Archive for the ‘TV’ Category

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Buttering Up the Politicians

September 11, 2008

Hahahaha! Michelle Obama is going to be a guest on Paula Deen’s Food Network show, Paula’s Party, on Saturday Sept 20 at 7pm. If you’ve EVER seen this program, you know that it’s chock full of butter, sugar, and sexual innuendos. How many times do you think Paula’s going to be inappropriate about our future husband and his wife? Let’s play a drinking game.

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Design Star, Come to My Kitchen

July 28, 2008

I have a confession: I watch HGTV’s Design Star. I don’t remember how or why I happened upon this show, but I did… and ever since it has been a staple on my DVR and it’s one my favorite things to watch on slow Sunday nights. Last night was the big finale episode, and the two remaining designers had to do a kitchen, dining room, and living room for two families whose houses were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Usually, I love Matt (one of the two contestants who has a really simple, clean design aesthetic). But I just LOVE this kitchen that Jennifer did—the red cabinets mixed with the stainless steal appliances have just the right combo of functionality, crispness, and sass. I think my kitchen would be an amazing design challenge—or really any super-small NYC apartment where the kitchen is part of the “living space.” So Design Star, bring it on!

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My Dear Antonia

June 6, 2008

I’m onboard with most people in that I really like Richard and Stephanie from Top Chef. But this interview made me love Antonia just a little bit more. It’s something about her—the way she talks and acts—it’s her food that I want to eat most.

UPDATE: To add more fuel to the I-Hate-Lisa fire, check out this quote from the Daily News: “Oh, no, I don’t read the blogs — you couldn’t pay me to read the blogs. I don’t want to know what people who can’t even afford to eat in my restaurant, let alone know how to cook, have to say about me.” – Lisa

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Cheftestant Strikes Back

March 24, 2008

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A nice little Q&A with recent Top Chef reject, Valerie. Some insight into why she got the ax… and the truth about Andrew’s ADD.

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Top Chef is Back

March 13, 2008

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Season premier last night—what did you think? It was good… I love when Bourdain is a judge. He spices things up a bit. And I kinda love Rocco as well, somewhat against my will. It’s hard to tell at this point who is talented and who is not, but I definitely think the chick they sent packing deserved it. Not only did she seem to make yucky food, her whole, “I’m not here to make friends” speech sounded a little too America’s Next Top Model-ish. Maybe she should go on that show next? If you want to read more about the episode, every single food blog is writing about it:

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Iron Chef… It’s All Fake

February 20, 2008

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Surprised? Neither am I. Mostly, I really couldn’t believe that 2 different chefs could come up with 5 different plates in under an hour without ever hashing it out with their sous-chefs. Seriously, the show makes it seem like the components of the dish come out of thin air and the sous-chefs are master mind-readers. But now we have proof. Check out this article in the Village Voice all about the sham that is Iron Chef. As the writer says:

“Iron Chef America is more bogus than even I had imagined.”

I still think I love the show, but I have to say, reading the cold, hard truth takes some of the magic out of the spectacle 😦

(Photo by Staci Shwartz)

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Dream Come True

February 5, 2008

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NBC is combining 2 of my favorite things tonight: The Biggest Loser and Rocco DiSpirito. They’re having a cook-off! You know where I’ll be at 8pm.