“Burger Kitchen” on Kitchen Nightmares exposed?

(Disclaimer: This blog does not make accusations. These are only mere opinions backed by sources. The ultimate goal is to let the reader decide for themselves apart from exercising the right to free speech.  All sources get links and/or credit).

3/2/12 UPDATE UPDATE: According to Yelp, Burger Kitchen is now CLOSED: http://www.yelp.com/biz/burger-kitchen-los-angeles

Curious about how much the Burger Kitchen menu changed after Chef Ramsay’s visit? Well didn’t change for too long: http://burgerkitchenla.com/

So on Fridays I set my DVR to record one of my favorite shows starring one of my favorite people. Kitchen Nightmares USA with one of my ultimate crushes: Chef Gordon Ramsay. A girl, a TV show, my crush Ramsay and what I perceive something not quite right.

Gordon Ramsay went to Los Angeles based  “Burger Kitchen” restaurant, a supposed haven of gourmet burgers. Gordon, however, was less than impressed. Upon meeting the owners you find that already the father, Australian immigrant Alan Saffron says that Yelp killed the business. Now what is Yelp? An online community of restaurants and business listings, along with customer reviews. Here the owner says that there is a conspiracy against his business. Alan also unashamedly told Gordon that he opened the restaurant by basically taking his son’s inheritance money, which added up to $250,000. The inheritance money from Alan’s father who also left Alan the same amount. Now, I will go back to the grandfather later because he plays an important role. Note that, Alan says that he had no money to open the business and therefore took his son’s $250K in inheritance money, discrepancy #1? Later on the mother says “over 250,000 dollars”  “”inherited some money”. “about 250k”. Hmm we shall see.

The family is miserable and their drama is worse than that of a soap opera on TV. The executive chef “David Blaine” has a big mouth problem and while he is entertaining to watch fight back, you have to wonder why in the world is he even working for these people? f you don’t like the owners you can leave, you know. Also this chef says he is the victim of the family’s scapegoating which he seems to be right about yet he allows raw meat to be served? The chef is not a major character compared to the Saffrons.

Back to the family. Here are the problems. The father, Alan Saffron opened a restaurant., his son unwillingly dragged into it. 16 months later the restaurant is not doing good and they are in debt. “Yelp” has a conspiracy against the Saffrons by supposedly erasing the good reviews and keeping the bad ones. Let’s take a look at Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/burger-kitchen-los-angeles?sort_by=rating_desc&start=240

Please note that Yelp users accuse the Saffrons  to giving themselves good reviews and angrily reply to the negative reviews patrons leave.

Guess they are implying that Yelp is “blackmailing” into making them pay money in order to allow good reviews to  show…an accusation against Yelp. No word yet from Yelp on that one.

Later on Gordon reviews their burgers as terrible. The family gets in a huge confrontation with the chef who claims he’s working for free and is not allowed to do his own recipes. Gordon meets the son who expressed how he was dragged into the business since his father took his money to start it. Then you meet the drama between the family, yelling, the mother walks out, the chef verbally attacks the wife, threatens the son, all of which culminates in the chef being fired. Him demanding his paycheck and the family worried how they will afford to get $1,000 dollars for the paycheck. The father plugs his book, the book he wrote about his father who “backstabbed” him.  Then the show ends to next week

All this left me with a bad taste. Now, I love Gordon Ramsay but I started to suspect something fishy going on and personally I felt that some parts seemed kind of staged. So that’s when I decided to do a little research.

The Strange Discrepancies:

After the show, I was thinking that this must be the worst family in the world. A family that got a break from an inheritance and yet all is gone to hell in bickering, attacks and the family is in debt loosing thousands.

But overall there is a recurring theme of Alan’s father aka Daniel’s grandfather…the man who the Saffrons received an inheritance from. The man who Alan wrote the book about, that he plugs in the show and gives to Gordon as a gift. Alan tells Gordon that his father did not want him to leave Australia and instead stay to help run the business but Alan refused and left. Why is it so important that they keep mentioning him?

