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Title: New cook book!
Post by: weazletoe on April 05, 2011, 01:05:49 PM
  Call me gay, but I have a secret man crush on Guy Fieri. He's got his first cook book coming out. Over 400 pages. Dude makes some pretty cool food. I'm excited. Makes a lot of great looking man food.
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Post by: euge on April 05, 2011, 05:11:57 PM
Only 400 pages? Man, Guy is slippin..
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Post by: Bret on April 05, 2011, 05:16:50 PM
I like Guy Fierri too.  Seems the least pretentious of the celeb chef crowd.
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Post by: bluesman on April 05, 2011, 06:35:55 PM
I like his show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" on the Food Network. It's a collaboration of good ole' American Eats. He's a very respectable guy that does his job very well. I might have to check out his new book.
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Post by: denny on April 05, 2011, 06:51:27 PM
When he was first on Next Food Network Star and Big Bite, I couldn't stand the guy's personality.  But somehow I got hooked and now I kinda like watching him.  I had the same kind of experience with Robert Irvine, especially when he was exposed as lying about his past.  Now I really enjoy watching him.  Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment.
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Post by: denny on April 05, 2011, 06:51:59 PM
  Call me gay

Not that there's anything wrong with that....
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Post by: johnf on April 05, 2011, 07:38:27 PM
I like Guy Fierri too.  Seems the least pretentious of the celeb chef crowd.

Is this the same Guy Fierri that wears more gaudy jewelry than a surburban book club, dyes his hair platinum blond, and wears his sunglasses backwards? The bar for unpretentious in the celeb chef world must be pretty low.

Mike Symon seems pretty chill... Bourdain I can see being called an a-hole or something but not pretentious per se.
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Post by: deepsouth on April 05, 2011, 07:43:38 PM
i think pretentious is an attitude, not how you dress.

i like guy, robert irvine, lots of people from the cooking channel.  love tony bourdain.  also robert zimmermen is pretty fly.
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Post by: Bret on April 05, 2011, 07:45:29 PM
I like Guy Fierri too.  Seems the least pretentious of the celeb chef crowd.

Is this the same Guy Fierri that wears more gaudy jewelry than a surburban book club, dyes his hair platinum blond, and wears his sunglasses backwards? The bar for unpretentious in the celeb chef world must be pretty low.

Mike Symon seems pretty chill... Bourdain I can see being called an a-hole or something but not pretentious per se.
well,looks wise, I guess you have a point.  I meant personality/attitude.  For comparison, I cannot stand Bobby Flay.
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Post by: Bret on April 05, 2011, 07:46:05 PM
i think pretentious is an attitude, not how you dress.

i like guy, robert irvine, lots of people from the cooking channel.  love tony bourdain.  also robert zimmermen is pretty fly.
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Post by: Slowbrew on April 05, 2011, 10:05:37 PM
I get a kick out of some of Guy's shows but Irvine just comes across as an a$$.  Even my kids who used to be Food Network junkies, wouldn't watch Irvine.  You know the guy is not making good decisions when a 9 year old looks at you and says "he's an idiot, why would you buy unpeeled shrimp when you only have hours to prepare a meal for 200?". 

I admit it.  I think my kids are cool.  And I love to have the car guy drives on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Paul
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Post by: weithman5 on April 05, 2011, 10:12:02 PM
i was recovering from a torn acl (thanks to my 6-6 son who was our high school varsity 215 pounder) and started watching all the cooking shows when i was laying on the couch.  really enjoyed some of guy's stuff more so than most of them.
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Post by: Steve on April 06, 2011, 03:53:47 PM
My wife and i went on a DDD binge when we were in NOLA.  Parasol's, The Joint, Surrey Cafe, Joey K's, Creole Creamery, Mother's.  Cassamento's was closed for the winter.  I think the Food Network overplays DDD. They've made cooking a sport with all of the competition shows.  I was an avid FN and Cooking Network viewer, but I've had it with those and only watch a couple of shows on FN and CN now.
What are the thoughts about Guy on NBC's "In It to Win It?" 
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Post by: Slowbrew on April 06, 2011, 04:27:00 PM
This goes back a little way but does anyone remember watching PBS cooking and home repair shows like Death by Chocolate and This Old House when they actually taught you stuff?  One of the reasons I don't watch the FN much anymore is they don't teach anymore.  Food is not a contact sport.

