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Favorite TV Cook Show Presonallity
      #1006746 - 05/14/09 08:55 AM (98.109.126.174)

OK... I'll kick this one off...

My real only favorite one is Alton Brown...
altho I do find a lot of his recipes need some tweaking, his cooking methods are pretty good...

I also find the Barefoot Contessas show interresting, as I know a lot of the places she shops...
and she highlights a lot of East End LI recipes I have been making for years...

I can't stand Sandra Lee... Just way too Cutsie for me!
Paula Deen is just way too much for me to ever watch... Blech...

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Re: Favorite TV Cook Show Presonallity [Re: peconic]
      #1006749 - 05/14/09 09:02 AM (71.101.147.151)

Brian--we were typing at the same time! Will copy my post here, and delete the one I started..

I guess I like Bobby Flay best, with close second Ina Gartner. Bobby I guess I like because he grills a lot and I love grilled foods, and everything he does seems kind of imaginative, a bit different, not a lot of heavy stuff, often with a spicy touch. Ina (Barefoot Contessa), I don't know, she seems to genuinely enjoy cooking and eating and she really cooks, unlike some of those folks...

Not so favorite--don't even know their names--the Neeley's, maybe???--the black couple. Everything they do is collard greens, all fat and cholesterol. Yuck. (Some of which could be said for Paula Deen, but her, I genuinely like. She's had a hard life and come a long way and her, I enjoy...)


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Re: Favorite TV Cook Show Presonallity [Re: peconic]
      #1006752 - 05/14/09 09:05 AM (71.101.147.151)

I like Alton Brown, his shows are unusual, in that he talks a lot about the science of why things work the way they do. Sandra Lee doesn't really cook and she is way too cutesie, I agree.

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Re: Favorite TV Cook Show Presonallity [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1006753 - 05/14/09 09:07 AM (98.109.126.174)

Yepr, I do like Bobby Flay too, just not his "Throwdown" series so much...
Can't stand any of the the "Iron Chef" series either!

I hated the "Neely's" from day one... just too much "I love you so much" cr*p! who needs that in a cooking show???

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Re: Favorite TV Cook Show Presonallity [Re: peconic]
      #1006754 - 05/14/09 09:09 AM (71.101.147.151)

No, not the throwdown stuff, that's kinda dumb. His regular cooking shows. Iron Chef is kind of an acquired taste. Eric likes it. I think it's OK.

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Re: Favorite TV Cook Show Presonallity [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1006768 - 05/14/09 09:17 AM (98.109.126.174)

Yeah, the throwdown stuff is kinda "self indulgent" IMO...
His regular shows are good though...
I do find it interresting who he's married to... "Alex Cahill" (Sheree J. Wilson) from Law & Order...
I had lunch at his " Mesa Grill " in NYC once, and it was really good!


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Re: Favorite TV Cook Show Presonallity [Re: peconic]
      #1006796 - 05/14/09 10:03 AM (68.84.247.247)

Brian, I am going to correct you here. Bobby is married to Stephanie March who played Alexandra Cabot on Law and Order. One of my favorite shows.

I don't care for Iron Chef either...did enjoy the original series. And I do like Paula as she is fun to watch. As for her recipes...some are pretty good really as I have tried a few. Alton is very informative.

Don't care for Rachel Ray at all nor Sandra Dee. I do like Big Daddy (can't remember his name now) that won the Next Food Network Star a year or so ago. I think Giada is beautiful and where oh where does she put the food she eats...she is so thin!

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Re: Favorite TV Cook Show Presonallity [Re: annie]
      #1006805 - 05/14/09 10:18 AM (69.27.229.11)

I like Ina Garten's recipes the best. (I'm also a Long Islander), but I do like her stuff the best. I like Tyler and Bobby Fley, and I like Michael (not sure of his last name) but I think his show is called "entertaining". I have not had much success with Giadia's recipes.

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Re: Favorite TV Cook Show Presonallity [Re: annie]
      #1006806 - 05/14/09 10:18 AM (98.109.126.174)

AH... you are right, never bothered to look it up!

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Re: Favorite TV Cook Show Presonallity [Re: peconic]
      #1006810 - 05/14/09 10:26 AM (173.50.64.191)

Boy Meets Grill with Bobby Flay is great, so is Ina Garten the Barefoot Contessa. Rachel Ray is too over exposed, some of her recipes are good but don't care to watch her. Michael Ciarello (not sure I spelled that right) is good and I really do enjoy Alton's shows.

Food Network has certainly changed the way we all look at food and entertaining!

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