So I read the New Yorker article on celebrity chefs and the link dedicated to hating Rachel Ray was brought to my attention. I guess everyone has the right to have and blog their own opinion, but I thought the reasons this site gives are pretty innocuous - RR is basically a goofy Italian American woman (they complain of hand waving and talking exhuberantly) w/no chef's training. People hate her for this?
Perhaps I'm missing something b/c I only watch the Food Network when visiting relatives. I can't stand to watch Sarah Moulton, Sandra Lee, and Giada. I do not mind Ina, Rachel, and Paula.
I am fortunately too busy to start a Sandra Lee bashing web site, if one doesn't yet exist, but why do we have such visceral reactions to these chefs? Are they supposed to be stereotypes or something?