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Stupid move, Chow.

I am FURIOUS that you got rid of Supertaster. Done with you, Chow. Ciao

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  1. I'm pissed off too; that was my favorite thing here by far.

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    1. re: steamer

      No idea what it even was, enlighten me please.

      1. re: coll

        I never heard of it either.
        Anyway, things change.

        1. re: coll

          A video pop food blog from Minneapolis. I always looked forward to it.

          1. re: coll

            Simply put, it was the best video series CHOW produced.

        2. Where have you read about getting rid of Supertaster? There are three new videos since the last time I checked a few days ago.

          Rally's Philly sandwich was just downloaded 15 minutes ago


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          1. re: paulj

            He said he got fired on his Facebook page today.

            Dear all,

            I'm very sad to say that Supertaster has been (unexpectedly) cancelled. I have had a total blast with you guys - your comments, suggestions, occasional pep talks, and food fights have been the real highlight of the gig. If you want to stay in touch, I'll be over on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jrnorton23

            Yours in Food,


            1. re: paulj

              He put it on his Twitter feed as well. This makes me very angry.

              1. re: paulj

                The vidoes post to YouTube more timely than here sometimes. The Rally's Philly sandwich was from Wednesday. The other ones were from Monday and last Friday.

              2. WHAT??! I love Supertaster. I joined chowhound because of Supertaster! I have introduced/converted/drawn others to Chowhound because they watched Supertaster and loved it. --I am not sure if he was fired though; he says it was canceled. However, it would be helpful and maybe provide closure if there was more information about why it was canceled.

                1. Sad indeed. There are a few threads about this. So I am not going to comment anymore.

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                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                    I know this is off topic, but I can seem to view the whole board anymore. It won't let me scroll over anything. I've tried logging out and logging back in. Can y'all help?

                    1. re: chloebell

                      Sorry for the late reply. Your best bet is to post at "Site Talk". Can you post there?

                    1. re: segaprophet

                      I noticed on the petition that somebody said they would hate to lose him over olive oil. Did I miss something? Was this cancellation somehow related to an oilve oil review??

                      1. I agree - it doesn't make sense for Chow to get rid of such a great contributor. It seems like they're now racing for the bottom of mediocrity.

                        If you liked Supertaster, go to HeavyTable.com, where you'll find Supertaster's wonderful writer, James Norton. He doesn't do as much on wacky food tasting, but he IS our top expert on Midwestern cheese & beer. Not to mention State Fair food.


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                        1. re: AnneInMpls

                          Thank you.
                          It's now "bookmarked."

                        2. I totally agree. Bad move Chow.com

                          1. I disagree 110%. Smart move and long over due.

                            1. IF he did fired or just that his contract was not renewed the bottom line is: IF it did come as a surprise that means he was not paying attention.

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                              1. re: genoO

                                I have no dog in this fight, but you have no idea what the circumstances were surrounding his departure. You have no basis to make a statement like that.