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Chopped Grill Masters Finale (spolier)

Brad Ballinger Aug 20, 2012 07:29 AM

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. ipsedixit Aug 20, 2012 11:09 AM

      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
        TrishUntrapped Aug 20, 2012 11:54 AM

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

        1. re: TrishUntrapped
          ipsedixit Aug 20, 2012 12:07 PM

          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
            paulj Aug 20, 2012 04:10 PM

            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
              TrishUntrapped Aug 20, 2012 04:15 PM

              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
                paulj Aug 20, 2012 04:36 PM

                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
                moto Aug 20, 2012 04:47 PM

                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
                  libgirl2 Aug 20, 2012 06:36 PM

                  didn't Madison win ICA at least once?

                  1. re: libgirl2
                    Shrinkrap Aug 20, 2012 07:10 PM

                    I believe it was as part of a team.

                    1. re: Shrinkrap
                      paulj Aug 20, 2012 09:58 PM

                      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
                        ipsedixit Aug 20, 2012 10:00 PM

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

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                          paulj Aug 20, 2012 10:27 PM


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                            ipsedixit Aug 20, 2012 10:37 PM

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

                            1. re: ipsedixit
                              paulj Aug 20, 2012 10:42 PM

                              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'.

            2. paulj Aug 20, 2012 04:11 PM


              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?

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                Janet from Richmond Aug 22, 2012 08:03 AM

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

                I would love to see Kent get a show.

                1. monavano Aug 25, 2012 02:02 PM

                  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
                    acgold7 Aug 25, 2012 04:43 PM

                    >>>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.

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                    Jemcur Sep 3, 2012 03:31 PM

                    I thought that the show was called "grill masters" ,Ernest didn't grill anything on his dessert? So you can win grill masters and not grill anything? Makes no since to me!

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                      Septmorn Sep 12, 2012 05:59 PM

                      Just watched finale on "on demand". Most emotional cooking show I have ever watched. Judges made the right decision, but Kent should have a show! Please, Food Network, do something for this guy!

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                        qimb100 Jun 5, 2013 12:08 PM

                        Please give kent his own show we love him pleasssse.
                        He's a winner

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