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Old 09-26-2011, 03:02 PM   #111
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Can anyone say Giada DiLaurentiis???? If you want fake, she could teach a course on it! May be a better gig than actually cooking. I mean, how many ways can you make "piennne" pasta???
I do not believe they are she is fake, but one thing I don't like is she always uses turkey Italian sausage. I bought turkey Italian sausage one time, and never again. I broil my sausages in the oven. Within 5 minutes, my whole house smelled like Thanksgiving! If it's Italian sausage, it's made with PORK!

Has anyone else noticed that, every time she returns from a commercial break, another button has become unfastened. I'm not complaining mind you, just pointing it out.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:20 PM   #112
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And I believe you are ALL nice and informative, and I have learned a lot from all of you and this forum. Lets kiss and make up and move on. I enjoy all of you too much to see and hurt feeling continue. So continue to teach me, and share your good information as you have been. Thanks
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:51 PM   #113
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First two names, Rachel and Giada; and it's not so much dislike as being extremely tired of seeing them. I know - that's what the remote is for, and I've just about worn my remote out trying to find some good cooking show I haven't seen. Won't mention the Neeleys because of the "if you can't say something nice" rule. I just can't stand Emeril's "bam." (The mute button on my remote is worn down partly because of the bam thing.)

Hope I haven't overlooked a thread for "really, really tired of these people." Maybe if I watch them more, I can develop an actual dislike.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:07 PM   #114
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And, what is the significance of these "contest" shows, Chopped, Iron Chef, Cupcake Wars, etc. Am I missing something - where are the educational properties???
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:25 PM   #115
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The problem I have is when watching " The Next Food Network Star", here are these judges telling the contestants to be themselves, give personal stories and backgrounds, and take risks. But then when the contestants do this, they get reprimanded and penalized for doing so. What we end up with, is a channel of "Foodie Clones" all acting the same way, saying the same things, giving the same stories..... Sure there are a few that stand out, and have a unique personality of their own. But, I wish they would concentrate more on cooking and technique rather than trying to "celebritize" ( if such a word exists) and 'Brand' everyone and every show just so they can sell a bunch of crap. Obviously from a promotion point of view, they seem to know what they are doing, given the popularity of the shows, channel and merchandise. But what I really miss is the good old days when Jacques Pepin, Julia Child, Jeff Smith, Justin Wilson ( to name a few) just came on for 1/2 hour to cook and teach.

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Old 09-26-2011, 07:45 PM   #116
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the show "chopped" annoys me at times. i can see having a bunch of unknown ingredients, but there's always one ingredient that's so bizarre no one would ever try to use it in a dish with the other ingredients. for the most part, the chefs just try to stick it into their dish somehow by disguising or covering it up with other pantry ingredients just to get it in there. why bother?
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:52 PM   #117
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the show "chopped" annoys me at times. i can see having a bunch of unknown ingredients, but there's always one ingredient that's so bizarre no one would ever try to use it in a dish with the other ingredients. for the most part, the chefs just try to stick it into their dish somehow by disguising or covering it up with other pantry ingredients just to get it in there. why bother?

I agree. I these humiliation shows, I won't watch any kind.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:15 PM   #118
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I can't believe so many dislike Paula. What's she done to y'all??!
She's even given you new and creative ways to use buh'ta'...lol.

Y'all know y'all wrong...
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:05 PM   #119
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I can't believe so many dislike Paula. What's she done to y'all??!
She's even given you new and creative ways to use buh'ta'...lol.

Y'all know y'all wrong...
Nikki, honey, you're not alone I like her too.
Apparently some people here cannot take into your face, tell it like it is personalities.
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:30 PM   #120
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How can I say this without getting booed off DC. Well here it goes... The Chef that I like the least on television would have to be Mr. Bobby Flay...Before I get slammed, this is how I see it. First I want to say he is a Chef by all rights and his shows are for entertainment purposes...I get that.

How he became an Iron Chef is beyond me. He basically takes his tex-mex blends of chilies, avocados and limes and tries to blend it into any Mystery Box/Suprise ingredient they are given. His cooking really of Mexican or Central American dishes are way off from actual recipes. Rick Bayless does authentic Mexican/Central American Cuisine.

On his cooking show "Throw Down" he selects someone who is basically known for one dish and does that dish very well. Probably a recipe that has been passed down through their family for generations.

Bobby decides he is going up against them in a throw down and then has his research and development Chefs work on a dish. Where the competitor creates his or her dish from what ever they get from the local vendor or grocery store and Bobby has his team scour the markets near and far. Once they have worked on it for a while he shows up with tested recipes that have been worked on by several Chefs using the finest equipment. I guess what I am saying Bobby has his crowd and is entertaining, but as Chef its hard to take what he does seriously. I don't want to take away the fact that he has supertsar status, owns several restaurants, has written several books and hosts or makes guests appearances on all types of shows. Thats what a great PR Firm can do for you... stepping off my soapbox for now. Thank you very much for your time.
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