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(LA Weekly)   One woman cooks her way through greasy professional food taster Guy Fieri's cookbook, including such dishes as No Can Beato This Taquito and Tequila Turkey. "Remember Julie & Julia? This is like that but with more Sammy Hagar"   (blogs.laweekly.com) divider line 295
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2012-07-03 05:11:33 PM  
The only cooking shows left worth a dam are the PBS ones, Secrets of a Chef, Essential Pepin, Avec Eric, Totally Ming and Americas Test Kitchen......Mexico one Plate at a time, and that BarbQ/Grilling Steven Somebody one, forget the name.....

Last one left on commercial worth a shiat is Alton Browns Good Eats...but even his schtick is getting weird.
 
2012-07-03 05:18:34 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: The only cooking shows left worth a dam are the PBS ones, Secrets of a Chef, Essential Pepin, Avec Eric, Totally Ming and Americas Test Kitchen......Mexico one Plate at a time, and that BarbQ/Grilling Steven Somebody one, forget the name.....

Last one left on commercial worth a shiat is Alton Browns Good Eats...but even his schtick is getting weird.


And they are shuffling his show off to Cooking Network too.
 
2012-07-03 05:21:19 PM  

nmhansen: For what its worth, my Mexican friend likes to pronounce guacamole like whack-a-mole...


images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-03 05:22:23 PM  

nmhansen: Lt. Cheese Weasel: The only cooking shows left worth a dam are the PBS ones, Secrets of a Chef, Essential Pepin, Avec Eric, Totally Ming and Americas Test Kitchen......Mexico one Plate at a time, and that BarbQ/Grilling Steven Somebody one, forget the name.....

Last one left on commercial worth a shiat is Alton Browns Good Eats...but even his schtick is getting weird.

And they are shuffling his show off to Cooking Network too.


Good Eats was cancelled. Well, not really cancelled... Alton decided to stop doing it because it ran its course. And it did, really not many subjects he didn't touch on... so he'd be left doing "episode on chocolate #30, episode on steak #50, and so on."
 
2012-07-03 05:31:51 PM  

BKITU: nmhansen: For what its worth, my Mexican friend likes to pronounce guacamole like whack-a-mole...

[images.wikia.com image 251x187]


And I like to call him my Mexican friend for exactly that reason too!
 
2012-07-03 05:35:42 PM  
downstairs:
Good Eats was cancelled. Well, not really cancelled... Alton decided to stop doing it because it ran its course. And it did, really not many subjects he didn't touch on... so he'd be left doing "episode on chocolate #30, episode on steak #50, and so on."

Yeah, and Cooking will be showing the reruns, not Food. I will kind of miss the show, but also I can certainly see why he's stopping the show. It was great while it lasted.
 
2012-07-03 05:37:03 PM  

El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.


When in Rome, you pronounce people's names the correct way, not some lazy-ass ignorant way you just made up because you can't be bothered to try.
 
2012-07-03 05:39:29 PM  

MattyFridays: Flay didn't exactly have a hugely winning record on Throwdown. I think the reason they stopped doing it was BECAUSE he was

the test kitchen ladies who actually developed "Flay's" recipes on that show were losing so much.

fixed
 
2012-07-03 05:41:45 PM  

Jument: When in Rome, you pronounce people's names the correct way, not some lazy-ass ignorant way you just made up because you can't be bothered to try.


Why? My name is Christopher. I'm not offended if someone of Arab descent pronounces the first i as "ee"... Cree-sto-fer.
 
2012-07-03 05:42:36 PM  

nmhansen: Lt. Cheese Weasel: The only cooking shows left worth a dam are the PBS ones, Secrets of a Chef, Essential Pepin, Avec Eric, Totally Ming and Americas Test Kitchen......Mexico one Plate at a time, and that BarbQ/Grilling Steven Somebody one, forget the name.....

Last one left on commercial worth a shiat is Alton Browns Good Eats...but even his schtick is getting weird.

And they are shuffling his show off to Cooking Network too.


I just looked at the cooking channels line-up. It looks very similar to the food network 7 years ago. Seriously... a cooking channel has very little instructional cooking done on it. I remember when food network had 8 to 9 solid hours of cooking shows. And yeah, I know it is well established that you have MTV -> introduce reality shows -> MTV2 -> introduce reality shows -> mtv3... also I am pretty sure vh1 belongs in that progression. This is why I don't have cable.
 
