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Giada Should Apologize

Yes and being a professional chef I can add my voice to the rest of their's not that it matters and now the lastest bit of FN screw up's it seems they posted who wont TNFNS and the exit video's last night by accident, ( they have since been removed) but that cat is out of the bag, I wont say who won, but its just another example of more mess.

Jul 25, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Anyone else LOVE Nigella?

Who's food DO you like to cook? and who was talking about her breasts??

Jul 23, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Anyone else LOVE Nigella?

Those are good and that fudge is a good gift, my sister mom-in-law has had me make her Anglo-Italian Trifle more then a few times and one time in lieu of her birthday cake. she wont make it herself and she even bought a trifle bowl and gave it to me just when I make it

Jul 23, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Anyone else LOVE Nigella?

Its a good name and good show and he seemed like a very down to earth chef who knows his food.

Jul 23, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Anyone else LOVE Nigella?

Hey there is NOTHING wrong with getting roasted chicken from your local market, at least its a more healthy alternative to fast food, and there have been times after a very very long day in the kitchen the last thing I want to do is cook something when the first thing I want to do when I get home is EAT so those roasted birds and a fresh green salad and some good sourdough bread and butter make a really nice quick healthy alternative. But then alot of those same supermarket shoppers would just as soon buy some big frozen nonsense in stead and feed that to the family over and over again!!.

( but there are the times when only a big bowl of cold cereal will do , but I digress =) )

Now as for those chef Anna Olson and Michael Smith ( is he the guy that did the show that is actually your CHOW name and is it YOU???) if it is, I liked that show, he would cook some really lovely things for his family, he would come on right before Kylie and his food was delicious I would tivo Kylie and get about the last 8 min of it he would work out of his beautiful house?

I guess I just always prefer the more instructional programs and with the right personality, it makes for an interesting show.

It is just dumbing down in general, yet for some reason they seem to do many of these challenges and road shows from parts of the country where I can see alot of those people watching Aunt Sandy with a big bag of Pork Rinds or Cheeto's and passing the two liter bottle of Dr Pepper around.

Jul 23, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Anyone else LOVE Nigella?

You know I also prefer more techical shows myself, sadly we are seeing less and less of that on FN. They seem to want to promote more sensationalism then the "how to's and what is in it" of preparing a meal, I miss Mario and Ming Tsai, Sara Moulton, Emril and his Essence show, a few others that have now sadly gone the way of the Dodo and we are left with well ....I dont think I have to tell you

One of my favorites is not even on FN , and thats Kylie Kwong, I hear she is making a new series and her last one on Simply Magic Simple Chinese cooking ,was wonderful, part travel log and part cooking show. and her Simple Chinese Cooking is one of my most used and incredibly dirty ( from many uses) cookbook.

FN could use someone like her yet I have a feeling they would want to dumb her down so she appeals to the american "Red States" Maybe its best she stay on the discovery home channel.

Jul 22, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Anyone else LOVE Nigella?

As a professional chef sometimes "simple basic and common" is more gratifying then say something like coquille st jacques, especially when im at home, after speding 12 hours at work, I want simplicity and flavor and that what I have always gotten from her food

Also, simple can always be elegant

Jul 22, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Giada Should Apologize

Well these people seem to spend more time out and about running around stuffing their faces with other people food or participating in ridiculous challenges, having to cook with some local nit wit in his or her home town. FN seems to keep trying to veer away from the actual act and art of cooking,

As a professional chef I think someone like Ina Garten has more skill and style then Giada Thankfully Ina has the clout and style and good sense not to whore herself out as some of the others do....and I am not the only one in my line of work who believes so.

Mario, and Emril and Bobby Flay (when he is allowed to actually cook), throw Cat Cora and Ellie Krieger This new gal Sunny Anderson and last but not least Nigella are some of the better culinary talent.. Yet sadly FN keeps shoving Paula Dean and Giada ,Guy and Paula sons and some of these others who mainly show up on the weekends down our throats, most of the time they repeat what the other one does.

When I tune into food network I want to see people cooking not a bunch of posers on food runs . I dont expect FN to change this they prefer to appeal to the middle of the road. Perfect example is the TNFNS and how its painfully obvious that Lisa Garza should be the winner, They will have some work to do with her before she gets in front of the camera, but this woman knows what she is doing her skills and style in the kitchen is far far above the rest.

I know some people feel she might be way above the ordinary FN viewer who knows little or nothing about haute cuisine. Well good, I would prefer to watch someone who is like that then another Sandra Lee or some of the others. But thats not going to happen,FN doesnt have the balls to give something utterly unique and interesting a try.

Jul 21, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Anyone else LOVE Nigella?

Nice to know thanks I have heard of her , but I have not heard of her style, thanks I will check her out

Jul 21, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

macaroni and cheese! bacon wrapped, egg dipped, breaded and deep fat fried.....ugh!

Well there is the link for it, give it shot and tell us what you think?

Jul 21, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Giada Should Apologize

BF should be ashamed of himself taking this ridiculous hosting job , just as it was humlitating watching him and that awful throwdown series. He doesnt belong in these challenges, leave those to Guy and the rest of "foodie fake chef's.

