I love the Food Network‘s competition shows.
“Chopped“? It’s great when I don’t mind a slightly higher blood pressure. (For me, it’s stressful to watch. But enjoyable.)
“Food Network Challenge“? Entertaining, but even more so when non-pros take on a challenge.
“Worst Cooks in America“? I’ve only seen a few episodes, but Chef Anne’s voice is sometimes a bit too grating. That said, I have to admit that watching it makes me feel that much better about myself as a cook.
“Iron Chef America“? …best show on the Food Network. Period. My favorite, by far.
That said, Bobby Flay is not my favorite Iron Chef. That said, I don’t have a favorite Iron Chef. But if I did, it wouldn’t be Bobby Flay.
Suffice it to say, it was delicious and boasted a deep, hearty flavor. It was also beyond my tolerance for spiciness. Admittedly, my threshold is fairly low, and Jeff claims he added only half the amount of spices in the recipe.
The recipe also called for a “toasted cumin crema” and “avocado relish,” which Jeff made and said would help cool my palate after some bites of chili.
Well. As a born-and-raised Texan, I don’t want any of that creamy silliness in my chili, spicy or not.
So thank you, Bobby Flay, for publishing an over-spiced recipe and then having the gall to suggest that we should truss it up with creamy silliness.
Here are a few more photos of our Super Bowl menu lineup:
As I post this, the game is at 10:39 in the fourth quarter. I’m not rooting for either team or particularly engaged in the game, but hey — I’m watching for the ads. And so far, the Google ad wins: