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    I think she is really a great chef but the butter she uses my goodness would make my heart pitty pat? Who is your favorite cook on tv? do you ever try their recipes? Buy their cookbooks?

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    I don't like here -- something about her soft voice irritates me!!! I like Guy Fieri.......he's so much fun!!!! And I generally like his recipes.

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    Mr. Food---down to earth, easy stuff, 5 minute recipes. And yes, I've tried several of them. He's on the last few minutes of our noon news.
    I don't watch those 1/2 hour shows.

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    I like Guy's Diner, Drive In's and Dives and Paula Deen.

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    Paula Deen and also "Good Eats" but I can't remember is name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysQuilting
    Paula Deen and also "Good Eats" but I can't remember is name.
    Alton Brown. Love his show

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    Quote Originally Posted by katiebear1
    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysQuilting
    Paula Deen and also "Good Eats" but I can't remember is name.
    Alton Brown. Love his show
    Yes! He seems to know everything about food and he's funny.

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    I like Blain. can't think of his last name. big guy with lovely eyes.

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    I like a lot of the cooking shows here, but too many of them cook in a way that I would put on 100 pounds in a week.

    I really like the Blaine's Low Carb Kitchen Blaine Jelus), but now it's on a channel that I don't get. :(

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    I DO NOT like Paula Deen. I can't stand how she constantly says "Ya"ll". Granted I do know shes from Georgia and some of the people talk that way, but it irratates me to no end. I totally refuse to watch her anymore. And she always CRAMS way to much food in her mouth at one time, thats nasty and I always wait for her to choke. But I am sure that if she did, it would be edited out.
    Now for the show Down Home with the Nealy's....OH PLEASE...get a motel room. I can't stand the way the talk on that show, to me its too "sexually oriented" but then again maybe its just me.
    Same with Guy Fieri (spelling im sure is wrong). He crams TOO MUCH in his mouth also, but I come to expect that from men. But have you noticed how much JEWELRY he is now wearing....and its not anything small its all HUGE, look at the watch, OMG that watch face is as big as my hand is, and the gold chain he wears, that must weigh ten pounds. I call him "Wanna Be Mr.T" lol. If he would do away with some of that Jewelry, and wouldn't cram so much in his mouth he wouldn't be bad. I do watch him sometimes because I do like to see what kinds of foods are favorites all over the country on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
    Now Rachel Ray, she drives me BONKERS. I like her recipes and I even have one of her cookbooks....BUT can you imagine how much MORE cooking she could get done if she didn't "talk with her hands". LOL But I watch her sometimes still.
    Now for Ann Berreli (Secrets of a Restuarant Chef) am I the only one that has noticed that she is trying REALLY REALLY hard to act like Rachel Ray? I mean Rachel Ray coined EVOO and a few others, but This woman is now trying to coin some too...one I can think of right off is BTB=bring to boil....Oh well.
    Hell's Kitchen....OH that show makes me want to REACH IN my TV and grab Chef Ramsey by the throat and squeeze it. He is so very disrespectful to those chefs it isnt even funny, and yes I do know that when they signed up for that show that they probably had to sign a waiver that they can't sue or something and allowing them to be treated that way. What a shame. And now they are doing a NEW REALITY show...what a surprise LOLOL..thats all thats on TV anymore. Called i think it is "Conviction Kitchen" or something like that. Its some chef and his wife hires convicts to work in his kitchen...Well THAT SHOW WILL NOT be watched on my Tv. For one, that man is trying to act like Chef Ramsey from Hell's Kitchen which is HORRIBLE and just the way that he talks to those people. Granted they have done wrong and I am sure they did their time for what they did, but they still DO NOT deserve to be treated that way. But then, thats my opinion.

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    I watch a lot of Food Network. I love watching Alton Brown but if I'm looking for something to cook it's usually from Rachel Rays show.

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    Love, love, love Ina (Barefoot Contessa)!

    Classy lady, and one of the few chefs on TV who does NOT have a gimmick. Just straightforward cooking without flashing lights or screaming at you.

    I was just thinking last night that I was going to spring for some fresh tuna to make her tuna avocado salad.

    To. die. for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    I DO NOT like Paula Deen. I can't stand how she constantly says "Ya"ll". Granted I do know shes from Georgia and some of the people talk that way, but it irratates me to no end. I totally refuse to watch her anymore. And she always CRAMS way to much food in her mouth at one time, thats nasty and I always wait for her to choke. But I am sure that if she did, it would be edited out.
    Now for the show Down Home with the Nealy's....OH PLEASE...get a motel room. I can't stand the way the talk on that show, to me its too "sexually oriented" but then again maybe its just me.
    Same with Guy Fieri (spelling im sure is wrong). He crams TOO MUCH in his mouth also, but I come to expect that from men. But have you noticed how much JEWELRY he is now wearing....and its not anything small its all HUGE, look at the watch, OMG that watch face is as big as my hand is, and the gold chain he wears, that must weigh ten pounds. I call him "Wanna Be Mr.T" lol. If he would do away with some of that Jewelry, and wouldn't cram so much in his mouth he wouldn't be bad. I do watch him sometimes because I do like to see what kinds of foods are favorites all over the country on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
    Now Rachel Ray, she drives me BONKERS. I like her recipes and I even have one of her cookbooks....BUT can you imagine how much MORE cooking she could get done if she didn't "talk with her hands". LOL But I watch her sometimes still.
    Now for Ann Berreli (Secrets of a Restuarant Chef) am I the only one that has noticed that she is trying REALLY REALLY hard to act like Rachel Ray? I mean Rachel Ray coined EVOO and a few others, but This woman is now trying to coin some too...one I can think of right off is BTB=bring to boil....Oh well.
    Hell's Kitchen....OH that show makes me want to REACH IN my TV and grab Chef Ramsey by the throat and squeeze it. He is so very disrespectful to those chefs it isnt even funny, and yes I do know that when they signed up for that show that they probably had to sign a waiver that they can't sue or something and allowing them to be treated that way. What a shame. And now they are doing a NEW REALITY show...what a surprise LOLOL..thats all thats on TV anymore. Called i think it is "Conviction Kitchen" or something like that. Its some chef and his wife hires convicts to work in his kitchen...Well THAT SHOW WILL NOT be watched on my Tv. For one, that man is trying to act like Chef Ramsey from Hell's Kitchen which is HORRIBLE and just the way that he talks to those people. Granted they have done wrong and I am sure they did their time for what they did, but they still DO NOT deserve to be treated that way. But then, thats my opinion.
    Deanna, tell us how you really feel....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    I DO NOT like Paula Deen. I can't stand how she constantly says "Ya"ll". Granted I do know shes from Georgia and some of the people talk that way, but it irratates me to no end. I totally refuse to watch her anymore. And she always CRAMS way to much food in her mouth at one time, thats nasty and I always wait for her to choke. But I am sure that if she did, it would be edited out.
    Now for the show Down Home with the Nealy's....OH PLEASE...get a motel room. I can't stand the way the talk on that show, to me its too "sexually oriented" but then again maybe its just me.
    You know for some reason when Paula Deen says "y'all" it doesn't bother me, but the husband on "Down Home with the Neelys" says it once or twice in every sentence!!! I can't stand to listen to him and turn the channel...lol....unless they're making something I really like! But I absolutely cringe if he starts "y'all"-ing again.
    Can't their director tell him to find another way to end his sentences, for crying out loud? I know it's a southern thing (my mother was from the south and said "y'all" too) but not with every breath!

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    not only the butter ,the salt she uses is the quota as for a week for one person in one recipe!!
    do like her progs and have used recipes but reduced the salt.

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    LOL Airwick! My feelings almost to a tee!

