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Subject: Are there any celebrity chefs that you hate/cant stand when you see them on tv?
I have a few but Ill try to limit myself here:

Anthony Bourdain - just another fake guy on tv that makes a living insulting people to get ratings, such a fake. He might be a talented chef but to me thats overshadowed by his nasty attitude. Ive pretty much refused to watch his shows and I almost turn off Top Chef episodes when he's guest judging/appearing.

Alex Guarnaschelli - Not sure why, but Ive never really cared for her. She seems too..I dunno something I cant put my finger on it but she is too much of something. Almost fakish but I dont think she is being a fake it just seems like she puts on a front or a show when she's on a tv show like Iron Chef America.

Gina and Pat Neely - cmon for real guys? NO one is that happy ALL the freakin time...especially a married cpl sheesh. Just be yourself and I think their shows would be a whole lot better. See: Paula Deen


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Gordon Ramsey - I just hate that he's one of those guys who gets paid to be nasty to people on tv when he's a really nice guy. I'd rather see him help people(like he does on kitchen nightmares - although he does it in a sort of "fatherly this is going to hurt me more than you" type way) on tv than curse them out and make them cry(like he does on Hell's kitchen) or whatever. Maybe that makes me a softie or whatever but I dunno I just dont like abrasive people like that who are paid to do it for the ratings. It just makes him seem so fake and I really hate fake people or people who try to be something that they arent normally. Granted he's probably the most talented chef out there today and probably the highest paid or w/e but again alot of that is overshadowed when he's a **** to people

Bobby Flay - I think he's a very talented chef dont get me wrong...its something about the way he talks that just grates on my nerves. Ill be flipping through the tv channels and see something interesting that he's oh and try to watch it but 2 minutes later Im flipping the channel. Not sure if he has some kind of speech impediment or if its an accent or what but it just gets on my last nerve.

Aaron McCargo Jr - cmon man, we know you're in there with tom cruise, come out of the closet.

 

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Subject: Are there any celebrity chefs that you hate/cant stand when you see them on tv?
gina and pat neely but not because they are happy but because her voice is IRRITATING. if he had his own show it might be ok.


gordon ramsey


michael simon


CAT CORA

not fond of the alex lady


there are several of the new-ish ones i dont watch.

 

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Subject: Are there any celebrity chefs that you hate/cant stand when you see them on tv?
for sure the Neelys...they are just obnoxious

don't like giada that much

Rachel gets on my nerves after about 15 minutes into her show.


I do not like that Ramsey guy.

that's about it


I like to watch Guy, Flay, Batolli, Cat, and the two new guys on Iron chef. I don't like to watch that Simon guy too much.

Alex G. can sometimes be very opinionated (did I spell that right?) She can be rude on Chopped sometimes too.


 

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Subject: Are there any celebrity chefs that you hate/cant stand when you see them on tv?
Definitely can't stand the Neely's.

I hate Gordon Ramsey, too. He's mean for the sake of being mean.

I can't stand to watch Guy Fieri cook, but I enjoy him on Diners, Dives and Drive-ins.

Can't stand Bobby Flay's attitude of superiority. I don't particularly care for Giada De Laurentiis, either.

Not a fan of Cat Cora, Claire Robinson, Aida Mollenkamp, Michael Chiarello, Ted Allen, or Melissa d'Arabian, either.

 

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I didn't like that Melissa chick when she was on next food network star. She is a nerve bender too.

 

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Subject: Are there any celebrity chefs that you hate/cant stand when you see them on tv?
Many, actually.

Ones I DO like are:

Ina Garten, Paula Deen, Alex Guarnaschelli , Anne Burrell, Guy Fieri, Alton Brown, Mario B

other than that ... meh don't care for many of them

 

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Most of them actually.

I still watch a lot of them though because I like the recipes they make.

 

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don't know if i would call her a chef, but she cooks and has alot of cookbooks ..Martha Stewart..i wish she would just go away.

 

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Subject: Are there any celebrity chefs that you hate/cant stand when you see them on tv?
Jamie Oliver can live to cook so long as he does so without opening his mouth.

As soon as he talks, I end up wanting to blend my own face.

 

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Lyli posted:
Many, actually.

Ones I DO like are:

Ina Garten, Paula Deen, Alex Guarnaschelli , Anne Burrell, Guy Fieri, Alton Brown, Mario B

other than that ... meh don't care for many of them

You named probably my top three favs, Paula Deen, Ina Garten and Alton Brown(in that order)....I can take or leave Guy Fieri, as Lynea said I cant stand to watch him cook either since his style seems so erradic its like he doesnt know what he's doing half the time. Buddy Valastro is another new favorite of mine as well(he's the guy that stars on Cake Boss). He has a new cooking show on his network called "Kitchen Boss" where he usually cooks mostly from his Italian heritage along with members of his "familia" from the Cake Boss show. His recipes are kinda "meh" most of the time but he makes the show entertaining to say the least.

 

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Sandra Lee I can't stand. And she is the live in girlfriend of our Governer Andrew Cuomo

 

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Subject: Are there any celebrity chefs that you hate/cant stand when you see them on tv?
I don't like Giada (sp?) if for no other reason than she bought a pair of $500 shoes on one of her shows. (I know, it's a small thing)...also, she's one of those people that INSIST on using an accent when she pronounces stuff (think mozzarella here).

I don't like Aarti because of the weird growling sound she has to make when she talks (I think that Anne Burrell started that obnoxiousness, not sure)

I LOVE Alton Brown (well, in a cooking kind of way)! I also like Guy and have respect for Bobby Flay although it took watching the show Cheftography to do so.