Turns out the show left out telling the viewers that the Saffron grandaddy was notorious Australian “crime boss” Abe Saffron, owner of strip clubs, “brothels” accused of bribery, suspected of being involved in a prominent murder in Australia (which he was never charged with) .  Abe Saffron also known as “Mr. Sin”. I don’t know if all that is true but I have to say after reading Abe Saffron’s story on Wikipedia, I rather like him as an interesting figure. Here’s a video on Abe Saffron from youtube.  A story of his passing. And on this one, you can see Burger Kitchen owner Alan making an appearance at 0:11

Here is the younger Alan with his father Abe

Picture courtesy of: http://www.theage.com.au/national/saffrons-son-spills-beans-on-nielsen-killing-20080726-3ler.html

We cannot blame the son for the “sins” of the father but what an interesting man Abe Saffron was! Whatever Abe did, however, is not relevant here.

If you Google Abe Saffron, you will find a series of articles about him and his family. In them you will find that the actual inheritance for all of the Saffron grandchildren was actually $1,000,000 million Australian dollars each.  Which would convert to (1,000,000 Assie Dollars = 1,036,930 USD) that is $1,036,930.00 million US dollars.  A cool million minus taxes, a far cry from the supposed $250,000 that the Saffrons told Gordon that Daniel and Alan got. In fact, the articles mention that all of Alan’s 5 kids (not just Daniel) are said to have received 1 million from grandpa Saffron. And as for Alan, news stories report that he actually received $500,000 dollars…also considerably more than the 250k he told Gordon about. One article mentioned that he cried when he found out his father left him so little money.  Was the different amount a deliberate omission of the truth? We cannot make the accusation because we don’t know the family’s side of the story. First keep in mind that the exchange rate may be off because the inheritance occurred around 2006 or 2007. We could not be sure what the exchange rate was at that time. Perhaps most of the money was lost to taxes, lawyer fees, court fees. Maybe they are getting the full million later, maybe it’s a settlement to be received in sections, maybe most of the money ran out and they only had 250k. Maybe they just omitted it from the show.

And here are the sources:

These are new reports from October:

Saffron Son Battles Executors over Inheritance  (by K McClymont)

Son Alan is After Abe Saffron’s Millions   (by V Carson)

This reveals how Abe Saffron left most of his money to his out of wedlock daughter and mistress. Alan says “I don’t think somebody born of my father’s mistress and her children should be beneficiaries,” well considering that Alan also accuses Abe of breaking into his home in the past …. that might reveal a strained relationship in which the father wasn’t too interested in leaving Alan a bigger amount. It is also interesting to see determined looking Alan Saffron dressed up in what appears to be a suit and tie. A contrast from his regular poor dad look from the Kitchen Nightmare show ; where Alan seems to portray a clueless, calm and somewhat goofy character.

The this article: http://www.smh.com.au/national/mr-sins-family-goes-to-court-as-more-millions-emerge-20110123-1a18q.html?from=age_ft  (K McClymont)

Here Alan, who looks sick due to a stroke says that he should get more money because he had a stroke and could not work. If Mr. Saffron had a stroke then I am sorry to heard this. This was 6-7 months before Gordon Ramsay went to Burger Kitchen to see Alan Saffron working in the restaurant. But no one mentioned  to Gordon how he’s too sick to work.

The article continues: “The will stated that his father had already provided financial support to his son’s family and business during his lifetime. The crime boss also stipulated that if Alan contested the will he was to receive nothing.

And then the article quotes Alan as saying  “‘I am the only legitimate heir” as if this was a battle over the right of succession or something.

Cool Update 1/8/13: This article is a gem: http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/lawsuit-over-1m-saffron-bequest/2007/07/07/1183351516617.html
In this article, one can see the battle the Saffron family had to put up a court fight to receive the inheritance they said they were promised. If so, we can add lawyer fees to the list of items that might have depleted their inheritance. And here, the will executors allegedly had to repay the Saffroms 1 million from the estate of Abe Saffron: http://m.smh.com.au/nsw/saffron-executors-to-repay-1m-taken-from-estate-20120910-25oia.html
However, not the full amount of the inheritance which went to Abe Saffron’s daughter.

