Food Network Star 2013

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  1. Aug 5, 2013 #141 of 184
    gossamer88

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    Can't believe I'm saying this but I like Russell's pilot the best. Pie Guy's was the worse.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2013 #142 of 184
    jamesl

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    I only watch giada for the recipes


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  3. Aug 5, 2013 #143 of 184
    nickels

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    Ah yes, my favorite recipe of melons on the beach. :up:
     
  4. Aug 5, 2013 #144 of 184
    sushikitten

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    I dislike Rodney and think he should have been gone long ago...but I liked his pilot the best. I liked when Jeff the sandwich guy made everything into a sandwich so I guess I'd like someone turning dishes into pies. Not that I'd actually watch it--the three minutes we saw was just about right. :)

    Sin guy? Blah. Wow, your ice cream is Cabernet? Well here's a completely unrelated but it has alcohol in it so it's related bourbon ice cream with bacon. That's almost like "Here's a cheese sandwich" and him saying "Well here's a slab of homemade candied bacon with parm sprinkled on it."

    I like Demeris but her pilot sucked.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2013 #145 of 184
    JoBeth66

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    Can we rewind and make them let Nikki do a pilot? Of the 3 of them, only Damaris would be watchable, but I don't think I'd watch her show much, either. I'm so tired of 'pie style', I hope they send him home 'pie style'.

    Russell's pilot was boring. It was better than Rodney's, but only just. Damaris' concept is at least intriguing, but still not overly interesting to watch.

    Meh.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2013 #146 of 184
    snowjay

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    I thought it was just me. Hearing that now is like nails on a chalkboard. Way over used just like his use of awesome. And I think he's a nice guy, I just don't think he has a tv persona. Rock & Roll persona yes, tv not so much.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2013 #147 of 184
    sharkster

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    I find it unbelievable that creepy pie guy, with his ridiculous notion of making anything into a pie, is still there. That said, however, and as I'm sure we all know by now, they know who they want to 'win' from pretty early on and they do what it takes to make that happen.

    I don't think it's pie guy they want to win but they want somebody ridiculous and weak in there to make the 'win' look more legit.

    I think they picked southern girl out a long time ago.

    I think sins guy did a good job and I love his change to 'guilty pleasures'. That sounds a lot better and has a lot of possibilities. The briefcase thing was kind of cool. He did a good job, although I would have probably chosen a different venue (i.e. something savory in lieu of ice cream) to get a wider appeal.

    The southern girl does a pretty good job but she needs a LOT of work. I think her POV is too narrow. She will probably win because she is the one I think they want to win. The only one who would totally shock me for the win would be pie dude. Aside from Dooshy, IMO, he was the worst of the bunch.

    I went onto the website and tried to vote but they want to force you into Facebook and I have no interest in joining FB again. Sucks that these voting type things not only want to push you into social media but they ask for too much personal info. I hate making phone calls so I didn't make that choice either. I guess not having voted means I have no right to speak but, oh well. :D
     
  8. Aug 6, 2013 #148 of 184
    betts4

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    This. Please!
     
  9. Aug 6, 2013 #149 of 184
    sharkster

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    How much you wanna bet Nikki shows up on The Cooking Channel? I think she will and I would watch.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2013 #150 of 184
    secondclaw

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    Yep - too bad there is no 'write-in' vote - I would have actually bothered. The idea that 'mentors' picked these people for the network to choose from is laughable.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2013 #151 of 184
    JoBeth66

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    Pie style.

    :)

    Hubby thinks they're grooming Damaris to take Paula Deen's "southern" spot.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2013 #152 of 184
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    OMG, warn me when you're gonna scare the crap out of me :LOL: I wasn't paying attention and just switched to the next tab without looking at what was coming up.

    You're Hubby is brilliant. Didn't even think that they need a new Southerner to take PD's place. Damaris certainly ain't gonna do it. People of my husband's generation used to have a word for women like her ... I won't use it here (I'd get banned); but, she certainly is not gonna have a show that I would wanna watch.

    I was just thinking they must have been out behind restaurants , in back of the dumpsters, checking for restaurant rejects to come up with this group of contestants. I've never been so bored by a show in my life. Haven't voted yet ... don't intend to. Don't want any one of them to win.
     
  13. Aug 6, 2013 #153 of 184
    snowjay

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  14. Aug 7, 2013 #154 of 184
    TonyTheTiger

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    Is that Octo-pie?

    Watched last night and we both agreed that Rodney's pilot was the most watchable. However, we wouldn't watch ANY of them (including Stacey and Nikki) on a regular basis.

    The ONLY Food Network 'Star" in all the seasons is Guy Fierri anyway!
     
  15. Aug 7, 2013 #155 of 184
    paracelsus

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    From a pure look at the pilot standpoint, Rodney did the best job, although I hate to say it. I liked Damaris's viewpoint and pitch but her on camera performance was lacking - yeah I can see the network grooming her as the next Southern belle. I didn't get Russell's concept at all - here's product A, now I make Product B using fat/salt/sugar/alcohol, that has no relation to product A :confused:.

    I don't get Rodney's concept as the basis for an entire series - here, I'll make a pie out of your dish and taste test it to the original - OK, for 1 show, but just a ego boost/crusher for the rest of the season. However, I can see Guy Fieri coming to Pie Guy's shop for a one off interview in his DDD show :).

    Wish I would have seen a pilot for Nikki's concept of veggies - that's the only one I can resonate with as far as cooking ideas and how I eat naturally. I certainly don't need more "sins" in my diet!

    Also wish they would have changed mentors for each of the finalist's pilots instead of using Guy for all.
     
  16. Aug 7, 2013 #156 of 184
    nickels

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    http://www.foodnetwork.com/food-network-star-past-winners/package/index.html

    The Hearty Boys - who? Never heard of them till just now.
    Guy Fieri - Like him or think he is a d*, the guy is a star.
    Amy Finley - pretty sure she quit and moved to France. Meh
    Aaron McCargo Jr - let's face it, he didn't deserve to win. The runner up is currently more popular on FN, Adam Gertler.
    Melissa d'Arabian - is Ten Dollar meals even on still?
    Aarti Sequeira - I was sick of hearing Aarti Party after the first time it came out of her mouth. MIA on the FN as far as I can tell.
    Justin Warner - saw a pilot of his show. Terrible. This kid is too weird to be a star.

    IMO finding a person like Guy Fieri give this show all of the credibility it needs to continue.
     
  17. Aug 7, 2013 #157 of 184
    TonyTheTiger

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    I rest my case!
     
  18. Aug 7, 2013 #158 of 184
    dthmj

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    They don't even mention the sandwich guy in the past winners.
     
  19. Aug 7, 2013 #159 of 184
    Alfer

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    I see Melissa pop up on one of the food channels now and then. She's still listed on FN site.
     
  20. Aug 7, 2013 #160 of 184
    snowjay

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    The Hearty Boys? I've never heard of them either. I thought Guy was the first winner, apparently not.
     

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