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Old 07-04-2006, 09:19 AM   #1
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Who Is Your Favorite Celebrity Chef?

Ok, guys. Who do you admire as your favorite celebrity chef?

Mine are Emeril Lagasse, Paula Deen, Ming Tsai, Giada DeLaurentis, Rachel Ray, Mario Batali and Bobby Flay.


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Old 07-04-2006, 09:28 AM   #2
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Wasn't this answered here on this thread you started a while back?
What's Your Favorite Cooking Show?
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Old 07-04-2006, 09:33 AM   #3
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I thought that it was two different catagories.

The other one is about cooking SHOWS.


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Old 07-04-2006, 10:28 AM   #4
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Hmmmm - fine line, surely? Most 'celebrity chefs' only become so when they appear on TV
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Old 07-04-2006, 10:36 AM   #5
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If we're talking chefs, I'll take Paula Deen - she seems to be the sweetest lady out there! (and what I wouldn't give to be her next door neighbor!)
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Old 07-04-2006, 11:23 AM   #6
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I agree about Paula Deen!! I also really like Ainsley Harriott; I never missed his shows when they were shown here in the US. I even like Gordon Ramsey, he may be very tough but the guy knows what he is doing.
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Old 07-04-2006, 11:55 AM   #7
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Most recently it's been Curtis Stone from TLCs "Take Home Chef." But I think it's because I have developed somewhat of a crush on him. (he is so gorgeous!) Hehe.

As far as cooking goes, I really like chef Michael Smith (from "Chef at Home" - it's a canadian cooking show so you US folk might not be familiar with him), Masahara Morimoto (from Iron Chef and Iron Chef America), and Jamie Oliver. (from Naked Chef, School Lunch Project, etc.)
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Old 07-04-2006, 11:58 AM   #8
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Most recently it's been Curtis Stone from TLCs "Take Home Chef." But I think it's because I have developed somewhat of a crush on him. (he is so gorgeous!) Hehe.
How could I forget HIM??? you're not the only one who thinks he's gorgeous!

The thing is, I recognize some of the places he 'shops' in! They're only about 15 miles away from me. If only I could start shopping there....

PS - did you see his Malibu Rum/Pineapple concoction?
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Old 07-04-2006, 01:17 PM   #9
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There are really four celebrity chefs I really like, though the order is constantly changing.

Emeril Lagasse - Energetic, animated, and can prepare meals from the most basic to the most elegant.

Bobby Flay - Quickly rising to the top of my favorite chefs, mainly because I've taken to his preference to the Southwest flavors and barbeque. That, and being married to Stephanie March!

Paula Dean - Outside of her nasaly voice and laugh, this woman cooks the way I like! Lots of food, plenty hot, and yummy rich! Cracker Barrel Restaurant, eat your heart out!

Mario Batali - Though I oft struggle with the speed of his monologue (sp?), the guy is certainly high on the list of Italian chefs in the world. He loves to tap in to his knowledge of the history of food in Italy and the types of food available in the various regions. He certainly favors elegant presentation, which is certainly not wrong, but for a budding entrepreneur in culinary arts, maintaining an upper end style can be difficult without establishing your niche.
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Old 07-04-2006, 02:40 PM   #10
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Paula Deen IS great!!

Her husband Michael even sometimes gets in on the act himself with her in the kitchen! But I have yet to see him really throw down! I bet he can cook a really mean meal!!

Her two sons are about to start their own show, but I think it's going to be somewhere along the lines of Al Roker's show, Roker on the Road.


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