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Posted 03 April 2011 - 07:33 PM

Do you have one? I only very rarely watch the Food Network (or is it Food Channel?).

So far, I like Barefoot Contessa.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 07:36 PM

Alton Brown.  The epitome of Nerd-Chic.  

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:33 AM

QUOTE (Mara @ Apr 3 2011, 05:36 PM)
Alton Brown.  The epitome of Nerd-Chic.

Same here.  yes.gif  

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:05 AM

i like giada's simple italian recipes.  my tuscan bean soup came out great.  i also like claire robinson because she's hot imo.  

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:11 AM

also nigella. yowza!  drool1.gif  

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:13 AM

I like Ina Garten.  Though I heard she refused some make-a-wish kid and then tried to cover it up (could be untrue).  She still makes great food.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:22 AM

QUOTE (iluvgeddy05 @ Apr 4 2011, 06:13 AM)
I like Ina Garten.  Though I heard she refused some make-a-wish kid and then tried to cover it up (could be untrue).  She still makes great food.

i never liked her show or her cooking. angry.gif  

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 07:38 AM

Barefoot Contessa is a Martha Stewart wannabee, and almost as annoying.

Alton Brown grates on my nerves. His food science crap is nonsense and his cooking advice is down right over the top and impractical.

So having said that, the best the network has to offer would be...
Bobby Flay. Throw down is a great show.
Guy Fieri . Triple D makes me want to take road trips to eat the stuff he promotes.

I want to SHOOT THE NEALYS!!! "Y'ALL!" angry.gif Nuff said.

Thank God they laid Emeril to rest, so I don't have to go there. bam.  sarcasm.gif

Big Daddy is a clueless schmuck. Admit you made a mistake with him and get him off the air.

Rachel Ray makes me want to hang myself while giggling like Betty Ruble.

Giada...just keep showing cleavage and your job is secure.

What's up with Cupcake Wars? Cupcakes baked my smoking hot chicks who workout 24/7?
Yeah, they eat cupcakes.

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That network needs ME!!!!! atickhum.gif  

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 07:53 AM

I HATE that bleached bloated bastard Guy Fieri.  He stands there with his mouth crammed full of food, talking and chewing at the same time - I can't believe the producers haven't corrected his manners.  He's so gross.

Plus he ruined my neighborhood diner.  They were always busy, but his visit and and feature turned it into a circus - just TRY getting a seat there before 9:30 PM on a Saturday.  

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 07:53 AM

i used the alton brown method of cooking a steak and it turned out perfectly. probably the best steak i ever cooked.  it involved high heat, a cast iron skillet, and an oven.  

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:02 AM

QUOTE (Mara @ Apr 4 2011, 08:53 AM)
I HATE that bleached bloated bastard Guy Fieri.  He stands there with his mouth crammed full of food, talking and chewing at the same time - I can't believe the producers haven't corrected his manners.  He's so gross.

Plus he ruined my neighborhood diner.  They were always busy, but his visit and and feature turned it into a circus - just TRY getting a seat there before 9:30 PM on a Saturday.

Guy is awesome.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:05 AM

QUOTE (tick @ Apr 4 2011, 09:02 AM)
QUOTE (Mara @ Apr 4 2011, 08:53 AM)
I HATE that bleached bloated bastard Guy Fieri.  He stands there with his mouth crammed full of food, talking and chewing at the same time - I can't believe the producers haven't corrected his manners.  He's so gross.

Plus he ruined my neighborhood diner.  They were always busy, but his visit and and feature turned it into a circus - just TRY getting a seat there before 9:30 PM on a Saturday.

Guy is awesome.

Just watch him jabbering away with his mouth full next time you tune in.  I bet they've got tons of outtake footage of the camera man wiping food chunks and Guy's slobber off the lens.  

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:07 AM

QUOTE (Mara @ Apr 4 2011, 07:53 AM)
I HATE that bleached bloated bastard Guy Fieri.  He stands there with his mouth crammed full of food, talking and chewing at the same time - I can't believe the producers haven't corrected his manners.  He's so gross.

