Tuesday, August 15
I must forge ahead, though. Dave has dissapointed me in the past and I still forgave him. Wonder what his excuse is this time. Now onto that Napa Valley man we know as Michael Chiarello...
To respond to Amanda's question, I don't think Chiarello is secretly gay. Look at that wedding ring. He is proud to shove it right into the camera (or is he more proud of the potato starch?). I have only really been a Food Network Addict for a year or so, and I must admit that I don't typically watch Easy Entertaining. Every time I do, though, I enjoy what he cooks and love looking at his set and kitchen (that's happening a lot to me with all the new shows like Tyler's Ultimate and Guy's Big Bite... good sets and lighting).
The biggest thing I noticed upon watching a full episode this weekend was his major use of hand gestures. Especially pointing:
He's also a bit like Rachael Ray with his other gestures. For some reason I can tolerate her's more than his.
One of the reasons I can't seem to keep watching Michael Chiarello is the fact that his delivery is not conversational. Even though Rachael exaggerates and does crazy gestures, it just seems like that's the way she talks and acts. We accept that and move onto other concerns like, how is a cut up banana with Reddi-Whip and sliced almonds a "dessert?" Once I figure out how to put some sound files on here I'll post some impressions of his voice. Still, don't get me wrong, the food looks awesome.
So, I will do my best to keep watching Mr. Chi. He has a good show, overall. Let's just tone down the pointing.
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