Aug 16, 2006, 8:57 AM
Post #3 of 15
Food Network has deteriorated enormously over the last 2-3 years. Emeril is by far more tolerable than many of the insipid and cooking-challenged hosts and shows currently on air. At least Emeril actually cooks and he's toned down a lot!
And sorry Rolly ;-), yeah, she's cute, but Rachel Ray is so overexposed and annoying. Kind of like nails on a chalkboard. And if I hear "delish" or "yum-o" one more time.....................
I used to be able to tolerate Paula Deen's "down home" folksy approach. But she's way over the top now and a cliched sterotype of "southern". And Sandra Lee with her ode to packaged, canned and processed food only proves that if your spouse has enough money you too can get your own TV show. (She's married to the owner of KB Homes, a major home builder NOB).
Do check out Alton Brown and Iron Chef. Alton's show Good Eats if pretty interesting and Iron Chef is a hoot. Love watching Mario Batali compete.
But you know what, when FTV first came to my town I was thrilled too and watched it enthralled at what they were doing. So explore their show options and enjoy it. Some of the shows are actually fun, several of their hosts are a little too overexposed for their own good.