Daniel Dragged Into The Business? Maybe…Maybe Not

- The story about how Daniel never wanted to be involved in the business and got his $250k taken away by his father (which forced him to work at the restaurant). But why Daniel’s money? Considering that all of Alan’s children got their own inheritance not just Daniel. Also while Daniel says he never wanted to be part of it, this article claims that Alan and Daniel had planned to go into the burger business for a long time: http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2010/04/burger-kitchen-review-los-angeles-ca.html (D Gambuto. Seriouseats.com) Here is the screenshot:

What? Alan owned a steakhouse in Australia? That’s interesting considering that in the show, Daniel said he asked why would they open a restaurant since they know nothing about the restaurant business. Oh and there’s the “had notions of teaming up on a restaurant project for years” So basically this article says that Alan and Daniel planned on opening a restaurant.

And another question…if Daniel did not want to go into the business, how do you explain his reply on the website above? Take a look at the comments section and check out “Daniel’s” rebuttal to the review, by someone who replied under the name “Daniel Saffron”:

My dad and I poured our lives into this. If this fails, we fail, and it’s as simple as that. We don’t have any investors, just us. This isn’t a concept to make quick cash, this is something we want to do, and have a passion for.

Here is the screenshot:

“This is something WE WANT TO DO“. They key word is WANT TO, compare that to a crying Daniel on Kitchen Nightmares complaining about his money stolen and forced to work on Burger Kitchen against his will.

Who knows. Maybe the son was pushed into the business and now defends it like a good son. Maybe the father/son team actually planned this together but told Gordon otherwise.

Parts That Seemed Staged

Parts of the show seem staged. When Gordon visits Daniel, Daniel shows him a piece of paper that his father gave him as a business partner. He says it’s a worthless piece of paper and rips it up in front of Gordon.  So this paper is so “worthless” that he kept it all this time for 16 whole months. But just now that the cameras are rolling with Gordon, Daniel just decided to finally rip it up….in front of the cameras…for a reality TV show.
The part where the family is trying to figure out how they will afford to give the chef $1,000 for his last paycheck.  Then I got to wonder if the chef might have just been going along with the family. After all, who really works “in the spirit of getting paid” like Alan says. So they want me to believe that since the chef started working at this place he has not been paid at all! And yet when he demands his final paycheck it’s only a mere $1,000?  How long was he working there then, a week two weeks? Because the is the average pay of an executive chef in Los Angeles is this: http://www.indeed.com/salary?q1=Executive+Chef&l1=Los+Angeles. About $53,000 a year. Probably less if you work for the Saffrons. But it’s only $1,000.  Let’s say that an executive chef at the Saffron’s made minimum wage, it would have been over 3 weeks for him to be owed $1,000. So I should believe that from 1 to 3 half weeks, this man has been terrorized by the Saffrons, not being able to do his own recipes, grown to loathe and bully them. All in 1 to 3 weeks, huh.

 When the family is giving them his check and they all wonder how they will pay for it. Well, they’re not on Kitchen Nightmares for free! I’m pretty sure the guests get paid a certain amount, so the chef’s $1,000 check is the least of their worries. Also it doesn’t seem like the Saffrons are too worried about discounting any social security tax, tax withholding, medicare tax.. Nothing, so they basically paid him under the table on national TV :p

Maybe it’s was a publicity stunt to plug the dad’s book on national television. I mean if you look at the episode you just wonder how much of it could have been staged by the family. I don’t know how much of Gordon’s team knew about it but there is a possibility that they just interviewed this dysfunctional family and thought that they would make a good episode drama material. Since these shows do cast people before choosing on a candidates for the episodes. But the bickering, the discrepancies and then plugging the book just makes you wonder… if maybe this is a show-business family. But then you have this article:  Saffron’s son spills beans on Nielsen killing (L Carty http://www.theage.com.au)

In this article, Alan Saffron is described as a Los Angeles agent. A far cry from a struggling burger restaurant owner who has family drama.

Saffron jnr – a Los Angeles-based agent – is in Australia to launch his book, Gentle Satan,

Now, Mr Saffron is touting his family story as a film or television series.
Screenshots here:

A film or television series! BOOM there you have it!! All the bickering, all the drama, all the my father took my money, the we’re in debt, we don’t have enough money to pay the chef.  All of it on national television. An effort to have a film or television series? And how likely would it be if maybe the Saffrons put on their best act to get the attention of the Kitchen Nightmares show producers to appear on national television. To gain interest in the book, to get some publicity. Why plug the book then? Was it in hopes that a show producer watching TV would say “wow I’d love to make a show about this family, like Keeping up With the Saffrons“.

