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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2007, 06:01:21 pm »
Hah, I didn't know mesquite had toxic qualities but it's confirmed, sort of, in this academic web page (which has a number of other tasty facts about the plant, such as the fact that it provides a good source of nectar for honeybees). Still, most of what's meant by "mesquite poisoning" is apparently cattle and other animals overdosing on the sugary bean pods and screwing up their digestive bacteria. The first article does confirm that the thorns have some kind of irritating wax on them.

All in all, a very interesting plant. I'd like to try the beans sometime.

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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2007, 08:56:32 pm »
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Bobby Flay uses one too, and he is, supposedly, considered the king of the grill.

Alton Brown is still cooler though.
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2007, 09:16:47 pm »
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Bobby Flay uses one too, and he is, supposedly, considered the king of the grill.

Alton Brown is still cooler though.

Flay uses all kinds of grilling methods, and discusses the virtues of a gas grill in his intro for the "Boy Meets Grill" cookbook. Being a fan of propane myself he's preaching to the converted. :D
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2007, 11:29:21 pm »
Bobby Flay is not fit to wipe Alton Brown's tongs.

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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2007, 07:06:50 am »
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Bobby Flay is not fit to wipe Alton Brown's tongs.

As it were.

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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2007, 09:15:57 am »
What are the virtues of a gas grill? To me it sounds like you could accomplish much the same thing by installing a retractable roof over your kitchen range.

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« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2007, 10:39:44 pm »
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Bobby Flay is not fit to wipe Alton Brown's tongs.

As it were.
I'm so very sorry. Is Bobby Flay that guy on that show with Morimoto on it?
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« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2007, 10:45:57 pm »
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I'm so very sorry. Is Bobby Flay that guy on that show with Morimoto on it?
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« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2007, 11:38:26 pm »
Bobby Flay is the one who dishonored Kitchen Stadium (the real one, not that American-produced travesty) by jumping up on his cutting board at the end of his first match with Morimoto.

He has no honor.
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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2007, 06:43:20 am »
I still do not know this "Bobby Flay". I only know these Stateside Iron Chefs: Masaharu Morimoto, Cat Cora, Red-Headed Italian Food Guy and The Dick.
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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2007, 06:54:54 am »
Living in a small two bedroom, it's impractical for me to own a grill. I have since learned, as late as last night, that I can still make one hell of a Strip steak with a really hot oven and my cast iron griddle. Combo that with a baked yam, and one is close to heaven.

"The Dick"? :haw:
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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2007, 08:38:31 am »
I'm being facetious of course, but that Flay guy does not impress me. His on-air persona at least is kind of superior and unapproachable, however skilled and talented a cook he may be.

Alton Brown, on the other hand, is charismatic, likeable, knowledgeable and self-effacing. His show isn't just entertaining, it's educational.

George Duran? Duran's awesome, too. Good sense of humor, sense of culinary adventure.

Sandra Lee? Tits on a stick. Sorry, but she's so very dull and fake to me, I can't watch her. Good recipes, but that's it.
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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2007, 09:30:55 am »
The only cooking show I managed to watch for more than two minutes was back in Ireland with that "Nigella" chick. Don't ask me what she was cooking, but daaamn... (And btw, worst. name. evah.)
 

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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2007, 09:38:40 am »
Nigella Lawson is quite attractive, yes. Her show is fairly pedestrian, however.

I often wonder how these cooking show hosts live with themselves knowing that they cannot compete with Alton Brown. Are their pillows soaked with tears?
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2007, 10:19:38 am »
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Nigella Lawson is quite attractive, yes. Her show is fairly pedestrian, however.

I often wonder how these cooking show hosts live with themselves knowing that they cannot compete with Alton Brown. Are their pillows soaked with tears?



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