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Old 08-28-2011, 07:17 PM   #91
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Cannot stand Rachel ray and not big fan of ina barren, but at least she knows how to cook
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:19 PM   #92
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Oops, meant Garten
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:22 PM   #93
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i watch the network on sat. after a long time of not watching it at all. i hadn't missed anything. cupcake contests, next network star. same old, same old. i won't be watching again. to bad, i used to have it on all day. i am forced to watch cnn. lol
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:56 AM   #94
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Check to see if you have the Cooking Channel. It's very similar to the old Food Network.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:23 PM   #95
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i watch the network on sat. after a long time of not watching it at all. i hadn't missed anything. cupcake contests, next network star. same old, same old. i won't be watching again. to bad, i used to have it on all day. i am forced to watch cnn. lol
I kind of like "same old, same old" stuff. I used to watch Soviet Propaganda and now I am too watching cnn
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:27 PM   #96
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I didn't intend to say anything bad about any of the TV chefs until Anthony Bourdain publicly bad-mouthed Paula Deen. He had no call for that kind of nonsense. It was just plain mean. He's now on my list for someone to avoid. I also trashed his book. Besides, he has a super foul mouth.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:32 PM   #97
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he's taken shots at a lot of people, from emeril, to ray, to zimmern.
oddly enough, his show has gotten better recently, including more eating, some cooking, and his wife. not as much cursing and drinking. ok, well, a little less cursing.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:57 PM   #98
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he's taken shots at a lot of people, from emeril, to ray, to zimmern.
oddly enough, his show has gotten better recently, including more eating, some cooking, and his wife. not as much cursing and drinking. ok, well, a little less cursing.
I get where Bourdain may bother some people (he is certainly irreverent, doesn't bother me in the least), but INHO his is the best cross cultural/travel/food show ever aired. He is always totally respectful, polite and complimentary of whatever grandma, tribe, et al, that is hosting him.

His show and 60 Minutes are the only TV shows I go out of my way to watch.

I recall one woman that hosted a travel food show that was in a hill tribal area of Vietnam, somewhere way the hell and gone. These people slaughtered a cow for her (precious resource, maybe did that twice a year), gave her the best parts, and she couldn't bring herself to eat what they served. What a twit! And how offensive. Thankfully, that show only aired a couple of episodes.

As far as the rest.. I do fnd Rachel Ray annoying to the point I can't watch her. The Neely's came off like idiots on that road show they had , acting like they have never heard of half the ingredients or techniques. Never saw their cooking show.

Think Emeril can really cook, as can Batali. If I stumble into them, I can watch.

The two people I absolutely cannot watch are Sara Moulton (don't know if she still has a show) and Ina Garten. I might as well take an Ambien. How do such boring personalities ever end up on televison? ..zzzzzzzzzzz.
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:26 PM   #100
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Max.......I couldn't agree more!!

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I get where Bourdain may bother some people (he is certainly irreverent, doesn't bother me in the least), but INHO his is the best cross cultural/travel/food show ever aired. He is always totally respectful, polite and complimentary of whatever grandma, tribe, et al, that is hosting him.
TV in general has been so lousy this summer that I've been watching "No Reservations" with relish lately. It's absolutely great entertainment. He certainly has evolved and this season has been his best by far. The few I've missed on The Travel Channel will be recorded this Sat. when there will be a marathon of all his shows this season. You hit the nail right on the head by saying.....
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