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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 70
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2012-07-03 02:18:38 PM
3 votes:
I always liked watching Jeff Smith back in the day. Thankfully he couldn't molest me through the television. Lot of his videos are on Youtube, or were a while back.

nakedwithcooking.com
2012-07-03 05:35:42 PM
2 votes:
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 02:50:02 PM
2 votes:
I've tried and enjoyed several of Guy's recipes. The same goes for Bobby Flay and even that pretentious barefoot broad. The Guy cookbook has been mixed for me. We eat relatively healthy, so some of the recipes, like that garlic layer thing mentioned earlier, probably would not have been tried anyways.

Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.
2012-07-03 02:39:35 PM
2 votes:
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Whoooooo boy!


(click it for a Cajun treat)
2012-07-03 02:25:43 PM
2 votes:
I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

blacknewmedia.com

Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.
2012-07-03 02:22:33 PM
2 votes:

odinsposse: Orgasmatron138: Julie and Julia was all about one woman's quest to completely miss the point.

False. Julie and Julia was a pretty good biopic of Julia Child with some terrible bullshiat sandwiched around it that you should just ignore.


The terrible bullshiat was what I was talking about. Why the hell that woman created an artificial deadline to driver herself nuts doing something that Julia meant to be fun and enjoyable, I don't know. I thoroughly enjoyed Streep's performance, and would rather have just seen a straight biopic about her.
2012-07-03 02:18:06 PM
2 votes:

Orgasmatron138: Julie and Julia was all about one woman's quest to completely miss the point.


False. Julie and Julia was a pretty good biopic of Julia Child with some terrible bullshiat sandwiched around it that you should just ignore.
2012-07-03 02:09:30 PM
2 votes:
Ugh, I hate Guy more so than Bobby Flay. Flay is a NY asshole, Guy is one of those people that ran away to LA to reinvent themselves. BLECH.

I miss the old food network with actual cooking shows. The cooking channel is looking to be a better option now.

Anyone know were I can get David Rosengarden's show?
2012-07-03 01:54:58 PM
2 votes:
I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!
2012-07-03 10:56:52 AM
2 votes:
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.

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.
2012-07-03 09:03:20 PM
1 votes:

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


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

"Awwwww yeeeeeaaaaaaah..."
2012-07-03 05:22:23 PM
1 votes:

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 05:18:34 PM
1 votes:

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 05:11:33 PM
1 votes:
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 04:27:37 PM
1 votes:

MattyFridays: FuryOfFirestorm: MattyFridays: downstairs:

I've met Alton. He's tremendously nice. I wouldn't call him "cantankerous"... he kinda does that as a joke.

Met him at a book signing. He didn't just shuffle everyone through like an assembly line, rather he struck up a quick conversation with every single person. Also, did nice things like insist people with kids go first so they can get out quickly, etc.

He posted rules of behavior on how to act when meeting him at book signings. He took his ball and went home on twitter once already. You don't think that's "cantankerous"?

1) The rules were made because a few people were acting like asshats at signings and ruining it for his fans.

2) He was awesome on twitter, but he left because some people starting using it to stalk him and even posted pictures of his wife and daughter.

Wow, suddenly you're getting awfully defensive when people are using generalizations about a personality you like. SEE WHAT I DID THERE?


How is that defensive? I just stated why Alton does what he does. Alton made these rules that his book signings would go smoother and be more pleasant for everyone. As for the Twitter experience, if someone was posing as your wife and posting private family photos, I'm sure you'd be pissed off too.

If you can explain why Fieri is a colossal douche, i'd like to hear it.
2012-07-03 04:24:27 PM
1 votes:

The_Six_Fingered_Man: So you want a cooking show to last hours, or days, so that they can show the entire process?


I should have ben more clear, the contest shows should not be limited to 45 minutes, as this would allow real cooking. The magic of tv editting can show parts and then cut to later in the game.

The Homer Tax: That's simply not true.

Making stock is prep work and making bread is baking. Neither of those two things are "real cooking."

You're talking about generating ingredients. What you do with them afterwards is the "real cooking" and the notion that you need to take hours or days to make a meal is absurd, if that was true, no restaurant in the world would exist.


I do not know your experience with working in a restaurant kitchen or even cooking in your own. However, the early shifts that show up in the morning are prep cooking, and without, the restaurant would not be able to perform "the real cooking".

Many restaurants have the open kitchens nowadays. Take a look at what is going on in them. Often you will see a big (100+ quart) pot sitting on a stove on the side. Usually that is a veal stock or something similar that is being cooked throughout that shift to be used at a later date.

