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Watch Recess Eatery Chef Sevan Abdessian Talk Smack to a Child Cooking Prodigy

It's all part of an upcoming Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown episode

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Have you been watching Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown on FYI? You maybe should, because it's an adorable antidote to the man self-serious cooking competition programs that currently exist out there. It also features a slew of LA talent, including a recent episode from season two with Howlin' Rays' own Johnny Ray Zone.

Here's a clip from an upcoming episode that features Sevan Abdessian, the longtime chef/owner of Recess Eatery. You'll recall that Abdessian ran his restaurant in Glendale for years, before expanding into Highland Park and then promptly shuttering his original location. Maybe that's why he's proven himself to be a bit grumpy here, talking smack to one of the contestants about spending more time at Disneyland than in the kitchen. It's ultimately pretty harmless, and the young one seems to take it pretty well. By the way, Man vs. Child premieres on Thursdays at 9 p.m. on FYI.