I don't want my blog to be all about Food Network rants, because if I have that big of a problem with the Food Network, I should just not watch it. Since it's hard for me to not watch anything that involves food, I do find myself drawn to the Food Network as my favorite background noise while I'm doing my Saturday morning chores. For a while I thought they were doing okay. Now they're pissing me off again.
For a while I thought they were changing. They were adding more new and interesting hosts. They brought back Jamie Oliver. They brought in Alex Guarnaschelli. They gave Anne Burrell her own show. Maybe, just maybe, it seemed like they cared about those of us who enjoy real cooking and wanted to learn useful recipes. Wow. I was ready to take down my Bob Tushman dart board.
*Sigh* It didn't last long did it? Jamie and Alex are gone. It's back to RachaelRayRachaelRayRachaelRayRachaelRayAnother crappy cookRachaelRaymaybeone decentchefRachaelRayanothercrappycookSANDRA LEE!
This morning it seemed like Tyler Florence and Anne Burrell were the only hosts with any sort of real relevant experience or training. Tyler was on pretty early. I think they only keep him around because he's hot and he's been there a while. They keep Anne because she's a female Guy Fieri. It it weren't for the fact that she knows her stuff and give useful information, she'd be in the annoying Rachael Ray territory.
I am just really feeling anti-Sandra today. Her show just never stops pissing me off. Today she appeared in a top that wasn't that unattractive (although those long dropping sleeve looked like a fire hazard/bacteria trap) but she wore this weird corset thing on top. It was completely unnecessary to the outfit. Very dumb looking. She made meatloaf mixed with Shake 'n' Bake, CANNED mushrooms, CANNED SOUP, and onion soup MIX. She cooked that in a SLOW COOKER with more canned soup on top. MEATLOAF IN A SLOW COOKER THAT IS JUST SO WRONG!!!!!!!! She cooked it on top of frozen hash browns and then got all redundant by serving potato soup on the side.
Then Rachael Ray made "risotto" with broken up spaghetti and talked about her love of Rice a Roni and more stupid storeis. She brags about how she "murdered" an oninon. I made a beautiful risotto last night for dinner. This show made me cry.
Someone give me a better cooking show!