Plus he ruined my neighborhood diner.  They were always busy, but his visit and and feature turned it into a circus - just TRY getting a seat there before 9:30 PM on a Saturday.

i have to admit that all the stuff he tries looks damn good but it's gotta be a promotional thing.  there's been a few places that he's been into where the reviews weren't that great.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:20 AM

I know my 3 least favorite....

3. Alex Guarneschelli (sp?)
2. Rachel Ray
1. Anne Burrell




Ones I like...
4. Bobby Flay
3. Ina Garten
2. Alton Brown
1. Tyler Florence

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:22 AM

QUOTE (ReflectedLight @ Apr 4 2011, 07:53 AM)
i used the alton brown method of cooking a steak and it turned out perfectly. probably the best steak i ever cooked.  it involved high heat, a cast iron skillet, and an oven.

Me too!  wont make it any other way now!^^

I knew this thread would be hot!  People love their Food Network Stars!


Alton is my fave!  been watching him for years.  

I really enjoy watching Guy Fieri, cool.gif  but I know as many people who dig him as I do people who think he's a mess like Mara.

The thing about the Barefoot Contessa is true so far as I know...and in the end the kids family dissed her!  (thats Karma!)  I cant stand her...she's like Bob Ross painting.


For the shows? I'll watch the Challenges and The Best Thing I Ever Ate, but not Cupcake Wars or Chopped.  Now and then I'll watch Iron Chef.


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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:26 AM

QUOTE (ReflectedLight @ Apr 4 2011, 07:07 AM)
QUOTE (Mara @ Apr 4 2011, 07:53 AM)
I HATE that bleached bloated bastard Guy Fieri.  He stands there with his mouth crammed full of food, talking and chewing at the same time - I can't believe the producers haven't corrected his manners.  He's so gross.

Plus he ruined my neighborhood diner.  They were always busy, but his visit and and feature turned it into a circus - just TRY getting a seat there before 9:30 PM on a Saturday.

i have to admit that all the stuff he tries looks damn good but it's gotta be a promotional thing.  there's been a few places that he's been into where the reviews weren't that great.

I can take or leave Guy... you can tell on triple D when he really likes something and when he doesn't. There have been a number of places where he'll eat the food and give them a compliment like "nothing wrong with that" or something to that nature, but doesn't crap himself. Those are the places he's not very impressed with. When he demands the recipe or tells them that he's going to put something like that in one of his restaurants... those are the places he really likes.

Overall he's a big loudmouth slob, but can be good for a laugh or two once in a while.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:46 AM

QUOTE (Mara @ Apr 3 2011, 08:36 PM)
Alton Brown.  The epitome of Nerd-Chic.

Yup! I really dig the science aspect of what he does. It must be the chemist in me.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:51 AM


wrong quote

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:52 AM

QUOTE (Mara @ Apr 4 2011, 09:05 AM)
QUOTE (tick @ Apr 4 2011, 09:02 AM)
QUOTE (Mara @ Apr 4 2011, 08:53 AM)
I HATE that bleached bloated bastard Guy Fieri. He stands there with his mouth crammed full of food, talking and chewing at the same time - I can't believe the producers haven't corrected his manners. He's so gross.

Plus he ruined my neighborhood diner. They were always busy, but his visit and and feature turned it into a circus - just TRY getting a seat there before 9:30 PM on a Saturday.

Guy is awesome.

Just watch him jabbering away with his mouth full next time you tune in.  I bet they've got tons of outtake footage of the camera man wiping food chunks and Guy's slobber off the lens.

I just like his personality. I think he would be a fun guy to party with.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:52 AM

worst:
the only way I can tolerate Alton Brown is on Iron Chef

otherwise he comes across as a condescending douche talking to a roomful of 13 year-olds

best:
Sandra Lee has re-created herself for the 20x time, but 'back in the day' she was a blast to watch

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