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Around the World in 80 Plates with Chefs Curtis Stone and Cat Cora


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I wonder why anyone has not posted on this show. Only two episodes have aired, and it's pretty fun to watch, as it is an Amazing Race meets Survivor meets Top Chef type of show.

Twelve chefs compete (I think most of them are from Chicago, oddly) in two teams around the world, completing obstacles to obtain the coveted exceptional ingredient, and then compete in a cooking challenge. The weakest player is then voted off by the losing team.

It can get a little Real Housewives-like drama, and the cooking, well, it's not as pretty as Top Chef, but there are some folks worth watching, such as the contestant from Table Fifty-Two and the contestant from Graham Eliot Bistro. Right now, it's kind of how Top Chef and TC Desserts started out - quite not organized, but I think this is worth keeping an eye on for future seasons, if it takes off, especially due to the travel aspect.

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Interesting that Cat Cora seems to have jumped ship over to Bravo from the Food Network's Iron Chef. I'd read speculation that she was leaving Iron Chef in order to avoid frequent travel to New York, which took her away from her home and kids in Calif. too much. A travelling around the world show sort of belies that. I wonder what really happened.

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Interesting that Cat Cora seems to have jumped ship over to Bravo from the Food Network's Iron Chef. I'd read speculation that she was leaving Iron Chef in order to avoid frequent travel to New York, which took her away from her home and kids in Calif. too much. A travelling around the world show sort of belies that. I wonder what really happened.

Could it be that she and Bobby Flay are Iron Chefs like you and I are brain surgeons?

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Interesting that Cat Cora seems to have jumped ship over to Bravo from the Food Network's Iron Chef. I'd read speculation that she was leaving Iron Chef in order to avoid frequent travel to New York, which took her away from her home and kids in Calif. too much. A travelling around the world show sort of belies that. I wonder what really happened.

I don't know the details of her taking time off of Iron Chef, but I am pretty sure that they filmed this show in a matter of weeks, as opposed to constant back and forth to NYC for Iron Chef, so maybe that is why she is able to pull it off? It is not like she says more than 10 words per episode anyway.

The concept for this show is great, but I am still iffy on the execution. I hate drama in these shows, which is why some seasons of Top Chef suck while others are awesome, so that has gotten to me thus far. I think that it would be much better if the judges voted off people as opposed to the contestants.

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