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Jun 30, 2010 09:32 PM

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Oh this was the cutest one I have seen, these ladies were so kind and sweet and Bobby was just as gracious to them. I really liked this one, especially since one of the judges was the guy from America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country. The one that tests equipment.

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    1. re: amyzan

      i think the OP is talking about a Throwdown with Bobby Flay.

        1. re: dolly52

          The point was the OP made no reference as to what show she was talking about in the subject line or in her post. So for those that may be unfamiliar with Throwdown, they would not get what she was talking about.

          1. re: roro1831

            Oh thank you, I must be spending to much time on these boards, new right away.

            1. re: dolly52

              Heck, I thought the post was going to be a recipe...

              1. re: ChinoWayne

                i thought the same - either a recipe or a troubleshooting or "where to find?" request.

        2. re: goodhealthgourmet

          This could be a game "Guess the food TV show." You guessed it in one post.:)

          1. re: chowser

            Thank you for the humor chowser, I needed that.

      1. yes cute indeed, they were a couple of characters.

        Anyone else think that 'my trusted assistants Stephanie and Miriam' could do with a little makeover? They are not exactly camera ready and I would love to see them spruced up a bit.

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        1. re: smartie

          I think they look ok, maybe a little sprucing up would help but I don't think it will help him win

          1. re: dolly52

            The producers have also tilted the scoring on the judging to make harder for Flay to win. If Flay went all Iron Chef and kept on beating all the challengers at their own dishes, I don't think the audience could root for that- they'd see him as a big bully, this professional chef, coming in and taking down these mom and pop owners.

            That's why on Pineapple, one of the judging criteria was tradition. And, a restaurant chef like Flay will almost always lose those points because he'll almost tweak those dishes. Its not the first time I noticed that the judging criteria were skewed to favor the contestants to a certain degree.