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Old 06-10-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
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What do you think of celebrity chefs?

Dear fellow gastronomes!

I am doing PhD research in to celebrity chefs. Why are they so successful? Does Nigella have to be sexy? Does Jamie have to be pukka? Would really appreciate your opinion.


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Old 06-10-2007, 08:35 PM   #2
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I think the personality of the chef and the tips/cooking style draws me in more than anything. Here are some reasons why I like particular celebirty chefs...

Alton Brown.... basic fundamentals of cooking... I love watching him and his shows because I learn so much about things that I use in the kitchen.

Bobby Flay.... he appeals to my fire mouth. His cooking style and choice of ingredients appeals to me when it comes to robust and zesty food.

Their looks or sex appeal really do not affect what it is that I can learn from them.... it is what they can do to teach me how to please my pallet or the pallets of my family.

I like Rachel Ray.. because she usually cooks practical food and I like the Tasty Travels shows because it gives me ideas for food to cook as well as places to check out should I ever visit the towns for which the show is showcasing.

Hope that helps some!
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:36 PM   #3
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It seems they have to be TV personalities first, chefs or cooks second or maybe even third after looks for some of them. THe best have all three.
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
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I agree with the personality, and the types of they are cooking. We are drawn to our favorite foods I think.
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:39 PM   #5
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Well since T.V. Food Show and Celebrity Chef bashing is prohibited here, and I don't want Miss Elf sending me to the woodshed, I shall pass on this one.










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Old 06-10-2007, 09:58 PM   #6
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while i enjoy alton/rachel/ming tsai/morimoto and a few others
the rest of them drive me nuts as a professional chef i guess i will walk the same path as uncle bob
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Well since T.V. Food Show and Celebrity Chef bashing is prohibited here, and I don't want Miss Elf sending me to the woodshed, I shall pass on this one.















(and thank you for not bashing - I appreciate it)
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:15 PM   #8
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I knew it! I knew it! I knew you was watching! I was just trying to send a message to folks saying, they better tread softly

So obiwan ya made a smart decision! Ya just don't know how smart it was!
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I knew it! I knew it! I knew you was watching! I was just trying to send a message to folks saying, they better tread softly

So obiwan ya made a smart decision! Ya just don't know how smart it was!
well in the chef's code of ethics, it says never to bash a fellow chef
no matter how fake they are
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:46 PM   #10
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For me, as long as they prepare dishes I enjoy and they don't annoy the bejeepers out of me, they are fine.

Some of what I've seen on the food channel are a bit tooooo much.

Just give me my own show.
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