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Tuesday, January 29

Danny Boome to the Rescue?

Below is my imaginary conversation with a recent Food Network press release.

Me: Hey, FN... what's going on?

FN: Beginning this March, Food Network’s new darling, Danny Boome, is “on call” responding to the pleas of viewers hoping to overcome personal culinary obstacles with his new series, Rescue Chef.

Me: Wow... way to jump right into it. Cut to the chase, and all.

FN: Premiering Saturday, March 1st at 12pm ET/PT, the half-hour show infuses Food Network’s successful “In the Kitchen” daytime line-up with Boome’s outgoing personality and irresistible appeal.

Me: Wait a second-- outgoing personality and irresistable appeal? Are you sure you're not talking about Tyler Florence. That Food 911 show sounds very similar.

FN: “Danny is a charismatic young chef who will charm viewers with his passion for cooking instruction and his energetic style in the kitchen,” said Bob Tuschman, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production for Food Network. “Rescue Chef speaks to our viewers’ real-life cooking struggles, and Danny averts their kitchen crises with humor and flair.”

Me: Whoa... when did Bob get on the line? And that's kinda weird how you refer to yourself in the third-person, but I'll let it slide. Now you said "Danny," you sure you're not talking about Dave-y? Dave Lieberman perhaps?

FN: From The Big Apple to The Lone Star State, Boome will “rescue” viewers across America from culinary meltdown. Whether Danny’s helping a schoolteacher recreate her wedding’s short ribs recipe for an anniversary dinner or perfecting culinary delights like Grandma’s Mexican enchiladas, crispy southern fried chicken, and authentic Thai food – each episode will guarantee supper success. Danny also encourages recipe risk-tasking with inventive ingredients to give stale meals a fresh twist.

Me: Supper success? Do you mean "super" or is that just another one of those fancy food puns I love?

FN: British-born Danny Boome has traveled throughout North America and Europe exploring his culinary curiosity, hosted several Canadian and English television cooking shows, and served as a chef for high-profile European figures including Paris’ Sultan of Oman. An advocate for educating children, parents, and teachers, Danny runs a successful cooking school and has appeared regularly on several UKTV programs. From semi-professional hockey to au pair, this “Rescue Chef” has explored many trades but always had a passion for cooking.

Me: Ahhhh... British-born. So that's it. Accents = sexy. Perhaps that's what Tyler and Dave were lacking. Send them off to Australia for a few years and then get them on TV.

Men who cook = sexy. Accents * men cooking = food network hit?

What do you think?!?

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At 1/29/2008 3:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is a class A jackass. He must have put on the kneepads in Tuschman's office to get this gig.

I guarantee viewers will come to detest his annoying little fag accent. One reason why you see so many Brits pitching on infomercials. They get your attention by annoying the hell out of you.

Another Lame-O show from these hacks at FN. What a bunch of amateurs.

At 1/29/2008 4:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo, Alec, perhaps you could select a less offensive word to describe his accent....

At 1/29/2008 7:03 PM , Blogger Tablebread said...

ok, ok, OMG, ok (breathing) ROTFLMAO!!!!

You so nailed the FN salesman pitch!!! I was dying!

p.s my comment finally got posted - only took over 20+ hours


At 1/30/2008 8:35 AM , Blogger JordanBaker said...

Dave's cuter, accent or no.

At 1/30/2008 10:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're doing a great parody of an asshole, Alec Smart (alex's real name is undoubtedly something like Orville Dingle Huckabee and he looks like one of the banjo players in Deliverance). Lame-O!

At 1/30/2008 9:37 PM , Blogger Muffy Willowbrook said...

Tyler did this same show a couple of years ago. Great to see FN coming up with new concepts. Tyler is much cuter. I vote for TF.

At 1/30/2008 11:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go FN for coming up with fresh and original material! Is this a case of what's old is new again? If that is the situation, then just put Food 911 back on! I mean it's basically the same thing but probably won't annoy viewers as much as the new show will. Perhaps the powers that be who dreamed up this "new" idea are thinking that because this guy is a Brit that this makes it a new show regardless of the fact that this was pretty much the exact premise for Tyler's old show? Hmmmmmm... Suppose that if you're desperate you'll do just about anything to draw an audience.

By the way, Jacob, this post was hilarious! Totally cracked me up! *laughs*

At 1/31/2008 11:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be interested in how he cooks. If he's a good chef, hopefully FN can get a few shirtless episodes out of him...unlike Dave Lieierman and Tyler Florence who *insist* on wearing clothes despite my letters...

At 2/01/2008 1:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever. I don't care if he has left the Food Network or not; I will always love Dave Lieberman.

At 2/01/2008 4:52 PM , Blogger jacob said...

alec: haven't even seen him, so I can't really account for his accent, yet, and whether or not it's annoying. and, yes, please cut the "f" word if you want to keep commenting.

tablebread: wow... yeah, they must have strict comment enforcement.

jordanbaker: we shall see.

anon: LOL.. Deliverance

muffy: yeah, it's very similar sounding.

clutch: yeah, perhaps they could have just said Danny was the "new" host of Food 911? And glad you liked it!

chris: hahaha... they was an ep of Dave Does where he got down to his boxers.

chris: me too!

At 2/23/2008 11:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could Mr. Boome, or whom I like to call Lieberman v 6.0 with Oliver plug-in, be a sista? More with Danny Boome He makes a small mention about a Broadway star...but then again, he is British. Bleh.

At 3/18/2008 1:59 PM , Blogger Eric said...

Hey Danny, I hope you read these comments! I hope FN reads this. I love the show, I love your sense of humor, I love the sporadic outbursts like "whooo." I have been a Food Network fan from day 1 Good show, awesome and fun teaching, adding a major dash of pizazz to the Network! Why all the negative comments folks? jealousy? Go for it Danny, and maybe some day you can cook in my kitchen here in Southern California, I could use a "Rescue Chef." Sincerely, Eric out west

At 10/03/2008 3:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad call FN. Danny Boome is horrible. His accent = annoying
His efforts to be funny = annoying
Flirting with the women he teaches to cook = annoying

My girlfriend and I can't stand this show.

At 6/14/2009 10:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...



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