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Feb 5, 2008 06:18 AM

Food TV's Rescue Chef-Food 911 Redux [Moved from Home Cooking board]

I just saw a commercial for a new FN show- Rescue Chef with Chef Danny Boome. It appears to be the new and younger Tyler Florence Food 911 with more coquettish women in gorgeous kitchens being saved by yet another hunky guy that cooks.
It's like deja vu all over again!
Can FN get an original idea?

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    1. Is that the hot british guy with the blue eyes that finds them at the grocery store? That show is creeeepy.

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        1. re: southernitalian

          Like dive said, Curtis is Australian for one. I had the privilege to meet him in Sydney and talk with him for a while. He is not at all creepy, but a very humorous, nice and down to earth guy. He also has an excellent and unique cookbook, Cooking with Curtis, and is worth taking a browse.

          1. re: charlottecooks

            I don't think the chef is creepy but the premise of the show could be creepy. Kind of a Food 911 coupled with the worst of Door Knock Dinners. I wish they would show how many doors they would knock on or women they would approach in grocery stores before they get one person so say yes.

            1. re: Phaedrus

              Have you noticed that the newer versions of Take Home Chef don't actually ambush people at the market. Now they have viewers write in who want to plan a surprise party for someone, then Curtis comes to the rescue. He still makes dinner, but less of an ambush. Still a surprise for the person who's the guest of honor.

              I actually kind of miss the grocery ambush. But I guess the show got so popular I imagined all these people clogging the groceries stores in the middle of the day hoping a camera crew would come in!

              1. re: Phaedrus

                Actually... I find him pretty creepy too though.. The immense forced testosterone and the arched eyebrow, could never get over that while watching him cook or talk to the women.

          2. Seems like FN is coming out with a lot of new shows lately. Rescue Chef being one, the Neely show, and maybe a couple of others that I can't remember now. However, what ever happened to all those "next food TV stars" Out of the three only Guy appears to have any air time. I really hate that Jag hedged on his Food TV Star resume, because if he had won, I think he'd have a heck of a good show. I loved his personality and his cooking.

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            1. re: Missi

              I was wondering, also, about the next FNTV stars - is Amy's show even on any more? I haven't managed to catch it even once. And Guy is all over FN - I don't think he's bad, but he's a little over exposed.

              I really like Curtis, I think he'll do well, even if his show doesn't seem to be an original concept.

              1. re: jeanmarieok

                I'm not sure if Amy's show is still on. It used to be on around Noon on Saturday, but I think that's the slot Rescue Chef is taking over. I did catch a couple of her shows and b-o-r-i-n-g about sums it up. I believe the judges told her during the NFNTVS shows that she needed to connect more with the audience. Well, she never connected with me. As I've said before, I loved JAG and if he had just been truthful on his resume, he would have won. His show would have been a much better show than Amy's, IMHO.

              2. re: Missi

                I don't see why they don't just advertising food 911 or bbring back Tyler for it

                1. re: RockSaysThis

                  Because Tyler's put on a couple... always need to have the eye candy looking fresh.

                  1. re: Blueicus

                    Or Tyler doesn't want to sign a new contract giving FN a cut of his merchandising revenues, so FN finds an unknown willing to sign away anything to get on TV and creates a knockoff of their own show.

                    1. re: LabRat

                      Simply because you don't know who someone is doesn't mean that they are "an unknown." Danny Boome is on TV quite a lot in both the UK and Canada.

                      1. re: ccbweb

                        This is Chef Boome's first program to air in the US, so prior to its airing he was a relative unknown in this market. I still stand by my original point that Food Network can negotiate a contract that is better for them with someone who is not well known here and trying to break in to this market than they can with someone who already has widespread name recognition within the market.

                        1. re: LabRat

                          With the elaboration, I'd quite agree.

                  2. re: RockSaysThis

                    I think they should have at least still called it Food 911 but promote it as a remake or something. So odd, Food Network stealing ideas from themselves!

                    1. re: singleguychef

                      But don't get me wrong. I'm still going to watch because that Boone guy does look cute. ;-)

                      1. re: singleguychef

                        What crap... I'm so mad.

                        This stinkin' show is going to be on instead of a new "Barefoot Contessa" this afternoon.

                        Food Network keeps messing with Saturdays. Saturday is one of the few days I watch (Jamie, Nigella and Tyler in the morning, and then new episodes of Ina, Giada and Ellie in the afternoon.)

                        First they added "Simply Delicioso" (crap), then the Neely's (bad) and now this boring, stupid show.

                        I WANT INA BACK!!!!!!!

                        1. re: katiepie

                          Has it aired yet? What if it's not boring and stupid?

                2. Everyone on here is judgmental! It's actually quite a good show; I think the best out of FN's new shows. He seems pretty knowledgeable and it's very in the vein of Food 911. By the way, Tyler has Tyler's Ultimates, he doesn't want to do Food 911 anymore.

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                  1. re: digkv

                    I watched the show this weekend, and I was going to post about what I thought but then I didn't want to be labeled as "judgemental." So I'm just going to say I don't plan on recording it anymore. ;-)

                    1. re: singleguychef

                      No that's not what I'm saying at all singleguy. You have the right to not like it at all; however, many people here were just criticizing the show without having seen it yet. Many are already choosing to hate the show since it follows in the vein of Food 911. I'm not trying to attack anyone's opinion I'm just trying to keep people from judging things they haven't even seen yet.

                      1. re: digkv

                        Better yet... people are hating it before they've seen it just because of the network it's on.

                        1. re: digkv

                          OK, fair enough, digkv. After viewing it, I found that while Danny Boome was pleasant enough, I didn't find anything special or interesting in his approach or technique. It was very straightforward, which made it slightly dull. And it was hard for me to get pass his accent, it was heavy. Is it Australian? Also, I used to like how Food 911 would gather and eat the food afterwards. In this show, they have the participant send in a clip. And while it might be more accurate of whether she's able to successfully reproduce the dish, it all seemed a bit flat and forced.