I am not a fan of Bobby Flay. Probably because he comes across as arrogant and cocky. It’s a bit overwhelming for me to endure watching his shows at Food Network. But when I came across this show, it did spark interest with me. Though the arrogance and cockiness is still evident, the results of the show is always not favorable for him – I wonder how he handles defeat?
Throwdown with Bobby Flay is a show where he challenge people who specializes in a specific food. Both of them create the food to the best of their abilities and winner is declared by inviting two judges. I did notice that Bobby takes the popular dishes and somehow make it a bit different, making it his own. Most of the time, Bobby looses to the other chef which is pleasant to see (somehow a humbling experience) and there are shows that he wins the challenge. Overall, I feel that it’s a very appropriate show, a great balance. Sometimes when Bobby fails the challenge, I feel that he’s more human, the ability to accept defeat seems sincere and a bit likable.
The challenges are very simple in concept from french fries to buffalo wings to chili dogs to barbecue ribs – anything goes. So technically it’s very relatable and it’s really all about the flavors, texture and presentation of the dishes. When both chefs gives samples to the spectators to taste, I envy them – wish I was there to try them all.
If ever he will challenge you to a throwdown, knowing that he losses most of the time, always remember that it’s all about attitude and just believe in what you do.