Although I will quote from Alan’s own LinkedIn profile (which I wont link to profiles but got a screenshot of it) he does write:

Wrote a best selling book, Gentle Satan, published by Penguin Books, Australia
My current goal is to continue talent management with a select few clients and to expand my restaurant into a small chain.
Finally turn my best selling book in to a movie.

And Gordon Ramsay’s show is the tool by which this could happen perhaps? Though I doubt it because this family has repulsed most of the Kitchen Nightmare audience. Of course, no one ever mentions to Gordon how the dad of the burger joint has a side venue of managing Hollywood talent. Quite the contrary, Mr Saffron seems quite immersed in the restaurant business full time. He is listed as either president or agent of some talent management companies and one of his clients is Tobin Bell, whom I just realized is the guy from Saw so that’s one positive thing. http://www.celebmagnet.com/2010/11/saw-3d-tobin-bell-jigsaw-box-office.html (P Michelle).

Overall you have to wonder… were the omissions on purpose? Did the family try to portray itself one way in order to gain the interest of the show, to be on national television and bring some publicity for themselves? Plugging the book and then realizing that the father wants to make a movie out of it. The inheritance amount, the drama. You be the judge.

I am, in a way tempted to try this place but I cannot support it considering that in my opinion it is very likely that the family reached out to Gordon for publicity and attention rather than to receive real help. Just my opinion. Also, the one time I made it to LA I opted for Kosher meals.  Although I must admit that Burger Kitchen is highly praised for its extensive beer collection, which is fantastic. Too bad I live very far away from this place. I wish them the best in their restaurant venue. Also, I do not have a personal vendetta against this family.

I have heard that a fellow blogger was accused of attacking the Saffrons because they are Jewish and that they take to responding angrily when anyone post anything negative about them. Well, can’t accuse me of being an anti-semite since I am semitic of Sephardic Jewish origin (hence my SuperJew blogger tittle). I am merely pointing some things that did not seem to match.  I  am extremely disappointed if I wait to see my favorite Gordon Ramsay show and find what I perceive to be a group of people who could have used him and his show for their own hidden agenda of self-promotion rather than being a poor family reaching out for to Gordon for honest help.

It seems, also that since 2010 when the restaurant opened, the family had Gordon Ramsay in mind, going back to Daniel’s rebuttal where he states:

Not everyone in the world is as rich or powerful as wolfgang puck or chef ramses.

No not everyone can be like “chef ramses” but at least you can audition to get into his show and plug the book that can become a movie, right?

Best of luck to the family and hopefully their business will improve from the Kitchen Nightmare experience. It is quite possible that there have been positive changes and it is up to the people of Los Angeles to go check it out for themselves. Also kudos on the beer collection that everyone raves about. As for Kitchen Nightmares and Gordon Ramsay, I love them and this is not intended to be against them at all. I believe that Gordon and his staff honestly had good intentions in trying to help what they believed to be a poor family and their restaurant. But you have to wonder, how much help did the Saffrons really need?

If anyone is interested in the book, check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Satan-Father-Abe-Saffron/dp/071810496X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320573033&sr=8-1

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150 Responses to “Burger Kitchen” on Kitchen Nightmares exposed?

  1. Juice says:

    This is the first episode I have looked up to see what happened after. I must say that Alan made me want to grab a mallet and smack him over the head. If it really is Alan posting on here, Alan I hope your son hits you on the head with a mallet, and then his jittery cracked out girlfriend hits your wife with a mallet, and then her heart beats like a hummingbirds and explodes. I do enjoy this blog and the comments

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  2. ian says:

    Hi Millie

    Love he blog and your great comments. Is that really you in the picture.
    Think ramsey is awesome nutcase!, i would personally be scared to go and this when there kitchens full of knives

    ian

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    • Me says:

      Hi Ian, thanks so much. No, the picture is of 1940s actress Gene Tierney, who was a great beauty in her time. I hope you are having a nice weekend.

