REALITY BITES: food network stars and other poems (issue #3)


The time has finally come for you to submit to REALITY BITES ISSUE THREE! Our theme this time around is...Food Network Stars!

Pick one or two or a whole bunch of your favorite chefs/food-based celebrities/personalities and/or their shows/legacies and write a poem or piece of prose, draw a picture, make any sort of thing that could be printed on a piece of paper inspired by that person/show/etc. Talk about how ridiculously beautiful you find Guy Fieri's hair, draw a picture of Gordon Ramsay riding cat that's riding a seahorse, write a love poem to Ina Garten's husband Jeffrey. The sky's the limit! 

Images in black&white. Writing 800 words or less.

Email your submissions (or questions/comments) to

Deadline: Labor Day (lol but y'all know me, this will very likely be extended)

Just in case you need some help, here's a starter list of some of the many people who might stimulate or spark your creative energies:

  • Alex Guarnaschelli
  • Alton Brown
  • Anthony Bourdain
  • Antonia Lofaso
  • Bobby Flay
  • Carla Hall
  • Cat Cora
  • Duff Goldman
  • Emeril Lagasse
  • Geoffrey Zakarian
  • Giada De Laurentiis
  • Gordon Ramsay
  • Guy Fieri
  • Ina Garten
  • Jamie Oliver
  • Julia Child
  • Mario Batali
  • Mark Dacascos
  • Michael Chiarello
  • Michael Symon
  • Padma Lakshmi
  • Paula Deen
  • Rachael Ray
  • Richard Blais
  • Sandra Lee
  • Simon Majumdar
  • Tom Colicchio
  • Ty Pennington
  • Tyler Florence

and so many more! Or bring in other food people that you think deserve a shout! Go deep, people! Do your worst/best.

Victoria Smith