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Map of Throwdown with Bobby Flay competitors

One of my favourite food network shows is Throwdown with Bobby Flay where he goes around challenging various chefs to a cook-off with their signature dish. Seeing the show really makes me want to go and try out some of the dishes but unfortunately there is no single list of all the restaurants and their locations. Seeing that my last mashup map of the Dinners, Drive-Ins and Dives locations is the most popular page on my blog, I decided to put together a new mashup with the locations of all the Throwdown restaurants.

Update: Check out my new site FamousFood.us to easily find restaurants from Throwdown with Bobby Flay and other Food Network shows in a single place.Read the rest

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Google Earth map of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Nithya and I have been big fans of the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives show hosted by Guy Fieri on the Food Network. We love the fact that it travels the country looking for the small anonymous restaurants that serve great food without emptying your wallet.

Update: Check out my new site FamousFood.us to easily find restaurants from Diners, Drive-Ind and Dives and other Food Network shows in a single place. Designed for both PC and mobile (iPhone, Android) use.

One day we were wondering if any of the show restaurants were in the Bay Area when I stumbled on this page that lists all the eateries they have visited on the show.… Read the rest

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Recipe Exchange

Nithya and I just hosted a very delicious event – the very first YRB Recipe Exchange. The idea for the exchange came from our February trip to Tahoe when we found that a good number of the people at the lab are foodies. Since we all cook very different kinds of food, we decided to have a recipe exchange where we would be able to not only eat various dishes but also learn how they were prepared.

For this event we had Ryan, Yuki, Ayman, Carrie, Nithya and myself meeting in the afternoon to cook a wide variety of dishes (mostly) from scratch before Jeannie joined us for the consumption part of the evening.… Read the rest