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post #31 of 47
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I've noticed that she doesn't taste any of her food.
post #32 of 47
>It's because she's irritating. Her schtick is old.<

My point is you can say that about any of them.

You wanna talk about Bam!? Everything he makes, including the desserts it sometimes seems, is loaded with his essence. Which means it all tastes the same.

You wanna talk Bobby Flay, who is so obviously bored with what he's doing that it's pitiful?

You wanna talk Sandra Lee, who's only claim to fame is being able to wield a can opener while wearing a sweater two sizes too small?

You wanna talk irritating? There is nobody I can think of who irritates me as much as Giada De Laurantis, with her plunging neckline, pasted on smile, and lack of talent.

You wanna talk..... well, you get my meaning.

Given all that, this Rachael bashing just doesn't make sense to me.

And, let's never forget, that the TV switch works two ways, and nobody is holding a gun to anyone's head, forcing them to watch.
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post #33 of 47
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Not having cable tv, Ray is the only one of those you've mentioned that I ever see.
post #34 of 47
Sounds like us this side of the pond aren't missing much!:)
post #35 of 47
KY- Only as old as you feel, right? some days it's 20 and some it's 105..LOL
If we could just find our own little niche, we would be as rich as Rachel. I don't bash her (I don't WATCH her either), I'm a bit envious- she found her place and she's running with it. I probably would too! I wish I had found my place in the industry 20 years ago! Ah to be young, successful, and rich!
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post #36 of 47
Ish- you have Oliver- what else do you need? LOL
I don't have cable either- so I get to skip the whole Food Network thing- although my sister watches it constantly and goes to their website and puts me on every mailing list....ug!
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post #37 of 47
We've got many more than Oliver, Jayme!

We've had Floyd, Rankin, Gary Rhodes, Delia Smith, Nigella Lawson, Nick Nairn, Rick Stein - the list is endless!
post #38 of 47
Same here. The only part of her show I see is the last 60 seconds and that is too much. She is on just before Alton Brown who I enjoy watching. I don't follow very many of his recipes but he does get me thinking and going to the kitchen to experiment.

paddy
post #39 of 47
But are they as cute as Oliver??? LOL
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post #40 of 47
Echhhhhh....

Sorry, I just had to revive this thread because I loooaathee Ray Ray. Nothing anyone can say can bring me closer to liking, or even accepting her on tv, in commercials, grocery stores, my mom's magazines, my cracker box..

Everytime I see her, I throw up in my mouth a little bit.
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post #41 of 47
You might be suffering from Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). This could be serious if it happens often, because it could turn into Barrett's Esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition.

Better get an Esophageal Biopsy to be sure. Sometimes it is even symptomless!

doc
post #42 of 47
Can I get Ray Ray to pay for the office visit? I don't have insurance.
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post #43 of 47
Like her or not...
Considering the amount of attention she gets, she's already a big brand name herself. Last I heard, she's got a pretty big cooking empire built on herself..
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post #44 of 47
Well..Rachel Ray, unlike most of the Food Network stars, was never a cook, much less a chef. She was an actress that landed a cooking show, and she's been very open about the fact she didn't know how to cook when they handed it to her. Everything she does is laid out for her beforehand and she's given complete instructions to get her through each show.

Personally, besides because of how annoying it is to listen to her say EVOO five million times a show, I stopped watching after this incident happened:

My friend's husband is a co-store manager of the Sterling, Virginia Wegman's, a luxury grocery store that includes a world-class patisserie, with a regular grocery store (they even offer free child care while you shop, lol! If you ever have a chance to shop at one -- go! Just the cheese counter alone...sigh...now I'm homesick, lol).

Anyway, they hosted a book signing for Rachel a year and a half ago for her new cookbook. My friend's husband (the store manager) wanted to get a book signed for his sister (who was a big fan), so he sent one of his employees to buy one in anticipation of the event. Meanwhile, Rachel Ray arrives, complete with a list of demands which include a private entrance, having an entire bathroom closed off for her use, etc., and a very sour attitude toward all of the Wegman's employees. To top it all off, when Bob asked Rachel to sign the book for his sister, she said she would only sign her name. She refused to personalize it in any way for his sister because it was not her latest book -- and HE WAS THE STORE MANAGER!! Then, after all that nastiness to the "little people" she was all smiles for the customers with her book in hand.

Needless to say it was the last time she was and will be invited back.

And I haven't watched her or her show since...
post #45 of 47
Odd. Never met her. But she did not strike me as that type person. Guess it goes to show you never really know someone till you actually meet them.
post #46 of 47
The truly sad part is they actually have a place in society. It's sad to see how many people that don't know how to cook something, anything. Just look in the grocery aisle, and see gravy in a powdered form. My Grandmother's favorite saying was, " I can cook, I can cook HOT" Yep, and most of the time that was the best part of it LOLOLOL.

Mike
post #47 of 47
According to today's Netscape news, RR is following in the footsteps of Oprah, and stands to make $250000000 this year alone. She's rated one of the top celebrities on TV.

Some society we live in...

doc
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