Well...are you? Although I still love watching Barefoot Contessa, Giada, Tyler Florence, Jamie Oliver and Nigella, I'm really getting fed up with this network. I remember years ago when foodnetwork was such a novelty and evolving--and it was good back then, even the cheesy game shows like "ready, set, cook" and the original Iron Chef with the dubbed judges critiques were very entertaining. However, lately, I find myself getting bothered with this channel. Paula Deen was great a few years back--now she is a caricature of herself. Rachel Ray is just downright annoying--and her recipes aren't that great either. You can only take so much of her own language. As much as I enjoy Emeril's NOLA restaurant, his shows are getting on my nerves too. It USED to be about cooking--but I find the Food Network is more about these hosts/chefs and their "celebrity". The first season of "Food Network Star" was great--I loved it--but as the show aged, it was more and more "wannabee" actors/celebrities. They all seemed to be about beautiful teeth and hair!
I suppose I may sound like a curmudgeon of sorts--but I'm somewhat dismayed. Everywhere I go, I see either "Rach's" face on a box for cookware, or Emeril's face on a box for cookware, or Paula Deen's face on every product but butter--and I'm sure Paula Deen's Butter Pats are coming out soon!
Bring back the old days with Two Hot Tamales and when Paula Deen actually used her "indoor" voice!
What's your thinking?
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