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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 09-16-2005, 02:40 AM   #31
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Paula Deen!
And, I love the way she uses real food! That's how I cook!
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Old 09-16-2005, 10:34 AM   #32
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It's hard to pick... I like different celeb chefs for different reasons. I think Alton Brown is really interesting if he's on a subject that I find particularly interesting to me (otherwise he quickly makes my head esplode). I used to really enjoy Jeff Smith's approach - - he would usually offer a cultural lesson relating to the food he was preparing. Sometimes I like the 'quick and easy' chefs that show how you can do something pretty easy that would be impressive to guests.

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Old 09-16-2005, 03:47 PM   #33
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Oh, one I also enjoy watching is the guy who travels around the world to eat stuff...man, I can't remember his name. I think he has a place in NY...Tony something or other? I'm sure someone will know who I'm talking about...
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:52 PM   #34
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Are you thinking of Anthony Bordain (sp?)? I really like him as well.
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Old 09-16-2005, 04:07 PM   #35
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Oh, one I also enjoy watching is the guy who travels around the world to eat stuff...man, I can't remember his name. I think he has a place in NY...Tony something or other? I'm sure someone will know who I'm talking about...
htc, you read my mind. I wanted to say I'd love Al Roker's job.

Also wanted to mention some of the shows I'd like to see aired again are Martin Yan & Biba (Cooks Italian). Food Network has much to offer, but after having read about the chefs around the world that I never get to see (on TV), think Food TV should broaden its horizons & bring more of a variety to the viewing public. So often the same "personalities' " show's are aired over & over, i.e. Rachael & Emeril. Would like to see more rotating of shows & time-slots/airings rather than the same old same old. Sometimes I forget how much PBS (Public Broadcasting) has to offer. I will start tuning them "in."
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Old 09-17-2005, 02:10 PM   #36
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Since i do most Italian cooking, my absolute favorite is Giada De Laurentiis .
But on the other end of the spectrum, my second is Paula Deen, (that good 'ol southern charm of her's had gotten the best of me).
Then there is Michael Chiarello that has great food with entertaining ideas.
And lastly Cat Cora, because again that southern charm, but her food with all the richness of the south, mixed in with sophistication of European influence is done quite well.
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Old 09-17-2005, 02:26 PM   #37
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I like Jacques Pepin, particularly when they paired him with Julia Child. The two of them had a great chemistry, and I thought Jacques showed her a great deal of respect onscreen.

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Old 09-17-2005, 02:44 PM   #38
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My fav is Paula Deen; she uses real food and makes dishes that all of us can serve to our family and friends anytime. Many of her dishes can be fancied up if needed. She just comes across as more real. I really like Jacques with Julia too!!! Still hard to believe she is gone..........
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:34 AM   #39
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Julia Child
Wolfgang Puck
Emeril Lagasse (I like his recipes, but its hard for me to watch him sometimes)
Ming Tsai
Martin Yan
Paula Deen

I'm sure there are others, but thats all I can think of at the moment..
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Old 09-21-2005, 11:50 AM   #40
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Tylor florence and Paula Dean
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