I love the Food Network! Even with the Iron Chef re-runs and old restaurant make-over shows, it is amazing. We have the opportunity to get to know many professional chefs, foodies and those with passion for all things food. It helps create a buzz about sights, smells, experiences, and promotes product that can raise the bar for our culinary quality of life. I for one find if refreshing.
My Favourite Food Personalities
As much as I am a huge fan of those perennial gurus Bobby Flay, Paula Dean, Guy Fieri (my favourite food personality), Roger Mooking , and Michael Smith, I longed for someone to represent Newfoundland and Labrador.
We now have that person. That day has come!!
Top Chef Canada
Top Chef Canada has hit the airwaves. I am very pleased that Canadian chefs are being profiled. A cross selection of passionate people make this Monday night show very entertaining. In addition, the audience becomes tuned in with types of food they may not ordinarily eat. The chefs prepare these dishes allowing the everyday person to explore and to experience dishes they may not see in their everyday busy lives.
For me someone to cheer for from my province for the first time is exciting, Todd Perrin owner of The Chefs Inn B &B St. John’s. his passion and “ballsy attitude” helps make this show unique from others on the network. During the first night Todd introduced seal to the judges, it was met with mixed reviews but I think helped him gain respect from the other chefs in my opinion.
I wish the show was broadcast to every household across Canada like Canadian Idol or American Idol as these people are just as much an idol as anything that was pumped out before. For those who have not tracked Top Chef Canada please tune in and be a part of history.
Here is a link to Todd’s page on the Food Network Top Chief Site. You can learn a little about him, including the fact that he is from Quidi Vidi!!
You can also vote. Don’t miss the opportunity!!