Food Network Star - All Season Thread

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  1. Jul 7, 2011 #21 of 121
    Numb And Number2

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    I've heard it called playing against type. I don't like it either. Look at Hoss Cartwright the vulnerable softy. Gag me with a spoon!
     
  2. Jul 7, 2011 #22 of 121
    Frylock

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    I don't think that he is doing that though. I think that is his personality. Same with Symon. If you looked at him, he could appear to be a tough guy, but when he speaks, he's very much the opposite. I think Vic just is nervous, and looks meaner than he intends to come off.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2011 #23 of 121
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    sharkster

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    Thanks, Dude! That must be where I saw him. I was pretty sure it was FN, but not sure why. All I know is that I am 100% certain I've seen him on tv before.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2011 #25 of 121
    MrCouchPotato

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    Wow, hard to believe that Orchid has fallen so far, so fast. Never would have expected her to be gone now. She was looking pretty lost in there.

    I was hoping that Penny's steak wrap would suck. We needed more discussion about how may onions Mary Beth cut for Penny. :rolleyes:
    The lobster looked good for a wrap, but I was wondering how they could afford enough lobster for the wraps. Now I know, just put hardly any in for each one. And Filet Minion too...

    While I wasn't offended by the "balls" food, it was a bit sophomoric for a food network star. Whitney agreed a little too easily, probably trying to make herself appear more hip and out there. I was afraid it was going to be her getting chopped. That was pretty embarrassing to have nobody in line for their balls. They would have been more of a hit on NPR's Delicious Dish show, like the Schweddy Balls...

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  6. Jul 11, 2011 #26 of 121
    gossamer88

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    I'm starting to unlike Penny. Some of these people are so concerned about "throwing people under the bus" that they forget to concentrate on their dishes.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2011 #27 of 121
    GoHalos

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    Agreed. I had her pegged as a favorite to win it all after the first week.
    Penny has been putting out consistently good food every (or almost every) week. It's going to be tough to get rid of her this early when she does that (even with the nasty attitude).

    It definitely had a ton of cream cheese filling in there. Looked to me like it was definitely too much. Maybe he could have introduced some other ingredients to the wrap as well...
    I agree. It reminded me of the contestant on the "America's Next Great Restaurant" that wanted to call his restaurants "Saucy Balls". The judges finally convinced him to change the name before he got to the end of the competition.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2011 #28 of 121
    jsmeeker

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    Who doesn't like to stuff tasty balls into their mouth?
     
  9. Jul 12, 2011 #29 of 121
    sharkster

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    Everything MrCouchPotato said!

    While I don't prefer Orchid as the winner, I was sorry to see her go. Man, I cannot wait until the day Penny the Snarkmeister is out of there. I know they just must have one nemesis every season but I don't love the drama and I just want to see that sneer wiped off her face. Why, oh why, does she keep making good food? :(

    I still like Whitney because she is so cute and polished. I also like the cute guy but he needs to grow up. While I'm about as far from prudish as it gets, I could see that the whole 'balls' thing was lame. I like Vic V too, but he's so bulldoggish that I find that pretty unappealing. He w/b good for some kind of show, though.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2011 #30 of 121
    Frylock

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    Vic and Wisconsin seem to have good chemistry together. I am surprised they don't look to do something like taking the two of them and giving them a show.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2011 #31 of 121
    gossamer88

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    As annoying as I find Jyll, I felt really bad for her tonight. The judges probably did too. Was surprised to see Penny go. But I guess the producers ran out of excuses. Too bad since the network could use a middle eastern cooking show. Hopefully Susie will be The Next Food Network Star.

    Oh yeah, what a jerk move by Wolfgang Puck!
     
  12. Jul 18, 2011 #32 of 121
    justen_m

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    After seeing the promos, I was curious as to how bad Jyll's risotto really was. On Hell's Kitchen Ramsey rejects what looks like perfectly fine risotto, and I was expecting the same. But no! OMG! Jyll's was a mound of rice 3" tall in the middle of the plate. It wasn't an execution error. Jyll just had no idea what risotto actually is. I felt sorry for her, too. I think the fact nobody mentioned it to her (besides Wolfgang ;) ) shows that things are getting cutthroat, especially with the double elimination.

    She should have made some sort of rice pilaf or something instead of risotto.

    I would have watched Penny's show, I think, because I would like to learn more about the food that she makes, but the judges made good points about her on-camera presence. Of the remaining contestants, I think Susie is the only one with a show I might watch. I'd give Jyll (fellow Cheesehead) a chance, and maybe Vic, if he focused on home-style Italian, but none of the others really have much... focus, I guess. Maybe Whitney, if she did Chinese food, but last night was the first I remember of her doing anything Chinese. Maybe I'm forgetting some of her other dishes.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2011 #33 of 121
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    My wife said she felt sorry for Jyll that it must've been really embarasing. I agreed but added that the upside was she got a personal cooking lesson from Wolfgang Puck. Most people would kill for that. I know I would.
     
  14. Jul 18, 2011 #34 of 121
    d-dub

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    I thought the same thing, but then again, I'm not on a nationally televised reality show ;)

    I think she could probably have called it anything but risotto and gotten away with it. She even admitted that it wasn't "traditional" risotto, but it was the way she and her husband made it at home.

    Honestly, if you're competing for a job as a food authority, you really have to know how to make classic dishes if you're going to use the name for something you make.
     
  15. Jul 18, 2011 #35 of 121
    snowjay

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    I think it's Susie's to lose at this point. I would love to taste her food.


    I certainly wasn't shocked to see Chris go. He just continually shot himself in the foot left and right. I'm surprised he made it this far.
     
  16. Jul 19, 2011 #36 of 121
    sharkster

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    I like Jyll so I, too, felt badly for her. But she did handle it amazingly well.

    I was so glad to see Chris & Penny gone! Good call all around. I was predicting that it w/b Chris and the dark haired woman (never can remember her name). Glad I was wrong.
     
  17. Jul 19, 2011 #37 of 121
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    Bobby Flay's reaction was priceless. :D

    Actually, Whitney tried to hint to her that it might not be right. She asked "is that the texture you're looking for?" But as she (Whitney) said in her interview, it wasn't her job to dictate how people made their dishes.

    Amen to that, but I was shocked they sent Penny home. I was sure it was going to be Chris and Jyll. I have hated Penny since the first episode but her food was keeping her alive. I knew she would eventually be eliminated but not on this particular episode. I guess the judges finally realized they were not going to be able to make her camera-friendly (as Bob said, "it's now Week 7 and I don't know how to fix that").
     
  18. Jul 19, 2011 #38 of 121
    CatScratchFever

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    When they went out and I saw the mean/angry look on Penny's face I thought it was her time to go. Obviously it was Chris' time to go as well.

    As someone said, there goes all the drama.
     
  19. Jul 19, 2011 #39 of 121
    windracer

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    Which is fine with me ... I enjoyed this show more in the early seasons where almost all of the camera challenges were cooking demos and the contestants didn't live in a house together. :(
     
  20. Jul 19, 2011 #40 of 121
    jradosh

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    I would definitely eat at Penny's restaurant, but I'd hope she'd stay in the back and not come out to talk to me. :)

    Poor Jyll. First she's stuck with that horribly spelled name and then Wolfgang humiliates her in front of her peers. (well... she humiliated herself I 'spose)

    Frat boy was so damned funny with his presentation to the dinner party... all apologies and stuff. So terrible it was awesome!

    I'm liking the Mexican woman more and more. As someone said... it's her's to lose at this point.
     

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