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  • The Most Hated Celebrity Chefs (2 articles)

    08/06/2017 1:33:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 119 replies
    The Cheat Sheet - two links in body of thread | August 6, 2017 | Various
    The Most Hated Celebrity Chefs Jess Bolluyt The Cheat Sheet August 6, 2017 Celebrity chefs are everywhere. They host reality TV shows, judge cooking competitions, publish cookbooks, and open their own restaurants. Along the way, many of them ruffle a few feathers. Many celebrity chefs are genuinely talented. But some have polarizing personalities. Some have boring shows and lackluster recipes. And others are, plain and simple, badly overrated. Read on to check out the celebrity chefs everybody — sometimes including their fellow chefs — loves to hate. More Here’s Why Guy Fieri Is One of the Most Hated Celebrity Chefs...
  • Michelle Obama and Ina Garten Had a Perfect Lunch at the White House

    11/03/2016 6:10:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 94 replies
    Time ^ | 11/2/2016 | Mahita Gajanan
    First Lady Michelle Obama got a taste of Ina Garten’s cooking when they filmed an episode of Barefoot Contessa at the White House earlier this month. In a clip released from the upcoming one-hour special episode, Barefoot in Washington, Garten spoke with Obama about what she and President Barack Obama will do once they leave the White House. “I know it’s going to be wonderful for you. You’re going to do something extraordinary going forward,” Garten said to Obama. Obama, who appears to share a universal dream to attend one of Garten’s dinner parties, replied, “Yeah, I’m going to come...
  • Iconic Hodad's restaurant owner dies (Mike Hardin)

    02/06/2015 5:18:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | February 6, 2015 | Karen Kucher and Lori Weisberg
    SAN DIEGO — Mike Hardin -- beloved burger master, philanthropist and owner of Hodad's, an Ocean Beach institution -- has died, leaving the community in mourning. As news spread of his death, mourners gathered and left remembrances in front of the Ocean Beach restaurant on Newport Avenue, creating a makeshift memorial.
  • Holiday Impossible (Robert Irvine Goes To Double H Camp)

    12/08/2014 10:39:02 PM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    Food Network ^ | 12/08/2014 | Food Network Channel
    Robert Irvine takes on his biggest challenge yet! He's headed to the Double H Ranch, a 320-acre camp in the Adirondack Mountains of New York for kids with serious or life-threatening illnesses, where, in just three days, he will makeover the single largest space he's ever done. It's an enormous undertaking, but, for these kids, Robert's willing to take on the impossible! (
  • Here Are The Companies That Aren't Afraid To Show Support For Paula Deen

    06/27/2013 2:45:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/27/2013 | LAURA STAMPLER
    With the Food Network, Wal-mart, and even Diabetes drug company Novo Nordisk severing ties Paula Deen, major brand partnerships look dire for the shamed celebrity chef. But just because Deen's cookbooks are being thrown in the clearance bins at local Duane Reades doesn't mean that every company is jumping on the drop-Deen bandwagon. In spite of accusations of racism and using the N-word, Deen still has some (albeit smaller) corporate sponsors that are vocally showing their support. 1) Local food company Sandridge Foods voiced its "unwavering support." Twitter @SandridgeFood The soup, salad, and fresh produce maker out of Medina, Ohio...
  • Paula Deen fans vent outrage at Food Network for dumping celebrity cook over past racial slurs

    06/23/2013 1:43:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/23/2013
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Watching Paula Deen’s cooking show was a weekend ritual for Marilynne Wilson, who says she’s furious at the Food Network for dumping the comfort-food queen after she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past. “I was shocked. I thought she’d get a fair trial,” Wilson, a nurse from Jacksonville, Fla., said Saturday after stopping to buy souvenirs at the gift shop Deen owns next to her Savannah restaurant. “I think the Food Network jumped the gun.” A day after announcing that it’s dropping Deen from its roster of celebrity cooks, the cable network was served heaping portions...
  • ‘N-word’ user Paula Deen is an Obama supporter

