My heart is broken,
my hopes are dashed,
my Sundays bleak.
Bryan Caswell will not be the next Iron Chef.
Which means he will not be filling my screen on Sunday nights.
He who " looks like a linebacker but cooks like a ballerina".
He who looks really, really fine.
makes really fine food?
Not, buffet food.
Fine food. An up and coming Food and Wine 2009 spotlighted chef. Recognized for his cooking, not his looks. Really.
An honest to God handsome, talented chef.
The man has charm.
The man has a great smile.
The man has respect for his fellow chefs.
The man has passion for his food.
The man has a desire to prepare and provide an awesome experience for those who eat his food.
The man has a James Beard Foundation Award.
I don't intend to sound critical but if I were judge Donatella, this vision in chefs whites would not have been the one out the door. I don't know that I believe an Iron Chef should excel in cupcake arranging or buffet lines.
I understand Chef Caswell is well respected for his fine Gulf Coastal seafoods. His fine Texas Que. His fine balancing of flavors . Flavors ingeniously balanced like a fine ballet. We all know ballerinas are amazing atheletes so to me a linebacker- ballerina- chef sounds very Iron Chefish. What were they thinking ???????
Chef Bryan has hair, no visible tatoos or piercings , speaks well and serves up that fine smile along with those exquisitely nuanced victuals. Now, because a panel of judges have no sense, this Sunday night vision is lost. Lost!!!! To millions of woman who have spent Sundays in service to God, in service to the traditional Sunday dinner expectations, in service to those who cannot emerge from the sofa whilst never ending football is broadcast. Those women who finally by 9pm get to take a seat and enjoy the present of a fine looking man rippling those muscles under his chefs coat in order to flip a heavy skillet of yummms with a
quick perfection. Forfeit the pleasures of watching this fine man-chef herd succulent meats around the flames until perfection is achieved? Did those judges not appreciate how beautifully his offerings were presented? Cinderellas prince could not have served up the glass slipper with any more grace or style.
It's outrageous! Do those judges not see us panting for his food?
Maybe we should take a branding iron to those judges?
There should be some just punishment for a panel of judges who
would callously dash the fantasies of millions of women !
Is there a better fantasy than a fine looking, sweet talking,
easy going, gifted chef serving up charm and dinner?
Not at my house.
Not any day of the week.
Never On Sunday