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  3. Nina says:

    So glad to have found this post! I’m sure it’s not the first KN episode to be rife with secrets and lies, but I found what you uncovered to be truly illuminating. It’ll be a long time before I accept any show at face value again – even those staring the magnificent Chef Ramses! (So let it be written, so let it be done.) Reality is an adjective that should be applied to television shows like most other genres titles and should not be mistaken for actual reality. Cause I’m pretty sure ol’ Danny would have out up a legal fight over his stolen 250k – especially in LA.

    Your writing rocks. Thanks for the insight!

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    • Mermie says:

      Just watched this episode… Was literally thinking that the whole time (why didn’t he take him to court)!!

      There are a few episodes that seem kind of staged to me on kitchen nightmares.. But this by far has been the sketchiest looking one. I’m glad I found this article!

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  4. ciaran healy says:

    Guys there was far too much emotion in that episode for there NOT to be a huge element of truth in it. The lines separating business life and homelife, family life etc, get blurred far too easily and anyone who has ever been in the situation of working in a family business, I’m pretty sure, will attest to that. They will certainly know how delicate the balance is. My heart went out to Daniel, having to deal with a difficult man such as his father, no matter what his background is or was, a son will, in most cases, be loyal to a parent and unfortunately that sometimes allows a parent to ride roughshot over the feelings and logic of a person, simply because they are thought of as being ‘only’ offspring. I wish that establishment well and specifically Daniel.
    Good blooging by the way though! Keep up the good work.
    Best regards,
    Ciaran
    Ireland

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  5. ciaran healy says:

    Blogging……not blooging!……my bad

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  6. Skyler Anable says:

    Daniel didn’t say he got 250K. Just that 250K was taken by his father, Alan. At one point in the episode you hear his mother saying he has 160K in the bank. That’s 410K So I guess he had blown the rest of it on stupid crap.

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  7. BUBBA says:

    STAGED?? WHAT?? NO WAY, JOSE. LOL-LOL.

    OF COURSE IT’S STAGED HONEY. ALL OF THESE SHOWS, AND MOST EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON TV, IS ALL STAGED AND TOTALLY FAKE, ACTED, SCRIPTED, ETC….. DIDN’T YOU KNOW THAT? MAYBE THAT’S WHY THIS SHOW, AS WELL AS OTHERS, IS OFF THE AIR NOW.

    PEOPLE WILL ONLY TOLERATE ANNOYING, IRRITATING, STUPID, AND FAKE SHOWS FOR SO LONG. I DON’T THINK THE MORONS AT THE FOOD NETWORK, COOKING CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, SPIKE, ETC., GOT THAT MEMO/MESSAGE THOUGH, BECAUSE THEY ARE STILL PRODUCING FAKE SHOWS WITH FAKE FRAUDS ON THEM. LOL.

    ACTUALLY, ALL THESE TRAVEL-BASED SHOWS THEY DO WHERE THEY VISIT THESE RESTAURANTS, KIND OF LIKE KITCHEN NIGHTMARES, ARE ACTUALLY REALLY NOTHING BUT “GLORIFIED” INFO-COMMERCIALS YOU’RE WATCHING. THESE RESTAURANTS, MANY OF THEM FAILING, ARE DESPERATE FOR BUSINESS, SO THEY CONTACT THE FOOD NETWORK, FOOD CHANNEL,TRAVEL CHANNEL, SPIKE, ETC., WHO ARE ALL OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE SAME PRODUCTION GROUP, AND PAY THEM TO COME OUT TO THEIR EATERY/BAR, FOR THE PUBLICITY ASPECT AND MONEY TO REMODEL. THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT. YOU ARE WATCHING NOTHING BUT “GLORIFIED” INFO-COMMERCIALS.

    WHAT PISSES ME OFF BIG TIME IS THE FACT THAT THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE THE DECENCY TO POST ALL THE RECIPES, INGREDIENTS, BRAND OF INGREDIENTS, WHERE THEY GET THOSE INGREDIENTS, CHEF TIPS AND TRICKS AND SECRETS THEY LEARN IN CULINARY SCHOOL (IF THEY ARE A REAL CHEF, WHICH THEY HARDLY USE ANYMORE), AND EVERYTHING ELSE THE VIEWERS REALLY WANT TO KNOW AND GET THE INFORMATION ABOUT. I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY HATE THAT. THAT IS THE SOLE REASON I EVEN BOTHERED TO WATCH. NOW I DON’T EVEN BOTHER SINCE THEY DON’T DO IT.

