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#271 ElsieD

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 12:00 PM

This is probably only of interest to Canadians but we watched the first episode of season 2's Chopped Canada. It was abysmal. The judges act like juvenile idiots and the host is smarmy. And the contestants - surely they can do better? I know a chef who tried out for the show. He was not accepted and when I asked him why he replied "I didn't have a good enough sob story". Seems the producers have that as a requirement to qualify for the show so the contestants can go on ad infinitum about how they are doing this for their dead mother or grammy or whomever who died 20 years ago. I get cross just thinking about the 45 or so minutes I wasted which could have been better spent watching or doing something else.
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Posted 11 January 2015 - 01:18 PM

The sob story has been de rigueur on Chopped for years now.  A beloved deceased grandmother/father (preferably an immigrant) for whom the contestant is playing, being the favorite.  Having a misspent youth or a period of homelessness runs a close second.  After that, the themes are first responders, lunch ladies, grannies, teens, television personalities and the hosts themselves competing for charity. 


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 07:04 AM

I wish they'd just lose that part of the show.  I don't need to know about the chefs' pasts (mad-up or otherwise), I just want to see if they can cook.  I've pretty much stopped watching most of the episodes just for that reason.

 

I don't know how many of you have been around long enough to remember the show "Queen for a Day" from the mid to late fifties.  The wretched sob stories of those women (most of which I'll bet were fictional) brought the show to a ridiculous end.


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#274 chileheadmike

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:36 AM

So last weekend I watched the first installment of The Worst Cooks in America, now hosted by Anne Burrell and a chunkier Tyler Florence.  Words fail me in describing how truly awful it is.  Chock full of freaks and geeks, "artists" and characters, there is not one normal or likeable contestant in the bunch.  It's gone from mildly entertaining to cringeworthy in three seasons.

 

I suspected this would be the case. Thank you for confirming and saving me from this.


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:48 PM

"So last weekend I watched the first installment of The Worst Cooks in America, now hosted by Anne Burrell and a chunkier Tyler Florence.  Words fail me in describing how truly awful it is.  Chock full of freaks and geeks, "artists" and characters, there is not one normal or likeable contestant in the bunch.  It's gone from mildly entertaining to cringeworthy in three seasons."

 

Once again, it's a case of too many clowns, not enough circuses!


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#276 annabelle

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 08:09 PM

It sounds like Ree, for sure.  Her show is called "The Pioneer Woman Cooks", I believe.  She is a blogger who published a couple of cookbooks and now has her own show.  She is the wife of a cattle rancher and the show is filmed at their home.



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:22 AM

Not Ree, I know her well, this was an older woman and not Kathy Mitchell either.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 12:40 PM

Not Ree, I know her well, this was an older woman and not Kathy Mitchell either.

"Farmhouse Rules" with Nancy Fuller?

I don't think it's Sandra Lee (blonde) though the food sounds like hers. Maybe Sandra went red in one of her seasons...



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:20 PM

That looks like her, but with a bit more red hair.  

 

I did see Sandra Lee this morning, heck knows what channel they are trying to get me to add to my channel list because it only weird cooking programs and  religious stuff.


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 11:58 AM

Just dropping by the thread to express my undying hatred for "The Kitchen" on Food Network.


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 01:38 PM

Horrid not sure mentioned? ( admitedly not read every page) The Jazzy Vegetarian
Seriously from the name, to her lack of talent to engage, the horrible food? I have no abillty to convey just how hirrid o think this show and person cooking on it is. So in an effort to " hold bavk" on how inrealky feel? I will elaborate no further!


" Cathy's Kitchen" anyone remember her? She made vegan fun ! I cooked my way through both her books and learned a lot.

I am strictly omnivorous but do have friends I adore cooking for who are of various desires to obstain from one thing or another.

Right now it is a couple of teens :) who are millitant vegan, so I am a nerd and try PBS first as catch up on what's cool these days in vegan...with Clinton and all ....TRIED Jazzy Vegetarian for several episodes ...argh she is WORSE than Christine Cooks who is just horrible, but has 1 or 2 good recipes..it isnt good or fun for teens at all...so far ..lbut i will keep looking

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#282 GlorifiedRice

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 02:42 PM

Horrid not sure mentioned? ( admitedly not read every page) The Jazzy Vegetarian
Seriously from the name, to her lack of talent to engage, the horrible food? I have no abillty to convey just how hirrid o think this show and person cooking on it is. So in an effort to " hold bavk" on how inrealky feel? I will elaborate no further!

 

OMG !!! LOL

 

 

Its so bad!

 

 

Hummingbird? I urge you to look on youtube for vegan stuff. Most cooks can make more money quicker on youtube that waiting for their big TV breaks.

 

Im not Vegan but I really love watching Bhavna. https://www.youtube....4MPhS3o5o729Udg

Just substitute nut milks and vegan cheeses. Fabulous.


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 03:36 PM

Right? Just horrifying! I wanted to try PBS first it is where I got my start, it was our only choice other than cooking segments on other shows

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 04:50 AM

Right now it is a couple of teens :) who are millitant vegan, so I am a nerd and try PBS first as catch up on what's cool these days in vegan...with Clinton and all ....TRIED Jazzy Vegetarian for several episodes ...argh she is WORSE than Christine Cooks who is just horrible, but has 1 or 2 good recipes..it isnt good or fun for teens at all...so far ..lbut i will keep looking

Check out Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. They started with a cooking show on Brooklyn Public Access Television and are now some of the best selling vegan food writers. Isa's website includes some recent video's. You can find somewhat dated old shows on youtube

Disclaimer: I'm not a teen anymore, so this might be a totally uncool suggestion anyway.