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    I got a big kick out of this thread! I will have to watch this one... I like Ina Garten. I have learned a lot from all the shows on food net work. The one I don't like is the one with Robt. Irving.

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    I like Ina also, I think she is down to earth even though she does use a lot of butter and onions in her recipes. She was going to be at a Stonewall Kitchen store signing her books just before Christmas one year. My mom went to get one and said that the line was very long even before the store opened! She couldn't believe people waited so long in cold weather for a signed cookbook.

    I like Robin Miller also, she does quick fix meals that look really good and seems like she could be your next door neighbor.

    There used to be an Italian guy named Mike Chiarello that had a show. His food looked delicious, but had ingredients I don't normally stock in my kitchen. Seemed like a wonderful guy with lots of great ideas.

    I haven't watched the Food Network in a while, but those were some that stood out to me when I was watching it all the time.

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    I agree with Airwick on Paula Deen and The Neeleys. My Mom was from GA. and I lived there for awhile. We all say ya'll...I still do but my goodness...not in every sentence and certainly without all the emphasis!!! They come across as a northern "want-to-be".....Just my humble opinion! LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    I DO NOT like Paula Deen. I can't stand how she constantly says "Ya"ll". Granted I do know shes from Georgia and some of the people talk that way, but it irratates me to no end. I totally refuse to watch her anymore. And she always CRAMS way to much food in her mouth at one time, thats nasty and I always wait for her to choke. But I am sure that if she did, it would be edited out.
    Now for the show Down Home with the Nealy's....OH PLEASE...get a motel room. I can't stand the way the talk on that show, to me its too "sexually oriented" but then again maybe its just me.
    Same with Guy Fieri (spelling im sure is wrong). He crams TOO MUCH in his mouth also, but I come to expect that from men. But have you noticed how much JEWELRY he is now wearing....and its not anything small its all HUGE, look at the watch, OMG that watch face is as big as my hand is, and the gold chain he wears, that must weigh ten pounds. I call him "Wanna Be Mr.T" lol. If he would do away with some of that Jewelry, and wouldn't cram so much in his mouth he wouldn't be bad. I do watch him sometimes because I do like to see what kinds of foods are favorites all over the country on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
    Now Rachel Ray, she drives me BONKERS. I like her recipes and I even have one of her cookbooks....BUT can you imagine how much MORE cooking she could get done if she didn't "talk with her hands". LOL But I watch her sometimes still.
    Now for Ann Berreli (Secrets of a Restuarant Chef) am I the only one that has noticed that she is trying REALLY REALLY hard to act like Rachel Ray? I mean Rachel Ray coined EVOO and a few others, but This woman is now trying to coin some too...one I can think of right off is BTB=bring to boil....Oh well.
    Hell's Kitchen....OH that show makes me want to REACH IN my TV and grab Chef Ramsey by the throat and squeeze it. He is so very disrespectful to those chefs it isnt even funny, and yes I do know that when they signed up for that show that they probably had to sign a waiver that they can't sue or something and allowing them to be treated that way. What a shame. And now they are doing a NEW REALITY show...what a surprise LOLOL..thats all thats on TV anymore. Called i think it is "Conviction Kitchen" or something like that. Its some chef and his wife hires convicts to work in his kitchen...Well THAT SHOW WILL NOT be watched on my Tv. For one, that man is trying to act like Chef Ramsey from Hell's Kitchen which is HORRIBLE and just the way that he talks to those people. Granted they have done wrong and I am sure they did their time for what they did, but they still DO NOT deserve to be treated that way. But then, thats my opinion.
    Hey Deanna Why don't you say how you really feel about these shows? ROFLMAO

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    Guess I'm strange cuz I love Paula Dean. At least she is real. Watching her is like being in my own kitchen. Some of those guys are so fake. And who can afford some of the things they cook! Yeah I have Truffle oil and crap like that in my pantry. I want real food that the rest of us can cook. I miss Emeril. At least I learned something from him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    I like Ina also, I think she is down to earth even though she does use a lot of butter and onions in her recipes. She was going to be at a Stonewall Kitchen store signing her books just before Christmas one year. My mom went to get one and said that the line was very long even before the store opened! She couldn't believe people waited so long in cold weather for a signed cookbook.