Are you really serious chef if you host a game show?  He probably makes good money at it and isn't too bad at it but it makes you wonder how much time he spends in a kitchen.  DDD proves he's good at eating.

I still miss Julia Childs going through a recipe and drinking more wine actually cooking.   :D

Paul
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Post by: hamiltont on April 06, 2011, 04:31:32 PM
I like to watch a few shows on Food Network too. Diners, Drive-ins and Dives is definitely on the top of the list. Always something to be learned....  Same for Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Chopped, Emeril, Iron Chef, etc..  Sort through the star glitter & glean what makes sense for your own cooking. Weird huh. Wife watches something else... I guess that's why I do the cooking...  Cheers!!!
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Post by: euge on April 06, 2011, 04:42:39 PM
The Cooking Channel is pretty much all cooking shows, punctuated by the odd Foodography.

Jamie Oliver gets my kudos. I like his style and method.
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Post by: Steve on April 06, 2011, 04:43:45 PM
Ditto Food Bros
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Post by: tonyp on April 06, 2011, 06:26:10 PM
  Call me gay, but I have a secret man crush on Guy Fieri. He's got his first cook book coming out. Over 400 pages. Dude makes some pretty cool food. I'm excited. Makes a lot of great looking man food.

not at all, I love guy too, but i love his old camaro more!
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Post by: nicneufeld on April 06, 2011, 10:11:15 PM
This goes back a little way but does anyone remember watching PBS cooking and home repair shows like Death by Chocolate and This Old House when they actually taught you stuff?  One of the reasons I don't watch the FN much anymore is they don't teach anymore.  Food is not a contact sport.

I don't have cable so most of the shows I watch with cooking are PBS or "Create" shows.  Jacques Pepin and Steven Raichlen are two of the best teacher-cooks out there...Raichlen makes me laugh with his unintended double-entendres, but I do give him credit, he taught me a lot of tips, and Pepin's tip on how to quickly dice an onion will probably reduces hours upon hours of cooking time over my life.  I like New Scandinavian Cooking, but it is less about teaching, probably like a lot of FN shows.
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Post by: capozzoli on April 06, 2011, 10:17:29 PM
Oh, I know what you mean.  and he is just poured into those jeans, and that bleach blond hair, and the way he wears his sun glasses on the back of his head. Sexy. You can be behind him and its like you are looking into his hairy bleach blonde face.
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Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on April 06, 2011, 10:20:07 PM
I like Guy Fierri too.  Seems the least pretentious of the celeb chef crowd.

Is this the same Guy Fierri that wears more gaudy jewelry than a surburban book club, dyes his hair platinum blond, and wears his sunglasses backwards? The bar for unpretentious in the celeb chef world must be pretty low.

It doesn't make him pretentious, just a douche bag.  Seriously, he's like 40 something and looks like a frat boy from 1995.  That said, I do occasionally watch DDD and actually enjoy it sometimes.  Of course, it doesn't matter what I think of him; he's laughing all the way to the bank.
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Post by: weazletoe on April 06, 2011, 10:46:43 PM


Is this the same Guy Fierri that wears more gaudy jewelry than a surburban book club, dyes his hair platinum blond, and wears his sunglasses backwards?.........

It doesn't make him pretentious, just a douche bag.  Seriously, he's like 40 something and looks like a frat boy from 1995.......


Wow, you guys are gonna be disappointed if you ever meet me...... :-[
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Post by: tubercle on April 06, 2011, 10:55:00 PM
I owe it to Guy Fierri for teaching me how to deep fry hamburger patties.

Forever in his debt.

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Post by: maxieboy on April 06, 2011, 11:48:10 PM
I don't have cable so most of the shows I watch with cooking are PBS or "Create" shows.  Jacques Pepin and Steven Raichlen are two of the best teacher-cooks out there...Raichlen makes me laugh with his unintended double-entendres, but I do give him credit, he taught me a lot of tips, and Pepin's tip on how to quickly dice an onion will probably reduces hours upon hours of cooking time over my life.  I like New Scandinavian Cooking, but it is less about teaching, probably like a lot of FN shows.

