Dinner: Impossible

Season 5 Episode 4

No Pork, No Pressure

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 03, 2008 on Food Network
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Episode Summary

No Pork, No Pressure
Chef Michael may have a truly impossible mission tonight. The man who's "all about the pork" must make a kosher passover, and the preparation rules alone (dairy can't touch meat, two separate kitchens, etc.) may be too much for this decidedly gentile chef.

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  • this show is done, put a fork in it.

    This show was in insult to all people especially the Jewish people who watched it, all 2 of them. Since no one watches this show anymore, they were told how bad it was by different Jewish publications.

    The show is not good any more, the host can cook but has no on screen charisma. The Food Network in desperation to give this show an audience is running Chef Symon mini marathons on separate weekends. When I see them I go elsewhere.

    The Food Network is there to inform and entertain, and right now they have lost sight of the second part and think we are all too stupid to change the channel.

    You ruined a good show with this new host.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Dishes Served:

      Matzo Ball Soup

      Smoked Salmon & Potato Kugel
      Apple Kugel
      Braised Beef Brisket

      Gefilte Fish Cakes & Carrot Salad

      Zabaglione with Fresh Berries

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Michael: No kosher salt in the kosher kitchen. Ain't that priceless?

    • Michael: Pork is close to my heart, literally. (shows a tattoo over his heart that reads "Got Pork") Asking me to cook without pork is like asking a fish to swim without water.

    • Rabbi Skoff: (about Michael) Around here, he's got the reputation as "The Pig Man". He's gonna be in for a few surprises, 'cause there ain't no pig today.

    • Rabbi Skoff: Do you know anything about Passover?
      Michael: Not a whole lot. I'm a good old west side Catholic boy that specializes in pork.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Also Featured:

      > Rabbi Joshua Skoff – Senior Rabbi, Park Synagogue
      > Marlene Leitson – Owner, Cafe 56 Restaurant & Catering
      > Sheila Herschman – Kugel Expert (and Michael's Brother-in-Law's Mother)

    • Special Thanks
      Park Synagogue in Cleveland Heights, Ohio


    • Michael: I say "koo-gill", they say "kuh-gill". Let's call the whole thing off.

      This is a play on the George and Ira Gershwin song, "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off." The song includes the lyrics, "You say po-tay-to, and I say po-tah-to … po-tay-to, po-tah-to, to-may-to, to-mah-to, let's call the whole thing off."

      The song was made famous in the Frad Astaire/Ginger Rogers film Shall We Dance?. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong did a version, and the film When Harry Met Sally brought it to fame again 32 years after the original.