2012-07-03 05:43:29 PM  

Jument: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:


Hey -- You guys are ruining a perfectly good thread about:

- A douche-bag Food network personality
- A fun show about good places to get food for regular folk
- What has happened to the good old TV cooking shows
- A missed opportunity for more awesome pics of Giadda and Nigella

Take your pick.

 
2012-07-03 05:44:10 PM  

vudukungfu: I used to cook for a living. Chef, baker, the whole gamut.
I can't watch cooking shows because they make too many sanitation mistakes.
It's like a grammer Nazi reading a Fark thread about youtube comments about a drunk chick.


oh, my, the horror

I totally get it.
So many people putting their hair near the food.
 
2012-07-03 05:50:35 PM  

rightylefty: Jument: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:


Hey -- You guys are ruining a perfectly good thread about:

- A douche-bag Food network personality
- A fun show about good places to get food for regular folk
- What has happened to the good old TV cooking shows
- A missed opportunity for more awesome pics of Giadda and Nigella

Take your pick.


Sorry.

If you're ever in SF, try the Steak Sandwich at Rickenbackers.

On second thought, they just closed. DAMMIT.
 
2012-07-03 05:50:39 PM  

lockers: I just looked at the cooking channels line-up. It looks very similar to the food network 7 years ago.


Yeah, but all the shows pretty much suck. More akin to community access cable shows.
 
2012-07-03 05:52:23 PM  

R.A.Danny: thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French Coonass!

Hah!


Don't even remotely associate him with Coonassery. If he's a South Louisiana Cajun, then I'm the Queen of England.
 
2012-07-03 06:01:06 PM  

Jument: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

When in Rome, you pronounce people's names the correct way, not some lazy-ass ignorant way you just made up because you can't be bothered to try.


"when in Rome" (do as the Romans do)

I don't think it means what you think it means.

Again, my point is that it sounds awkward to be speaking in English and interjecting non-english sounds into a sentence, when there is an already established norm for incorporating such foreign words seamlessly into the parlance.
 
2012-07-03 06:01:26 PM  
Round Rock Donuts in Round Rock, Texas. Do it.
www.roadfood.com
 
2012-07-03 06:01:56 PM  

lockers: nmhansen: Lt. Cheese Weasel: The only cooking shows left worth a dam are the PBS ones, Secrets of a Chef, Essential Pepin, Avec Eric, Totally Ming and Americas Test Kitchen......Mexico one Plate at a time, and that BarbQ/Grilling Steven Somebody one, forget the name.....

Last one left on commercial worth a shiat is Alton Browns Good Eats...but even his schtick is getting weird.

And they are shuffling his show off to Cooking Network too.

I just looked at the cooking channels line-up. It looks very similar to the food network 7 years ago. Seriously... a cooking channel has very little instructional cooking done on it. I remember when food network had 8 to 9 solid hours of cooking shows. And yeah, I know it is well established that you have MTV -> introduce reality shows -> MTV2 -> introduce reality shows -> mtv3... also I am pretty sure vh1 belongs in that progression. This is why I don't have cable.


Yes, its started with good intentions, but it is circling the bowl in the trail that Food Network blazed.
 
2012-07-03 06:10:35 PM  

Expolaris: WTF Indeed: brigid_fitch: I don't get this guy's appeal. He's annoying, doesn't seem to show any cooking finesse, and acts like a complete tool. Someone described him as looking like he's playing the Sun in a grade-school play and I can't shake that image.

First off, he's on Food Network. No matter what the show is about, there will always be a viewership of obese people dreaming about food when they aren't stuffing their face with it. Second, the show is geared toward Boomers who are nostalgic about a history the majority of them never engaged in. Finally, he is the physical embodiedment of this classic TV icon:

[images.wikia.com image 460x570]

The third major Food Network viewership comes from all the people stuck at the gym who can't find the remote and don't want to watch The View on the other TV.


