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Old 04-22-2002, 09:48 AM   #11
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I love the kid - and yes, he does lisp, but I think it's due to a tongue that's slightly too big for his mouth! We have the same problem with our national rugby captain, a real hunk for the young ones, but his tongue is constantly lolling out due to its size!
Jamie's food is exciting with interesting twists, but never intimidating. We all feel we can do that too. And his presentation is somewhat slapdash, like mine. But he does have passion.
Here in South Africa we've been able to watch him on TV and everybody's crazy about him - his books are sold out as soon as they reach the shelves. I managed to get one for my birthday.
Somebody I really loved on Tv when we lived in the USA was Julia Child, a really darling, sometimes a bit clumsy and vague, but she has boundless knowledge of food and therefore I admire her The Way to Cook, one of my favourite recipe books, written by a true trooper. Maws.
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Old 04-22-2002, 09:56 AM   #12
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I have The Way To Cook also and I love it. If you want some basic information on cooking something it's there!!! She was great to watch 'cause she was just herself - sometimes she just couldn't get out of her mouth what she was trying to say!!! I know the feeling well.

She definately knows her stuff!!
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Old 04-22-2002, 01:44 PM   #13
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Jamie Oliver - the big debate!

I adore Julia! I watched her when I was a kid on PBS! One of my first jobs was at a cooking stuff store....no customers, but plenty of time to read all the cookbooks, and Julia's were my favorites. I saw her on a recent Emeril show....still wonderful! Emeril was even awed by her!
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Old 04-23-2002, 06:14 PM   #14
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I think his style is refreshingly different and makes me want to try to "expand" away from the recipes once in a while. I can get very stuck on "recipes". I hate to say it but as much I my husband and I used to like Emeril, I think he's just gotten a little to much the "showman" for my tastes. My two favorite TV chefs at the moment would have to be Sara Moulton from "Cooking Live" and Wolfgang Puck.
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Old 04-25-2002, 07:27 AM   #15
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I don't think he has a lisp - but I must admit I am always afraid he
is going to SPIT . He is ok, I usually change the station - I will
not tell you what my husband calls him.:p
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Old 04-25-2002, 09:22 AM   #16
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Missy . . .Your husband is probably right!
The few pages , already iin discussoion on the ***** chef will attest to the lack of camera stability being one of the biggest problems. I couldn't watch the first series at all, I got sea sick. The newer show aren't as bad, but then the content is discerned and other malfactors arise.
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ROFL about the spitting Missy. I think Maws is right, his tongue is too big and that makes him lisp.

The camera instability made me a little motion sick too Finally.
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Old 04-28-2002, 03:16 AM   #18
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That wobbing, zooming in zooming out, swing shoot camera is something started by live News, borrowed by NYPD Blues and now by far too many Non News/Non Cop shows....I can handle it on News and Blues....but I think it's out of place for COOKING shows...Mr. Boudin uses it too. I like Jamie, and his dishes are simple, rustic, created with love, fun and an attitude of "anyone can do this".......he's like a hip-hop 2002 version of the original Graham Kerr......but I always feel the need for a nice relaxing Nigella or better yet, a rerun of a vintage Julia after watching the boy!;)
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LOL Norma,

I do like the fact that unless he's baking he doesn't always measure things. That's the way cooking should be!!!
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Old 04-29-2002, 04:04 AM   #20
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Kitchen Elf:
And here I thought he was measuring. . . "Some" of this, "Bit" of that, and the really big one "More." lol.
We have a Canadian, Michael Smith (- World's Tallest Chef) Host of Chef At Large, and formerly The Inn Chef, I don't know if your networks carry him or not. His definition of a Chef includes: ". . . instintively knows what to add . . ." which is quite applicable to Jamie.
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