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 the author of the poetry chapbooks The Shape of Home and How to Live in Ruins. His writing has been published by Vanity Fair, Next City, Belt and many literary journals as well as in The Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook, The Cleveland Anthology and A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts from a Segregated City. He is a founder and former executive director of Literary Cleveland. He lives in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood of Cleveland with his family.
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