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Bobby Flay

Brokeass Gourmet: Marinated Goat Cheese

Brokeass Gourmet: Marinated Goat Cheese

I live for food TV. Ted Allen on “Chopped” is reason enough to spring for cable (or, um, to ask sweetly to “borrow” your parents’ Comcast login). You can keep your Angelina Jolies and Brad Pitts—the celebrities who make my heart skip are the Alex Guarnaschellis, Tom Colicchios, and Michael Voltaggios of the world. That said, I do think that cooking shows can sometimes have the unintended effect of making good food feel unattainable, impractical, and expensive to the amateur cook. After all, the food you see on television is always beautiful (thanks to a small army of on-set food stylists) and often prepared with high-tech, pricey equipment by trained...