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  • HillJ Apr 18, 2013 06:51 AM
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http://tv.esquire.com/shows/knife-fight

The ads are running pretty frequently for this summer. Interested?
http://tv.esquire.com/videos/61861-kn...

Real chefs..cooking in a real kitchen...hosted by a Top Chef winner.

Is this Fight Club for chefs?

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  1. Wearing the Esquire mantle I'm expecting something less theatrical than Chopped/Iron Chef, but if the first episode sucks, I'm done.

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    1. re: ferret

      I liked the fight club vibe from the promo. Looks like a party! Chefs throwndown with each other, invite a bunch of their friends, pass around some fresh kickass food, make some drinks-chances are good I'd rather be there then be teased by tv...but I'm going to give it a shot.

    2. Gentle bump to this quiet thread since Knife Fight on the new Esquire TV is coming soon; Sept 24th.

      http://tv.esquire.com/shows

      1. I decided to bump this thread, since it was the first one to bring this show to my attention...but I couldn't watch it because it wasn't on my cable lineup at the time.

        BUT...we're going all digital in my stitch of the Mitten, and I just got my cable box today - Esquire is one of the channels I now get, and I watched my first couple of episodes of Knife Fight today. I REALLY enjoyed it. Chopped is so self-serious it irritates me - how can you have so much gravitas while assigning people ingredients like "cherry drink"??? - KF hit the right tone for me. Less sob story, more cooking...fewer ridiculous ingredients, more good-natured trash talk amongst contestants. Please tell me it's always like this before I fall deeper into this rabbit-hole...

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        1. re: Wahooty

          No good series. Real chefs. It is fun but also great food.

        2. Season Two starts tonight. "Whole Pig" is the episode title. Tim Love and Mike Isabella.

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          1. re: ennuisans

            Huh. Looks like I *do* get Esquire TV - Channel 160 for my Verizon FiOS cable system. I'm not overly fond of Ilan Hall, but I also saw some guest chefs from (I'm assuming) last season that I'd like to see.

            I'll see if it's available and DVR it to watch on Thursday night.

            1. re: LindaWhit

              They still show the Top Chef reruns but not like they did before, only the last few episodes of each season nowadays. Glad you found the channel, though.

              1. re: ennuisans

                I'm watching "Whole Pig" right now on the Esquire site. I had to enter my Verizon username and password. It's fun so far!

          2. Definitely a good show!
            I know on Comcast the whole last season is currently free on-demand, worth checking out indeed.
            I saw last night with the whole pig and though it was a "whoa, really" perception for myself and the viewers in the episode, once they butchered it, it was great to see!

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            1. re: pie22

              Forgot to DVR it, so I'll have to see if I can find it online or On Demand to watch (as well as the previous season).

              1. re: LindaWhit

                Linda, as I mentioned above, I watched it on the Esquire site with my Verizon fios username and password and like you I'm in the general Boston area. Now hopefully I have all of last season to watch!

                1. re: bear

                  And that'll have to be the way I watch it, bear, as I checked my Verizon FiOS when I got home ^ that night ^ and it's not available with the package I buy.

            2. I watched a marathon of this when I was home sick a few months ago.. It is awesome...It has been going on long before cameras were around and it the production has a kept that very vouryestric feeling so you get a pure sense of love of food and cooking....for the glory alone

              1. I'm on the fence of whether or not I like the show. I think perhaps it's just too many years of knowing that the Food Network shows and Top Chef over hype sappy/emotional story lines - so I can now just tune that out. And to me Knife Fight's aggressive attitude feels the same - that it's a bit put on in the same way that everyone crying about cancer on Chopped feels put on. The difference for me is that I'm not yet used to tuning it out.

                1. This show is mediocre at best. Definitely better than the trash on food network and whatever other networks air food shows (besides PBS). I'm just not a fan of making food into a competition.
                  Food tv is just mostly garbage other than Mind of a Chef, that show is like The Wire of food tv.

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                  1. re: EatFoodGetMoney

                    kife fight and even chopped are close to "real" kitchen games that I have seen played after hours in kitchens where I have staged...

                    1. re: girloftheworld

                      I'll probably watch more episodes if I'm bored just because they at least seem to have some good chefs on it. I at least like that each episode is it's own thing and not part of some big competition. It feels more laid back and real than most shows but the audience chanting and yelling and shit the whole time is nauseating. I get why they chose that format, it's just not what I prefer.

                  2. I'm watching.