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Old 01-22-2006, 09:39 AM   #11
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Giada is the granddaughter of movie director Gino de Laurentis. mish could probably rattle off the names of all his movies, but I can't think of one right now.
You flatter me, mud. I would have to look up these guys' credits. First thing that came to mind was King Kong & Barbarella (a movie, I'm sure, Jane would like to forget -- if they're Dino's).

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Old 01-22-2006, 11:55 AM   #12
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Did anyone see that episode of ET? What was the "big accident" that happened to Rachel Rey??

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Old 01-23-2006, 04:57 PM   #13
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Giada graduated Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Paris. After working in a variety of Los Angeles restaurants, including Wolfgang Puck's Spago, she started her own business. Rachel, on the other hand, has no professional training other than some OJT (on the job training) that I can find.

What next - Rachel (30-Min Meals) Ray vs Sandra (Semi-Homemade) Lee? Actually, that might be interesting.

RE: Alton Brown. Yep, he's a food geek. He is also a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, VT - and has paid his dues in restaurant kitchens and catering. While some people may not like his "funky" style - I like it. Unlike most TV "cooking demonstrators" who spew out rote recipes - AB trys to arm his audience with a little of the science that explains what is going on when we cook. If you took Harold McGee's books, On Food and Cooking - The Science and Lore of the Kitchen and The Curious Cook, and Shirley Corriher's CookWise and made them into a TV show ... add a geeky guy with a bad haircut ... you get Good Eats! Could AB hold his own as a challenger on ICA? Probably not. But, he is a welcome relief after an hour of giggles and before an hour of BAMs.
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:21 PM   #14
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I was surprised to see them pair up Rachel with Mario too. I think Bobby can cook and I give him credit for his accomplishments but I would have liked to see Giada and Mario paired up as winners. I missed the show. Does anyone know when they'll be showing it again?
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:22 PM   #15
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Alton is my kinda geek, so I'm keepin' him. Plus he's funny. And I love his props to 'splain things.
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:48 PM   #16
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Still waiting to hear about this supposed accident Rachel Ray was involved in...

Anyone??



Anyone??

And don't knock Alton Brown! Since they canceled Beakmans World, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Mister Wizzard, and The Muppets, he's all I get to look forward to now LOL.
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:05 PM   #17
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I hadn't heard about an accident until I read it here. I'm not a Rachel fan - She is much too perky and insincere seeming to me - perhaps it is because she is in a hurry(?) Since she has so many shows I don't watch her at all now.
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Old 01-23-2006, 11:29 PM   #18
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yikes! has anyone else heard about this? I picked it up off an nbc website:

Food Network star Rachael Ray has signed a deal to host a daily one-hour talk show, beginning in the Fall of 2006.

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Old 01-23-2006, 11:43 PM   #19
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[quote=Michael in FtW].

And, regarding culinary credentials. Giada graduated Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Paris. After working in a variety of Los Angeles restaurants, including Wolfgang Puck's Spago, she started her own business.
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any stats or personal knowledge on real work creds, or just regurging web info (as i do, often)?
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Old 01-24-2006, 12:17 PM   #20
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It's funny because Rachel Ray and Alton Brown are two of my favorite Food Network personalities. (my only other favorite being Paula Dean) .

Now I will admit that I don't like Alton in Iron Chef America but on his own show he's a riot.

I love Rachel Ray because she is so perky and bubbly and full of life, and the fact that she's just as cute as a bug's ear don't hurt either.

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