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Wednesday, March 25

Another Sign Food Net Might Need A Few More Asians on its Roster

If it just had a few Asian cooking shows, Food Network coulda just cast internally. ;-) I guess "delicious dim sum" isn't salary enough for most people.

From Reality Wanted:
Casting Call Information
City: San Francisco
State: CA

New competition show for Food Network is looking for Chinese extras for a segment in a dim sum restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown. All extras will be featured in the shot and will not just be in the general background of the restaurant. Our contestants will interact directly with the tables with these extras. You will be needed from around 11am-2pm on April 8 (Thursday). Speaking Chinese is a bonus. No extra will ever speak aloud in English. No pay but you will be fed delicious dim sum.

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15 Comments:

At 3/25/2009 9:43 AM , Blogger ChristopherM said...

FN desperately needs an Asian cooking show. I have wanted to learn to cook Asian food for ages, but have no idea where to even begin because it is so far out of my personal experience.

 
At 3/25/2009 11:35 AM , Anonymous meg4fancast said...

This is kind of hilarious- "no extra will ever speak aloud in English." Why would you need to write that in the ad? Anyway- just wanted to let you know that Fancast has tons of Food Network content which might be helpful to some of your readers. Check it out- Fancast

 
At 3/25/2009 1:42 PM , Anonymous DewLay No Mo said...

Where can I sign up for dim sum? I like har gow, sui mei, chow fun.. Mmmmm.

 
At 3/25/2009 2:52 PM , Blogger Patty O. said...

Dim sum throwdown?

 
At 3/25/2009 4:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boring...

 
At 3/25/2009 5:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want Asian. Check out Ming Tsai (Blue Pepper) on PBS. Great guy, great recipes and he started a long time ago on FN. He was smart and went to a venue which showcases true talent and info to its audience. For laughs, maybe FN could ask the Neelys or Paula Deen to do a dim sum show. NOT!

 
At 3/25/2009 8:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ You mean Blue Ginger, not Blue Pepper. I like Ming Tsai but I find some of his recipes to be too difficult or tedious for the average home cook.

 
At 3/25/2009 11:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ming's the best! All the REAL FN chefs have ended up on PBS. I guess they're not entertaining enough for FN new "younger" viewers they're going for....

 
At 3/26/2009 9:07 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

***This is kind of hilarious- "no extra will ever speak aloud in English." Why would you need to write that in the ad? ***

In case somebody is not very fluent in English...it might deter them if they knew they would have to speak in Engllish.

You have a strange definition of hilarious.

 
At 3/27/2009 12:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Chinese American I find this somewhat offensive--and I don't often get annoyed by this sort of thing.
So all these Chinese people cant speak English (even if they can) and can only NOT speak or speak in Chinese. Nothing like a bunch of slanted eyed exotic foreigners as good background dressing to a network that otherwise has NO Asian representation. Do we get to wear coolie hats too?

 
At 3/27/2009 6:47 AM , Anonymous Mary said...

"FN desperately needs an Asian cooking show. I have wanted to learn to cook Asian food for ages, but have no idea where to even begin because it is so far out of my personal experience."

Definitely agree!!

 
At 3/27/2009 3:38 PM , Anonymous Marge Twain said...

I watch food network, but they have a serious diversity problem, both in chefs, behind the scenes, and in cuisines offered. I'm As-Am (not Chinese) and this ad is damn offensive. On top of seeking folks to depict a racial stereotype, the only pay is free snack food?

 
At 3/30/2009 1:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

if it keeps them off the road and out from behind the wheel i am all for more of them on TV for sure.

 
At 4/01/2009 2:56 PM , Anonymous Jeff said...

Don't be so sure this isn't a ruse to set up another victim for Throwdown with Bobby Flay.

 
At 4/02/2009 2:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

just don't let them drive anywhere.
pweese.

 

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