I get annoyed every time this show comes on. It's the ultimate in mean-spirited arrogance. The premise is that Bobby Flay is the greatest chef in the world. So he's going to take on all the 'normal people' that have won cooking contests and try to beat/humiliate them at their game if he can. or as he arrogantly claims in the show opener, "I might even lose." The really horrible, dirty part of the show is that Food Network doesn't tell the 'normal' that they're in a competition. These people think they're getting a half hour food network special about them and their winning cookery skills. So Food network sets up a big celebration for the chef's family and friends for the cook to prepare their signature dish for. Then just as this party is starting up. Bobby Flay shows up to tell them the show isn't about them at all, it's all about him, and now they have to battle him so he can show how much better he is at cooking than they are. Can you imagine the humiliation and frustration these people have to cover up when their time in the spotlight is stolen by a gigantic dick? And it's done in front of their family and friends as well, so they're practically obligated to defend themselves. I've been avoiding the show because it endlessly frustrates me to watch how arrogant and awful Flay is throughout. but I accidently caught part of tonight's episode, just as Flay shows up to tell an New York Italian pizza guy. He looked ready to rip Flay's head off when Flay initially showed up. Then they cut away and he's all smiles and nodding like a good boy. What a load of bullshit. I've heard from my NYC fooodie friends that Flay was an enormous jerk, now I don't think I'll never bother eating in his restaurant if I'm there with the time and money to try out various eateries.