    I WATCHED THESE CHANNELS FROM THE VERY FIRST MOMENT THEY AIRED ON TV, AND THEY USED TO HAVE PRETTY GOOD COOKING SHOWS ON THEN, ONE’S THAT HAD SOME REALLY GOOD CHEFS AND COOKS AND RECIPES ON THEM, BUT NOT NOW.

    THESE COOKING AND TRAVEL CHANNELS COULD HAVE A LOT MORE GREAT CHEFS ON THEIR CHANNELS TOO, BUT THEY ONLY HAD A FEW. I DON’T KNOW WHY, UNLESS IT WAS A JEALOUSY THING, BUT I SAY TOO BAD. THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE AT ALL. I ALSO NOTICED THAT SOME OF THE CHEFS, SUCH AS BOBBY FLAY, MARIO BATALI, AND OTHERS WOULD NOT COOK REALLY GREAT RECIPES ON THEIR NORMAL COOKING SHOWS EITHER. 98% OF THE TIME THEY WOULD ONLY COOK THEIR REALLY GOOD CULINARY RECIPES ON SHOWS WHERE THE FOOD NETWORK PEOPLE WOULD NOT POST THOSE SAME RECIPES ON THEIR WEBSITE.

    I WOULD WATCH THEM ON SHOWS LIKE CHOPPED, IRON CHEF, AND OTHER VENUES AND THEY WOULD MAKE REALLY YUMMY, DELICIOUS, AND GREAT LOOKING RECIPES, BUT THE FOOD NETWORK PEOPLE WOULD NOT POST THEM ON THEIR WEBSITE.

    ABOUT THE ONLY CHEFS WHO MADE GOOD RECIPES THAT ACTUALLY GOT POSTED WAS ALTON, ANN, TYLER, ROBERT IRVINE, AND EMERILE LAGASSE, BUT EVEN SOME OF THE REALLY GOOD ONES WERE RESTRICTED AND NOT POSTED ON THE WEBSITE, WHICH I HATED. THAT REALLY USED TO ANGER AND IRK ME, BIG TIME. THAT IS THE ONLY REASON I USED TO BOTHER TO WATCH, IN ORDER TO GET THE CREATIVE, UNIQUE, EXPERT, SECRET, FABULOUS, AMAZING, GREAT, AND DELICIOUS RECIPES, AND ALL THE INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THEM. SINCE THEY WOULD NOT DO THAT, I QUIT WATCHING. THEN THEY STARTED PULLING WHAT FEW GOOD CHEFS THEY HAD, OFF OF THEIR COOKING SHOWS AND PUTTING THEM ON UTTERLY RETARDED GAME SHOWS. A TOTAL WASTE OF THEIR TIME AND EXPERTISE, AS WELL AS THE VIEWERS. WHAT A COMPLETE WASTE!!

    NOTICE THEY DON’T POST THE RECIPES FOR ALL THE REALLY EXCELLENT FOOD YOU SEE BEING MADE ON ALL THESE TRAVEL-BASED SHOWS AND SHOWS LIKE CHOPPED OR IRON CHEF; THE SHOWS THAT HAVE/USE ALL THE REAL CHEFS ON THEM, NOT THE FAKE COOKS??

    ALL THE FOOD NETWORK GENERALLY POSTS ON THEIR WEBSITE IS ALL THE SAME OLD, LAME, BORING, TIRED, CRAPPY RECYCLED RECIPES AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. I CAN’T STAND THEIR SHOWS ANY MORE. THEY ARE ALL STUPID GAME SHOWS GEARED FOR IDIOTS.

    WHAT THEY REALLY NEED TO DO IS FIRE ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE NOW AND GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING AND MAKE IT EVEN BETTER, BECAUSE THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY RUINED THESE CHANNELS AND THE SHOWS ON THEM, WHICH IS WHY THEY HAVE VIRTUALLY NO VIEWERS ANYMORE.

