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Hell's Kitchen ?

So I was cleaning up tonight and I needed some background noise, so I flipped on the TV, and Hell's Kitchen was on. The first assignment was to serve the main guy (I don't watch this normally, I don't know the guy's name) their signature dish. If you were on Hell's Kitchen, what would you cook as your signature dish?

PS: None of their dishes looked very good.

LOL-My mom asked me that EXACT same question.  She kidded me: "I bet you would open up a pack of Weetabix and a box of soy milk" (My favorite food  ::))

I think I'd make a dessert of some kind...like Chocolate cups with Raspberry and Chocolate mousses.

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let me guess it was all fancy cuts of meat? 
the thing i most often cook for people is some form of squash with some form of starch.  last night i made dinner for a friend and i and it was grilled zucchini in scratch marinara over polenta
sometimes it's summer squash, string beans and home-baked lemon basil tofu pasta (it's REALLY good, my omni bf freaked over it)
and in the fall, chunks of butternut squash with crimini and shitake mushrooms, used to make it with chicken broth and butter, now i guess it will be veggie broth and olive oil... we'll see how it turns out

basically, nothing as fancy as what the tv people make, but anything can be the best meal of your life when you serve it with the right wine

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I'd serve tofu-ricotta stuffed shells or a spinach pizza that I make.

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potato salad, bar b q ribs and deviled tofu!  mmm i love my deviled tofu.  and typical american cookout foods.

and in addition.  i think that show looks ... eek.  i want to say terrible.  but its just that the host seems so unneccessairily mean.

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The host's name is Gordon Ramsey....i love him...he's such an a**hole. 

I don't know what I'd make...probably some hot and spicy oriental stirfry with crispy tofu.  Or maybe a raw pecan pie. 

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I've never seen the show.
But I still know what I would cook. Chana Masala with lots of heat and spices.
Okay, maybe I would make it just so I could eat it myself.  ;)

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ha, i was watching that as i painted a bedroom and thought-- ohh, this would be fun to do veggie style! quail eggs of all things... YUCK!!

but i thought about it... no idea what i would make. prob a tofu dish because i love the 'fu!

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The host's name is Gordon Ramsey....i love him...he's such an a**hole. 

I don't know what I'd make...probably some hot and spicy oriental stirfry with crispy tofu.  Or maybe a raw pecan pie. 

I love Gordon Ramsey too and am very attracted to him.  Might be the accent!  His other show is fun to watch as well.  He goes to a struggling restaurant for a week and tries to help them make a profit.

Nothing I make would impress him!  Probably just give him some cut up fruit or a tofurky slice sandwich with tomato and avocado.  Bet that would impress him.  NOT!!!! :-)

P.S.  I also love Curtis from Take Home Chef! 

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I love Gordon Ramsey too and am very attracted to him.  Might be the accent!  His other show is fun to watch as well.  He goes to a struggling restaurant for a week and tries to help them make a profit.

Nothing I make would impress him!  Probably just give him some cut up fruit or a tofurky slice sandwich with tomato and avocado.  Bet that would impress him.  NOT!!!! :-)

P.S.  I also love Curtis from Take Home Chef! 

I love his other show too!  Although I'd never eat in any of those restaurants.  I'd be too scared from what I saw in their tv episode. 

Curtis from Take Home Chef could cook for me anytime!!!  I'd be in heaven just watching him cook, listening to him talk and looking at his handsome face..lol

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I will agree on G. Ramsay being an a**--not a term I use but in HIS case, I'll make an exception. He is certainly surplus to requirements! I don't know who decides who the "arbiters of taste" are in Britian but usually they are people that make me want to staple things to their heads!! I can.not.bear either Hell's Kitchen or his regular Sat. morning cooking show--he makes me so nervous I could fly straight up in the air! And if you took a certain f word out of his vocabulary he couldn't speak.
I don't even watch Ainsley Herriot any more. I guess I'm past cooking shows. (God, do I ever feel 45!! to adapt a quotation from Lorraine Hansberry!  ;))
As to my signature dish, it would be either one of my famous (yeah right) What-have-we-got-on-hand stirfries or maybe my Tofu Gan Sandwich with roast red peppers.

