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post #1 of 38
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I was flicking through the TV channels the other day and stopped on Cooking Channel because there was a new show on that I had never seen. I must say that "Bitchin' Kitchen" is, without a doubt, the worst cooking show on TV. It very well may be the worst show on all of TV, right up there with the worst soap operas. The host is incredibly annoying, and the food looks like it's from Sandra Lee's reject recipes. If you see this show on, either watch it, or smack yourself in the face with a ballpeen hammer. The result will be about the same.

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post #2 of 38

Haven't seen the show, Tyler. But based on the promos I'd have to agree with your assessment.

 

I wonder what idiot decided that those trailers would encourage me to watch the show?

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post #3 of 38

Agreed.  Upon seeing the promos my general consensus was that I'd rather cut my face off than endure 30 minutes of that.  Thank you, Tyler for confirming my initial assessment.

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post #4 of 38

The show's name is off-putting.  I have not watched, nor do I intend to.  Someone with more money than class probably thought this would be a great concept.  If the program is anything like the promos,  it can only be described as "trashy".  

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post #5 of 38

Nadia Giosia.  She's apparently Italian and speaks with a farrago of accents.  In one two minute promo she's dressed as a highlighted Elvira, then Madonna-gone-wrong(er), then Vampire/dead woman, then dons a bedazzled tank top with gaudy costume jewelry and painted fingernails throughout.  Humor is apparently the pull of the show along with her physical appearance.  All that other garbage is an absolute distraction from whatever food concoctions she plans to make.  Some men may disagree but in my opinion it's not a pleasant distraction.

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post #6 of 38

I liked Elvira as Elvira. Great rack and B-movie hostess, the schtick made sense. I don't need a costume for a cooking show.

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post #7 of 38

That was reason enough for me to never watch it.  Thanks to the wonders of DVRs, I haven't seen one of the commercials yet.
 

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The show's name is off-putting. 

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I liked Elvira as Elvira. Great rack and B-movie hostess, the schtick made sense. I don't need a costume for a cooking show.



 Exactly! 

 

Contrary to the way my earlier post sounds I am not, in fact, a man.  I just meant some men might disagree that she's a not a sufficiently pleasant distraction from the food. 

 

Having cleared that up, Elvira was indeed great.  She was goth before vampire sagas and emo teens made it mainstream.

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The Bazookas gave it away smile.gif
 

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post #10 of 38

Story of my life.

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post #11 of 38

I have never seen this show but the title speaks for itself. SHOCKING.

post #12 of 38

I watched this show when I had insomnia one night last week.  I'm glad I saw it because now I can honestly say it is the WORST cooking show I've ever seen.  Insipid and tacky don't even come close to describing it.  She blathered on, making references to her man and being a tough broad so much that I can't believe I watched the whole thing.  Still, it didn't put me to sleep.  In fact, it gave me indigestion.

post #13 of 38

My Gawd! you all take yourselves so seriously.  Does everyone have to be bland and boring to be taken seriously?  Lighten up.  Enjoy the comedy and try a few recipes.  They're good.

post #14 of 38

Can it really be worse than that infomercial for the GT Express101, or the Magic Bullet or so many things by Ron Popiel?

post #15 of 38

I was watching tv this evening and I came across this show. I have to say she is the single most annoying person I have ever seen on tv and could only stomach 15 minutes of her before I switched channels and will NEVER watch her "show" again. On a good note I did discover that I have a second food channel and now how some better choices of shows to watch concerning cooking. 

post #16 of 38

 The worst show ever!, ????,  Are you kidding me.  This is a great and inventive show I watch a lot of Food Network and it is a great take on cooking shows.  And she's a good Canadian Girl,  Lighten up and go watch Geada.    -Steven G, Toronto.

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 The worst show ever!, ????,  Are you kidding me.  This is a great and inventive show I watch a lot of Food Network and it is a great take on cooking shows.  And she's a good Canadian Girl,  Lighten up and go watch Geada.    -Steven G, Toronto.



 

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post #18 of 38

Either 'Bitchin Kitchen' or 'Extra Virgin' are the worst cooking shows I have ever seen.  Even Sandra Lee is better. (not by much though) These shows make Rachel Ray seem like a cooking goddess.

 

When the Cooking Channel first came out, I had high hopes. The Food Network had become mostly reality shows, and the Cooking Channel soon followed suit. Of course it's owned and ran by the Food Network, so what was I thinking?


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Either 'Bitchin Kitchen' or 'Extra Virgin' are the worst cooking shows I have ever seen.  

When the Cooking Channel first came out, I had high hopes. The Food Network had become mostly reality shows, and the Cooking Channel soon followed suit. Of course it's owned and ran by the Food Network, so what was I thinking?


Funny, I love Extra Virgin.  Watch it and even tape it if I am going to miss it.  Or watch several in one siting.  Love it when they go to or are in Tuscany.
 