Now back to Giada, "Americanized" that pretty funny well apparantly they ran out of was to americanized italian food since they thankfully stopped making her show, but alas she will be floucing around something new called Giada at home, I wonder if it will be her real home or some rent-a-home like she did for EI?

I saw some promo photo of her in a wetsuit, OY!!! I just wonder what exactly she will be cooking while at home, but I dont think I will be watching

Jul 21, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

macaroni and cheese! bacon wrapped, egg dipped, breaded and deep fat fried.....ugh!

They would be on the menu at "Lady and Sons" im sure.

Jul 20, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

macaroni and cheese! bacon wrapped, egg dipped, breaded and deep fat fried.....ugh!

This woman DEEP FRIES Lasagna, she is out of her ever lovin, meat rubbin mind!!!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pa...

Jul 20, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Has anyone tried Ina Garten's Brisket?

I have made Ina's twice and its great I fiddle with it here and there but still it came out great and the leftovers were just as tasty from everything from a sandwhich to a variation on her chicken hash, its a good meal especially for a crowd and even as an holiday alternative to Ham or Turkey

Jul 20, 2008
brycat in Home Cooking

Giada Should Apologize

Here Here and who wants to eat Italian every day anyway!!!! and like you Im also Italian!

Jul 20, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Diners, Drive-ins, Dives, and Disgusting

Hey don't give them any Ideas, You know they'll do anything for ratings! and GF will probably host for sure, I can just see his baggy shorted backside go flying head first into the nearest dumpster!

Jul 20, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Ann Burrell's new show on FN - June 29

I like this woman, she reminds me of the people I have worked with in several kitchens, her show is informative and accurate and a good watch!

Jul 20, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Was it just me...(TNFNS 7/13)

I checked out a few episodes online, I didnt want to waste important tivo space on this what looked to me a lame-brain group of "foodies who wanna be the next Rachel or Guy" and as several of others who posted remarked, none of these clowns deserve to be on TV. Is there no real culinary talent that FN could find, its funny they do this NFNWS thing yet, they have a bunch of new talent that came in, most pretty mediocre actually but thats just me, So why do this sad pathetic show, They give some some of the most inane and ridiculous challenges. I would love to see one of them just turn to those clown judges and say "Okay thats it, Im here to cook, not to make some meal out of bubble gum and a can of pork and beans, Goodbye!!"

Jul 20, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Bourdain on the Food Networks Personalities

I have never gotten over this hideous concoction I sent the Bourdain "tearing the FN a new one Blog" to several of my fellow culinary pals ( Chef 's I know from culinary school) and they absolutely loved it and then I directed them to the kwanzaa cake and most comments about it in return were, " Was this some kind of april fools day show" or "Why is this woman on FN?" and the best from my pastry chef friend Rachel "This woman is evil and MUST be stopped!!!" she feared for the lives of other innocent pastry that may come near her boney witch like claws

The nightmare didnt stop in that episode, did anyone remember her "Christmas Crecent Ring" made with those crecent rolls from the can!!!......http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sa...

Jul 20, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

Anyone else LOVE Nigella?

Okay, I think what Nigella is doing is doing her show ala the way the nitwits at foodnetwork want her to be, If you notice on Nigella Feasts when she would leave her home to go out anywhere she was running around Manhattan ( where FN lurks), thats was ridiculous, thankfully when Nigella Express came around she is happily back in London. I think they are trying to make her more like the faves old "Rub my Meat" Paula, "Yummo" RR and "Yes im Italian but my pronuciation of anything Italian makes people cringe" Giada , Im Italian and the last thing I want is to have Italian food everyday and to listen to her butcher the italian language!

Kagey, go back and watch more then three episodes, I never saw her as acting unatural or creepy to me who makes me change the channel when they come on is Sandra ( Mmmmm Kwanzaa Cake) Lee. Now as for the show Nigella Express as a professional chef I was a bit concerned she might be going too RR ish, but she's not her food is very simple uses fresh ingreidients and some ingenious short cuts ( the onion confit for one) and very very tasty

I do think she is almost too good for FN, ( here is when I turn into a snob) I think FN has really turned into a network for middle america (red states) reality tv crazed competition hungry clowns, That ridiculous "challenge" show, Bobby Flay and his humiliating Throw downs,( this man shouldnt have to do this nonsense and now they have him hosting that stupid "Next Food Nitwit Star" show), Iron Chef America still cant hold up to the Original Japanese version ( thankfully now shown on Fine Living Channel)

I digress sorry but FN seems to have really dumbed down its line-up Its sad that they get rid of good shows like Molto Mario and poor Emril who really put that place on the map. But I gather they were not as "exciting and family fun" as some of the shows now presented, that seem to be constantly pushed in our face ( Anything with Paula Dean and her constant cackle!) now as for the bus stuff and soup in a cab, who cares stick to what matters and thats what she cooks and what she cooks is always very easy and delicious

Jul 20, 2008
brycat in Food Media & News

The Wisdom of Ina Garten

Everything Ina does is simple and elegant, and you cannot get any better then that, I love the fact she refuses to get involved in other riduculous FN nonsense. I have made several of her dishes my favorite was her chicken hash, "Talk about comfort food" I actually once ate the whole thing...ALONE!

Jul 20, 2008
brycat in Features