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The Pain in Spain Lies Mainly in Their Brains


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The Pain in Spain Lies Mainly in Their Brains

cabbageking | Oct 20, 2008 01:37 PM

Anyone catch an episode of that insipid PBS show starring Mario Batali and Gweneth Paltrow? Accompanied by some foodie friends, the two tool around Spain in search of simply sublime sustenance. My God. All these two do throughout every episode is dish out uncomfortably unclever one-liners about the life Epicurean while convening mutual admiration society suppers wherever they go.
While Paltrow annoyingly overseasons her lines in the show with the word "amazing" (contributing little more to each episode than great drinking game potential), Batali's bloated corner of the conversation goes for the verbose at every turn of the table talk, cramming cheesy puns and efforts at profundity down our throats in heaping helpings.
It's TMZ meets the FoodNetwork, plain and simple. Click.

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