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What TV Chefs have given you ‘mostly’ consistent recipes vs those that have been hit and miss.

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What TV Chefs have given you ‘mostly’ consistent recipes vs those that have been hit and miss.

RetiredChef | Nov 13, 2009 05:55 PM

Here’s a statement and my question:

FORGET personality, quirks, TV charisma, etc.

What TV Chefs have given you ‘mostly’ consistent recipes vs those that have been hit and miss.

SIDEBAR #1: I don’t watch cooking shows, so I don’t know these people like most of you do and I don’t most of THEM.

SIDEBAR #2: No average rating only GOOD or BAD allowed

SIDEBAR #3: I don’t cook from recipes (too damn old to teach a dog new tricks) but I do look at them and sometimes just shake my head in amazement at how technically wrong they are. So my list is garnered by just LOOKING at their recipes.

Here is my list (alphabetical by first name) on the

GOOD:

Anthony Bourdain
Bobby Flay
Emeril Lagasse
Giada de Laurentiis
Jacques Pepin
Jamie Oliver (just barely made this list)
Julia Child
Tyler Florence

BAD:

Alton Brown
Guy Fieri
Lydia Bastianich
Mario Batali
Martha Stewart

WAIT: If you disagree then say so and put up some recipes (at least 3) that have worked very well for you in the past.

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