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SD a "Hotbed" of TV Food Competition Cooking?...Really

So, we've hash and then re-hashed, traversed and then back-tracked up one side of the county and down the other trying to understand what makes SD tick, or fail to tick, as a food/foodie destination, and we've come to no definitive conclusion.

Well, here it is...reality TV

Did you know that according to an article in today's U/T we are a virtual breeding ground for successful contestants on reality TV cooking programs. I'm not so sure we should believe our press, but you read it and decide for yourself - http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/m...

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  1. I stopped reading after this paragraph:

    If you want to cook great food, you need to eat great food. And thanks to our abundance of fresh produce, our growing mania for farm-to-table everything and our bubbling melting pot of international cuisines, San Diego is a pig-out paradise. No matter what side of the plate you’re on.

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    1. re: phee

      I was a charter subscriber to Edible San Diego, a major advocate of the farm-to-table "mania" that's supposedly sweeping our area, and continued to subscribe until I counted the number of times the word "sustainable" was used on each page. Enough already.

      1. re: phee

        Yeah, pig out paradise?...not exactly how I'd describe SD

        1. re: DiningDiva

          Unless you are following where Guy Fieri is pigging out...which I don't. ;D

      2. I don't give much credence to anything that I read in the Daily Manchester. Maybe the person who wrote this article also works for the Chamber of Commerce? A bunch of malarky.

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        1. re: DoctorChow

          Hmmm, Doctor Chow, is "malarky" the right word to use here?

          1. re: Tripeler

            Oh, OK. Maybe not. How about "nonsense"?

              1. re: Tripeler

                Yeah, but I think Malarkey is spelled incorrectly. ;)

              1. The author, Karla Peterson, is a long time Arts and Entertainment writer at the UT. She is not a food writer and to my knowledge never has been. Multi tasking at the UT is now the norm, an obvious cost cutting move by a newspaper trying to survive. I'd take the story with a grain of salt (preferably sea).

                1. "San Diego is home to a passel of big-name chefs". Really??? What a pathetic waste of paper..