And the fourth--quite serious here--must be from people stuck on jury duty who have the TV stuck on Food Network (being one of the few channels not showing anything remotely resembling news or anything that could prejudice jurors) whilst waiting to be called into an actual working pool. :P

(And I thought everyone knew that the actual cooking shows had moved to the Cooking Channel and Food Network is now home to Reality Cook-Off Shows and Anthony Bourdain Wannabes. That's just me, though)
 
2012-07-03 06:18:35 PM  

rightylefty: Jument: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:


Hey -- You guys are ruining a perfectly good thread about:

- A douche-bag Food network personality
- A fun show about good places to get food for regular folk
- What has happened to the good old TV cooking shows
- A missed opportunity for more awesome pics of Giadda and Nigella

Take your pick.


OK.

www.italian-food-lovers.com

www.esquire.com

blog.towerpaddleboards.com
 
2012-07-03 06:21:00 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: ThighsofGlory: HotWingConspiracy: Ambitwistor: HotWingConspiracy: Yeah I think he actually does know how to cook and was trained in France.

Wikipedia:

"Although Fieri has no training as a chef, he worked at various restaurants during high school, and then went on to manage and own restaurants. After graduation in 1987, he went to work for Stouffer's, developing restaurant concepts in Southern California and managing their flagship restaurant in Long Beach, California. After three years, he became District Manager of Louise's Trattoria, managing six locations along with recruiting and training for the restaurants. Fieri attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management in 1990."

"In the fall of 1996, Fieri and business partner Steve Gruber opened Johnny Garlic's, an Italian restaurant in Santa Rosa, California. A second location opened in Windsor in 1999, a third in Petaluma in 2000 or 2001 (since closed), and a fourth in Roseville in late 2008. Subsequently they developed Tex Wasabi's (barbecue and sushi) in 2003 in Santa Rosa, adding a second location in Sacramento's Arden-Arcade area in 2007. An additional Johnny Garlic's was opened in Dublin, CA in 2011."

Hahaha

Maybe Stouffer's is a prominent French cooking school?

Holy crap. He's a restaurant in Brentwood shy of delineating the Bay Area Douchebag Belt.

Being that you're from Lafayette, do you really consider the northern most portion of Marin County to be the Bay Area? I certainly don't. The closest one he has is Dublin. There isn't one in Walnut Creek, Berkeley, or Alamo, so he has quite a ways to go before he encompasses the BADB.


My mail is from Laf. I'm from a stinking mudflat by some refineries, 35 or so miles from you as the crow flies. I'd tell you which town, but you couldn't care less, being from SF. All the places on your list have low jet-ski ownership rates, an essential indicator of douchebaggery. None of them are in Marin County, but I understand that anywhere unserved by MUNI might as well be Mars.
It's true that you're smarter than all of us. Stay there. There's nothing on this side of the Caldecott you'd want.
 
2012-07-03 06:23:04 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: rightylefty: Jument: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:


Hey -- You guys are ruining a perfectly good thread about:

- A douche-bag Food network personality
- A fun show about good places to get food for regular folk
- What has happened to the good old TV cooking shows
- A missed opportunity for more awesome pics of Giadda and Nigella

Take your pick.

OK.

[www.italian-food-lovers.com image 420x563]

[www.esquire.com image 460x600]

[blog.towerpaddleboards.com image 475x346]


The gods -- They ares a real!!
 
2012-07-03 06:27:32 PM  

ThighsofGlory: My mail is from Laf. I'm from a stinking mudflat by some refineries, 35 or so miles from you as the crow flies. I'd tell you which town, but you couldn't care less, being from SF. All the places on your list have low jet-ski ownership rates, an essential indicator of douchebaggery. None of them are in Marin County, but I understand that anywhere unserved by MUNI might as well be Mars.
It's true that you're smarter than all of us. Stay there. There's nothing on this side of the Caldecott you'd want.



I make my main home in Antioch.
 
2012-07-03 06:53:34 PM  

El Brujo: Jument: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

When in Rome, you pronounce people's names the correct way, not some lazy-ass ignorant way you just made up because you can't be bothered to try.

"when in Rome" (do as the Romans do)

I don't think it means what you think it means.

Again, my point is that it sounds awkward to be speaking in English and interjecting non-english sounds into a sentence, when there is an already established norm for incorporating such foreign words seamlessly into the parlance.


I hate to quote the whole post but context is relevant.

So you'd pronounce faux pas as fox pass? Fois gras as foys grass? Fellatio as fella tee oh?

picard double facepalm.jpg
 
2012-07-03 07:02:00 PM  
I hate DDD for the mess they leave behind in local dives.