I enjoy making stocks from scratch, and the days that it takes makes the rest of the cooking that much better. Then again, I make bacon and sausages from scratch, taking up to a week or more, and I consider that part of cooking too. Is it butchery or charcuterie, I don't care, it makes awesome food.

Bread and pastries is a whole other long time cooking, unfortunately I am not that good at it.
2012-07-03 04:20:02 PM
1 votes:

FuryOfFirestorm: MattyFridays: downstairs:

I've met Alton. He's tremendously nice. I wouldn't call him "cantankerous"... he kinda does that as a joke.

Met him at a book signing. He didn't just shuffle everyone through like an assembly line, rather he struck up a quick conversation with every single person. Also, did nice things like insist people with kids go first so they can get out quickly, etc.

He posted rules of behavior on how to act when meeting him at book signings. He took his ball and went home on twitter once already. You don't think that's "cantankerous"?

1) The rules were made because a few people were acting like asshats at signings and ruining it for his fans.

2) He was awesome on twitter, but he left because some people starting using it to stalk him and even posted pictures of his wife and daughter.


Wow, suddenly you're getting awfully defensive when people are using generalizations about a personality you like. SEE WHAT I DID THERE?
2012-07-03 04:17:03 PM
1 votes:

MattyFridays: downstairs:

I've met Alton. He's tremendously nice. I wouldn't call him "cantankerous"... he kinda does that as a joke.

Met him at a book signing. He didn't just shuffle everyone through like an assembly line, rather he struck up a quick conversation with every single person. Also, did nice things like insist people with kids go first so they can get out quickly, etc.

He posted rules of behavior on how to act when meeting him at book signings. He took his ball and went home on twitter once already. You don't think that's "cantankerous"?


1) The rules were made because a few people were acting like asshats at signings and ruining it for his fans.

2) He was awesome on twitter, but he left because some people starting using it to stalk him and even posted pictures of his wife and daughter.
2012-07-03 04:16:49 PM
1 votes:
Found this:

Alton Brown: I didn't leave Twitter because my wife started tweeting. I left Twitter because a parasitic troll fraudulently posing as my wife started tweeting. It even used a photo of my family as its avatar.

The way I see it, Twitter is like a big cocktail party. If I was at a cocktail party and someone puked on my wife's shoes, odds are excellent that we'd leave. Does that mean I won't attend any more cocktail parties? Maybe not. Maybe I'll just have to figure out a way to host my own cocktail parties where people have to actually be accountable for their behavior.


//Which one of you was it?
2012-07-03 03:54:40 PM
1 votes:

McGrits: Real cooking takes hours if not days. I


That's simply not true.

Making stock is prep work and making bread is baking. Neither of those two things are "real cooking."

You're talking about generating ingredients. What you do with them afterwards is the "real cooking" and the notion that you need to take hours or days to make a meal is absurd, if that was true, no restaurant in the world would exist.
2012-07-03 03:50:35 PM
1 votes:

downstairs:

I've met Alton. He's tremendously nice. I wouldn't call him "cantankerous"... he kinda does that as a joke.

Met him at a book signing. He didn't just shuffle everyone through like an assembly line, rather he struck up a quick conversation with every single person. Also, did nice things like insist people with kids go first so they can get out quickly, etc.


He posted rules of behavior on how to act when meeting him at book signings. He took his ball and went home on twitter once already. You don't think that's "cantankerous"?
2012-07-03 03:44:06 PM
1 votes:
My beef with any cooking show is that once a chef gets all caught up in cooking for tv, he or she forgets the truth about cooking. Real cooking takes hours if not days. I cannot watch any contest shows because of this. The worst is Ramsey and any of his shows. Bordain was a judge on one of the contest shows and should also know better.

Things that take days? Stock from scratch will take 8 to ten hours of prep and cooking, nevermind if you cool for a day so that you can save the fat. Any bread or pastry needs time to set as part of the prep. These things just make the parts of ingredients and meals.

Anything that takes braising or BBQing is near 4-5 hours of cooking time, not counting the prep time for ingredients used.

Watch the old Iron Chefs (the cool japanese ones, not the lame american ones). You see the chefs cheat all the time with the pastries and stocks. This was the beginning of the end of cooking shows, unfortunately it was fun to watch.

