Monday, July 28
Especially when this idea of a male host teaching a perky, culinarily distraught woman some cooking tips is seen as inventive... even when the woman is coming in via iChat and not just sitting nearby on a stool.
For the controversy-inclined readers out there, I think you can rest easy knowing that Food Network probably didn't "steal" Adam's idea only to go on and produce the soon-to-premiere Ask Aida.
Food Network may be a bit behind the times when it comes to technology, but I'm fairly certain they were aware of computers and chatting online for a while now. For all we know, producers approached Adam with the idea to incorporate the Internet into his pilot.
I'm always up for a scandal, but I think this one is just plain bunk.