If the teens are not too young and listen to metal, they might enjoy Vegan Black Metal Chef. You probably want to check the volume level, before you start this video. Unless you dislike your closeby neighbours and have earpluggs available that is.

Hail seitan!



 


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 05:44 AM

And anything with that Toni Fiore is great

http://www.pbs.org/f...lly-vegetarian/


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 07:35 AM

I'm going to be labeled a heretic because everyone loves Julia Child, but those last shows she did with the guy chef when she was about 90 years old and out of it were just sad and wrong.



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Posted 22 March 2015 - 12:36 PM

I'm going to be labeled a heretic because everyone loves Julia Child, but those last shows she did with the guy chef when she was about 90 years old and out of it were just sad and wrong.

I suspect you are correct - as Jacques is kind of liked around here too!


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 12:52 PM

well TB

 

you missed the point of Jacque and Julia 

 

entirely.

 

I could say more

 

but well  there it is.


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:28 PM

I'm going to be labeled a heretic because everyone loves Julia Child, but those last shows she did with the guy chef when she was about 90 years old and out of it were just sad and wrong.


I doubt very much that Julia Child ever did a a series with Fieri, you must be thinking of some Food Network spawned series.
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Posted 22 March 2015 - 02:05 PM

CeeCee   that Vegan Black Metal Chef should be in a Greatest cooking show ever  thread .    That was awesome.   " Seitan I release you from this prison!"  lmao 


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 04:56 AM

well TB
 
you missed the point of Jacque and Julia 
 
entirely.
 
I could say more
 
but well  there it is.


TBH I'm not being a smartass nor being sarcastic, but I missed the point as well - could you elaborate?

I watched The French Chef when I was younger (and reruns) when I was older. Always enjoyed and learned from the show,I think she was the original rockstar chef, her "OOPSIES" were priceless not as comedy, but as humanizing. I found watching her with Jacques saddening. I,m sure she wasn't doing it as a last claim to fame because in my mind she had never lost it. I realize we all get old (I'm a senior citizen) and lose some of our capabilities, but I'd prefer to remember how she made cuisine a household word. I also feel sorry for younger viewers whose sole exposure to Julia is that show.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 05:56 AM

ok I like talking about the bad shows and they speak for themselves ..just watch an episode!

 

with the Jazzy Vegetarian being the number one  worst for me on PBS right now

the second worst is

https://www.christinacooks.com

third worst is Christina Pirello is just awful to watch and her recipes are not at all inspiring  ..now she is dressed in Chef whites and "teaching" she is rude and hard to watch ..she is "dismissive" a trait I find less than engaging in a cooking show host. 

 

http://www.pbs.org/f...-cooking-class/

I bumped into her literally.  at SeaTac airport, years ago ... and honestly she is as she appears on TV very sweet and "somewhere else" …she is polite but  she responds to you when you are talking like she is in some etherial space no one else can enter…sooo ..she was in an airport ..totally lost, confused and politely asked me for help .. with the gate she wanted right in sight…so with out giving her any idea I knew who she was I guided her to the place she wanted to be and knew when I did she had not connected with the gate and was going to wander off again …4 times over the next 2 hours I heard them paging her  " MS Joanne Weirs please return to the gate" the last time whomever was paging her sounded angry. 

 

 

I do not have The Cooking Channel or any of the extended cable channels so I am not familiar with wide variety of atrocious programing they offer. But from what I have read in this thread so far I am not missing much at all . 

 

 

I will say while I am one who adores Julia ..if I were younger, had no history with her .. only saw her latter shows and did not have the history …of learning to cook with her …I would have wondered what the heck was going on with the latter shows? they were to "us" a wonderful way to hold on to her and it was like visiting the great aunt who you so admired ..but honestly if you did not hold her and Pepin on a pedestal? how would we feel about those shows? Some where pretty awful …. I believe I have seen them all and agree if you did not "know" the icons you were watching?  how would you understand the meaning of what you were watching?  


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 05:24 AM

Hummingbird? One day they will find Jazzy Vegetarian parked in her car at a rest stop singing the Mickey Dees theme song surrounded by empty Big Mac and McNuggets wrappers.

 

And Christina Pirello is NOT accessible, she just has an air of pretentiousness that makes you want to go out and buy a big juicy steak


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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:14 PM

OMG Christina Pirello just "supremed" a mango....Rofl

 

The episode is called christina cooks red blooded nutrition, catch it when it plays in your area.


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 10:02 AM

OMG how many times can Mary Ann Esposito go to the damn Piedmont?


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 07:23 PM

 Jazzy Vegetarian for several episodes ...argh she is WORSE than Christine Cooks who is just horrible, but has 1 or 2 good recipes..it isnt good or fun for teens at all...so far ..lbut i will keep looking

 

 

Hummingbird? The Jazzy Vegetarian is on the CREATE lineup. OMG Im gonna "hate watch" ! I need to see when shes on...lol


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