/my bad for the rant, just needed to vent
2012-07-03 03:41:09 PM
1 votes:

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 his real name is "Ferry."
2012-07-03 03:35:05 PM
1 votes:

buckler: I love anything with Jaques Pepin. His recipe shows are great, but my favorite thing was when he hosted a show that focused on technique, not recipes. "Here's how to use a Chef's knife. Here's how to use a fillet knife and paring knife. He's how to know when to use a stock pot vs. a Dutch oven" and so on. That show taught me a lot.



My wife and I love watching Pepin's show with his daughter. She had this way of screwing up everything he did, and he maintained this straight-faced level of annoyance mixed with "my god, I'm a failure as a parent". His shows with Julia were great as well.

Surprised nobody posted this gem yet
2012-07-03 03:21:29 PM
1 votes:

Orgasmatron138:

At least Adam seems to be a really nice guy.


Speaking as someone who has worked in media, the "nicer" the guy seems on TV, the faker he is in real life.

I'm just glad Alton Brown dropped the facade and just started acting on twitter and on shows like the grumpy cantankerous old man.
2012-07-03 03:18:57 PM
1 votes:
And answer me this:

Why does Fieri get so much hate when Zimmern AND Richman are more decidedly hate-worthy? Fieri actually owns and runs his own restaurant. Richman can't cop to that and they are very hazy when they are talking about his credentials.

It's basically boils down to that Fark believe Bourdain and Brown and possibly Ted Allen are the top echelon and everyone else is scorn worthy.
2012-07-03 03:16:44 PM
1 votes:
I put this in every Guy Fieri thread, so I'll say it again:

1) Don't believe the article that was written about Fieri alleging homophobia. A) He runs a restaurant in Northern California. B) His boss is gay. C) His sister is gay. That article was a complete and total hit piece on Fieri, David Page's FU to a guy he believes wronged him.

2) Fieri seems to be the guy that people who like to hate Nickelback for the sake of hating Nickelback gravitate to. "IT'S COOL TO HATE THIS GUY SO I WILL DO IT AND OTHER PEOPLE WILL FIND ME COOL." It's not being cool, it means you can't think for yourself if you logically can't debate what the problem is.

3) Fieri probably is a tool.

BUT

4) Fieri's show has turned me on to a lot of places I would have never known about or visited. Some of the places are misses but some of the places are huge hits and allowed me to have a family sharing experience that I may not have had otherwise. It's non-offensive TV that I feel OK letting my kid watch.

So basically, if you don't like the show, don't watch it.
2012-07-03 03:16:05 PM
1 votes:
I seem to have cut myself rather badly...

www.corbisimages.com
2012-07-03 03:09:10 PM
1 votes:

shortymac: Giada started doing that too.
:(


Giada has other assets that make that tolerable...

img3806.imagevenue.com
2012-07-03 03:07:51 PM
1 votes:

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: pacochu: Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.

I miss Good Eats so much. It was Mr. Wizard with food.


Yep, but Alton did what so few stars of any profession are able to do... quit while you're on top.

He ran the gamut. There wasn't much left to do without repeating old episodes.
2012-07-03 03:07:03 PM
1 votes:

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: pacochu: Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.

I miss Good Eats so much. It was Mr. Wizard with food.


He was awesome for describing the scientific processes describing how certain things worked, and how they didn't. That in itself lent me a lot of knowledge I could use across the board.
2012-07-03 03:06:27 PM
1 votes:

pacochu: I've tried and enjoyed several of Guy's recipes. The same goes for Bobby Flay and even that pretentious barefoot broad. The Guy cookbook has been mixed for me. We eat relatively healthy, so some of the recipes, like that garlic layer thing mentioned earlier, probably would not have been tried anyways.

Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.


I have such a crush on Alton and he finally convinced my husband to love cooking! Science for the win! I'm slowly buying up his DVD's and books.

I hate the whole "sensual cooking" trend Barefoot Contessa started. I don't want to stare at your hands with no voice-over or music! UGH!!! Giada started doing that too.
:(
2012-07-03 03:03:23 PM
1 votes:

pacochu: Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.


I miss Good Eats so much. It was Mr. Wizard with food.
2012-07-03 03:00:15 PM
1 votes:

The_Sponge: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

[blacknewmedia.com image 640x548]

Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.


Good call!

Seattle:

Tap House Grill....there is a second location in Bellevue.


Belay that. Tap House is farking horrible. It's a freaking box store.

