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Stupid move, Chow.

itibrout Aug 22, 2013 04:09 PM

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

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  1. steamer RE: itibrout Aug 22, 2013 04:15 PM

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

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      coll RE: steamer Aug 22, 2013 04:30 PM

      No idea what it even was, enlighten me please.

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        The Professor RE: coll Aug 22, 2013 05:18 PM

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

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          steamer RE: coll Aug 24, 2013 05:45 AM

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

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            segaprophet RE: coll Aug 24, 2013 09:30 PM

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

        2. paulj RE: itibrout Aug 22, 2013 04:56 PM

          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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            Samalicious RE: paulj Aug 22, 2013 05:05 PM

            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,


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              Jambie RE: paulj Aug 22, 2013 05:07 PM

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

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                Science Chick RE: paulj Aug 23, 2013 07:12 AM

                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. GraceW RE: itibrout Aug 22, 2013 05:12 PM

                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. Chemicalkinetics RE: itibrout Aug 22, 2013 05:16 PM

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

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                    chloebell RE: Chemicalkinetics Aug 23, 2013 06:12 AM

                    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?

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                      Chemicalkinetics RE: chloebell Aug 23, 2013 06:05 PM

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

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                        carolinadawg RE: Chemicalkinetics Aug 23, 2013 06:25 PM

                        This IS Site Talk.

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                          Chemicalkinetics RE: carolinadawg Aug 23, 2013 07:38 PM

                          Ha ha ha. Thanks for the correction.

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                    segaprophet RE: itibrout Aug 23, 2013 04:45 PM

                    Everyone spread this petition to bring Supertaster back!


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                      Jambie RE: segaprophet Aug 23, 2013 06:32 PM

                      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??

                    2. enbell RE: itibrout Aug 23, 2013 07:51 PM

                      Wow, just wow :(

                      1. AnneInMpls RE: itibrout Aug 24, 2013 10:13 PM

                        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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                          Td61 RE: AnneInMpls Aug 25, 2013 04:44 AM

                          Thank you.
                          It's now "bookmarked."

                        2. Delhiwala RE: itibrout Aug 25, 2013 03:52 PM

                          I totally agree. Bad move Chow.com

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                            genoO RE: itibrout Aug 25, 2013 04:22 PM

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

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                              genoO RE: itibrout Aug 25, 2013 04:28 PM

                              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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                                carolinadawg RE: genoO Aug 25, 2013 05:42 PM

                                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.

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                                  chuckwagoncookie RE: carolinadawg Aug 26, 2013 11:49 AM

                                  Mean people are just mean.

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