High marks go out to presenter, Emeril Lagasse, and the Food Network Channel for their production of last night's live Next Food Network Star results segment, and big congrats to this year's winner(s), Chicago caterers and cooking duo, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh. Congratulations also to the culinary editors, judges, directors, and all others who basically took this competition out of the usual TV reality show realm -- and made it unique and interesting to watch.
And of course, many words of praise and well wishes go out to finalist and runner-up, Deborah Fewell of Pasadena, CA., who was I thought was rather impressive throughout the entire contest.
Looking forward to tuning in to see Dan and Steve's new Food Network cooking showcase soon as the network's newest stars.
Make it a good Monday, all. Peace.