Monday, June 16
I'm a little put off by Kelsey's assertion that she is the "expert at fast, fun, and affordable" food, seeing how approx. 90% of Food Network's cooking programs are already dedicated to that basic concept. And, to me, the hosts of those programs all seem like more of an "expert" than Kelsey.
Rachael Ray built her multi-million dollar empire around the concept of fast, fun, and affordable. Perhaps this is an editing issue, but for Kelsey to say she's the expert -- without even recognizing Rachael's initial contribution -- is incredibly brazen.
I'm shocked the judges haven't even brought this up, yet. They thought Kevin's POV was generic?
I wouldn't go on The Next Food Network Star and say my culinary POV is that I'm the expert at high-end, butter and cream-laden, decadent dinners and desserts you eat with your rich friends in the Hamptons, would I?
And even if I was an expert at that, I could not get away with that concept without acknowledging Ina Garten in some way. In fact, TUSCHELSON and Flay would probably tell me to not even TRY that POV-- it's taken!