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Quick Fix Meals/Robin Miller

Debby's picture

Who is Robin Miller?  I gather she's on the US Food network ?  What do you think of her?  Is anyone here going to go for this "Quick Fix Meals" that Taunton is now advertising?


Debby

Risottogirl's picture

(post #39239, reply #1 of 20)

Aacck! Is Taunton teaming up with the Food Network? Say it ain't so.

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Debby's picture

(post #39239, reply #2 of 20)

Check it out..........  http://www.taunton.com/store/pages/070957.asp


Debby

Risottogirl's picture

(post #39239, reply #3 of 20)

Wow. I guess I should actually try and watch her show before I get all judgemental. It is a slippery slope though.


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Debby's picture

(post #39239, reply #5 of 20)

I don't believe we get her show here in Canada, so would appreciate a 'review' before I look further at this.   Let me know if you happen to catch her!


Debby

deejeh's picture

(post #39239, reply #7 of 20)

Debby's picture

(post #39239, reply #8 of 20)

Found this at the Chapters/Indigo website: http://f.e.taunton.com/s/5/1095565602/QuickFix_landing_live.HTML


Debby

Risottogirl's picture

(post #39239, reply #9 of 20)

I don't like the looks of that banner with all three logos - Taunton Press, Food Network and Fine Cooking.


The Food Network seems to just dumb down everything it touches. JMNHO. I don't like the sound of this at all.



Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


Bobby Flay


Edited 3/14/2007 2:59 pm ET by Risottogirl

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

soupereasy's picture

(post #39239, reply #10 of 20)

Food Network has taken itself down to the lowest common denominator. A real shame in my view, people need to be stretched try new things. We are not all going to eat caviar and fois gras, but there are many wonderful things before one hits hamburger helper or cheese whiz.

Chef Jen Jen's picture

(post #39239, reply #11 of 20)

IMO Robin Miller's shows are evidence of the dumbing down of TFN.  She's only marginally better than Sandra Lee if you ask me.  OK, make that a healthy margin.


Plus she needs to blink her eyes more so we know that she's not a robot.

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #39239, reply #12 of 20)

I have seen her show a few times.  She is Sandra Lee without the color coordination and bad boob job.


Buy your precut frozen veggies and dump.


Debby's picture

(post #39239, reply #14 of 20)

Guess I'll not be looking for her book then.  Thanks MC!


Debby


soupereasy's picture

(post #39239, reply #13 of 20)

Guess I won't be ordering the signed copy of her book then.

drussell's picture

(post #39239, reply #15 of 20)

Threads from Taunton teamed up with Simplicity Patterns some time ago and has had a serious dumbing down of Threads magazine for some time now with many complaints from subscribers about it. Can Fine Cooking be far behind? Is this a new managment team coming in to change all the fine Taunton publications one by one until they are not anything that loyal readers remember? 

Jean's picture

(post #39239, reply #16 of 20)

I have all of the early Threads issues.  They are wonderful, but slowly on things changed.  I should have seen the handwriting on the wall when they stopped all their wonderful knitting articles. I don't buy them anymore. Too much funky crap and not enough Fine about it anymore. It's a pity.



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drussell's picture

(post #39239, reply #17 of 20)

I didn't see the light when you did. Probably because even though I was knitting, I was sewing and into tailoring way more than knitting and Threads was still very much the premier magazine for sewing, tailoring, couture. Too bad Taunton didn't continue with knitting since knitting is such a big thing now. I've even returned to knitting. Don't do lengthy projects currently ( just quick cute ones for DD) but who knows, I might get back to those sweaters!


Also much more too bad that they are completely losing their edge on couture and tailoring and going for the quick, easy crafting projects that other magazines go for and they have abandoned their uniquiness, their edge. 


On the same note, I used to buy Kitchen gardener at the newstand until it folded. I think Fine Gardening is a nice publication but just not the thing for me with every issue. Miss Kitchen Gardener and I still go back to look at the old issues I have. 

shelly's picture

(post #39239, reply #18 of 20)

You might be interested to know that when Threads dropped their knitting articles, it was with the intention of publishing a seperate knitting magazine.......... as it is said, the road to hell is (often) paved with good intentions  ;)

drussell's picture

(post #39239, reply #19 of 20)

I didn't know that they intended to start a knitting magazine. I wonder what happened and why they didn't do it. I don't think there was much competition back then, but it's surely different now. News stands seem to have an over abundance of knitting and quilting magazines. I occaisionally buy Vogue Knitting but not regularly, only when I find a really appealing project. Most of the other knitting magazines I've browsed through haven't had much that Iwas interested in.

Jean's picture

(post #39239, reply #20 of 20)

Same here--most knitting you see is simple designs made with outrageously expensive yarns, not my cuppa. Maybe things will progress as these new knitters look for challenges.




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wisekaren's picture

(post #39239, reply #4 of 20)

I was about to ask the same thing. I got an email offer from Taunton!
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BoofyQ's picture

(post #39239, reply #6 of 20)

Her show on FoodTV isn't all that bad... she advocates making multiple meals based on one main ingredient, for example. She's not cutesy like RR.

I just saw the other night that she has a new show (harder to watch than Quick Fix Meals) -- something like Robin to the Rescue. She goes and helps clean out some hapless person's cupboard and get them started with her favorite staples to get them eating/snacking better.