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    ina! i love my barefoot contessa!
    i also like giada altho her huge head can be distracting. her food is so easy to make and its so delicious.

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    I live for Food Network on the weekends. (Yes, I have no life!) I love to cook most nights and have found some really good recipes from Rachael... please dont shoot me! I dont watch her show anymore but I do look on the website to see her recipes for the week. I love to watch Taylor... he is so my type (physically) of a guy! I can watch him on Saturday morning then crawl back into bed with the husband for some nookie!!! Havent tried any of his recipes.
    Giada,Guy, Nigella (loved her since Nigela Bites years ago!) Paula and the Neely's, I have some great recipes from all of them also. The one that makes my skin crawl for real is Ellie Krieger! The hair, the face... the way she constantly makes eyes at the camera, not in a good way... I feel like i am in a porn! EEWWW! Also, Emeril.... HATE him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jin13 View Post
    The one that makes my skin crawl for real is Ellie Krieger! The hair, the face... the way she constantly makes eyes at the camera, not in a good way... I feel like i am in a porn!
    funny you say this, i was watching her yesterday and was creeped out at the way she kept eyeing the camera.

    ETA: i have food network on now, and that blonde broad from Secrets of a Restaurant chef is on. SHE IS DRIVING ME INSANE! she grunts and growls and groans. ick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdeb View Post
    funny you say this, i was watching her yesterday and was creeped out at the way she kept eyeing the camera.

    ETA: i have food network on now, and that blonde broad from Secrets of a Restaurant chef is on. SHE IS DRIVING ME INSANE! she grunts and growls and groans. ick.

    YES!! Her too! I will actually change the channel if she is on, with the others I will just ignore for the most part, but her..... weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ekee View Post
    ina! i love my barefoot contessa!
    i also like giada altho her huge head can be distracting. her food is so easy to make and its so delicious.
    I watch a LOT of FN.
    Ina, my overall fave. Love her soothing voice, her house, her garden, her style, her forays whether it be into her town or to Paris and her COOKING! Everything I make following her guidance turns out fantastic. She's taught me to ramp up my sophistication level in an understated manner. I usually have most ingredients on hand which is important.
    Oh, and "Jeffrey's going to love this."
    Cannot tolerate Sandra Lee's "tablescapes". Who does this???
    Michael Chiarello's recipes are too time-intensive for me.
    I quite like Tyler's Ultimate shows. Comfort food is the best food.
    Paula has become a caricature of herself. Her party show SUX. Just like Emeril's.
    Kinda dig Boy Meets Grill, but Bobby's fingernails, bitten to the quick, skeeve me.
    The only Rachel Ray I liked was $40 a Day and Tasty Travels.
    Don't like 30 Minutes at all. Seems like she's grasping at straws to keep that show relevant. Her "man hands" skeeve me, too.
    The Neelys are over the top with all the romancin'. He is pretty hot, tho.
    I'm ambivalent about Giada's soft-focus show. I do make some of her stuff.
    I get hungry watching Guy's DD&D show believe it or not.

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    haha, i was walking the other day past tyler's store. who was standing in front of it but tyler, ina, and the guy who is a food network vp (have seen him on some of the competition show). too funny.

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    I've made a few things from Ina's show. They have all turned out really good, but probably had at least an entire stick of butter in them. Not good for the heart My husband can't stand to watch her because she is overweight. He gets all pissy every time she adds the butter. Her food is usually fairly simple which I like.

    We've made a few things from Giada's show. Her food is always really easy and doesn't have too many uncommon ingredients. I have a hard time watching her though. It drives me crazy how she smiles maniacally at the camera all the time. Plus it irritates me to not end that she always has some cleavage showing. Can you plese wear a shirt that covers you up a tiny bit!?

    I really like Jamie at Home. The food seems really natural and homey. everything I've made from his show turns out excellent. I like that he doens't add much processed foods. Since we have a garden it's a great show to watch during the spring/summer.

