michael symon is cleveland's real king, says huffington post

Michael Symon is as unpretentious as they come -- despite the fame he's garnered as one of America's top chefs. That's the opinion of one Huff Po writer.

"What you don't see on TV or hear on the podcast, is the darker side of the Culinary Revolution," writes comedian and foodie Mark DeCarlo. "The egos, the screaming, the pretentious posturing that happens when chefs start to believe their own PR. That's what you don't see, unless you're watching Hell's Kitchen -- because you think 'reality TV' is really 'real.' It's not."

"But Cleveland's Michael Symon is the real deal -- even though now, he's a big TV star on ABC's 'The Chew' ... "

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Lee Chilcote is a journalist, essayist and poet whose work has appeared in many regional and national publications. He is Managing Editor of Fresh Water Cleveland and Editorial Director of Issue Media Group. He has earned Master's degrees in English/Creative Writing and Public Administration from Cleveland State University. Originally from Cleveland Heights, he lives in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood with his family.
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