Monday, December 03, 2007

Food Fight, Results of Bout 2


And the winner is...Alton Brown!

In our second showdown between Food Network celebrity chefs, the host of Good Eats gave a good beating to the Ace of Cakes, Duff Goodman. Voters gave Brown an 8-4 edge in the poll. My analysis is that the sight of Alton riding a motorcycle on his series, Feasting on Asphalt, telegraphed a toughness that was simply too much for Duff to overcome.

That moves Alton into the first quarterfinal match against Paula Deen. That should be a good one.

In the meantime, we've got unfinished business in round one. Our next match pits the queen of Italian cuisine, Giada De Laurentis, against Semi-Homemade's Sandra Lee.

The one thing I've always noticed about Giada is that she has the fattest fingers I've ever seen on a small woman. That could suggest a tightly packed mass of muscles under the skin that Sandra should watch out for. Or it could just mean that all that pasta settles in her fingertips. Sandra, while lithe, is likely to throw just about anything into the fight, just as she does in her recipes. If I were Giada, I'd watch out for anvils, horseshoes, ketchup bottles and who knows what else.

This is a quick one - only two more days to vote - so pick your favorite now!

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