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Jul 13, 2011 07:34 AM

Anyone see the new Zimmern episode on Montreal?

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.

    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.


            Still looking if you're wondering, but those chicken foot skin chicharrĂ³ns 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
              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?
                    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...

                        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.


                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.


                    1. re: kpzoo

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

                        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.

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

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