“I have to wonder if under the listing of multicultural groups from A to Z there was the one under Y that stood out as the biggest victim of the bunch: Young Republicans.
Wasn't there also "groups" that identified with European ancestry like Latin Club, German Club or Anglophile Clubs? What about Bircher Society, Catholic and Christian clubs? What about social clubs like Theater, Music, Book or Chess. Yep all victims.
What is wrong with joining a club, group or cause while you're young? It creates critical thinkers and some, like King, find that reprehensible. They don't want anyone's children being exposed to differing views than they hold. A homogeneous populace is their goal. Not the "E Pluribus Unum - Out of Many, One" that is America, but the "In God We Trust" America where all others who don't fit their mold are denegrated by these Christians with feet of clay.
His statement, "20-year-old Middle Eastern male waltzes through with a smirk on his face." regarding airport security, is probably a case of "Being Brown in Public" more that him being able to recognizing what a Middle Eastern male might look like.”
“Origami. It is folded from two separate square napkins. One for the front end and one for the back. They probably folded, then pressed and starched to hold them in place. Both sections look like they are made from the Bird/Crane Base.”
mlaiuppa on Aug 22, 2012 at 15:07:23
“Some strategically placed greens are helping to prop it up.
“Rush would be perfect to play the long lost character from the 1960's Batman TV show; King Tut. Only a blow to the head would explain his reasoning. Just as King Tut was a normal professor of Egyptology before a dent to his melon changed everything. That's my conspiracy theory.”
“"But oftentimes when you buy a bunch of peppers and get them home, you realize you don't know what to cook with them." - Then why would you buy them in the first place? Usually people buy what they want to make for meals, not becuase they look pretty. This line from the article makes no sense.”
trumbull desi on Jul 18, 2012 at 22:39:03
“Agreed. I was at the farmer's market and bought two kinds of peppers and made giambatta with it. Yummerino.”
“You summed up eloquently what I was trying to say in snark. Thank you. Service jobs are the backbone of society. To deny others the basic human need of medical care because they are members of the lower classes and to think they just don't work as hard as you is callous. Jame's story is mine as well, minus one aspect, he had heart surgeries when young. I wonder who paid for that if he was so poor? If it was Mom and Dad, they had health insurance that is no longer available to the working classes today.”
Jun 30, 2012 at 11:04:54
“Yes, but the president does have the power to reclasify without Congress' approval. The Schedule 1 requirement is the reason it can't be tested for any use here. If rescheduled it could be tested for the medical benifits that many people already know about through experimentation.”
Jun 29, 2012 at 18:42:49
“Why is this argument being used against legalization by the medical cannabis community in California? I hear it from patients and providers alike. When I propose that it be legalized, they just smirk and say something very similar.”
MrEMT on Jun 29, 2012 at 20:46:32
“They are afraid of a situation where a potential lack of availability due to increased demand from recreational legalization would prevent them from getting their meds. At least those are the arguments I'm aware of.”