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Tuesday, June 17

Martha is Not Swayed by Begging

I might have given Kelsey a bit of a hard time, but that doesn't mean I wasn't put off by things other contestants did on the third episode of The Next Food Network Star. There are only so many hours in the day, though:-)

I found the moment when Adam Gertler decided to sing an impromptu harmonica ditty to Martha Stewart particularly painful.

Watch the clip here

Notice how Martha doesn't even respond to Adam's request to sing to her. After he gets down on his knees, literally, and basically begs not to be forgotten, Martha only says, "Who woulda guessed?"

Such an unweighted, zero opinion statement that is. I love it! That just goes to show you Martha ain't gonna say she likes something she doesn't. And if she doesn't outright tell you you suck, she'll say something like "Who woulda guessed" or "That definitely was something that just happened."

Martha should be a real judge on the show. She'd put Simon Cowell to shame.

(Truth be told, Martha did say later to the judges that she "loved" Adam's performing, but I think she was just being nice.)

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At 6/17/2008 10:42 PM , Anonymous KB said...

From the second martha walked out I would have bet ANYONE a thousand dollars that her choice WOULD NOT be a woman.

Didn't matter how bad the guy's products were, no way would it be a woman.

Martha is intimidated by successful women strange as it sounds but she is and I knew it would be one of the guys.

At 6/18/2008 2:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

adam is an attention whore
wait a minute
they are are......

At 6/18/2008 9:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe Martha is intimidated by anyone let alone ANY of these people. Also, she was very complimentary of Lisa. Martha made the right choice. Go Aaron!

At 6/18/2008 9:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved Martha's cool detachment through the whole thing...kind of like a BBC news broadcaster. But I'm surprised she was a guest "judge." Her cooking show used to be on FN, and then it wasn't. And whenever that was one of those FN "family of hosts" specials--for T-giving, X-mas, etc.--Martha wasn't on them. Hmmm...a closer relationship now that she bought all of Emeril's content?

Anyway...I tagged you on my blog, Jacob.

At 6/18/2008 2:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew that--given this year's crappy crop of contestants--Martha's guest judge appearance meant that heads were going to roll, which turned out to be true (i.e., Martha's "it depends for how long" response to whether or now she'd watch Kelsey'show). But still, I found her comment about Kelsey's sloppy joe ("I just don't eat that kind of food") a little off putting.

Granted, she makes more money than I will ever see in my lifetime, but I'm thinking: "Yeah Martha, you would eat that food if you were struggling to make it on minimum wage and had to decide between paying for groceries or paying for your child's medication or clothing".

At 6/18/2008 3:54 PM , Anonymous Alec Smart said...

So Martha " doesn't eat that kind of food."

The type of comment made by someone who DOES eat that kind of food, including Chef Boyardee stuff, Velveeta, Hot Pockets, Ball Park Franks Hormel chili etc.. I can see the old codger all loaded up, doing a midnight run to the Westport Wendy's stocking up on Frostys and other 99 cent value items.

What a hypocrite Martha Stewart is.

At 6/18/2008 4:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So she's a snob... Who doesn't know that? I still think Aaron won fairly, his food's been consistently good. Isn't that the most important part? I can't respect someone whose food isn't good, no matter how entertaining they are. It is the FOOD network.

At 6/19/2008 2:43 PM , Blogger Judith Kreindel said...

Sorry, Martha, I like you, I am often even in awe of you, but personally, I make my dips with Veleeta and Hormel Chili. I make "spicy bites" consisting of sage sausage, velveeta, and pizza sauce, all on top of party rye, sprinkled with parmesan. I grill the most slammin' ribs and stuffed burgers...all of these would fall into the category of "favorite foods", along with Cherry Coke, peanut M&M's, and Salsa Verde Doritos. I'll even toss in some potato salad, cole slaw, and cherry cheesecake and invite all you guys on over and we'll call it fun get-together.

Kelsey, I'm not a fan of "Sloppy Janes" but you can bring some. As far as I'm concerned, all of the above mentioned foods are party fare that's good eats! (Adam--please bring the cheesy fries with extra bacon and sour cream!)

I'm one girl who likes some down-home food (green bean casserole, meatloaf, southern fried chicken, sausage gravy & bisucits) and anyone who can do what RR does but can cheapen it up for us who don't like to spend $35-75 on one meal for a regular 'ole weeknight, is a welcome sight in my eyes.

At 6/21/2008 2:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Martha Stewart is such a liar.

I was watching Travel Channel and there was a show called Hot Dog Paradise.
They interviewed the people who own Pink's in Hollywood, well they have hot dogs named after celebrities and one is named Martha Stewart because she would always order it.

So she eats that kind of food.

At 6/23/2008 2:42 PM , Anonymous Jeff said...

I'm put off by Martha's observation that she doesn't like "sloppy joes." That method of preparing ground meat--especially from scratch and not from a mix--has been around for years, and I really liked them ever since I had my first one back in junior high. To paraphrase MS' favorite saying, "I think it's a good thing!"


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