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Feb 3, 2009 08:36 PM

'Taste This' TV show with Chef Joe Ciminera.

I've seen it on WNYE in New York. Is this show for real? Can anyone be this bad????

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  1. I watch it here in CA and am simply gobsmacked!!! He lost me on the salmon finished w/ melted vanilla ice cream. And, yet, like a grisly car wreck, I morbidly watch. Adam

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    1. re: adamshoe

      Whaaaaaaa'??? Salmon finished with ice cream?

      I had to search this guy out: "Chef Ciminera's wacky inventions include; Italian Sushi, Italian Wonton, Asian Cannoli, and the famous,"Braised Short Rib and Monkfish Roulade", "Wild Scottish Hare with Cassoulet", "Trio of Blinis at the Circus", and "Casserole of Bronzini with a classic Sartu".

      Looks like he's had 90 episodes so far!

      1. re: LindaWhit

        In the episode I watched yesterday, he reheated chicken & beef tamales - still in the husk- in a nonstick pan, topped with cheese and a 'simple reduction' of celery & heavy cream. For dessert he combined egg yolks, cinnamon, sugar and ice cream, placed it in the freezer to 'set up' then topped it with sugar and made it creme brulee style. It has to be a joke, and like adamshoe said it is like a train wreck that you have to watch.

        Now while I'm positive that the show is a joke, his resume is pretty impressive.

        The opening of the show is hilarious as well, when his partenr sets his sweater on fire over a portable stove.

    2. So I'm trying to get a loaf of bread from the sole Italian style bakery in town and behind me walks in Chef Joseph Ciminera with his young daughter. He asks for a chocolate horn or something like it and a large cookie for the girl. The voice sounds familiar so I turn to look and it took me a moment and I asked if he is indeed Chef Joseph Ciminera. He wasn't impressed that someone actually recognized him, he said yes. I wished him "All the best, chef" and I took my bread and left.

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