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View Poll Results: Who is your fave celebrity chef?
Emeril Lagasse 4 10.26%
Jamie Oliver 7 17.95%
Jeff Smith 2 5.13%
Julia Child 6 15.38%
Mario Batali 2 5.13%
Nigella Lawson 0 0%
Rachael Ray 5 12.82%
Other (tell us who and why in the post!) 21 53.85%
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Old 09-15-2005, 06:30 AM   #21
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I'll take Charlie Trotter. Not to burst anyone's bubble but Alton Brown ain't no chef.
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Old 09-15-2005, 07:23 AM   #22
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I would love to got to one of Gordon's restaurants, did you watch Gordon Ramsay's Boiling Point??? I also liked Guess Who's Coming to dinner (or something along those lines) where chefs helped regular people prepare a meal for their friends.
DH and I saw Ainsley do a cooking show here and he was great- such an entertainer as well.
Yes, that Guess Who's Coming to Dinner was a great series, I loved it.

Not to rub salt in the wound, but did you know that Ainsley Harriott used to be the chef at the MCC - the Oval?!!!!

Oh and I forgot to add Raymond Blanc and Christoph Novelli to my list of favourites.
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Old 09-15-2005, 12:37 PM   #23
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I bet Oprah was in one of her "FAT STREAKS" while Paula was on her show
Great thread & enjoyed reading all the responses. Thank you urmaniac. Sorry, but feel this one is not nice.
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:01 PM   #24
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I like Jamie Oliver, Wolfgang Puck (all his recipes I tried were fantastic!!), Barefoot Contessa, Johann Lafer and Armin Rossmeier.
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:06 PM   #25
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I really enjoy Alton Brown. I find his down to earth approach very appealing. I love how he actually explains the "why" behind things. He doesn't just spout cliches. He actually explains what happens in the kitchen in a way that most people can understand.
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:47 PM   #26
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I really enjoy Alton Brown. I find his down to earth approach very appealing. I love how he actually explains the "why" behind things. He doesn't just spout cliches. He actually explains what happens in the kitchen in a way that most people can understand.
Alton does have a "unique" approach (compared to run-o-the-mill cooking shows), in that he gives lots & factual(?) information & trys to be entertaining at the same time. Don't think he should be a moderator on the Iron Chef show. I turned his down-to-earth approach show off after his lobster episode - a food I love. To prove his point that lobster was a bug, he squelched a cockroach.
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Old 09-15-2005, 02:27 PM   #27
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Old 09-15-2005, 02:30 PM   #28
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I thought of Justin Wilson too. I wondered if anyone would come up with his name. He was a colorful character and
i enjoyed his shows. Too bad we won't see him anymore.
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Old 09-15-2005, 02:56 PM   #29
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Old 09-15-2005, 03:17 PM   #30
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oooops, how could I forget about Tim ! Sure thing, Tim Mälzer is also on my list

Well and Bio, he does not suit me down to the ground.....
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