This guy got promoted

I’m sure you all remember me (and about every food new outlet around the country) telling you about the unfortunate ousting of Dinner: Impossible’s host, Chef Robert Irvine, several weeks ago. The story goes that Mr. Irvine embellished his resume a tad (or more, depending on your opinion), prompting Food Network to fire one of my favorite food personalities from one of my favorite shows.

Now, the FN has announced his replacement – Michael Symon, winner of the network’s Next Iron Chef competition.

Personally, I have no idea who this guy is and what he’s capable of. I love Iron Chef (even the America version) but I’ve never seen Symon in action. I guess he has to be good if he won the competition, but it remains to be seen whether he has the outsized personality (and ego) required for Dinner: Impossible.

Look, I’ll give him props for the bald pate (if only because I’ll probably be sporting the look in a few years), but as to his prowess under tight deadlines, I have no idea. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see, my friends.

By the way, is it me or is he just flipping egg yolks in that picture?


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