    NOTICE HOW THEY DON’T POST ANY OF THE REAL CHEFS RECIPES THAT THEY MAKE IN THEIR OWN RESTAURANTS, THE REALLY GOOD ONES THAT PEOPLE WANT, WHICH ARE THE RESTAURANT QUALITY RECIPES?? LOL.

    THEY RECENTLY BROUGHT IN AN EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT CHEF A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO, NAMED TOM KERRIDGE AND MOST OF THE THINGS HE MAKES ARE INCREDIBLE, REAL COMFORT AND DELICIOUS RECIPES/FOOD THAT PEOPLE WANT. BUT HE SHOULD DO EVEN MORE.

    I DON’T LIKE WHEN CHEFS START MAKING CRAP THAT PEOPLE DON’T NEED, WANT, OR WOULD EVER MAKE EITHER, LIKE TONS OF FISH RECIPES WE CAN ALREADY GET ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET. I HATE THAT WHEN THEY HAVE PEOPLE ON THESE SHOWS WASTING THEIR VIEWERS TIME MAKING COMMON RECIPES THAT WE CAN ALREADY GET BY THE HUNDREDS ON THE INTERNET!! JEEZ, NO MORE FISH RECIPES, PLEASE!! IT’S BULLSHIT. NOW I ADHORE, CRAVE, AND LOVE BATTERED FRIED FISH, AND COULD EAT IT EVERY DAY. SO WHY DON’T THEY EVER MAKE REAL BATTERED FRIED FISH LIKE THE KIND YOU GET IN RESTAURANTS?? I WANT THOSE RECIPES FOR THE BATTER AND INSTRUCTIONS ON THE RIGHT WAY TO MAKE THEM.

    I WANT TO KNOW THE RECIPES THEY MAKE IN RESTAURANTS, PUBS, ETC., THAT I CAN RECREATE AT HOME, SUCH AS PIZZA, PRETZELS, ENCHILADA’S WITH RANCHERA SAUCE, FRIED RICE, SWEET & SOUR CHICKEN, BBQ PORK, BBQ RIBS, CRAB CAKES, MAC & CHEESE, HONEY WALNUT SHRIMP, BANG-BANG SHRIMP, PASTA FAJOLE SOUP, FETTUCINI ALFREDO, PUB BURGERS, EGG ROLLS, BAJA/ENSENADA FISH TACOS, OR ANY OF THE OTHER DISHES/ENTREES YOU GET IN A RESTAURANT THAT DO NOT TASTE LIKE ANYTHING SOLD IN/AT GROCERY STORES AND/OR MADE AT HOME. AT LEAST NOT IN MY HOME ANYWAY.

    THERE IS SOMETHING DRASTICALLY, SIGNIFICANTLY, INCREDIBLY, AND TRULY DIFFERENT, AND SO MUCH BETTER TASTING, ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS AND FOOD/DISHES YOU GET IN A GREAT RESTAURANT, DELI, PIZZERIA, PUB, TAVERN, STEAKHOUSE, SPECIALTY PLACE, ETC., THEN THE INGREDIENTS AND FOOD/DISHES YOU GET/MAKE AT HOME.

    THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO KNOW SO I CAN MAKE, RECREATE, AND REPLICATE THESE TYPES OF FOODS/DISHES/ENTREES AT HOME. IF I HAD THE WAY, MEANS, TIME, TRANSPORTATION, AND THE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IT COSTS EACH YEAR TO ENROLL IN CULINARY SCHOOL, I WOULD, BUT I DON’T/CAN’T. ALSO, ALL THE CULINARY SCHOOLS ARE FAR AWAY, AS EVERYONE WELL KNOWS. I LOVE ABOUT 900 MILES TO THE NEAREST CULINARY SCHOOL, SO HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GET THERE?

