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Post-Bourdain Food and Travel TV

Post by EMG » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:31 pm

Is there anything worth watching?

Netflix has one called 'Somebody Feed Phil' with someone named Phil Rosenthal who is ooey gooey happy about EVERYTHING and makes this really bizarre bug-eyed expression every time he takes a bite of something, which is about every 43 seconds on his show, so after a while you want to stop watching him eat.

But otherwise the locations and food are mildly interesting, and occasionally he gets really exclusive access to restaurants or venues.

Then towards the end of each show he video chats with his mother and father back in New York or wherever, which is sort of sweet, but also sort of gag inducing.

Is there anything current worth watching?

I wish they'd bring back Fresh Off The Boat (was renamed Huangs World, apparently)

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Post by GLimpet » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:50 pm

Chef's Table on Netflix is nothing like Bourdain.

It's just a series of different episodes getting inside a chef and his/her world, wherever that may be.
So it's restaurant-based rather than presenter-based, and AFAIK no street food tours, but really well done.
I mean, really really well done.

I just watched it for the Ben Shewry episode but it got me hooked.

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Post by EMG » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:51 pm

Oh yes, Chef's table is fantastic, but I've watched them all. Including Chef's Table France.

Mind of a Chef is also great.

Might check out a few of the YouTubeers.

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Post by Usher73 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:58 am

I watch Bourdain reruns if I don't remember seeing them before.

Man Fire Food is 1/2 hour of a guy visiting 2 or 3 grill/smoker places in the US per show. No travel, all cook and taste.

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Post by Moethebartender » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:13 pm

I've watched a few episodes of that David Chang series that I think you'd mentioned on another thread. It's pretty dire really, especially for travel related TV.
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Post by VinceFoster » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:18 pm

I’m going to guess that

a) the best content of this nature is going to be found on a platform like youtube

b) you’re going to have to sift through lots of garbage to find it
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Post by EMG » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:20 pm

Moethebartender wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:13 pm
I've watched a few episodes of that David Chang series that I think you'd mentioned on another thread. It's pretty dire really, especially for travel related TV.
Hah. I liked it!

But I can see how not everyone would.

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Post by EMG » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:21 pm

VinceFoster wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:18 pm
I’m going to guess that

a) the best content of this nature is going to be found on a platform like youtube

b) you’re going to have to sift through lots of garbage to find it
Unfortunately probably true.

Zimmerman's Bizarre World was pretty watchable, despite Zimmerman being the host. But nothing currently running has grabbed my attention.

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Post by Moethebartender » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:05 pm

EMG wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:20 pm
Moethebartender wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:13 pm
I've watched a few episodes of that David Chang series that I think you'd mentioned on another thread. It's pretty dire really, especially for travel related TV.
Hah. I liked it!

But I can see how not everyone would.
Heh, I meant the travel TV scene generally, not Chang's show, actually! I did like the first couple of episodes, but haven't gotten around to watching more of it. I think VF is probably right about youtube. I can take Zimmern in limited doses, but man, those are shoes that he's never going to fill...
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Post by BeatRaven » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:33 pm

Food Ranger on Youtube. Like a less effusive Mark Weins. I watched all of his segments.

His gimmick: He identifies every ingredient that goes in the Sesame Noodles. In his greatest episode, he eats 4 versions of Sesame Noodles.

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Post by Lime_Pickle » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:21 pm

Rick Stein - I'd start with Seafood Odyssey. He's awkward and uncool and unsneering and apolitical and you can't imagine him snorting coke off a hooker's arse. But I've never wanted to cook/travel/eat more, after watching his shows.
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Re: Post-Bourdain Food and Travel TV

Post by cuchulainn » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:36 pm

I watch Buzzfeed's "Worth It" because it's recorded in 4K and most of the restaurants featured are in Los Angeles. I can live without the cutesy homoeroticism.

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Re: Post-Bourdain Food and Travel TV

Post by shilgia » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:41 pm

Queer Eye's cooking guy?

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Sorry, just kidding. He's terrible.

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Re: Post-Bourdain Food and Travel TV

Post by rezuar » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:49 pm

I love Fred Chesneau.
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