[Sca-cooks] Emeril & Food Network
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Fri Nov 30 08:56:13 PST 2007
Since I don't have cable, I am addicted to the PBS cooking shows - Ming Tsai, Lidia Bastionich, Rick Bayless and (my personal fav) Andreas Viestad and more!
From: Susan Fox <selene at earthlink.net>
To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 10:21 am
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Emeril & Food Network
Jennifer Carlson wrote:
The different shows are each geared to a specific kind of cookery audience.
Bobby Flay – “manly man” gourmets with an outdoor gas grill
Tyler’s Ultimate – people who like to cook comfort food notched up a level or
Rachel Ray – busy, modern moms
Sandra Lee – power women who don’t cook but occasionally have to entertain
Paula Deen – comfort food goddess, everyone has a great aunt like her
Alton Brown – cooking geeks
Emeril Lagasse – those seeking the wise man on the mountain
Iron Chef – contact sport spectators
You get the idea. The network tries to provide programs for all kinds of
ooks, so you get a spectrum of programs.
ell, it could be worse. The frickin' geniuses at Sci-Fi Network put
ro Wrestling on there one night a week, just because "audiences like
restling" even though it's nothing to do with Sci-Fi. Fantasy, maybe?
Emeril is nowhere near old enough for a "wise man on the mountain" nor
s his expertise broad enough in scope. James Beard hadn't done cooking
hows in decades, even before he took the Truffle Nap. <grin> The
losest thing they had to that was wee cute Sara Moulton, who hosted a
hone-in show there for years. Could any of the current crop handle
uestions in real-time, even as screened as they are? Very few, I think.
Meh. We of this list are just not the target audience anymore, we know
oo much. Where are the shows for "advanced cooks"? I miss the
apanese Iron Chef reruns, I actually LEARNED a lot from that.
My ideal Food Network job: to be Alton Brown's sidekick on Iron Chef
merica. Fukui-San and Doc Hattori's dialogue kept the action moving;
lton just talks to the audience directly. A subtle difference in
resentation but noticeable. Alton knows all the Science but not all
he Lore of cookery and he needs some backup. Seriously.
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