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Aug 20, 2012 07:29 AM

Chopped Grill Masters Finale (spolier)

It was simply just good television. All of the finalists were likeable. Couldn't believe that Amanda actually cried at having to chop Kent. But I think that shows how much the chefs were also just good people.

Ernest deserved the win. But Kent deserves a show. Call it Chuckwagon or something like that. If the network has room for Pioneer Woman, they can give Kent a show.

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    1. But Kent deserves a show. Call it Chuckwagon or something like that. If the network has room for Pioneer Woman, they can give Kent a show.

      I'd still like to see Madison Cowan get a show (he of the Chopped Champions fame).

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Madison's had a show and has more coming. Can't get enough of him.

        1. re: TrishUntrapped

          On Food Network?

          I know he's been a contestant on Iron Chef America, and has been one of the 3 chefs on No Kitchen Required but that's not a Food Network show.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            His Chopped stint brought him to the attention of American audiences in 2010, but he's been in the show business since 2004.
            "Madison Cowan LLC, a global culinary production company that oversees operations in licensing and consulting, cookery demonstration, television production and mobile clandestine dining that has reached throughout Africa, Europe, Japan and South America"

            1. re: ipsedixit

              I wasn't limiting my response to FN shows.

              However, he was on Extreme Chef on the FN... Plus, I follow him on Facebook and he said he has something for TV in the works.

              1. re: TrishUntrapped

                Speaking of Extreme Chef there's a new season on FN. It's curious that their judges are Simon Majumdar (familiar from ICA and Next ICA), and Mykel Hawke, a survival expert from Discovery Channel. Hawke doesn't really say much (at least not on the 1st episode). I think his wife would have been a better judge.

              2. re: ipsedixit

                No Kitchen Required was fun to watch, with almost no practical application to normal food preparation. it barely used the talents of the host, who is one of the smartest and accomplished out of all those cooking show interlocutors.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  didn't Madison win ICA at least once?

                  1. re: libgirl2

                    I believe it was as part of a team.

                    1. re: Shrinkrap

                      According to the Wiki ICA episodes page Madison competed against Chef Garces, in battle kale. "His sous chefs were fellow Chopped competitor Lance Nitahara and Chopped judge Amanda Freitag" Score was 53-48.

                      1. re: paulj

                        Beating Iron Chef Garces is sort of like taking your sister to the prom.

                          1. re: paulj

                            Just seems to me that Garces loses every other time I see him compete.

                            1. re: ipsedixit

                              Near the bottom of the Wiki ICA episodes page there are the statistics. Garces has 66% win rate, about in the middle for the Iron Chefs. He has at least one 'perfect score'.


              in this Throwdown video, Kent's hat does not look nearly as beat up as on Chopped. Do you think he 'dressed down' for the latest show?

              1. I loved this series and the finale.....what a bunch of great guys. I wanted them all to win (and that never

                I would love to see Kent get a show.

                1. I finally watched the finale today. Chef Kent needs a show. The gems that roll off that cowboy's tongue are precious!
                  The man knows food. He's the real deal.
                  F*ck Food Network Star and their silly hoops. Your star is here!

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                  1. re: monavano

                    >>>The man knows food.<<<

                    Except for all the things he says he's never seen before, which apparently include mostly anything that doesn't come from a cow or a potato. The count is now up to four things across two episodes, I think.

                    But he is great and I'd rather watch him than most any of the other dunces they have on the air.