    I like Robin Miller also, she does quick fix meals that look really good and seems like she could be your next door neighbor.

    There used to be an Italian guy named Mike Chiarello that had a show. His food looked delicious, but had ingredients I don't normally stock in my kitchen. Seemed like a wonderful guy with lots of great ideas.

    I haven't watched the Food Network in a while, but those were some that stood out to me when I was watching it all the time.
    Mike Chiarello is still on. He is on the Cooking Channel. I think thats him anyways. :) I do like Ina Garten. She is so down to earth. I wonder when she dies if I send her my name and address if she will give me her big huge glass canisters. I love those so much. And they are not cheap by no means. LOL.

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    No one mentioned Semi-Homemade. Sandy always has her kitchen dressed with her theme and her table-scape also matches. I would never go through all that hoopla, even for a party. Her recipes are pretty easy. Anyway, she makes it look easy. But the best thing on her show is the cocktail at the end of her show. Too bad I don't drink or I'd be trying them all.

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    I love to watch "the two fat ladies", but i don't think i would ever cook what they fix...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    I DO NOT like Paula Deen. I can't stand how she constantly says "Ya"ll". Granted I do know shes from Georgia and some of the people talk that way, but it irratates me to no end. I totally refuse to watch her anymore. And she always CRAMS way to much food in her mouth at one time, thats nasty and I always wait for her to choke. But I am sure that if she did, it would be edited out.
    Now for the show Down Home with the Nealy's....OH PLEASE...get a motel room. I can't stand the way the talk on that show, to me its too "sexually oriented" but then again maybe its just me.
    Same with Guy Fieri (spelling im sure is wrong). He crams TOO MUCH in his mouth also, but I come to expect that from men. But have you noticed how much JEWELRY he is now wearing....and its not anything small its all HUGE, look at the watch, OMG that watch face is as big as my hand is, and the gold chain he wears, that must weigh ten pounds. I call him "Wanna Be Mr.T" lol. If he would do away with some of that Jewelry, and wouldn't cram so much in his mouth he wouldn't be bad. I do watch him sometimes because I do like to see what kinds of foods are favorites all over the country on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
    Now Rachel Ray, she drives me BONKERS. I like her recipes and I even have one of her cookbooks....BUT can you imagine how much MORE cooking she could get done if she didn't "talk with her hands". LOL But I watch her sometimes still.
    Now for Ann Berreli (Secrets of a Restuarant Chef) am I the only one that has noticed that she is trying REALLY REALLY hard to act like Rachel Ray? I mean Rachel Ray coined EVOO and a few others, but This woman is now trying to coin some too...one I can think of right off is BTB=bring to boil....Oh well.
    Hell's Kitchen....OH that show makes me want to REACH IN my TV and grab Chef Ramsey by the throat and squeeze it. He is so very disrespectful to those chefs it isnt even funny, and yes I do know that when they signed up for that show that they probably had to sign a waiver that they can't sue or something and allowing them to be treated that way. What a shame. And now they are doing a NEW REALITY show...what a surprise LOLOL..thats all thats on TV anymore. Called i think it is "Conviction Kitchen" or something like that. Its some chef and his wife hires convicts to work in his kitchen...Well THAT SHOW WILL NOT be watched on my Tv. For one, that man is trying to act like Chef Ramsey from Hell's Kitchen which is HORRIBLE and just the way that he talks to those people. Granted they have done wrong and I am sure they did their time for what they did, but they still DO NOT deserve to be treated that way. But then, thats my opinion.
    Deanna, you're a hoot!!!!I guess that's why I don't watch cooking shows!!!!!!!

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