That mess being the legions of tools and asshats that descend on a once-cool spot, rendering it unavailable for regulars. The other thing that tends to happen to places he features is the deterioration of food quality and service. Even if you can get in to the place to eat, you probably won't want to anymore.

Natural consequences of having to feed all of the goons who hang on Guy's every word.
 
2012-07-03 07:02:04 PM  

Falcon_Rogue:

Again, my point is that it sounds awkward to be speaking in English and interjecting non-english sounds into a sentence, when there is an already established norm for incorporating such foreign words seamlessly into the parlance.

I hate to quote the whole post but context is relevant.

So you'd pronounce faux pas as fox pass? Fois gras as foys grass? Fellatio as fella tee oh?

picard double facepalm.jpg


Of course not. All of those words contain sounds that are native to our language.

Fois = Fwaa, etc.
 
2012-07-03 07:04:17 PM  

TheManofPA: You know, I'd watch a show that is nothing but Anthony Bourdain cooks Guy Fieri dishes while mocking every single choice Guy makes in the dish.

At the end rather than tasting it, he throws it through a window.

Sure it would be formulaic, but it could probably go two seasons.


Only if Bourdain drops trou and shaits on whatever Fieri dish he made while drinking some obscure liquor from South Buttfark.

I would pay major bucks to see that.
 
2012-07-03 07:40:36 PM  

vudukungfu: I used to cook for a living. Chef, baker, the whole gamut.
I can't watch cooking shows because they make too many sanitation mistakes.
It's like a grammer Nazi reading a Fark thread about youtube comments about a drunk chick.


I am a competant home cook and in no way professional, but I agree. It bothers me too.
 
Biv
2012-07-03 07:45:12 PM  

JesseL: Vacation Bible School: HotWingConspiracy: brigid_fitch: My husband made the garlic tortilla cake last week after watching an episode w/Guy. I refused to touch it. It looked awful and then I read the ingredients: a cup of oil, 1/4 cup of mayo, 3/4 cup of garlic (recipe specified it should be from a jar). No way in hell I was going anywhere near it OR him. And the kitchen reeked for DAYS.

That's off the hook bananas. You missed the train to Flavortown.

You should try putting it on a flip-flop next time.


[zao.jp image 400x289]
That doesn't sound good at all.


Oh literal JesseL
 
2012-07-03 08:00:02 PM  

Sword and Shield: The Irish Pub, Market Street, Philadelphia. fark Geno's and Pat's. These are hands-down the best cheesesteaks around. Basically tripped over the place on a weekend trip to the Mutter Museum, and it blew my mind. Superb cheesesteaks, cold Guiness, all you need to live.


I haven't lived in Philadelphia for ten years and I know both Irish Pub locations are on Walnut. Because you mentioned the Mutter, I'm going to guess you went to the one at 20th, across from Rittenhouse Square.
 
2012-07-03 08:34:46 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: Expolaris: WTF Indeed: brigid_fitch: I don't get this guy's appeal. He's annoying, doesn't seem to show any cooking finesse, and acts like a complete tool. Someone described him as looking like he's playing the Sun in a grade-school play and I can't shake that image.

First off, he's on Food Network. No matter what the show is about, there will always be a viewership of obese people dreaming about food when they aren't stuffing their face with it. Second, the show is geared toward Boomers who are nostalgic about a history the majority of them never engaged in. Finally, he is the physical embodiedment of this classic TV icon:

[images.wikia.com image 460x570]

The third major Food Network viewership comes from all the people stuck at the gym who can't find the remote and don't want to watch The View on the other TV.

And the fourth--quite serious here--must be from people stuck on jury duty who have the TV stuck on Food Network (being one of the few channels not showing anything remotely resembling news or anything that could prejudice jurors) whilst waiting to be called into an actual working pool. :P

(And I thought everyone knew that the actual cooking shows had moved to the Cooking Channel and Food Network is now home to Reality Cook-Off Shows and Anthony Bourdain Wannabes. That's just me, though)


Ditto here, I don't have cable though. I wanna catch some spice goddess.

biatchin kitchen isn't bad, even with the faux rockabilly personality.

Older farmers, did mr. Food ever have a show?
 
