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Tuesday, July 31

Food Network Megamix

My buddy Matt of mattislostintv.com (and designer of the graphic on top) has posted this fun video on YouTube. Enjoy!

Sorry for not being on the ball about posting. I'm actually going through a job change right now (wait... I have a real job other than this blog?! Crazy, I know.) Thanks for continuing to comment and suggest new posts!




At 8/01/2007 1:51 AM , Blogger Marc said...

That was so funny! Mattislostintv is such a great Sandra-bashing site.

Two of my alltime fav. Sandra quotes are:

"One for me now...one for me in just a little bit."


"Now for this recipe it's flexible. Cup to cup and a half of vodka. Depends on how much fun you want to have. You don't have to tell 'em!"

At 8/01/2007 8:39 PM , Blogger JordanBaker said...

I'm going to have nightmares about Paula in Flashdance gear tonight.

At 8/01/2007 11:19 PM , Blogger Jesse said...

How dare you have a life outside of this blog! Shame! ;)

At 8/02/2007 6:06 PM , Blogger Jesse said...

I just saw an episode of "Barefoot Contessa" and had another thought. I'm actually dissappointed in Ina! I always thought her show seemed very "real" to me. WELL - today...she rang up her friend T.R. to run to the store to pick up some charcoals and grilling accessories for her. Lo and behold - the Food Network cameraman/woman was there to film him picking up the phone and converse with Ina. Hmmmm - coincidence? I think not! Hmph - there goes the realism!

BTW - this was the second day in a row where they had an episode featuring T.R. - he is kind of a tall, thin, prematurely grey haired gay (of course) friend of Ina's from her Barefoot store days ( as per yesterday's reunion show). He is kind of hot, and dresses very nice, but he drives around the Hamptons in an old beat up truck. This bothers me for some reason, I don't know why. Just thought I'd bring it up! LOL

At 8/02/2007 8:51 PM , Blogger Gregory said...

I actually think you are being a little hard on ‘ol Ina. Her show is many things but realistic it ain’t. Everything on it is extremely staged, to Jeffrey’s entrances and exits, to Ina’s field trips to see people etc. Like Ina is really afraid Jeffrey is going to bring home the wrong wine? Or the neighbors have no idea Ina is bringing cookies. My favorite parts are when they have the camera in the person’s car and they say, “Oh, won’t Ina be surprised when…” Having said that, Ina still makes the gatherings look appealing and entertaining.
Yes, it is all very staged but with Ina it is kind of a wink..wink..nod..nod kind of thing. It’s kind of a continuum. On the one hand, you have Rachael who, until her opening house shindig, would just have 5-6 guests on her show a year. The rest of the time she would just cook for herself, take 2 bites and roll her eyes at how delicious her own food was. So there was no social component to it at all. On the other extreme is Aunt Sandy where everything comes off just so damn staged and contrived it’s unpleasant to watch. I seriously want to smack her when she has spent another 5 hours on a tablescape but somehow can’t bring herself to boil a potato. But the worst is the freaking decorating the KITCHEN to go with her motif. I don’t know about you but I redecorate the kitchen for every meal.. And then there are people in between. I find Paula’s show to be even more staged than Ina’s: The Deen boys run into their mother at a teashop, Jamie shows up to help Paula "surprise" him with his favorite dish etc. etc. I like Paula but to me it comes off as much more fake. I guess Giada gets the prize for most natural gatherings. Yes, they are staged too but they seem more relaxed and causal.

At 8/02/2007 9:07 PM , Blogger Jesse said...

Well, I kind of was just playing around! ;) But yes...the line between being "real" and "staged" is a fine one. I also find Michael Chiarello's (sp?) events/dinner parties to seem very realistic. Which brings me to another thought...

Robin Miller - who makes 3-4 "delicious weeknight meals" - hmm, I don't know. She may change her clothes, but I find of feel like all the cooking happens at the same taping. I don't think the camera crew stops on Sunday and picks back up with her on Tuesday, do you? She probably just changed her shirt! :)


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