Saturday, April 18, 2009
Reviewing The Reviewers
The Andelman brothers of PHANTOM GOURMET.
Like others I enjoy watching the Boston TV food shows, of which there are only two. The first is so roundly criticised that it is difficult to find any redeeming quality. I have to agree. I have watched the show, attended their events and even met the Andelman brothers but the PHANTOM GOURMET and all of it's crap is nothing but disappointing. I mean, come on. Do you really think heaping plates of cold onion rings on your cheap set and your phony broadcasting voices make anyone want to watch? I sincerely apologize to any of the lowest common denominators who watch but it is what it is.
Billy Costa of TV DINER
TV DINER, on the other hand, at least does real reviews, has some great chefs on and visits actual restaurants. I have to admit I click the remote when they do segments on eyeglass shops and gym visits (this is a food show-stay focused) but overall the show is WAY more foodie centric.
Billy Costa of NECN's TV DINER on location.
When you realize that Julia Child, the original master of food TV did all of her work right here it is really a shame that we are accepting anything less. When will Boston do another really informative and interesting show of quality that can appeal to everyone?