Is the Food Network Full of Fakes?


Robert Sietsema, The Village Voice’s food critic, managed to sneak into a taping of Iron Chef and was shocked–shocked!–to discover that the TV show is full of trickery. He’s also surprised to find that Morimoto is kind of a jerk. We’re not.

Robert Irvine, host of Dinner: Impossible, may have lied about his credentials! Anyone who plans to name his restaurants Ooze and Schmooze should be punished just for that alone.

Also, Martha Stewart snatched up Emeril’s empire. Which is not fakery, but Food Network-related. And scary!