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Old 12-21-2004, 10:43 PM   #21
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I haven't seen a good Emeril bashing in quite a while!

Actually, although he can be annoying, he also generates interest in food and cooking. His popularity encourages people to try new foods and dishes they otherwise would not.

I believe Emeril took Paul Prudhomme's place at the Commander's Palace when Paul left to open his own restaurant, K-Paul's, with his wife. Then, Emeril left Commander's Palace to open his own restaurant(s). I don't think Emeril ever worked at K-Paul's.
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Old 12-21-2004, 11:16 PM   #22
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Now while I am not a fan of his theatrics he will sometimes cook things that I like and use good old fationed sense of spicing. Still there's times when I think he's as sick of his act as I am... there's times when the audience start applauding his use of garlic in which I detect a sigh of disgust from him. Bet you guy's in 5 to 10 years he will say in an interview how much he hated his audience.
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:29 AM   #23
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:50 AM   #24
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And I hate to break the news to him but guess what I saw the other day - SEASONED flour!!!!!

Since I'm not in the baking section much in grocery stores maybe all you bakers are familiar with it - but I about choked when I saw it!! LOL

He still has some good recipes - all the the foodtv people have good recipes - no matter how they act or if they get on your nerves - the people can cook and I can learn from each of them.
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Old 12-22-2004, 03:53 AM   #25
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I'm fascinated to hear about some of the American TV chefs. As far as I am aware, none of them have made it onto mainstream TV over here (although I believe a couple can be seen on cable or satellite channels - I once saw a weird man with a strangled French/American accent, I *think* his name was Pepin(?). But I suspect that the series MAY have been quite old - judging by his seriously bad fashion sense.... Looked like it was made in the 'decade that taste forgot'...

Judging by the posts in this thread, Emeril seems to provoke strong feelings, you either like him or really don't.... 8)
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:20 AM   #26
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I once saw a weird man with a strangled French/American accent, I *think* his name was Pepin(?). But I suspect that the series MAY have been quite old - judging by his seriously bad fashion sense.... Looked like it was made in the 'decade that taste forgot'...
You DAIR to bad-mouze ze grrrreat Pepin! Zut alors! Zat eez an offense for ze hanging! Off to ze Towair of ze London wiz you!

Sacre bleu! I am totallee in ze SHOCK! I zeenk I shall NEVAIR get over zees!


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Old 12-22-2004, 08:25 AM   #27
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Goodness - you are a BRILLIANT impressionist..... so LIKE him....

IS he famous - or should that be 'was'??? Have to say, I was underwhelmed by his cooking style! Mind you, I only saw ONE show..
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Old 12-22-2004, 08:30 AM   #28
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If he says Bam! One nore time...........
LOL....now he even comes in a tv add,they show an old women who is sick and tired of his bam bam.... :)
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:02 AM   #29
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it's not completely his fault. they have audience "preps" who are people who tell the audience to react certain ways. they "whip" the audience into a kind of loopy happy frenzy when he comes out, and they get them to shout "self" and go bananas every time he mentions gahlic. that's the one that bothers me. i mean, i love garlic, but i'm not gettin all giddy and worked up over it.
i'm sure he is sick of being a one trick pony, but he's getting sick all the way to the bank.
i don't know if he really hates his audience, like letterman does (i can testify to that one), he seems more humble and grounded for that. probably thanks to hilda. :D
i think his show is ok, and i'll tune in to see what he's making to see if i'd ever try it. like elfie said, there are some good things to learn from his show. if not, tv remote controls are a great thing.
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:23 AM   #30
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I think the best thing that Emeril does is to at least try to make cooking seem easy enough and entertaining to casual viewers. That probably gets more people to try it than anything else.

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