(Closed) the next food network star

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I personally love Melissa–I know there are tons of home cooks on TV already, but I think she’s got a lot of interesting things going on and I think she can be really surprising on air. Jeffrey sometimes strikes me as rather cold … for some reason he reminds me of that Michael Chiarello dude. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I watch this show and I actually liked Debbie the best.  Melissa just stresses me out and Jeffrey seems too rehearsed/over-the-top.  Personally, I watch Food TV to learn, so I don’t want someone who is just a home cook.  I want someone who can teach me stuff I don’t know, so I prefer the shows with the actual chefs.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Melissa, Melissa, Melissa! I think Debbie is a little shady and I agree with GaBGal about how she always cooks within the same parameters. Jeffrey is blahboring. Melissa has such an inspirtational story and I love how she’s not a trained cook and yet has outcooked everyone!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I liked Debbie, but I like Melissa more.  Jeffrey is too smooth for me; it actually kinda creeps me out…  Honestly, my very favorite this season was Michael.  I felt like his personality is so different from all the other FoodNetwork stars; he just really stood out.  I felt so bad watching week after week when it seemed like the camera just became more and more intimidating to him.  🙁  He was the best, imo.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

i went to sleep late watching this show last night! I think it was the rerun thought bc it ended at midnight.

Anyways, I have to agree with GaBGal about Debbie. She drove me a little crazy too. It also concerned me that they complained about her food being bland. I also watch Food Network (religiously) for new ideas and I like it when chefs cook with a lot of flavorful ingredients stead of having to use salt afterwards.

I personally like Melissa. I like Jeffrey also, but he comes across as a little full of himself. His food looks delcious (except for the risotto but I felt bad for him) and I actually thought even though he did come in under budget that his food choices were pretty good. I would love to try and make that scallop in green chile sauce!

I like Melissa partly because I like her story. Another reason is because I do have kids also so I like how that one episode she pureed the veggies in the mac and cheese to mask them. Home cook or not,  she has ideas that I would have never thought of being “just” a home cook myself. THAT is what I look for when watching these shows or flipping through my cooking mags. 🙂

Either way, I like how it has turned out so far and will watch either one that wins at this point. I can’t say I would have been rushing home to catch Debbie or some of the other contestants they had like I do to watch Paula and Rachel.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@GaBGal, Oh I know what you mean about Michael! His whole “who loves you” routine felt so fake on the show. He is probably a really good cook with a great personality, but it’s just not appealing on tv.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ahhh, I loved Michael; I didn’t think he was fake at all.  🙁  I did feel that way about Jamika, though…  Isn’t it weird how some people react differently to different personalities?  Smile

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I really like them both, they are who I wanted to be in the final two so either one I would be happy with winning.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

OH they got rid of SO many horrible ones so I am 50/50 on Jeffrey or Melissa!

Last season I felt Aaron was the most boring and least qualified and was SHOCKED he was picked of the final 3 (glad they went down to 2 this year) so I’m just happy taht it’s not DEBBIE who’s taking the cake now… she was also, I feel, kind of boxed-in as far as her talents and tastes and a little fake/weird on camera.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Fiance and I were hardcore Jeffrey fans from the get-go, but Melissa was our second favorite, so I’m glad she won!

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