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Aug 3, 2011 06:31 PM

Ludo Just Bites :(

Watching Ludo Bites America, and I think they should rename it Big Whiny French Manbaby Chef.

I'm a little astounded at how utterly unadaptable the man is, or at least how much bitching and moaning he has to do before he decides to adapt. And is there any dish he makes that he doesn't name after himself?

Won't be watching again.

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  1. I like the show.

    Ludo runs from adorable to insane more than once every episode. But he doesn't seem like it's an act. He's just... French.

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    1. re: Diana_mn

      LOL. But Eric Ripert doesn't act like a big waababy... :P

    2. Just discovered the show this week, with the Mobile episode. He reminds me a lot of a performance artist I know, but I find his wife incredibly attractive (kind of like a hipster cross between Elizabeth Banks and Leslie Mann), so I may tune back in.

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      1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

        I think his wife Anchors him some what. He is very talented and unlike others (Gordon Ramsay who I like on non American TV) is not playing it up. I just think some artistic people regardless of the medium are a bit nuts.

        1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

          Why did folks in Mobile not have "accents"?

          I like that they seems to be trying to help the restraints out, and learn about the local eats.

          1. re: Shrinkrap

            "I like that they seems to be trying to help the restraints out, and learn about the local eats."


            I like that they seem to be trying to help the restaurants out, and learn about the local eats.

            1. re: Shrinkrap

              That's what I thought. :) But I'm the same way. My own typos make my skin crawl. Others', not so much!

        2. I think the show is great. Ludo is hilarious and the show is a refreshing concept. I love it!

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          1. re: josey124

            Me too. He bitches and curses a lot, but it's all in the cause of putting out great food.

            I liked the Raleigh NC episode where he did the whole hog. Especially the pig ear dish since he got stuck with that on TC Masters and had a hard time selling it to Angelenos.

            1. re: josey124

              Love it here too - there's a ton of heart to the show as well as amazing food and great support for small local places. Can't wait for season two - atm this is the best food show around.

              1. re: josey124

                I think he's charming and French and the show is fun. I also love the way his wife deals with his craziness.

                1. re: chicgail

                  I totally agree, fun show, love the way Ludo and his wife interact. And you can tell so much of it is tongue in cheek...even when he is "expressing himself", you can see a twinkle in his eye. I hope they do a second season!

              2. I've been watching bunch of episodes of this all afternoon, and I gotta say that I disagree with you completely. I think Ludo adapts quite well, particularly given the less than 5 star kitchens he is dealing with. And I think his rants are pretty funny.

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                1. re: roxlet

                  Yeah, my feelings are opposite from the OP as well. It's a pretty entertaining show, and I think Ludo is likeable. Some of the proprieters shock me, though, that they aren't willing to play along for ONE NIGHT. Particularly the amazingly annoying, insincere and generaly dislikable girl from the Redondo beach episode.

                  My non-cooking husband was the one who hit "record series" on the Tivo, so I guess it has wide entertainment appeal.

                2. What network is this show on? I remember him from Top Chef Masters; he seemed to be a prima donna, but could be entertaining

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                  1. re: LulusMom

                    It's on the Sundance Channel. Here's a link to the show's website: