Sunday, May 15, 2005

The Great Bam Bam!

To begin today, this blog is not now, nor will ever be about the Flintstones.

FTS asked me to sit in on an advisory board and as I was responding to it, I had opportunity to think of Emeril.

You know who Emeril is; don't you? Anyone who watches the Food Network must know who Emeril is.

Well, Emeril Lagasse is a well-known chef. He's created a dynasty for himself, if you will, of restaurants. He's got two cooking shows on the Food Network and a pretty cool band. He's a famous chef and I used to love watching his show. Even though his verbal "Bam Bam" (which is what he yells when he sprinkles something into a recipe) bugs the hell out of me; it is his signature, after all. Which is why I call him the Great Bam Bam. Anyway, focus the emphasis here on "I used to love watching his show"... That is, until I tasted his grocery store line of hot sauces.

Kack! he built a dynasty on that???

What has happened to Nawlins???

How in Dog's name does the Big Easy, famous the world over for culinary creations of splendour and glory, give birth to the likes of "BAM!"??? I ask you??? And was it really necessary to add Yellow #5 and Blue # 1 to the Jalapeno sauce??? Yuck.

All I can say is that the only explanation for what is being offered for sale in our grocery stores with the Great Bam Bam's mug on the label is a sad legacy to commercialism. The Great Bam Bam has lost control.

Hmmm, I wonder, if the Great Bam Bam were to make the Jalapeno sauce without the funky glow-in-the-dark colouring; would it sell as well? Would he get more repeat business??? Does he use those colours in his restaurants???

Worse, when WE create our grocery store line, is the Peppermaster going to have to resort to glow-in-the-dark colouring as well??? Man, I hope not.

On that note... For supper tonight, we're having pork chops slathered in Telicherry Black and barbecued, corn (on the cob???) and a fresh tomato salsa -- we've got just enough of that curried pineapple left over to mix in it. Man, I wish Ell was coming for dinner, he'd know just the right wine to serve with it.

Me out.


FTS said...

I don't watch the Food Channel, so I've never seen his show. Watching the food Channel would be torture, since my cooking skills are limited to two minutes on high.

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