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Old 07-08-2006, 05:12 PM   #51
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I really got bumed out when the Iron chefs form Japan are not on like they
were. I watched them releagusly. or all most every episode. I liked them
alot better than the american version.
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Old 07-08-2006, 06:05 PM   #52
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Who cares about a chef?

I just like lookin' at Sandra Lee!!
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Old 07-09-2006, 10:42 AM   #53
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There's also another one - Florence Tyler.

He has the show Food 911 on the Food Network weekday afternoons.


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Old 07-10-2006, 01:09 PM   #54
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My daughter loves Sandra Lee for her creativity.

Tyler Florence is a great chef too. He's on my favorite chefs' list.
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:17 PM   #55
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Don't you both mean Sandra Dee? The one who does Semi-Homemade Cooking on the Food Network?


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Old 07-10-2006, 02:11 PM   #56
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Don't you both mean Sandra Dee? The one who does Semi-Homemade Cooking on the Food Network?


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Sandra Dee was an actress best known for her role as Gidget. Sandra Lee is the woman on the Food Network.
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Old 07-10-2006, 03:32 PM   #57
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Ina Gartner,Paula Deen,Tyler Florence,Garry Rhodes,Nigella lawson.
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Old 07-10-2006, 03:47 PM   #58
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Frankly, I don't personally think there are ANY "best" celebrity chefs today. I think they're all media puppets. I hate all the hoopla, the bands/music, the circles of "pseudo-friends" sampling the cooking - the whole deal. Also can't stand the pseudo-reality show chefs - aka Paula Dean & the Barefoot Contessa. And if I hear about just ONE more show starring Rachael Ray. . . . Who are they kidding with these - we're having a party, come watch our guests swoon over our food? What else are these guests going to do? Gag on camera? Lol!!

I'm sorry, but my HANDS DOWN celebrity chef will always be the late great Julia Child. She fully explained the recipe, the ingredients (& sometimes their history), how to best prepare them, & how to serve them - without a band, without an audience, without hoopla. Just serious cooking. Which is what a cooking show should be all about.

Not all this current culinary CIRCUS that Food Network feels everyone should be watching. When Food Network first came on the air, I watched it all the time. GREAT shows - all the golden oldies. Julia Child, Graham Kerr, & others - when cooking shows were COOKING shows - not a jump to primetime TV. I don't think Julia Child was all that interested in getting her own talk show. She was a SERIOUS cook - not a bimbo with a pan.
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I like, in no particular order:

Paula Deen - hit and miss with her recipes. Some are just too, too..... too. And quite a few of hers are a bit too "semi-homemade" for my taste. But some are excellent! Try her Sour Cream Muffins, if you haven't yet. They are the quickest, easiest, tastiest biscuits ever.

Bobby Flay - not really into his show, but love his recipes. Almost all that I have tried so far have been excellent. Great mix of flavors, and usually not hard to make.

Giada de Laurentiis - again, hot or miss on her recipes. Like her show a lot, she seems very sweet as well. Have had varying success with her recipes. Some are excellent, some very mediocre.

Mario Batali - huge respect for this guy. Here is a man who really seems to know his subject. I like watching his show and his food looks and sounds wonderful - but most of his recipes are a little ambitious (or they are things my family won't eat) due to authenticity, so I haven't tried any yet. He's on my list, though!
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Sandra Dee was an actress best known for her role as Gidget. Sandra Lee is the woman on the Food Network.


Oops, sorry about that. Got it mixed up.


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