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Old 05-20-2009, 08:16 PM   #41
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WOW that was my experience here. It was kind of weird people coming down on someone like. As for me I like most of them on the food network, yes I have favorites, but if I don''t care for a particular show-I change the channel!
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:50 PM   #42
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My impression is that most of this "bashing" was tongue-in-cheek, although I didn't see any of the deleted posts.

The highly polished, over-the-top, "cult of personality" cooking shows sometimes seem to invite ridicule, though. Obviously there are many thousands of cooks who are better cooks than the network stars. But that's not why they get get to be stars in the first place. They are entertainers, with the charisma, look and style that will make them popular on TV. Celebrity has its downsides, and being on the receiving end of a little gleeful bashing is one of them. They should just keep in mind that there's no such thing as bad publicity and enjoy the buzz they've created.

I do look at FN's site fairly regularly and there are some cooks that I really like, Mario for example. Then there are some I think are laughable as cooks, but still great entertainers. BAM! Either way, by virtue of their celebrity, I figure they're fair game.
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:58 PM   #43
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WOW that was my experience here. It was kind of weird people coming down on someone like. As for me I like most of them on the food network, yes I have favorites, but if I don''t care for a particular show-I change the channel!
for some reason i can't stand the neely's well the wife. she just rubs me the wrong way!! i love sunny from cooking for real and alton.
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:59 PM   #44
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Giada's Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette is fantastic. It is one of our regular rotation meals. I like her show, and I think she is very knowledgeable and pretty. I would trade bodies with her, but I do believe that I will keep my own nose .

I love Mario, but then he always wears those dorky orange clogs...... If I were to choose someone to cook a meal for me, it would be Mario.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:00 PM   #45
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My impression is that most of this "bashing" was tongue-in-cheek, although I didn't see any of the deleted posts.

The highly polished, over-the-top, "cult of personality" cooking shows sometimes seem to invite ridicule, though. Obviously there are many thousands of cooks who are better cooks than the network stars. But that's not why they get get to be stars in the first place. They are entertainers, with the charisma, look and style that will make them popular on TV. Celebrity has its downsides, and being on the receiving end of a little gleeful bashing is one of them. They should just keep in mind that there's no such thing as bad publicity and enjoy the buzz they've created.

I do look at FN's site fairly regularly and there are some cooks that I really like, Mario for example. Then there are some I think are laughable as cooks, but still great entertainers. BAM! Either way, by virtue of their celebrity, I figure they're fair game.
BAM!! i liked his very first show on FN. now it's like david letterman!!

he and sara malton started that network.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:04 PM   #46
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Giada's Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette is fantastic. It is one of our regular rotation meals. I like her show, and I think she is very knowledgeable and pretty. I would trade bodies with her, but I do believe that I will keep my own nose .

I love Mario, but then he always wears those dorky orange clogs...... If I were to choose someone to cook a meal for me, it would be Mario.
i'd choose alton food and laughs!!
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:02 AM   #49
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Got to thinking about cooking shows from back when I still watched TV and I remember one called something like "Two Fat Ladies". Seems like they made some real food. They were English, or at least British, IIRC.

I also liked Graham Kerr's cooking after his wife's illness. His show introduced me to sesame oil, among other interesting things. I liked how he did healthier adaptations of his old recipes, although I don't think I could live without clarified butter. LOL
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justin well i garrrrunteeeeeeee hes still sucking crawfish heads off news paper!! it took me months to figure out "coobeeun" was court boulion!! but i loved him!
But not to be confused with the classic French Court-bouillon...a poaching liquid for fish and/or vegetables --- Cajun “Coo-Be-Yon” is a tomato based (tomatoes, paste, sauce, Ro-tel etc.) dish, sometimes with a roux, sometimes not, containing the usual suspects of onion, pepper, celery, garlic, green onions, parsley and various spices, herbs, and condiments in which fish....River Catfish, and Redfish are the most popular....is gently simmered and served over rice...Exact recipes and cooking methods are as numerous as the cooks who make it! All are “licious”!!!!!!!

I respect the little lady’s initiative and accomplishments... when in reality she didn’t have to ‘hit a lick at a stick”
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