    I can't stand to watch Sandra Lee. I haven't figured out why they have Sandra on after (or is it before) Jamie at Home. It's like polar opposites! Her tacky decorations, cocktails and tablescapes are just way beyond what is "normal" to me. I also hate how her background changes with every episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolem View Post
    I really like Jamie at Home. The food seems really natural and homey. everything I've made from his show turns out excellent. I like that he doens't add much processed foods. Since we have a garden it's a great show to watch during the spring/summer.
    The companion cookbook to Jamie At Home is great! It is divided by season and has year-round gardening tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aabbcc View Post
    The companion cookbook to Jamie At Home is great! It is divided by season and has year-round gardening tips.
    oooh, that sounds cool! thanks for the info...perhaps, i'll pick it up.
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    I can't stand Giada either. When she's not filming her own show (and the focus isn't on her), she IS a catty little bitch. I noticed that about her too on The Next Food Network Star. She never had anything good to say and was unusually critical of the other chefs, especially the women. It's as if Giada doesn't like the competition when another semi-decent looking woman is in the room with her. Giada strikes me as one of those those Jekyl & Hyde personalities...nice, pretty and smiley at first but behind closed doors, her saber and rattler come out. Most of her dishes are way too fattening, rich and heavy for my liking anyway. It's like come on, most people can't cook like an gourmet Italian restaurant every day. You spend a fortune for all the ingredients in most of her recipes too. Believe me, I've tried them. You have to go to specialty grocery stores to get all the things in her menu. It's usually $60 or $70 minimum for 2 or 3 of her recipes. It's unrealistic.

    Paula Deen's accent annoys the hell out of me. Whenever I see her shows, she's always making pastries and cakes. That woman has one hell of a sweet tooth. Her style of cooking is a heart-attack on a plate. If you cook like her, believe me, you WILL look like her. She's got such a pretty face too. For an older lady, I think she's attractive. You'd think she's want to cook a bit healthier and promote that on her show. Her sons are pretty hot though.

    Alton Brown is funny. He's fun too watch and I like the way he explains the history of food. He's worth staying up for.

    Barefoot Contessa has some good recipes, good ideas. She's boring as hell to watch though. Her monotone boring voice needs some life into it. But to her credit, she does make a lot of delicious dishes and I think she cooks the way a lot of American women do. Good entrees, sides dishes that are doable, and most of the time she makes simple, light desserts. Her recipes are affordable too. She uses things you normally have in your pantry or don't need to spend a fortune on to get.

    Sandra Lee's show is pretty good. It's true, there are times you can't make everything from scratch and that semi-homemade show of hers helps you stretch out your buck. At first she struck me as a little plastic, but you can get some good tips from her. I like the way her kitchen set is always decorated with the theme of her show. Pretty cool.

    Chef Robert Irvine is great. Love his show. He seems like a true chef, very particular and meticulous about what goes on in his kitchen. If I ever took culinary classes it would be with someone like him who knows his shit. He seems like a real chef, very professional.

    I like Bobby Flay and Tyler Florence. I actually think Tyler's a better cook than Bobby, (Bobby loves that southwest/tex-mex food that seems like fake Mexican food to me) but Bobby's really good on camera, comes across really personable. I watch both of them when they're on t.v.

    The two cooks I can't stand are Emeril (that fat-ass needs to retire) and Rachael Ray. Rachael Ray is annoying as hell. I'm not buying that perky and carefree facade. How her ratings have soared and how she's gotten so popular is beyond me. Emeril reminds me of an old Frank Sinatra. You know, an old overweight dude who is more famous for his name now rather than his actual abilities. I never watch his show, that whole studio audience set-up where everyone's clapping and saying "ooooh" and "aaaahhhh" distracts me from his kitchen. It's like WTF, am I watching a cooking show or am I watching a ball game?
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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    haha, i was walking the other day past tyler's store. who was standing in front of it but tyler, ina, and the guy who is a food network vp (have seen him on some of the competition show). too funny.
    Did he have grey hair? Might have been Bob Tuschman. He judges The Next Food Network Star. He has such a cute puppy-dog face. I want to pinch his cheeks.

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    omg today i left Food Network on during Cooking for Real and that ANNOYING Sunny broad. she doesnt shut the fuck up for the entire show!!!
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    Paula in nowhere near chunky as Ina,both use a lot of butter-Ina more cheese. You aren't going to eat the whole dish anyway.
    By the way,Pretty Girl-a lot of us on here sound very much like Paula Deen. Except she says "pe-CANS & I say pe-CAHNS.
    Sandra Lee had one heck of a bad childhood-worse than most on here. She has done well for herself. I made her ham/potato/cheese quiche-took 5 minutes and trasted so great,I couldn't believe I did it.
    I love the Neelys,although I am scared to make a lot of their stuff.
    On Cheftography,we leaned Bobby Flay dropped out of highschool. I'd say he did OK,too.
    Nobody touches Alton Brown,though! I have a crush on him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aabbcc View Post
    Did he have grey hair? Might have been Bob Tuschman. He judges The Next Food Network Star. He has such a cute puppy-dog face. I want to pinch his cheeks.
    yeah, that's the guy. he is pretty lanky in person.

    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    Paula in nowhere near chunky as Ina,both use a lot of butter-Ina more cheese. You aren't going to eat the whole dish anyway . . . .
    you are right, ina wins the chunk contest. she is a big'un. i wrote about that in the other food network thread. but i like paula, too. like her mannerisms and accent.

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