Elysian on Cap Hill is what you meant to say.
2012-07-03 02:59:52 PM
1 votes:
Also, "Yan can Cook" was awesome, but I recall him recently starring in a travel program that included cooking elements; he'd travel to various Asian countries, then do a cooking segment focusing on indigenous foods. I still see him from time to time. Right now, "America's Test Kitchen" and "Cook's Country" are my go-to shows.
2012-07-03 02:59:07 PM
1 votes:

EyeballKid: If Guy Fieri weren't on TV, where would I go to see a fat man loudly declare that fried food is awesome?


Man vs Food.

At least Adam seems to be a really nice guy.
2012-07-03 02:58:35 PM
1 votes:

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

[blacknewmedia.com image 640x548]

Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.


2.bp.blogspot.com

In Seattle, jacket required, and worth every dime.
2012-07-03 02:55:33 PM
1 votes:
I love anything with Jaques Pepin. His recipe shows are great, but my favorite thing was when he hosted a show that focused on technique, not recipes. "Here's how to use a Chef's knife. Here's how to use a fillet knife and paring knife. He's how to know when to use a stock pot vs. a Dutch oven" and so on. That show taught me a lot.
2012-07-03 02:52:07 PM
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat.


Could anything be more pretentious than using the phrase "post-hipster" while describing something as pretentious?
2012-07-03 02:49:44 PM
1 votes:
I'm assuming Guy Fieri is basically a complete fictional construction much like Larry the Cable Guy.
2012-07-03 02:47:58 PM
1 votes:

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.

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.


This. It's "Oh look, giant piles of mediocre diner food. It's AWESOME!"

Bobby Flay is an asshole, too, but at least he can cook.
2012-07-03 02:44:42 PM
1 votes:
I do not watch his show, but I did go to a Bosnian restaurant in Houston that was featured on it and it was delicious.

However, Guy Fieri would do well to know that "just off the Beltway" is a meaningless term in Houston. It's a circle.
2012-07-03 02:41:02 PM
1 votes:
Diners Drive-ins and Dives went to a place near my apartment (Tommy's Joynt) a hofbrau I've been going to since I was a child(30 plus years). Not one of the regular employees was on the episode. The old Mexican guys behind the counter were replaced by family member of the owner I've never seen before.
2012-07-03 02:38:13 PM
1 votes:
Timmy the Tumor: "If you're gonna' have a show and publish books recommending these places, be honest and tell us what is good AND what isn't."

Well I guess that's just where we disagree. I think it'd be a waste of time to go to Joe and Lou's diner in bumfark Arkansas and spend 8 minutes meeting the good people and building up an impression of the restaurant just so that the host can pan the food. Similarly, if the salmon is merely 'ok' but the brisket is awesome, what the hell do I get out of knowing the Salmon is just 'ok'? The default presumption is that most restaurants that have been open for more than a year are at least doing 'ok'. So why not just work from there and let me know which item(s) actually stand out?

As to Bourdain, I can't say I've seen his show more than a few times. But what I've seen of it is much more about the people and the *types* of food and *types* of food preparation. That is, it's more about Bourdain getting to know and giving us an insight into the otherwise-inscrutable mind and life of some forgotten tribe, or Ted Nugent. And when he samples their food, it's more about how he conveys the feel of sitting down to Nugent's open pit BBQ or the tribe's roasted eyeballs, than whether they're particularly well done compared to others in the field.
2012-07-03 02:37:49 PM
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Oh, and they have pizza to go, and they use generic red, white and green pizza delivery boxes, but they turn them inside out so its plain brown cardboard. Because... Well, it looks cooler? I guess?



What kind of hipster shiat is that?
2012-07-03 02:34:01 PM
1 votes:
Martin Yan is cool beans with that maniacal smiling knife trick of his.
2012-07-03 02:25:27 PM
1 votes:
Guy Fieri is a living example of Barnum's maxim about making money off of the general public.
2012-07-03 02:23:43 PM
1 votes:

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 he did a shot every time he had to change the dish.

I'm pretty sure his liver can survive at least 2 seasons. The man lives off Coffee, Vodka, and Cigarettes like a crab fishing captain.

2.bp.blogspot.com
2012-07-03 02:23:16 PM
1 votes:
I'm convinced that his convertible is a time machine.....because he looks like he just arrived from 1997/1998.
2012-07-03 02:20:12 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-07-03 02:19:04 PM
1 votes:
I used to watch "Yan can Cook" (and so can you!) all the time as a kid, too. That dude was pure charisma.
2012-07-03 02:18:13 PM
1 votes:
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives can be an interesting show, but mainly because of the restaurants being featured rather than the host. Sometimes you can see a bit of contempt in the eyes of the cooks who are showing him their cooking techniques, as he inserts a little tidbit of knowledge into their presentation.