Biv
2012-07-03 08:37:57 PM  
Okay, Seattle area food time. If you are looking for a Pizza, seek out a Mod Pizza. Pick any toppings, it's all the same price. Fire cooked as well.

http://www.modpizza.com/

Feel like a sammich?

Sacks Gourmet Sandwiches in Factoria is the shiat. Just ignore the applebees and look for the little shop in the opposite corner of the parking lot
 
2012-07-03 09:03:20 PM  

elffster: Aw yea....$240 worth of pudding....


"Levon, Barry, get yo asses in that puddin'."

"Awwwww yeeeeeaaaaaaah..."
 
2012-07-03 10:12:28 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: ThighsofGlory: My mail is from Laf. I'm from a stinking mudflat by some refineries, 35 or so miles from you as the crow flies. I'd tell you which town, but you couldn't care less, being from SF. All the places on your list have low jet-ski ownership rates, an essential indicator of douchebaggery. None of them are in Marin County, but I understand that anywhere unserved by MUNI might as well be Mars.
It's true that you're smarter than all of us. Stay there. There's nothing on this side of the Caldecott you'd want.

I make my main home in Antioch.


In 25 years of living in SF, I have never met anyone with a good word for that town, even from people who grew up there and have never left the area. I feel sorry for you, because I only have to put up with your neighbors on Friday and Saturday nights.

(But back to the thread...)

Two locations of Fieri's aren't in the nine Bay Area counties: the ones in Arden-Arcade and Roseville, which IMX are in the heart of the Sacramento DB belt.
 
2012-07-03 10:17:20 PM  
Guy's food is the worst! Fridays chose him as their menu chef and I swear everything in there will give you explosive diahrea. Even the chicken on the salad tastes greasy.
 
2012-07-03 11:23:57 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: This is the cookbook that I intend on working my way through. Mr. Mailman brought to me not too long ago.


Oooooh, can I be your taste tester?! Yummmmmmmmmm!
 
2012-07-03 11:40:36 PM  

CoonAce: R.A.Danny: thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French Coonass!

Hah!

Don't even remotely associate him with Coonassery. If he's a South Louisiana Cajun, then I'm the Queen of England.


The idea that he doesn't deserve the term coonass cracks me up just as much
 
2012-07-03 11:47:38 PM  

groppet: I dont like him but I do ike the places they go to on Diners, Drive ins and Dives.


That's what my wife says just after I threaten to block the Food Channel from the FIOS box and just before I wrap a couch cushion around my head.
 
2012-07-03 11:51:30 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!


I met him once too. I have a friend who has been friends with him for years, and Guy came to visit him here in Vegas a couple years ago. We went to dinner with him. Yes, very humble and down to earth. Not at all obnoxious. I didn't know about the french fluency though.
 
2012-07-03 11:58:12 PM  

TheManofPA: You know, I'd watch a show that is nothing but Anthony Bourdain cooks Guy Fieri dishes while mocking every single choice Guy makes in the dish.

Only if Andrew Zimmern eats it.
 
2012-07-04 12:47:55 AM  

downstairs: kid


he didn't quit drinking, watch some of his latest episodes he gets pretty blitzed while in mexico and other places.
 
2012-07-04 09:25:42 AM  
When I grow up I want to have a 24/7/365 diner and have guy out to put his pussy red Camero to shame. Really no kickass 24/7 diners worth a flip in OKC. Mainly a meat and potatoes kinda town. Most of the old dives have faded away. Taquerias and Asian restaurants, like Panang for thai, are doing the best cook-to-order cheap eats in town. As far as the best high end French technique moderately price huge portions and delicious...Signature Grill in Edmond (20min N of OKC). Not really the New American unusual flavor combos, just straight forward recipes with impeccable ingredients done extremely well. Props to Ludivine, as cutting edge as this town gets.
 
2012-07-04 10:18:40 AM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: downstairs: kid

he didn't quit drinking, watch some of his latest episodes he gets pretty blitzed while in mexico and other places.


I stand corrected, after looking up the article I was misremembering. He quit smoking (good for him) because of his kid. Still drinks (again, good for him!)
 
2012-07-04 01:21:42 PM  
I tried doing this with one of Sandra Lee's books, but I had to check myself into rehab after the first chapter.
 
2012-07-04 06:29:25 PM  
dryknife, you are a genius. Herter has a place of honor on our cookbook shelf as well.
 
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