He is unlikeable. He was likely the child in middle school who would eat anything for attention. His travel show poses a real threat to the sanctity of world sanity.
I don’t know why I “dislike” him so. I think it’s the fact that he still has a show that people watch and all the implications about America that comes with that fact… that and his SMUG ASS FACE. (seethes more in private like a loon) lol
Zim’s wiki page states that he started his culinary training at the age of 14 at The Dalton School. That’s well and good. Except :
The high school curriculum states nothing about anything even remotely based in or around the culinary arts. If on the remote chance he was taking private lessons on the side, that’s fine. It was just stated poorly on his wiki page then.
Oh and when it is stated that Zim is a James Beard Award Winner, please remember that he won for Best TV Personality. (Why? I do not know either. Since The Dalton School is self-described as a “Ivy League College Prep School” located on New York’s Upper East Side, I am forced to wonder if the Award, like his career, wasn’t bought and sold with the help of wealthy parents) To me, the award has nothing to do with food or cooking ability. (As the award’s title clearly states)
Also, his wiki page is unclear about his resume. Other than the Executive Chef of Cafe Un Deux Trois in Minneapolis, it states that he “contributed to many of New York’s finest restaurants as either executive chef or general manager.” Forgive my cynicism, but since he eats bugs for a living, a touch more clarity would help eliviate my lack of confidence in his credibilty as a chef. He purports himself a food writer as well. This is about the only job description I can put any faith in. Only, when he describes food on his show, Bizarre Foods, he sounds like a columnist for The Cliche Tribune. His descriptions are as stale and forced as the responses he gets from the chefs and owners of the restaurants he visits.
I, too, remain uncertain where my distain for the Zim came from. (Or when and where the intensity came from) But I just need to vent about it sometimes. And a blog no one reads is always a smart option, lest I look like an infantile douchebag at dinner parties. lol
Thanks for reading the raving of yet another Internet Troll. ;-)