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Impressions from a FoodNetwork newbie


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Impressions from a FoodNetwork newbie

Sharuf | Dec 26, 2006 04:19 PM

In the past I only caught bits and pieces of the network's offerings -- just enough to get thoroughly annoyed by Emeril's verbal trademarks.

I recently visited a friend who has the food network on all the time, so I got my fill of Giada, Rachel, Emeril, Michael Chiarello, Ina Garten and, oh, I guess that's about it.

First impression -- I was shocked at the unflattering lighting on the stars of the shows. They managed to make Giada look plain, Rachel look tired, and Michael look like a blobby middle-aged bore.

Next impression -- Emeril was toned-down and never once said "BAM! Nor did he kick anything up. Somebody must have given him a crash course in dignity.

Impression #3 -- Ina Garten was the most charming and appealing, but I kept thinking "girlfriend, get yourself to a fat farm and drop 100 lbs!"

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