For those who watch the food network channel

(31 Posts)
qualitytoffee Wed 24-Jul-13 20:54:00

AIBU ..well no, i'm bloody not, anyways, heres me watching the food channel, and they're doing a "sponsered by" before each programme, and in the ol breaks. Its Tabasco sauce, which is lovely, but they have a load of faces around this magical sauce, poking their tongues out, and either imaging doing oral sex, or just being weird! Honestly, its awful!

Or AIBU and just jealous that theres a talent for it?..grin

RogueRebel Thu 25-Jul-13 22:04:05

my 4yr old DD is obsessed with the Contessa. she's even asked for a teddy of her. it freaks me out. I have been trying to figure out Nadia G and actually thought she was faking the accent. She's actually a comedian its really cheesy but I can't help but watch.

qualitytoffee Thu 25-Jul-13 20:36:55

Food porn at its best!!what with that, and THAT add, i'm all hot and flustered so i am! grin
(needs to get a grip and a life) grin

And as for cheese I cannot believe the quantities they use.

She loves her butter and salt does Ina grin

Laquila Thu 25-Jul-13 19:52:07

Caffeine drip, I totally see your point but frankly I feel that's the least of their problems. I haven't been able to take them seriously, cheese-wise, since one the places on DDD produced liquid cheese in a squirty bottle.

I'm watching Ina right now - only had it on for 3 minutes and she's already used about 2lbs of butter.

Has anyone else noticed though, how Americans seem to make their cheese sauces in a bizarre way. No roux in sight just cream boiled and reduced, looks vile

farrowandbawl Thu 25-Jul-13 17:56:19

I do watch the Food Network but I have to admit it's only to watch Man vs Food. Bitchin Kitchin makes me cringe and I'm not usually bored enough to watch the others.

Barefoot Contessa have some up with some good things though thinking about it.

gaggiagirl Thu 25-Jul-13 16:54:53

Yes quality TR is gay as are most of Inas friends. Golly I would pay money to be Inas friend just think of all the surprise food stuffs you would come home to!

Laquila Thu 25-Jul-13 08:25:11

i love Jeffrey! Their little staged dinners crack me up. The only thing I've ever actually made of Ina's is her lemon yoghurt loaf cake, via smittenkitchen.com, which I must have made a hundred times. It's AMAZING. Oh and her chicken pot pies, again, via SK I think.

I would LOVE to visit sme of the DDD places!! I have to admit though, the best thing about that show is seeing all the massively lardy customers eating deep-fried burgers and the like, and feeling a lot better about yourself afterwards ;)

qualitytoffee Wed 24-Jul-13 23:14:21

scone you lucky person you! xxx (jealous) xx

SconeRhymesWithGone Wed 24-Jul-13 23:09:41

I am not much of a cook at all, but I enjoy watching Ina. I think she has a very warm and pleasant personality. She and Jeffrey have been together since they were teenagers, and he obviously adores her.

I especially appreciate that Ina regularly features her openly gay friends and their partners on her show. (Some commentators have observed that the increasing acceptance of gay rights in the US can be partly traced to the appearance and depiction of gay couples on television.)

Three restaurants in my town have been on Diners and Drive-ins, one of which DH and I go to often. smile

qualitytoffee Wed 24-Jul-13 22:47:44

Well, i now know what Kocher Salt is, because of Ina, (educated)
gaggia is he not gay?
And yes she has a great sense of humour with that "seasame street" character, on the beach! Och i like her as well, but its those tongues in the adds that IABU about!!! grin

I do like ina just I've not managed to get the recipes to work. The peach cake was nice just very heavy. The butter/flour /sugar ratio seemed weird. A lot more flour than previously made sense to me. The pecan short bread was nice but a bastard to get to stick together and roll out. It's not smooth like on the show.

I tried the nadia g coconut tofu chocolate tart thing, the fat to coconut ratio didn't work it didn't stick base together.

MagzFarqharson Wed 24-Jul-13 22:40:20

But gaggia, she always wears shoes - Trading Standards should be informed....

ouryve Wed 24-Jul-13 22:38:58

What I don't get about Ina is that she cooks up intimate meals for 2 - 12 portions at a time. So you can enjoy "leftovers" hmm

gaggiagirl Wed 24-Jul-13 22:36:47

I bloody heart and soul love Ina Garten and Jeffrey too. Ina used to work at the white house as a nuclear something or other fact.
There must be someone else who adores her too out there!
I love her gorgeous model friend TR he's soooooo handsome.

Alohomora Wed 24-Jul-13 22:33:04

Aww, me and dh love us some Nads!!! But yeah, those Tabasco ads are a bit weird....

Bitchin kitchen is sooooo painfully addictive. I do watch this channel slot and I can never see how half these chefs Mage these quantities or times work. Roast chicken in 45 mins? How did all those onions caramelise in a teeny splash of oil. ?

juneybean Wed 24-Jul-13 22:27:14

I love Nadia G!

qualitytoffee Wed 24-Jul-13 22:26:08

I want to be Jeffery, and just drive into their Hamptons Home and give off about the state of the place!! (joking)
Magz grin
Thats her coco Nadia G is crap not very good, though i like her shoes!

MagzFarqharson Wed 24-Jul-13 22:21:20

I'd love to slide down Ina's lovely varnished floor in my socks though! (This is NOT a euphemism grin

coco87 Wed 24-Jul-13 22:20:41

I love the Food Network but that Nadia G is just shamefully appalling. How she ever got onto tv, let alone as a "chef" is beyond belief. Awful, cringeworthy, embarrassing filler-shit.

I do love Guy Fieri though blush.

Laquila Wed 24-Jul-13 22:15:36

The Food Network channel is fascinating. I am weirdly obsessed with Dners, Drive-Ins and Dives but Bitchin' Kitchen is inexplicable and terrible. Ina Garten IS incredibly smug, isn't she?!

qualitytoffee Wed 24-Jul-13 22:11:20

Bitchin Kitchen lady scares me! She reminds me of a female gino, only scarier!! And her recipies are knock offs old! x

MagzFarqharson Wed 24-Jul-13 22:10:22

Yeah, I'd like to see a copy of the Bitchin' Kitchen girl's Food Hygiene Certificate hmm

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