    06/22/2013 3:27:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 93 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7:08 PM 06/21/2013 | Patrick Howley
    Television chef Paula Deen, who lost her gig Friday with the Food Network after admitting and apologizing for having used racial epithets, including the “N-word,” is a supporter of President Barack Obama, campaigning on his behalf in 2008 and cultivating a friendship with first lady Michelle Obama. Though Deen allegedly called Obama the “N-word” in front of her employees, according to a lawsuit, the Southern-bred television personality actually campaigned with Obama in 2008, invited Michelle Obama onto one of her television programs, and praised the first lady’s healthy eating agenda. …
  • An Ode to Alton Brown’s ‘Good Eats’

    02/10/2012 7:02:29 AM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    Daily Beast/ Newweek ^ | Feb 6, 2012 | Laura Colarusso
    TV’s smartest chef, Alton Brown, is ending his blockbuster show after more than a decade. More than 250 episodes later, Brown has achieved his goal of tutoring the masses, introducing terms like “hygroscopic,” “Maillard reaction,” and “polyphenol oxidase” into the vocabulary of the average home cook. He was the first TV food personality to get cerebral about groceries, helping viewers get to know the properties of ingredients and how best to manipulate them for maximum taste. (What other chef would use Tinkertoys to explain sugar crystallization?) Brown and his wife, DeAnna, built the Good Eats empire from scratch, shooting the...
  • Tons Of Stupid New Shows Coming To The Food Network

    04/14/2011 4:43:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    Food Network Humor ^ | Jillian Madison
    It’s new show announcement time in the world of television! This year, there will be 12 new Food Network shows for us to lampoon. And sadly, it’s looking like a lot more of the crap people already can’t stand. Stupid new challenge shows. Stupid new “traveling around and eating” shows. And yes, even a stupid new Duff Goldman show. Sigh. Read it and weep from this Scripps press release:
  • Former Food Network chef sentenced in murder plot

    12/13/2010 3:41:26 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | December 13, 2010
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- The former host of the Food Network's "Calorie Commando" was sentenced Monday to nine years in a California prison after pleading no contest to soliciting two homeless men to kill his wife, Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman Elizabeth Martinez said. Juan-Carlos Cruz's wife was also in court during the sentencing, Martinez said.
  • Hilarious video: Sandra Lee makes a Kwanzaa cake (NY's First Girlfriend-Elect!)

    12/03/2010 2:56:09 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 67 replies
    Happy Friday, everyone! As an early Christmas present from me to you, here's a video of liberal stupidity at its finest. Sandra Lee, NY's first-girlfriend-elect, aka Andrew Cuomo's main squeeze, has a show where she makes ghastly food from over-priced ready-made ingredients like pre-chopped mushrooms. Here's her "meatloaf" With the Kwanzaa cake she demonstrates a classic liberal multi-culti stupidity. She makes a "cake" by cutting a store bought angelfood cake in half--well, I'll let you see it. The flavor combination is too gross to describe here. "Aunt Sandy," as she calls herself, obviously doesn't know what Kwanzaa is,...
  • In a nutshell: Food Network’s Afternoon Programming

    11/21/2010 6:13:43 PM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Food Network Humor ^ | November 18, 2010 | Jillian Madison
    When you have Food Network playing in the background every weekday afternoon like I do, this is really all you notice after awhile:
  • Food Network Humor: Ina Garten Meme: User Submissions

    10/09/2010 8:02:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 110 replies
    Food Network Humor ^ | October 8, 2010 | Jillian Madison
    Last week we asked you guys to create some Ina Garten images, and you delivered! We got hundreds of hilarious submissions, but these were our favorites:
  • The Private Chefs of Beverly Hills Drinking Game

    04/17/2010 1:51:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies · 480+ views
    Food Network Humor ^ | April 17, 2010 | Jillian Madison
    After cringing my way through the second week of Private Chefs of Beverly Hills, I had an epiphany: THE SHOW IS SIMPLY NOT MEANT TO BE WATCHED WHILE SOBER. Frankly, there’s just no way to endure it without the aid of alcohol. That’s probably why Food Network airs it on Friday Night! Even they know you have to be smashed to watch it.
  • Delray restaurant's food is deadly, but will lawsuit kill it?

