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Knife Fight on Esquire TV

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I'm surprised nobody's commented on this show. Yes, it's yet *another* cooking competition and, from what I can tell so far, incredibly LA-centered.

That said, it does without the cheese & camp of ICA, supplies quality ingredients as opposed to Chopped, and the judges don't mince their words (pun intended).

It seems a bit heavy on the hipster cred, but I suppose that's a given these days.

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  1. I'm bummed you didn't see my original post.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/898794

    I guess that's what comes of adding a tv show OP to FM&N too soon before debut.

    I loved it!

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    1. re: HillJ

      Ah, yes. Neither the show nor the channel was on my radar in April.

      I enjoy it, too.

    2. lingua or Hill, do you know if there are full episodes online? I can only find clips. Looks interesting.

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      1. re: bear

        I don't, sorry. Have you tried the Esquire (channel) website?

        1. re: linguafood

          Thanks. Yes, I guess I'll just have to look around and be patient. Who knows, it may end up on hulu or on the Esquire site after it's been out for a while.

        2. re: bear

          http://tv.esquire.com/now

          bear, only thru Esquire TV if you have cable access already and want to watch on PC. Full episodes are up thru the site, but they aren't free free.

          But if you open a free Side Reel account you can watch:

          http://www.sidereel.com/knife_fight

          1. re: HillJ

            Thanks, HillJ! I appreciate the info and will check out the options. I'll report back if I find something workable.

            1. re: bear

              Appreciate it, bear.

        3. I've seen the ads and thought maybe. But the recent ads make it seem like some sort of fight club hipster insanity. I am not sure I'll watch unless people say I have to check it out. I'm getting a little over watching people who "believe their own press".

          1. i started recording this show last week. i really like it a lot. WAY more than chopped due to lack of (totally) ridiculous ingredients. IMO its the best of the non-series cooking shows out there right now (because top chef is still the best overall)