I don't like Ina Garten because she's a bit stuck-up seeming. I hope the bad press from her kid-h8 gets her off the channel.

I LIKE Gordon Ramsay. I think I could actually work for that guy. Sure he has insane standards, but if you don't aim high and apply yourself you'll do no better than average and who wants THAT as a goal?

 

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I don't like Giada (yes you spelled it right) for the fact she shortcuts things that have absolutely no need to be shortcutted. Okay, so I'm not looking to see her make her own dough and roll out the pasta old style, but if you're making something like gnocchi, it really isn't THAT involved to make it. Or marinara. Or whipped cream. Or half a dozen other things that she always seems to be buying pre-packaged and dumping. That's the same reason I dislike the Sandra Lee chick, but Sandra Lee's show is about quick and easy - so it works. Giada goes on about her Italian background and extensive education and experience and then decides to dump cool whip crap out of a plastic bin instead of taking three minutes to whip cream in a mixing bowl?!

Rachel Ray is a smart mom-cook. She's annoying as all get out but she whips up some nice and easy dishes if you can get past her nasally voice.

I dislike Paula for the same reason. Her recipes are from scratch and amazing, remind me of my grandmother's recipes. But ugh that voice and that fake ya'll. Ugh.

There's a man who cooks late at night though and I can't think of his name to save my life, he's flamboyant (not Brian Boytano) and chatty but he really takes the time to explain the specifics, not just dump, whir, dump, tada! I like him because he'll take the time to say that the crème brûlée should be cooled to what temperature before torching - not simply pull it out complete on a tray and then torch.

 

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Protogere, Paula's y'all isn't fake. That's how we really talk in the South. I actually met her when she stayed at one of the WDW resorts for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Seeing as she's famous, she could've been a PITA guest, but she was extremely kind and gracious. She even gave me a hug. I don't think she's as fake as you imagine her to be, but that's just my perception of a one-time encounter with her.

 

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I still live in the south and spent about 20 years of my life living in the south from Virginia to North Carolina to Georgia and have never heard someone use that term or accent it quite as much as she does, which is why it is annoying to me. Maybe I've never been around the right southerners but I've never heard someone say ya'll as much as a valley girl says like.
But to the rest of your comment, I'll agree, she seems to be very sincerely caring and nurturing to people she encounters.

 

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Friarspam posted:
I don't like Giada ...also, she's one of those people that INSIST on using an accent when she pronounces stuff (think mozzarella here).


Speaking of Giada, I don't like her (perse) but it's amusing that you don't like her because she pronounces italian food names properly.

Hang around any really strong Italian background family, you'll find they actually pronounce Italian words the way they're supposed to be pronounced. When I lived with 2nd and 3rd generation Italians, they all pronounce those sort of things the right way. hahaha




 

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Gordon Ramsey
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I think that's it...IDK why but they bother me. A lot.

 

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I don't even watch the Food Channel anymore because I absolutely hate about 90% of the chef's on it. We still DVR Master Chef and Hell's Kitchen but kind of half hearted watch them and sometimes don't even finish the season because we get tired of them.

I Google ingredients to get recipes these days. I don't have a lot of time for TV watching and feel like watching someone prepare something on TV is a big waste of time.

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paula because the way she talks is annoying and all her food looks so gross with all the butter and junk

 

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Mainly that barefoot contessa skank. She's just a horrible person and is shows in every thing she does.

Mario Batali is a great chef. I'd love to learn cooking from him or eat just about anything he's made, but he's always come off a dickhead to me. Arrogant and outlandish.

 

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paula because the way she talks is annoying and all her food looks so gross with all the butter and junk



Paula reminds me a lot of a southern grandma. I can get used to that because I am a bit southern and I am used to the southern grandma personality. Her food is horrible for anyone, but I can guarantee you that it tastes better than pretty much any other personality's food that you see on TV, though. Just don't eat it more than once a month or 12 if you don't want a diabetic stroke.

 

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Ina = stuck up, aristocracy wannabe crunt - can't stand her, not even particularly fond of her dishes or cooking style.

I know what you mean friar about Giada's pronunciation. It's a little annoying at times - reminds me of that douchenozzle Alex Trebek whenever he got to say Nicaragua on Jeopardy... Neekadagwa - look how LATIN I am!! Other than that, I like Giada a lot.

Can't stand Rachel Ray as a TV personality or chef. I'm sure she'd be cool to hang out with and watch football over at her house on the weekends or whatever, but she annoys the piss out of me on her show.



Favorites:

Alton Brown - awesome of course.

Mario Batali - favorite Food TV chef from the 90s, really miss his show, Molto Mario.

Emeril - enjoyed his show MUCH MUCH more when it was "The Essence of Emeril" way back when, and before it became "Emeril Live". I know he's not with the network anymore but he deserves recognition because he basically put Food TV on the map.

Bobby Flay - I used to get a really fake, kind of slickster vibe from him, but I've come to appreciate him and really respect him as a chef - definitely in AB's ballpark of "thinking man chefs". The whole throwdown series actually gave me a better appreciation of his talents and personality.

Guy Fieri is pretty cool, but I'm afraid he's going to wind up going the way of Emeril Live and I am afraid he will be regarded as more of a carnival barker than a chef.

Michael Symon - man I feel like I've watched this dude grow up on this channel and really come into his own. When I used to watch him a few years ago on Dinner Impossible, he seemed kind of like a scared "rookie", but man has my respect for him as a chef grown.

 

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I like the chefs on tv. Or maybe I'm just so delighted with the food and all that I don't care if the chefs become nasty.

But really, those chefs on Hell's Kitchen (not Ramsay) sometimes act like little children and they do deserve to be told.

 

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