    01/29/2010 12:47:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 1,244+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | January 29, 2010 | John Tanasychuk
    Iggy Lena and Bob Kutnick knew it was a good idea — open a medically themed sports bar with unfashionable menu items, such as Chili Chest Pain Fries and The Heart Stopper, a three-pound burger. Decorate with a heart defibrillator and sharps containers. Make the tables look like wheelchairs, put salt and pepper in pill bottles and present the bill in a plastic first-aid kit. The result is their 6-week-old Heart Stoppers Sports Grill in Delray Beach, where the menu warns that "consumption of our food will definitely lead to obesity" and there is a standing offer of free food...
  • So far, 2010 is leaving a sour taste

    01/24/2010 9:52:07 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 13 replies · 939+ views
    The Tampa Tribune (Food Editor) ^ | Jauary 24, 2010 | Jeff Houck
    I thought I would be in a better mood in 2010. I mean, you can't do much worse than 2009. But after only 24 days, I'm deeply cranky about several things on the food radar. Watercress-gate: Earlier this month, Food Network aired an episode of "Iron Chef America" starring White House chef Cristeta Comerford competing with Bobby Flay against Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse. The hook: The chefs were to use vegetables harvested from the White House kitchen garden started by Michelle Obama. Only they didn't. Sure, they showed the four chefs tromping through the garden picking and snipping and...
  • The Trailer Park Gourmet (Guy Fieri)

    11/19/2009 12:30:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 131 replies · 3,256+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 10, 2009 | Rachel Syme
    ...Fieri's meteoric ascent is impressive, but it also makes him one of the culinary world's most polarizing figures. For as many fans as Fieri earns—Dora Long, the creator of Fieri's biggest fan site, says she gets “hundreds of emails a week”—he draws equal detractors. Like Rachael Ray or Emeril Lagasse, Fieri is a food personality who has rapidly outgrown the food, walking the narrow line between technique and celebrity that makes so many in the industry nervous. His recipes have names like “No Can Beato This Taquito,” and “Mac-Daddi-Roni Salad,” and he often effuses about the greasy meals he eats...
  • Michelle Obama's cameo in cooking show (Iron Chef America)

    11/05/2009 9:34:50 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 70 replies · 1,528+ views
    NDTV ^ | 110409 | New York Times News Service
    Alton Brown, the host of "Iron Chef America," fell into the turnip patch just before the show began taping several scenes outside the White House in late October. (The best stuff always happens off camera.) On the episode, which will open the show's new season on January 3 on the Food Network, two pairs of chefs will compete: Cristeta Comerford, the White House executive chef, and Bobby Flay go up against the combined forces of Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse. In a collision of politics, cooking and popular culture, Michelle Obama will reveal the secret ingredient that the chefs must...
  • Food Network Humor

    11/02/2009 9:59:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 87 replies · 3,910+ views
  • Father Leo vs. the Iron Chef (Tonight is the night!)

    09/09/2009 3:47:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 934+ views
    ncr ^ | September 9, 2009
    Father Leo prepares to Flay an Iron Chef. (Grace Before Meals) Would you like to see a Catholic priest challenge chef Bobby Flay to a fajita cook-off? Tune into Food Network’s “Throwdown! With Bobby Flay” tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern to see Father Leo Patalinghug take on the Iron Chef. Father Patalinghug, who serves as director of pastoral field education for the seminary at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., has a ministry called Grace Before Meals, which is dedicated to fostering stronger communities through stronger families, one meal at a time. “With God as my witness, I’m not...