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Old 06-07-2007, 05:17 PM   #11
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Gail Simmons is the "Special Projects Manager" (whatever the h.ell that means) for Food & Wine. Dana Corwin is the Editor-in-Chief.

Regarding Padma, it's hard to say without knowing her background. With that being said, ANYONE can be a critic because all it takes is an opinion. It doesn't take any skill or real knowledge to do.
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:19 PM   #12
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Thanks IC, I knew it was something for Food and Wine. Very true about the critic part too. I guess all of us here are guilty of that too at one time or another.
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:22 PM   #13
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Are you certain that that's how the contestants for the first two seasons were selected? I was under the impression that Bravo selected people from different aspects of the industry (fine dining, casual dining, catering, private chefs, etc.) in order to see which side could prevail, and also so the show would appeal to a wider variety of viewers.

At the begining of the episode they were talking about it. I'll see if I can find a link on it.

As for Marcel rapping, that IS the dumbest S%$T ever,lol. I could not agree with you more!
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Old 06-07-2007, 06:59 PM   #14
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Padma has written cookbooks and done some food network shows. She's married to Salman Rushdie. She also has some acting credits. I think if she has written cookbooks she must be familiar with cooking!
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:21 PM   #15
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Padma has written cookbooks and done some food network shows. She's married to Salman Rushdie. She also has some acting credits. I think if she has written cookbooks she must be familiar with cooking!
I had to look that up because I thought you were joking, but it's true. Ah, it's only a 23 year age difference.
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Pretty hard for me to believe too, i/c. Must be her love of literature.
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