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June 22, 2010

Oh the horrors — A food blogger’s nightmare

Filed under: Uncategorized — Katie R. @ 9:00 am

Stayed up way past my bedtime Sunday night to attend a 10 PM screening of  Bitter Feast at the LA Film Festival.

The film centers around celebrity chef Peter Gray whose career is ostensibly ruined by a scathing review on the ficticious food blog “Gastropunks.” When Chef Gray is fired (by none other than Mario Batali in a cameo as a restaurant owner improbably named Gordon), he exacts revenge, taking the blogger hostage and torturing him in a series of Food Network worthy extreme cooking challenges. If the blogger can cook a perfect over easy egg, he can eat it; if not  he’s got egg on his face — literally and delivered by way of a sizzling frying pan to the noggin.

It’s a pretty brutalizing film, kind of torture porn meets food porn — full of lots of close ups of rabbits  being butchered  and then sauteed into beautiful ragus juxtaposed with raw faces being beaten and then, well, beaten again.

Probably not everyone’s cup of English Breakfast. But here’s the trailer in case you’re feeling brave. I for one will give serious thought before speaking ill of the chef’s for a while.


  1. As a chef/owner, I sooo dream this

    Comment by klee — June 22, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

  2. This is one reason some of us use names other than those the gummint knows us by.

    Comment by raincoaster — June 24, 2010 @ 3:13 am

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