Next Food Network Star, Season 7

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  1. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    Food porn lovers rejoice--Food Network Star returns tonight. This season, the emphasis is definitely on the young and the :grope:

    There are several "bad boy" types, a few obvious granolas, and maybe even a real chef or two. There's not a lot on the site about their culinary backgrounds, which is :sekret:

    Maybe there will be some :2faced: :mad: :drama: :rolleyes: to be had along with the pretty.

    Early on, I'm going for Juba, cause he's from New Orleans. And attractive.

    Other news, Giada is stepping up to judgehood and will not be mentor. Which I'm kinda meh about. She was an OK mentor, I guess, in the sense that she made nice wallpaper. I imagine she'll be about the same as a judge.
     
  2. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    I'm excited for it. More TV to watch, yeeah! I feel like a dork.
     
  3. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    Penny could be on the American version of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. The Frat Boy belongs on that show too.
     
  4. Rex

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    I missed the first half-hour. It seems a bit male-heavy this season....maybe they want someone to replace Tyler Florence and Emeril?
     
  5. Jenna

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    Justin B. is quite weak.
     
  6. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    If Alton ain't happy, ain't no one happy. I wonder if he started losing/pulling out his hair when he started guesting heavily on this show. Someone look back and see if he had a full head of hair right before the first season of Food Network Star.

    :rofl:
     
  7. Rex

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    Alton doesn't look good that skinny. He looks older and more haggard.

    Juba is really stank.
     
  8. Jenna

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    Working with Penny would drive me absolutely nuts.
     
  9. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    Really not liking the frat boy. "Victory" beer? Is he 19? I'd understand fighting for it if it was for a dish, but just to drink when you're close to budget? :rolleyes:

    Penny and Alycia are equally annoying. I can't decide who I want to leave more--Gypsy, Cotton Ball Mouth, or Frat Brat. So as long as one of them does.
     
  10. Catherine M

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    Penny is really mean. She should be helping her teammate, not making rude comments! Poor Justin, he must have wondered what the hell he did to deserve being with them!
     
  11. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Penny, if you say "sexy" one more time, it might actually come true. Like Beetlejuice. Wearing too much eye make-up and talking about the sensuality of the fennel does not a sexy beast make.
     
  12. Tesla

    Tesla Whippet Good

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    And flashing your t*ts doesn't make you empowered.
     
  13. Matryeshka

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    They loved the puree! Take that, frat! I don't think she's all that empowered either. There's a difference between being sexy and confident and being slutty and sad. If you have to tell people you're sexy ad nauseum, you're probably not.
     
  14. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    I have to say, that the way most of these people have acted has made not want to watch a show with any of them.
     
  15. Tesla

    Tesla Whippet Good

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    And they loved the s'mores. Suck it frat boy!
     
  16. Jenna

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    There are a few diamonds in the rough, IMO. Orchid and Whitney seem the most natural to me.

    I :rofl: during this exchange:

    Penny: "I really think fennel is a sexy vegetable."
    Bob: "Why?"
    Penny: "Err I don't know, it's shape."
     
  17. Catherine M

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    I love Orchid. I want her to come over and cook some BBQ for me!
     
  18. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    Orchid and Whitney are the only two I like right now. The food seems good this time around though. I'd like to get the recipes for many of the dishes tonight.
     
  19. Matryeshka

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    Wow, Howie. I'd have sent home Vic. With Howie as a close second, but Vic should have gone. He didn't get food on the plate twice!
     
  20. Catherine M

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    Either Howie or Vic going home would have been fine with me. Both had strong reasons for going.

    And it looks like Alicia is going to cry, cry, cry some more next week.

    Orchid for the win!!
     
  21. Jenna

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    I think Vic truly had potential though. Howie had a fairly strong on-camera presence, but his food sucked. As a self proclaimed "cooking novice," I think he was the one to eliminate.
     
  22. Rex

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    I took an instant dislike to Howie, and am glad that he is gone.
     
  23. jeffisjeff

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    Penny is just a nasty person, in all meanings of the word.
     
  24. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    I was really glad that Howie was sent home, even though Vic may have been slightly more deserving. I guess the judges feel like they can't make a real assessment of Vic's work whereas they know Howie isn't a good cook.
     
  25. Lanie

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    I missed it because I was so exhausted I fell asleep at 6pm. :drama: I am sure there will be many re-runs.
     
  26. skatesindreams

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    That's what saved Vic - this time.
    If he can't cook, he'll go soon.
    I'm not sure that the average viewer is ready to see "The Illustrated Man" in the kitchen, either.

    Her concept/personality are "UGH"!

    At this stage Orchid seems the "front-runner".A confident presence; and she can cook.
    FN hasn't done much programming with an "Asian" emphasis lately.
     
  27. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    I turned it off about 20 minutes in and let my TiVo take care of the rest. What a bunch of self-absorbed culinary brats!!! I'll give it another shot next week, but if they don't settle down and start acting like they've seen the inside of a professional kitchen, I'm done.
     
  28. mikey

    mikey ...an acquired taste

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    Horrible first episode. I don't like any of them. The good news is that it will free up a lot of time for me, since I don't think I'll be watching this season...
     
  29. Rex

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    Stilettos in the Kitchen.........I'm still trying to wrap my head around that....
     
  30. luenatic

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    I watched 5 mins and I was totally not interested. I'd rather waste my time watching America's got talent and The Voice. :lol: