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Anyone see the new Zimmern episode on Montreal?

  • porker Jul 13, 2011 07:34 AM

I thought it was entertaining, although the kitchen bitch seemed over her head. On the basis of the episode alone, I know I'd want to visit Montreal.
Did I imagine it, or did Zimmern call Montreal the "regional capitol of Quebec?"

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  1. I wish I knew what you are talking about ????

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    1. re: Maximilien

      Yeah, bizarly enough, not everyone knows who Andrew Zimmern is.

      http://blog.travelchannel.com/bizarre...

    2. Certainly made seal meat look like a viable option.

      1. Yes, and yes. Looks like reservations at DNA will get harder to obtain.

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        1. re: wattacetti

          Also wonder if theres any connection to a certain someone searching for cockscombs in MTL? - hehe.

          1. re: porker

            No, actually the two are unrelated. I've been waiting to make my cockscomb dish since seeing a photo of one on Ideas in Food almost 4 years ago. Waiting not for the cockscombs themselves, but to have people who would be adventurous enough to try them.

            http://blog.ideasinfood.com/ideas_in_...

            Still looking if you're wondering, but those chicken foot skin chicharróns are starting to look like a mighty fine plan B. I'll leave the nails on.

            1. re: wattacetti

              It might have been an old Bizarre (or maybe Bourdain in Japan?) episode where I saw someone eating chicken breast bone cartiladge yakitori style, something like this
              http://www.flickr.com/photos/mvo168/5...
              have been wanting to try ever since.

              Those cockscombs look good, better than DNA's dessert version.
              Wonder if anyone eats turkey wattle (not the urban dictionary version)?

              1. re: porker

                Yes, that was Bourdain in Japan.

                1. re: porker

                  I've done the breast bone cartilage on a skewer thing; you can't have just one. DNA's cockscomb dessert is probably influenced by Chris Cosentino and his rice pudding.

                  I think that the wattle is going to be harder to find than the cockscomb.

                  1. re: wattacetti

                    Do you mean
                    like a potato chip - its so tasty, you can't just have one?
                    or
                    you buy a whole chicken, de-bone, remove the single breast bone gristle, skewer, start a lump-charcoal fire, grill, eat, then realize for this much work, its stupid, so you can't have just one?

                    I haven't really looked, but where would you find these pieces? Chinatown? Japanese grocery?

                    1. re: porker

                      Like a potato chip, it's tasty that you can't have just one (if you're at a place that does them well), but also in the sense that you don't want to prep the chicken yourself because it's a freaking lot of work to have just one.

                      You do need to like the texture though.

                      If you buy a case of chicken carcasses (butcher, Asian grocers), you might be able to get enough of them to have a little party and still have bones left over for stock.

                      1. re: wattacetti

                        Kazu sometimes has it - they run out quickly...

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                        Kazu
                        1862 Sainte-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3H 1M1, CA

                    2. re: wattacetti

                      Ever since I was a kid, I'd eat all of the cartilage off every piece chicken I encountered, and consider it a waste to leave any cartilage behind. Nowadays, I regularly eat the breast bone cartilage if I encounter it, but that picture of the cartilage done yakitori style makes it look positively appealing!

            2. I chose to watch Gordon Ramsey's Vietnam adventure on BBC-America instead, but I caught some of it during commercial breaks. Not so sure I'm up for seal meat, but the maple snow-pops looked like fun. Strange part was that Ramsey was eating a lot of things that would normally be on Zimmern's show and vice-versa (I'm thinking F-Word, not Hell's Kitchen).

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              1. re: Sloth

                I take it the only people that watched it have access to the US Travel Channel? It will probably play here in a few years unfortunately.

                Here's a post from a few months ago when he was filming in town.

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/770648

                1. re: ios94

                  You can "evaluate" episodes too if you can't wait.

                  1. re: ios94

                    "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" is shown in Canada on the Travel & Escape Channel - same one that broadcasts No Reservations here. Bell, Videotron, and others offer it.

                    http://www.travelandescape.ca/Showpag...

                    1. re: kpzoo

                      Yeah, but they're way behind in airing the newest episodes(from I suspect).

                      1. re: BLM

                        Oh, I see what you mean...

                        1. re: BLM

                          Correct, all they do at Travel & Escape is loop repeat episodes of No Reservations. It's been 3 years that I've been watching the same re-runs from the first couple of seasons. I believe they do the same with Bizzare Foods.

                          1. re: ios94

                            I think the No Reservations 'Montreal' episode finally aired on Travel & Escape 2-3 years after it was shot in Montreal.

                            1. re: BLM

                              You can see it on youtube.

                  2. So the episode has aired in the States already?

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                    1. re: BLM

                      http://www.watchseries-online.com/201...

                      1. re: kpaxonite

                        Thanks.

                    2. The "top 5 moments" from his Montreal show can be watched here:

                      http://www.travelchannel.com/Video/to...

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                      1. re: kpzoo

                        If you can watch Divx or Xvid avi's, go to The Pirate Bay and do a video search for Bizarre Foods. It's season 6, episode 22. Watched it last night. Terrific.

                        1. re: Haggisboy

                          I posted a link immediately above this post with about 50 links to various sites....( in response to BLM)