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Do you expect CHOW to reimage Hound's ideas?

I feel .... misrepresented,
and ~I~ definitely didn't add much to the many many great ideas.

However, the OP DOES have a CHOW MOD Red Diamond, so we were "warned," I guess.

http://www.chow.com/food-news/150441/...

My comment on the slideshow:
This slide show is not representative of the wonderful suggestions made by so many Hounds.

Chris Ro must love cheese, as 7/10 choices had cheese, and of the remaining 3, one had sour cream.

And that IS NOT the style of kimchi that most people eat, much less put on fries. Where's the heat?

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  1. I rarely look at CHOW. I'd recommend that to others. When I do I'll see a "recipe" that is so un-CH'ish. It's clearly not meant for Chowhounds.

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    1. re: c oliver

      Chowhounds may let other Chowhounds drive drunk, but don't let them go to CHOW.

        1. re: greygarious

          I get what you are trying to say but the drunk driving reference is pretty insensitive (just trying to give you someone else's experience who lost a loved on to a drunk driver)- I don't think jokes like that are cool.

          1. re: enbell

            I personally don't think jokes about being brain dead are cool myself, for the same reason, but I defend your right to tell them.

            1. re: enbell

              Actually, I agree with you completely, and lost a friend in and accident in which both drivers were drunk. Unfortunately, Chowhounds frequently post jokingly about drunken food crawls, hangover foods, and the like. My impression is that this site doesn't frown on drunkenness.

              For those unfamiliar with American public service announcements, there used to be a well-known one that said "friends don't let friends drive drunk" and that's what I was referencing. I guess that was too flip - my apologies.

              1. re: greygarious

                I'm not entirely sure what your (or anyone's, for that matter) problem is with joking about 'drunken food crawls, hangover foods, and the like.'

                We're all adults here, and it's not like people are waxing poetic about getting behind the wheel shit-faced.

                Btw -- context is *everything*.

                1. re: greygarious

                  This just happened so I am likely over-sensitive. Agreed that context is everything and the hounds here mean well. Sorry for tangent :-)

          2. I think it's fair game. Sadly, in this case the person re-imagining Chowhounds' ideas seems not to be a food person, but rather a website content grinder.

                1. re: SnackHappy

                  Second that. I have NO idea what this post is about, even after reading the link.

                  1. re: SnackHappy

                    If you follow the OP's link, you'll see that Chow is creating Feature articles/slide shows from some of our discussions.

                    Some are taking issue with the way it's being done, and/or the results.

                    1. re: mcsheridan

                      Haven't they always done that? I'm betting they 'own' anything that's posted.

                      1. re: c oliver

                        I expect them to use what CH's say... but to make an article promoting "we asked..." and then give only 10 cheesy [in both senses] examples.. that's the irritation for me.

                  2. <<"This slide show is not representative of the wonderful suggestions made by so many Hounds.">>

                    YES!!! and SO very fucking true of so much fucking shit that is put out!!!!!!!!

                    Typical bullshit. I think they call it "journalism" or some lie like that.

                    BLECH!!!!!! BLECH!!!!! BULLSHIT!!!!!!!

                    1. I agree that the slideshow misrepresented the good ideas in the original thread. And those 'from a bag of frozen' fries, burned to boot, looked just awful.

                      I'm not opposed categorically to reimaging but do the idea justice.

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                      1. re: tcamp

                        That (the burned fries) is just laziness in my opinion. Upon burning the fries they could have cooked up another batch.

                        In this day and age of food porn, presented thousands of times a day by skilled amateurs and splashed all over the Web, this makes Chow look beyond amateurish. This is in the realm of "Cake Wrecks." Hmmm - "Fry Wrecks," anyone?

                        http://www.cakewrecks.com/