i guess he's a creamy italian.
i have to agree with 30 minute meals for beginners, as well as tyler florence's shows. unfortunately, they're on the air less and less.
i caught a recent episode of emeril's new show. not bad. he's back to a cooking show, step by step.
as an aside, i've heard so many things, so much love and respect for alice waters for a long time. then i caught her on bill maher's show on hbo. unfortunately, she seemed out of touch, almost flakey. she's not one for tv.
ok, getting back: my wife learned to cook using mostly the fannie farmer cookbook, and rachael ray's 30 minute meals' cookbooks. check 'em out.