Nobu + Mio

In line at the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market for a bagel with smoked salmon this morning, Oliver excitedly pointed down the way and claimed that he saw “the guy from that show.” It turns out he was pointing at Nobu Adilman, erstwhile-Islander and host of television’s Food Jammers (perhaps the greatest food show ever produced for television).

So while Oliver took an opportunity to bask in Nobu’s glow, I took an opportunity to introduce myself to his brother Mio. Regular readers may recall that a couple of weeks ago Mio, in his capacity as Q correspondent, blew the lid off l’affaire café for a national radio audience. Mio graciously offered me protection should my assailant send henchmen my way.

Speaking of television, earlier in the week Oliver and were playing the “name 5 things that are X” game with each other, and my challenge to him was “name 5 people on television.” After the expected Dora, Franklin and Bob The Builder, Oliver named Boomer Gallant and “that other guy who helps Boomer” (who we assumed to be Bruce).


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Rob L. on July 7, 2007 - 20:51 Permalink

Nobu is hitting the road in a few days with his Food Jammers partners for a five month road trip to film a new television show which, if his vision as described to me pans out, should provide a Jammers-like perspective on a whole new subject. I’m guessing he wouldn’t want me to divulge any more about the new venture, but I believe I can say a new Food Jammers season will follow.

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Andrew MacPherson on July 8, 2007 - 00:33 Permalink

They were also the hosts of Smart Ask a few years ago. My wife still use this phrase in jokes from time to time.

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Peter Rukavina on July 11, 2007 - 03:36 Permalink

Edible “green technology”? Like deep frying with biodiesel? Are they gonna be in California?

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Peter Rukavina on July 11, 2007 - 03:38 Permalink

Sorry. That post wasn’t Peter (and neither is this one) but a post from Oliver (the elder) forgetting he was typing at Peter’s computer and just hitting “return.”