Same here, no cable for the last 10 yrs. The shows you mention are great. ATK teaches. Simply Ming is pretty cool too. I miss Yan can cook...
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Post by: theoman on April 07, 2011, 08:35:05 AM
I can't get enough of the cooking shows. My wife and I are addicted to the British Masterchef series, though they change it up every time and some changes are a bit hit or miss (like this season, which is a bit too Top Chef-like for my tastes). The Brits are capable of making a cooking competition show without being nasty or injecting unnecessary drama.

What I miss most from the USA is Lydia's Family Table. I learned a lot from Lydia.
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Post by: gordonstrong on April 07, 2011, 11:50:00 AM
We can see some of the British shows on BBC America, but they don't have much selection.  They did have some of the Masterchef shows a few years ago, but I don't know that it's been on recently.  They did show several seasons of Last Restaurant Standing (The Restaurant in the UK), which was pretty good.  Plus a seemingly endless stream of various Gordon Ramsay shows.

The Masterchef they did in the US last year seemed overly dramatic, but they did that with the US versions of Gordon Ramsay's shows too.  Top Chef seems to have the best chefs actually making real dishes.

I've started watching Avec Eric on PBS recently.  Eric Ripert definitely knows how to cook.  Just watching his movements in the kitchen is inspiring.  Very proper technique.  No wasted movements.  Everything he makes looks spot on.  And he uses MAC knives...
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Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on April 07, 2011, 12:08:23 PM


Is this the same Guy Fierri that wears more gaudy jewelry than a surburban book club, dyes his hair platinum blond, and wears his sunglasses backwards?.........

It doesn't make him pretentious, just a douche bag.  Seriously, he's like 40 something and looks like a frat boy from 1995.......


Wow, you guys are gonna be disappointed if you ever meet me...... :-[

Definitely not, Weaze. I'd just feel like an ass for being so judgmental.  :-[
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Post by: hamiltont on April 07, 2011, 02:14:26 PM
Still to date my favorite food related TV host is Justin Wilson (RIP).   I just loved watching that guy. Great Cajun food and great entertainment, bar none "I gar-on-tee!".  Here are some of his many videos on youtube. Enjoy!! http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22justin+wilson%22&aq=f (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22justin+wilson%22&aq=f)  Cheers!!!
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Post by: maxieboy on April 07, 2011, 02:40:16 PM
Still to date my favorite food related TV host is Justin Wilson (RIP).   I just loved watching that guy. Great Cajun food and great entertainment, bar none "I gar-on-tee!".  Here are some of his many videos on youtube. Enjoy!! http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22justin+wilson%22&aq=f (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22justin+wilson%22&aq=f)  Cheers!!!

A little more wine...a little more wine!  ;D  Good stuff.
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Post by: hamiltont on April 07, 2011, 02:43:55 PM

A little more wine...a little more wine!  ;D  Good stuff.
And a little more wine for the cook....
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Post by: phillamb168 on April 07, 2011, 02:59:57 PM
Still to date my favorite food related TV host is Justin Wilson (RIP).   I just loved watching that guy. Great Cajun food and great entertainment, bar none "I gar-on-tee!".  Here are some of his many videos on youtube. Enjoy!! http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22justin+wilson%22&aq=f (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22justin+wilson%22&aq=f)  Cheers!!!

Him and Yan Can Cook, that's my childhood pretty much.
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Post by: capozzoli on April 08, 2011, 12:52:01 AM
Plus 1 to Yan Can cook and Justin. I sure learned a lot form those guys. In fact almost everything. I also learned a lot from Jeff Smith RIP. and of coarse the mother of all cook show hosts. Julia. she lives on in my heart.
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Post by: maxieboy on April 08, 2011, 01:26:40 AM
Just had a Jeff Smith recipe for dinner...
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Post by: bluesman on April 08, 2011, 01:29:34 AM
Plus 1 to Yan Can cook and Justin. I sure learned a lot form those guys. In fact almost everything. I also learned a lot from Jeff Smith RIP. and of coarse the mother of all cook show hosts. Julia. she lives on in my heart.

A big +1 Cap!

Definitely Yan, Justin and Jeff...I learned a tremendous amount from those three. Julia was great but I really had a hard time staying in tune with her cooking...a little too French for me. Not that I don't like French it's just boring to watch.