 

 

And to comment on the program that "BIGSteve" likes, no wonder he likes it and I don't.lever.gif

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post #20 of 38

People, you need to lighten up for Christ sake. This isn't a gourmet cooking show, it's a light, funny, edgy show for the average Joe. 

 

If you want a froo, froo high end cooking show, watch reruns of Julia Child.

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Just my humble opinion Chef Buba. licklips.gif


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People, you need to lighten up for Christ sake. This isn't a gourmet cooking show, it's a light, funny, edgy show for the average Joe. 

 

 

It's more like the "jersey shore" of cooking shows.

post #24 of 38

Isn't this a comedy show???

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post #25 of 38

Bitchin' Kitchen is a sort of hybrid, that is, a cooking show set within a comedic environment.  I can't say I'm a fan, but the show isn't for me.  The comedy is immature, the recipes are mundane, and the advice is pitched well below my level.  But I'm not the target audience, and have no problem with the idea that a lot of other people enjoy and learn from it.  For the same reasons I don't like Alton Brown's Good Eats either.  Yet Alton is very popular among the same people who don't like Nadia G.

 

There are plenty of other Food/Cooking shows which hosts I don't like.  But plenty.  Way too many list.  The most objectionable thing I've seen lately in the Food/Cooking universe was when Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson cut Eric Lee, the best cook by far of all the "cheftestants," from this season's Food Network Star.

 

The Ramsay shows (on Fox), Hell's Kitchen and Masterchef, have only a tenuous connection to food.  There's not much tension or integrity either.  How far will the poor little blind but attractive girl go?  (Far.) Can you believe that she actually made ceviche? (Yes, it's not difficult.)  Ramsay is a great chef; but has no integrity whatsoever when it comes to judging his reality shows.  Whitney?!  The best cook in America??!!  Scotsman, please!  And speaking of Scots, where did Ramsay get that fake, pommy accent? Same place as Tony Blair?

 

Meanwhile... in Bravo's Around the World in Eighty Plates, the competitors do the elimination judging so the strongest cooks were at a distinct disadvantage if they happened to get stuck on a weak team.  In terms of very funny but unintentional humor, Cat Cora and Curtis Stone are shocked -- shocked do you hear me? -- and not so much angry as disappointed that each and every one of the contestants is more interested in winning the contests with "whatever works," and eliminating the strongest and/or most irritating competitors rather than producing the best possible plate or narrowing things down to the best chef.  Go figure.

 

BDL


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post #26 of 38

At the risk of possibly repeating myself, I use to be an avid food program viewer.

Mostly Food Network and The Cooking Channel but no longer. 

Bravo, Travel and the others, on a rare occasion I’ll DVR one show

just to see if it’s worth the time, but then if not, DELETE.  

If there’s a good, real instructional cooking program on PBS, then maybe. 

Just the other night my husband asked me

“why aren’t you watching any of your cooking shows?"

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post #27 of 38

Ever since I saw Sandra Lee Cooking Show? and Tuchsman judging that was end of that channel for me. It exist strictly to generate $$$$$. I prefer watching reruns of Pepin,Child, Emeril.

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post #28 of 38

Bitchin Kitchen  - The Food Network  channel 262

 Nadia Giosia reminds me of those many student parties where that one person was SO desperate to be liked that they would car crash their funny routines without stopping all evening, putting up with the unkind jeers and comments from others for the sake of being noticed.

However, like watching a bad magician, you can simply walk away from it, but you dont. There is some sort of masochistic pleasure with watching the likes of Nadia G, as you pick apart her annoying manner, amateur recipes, affected foreign-ness. 

My guess is that many students would see her as a bit of a babe. As the Web O Vision crossover to network tv continues, then true time and talent will continue to be replaced by whatever draws a reaction. 

The fact that you cant hope but to have an opinion on Bitchin Kitchen is presumably enough now to sell advertising space in the commercials break, which, after all, is the bottom line if you want to fund a tv programme. 

Sorry was i being as cynical as Nadia ? If you watch her you will make her rich. But maybe she deserves that for the cojones she must have to believe in the whole thing. I am starting to worry about the Americans.  They really will positively promote anyone that has a go, no matter how s***  it is.

post #29 of 38

The show is painful lets be honest. You know what I have been watching lately that is a real cooking show? Great Chefs? It is an old series from the 80's that you can watch on netflix or amazon prime and I think it is some of the best food tv around. Other shows I think set the bar are Julia Child, Jaques Pepin, America's test kitchen. Food network lost it's vision in my opinion and went the route of MTV.

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The show is painful lets be honest. You know what I have been watching lately that is a real cooking show? Great Chefs? It is an old series from the 80's that you can watch on netflix or amazon prime and I think it is some of the best food tv around.

 

Thanks for sharing that Nicko. I've looked through the Amazon prime videos for "Great Chefs" and found "Great Chefs from Austria", is that the one you're talking about? 

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