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Old 03-10-2009, 05:38 PM   #11
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I like to watch Lidia Bastianich for her take on Italian cooking. What I enjoy about her program is that she has educated me regarding the types of foods that I would never recognize as being Italian. She also uses a good variety of vegetables as main dishes and I like that, too. And, I'm not a vegetarian.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:10 PM   #12
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Giada says everything is "creamy" - have you ever noticed that? It drives me nuts. Everything has ricotta or mascarpone in it too, it gets a little old. And her cleavage, well I really don't care about that too much, it is distracting.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:14 PM   #13
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I'm annoyed at most of the TV chefs. I would, however, like to drop an olive in Giada's cleavage.
I'm 300 pounds, shave only when I feel like it, my hair is just gray stubble, and I cook wearing bib overalls. Think I'll ever get a cooking show? If I do, I will NOT be trying to sell you an ugly, $20 bowl to put garbage in, RACHEL.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:47 PM   #14
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I'm 300 pounds, shave only when I feel like it, my hair is just gray stubble, and I cook wearing bib overalls. Think I'll ever get a cooking show?
Justin Wilson had gray hair, wore suspenders, and purposely used non-standard English (not that you do ) and still charmed us all. You just might qualify for your own cooking show. Depends on what you cook. I sure liked his cajun dishes. He was a hoot!
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:51 PM   #15
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Justin Wilson had gray hair, wore suspenders, and purposely used non-standard English (not that you do ) and still charmed us all. You just might qualify for your own cooking show. Depends on what you cook. I sure liked his cajun dishes. He was a hoot!

I used to love his cooking show - ooooweee das good.
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:47 AM   #16
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Aye, and too skinny to be a good cook, too! And yes, I don't think Bobby Flay is "all that", either ...

Ah, I should be honest. I had to look up in Google who Giada is. I've never seen her show. I haven't had a TV in years. I wouldn't have bothered, but the talk about "assets" piqued my interest. (Financially, speaking, of course!)
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:03 AM   #17
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Yes, in theory I know there are people who are skinny no matter what they eat, but seriously, I have a hard time taking a cook seriously when her hips are more narrow than the pot she boils the pasta in. I haven't watched the food channel in ages; it seems to be more about personalities than cooking any more. I do spend Saturday mornings watching food and travel shows on PBS, though, and am still a fan of Ming and Jacques.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:15 AM   #18
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Claire, I love PBS on Saturday. Dh watches his This Old House and the one after and I watch all the shows after. I try to keep whatever I'm doing simple so I'm not distracted by chores when those programs come on. I've given up on foodnetwork when it turned to being more about entertainment than actual cooking. There are some that I like, but haven't kept up with because there is so much nonsense to wade through to get a good show. I wish it were more like it was years ago.
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...but seriously, I have a hard time taking a cook seriously when her hips are more narrow than the pot she boils the pasta in...

Really!? Strange.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:36 AM   #20
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Giada's show pioneered some of the close camera work we now take for granted on foodtv. And of course those sounds of onion being chopped or sizzling in the pan.
I think I have made 2 or 3 of her recipes and found them ok to really good.

I prefer her to the excesses of Paula Dean and family.
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