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Pickles

Ina Garten

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Usually I don't get on the fence like this. I either love yah, or hate yah. :raz: With Ina, I can't tell. I like her food and she cooks very simply, but her delivery drives me insane. Everything she makes she wants the viewer to think they'll have an orgasm when it comes out of the oven. I'm like..."It's a fricken CHICKEN for cornssake!" :rolleyes: And the constant "Uaugh!! This is going to be sooo goood! Aauaghh!! Augggh!!" after everthing she says is annoying as hell too. There's something a bit.... smarmy about her and I haven't put my finger on it. I think in the deep crevices of her mind, she's a Cruella DeVille type cook. She thinks her food is so sublime she'd gladly poison anyone who gets in her way. She's almost feindish when she serves her husband and all her friends--they'd better carry epi-pens and antidote for rat poison. :cool:

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Pickles, you're watching her right now, aren't you? I am and the this is gonna be so good thing gets me a little too. Kinda like Rachel Ray behind a real quality downer?

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I have no idea who this person is, but now I've got Ina Garten Da Vida stuck in my head and it won't go away!

The horror! The horror! :shock:


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Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea!

- Sydney Smith, English clergyman & essayist, 1771-1845

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GR, that's got to be better than the earworm from Sandra Lee: I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world....gah...somebody ship me some earwigs and I'll attempt Night Gallery surgery!

Edit for dumbosity


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I find her fascinating in a DSM-IV kind of way.

That now fully explains your personality to me, thanks. :laugh:

I'm not sure that's a good thing, but you're welcome.


amanda

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Pickles, you're watching her right now, aren't you?

Umm...wha?? Who...uh.....ME? You talkin' to me?? :raz:

(YES! OKAY!! I ADMIT IT!! :angry: )

:laugh:

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Whether you love her or hate her, here are her books:

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you obviously haven't ever seen Nigella. Talk about having an orgasim while she's cooking. Really annoying ooohs and ahhhs.

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I don't really like watching her. I don't hate her, but her show bores me. Her recipes, however are GOOD. Nothing fancy, but they're delicious and easy without resorting to crap shortcuts.


Heather Johnson

In Good Thyme

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I'll definitely add affirmative to flavorsome recipes. We crash on people so much sometimes that I wonder if JC had not been the founding goddess of the genre, and starting out now, how would she be received? Or is that sacreligious to say, or spew such heresy?


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I find her fascinating in a DSM-IV kind of way.

That now fully explains your personality to me, thanks. :laugh:

That scares me that everyone seems to know what the DSM-IV is!...I heard the DSM-V is out now :blink:


Moo, Cluck, Oink.....they all taste good!

The Hungry Detective

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Okay, Chris, I'll bite. I figured it for something that shoots.

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Jason Perlow

Co-Founder, The Society for Culinary Arts & Letters

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Ah....so no wonder I didn't recognize it! My doctors usually won't let me out of the straitjacket to read their literature. But I was close, in an eG way-task forces use it!

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you obviously haven't ever seen Nigella. Talk about having an orgasim while she's cooking. Really annoying ooohs and ahhhs.

Actually I am a huge Nigella Lawson fan. I think her culinary Big "Oh's!!" are far more sincere than Ina Garten's fakey ones. Nigella doesn't NEED for you to like her food. Matter of fact, I don't think she'd care if you refused one of her dishes. She'd get out a big bowl and pour you some Cheerio's. Ina'd beat you over the head with a salami. :laugh:

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I like Ina. She makes food that is simple tastes good and my family will eat. She acts like someone you could party with. One thing that does get on my nerves is when she laughs and sucks in her breath. I love her house and kitchen.

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I adore those little sprouts of Nigella's. When she made the after school snacks and they sat there and shaved their own cheese and passed it around, it stole my heart. She (Nigella) has had a very bittersweet life that was made very public. A real woman's woman IMHO.

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In a network populated with Sandra Lee, Emeril "Bam" Lagasse, Rachael "30 Minute Shit" Ray, Paula "Droolin' Hillbilly" Dean, And the gastronomic authorities, Dweezil and Lisa, I find Ina Garten's program to be among the best. Her Oohs and Ahs don't bother me in the least, because the woman can cook.

Ina Garten doesn't make crap, she doesn't spank herself while shouting "Pork fat rules!" in front of a studio audience, she doesn't take make beef bourguignon in 30 minutes, she doesn't make Aunt Bea look like a carpetbaggin' yankee, and she knows more about food than anything else. The woman likes things with flavor. The woman can cook.

Plus, if you want really annoying personality in the kitchen, I could always recommend you go visit my mother-in-law.

My only beef with Nigella is with her high-priced line of kitchen equipment. Totally impractical. The cup measures aren't scoop and level -- there is a fill line on the inside. So a 1/4 cup measure holds more than 1/4 cup, if scooped and leveled. And who could whip cream or whisk egg whites in her Zeisel knockoff mixing bowls? They are sperm-shaped. Oi!


Aidan

"Ess! Ess! It's a mitzvah!"

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And who could whip cream or whisk egg whites in her Zeisel knockoff mixing bowls? They are sperm-shaped. Oi!

too funny...when i first laid eyes on them i thought "cool colors, but they look like a bedpan!"


"Laughter is brightest where food is best."

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Author of The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook ,The I Love Trader Joe's Party Cookbook and The I Love Trader Joe's Around the World Cookbook

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she doesn't spank herself while shouting "Pork fat rules!" in front of a studio audience,

Yowsa! Where can I get me some of that action? :shock:


Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea!

- Sydney Smith, English clergyman & essayist, 1771-1845

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I am admitably the world's worst consumer of 'celebrity' products. And I think if a manufacturer wants you to be an unpaid advertiser of their goods, they should give you the stuff. But I'm an ornery OB, as fifi calls us (BY the way, fifi, that does mean old bat, doesn't it?)

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This is one of the times I am really glad Japan doesn't have the Food Network, I can enjoy their booksand recipes without the personality attached.

I love Ina's stuff, as well as Nigella and Jamie too..... :biggrin:


Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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I like Ina. I have all three cookbooks and have had good results with every recipe that I've tried. I can see how her Oohs and Aahs can be annoying, but I do believe she is sincere. She obviously loves to eat her food. I believe Nigella really loves to eat as well, I love her straightforward style. Her book Eating Well was like a glimpse into her personal eating habits which made her all the more likeable. What really gets me are the ultra toothpick thin chefs with orgasmic reactions over their full fat high carb recipes. It is hard to imagine them really enjoying their own food. I understand that with moderation and an active lifestyle you can enjoy good food and maintain weight - but a few of these people look like they haven't eaten in months!!

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