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Post  Linda Baehr on Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:18 pm

I am in my hotel room watching Food Network right now. I haven't had it at home in about 3 years, and I miss it. There are a LOT of new faces that I have never seen before.
I know we rag on people like Sandra Lee, etc, but who are your favorites now? If I was looking up a recipe on the FN web site, who's recipes could I most trust?
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  Bob Wood on Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:36 pm

Alton's recipes are excellent. Ditto Giada. And I've never had an Emeril recipe fail me. He has tons on his website.
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  Linda Baehr on Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:56 pm

Bob Wood wrote:Alton's recipes are excellent. Ditto Giada. And I've never had an Emeril recipe fail me. He has tons on his website.

So basically, just the people I am already familiar with.
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Post  Tony V e l e b i l on Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:09 pm

I have to agree with Bob. For me, it is Giada, Emeril and Alton. Beyond that I can't stand Rachel Ray or Guy Fieri, whose bad boy schtick is annoying at best. I do an excellent imitation of Paula Dean ya'all. But can't stand watching her show either.

Otherwise on other networks I like watching Bobby Flay (or is he on the Foodnetwork?), Tyler Florence and sometimes Ina Garten. I think she is hilarious when she is making "Jeffrey's favorites".
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  Todd F r e n c h on Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:47 pm


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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  Terence T-Bone Livingston on Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:54 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:


Could you imagine hittin' that? Two for the price of one...
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  Melissa McCall on Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:22 pm

I love Alton Brown and Matio Batali. Lidia Bastianich is great, but she's on PBS.
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  Bob Wood on Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:55 am

Linda Baehr wrote:
Bob Wood wrote:Alton's recipes are excellent. Ditto Giada. And I've never had an Emeril recipe fail me. He has tons on his website.

So basically, just the people I am already familiar with.
The people you're NOT familiar with, the newer ones, aren't worth your time. They're not doing chefs any more, they're doing pablum.

I still hate that Marc clown who used to host the kids' game show, Double Dare. Smarmy bastard.
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:07 am

Food Network has fallen into the MTV mold of not being what it once was and aspired to be.

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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  Michael Bowden on Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:10 am

Love the Food Network....not so sure about the Fodd Network........
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Post  Terence T-Bone Livingston on Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:52 am

Michael Bowden wrote:Love the Food Network....not so sure about the Fodd Network........

She was thinking of the Todd Network. All Todd, All the Time. Simple typo, that's all. (Those damn F and T's are so close to each other!!!)
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  Linda Baehr on Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:34 am

Terence T-Bone Livingston wrote:
Michael Bowden wrote:Love the Food Network....not so sure about the Fodd Network........

She was thinking of the Todd Network. All Todd, All the Time. Simple typo, that's all. (Those damn F and T's are so close to each other!!!)

You would definitely need a big screen for that.

I didn't see any one the new people this weekend who looked worth watching. I guess I'm not missing much.
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  John Tomasso on Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:17 pm

I watch Alton Brown because he still uses the format for the purpose for which it was intended - to teach.
The rest of them, you can have. I will watch Giada if I'm desperate, but I can only take her in very small doses.
When she says "spa-gheeeee-teeee" I want to throw my shoe through the flatscreen, and that wouldn't be financially prudent.
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  mike pobega on Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:29 pm

Mike likes Tyler, Chiarello, Jamie (sometimes) and Lidia, who's older shows on Italy are a must see.

Giada is frustrating to watch. She's more a baker I believe, as her food is simple and things she does like jarred sauces are unheard of in a real italian pantry.

Mario is fun to watch, but obnoxious sometimes.

Some of the new people really suck: secrets of a restaurant chef? ridiculous.

The Neelys make me want to chuck! Gimme some sugaa sugaa. BLAH!

The Loft womens eyes make me afraid to shut the lights at night. I watched one and now need a nightlight.

The bald guy sucks too. Bobby is played out. Ray bites it.
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  John Tomasso on Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:43 pm

You can tell I haven't watched in a while. I thought they dumped Emeril. He's still on?
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  Jorge Henriquez on Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:05 pm

In this order:

Tyler
Alton
Giada

Everything else sucks rice balls (or as Giada would say, ah-rhan-chee-nee).
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  Bob Wood on Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:19 pm

John Tomasso wrote:You can tell I haven't watched in a while. I thought they dumped Emeril. He's still on?
He's not, though his re-runs might be, but his recipes are still available, at least on his own website. And recipes are what Leenda was asking about.
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  Yoni Ovadia on Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:40 pm

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:Food Network has fallen into the MTV mold of not being what it once was and aspired to be.

I agree, it's invariably a disapointment everytime I turn to the channel.

That being said, I'd go with Giada and then Alton.
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  Eric Anderson on Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:50 pm

Actually, I'm surprised Alton stays with them. With his production talent, I figured he'd pull a Tony Bourdain sooner or later and head somewhere he maintained his own rights.
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Re: Favorite Fodd Network star

Post  Jeff Tomas on Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:04 am

John Tomasso wrote:I watch Alton Brown because he still uses the format for the purpose for which it was intended - to teach.
The rest of them, you can have. I will watch Giada if I'm desperate, but I can only take her in very small doses.
When she says "spa-gheeeee-teeee" I want to throw my shoe through the flatscreen, and that wouldn't be financially prudent.
Oh, now come on John. You can think of a couple of reasons to watch Giada.
Alton is a blast and most instructive.
Beyond them, I don't have much use for the rest.
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