Each week we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with televised cooking. This week: Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off, a one-hour show about the debt ceiling, Sundays at 9 p.m. on the Food Network.
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Papalote owners Miguel (left) and Victor Escobedo.San Francisco abhors a vacuousness. Which is why we watched with skepticism last night's S.F. episode of Throwdown, the Food Network show in which bland, amiable Bobby Flay fake-bumrushes a city to challenge a chef re some local specialty. Bob ... More >>
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