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Old 04-24-2009, 01:14 PM   #11
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I remember both of them, but I wouldn't eat anything Justin Wilson cooked. He always kept that napkin/handkerchief/dishtowel handy and wiped everything with it - including his nose.

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Old 04-24-2009, 02:23 PM   #12
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I was, and still am, a big Jeff "The Frugal Gourmet" Smith fan! Let's see - he taped how many shows(?) and put out 10 books - a couple of mistakes out of 10 cookbooks isn't too shabby. As for the allegations against him (which I'm not convinced were true) should not be apart of the things and the recipes he shared with us as the Frug. Ah, yes - PBS ... the birthplace of real cooking shows!

re Justin Wilson ... tis a far better thing that he wiped his nose than letting it drip into the dishes he was preparing!

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Old 04-24-2009, 03:05 PM   #13
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His show was one of the first cooking shows I watched. I don't believe the allegations against him. One thing I always enjoyed about his perspective was how he kept alive the idea of learning about your history/culture thru what you ate.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:03 PM   #14
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I do remember Jeff Smith. I watched his show a lot and was saddened to read about the allegations against him. I still use his cookbooks occasionally. He was very entertaining and I missed him after he lost his show. Never thought of him as creepy.
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:44 AM   #15
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I don't think anything came from the allegations. They did ruin a fantastic career. I never missed his show and own some of his cookbooks, as well.
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:02 PM   #16
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i loved "the frug"!! remember this?

i watched alot of PBS. i learned so much from jeff, julia, jacques, madeline kamen and natilie dupree (i hated when she left her rings on while mixing dough and biscuits and such with her hands).
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:05 PM   #17
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I do remember him very well, watched his show on PBS every week. I also have a few of his cookbooks..........the best cheesecake I have ever had is from his Our Immigrant Ancestors cookbook.
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:23 PM   #18
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I enjoyed the Frugal Gourmet, I had no idea about the allegations though. As far as Justin Wilson wiping his nose on his omnipresent checkered towel ... I have seen many a chef let their sweat drip into the food instead of wiping it off too I'm a big fan of bandannas in the kitchen myself ... kind of solves the sweat issue.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:37 AM   #19
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I do not understand what one thing has to do with the other. I truly loved Jeff Smith and his cooking shows. I learned a lot from him. What a great man
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:00 PM   #20
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I remember both of them and watched both of their shows.
What a sad thing to happen to Mr. Smith. I hope it wasn't true but, that has nothing to do with his cooking IMHO.

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