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L-RIOT Posts: 349
7/1/14 9:18 P

The Pioneer Woman

7/1/14 6:50 P

Gordon Ramsey

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (505,330)
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7/1/14 5:07 P

I like so many of them, but years ago we met Martin Yan and got to watch him do a cooking demo. He was wonderful! We've also seen Sara Moulton and Giada de Laurentiis who were equally entertaining and enjoyable to watch.

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,742
6/30/14 9:44 P

Rachel Ray-she is REAL

ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (71,866)
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6/30/14 9:20 P

I like many of the cooking shows and chefs already mentioned. If I had to pick one, I would probably pick the Frugal Gourmet

ZZYYGGY3 Posts: 2,244
6/30/14 5:48 P

My favorite chef is Rachel Ray I love her recipes, and she's just so chipper all the time

GARDENDIVA2 Posts: 612
6/30/14 5:42 P

I remember the Galloping Gourmet. We would watch him when we came home for lunch. He was hilarious. I even like his later show where he reworked recipes to be more healthy, etc.

I don't think that I have a favorite chef but I do enjoy watching Michael Simon.

MIAMEOWS SparkPoints: (5,524)
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6/30/14 3:34 P

Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) by far - I love to watch her and I actually use her recipes. I also love Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman) and Amy Theilen (Heartland Table). Also Nigella Lawson and Giada!

But it all started with Julia Child for me. I loved watching her when I was little. I find cooking shows so comforting and can get sucked in to any of them. But those are my favorites.

And the why? I love people who love food. And I love good, earthy, easy to make recipes.

Edited by: MIAMEOWS at: 6/30/2014 (15:34)
JRRING Posts: 1,534
6/30/14 3:00 P

Jacque fancy tools but lovely recipes

STEELER71 Posts: 8,048
6/30/14 5:08 A

The Barefoot Contessa--Ina Garten. She makes cooking fun and easy. Granted , she uses some expensive ingredients in some of her dishes but most of her dishes are affordable.

GRANDMAFRANNY SparkPoints: (336,510)
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6/30/14 3:11 A


PHATNOMO11 SparkPoints: (11,522)
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6/29/14 10:29 P

Bobby Flay. He is a very talented chef and cute too! emoticon

BIBLIOTEKARZ SparkPoints: (58,243)
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6/29/14 10:22 A

I really love the Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore and Christina Pierello. Both are vegan chefs on PBS. I like Christina b/c she's just fun, and Laura Theodore has amazing recipes. There are a few other vegan celebrity chefs, but these are the 2 I like the most.

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,269)
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6/29/14 10:06 A

I don't watch cooking shows but everyone has heard of Julia Child. I like the way she talked and do believe she could be quite humorous at times. So I guess I'd have to vote for Julia Child. I would not eat those rich concoctions that she made though. When it comes to food, I actually like mine fairly simple for the most part.

RUKIDDINGME123 SparkPoints: (39,606)
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6/29/14 8:39 A

Ree Drummond "The pioneer woman" She seems very down to earth & I love getting to see her family, home, cattle ranch on each episodes. Her food doesn't really fit into my diet plan but I love to watch and drool.


JEFFGIRL Posts: 10,634
6/28/14 7:33 P

I don't have one, but if I did it would be Paula Deen because she is Southern and so am I.

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,742
6/28/14 6:55 P

Rachael Ray-she is so down to earth and funny--has easy, fast food

KELLEYBOO50 SparkPoints: (16,229)
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6/28/14 2:49 P

My favourite tv chef is Guy Fieri I like his show Diners, drive-ins and dives.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,753
6/28/14 1:42 P

I never thought of this before but I think I like Rachael Ray because shes a little of this little of that, not too strict on a recipe.

DONNAATTEBERRY SparkPoints: (5,775)
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6/28/14 1:11 P

I love Bobby Flay. I love his recipes for grilling

EXNOLA Posts: 292
6/28/14 9:26 A

I like Rick Bayless and Alton Brown. I have an easy cookbook from Rick Bayless which we use all the time and have not had a bad recipe yet. I went to one of his restaurants once and it was lovely. I used to watch Alton Brown all the time when I had cable. I have tried several of his recipes and most have been good.

