If your answer was an obvious and generic cooking metaphor, you’re not far off. But if you also thought to yourself ‘hmmm, Darren Star equals hit show’ perhaps you should be running a web site called theTVaddict.com.
That said, the TV Addict would like to thank Bradley Cooper, Darren Star and the entire staff of Nolita for helping him get through a difficult week. Yup, apparently there is one advantage to being so sick you can’t sleep through the night. You get to watch almost an entire series on DVD — in this case, FOX’s brilliant but cancelled series KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL.
In case you missed it — and odds are you did considering FOX gave this series a mere four episodes before yanking it off their schedule — KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL (based on the real life Anthony Bourdain memoir) revolves around Jack Bourdain (Bradley Cooper, ALIAS) a once famous chef, who has hit rock bottom. When Jack is offered one last chance to run a top flight New York restaurant, he has a mere 48 hours to fully staff, prep his kitchen and prepare for the biggest night of his life.
This being Television, Bourdain not surprisingly pulls it off. Rounding out his staff with a cast of hilarious (and not bad looking) actors including Nicholas Brendon (BUFFY), John Cho, Owain Yeoman, John Francis Daley (FREAKS AND GEEKS), Bonnie Somerville (GROSSE POINTE), Frank Lagella and Jaimie King.
KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL is the perfect mix of comedy, romance and fun. It goes without saying that after devouring the first (nay, only) thirteen episodes, you’ll be quick to ask for seconds. And at a price of only $19.99 (amazon.com), it truly is the best deal in town.
Fun Fact: If the outside of Nolita looks familiar it’s because it has a new role on CBS. Following CONFIDENTIAL’S cancellation, Nolita was transformed into the bar Ted and the gang hang out in on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.