Actually, I didn’t glance. I stared. I was home sick and decided to just lay there and watch whatever came on the Food channel. I observed a few things… not just the food, but did I actually learn anything and what sets these guys apart from each other?
Thoughts – What’s up with the set and the live band? Is this the Tonight show or what?
Food – A little messy, but I’d eat it in a heartbeat. Evidently, the food isn’t enough. You have to have entertainment, too.
I Learned – Cajun spice can go on virtually everything.
Thoughts – He’s more mellow than I remembered him. He used to love himself so much it made me sick. I do have to say, however, his romantic dinner for two for $20 is a load of crap. If you went the the grocery store with $20 you couldn’t have even bought the ingredients for the dessert. OK, if you could buy two tablespoons of Frangelica then maybe…
Food – Good quality ingredients. Simple but interesting. Worth watching.
I Learned – Zucchini Saltimboca. And I never thought of “make ahead” as including scooping ice cream and grating chocolate for a sundae the day before your meal.
Thoughts – This woman’s caffiene or energy drink intake must be insane. Her show seems like a slight of hand magician’s thing. Move and talk fast and no one will notice that you’re dipping grilled shrimp into coconut soup instead of a dipping sauce.
Food – Way sucky. The more you really look at what she’s making, the more you realize it probably tastes awful.
I Learned – If you open your eyes really wide that people might believe you know what you’re talking about. How come all these women hosting cooking shows look anorexic?
Thoughts – Less cackling than in shows of days gone by. She didn’t put her huge diamond rings into raw ground beef or anything. It kills me when she does that.
Food – Sorry, cold shredded cheddar cheese on top of everything doesn’t sound that good. Neither does a cup of white chocolate chips melted in 4 cups of half and half with a little vanilla. Yuck. White chocolate isn’t really even chocolate is it?
I Learned – Paula thinks it’s OK to cook omelette ingredients in a plastic bag in boiling water. Grody. Let’s have some Eggo’s to go with it!
Thoughts – She is so porn star. The music in the background isn’t as porn as it used to be. Still, are we talking cleavage or food?
Food – Looks good and simple, like Italian food should be. But, dessert pasta? Really? Barf.
I Learned – I need that pasta rolling thingie for my Kitchen Aid mixer.
Thoughts – Is she part elf? Her kitchen looks like a cartoon. Does anyone really use a bowl to throw their trash into? Why doesn’t she have a trash can? Did she really just say “It’s hard for me to keep my hands off the sausage”? I wish she wouldn’t make up things to say like EVOO and Stewp. It makes me want to hit her.
Food – Questionable
I Learned – Nothing
Thoughts – I love Ina. She’s elegant. She looks like a real person. She even teared up a little when she was cutting onions. I do that! I question how much she is into her husband. But, hey, nothing wrong with that huh?
Food – Simple, delicious food. She makes me hungry.
I Learned – Buttermilk in mashed potatoes sounds great!
Thoughts – I love to hate her. I don’t care about what she does fo charity or anything. She creeps me out big time.
Food – Are you kidding? Semi-homemade. How about semi-disgusting. Her cocktails are OK sometimes. Though today was just bottled Starbucks cappucino with vodka in it. Could be worse.
I Learned – Even the word “tablescape” scares me.
Thoughts – Thank God, a dude show again, finally. All this babe-food was wearing me out.
Food – All grilled all the time. And again, a cocktail. (I wish I was feeling a little better!)
I Learned – Everything, because I don’t cook on a grill.
So ended my day of food show watching. I feel up to date now. I probably won’t need to do that again for a while!