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Old 06-25-2018, 06:30 AM   #1
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"Farmhouse Rules"

"Food Network UK " has started broadcasting "Farmhouse Rules" over here and I'm really enjoying it. Can't remember the name of the presenter - Nancy something - but she's restoring my faith in American cooking - "Pioneer Woman" 's family would starve to death if she ever ran out of chillis!

Do any of you watch Nancy or am I just a sad old baggage?
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:40 AM   #2
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Yes, I've watched a few of her shows. It was a while ago so I remember I enjoyed her style but not specific recipes or a menu.

I especially loved the decor!
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:40 AM   #3
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I can't stand her voice so I avoid that show.
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I can't stand her voice so I avoid that show.

I find her horribly annoying for some reason Ö. she comes off as being very full of herself. Also not a fan of her food.

She is a judge on Duff's baking shows, too.
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We've watched her show on occasion and she does have some good looking recipes, but I too find her extremely annoying after a certain amount of exposure.
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I can't stand her voice so I avoid that show.
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I find her horribly annoying for some reason Ö. she comes off as being very full of herself. Also not a fan of her food.

She is a judge on Duff's baking shows, too.
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We've watched her show on occasion and she does have some good looking recipes, but I too find her extremely annoying after a certain amount of exposure.
I agree with all of you 110%!

She is in the same annoying, arrogant catagory as Snobby Flay.
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I watched a couple of her shows on youtube last night as I hadn't known about her.


I found her a real turnoff. I'd hate for anyone to think she's a good example of an American cook.
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ALMOST all (but not all) TV Celeb'bratty' chefs are egotistical, etc, etc.

they ALL become annoying after a while - just go for the recipe...

Even magazines - in particular Cooks Illustrated is one I'm referring to at the moment - has the annoying habit of 'putting down' old recipes as in "tired of dry, overcooked ***? We set out to rectify that." Well, quite a few recipes that they are talking about, as far as I'm concerned are NOT dry or overcooked when I make them.

Doesn't mean I don't like their version - I often do... I just don't like the way they put down the other recipe. It's almost as if they "have" to start off their blurb with it.
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I find her horribly annoying for some reason Ö. she comes off as being very full of herself. Also not a fan of her food.

She is a judge on Duff's baking shows, too.
I rather like her style.

I don't watch cookery competition shows so I don't know what she's like on those. As for her recipes, as a "foreigner", I find them interesting. Unfortunately, many of the American shows we get on Food Network UK tend to lean towards the "a packet of this and a can of that" school of cooking. So far Nancy Thing-y doesn't seem to be in that class.

But what do I know - I even like "The Barefoot Contessa's" shows!!!
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We've watched her show on occasion and she does have some good looking recipes, but I too find her extremely annoying after a certain amount of exposure.
I gather that she used to teach cookery. I was a teacher too (though not of cookery) so perhaps it takes one to appreciate one.
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