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Old 06-20-2006, 08:35 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by KellyM
...I think Emeril tells his people to say these things, and can get really mean if they don't. (As in "You want to keep this cushy gig where you don't even have to play my theme music? Then you say what I tell you to say!")...

Are you basing this conjecture on anything valid or did you just let your imagination run wild?

Emeril was an amateur musician as a teen and was enrolled in music school (can't remember which one) when he decided to follow his love for cooking. He never was a pro.

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Old 07-03-2006, 10:22 AM   #12
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I made one of her thirty minute meals two nights ago, gazpacho with marinated shrimp. It took a freaking hour and a half. I can't really blame Racheal though, because she doesn't know I have a stubborn food processer.
It wasn't that great though, it was two hot just because of this one type of yucky tasting pepper in the recipe.

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Old 07-03-2006, 11:34 AM   #13
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The only way I can describe the way I feel about Rachel is by this one example:

When I was in Israel I ate this kugel, it is noodle cooked and then baked for a long time, like over night. It was called Yerushalmi kugel, because it is very specific for the Jerusalem, though probably not exclusive. It has this interesting taste it is made with melted sugar, almost like candy and spice, and I mean a lot of sugar and a lot of spice. So it is a phenomenal experience, imagine eating super sweet cake that was spicy at the same time. Well, I do not like very spicy foods, especially if it is black pepper, and this dish was very spicy, but it was so sweet I couldnít stop eating, hating and loving it at the same time.

I like to watch Rachelís shows but hate every minute of it, well sort of like that if any of that makes any sense.
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Old 07-03-2006, 06:24 PM   #14
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Yes she can be irritating. So can everyone else. But I do like her. I just can't see her as a talk show host.
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Old 07-03-2006, 06:40 PM   #15
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I guess I'll end up being drawn to watching her talk show ONCE - just like one is drawn to driving slowly past a car wreck. But I already know that there is no way I'm going to be able to stomach it after that.

The only reason I occasionally tune into her "30-Minute Meals" is when she's making something that interests me - otherwise, I just can't stand it. I never watch her other shows, since they really don't have much to do with cooking/recipes.

Something that truly hits me like fingernails on a chalkboard? When she's making a sandwich on a show. It's never a sandwich, it's a "sammy". For God's sake, the woman is 30+ years old. It's a SANDWICH, not a SAMMY - unless you're Age 6. And she feels the need to repeat the word umpteen times during the show. The same thing with her made-up word "Shtoup" (a thick soup - part stew, part soup) - how cute. But how many times do we have to hear the word AND the explanation in one 30-minute period?
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:02 PM   #16
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Rachael reminds me of myself! LOL ... kiddin I don't mind her cooking shows but NOT a talk show. She would run over a two hour show and never finish. When is her show going on air?

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