(Closed) Food Network personalities you cannot stand

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Post # 16
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645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Lol this is hilarious. They are all a bit annoying, especially Guy Fieri and Sandra Lee. I really love Ina Garten though…her show relaxes me, her dishes always look delicious, I love her house and kitchen and lifestyle…lol.

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m meh about Sandra Lee.  I totally get the whole premise of catering to people who don’t have time to cook from scratch, but sometimes I can’t believe she managed to make a whole show (and several cookbooks) out of the idea.

I’m acquainted with a family whose young son, who was recovering from some sort of leukemia or lymphoma, was approached by Make a Wish and, because he loved the Food Network and Barefoot Contessa in particular, asked to meet the Barefoot Contessa and cook with her.  She declined because she was “too busy.”  Yeah right.  When I think of the Food Network, I don’t think of that woman.  I doubt her calendar was booked all 365 days that year.  Beeyatch.

I adore Paula Dean.  And I sort of want to marry Bobby Flay (but he’s already married to one of the district attorneys from Law and Order: SVU…damn).

Post # 18
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Blushing bee

Hate Paula Deen. Love this blog… http://www.seriouseats.com/2007/04/paula-deen-is-trying-to-kill-u.html

I think the intro says it all:

I know Paula Deen seems like a nice little old lady, with her big silver hair and friendly Southern drawl, but today I’ve finally come to believe that she’s pure evil. How else to explain why she would unleash a recipe for deep fried butter balls on an unsuspecting public?

No, I am not making that up, and yes, the recipe really is what it sounds like: Deep-fried. Balls. Of. Butter. You mix butter with cream cheese, shape it into balls, freeze them, and then drop them in the deep-fryer. People, she must be stopped.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee

@aleeshabobeesha:

I love watching Paula Deen cook. However, it is so cringe worthy. Sometimes when I see she and her husband, I think of their doctor and the fact that he has to scrape their arteries for plaque because you know what? It is hiding there. Think of everything wrong for you and they cook it in excess and even though I don’t live in the south, I doubt that’s what it’s all about.

  I don’t want to punch Sandy, but honestly, I don’t like her cooking. Most of her stuff is crapolla!! And there is this lady that does the 5 ingredient meals or something? Ugh!!! I love Cooking with the Nearys (sp) and some other lady who comes on either before or after them. I don’t mind Rachael Ray although I heard that if you go on her show, they don’t give you a taste of what she cooks. You sit there and inhale the smells. FOR SHAME!!!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

@bRooklynRocks:  I love the Neelys!!  They are adorable.

I think Rachael Ray rubs a lot of people the wrong way, but for some reason I like her.  I think she’s cute and she has a really interesting personal success story (so does Paula Deen, if memory serves).  But I can see how her perpetually sunshiney demeanor can come off as fake or make people cringe.  People like that often rub me the wrong way, too, but I’ve always thought of her as just a happy, down-to-earth person.

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I can’t stand Sandra Lee.  I read that she is a serious problem with alcohol, and hit on some celebrity (dang, for the life of me I cannot remember who it was!) and was completely obnoxious.  There is nothing television worthy about using boxed cake mix, sorry.

 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MademoiselleL:

same.  she has a gazillion teeth in her mouth and reminds me of a nutcracker. and i hate the way she talks. 

 

there’s this other chef who is usually a judge but i don’t know her name. she’s kinda butchy and just seems like a raging bitch all the time.

and the patene pro-v commercial model who is also a judge on a lot of shows and is a chef or a food critic (can’t remember).  i don’t think i’ve ever seen her crack a smile, once. she takes herself way too seriously. she’s the really tan one with long dark hair.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Paula, I  like you, but deep friend butter balls? Really??

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

barefoot contessa cracks me up. i love her in a weird way.  i always a play a game when i watch her called ‘count how many times she says jeffrey’

lol she’s obsessed with him!  everything is “oh jeffrey this” and “this was jeffrey’s favorite when we were in the south of france” and “jeffrey’s going to be so hungry when he gets home”

he’s probably cheating on her

 

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I cannot stand Sandra Lee. Why does her kitchen always have to match her clothes?!

I love the Neelys! I want them to be my next door neighbors (and invite me over all the time).

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

For those of you who are Sandra Lee haters, you will enjoy this article: http://web.archive.org/web/20101217203120/http://www.huffingtonpost.com/denise-vivaldo/kwanzaa-cake-sandra-lee-hanukkah-cake_b_797165.html

It’s by one of the cooks who “wrote” her recipes for her…apparently it was so inflammatory that HuffPost actually pulled it from their website, but luckily nothing is ever really gone from the internet 🙂

I can’t stand Guy Fieri (his voice!), and I don’t like Sandra Lee (mostly because I don’t watch the Food Network to see cake mix, I want to learn how to actually cook).  I can only watch so much Rachael Ray before she annoys me, but I love Giada, Paula, and Bobby Flay.  I actually wanted to get Bobby Flay to cater our wedding if we won the Powerball, but obviously we didn’t 🙁

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Barefoot Contessa, fo sho.

But I love Paula! and the Neelys!

acck sorry for huge picture..but it reminds me of WB and food network! 

Post # 30
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Definitely Paula Dean. When she was on Top Chef the contestants had to make her something fried. She said that you could fry butter and she would love it. Her favorite thing was FRIED MAYONNAISE. UGh.

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