Talented cook: "And then we add some dried chipotle peppers into the sauce and we..."
Guy: "Now, you need to let that simmer for a couple of hours right? And really draw out the flavors!"
Talented cook: (Sigh) "Yes, that's right."
2012-07-03 02:17:04 PM
1 votes:

shortymac: Ugh, I hate Guy more so than Bobby Flay. Flay is a NY asshole, Guy is one of those people that ran away to LA to reinvent themselves. BLECH.

I miss the old food network with actual cooking shows. The cooking channel is looking to be a better option now.

Anyone know were I can get David Rosengarden's show?


Food Network has shuffled all its cooking shows to Sunday morning. That's where the 'Next Food Network Star' winners are shipped until their sad little shows are inevitably cancelled and they fade back into obscurity.


/Still a fan of Jeff Mauro
2012-07-03 02:13:56 PM
1 votes:

elffster: I enjoyed Wok With Yan in the early 80s.



CSB:

I loved watching his show when I was a kid....dude cracked me up.
2012-07-03 02:09:27 PM
1 votes:
Timmy The Tumor: "When I see an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where he tastes something and says "Wow, this tastes horrible. How much money did you pay the asshole who recommended your restaurant for an episode of the show? Thanks for wasting my time." I'll take him seriously."

Really? You're only serious if you're an asshole on TV?
Wouldn't you expect a *serious* person to go, find out the food isn't good and then simply never bring the cameras in, or feature that segment in an episode on-air?

I mean, that's what *I* would expect from someone who was actually more serious about the food than self-aggrandizement.
2012-07-03 02:05:34 PM
1 votes:
I stopped caring about Food Network after they canceled Molto Mario. Mario Batalli is one of the most pompous motherf*ckers alive, but damn does he know Italian cuisine.
2012-07-03 02:05:16 PM
1 votes:
I don't much care for him as a personality, the three recipes in her blog don't give me much faith either, but I've visited an handful of places that have appeared on his show and have not been disappointed. I've found that visiting those establishments is safer than trying to decipher Yelp reviews when I'm stuck in a strange town for a short period of time and don't want to waste a meal based on shady reviews.
2012-07-03 02:03:31 PM
1 votes:

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

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!


Yeah I think he actually does know how to cook and was trained in France. But he was never going to get anywhere with that crap on American television, bring on the gringo sushi. Extra mayo, plz.
2012-07-03 02:01:04 PM
1 votes:

Timmy the Tumor: When I see an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where he tastes something and says "Wow, this tastes horrible. How much money did you pay the asshole who recommended your restaurant for an episode of the show? Thanks for wasting my time." I'll take him seriously.


I would be surprised if they didn't have people go to the places they are thinking of having on the show prior to Fieri visiting and try the food to make sure something like that doesn't happen.
2012-07-03 01:52:22 PM
1 votes:
I dont like him but I do ike the places they go to on Diners, Drive ins and Dives.
2012-07-03 01:51:42 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-07-03 01:50:58 PM
1 votes:
This guy should have never been put anywhere near fame, or anything resembling fame. I hope those sunglasses spontaneously combust and burn into his skull.
2012-07-03 01:48:59 PM
1 votes:

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:

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I can't remember who said this a while back, but it's pretty apt: "Guy Fieri is proof that Ed Hardy has started manufacturing actual human beings".
2012-07-03 01:45:45 PM
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InfamousBLT: Guy Fieri is a great entertainer, but I don't think he knows much about food.


Food Network was ahead of the troll curve on that one... you don't pick the best cook, you pick the biggest douchebag because that's what brings the ratings.
2012-07-03 12:28:44 PM
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Here is SNL's take on him. Pretty accurate.

Also, this:

foodnetworkhumor.com

He actually kinda sounds like a Farker.
2012-07-03 11:38:02 AM
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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
2012-07-03 11:13:26 AM
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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.


He looks like someone picked him up by his feet and dipped him head first into a deep fryer.

The first thing I thought when I first saw Guy Fieri on television was "I wonder how many jet skis this guy owns."
2012-07-03 11:08:31 AM
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InfamousBLT: Guy Fieri is a great entertainer, but I don't think he knows much about food.


He knows quite a bit about eating it. Not so sure I would trust him when it comes to preparing it, though.
2012-07-03 10:57:37 AM
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She's through 3 of 150 recipes. Call me when she hits 50 or more.
2012-07-03 10:51:14 AM
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Really? This is her blog? Her blog must suck.
 
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