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Bravo's New Cooking Show, Around the World in 80 Plates

For those of you not satisfied with Bravo's selection of food shows -- Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, Top Chef Just Desserts, and Rocco's Dinner Party come to mind -- the people at the reality television network have heard your prayers... sort of.

Around the World in 80 Plates is the working title of the new show, in which "up-and-coming chefs travel to various countries to test their skills in some of the greatest and most challenging restaurants around the globe."

Each week, those wacky cheftestants (will they steal that term from Top Chef?) will learn the local cultures and cuisines as they participate in culinary challenges.


We're predicting a lot of bug-cooking challenges, as well as the high jinks and hilarity that ensue when American chefs encounter language and culture barriers (imagine the fun when the chefs try to make a nice bacon-infused pork butt in, say, Israel or Pakistan).

All in all, things could be worse. After all, Bravo could have announced Real Housewives of the Kitchen, in which spoiled women who have been pulled too tight by their cosmetic surgeons attempt to actually boil an egg without the assistance of numerous servants.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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