Skip to comments.Paula Deen and Michelle Obama
Posted on 09/13/2008 9:54:49 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS
Paula Deen is having her highness Michelle Obama on her show next Saturday.
Where does this stupidity end?
I have nightmares involving Michelle Obama.
Ugh. No more Paula Deen. Shame.
You would have to nail my feet to the floor and tape my eyelids open to watch Paul Deen by herself let alone with The Second (assuming hubby is The One).
I have always thought of her as a "professional Southerner" for just those reasons. And I agree with you about her cooking. It's nothing special; it's all about self-promotion.
As for Bourdain, he's no different except he does have training. I watch a lot of cooking shows. I love to cook. But I'm getting more than a little tired of the elevation of cooking to the metaphysical/psychological.
Watch Top Chef. The judges spend more time talking about "what does it say about him/her" than how it tastes. It's food. Not a Rohschach test, and the people who prepare it aren't artists or rockets scientists. Just make it taste good. I pretty much don't even care how it looks.
Amen! As I say to newcomers to my wine club, the most important thing to know about wine is to ENJOY it.
Presentation becomes important at public events and (to a lesser extent) when you are out on a date with someone who identifies "slop" with the cafeteria.
Have always wanted to know more about wine. In fact, a couple of years ago for Christmas I bought my then significant other a kit that taught you what to look for in different wines. Alas, she’s gone and I don’t know where thie kit is!
I can't stand the phony either. She is so over the top. I think she is as over exposed as Rachael Ray.
Watch Top Chef. The judges spend more time talking about “what does it say about him/her” than how it tastes. It’s food. Not a Rohschach test
We watched the first season. The young man who won was the perfect example of your post. While so many were pretentious and pretended to be grand chefs, he made no boasts about himself. He called himself a cook, not even chef; although he was obviously trained and very talented.
Paula has always come across as a caricature of the South, with mediocre cooking.
No more Paula Dean is right!
I have no problem with Ray Ray as long as she keeps her mouth shut and only shows her south end...
That’s gonna make my mother unhappy.
She loves Paula.
WTH is a Paula Deehn? Never heard of her..... is she supposed to be significant?
I had always liked Paula Deen. She must have eaten one too many sticks of butter.
Let’s all write the Food Network and let them know that we are cutting Paula. Taking her off my scheduled recording.
You have Padma, who probably never cooked a meal in her life, but who has "written" several cookbooks, probably with recipes she found elsewhere. I could do the same. I have almost 60,000 recipes on this computer (no kidding. I highly recommend MasterCook).
Then you have the very attractive (in my opinion) Gail Simmons, who, as a professional food writer has to make cooking sound more cerebral than it is, and thus making herself the same. It's kinda like every Democrat Presidential candidate is always smarter than his Republican opponent. Both premises are false, but it validates the self-image of those involved.
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