I agree with you — I’m a Paula-watcher and turned to her for comfort after 9/11, like so many Americans did. She cooks dishes that my grandma made for Sunday dinner when I was growing up.
I really hope Paula invites Cindy or Sarah. In Sarah’s case it would be fascinating if she brought some Alaskan specialties and see them incorporate her ingredients into Paula’s dishes.
Moose lard? Does that work?
I turned to my own family on 9-11 for comfort.
I cook the foods I learned from my MOTHER...not Paula.
The food shows are fun and nice but let’s face it...theya re NOT reality.
Rachel makes 30 minutes meals.
Who answers the phone?
Who stops to put a bandaid on the child who fell?
Who cleans up an egg that dropped on the floor?
The Food Network kitchen staff does all of that. That 30 minute meal thing is OK if they showed me a real woman/mother fixing it in her own home and kitchen and having to do all the prep work herself and still be there to watch the kids etc.
Also Semi Homemade. She’s beautiful true. However, how many times do we decorate our kitchens and wear the same color clothing as we prepare meals for our families...semi homemade or from scratch.
Paula pours it on pretty thick and talks about all the meals and the rest of it. I know she pulled herself by the bootstraps and raised two nice sons and she is to be commended for that. However, the diamonds on her fingers sort of take away from all of that when she is cooking. As Giada said once in judging one of the next food network stars who was glitzed up...”I like a clean look when cooking.”
I think these “stars” start out being like you and me and yada, yada, yada then when they get “big” out comes their political leanings....that’s when I call it quits. I like them for what they do on TV but don’t use your show to ram your leanings down my throat.
We’ve actually quit watching it all. Too much of a waste of time so we exercised our right which everyone should do who doesn’t like something.... Turn it off. :)
Have a happy week everyone and Happy eating. :)