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Monday, January 7

Come and Get It! All New in '08

A pretty good weekend of Food Network, huh?

First I got to see a new episode of Barefoot Contessa, shot in her new studio kitchen on her property's barn. One of those "all new" in '08 eps, I suppose. Although their definition of "all new" differs with mine.

Then I caught Iron Chef America: Batali vs. Oliver.

And then I even watched the sneak peek of At Home with Jamie.

A complete update with pics and more to come... but for now, what did you all think?

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At 1/07/2008 10:53 AM , Blogger Lewis said...

I watched a little of At Home with Jamie Oliver last night, he moves REALLY fast through the recipes! I guess it makes for good entertainment but I haven't really caught 'Jamie' fever.

At 1/07/2008 1:36 PM , Anonymous Jeff said...

Maybe it's something like E!'s "Super New" programming.

At 1/07/2008 1:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you notice the echo in Ina's new kitchen?

At 1/07/2008 2:08 PM , Anonymous K said...

TWO weekend lunches, so a busy weekend for Ina, indeed.

Loved the new episode, even though I was hoping the new kitchen would be a bit more different than her first. Still, it's a good thing.

P.S. What did Ina make on Ellie's Healthy All-star special? I missed it.

At 1/07/2008 2:24 PM , Blogger jacob said...

lewis: yes, it did go quickly. I was kind of tired when it was on, though, so I'll have to watch more carefully.

jeff: yeah, super new indeed.

anon: yes! it wasn't awful, but you could definitely tell when she was stirring something loudly.

k: i know what you mean about wanting something different. i'm sure Ina already thought everything she had was perfect, so she just went ahead about 3 more of everything.

The Healthy Recipes show was a clip show and showed Ina making her homemade yogurt with honey, raspberries and almonds. it looked good.

At 1/07/2008 3:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I'm confused... Was that a new ICA? Is Mario still an Iron Chef? What's going on with him??

At 1/07/2008 4:14 PM , Anonymous Mike said...

I really liked At Home with Jamie much more than I thought I would. I liked that it moved fast in that it was less about "here's this recipe" and more about "here's how to integrate this fresh ingredients"

The pork shoulder goulash looked great and I think I'll end up doing something similar sometime soon. Smoking the salmon in the biscuit tin was clever, though I won't be doing that.

At 1/07/2008 4:18 PM , Anonymous brycer said...

Is there any truth to the rumor that Paula Deen is on Mike Huckabee's short list for a Vice President candidate?

At 1/07/2008 6:04 PM , Anonymous Shannon said...

I saw Jamie at Home. It was awesome. It's in his book Jamie at home which my mom brought from england. I want to make that salmon. Amazing. ICA was an old episode.

At 1/07/2008 9:35 PM , Blogger anna said...

Sat through the three Iron Chefs in a row yesterday and then watched the Jamie sneak peek. It was like a cool, crisp waft of British country air. So glad that FN is airing his latest show. Loved all the cool close-up shots of the food. I'm going to brave making his smoked salmon, but I've gotta first hunt down some chicken wire . . . wish me luck on both!

At 1/08/2008 10:42 AM , Anonymous AJ said...



At 1/08/2008 12:59 PM , Blogger Lys said...

I watched Jaime's new show, but it hasn't grown on me yet. I like the idea of pushing fresh ingredients and making it easier for the home cook.

I'm curious as to the reairing of A Cooks Tour. Reading Bourdain's commentary was rather interesting on his blog.

At Home With The Neely's looks good as well. Ina's kitchen is fabulous.

At 1/08/2008 4:20 PM , Blogger Lester Hunt said...

I had never seen Jamie before and was prepared to be underwhelmed (the trailer for the show was so unappetizing) but I was very impressed. The food looked really good -- and that's what matters after all!

At 1/08/2008 4:46 PM , Blogger tai haku said...

I'm kind of surprised at the push JO's new show is getting on FN. It seems to me it kind of is at odds with the "FN style" of cooking with its emphasis on slow food/GYO. I hope this is a sign of a shift in programming to come (perhaps a River Cottage America?)away from the current its so easy semi-homemade formulas.

At 1/08/2008 11:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

that ica made me hungry... but the fish was so random... nothing we could ever try and duplicate at home... but do i ever from ICA???? not really

At 1/11/2008 7:04 PM , Blogger amanda said...

Jamie at Home is great. I wanted to lick the screen with the stuffed pepper recipe. The illustrations were super cute, and his Christmas special I saw in Scotland was fun, too. His new kitchen is something to shout about, too! Love the new rustic kitchen with open stove. Two thumbs up from this 'Paigner.

At 1/16/2008 1:34 PM , Blogger Lewis said...

WOW! Has anyone heard this?!?! If it's true I think that's kind of, now wait, REALLY wrong!!!!

Where does the line exists for 'I like watching you cook' and 'Oh, hey he's a doctor!' exist?




At 1/16/2008 11:52 PM , Blogger Donny B said...

I loved Jamie's new show. I saw the one centered around squash. The duck and squash salad looked amazing and I'd love to try his squash cupcakes. I also love that it's like Lumberjack Oliver in this wooden shack churning out amazing food.

At 3/10/2008 3:22 PM , Blogger lradvs said...

I love how jamie can be so organized and yet so sloppy all at the same time....is that his actual "home"...or is that his set?

At 4/20/2008 7:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly I haven't seen JO's new show yet. I must remember to record it. I like JO a whole lot. I watched his series about training at risk youth in England to be chefs. He really put himself out for those kids. They put him through his paces, too.
I like his style of cooking for the most part and I admire him as a man and as a chef.


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