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I am so out of touch! When I saw this thread, I thought it was about the notorious NYC neighborhood!

We don't have cable, except in hotels or when staying with friends. Recently, I have had my first exposure to cable in many years and was horribly disappointed by the cooking shows. I had no idea that there were so many ways to prepare artery spackle! It seems they never make anything healthy, vegan, fresh - it's always the proverbial - take three pounds of butter, cream with two bricks of cream cheese and 5 cups sugar, wrap in bacon, deep fry, serve over sausage. Yuck!  ::)

I always say that my favourite food is "whatever I'm eating at the current moment" - I can't imagine having a signature dish! I'm all about variety. (but I do have roughly a million different ways to cook lentils  ;))

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potato salad, bar b q ribs and deviled tofu!  mmm i love my deviled tofu.  and typical american cookout foods.

and in addition.  i think that show looks ... eek.  i want to say terrible.  but its just that the host seems so unneccessairily mean.

hi, did you have a recipe for your deviled tofu?

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I've never seen the show.
But I still know what I would cook. Chana Masala with lots of heat and spices.
Okay, maybe I would make it just so I could eat it myself.  ;)

It's a format show and the guy is intentionally mean-spicy chana masala might shut him up for a few minutes while he's downing some water  :)

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...I had no idea that there were so many ways to prepare artery spackle!...

I haven't heard this phrase before and it made me laugh. Very colorful! ;D Is it original to you, Anna1111?

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Unfortunatly, I cannot claim that one as my own. It belongs, I believe, to someone from the Center for Science in the Public Interest -I see it in their publications a lot.

(CSPI is aka the "Food Police" - the people who do the studies on why movie theatre popcorn, Chinese food, etc - are bad for you - they're always being featured on the news - not veg*n, tho, which I just don't understand)

It is a good phrase, tho, huh?  8)

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I am so out of touch! When I saw this thread, I thought it was about the notorious NYC neighborhood!

We don't have cable, except in hotels or when staying with friends. Recently, I have had my first exposure to cable in many years and was horribly disappointed by the cooking shows. I had no idea that there were so many ways to prepare artery spackle! It seems they never make anything healthy, vegan, fresh - it's always the proverbial - take three pounds of butter, cream with two bricks of cream cheese and 5 cups sugar, wrap in bacon, deep fry, serve over sausage. Yuck!  ::)

I always say that my favourite food is "whatever I'm eating at the current moment" - I can't imagine having a signature dish! I'm all about variety. (but I do have roughly a million different ways to cook lentils  ;))

the show is on fox-- i don't have cable but i get fox... kinda fuzzy, but it works!

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P.S.  I also love Curtis from Take Home Chef! 

OMG!!! Me too  :D He soooo .... ummm. Ok I gotta behave (almost married woman).

I think I would make some kind of Korean dish (my fav kind of asian food).

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Grilled Tempeh, Samosa Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts.  Completely doesn't belong together, but I think that's why it tastes so good.  ;)

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Samosa Mashed Potatoes

Wow. That sounds yummy! Have you listed that recipe on Vegweb? My mouth is watering.

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potato salad, bar b q ribs and deviled tofu!  mmm i love my deviled tofu.  and typical american cookout foods.

and in addition.  i think that show looks ... eek.  i want to say terrible.  but its just that the host seems so unneccessairily mean.

hi, did you have a recipe for your deviled tofu?

i made it up! i hope more people than just me and my boyfriend like it.

i use firm or extra firm silken tofu.  cut it into cubes, gently scrape out a hole with a spoon and put the scraps in a bowl, chop off the corners of the cubes and put those into a bowl.  mix it up with nayonaise, mustard, a bit of vinegar, salt and pepper, put it back into the hole and put paprika on top.
ive been trying to think  if boiling or marinading the tofu in something would make it taste better.  but its really the filling that makes deviled eggs great.

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