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Thursday, June 19

Lisa Garza Speaks! Ep. 3

What's this? A controlled, adequate length, mostly spelling error-free blog post by Lisa Garza? Someone's been listening! =)

"Meeting Martha was such an overwhelming moment. Its not that I’m her biggest fan, but that I respect her unprecedented success as a female entrepreneur in a very male dominated industry. I have studied every aspect of her career over the years as a case study model for my own business aspirations. She is a pioneer and clearly deserves her props as one of the most successful woman ever. So yes, a bad ass, millionaire, business woman turns this 'rigid Diva' into a spirit finger flailing teen idol."

I'm beginning to think that first episode was staged a bit. Lisa was made to look soooooooo posh spice the first time we saw her (sunglasses indoors, heels in the kitchen, the 3 Cs, etc.), but the next two episodes showed a much more toned-down, dare I saw vulnerable, Lisa. She's still trying to be glam, but I'm getting a lot more Dallas and a lot less Diva these days.

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At 6/19/2008 6:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you not heard about Editors?
Let me clue you in, whatever Lisa is spewing at the minute takes an editor at least 2-6 hours to clean up.
Trust me on this.
Eve Batey at SFGate.com is one of the best and there is an editor at D Magazine that takes fine tooth comb to anything submitted by anyone even the "Martha Stewart wanna-be" Lisa.
I am afraid the closest Lisa will come to being like Martha Stewart will be when she is eventually thrown in the slammer.
Lisa is abusing her 15 minutes of fame and whatever agent she has should be fed to the gators from Feasting on Asphalt 2.
If Lisa becomes the Next Food Network Star I will stop watching Food Network. I will go back to PBS and America's kitchen.

At 6/19/2008 6:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

by the way, PBS has some great cooking shows on Saturdays....not dumbed down by a bunch of soccer moms.

At 6/20/2008 9:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lisa will not win. JMO.

At 6/20/2008 10:36 AM , Anonymous Alec Smart said...

PBS. Pretty much every show they air is great to watch.Too bad there is not more of it.

Emphasis on quality as they don't need to appease greedy little pointy heads like Bob Tuschman.

I think the content on PBS is way to intelligent for many FN viewers.

At 6/20/2008 11:18 AM , Anonymous Thomas Beck said...

I will say this about Lisa - she appears to have been listening. Her "beautiful basics" concept is much sharper than whatever it was she was blathering about during week 1, and would actually work as an idea for a show on TFN. The judges told her they didn't quite get her idea, and she listened and improved it tremendously. She probably won't win (I'd currently bet on Aaron), but I think she's my favorite. She has been very smart so far.

At 6/20/2008 12:13 PM , Anonymous mom2ross said...

"I think the content on PBS is way to intelligent for many FN viewers."

Well, that wasn't very nice, "Alec".

The only reason I've been wanting Lisa to stay is to see her (much shown) slip in the kitchen with the big can of gravy. Looks like Sunday night I get my wish...muahahah...

At 6/20/2008 12:16 PM , Anonymous mom2ross said...

P.S. Alec - that sentence should say "way TOO intelligent."

At 6/20/2008 12:51 PM , Blogger Gregory said...

I'm just not able to gel with anybody this season. It seems like they are hitting all of the wrong notes somehow. On the one hand, they are pushing this "Food Network family" angle by having the regular chefs there and at the same time trying to be a bit harder and more no-nonsense like they do on Top Chef. Then when that happens, we get the waterworks and all of the concern, "We love you all, you're all so special..." If they wanted someone to be hard-nosed, they'd do well to have Martha on more. Instead, they had Giada on, who was more hormonal and grouchy than no-nonsense.
I get the distinct impression they are trying to produce as much drama as they can for the show. Yet it doesn't seem to be working yet. No one says anything mean about the other people, so far it's just about blubbering or smoozing with Martha..not much drama there.
It seems too that there is more posturing than usual, people are going more for a "look" than just being a good cook with a good concept. They have their canned, half-baked (no pun intended) talking points on culinary point-of-view.
And the people this year do not impress me. I can understand not being used to the camera, but last year's people could form a complete sentence. And this year's crop is supposed to be such great cooks: Um, the second Kelsey made that gratin in 30 minutes, I said, "That will never be done..." Even your most basic cook should be able to tell if something is cooked.

At 6/20/2008 1:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm tired of the P.O.V.

LOL. Reminds me of the E.V.O.O.

At 6/20/2008 1:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like PBS but sometimes I don't want intelligence but entertainment. Then I go to FN.

I love anything and everything that involves cooking and/or food.

At 6/21/2008 7:49 AM , Blogger Timotheus said...

Of course, FN is really damaging the public image of whoever ends up winning, by artificially creating all this dysfunctional drama, but they don't care. I don't know how many of the contestants realize that TNFNS is not really an attempt by the network to find good hosts & celebrity chefs -- obviously they have other mechanisms in place for that. This show is about exploiting these people for a few weeks of ratings and then discarding them like used Kleenex.

At 6/21/2008 8:50 PM , Blogger Lester Hunt said...

Two words I have never used in one sentence: PBS and intelligent.

At 6/24/2008 3:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like lisa...


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