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Just an offhand comment... re: Iron Chef America

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I'm just catching an Iron Chef marathon on Food Network Canada and although I understand that most people can't locate Canada on a map, tucked all the way down there I thought it was particularly interesting that one of the challengers (Guy Rubino) was described as coming from his hometown of Ontario, Canada. Guess that means The French Laundry is located in the town of California, USA.

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  1. Can't tell a state from a province without a map, eh?

    1. Maybe they didn't want to go into detail about his personal life.

      I guess "blame canada" holds true in your perception of your neighbors/training partners. Nice!

      1. meh, as long as i don't have to locate one of the dakotas on a map, i'll let americans confuse our cities and provinces... (no offense to anyone one from the Dakotas...)

        I mean, i agree that a researched show like Iron Chef shouldn't be excused this error, but if we're just talking regular folk, it's not an issue to me. I'm OK with a person not being able to locate my home town or province on a map, so long as they're ok with the same.

        Us canucks need to get over this constant need of finding validation through our neighbours to the south. If they had an Italian chef competing and stated s/he was from Lazio rather than Rome, would i be upset? nope.

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        1. re: marcopolo

          I know as well as anyone that Canadians are just as ignorant about things in the south as Americans are about things in the north... and though I know nobody's perfect I found that error somewhat glaring and sort of a continuation of the trend that the FN isn't doing things as carefully as it could.

          1. re: Blueicus

            "I found that error somewhat glaring and sort of a continuation of the trend that the FN isn't doing things as carefully as it could."

            ah... well, then... i'm in total agreement with you there :)

        2. Why would a Canadian province name themselves after a small city in California???

          1. Ah FN's 'crack' research team strikes again. These are the same people who brought you Robert Irivne and 'The JAG'.