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Best TV Chef for the Money?

Sandestinboy's picture

I will always be partial to Julia Child as my #1 tv chef, but well, the French cuisine icon is gone so....who is your pick for the best on the tube these days? 

SallyBR1's picture

(post #36260, reply #1 of 20)

I am not sure you can pick him as a TV chef, but I could watch Jacques Pepin until the end of times... and a little longer... :-)

Research is to see what everybody has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

(through MadMom, March 2008).
schnitzel's picture

(post #36260, reply #2 of 20)

Jacques Pepin is definitely top of the heap.

chiquiNO's picture

(post #36260, reply #3 of 20)

I totally agree with YOU!!  He is wonderful...one of the last really great professional, real-deal chefs left on TV!!

Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

bkt's picture

(post #36260, reply #4 of 20)

You ladies CANNOT have him! He's Mine!!

millerd66's picture

(post #36260, reply #5 of 20)

I have two.  Michael Chiarello, and Bobby Flay. 

bkt's picture

(post #36260, reply #6 of 20)

Hmmmmmmmmmm...You take Bobby and I'll take Michael.....YUM!

veronica320's picture

(post #36260, reply #7 of 20)

I vote with you. I love JP - among other things, he cracked the code to my long-standing vinaigrette Issues and taught me how to make a lovely tomato-skin rosette. He is the best, classic, authentic and about the food. I don't like those 'star' types.

Other favorites are Jamie Oliver and Florence Tyler (sort of William Holden-ish before the recent weight gain).

SallyBR1's picture

(post #36260, reply #8 of 20)

Let's not forget Ming Tsai - that is a cute chef if I ever saw one.... and he can cook too!

Research is to see what everybody has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

(through MadMom, March 2008).

Rich02's picture

(post #36260, reply #9 of 20)

Sandra Lee without a doubt.  HHEEhehehehe

It's not what you say or what you do- it's how you make people feel

We did what we did when we knew what we knew, now that we know better, we should do the better thing.   Maya Angelou

millerd66's picture

(post #36260, reply #10 of 20)

Sandra Lee, I watch with the Sound Off, who needs to hear what she is saying, just watchin her cook, is great.

Rich02's picture

(post #36260, reply #11 of 20)

Just a tip for you-  Don't awaken the sleeping giant-  If that's too secretive-  check this site on Monday.  I only did it for fun  but some may not appreciate the attempt at humor.  Rich

It's not what you say or what you do- it's how you make people feel

We did what we did when we knew what we knew, now that we know better, we should do the better thing.   Maya Angelou

Adele's picture

(post #36260, reply #12 of 20)

Jacque is #1.  I like Lidia 'B'- too lazy to look up her last name, and Ming. 


I just got a new super duper space age antenna and now get to watch cooking shows on PBS on both Saturday AND Sunday!  Life is good. :)  Did see a lady today named, and I'm not sure of it, Mary Ann Esposito or something like that.  The show is Ciao Italia.  Had to turn it off, something about her really bothered me.


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

millerd66's picture

(post #36260, reply #13 of 20)

Antenna? You are going to need that new box by next year or you won't get any TV including reruns of the partidge family.


It is Lydia Bistanich or someting like that .  She is very good and owns a few restraunts in NYC, one with Mario Batalli.


 


 

Adele's picture

(post #36260, reply #15 of 20)

I have the box & even got it to work with my DVD player!  LOL.  This antenna rocks.  I am in a concrete poured house & wasn't getting the channels very well since putting the box on.  Heck, I even went to a website to see where the towers are, from my exact location, so I'm now pointed in the ultimate direction.  Pretty cool.  So now I get the ever elusive PBS 15:  Ming, Yan, Master Chef's, Christina Cooks and that odd lady. 

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

drussell's picture

(post #36260, reply #14 of 20)

She's from NH. Not bad, not good. Probably what most say was mediocre. She has a few cookbooks in print that are ok, but not wonderful. Probably some recipes that you might hard to find elsewhere.

AJ12754's picture

(post #36260, reply #16 of 20)

I like Tyler Florence and I'm kind of enjoying the new Food Network show Secrets of a Restaurant Chef -- Anne Burrell throws around salt with the kind of gay abandonment that formerly was only seen in Paula Deen's use of butter. 

The trouble today is that almost everyone is famous and almost no-one is interesting. (paraphrased Tina Brown)

Cave obdurationem cordis

bkt's picture

(post #36260, reply #17 of 20)

I like Chiqui from New Orleans. Does anyone know how to get in touch with her?

Marcia's picture

(post #36260, reply #18 of 20)

You can e-mail her through Taunton. Just pull up her profile, and the link will be there.

bkt's picture

(post #36260, reply #19 of 20)

THANK you Very much!

Marcia's picture

(post #36260, reply #20 of 20)

Hey, any time...I'm surprised you didn't know. I'm pathetic about most computer related things, and was so pleased to be able to help. ;-)