He may not be THE Busy Chef, but the nabe's Michael Salmon sure seems to have his plate full as a contestant on the Food Network's new reality show:
Brooklyn Paper: It's No Fluke: But Michael Salmon, a Brooklyn Heights resident and a contestant on the chef showdown, “The Next Food Network Star,” wouldn’t spill the garbanzos about whether he — or one of his 10 toque-wearing rivals — will end up winning the contest and getting his own show.
“I really can’t tell you,” he said.
That was the only moment in our meeting when the usually chatty Salmon — “like the fish” — was at a loss for words. At 53, the tall, bald-headed restaurant professional is no newcomer to interviews. From 2005 to 2006, he was the host of “Wild Salmon,” a radio program on Air America, and, before that, he stared in “Secrets From the Kitchen,” a 1980s cooking show. It was his on-air rapport with the audience that led Salmon to his current gig.