PEACEFULONE SparkPoints: (73,760)
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6/28/14 12:44 A

Martha Stewart-I have been following her for years and never had a bad recipe. Her Hungarian beef goulash is so good and so easy it is a regular at our house.

Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 6/28/2014 (00:46)
JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (504,488)
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6/27/14 11:56 P

I love Rachel Ray because she is so down to earth.

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (224,415)
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6/27/14 9:20 P

I loved it when she had a whole pile of different kinds of rolling pins, all sizes and shapes, and even glass ones, and she grabbed them all and threw them behind her, said they were all useless, and just used a rounded stick. My father made me one from the handle of a broom, all sanded and cleaned up, lol. I still have it and use it, I'm 67.

EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
6/27/14 9:01 P

You know what I remember about Julia Child? she was always slapping her meats. It just seemed so quirky! LOL

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (224,415)
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6/27/14 3:48 P

Julia Child, always watched her, even back in the days of black and white tv. She was funny, and made me not afraid to try to cook different things and not worry if it didn't come out right.

I enjoyed most of PBS cooks/shows, one show after the other, back when I had more time to watch tv. Also enjoyed the "Frugal Gourmet", but he is persona non grata now.

The "modern" tv chefs are too toothy, smiley, ha ha ha, cutesy two shoes for me, waste too much time talking about nonsense and not about cooking.

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
6/27/14 3:35 P

Anthony Bourdain. We've got the same sense of humour, same kinda past...and he's shaggable. emoticon

6/27/14 2:47 P

Racheal Ray
She is someone I like, could be friend's with...positive, fun, smiles, kind, loves her dog,family oriented, hard working, sincere...oh, and she can cook...lots of great stuff!

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (189,961)
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6/27/14 2:18 P

Julia Child all the way. I learned a lot about cooking from watching the French Chef.

I've always enjoyed the cooking shows on PBS. So, chefs like Jacques Pepin, Lidia Bastianich, Rick Bayless, the America's Test Kitchen chefs, etc

Oh, Paul Prudhomme ! He had a wonderful cooking show.

I love the chefs who actually LOVE eating food and cooking.

Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 6/27/2014 (14:21)
BARBZUMBA SparkPoints: (13,690)
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6/27/14 1:32 P

Lidia Bastinich (sp?) Good, Earthy Italian Recipes

EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
6/27/14 1:24 P

I like Ramsay, too... when he's not being a complete a$$. I think a lot of that is due to his media sponsors encouraging him toward things which "sell"... I'm not so sure he's as obnoxious in his regular life. Although, I suppose you do get a pretty fair education in it via football! LOL Or, I should say, soccer. His books, while particular, have a much more human and compassionate feel. He has high standards and won't budge on them, which I like.

I also loved Julia Child! And Jacques Pepin. Ming Tsai. I like the "Yan Can Cook" show - he takes us to interesting locales to explore their foods. Anyone remember "The Galloping Gourmet"? what a hoot he was. Alton Brown is good for the science of cooking. He gets a bit wacky, but I can deal with it. Mostly. hehe I really like any of the good chefs out there these days. I like the competition shows too. It's amazing what these people can produce under pressure.

I guess I'm just a foodie at heart. But then, here we all are -- I suspect most of us are in that category! Now, if we could just learn to control our impulses toward it! lol
Yes... we're trying!

LIFENPROGRESS SparkPoints: (114,715)
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6/27/14 1:08 P

Gordon Ramsay -- love him. He's always developing new recipes and he understands that everyday people eat everyday foods.

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
6/27/14 12:53 P

Always and ever, the legendary Julia Child, who started it all as far as celeb chefs go.

JLAMING263 Posts: 4,706
6/27/14 12:39 P

Rachel Ray because she is such a "regular" person... emoticon

FANNYMANSON SparkPoints: (20,213)
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6/27/14 12:33 P

Who is your favorite celebrity chef? Mine is Gordon Ramsey because he has high standards and doesn't let bad food go out.

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