    I WANT ALL THOSE SECRET RESTAURANT QUALITY RECIPES THAT THEY MAKE IN RESTAURANTS, AND I WANT TO KNOW WHAT ALL THE INGREDIENTS ARE THEY USE IN THEM, WHERE THEY GET THEM, HOW TO COOK THEM, THE COOKING METHOD/PROCESS, HOW TO ASSEMBLE THEM, THE EQUIPMENT THEY USE, AND EVERYTHING ELSE A PERSON NEEDS TO KNOW IN ORDER TO RECREATE AND REPLICATE THEM. THESE RESTAURANTS CHARGE AN ARM AND LEG FOR THEIR FOOD/DISHES NOW AND THEN GIVE YOU TEENY TINY PORTIONS. IT’S BULLSHIT, ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT!! I AM NOT ABOUT TO BE FLEECED JUST TO DINE OUT. THAT IS RIDICULOUS. IF WE COULD AFFORD THEM WE WOULD EAT OUT, BUT WE CANT. SO I WANT TO BE ABLE TO RECREATE THEM AT HOME.

    ANYWAY, I HIGHLY DOUBT TOM KERRIDGE IS GOING TO BE AROUND LONG, AS THE REALLY GOOD CHEFS HAVE A WAY OF SLOWLY DISAPPEARING ON THESE FOOD CHANNELS. THEY DON’T KEEP THE REALLY GOOD CHEFS OR COOKS AROUND VERY LONG AT ALL, WHICH IS SAD, LUDICROUS, ABSURD, AND STUPID ON THEIR PART.

    NOW THEY ARE TURNING INTO AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CHANNELS, JUST LIKE ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, AND ALL THE OTHER LIBERAL IDIOT CHANNELS LIKE THEM. UGH!!! WE QUIT WATCHING THOSE TV SHOWS, THE MOVIES, AND THE NO-TALENT HACKS IN THEM, LONG AGO. WE CAN’T STAND THEM, OR MOVIES, OR THE PEOPLE IN THEM. MAYBE THAT’S WHY THE INDUSTRY HAS BEEN GOING DOWN THE TOILET A SUPER SONIC SPEED FOR A WHILE NOW. MAYBE THEY SHOULD’VE DONE SOME RESEARCH TO FIND OUT WHO THEIR AUDIENCE WAS AND WHO WAS NOT. LOL-LOL. MAYBE THAT WOULD HAVE HELPED THE IDIOTS IN LA-LA LAND, WHO SHOULD ALL BE FIRED TOO!! LOL.

    THIS LOOKS LIKE A REALLY GOOD, WELL WRITTEN ARTICLE, BUT IT’S FAR TOO MUCH READING AND TIME INVOLVED, AND I DON’T HAVE TIME TO DO SO, BECAUSE I JUST SPENT A ENTIRE HOUR WRITING THIS COMMENT. SO I CAN’T COMMENT ON IT, ONLY TO SAY I HATED THESE PEOPLE AND THIS EPISODE.

    EVEN THOUGH THE RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED, I DID WRITE A COMMENT ON THEIR YELP PAGE AND POSTED IT A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO. SO YOU CAN GO THERE AND READ IT IF YOU LIKE. IT SHOULD BE POSTED ALREADY, UNLESS YELP MYSTERIOUS REMOVED IT, WHICH TENDS TO HAPPEN PERIODICALLY WITH THEM, NOT TO MENTION ALL THE PEOPLE THEY PAY TO WRITE GLOWING REVIEWS AND COMMENTS FOR REALLY AWFUL RESTAURANTS. LOL-LOL-LOL-LOL-LOL!!!

    BYE-BYE.

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  8. borster says:

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  9. flyg till stockholm says:

    Touche. Solid arguments. Keep up the amazing effort.

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  10. Tig Byson says:

    I am a porno troll my email is tigolbittiesonline@yahoo.com who is obsessed with women’s boobs and I don’t like reading silly long blogs but end up trolling them anyways with my opinions.

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    • It really is hard to take an obvious troll with a boob obsession seriously. This blog is just that…a blog. Not a news article, not The Washington Post, not the New York Times etc, so I Do take liberties with the information and comments trolls decide to leave on my comments, which no one asked them to. While, I do get people who disagree post to me, they at least can write like normal polite people to post their disagreement and can start a constructive conversation rather than post like boob man insulting troll comments that really, no one can take seriously.

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  11. funnyasaheartattack says:

    LOL I’m reading this 3 years after the original airing of this episode (on the Thursday all day marathons of Kitchen Nightmares on BBC America. Actually, it’s on daily but on Thursdays its on around the clock) Great blog & still informative as I was fascinated by this family’s wacko dynamic. Thanks!

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