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Emeril: Just a "gump-faced, bloated, fat-assed bastard"?(11 posts)

Emeril: Just a "gump-faced, bloated, fat-assed bastard"?Crankist
Jan 27, 2002 9:44 AM
As a new subscriber to the Food Channel, I found the "Essense of" a darn good show, his apparent
frustrations and general anger kept in check. However, "Emeril Live" - notwithstanding
the enormous cost of freighting in Jerry Springer's audience each day - leaves me wondering if
the above topic quote from "Fried Green Tomaotes" best decribes his on-screen demeanor. He
seems to think that he's a Hollywood star! I have watched his arrogance and excessive
garlic usage for the last time. And that's too bad, 'caus he HAD a good show.
Couldn't agree moremickey-mac
Jan 27, 2002 9:55 AM
The infomercials for the George Foreman Grill are more entertaining-and less annoying-than Emeril Live. I'd sooner let someone use a garlic press on my boys than watch five minutes of Emeril Live. Now that the novelty of Iron Chef has worn off, about the only show I watch with any regularity on Food Network is Good Eats with Alton Brown. You've got to like a cook who looks like Thomas Dolby.
"use a garlic press on my boys"Crankist
Jan 27, 2002 10:06 AM
With God Himself smiling upon me, only 1 year of intensive street-drug therapy will get me past the horrific "visual" I suffered.
Great line!

Agree wholeheartedly on Alton Brown (science!) and...RhodyRider
Jan 28, 2002 7:30 AM
...add a thumbs-up for the English kid Jamie from "Naked Chef" (and his other, newer show.) Also quite entertaining, and he makes some very interesting dishes. Mario Batali is a good cook, but he is a bit overwhelming at times.
Couldn't agree moreLLSmith
Jan 28, 2002 7:45 AM
I used Alton Browns recipe for ham at Christmas. It was great!! Probably the best I have ever had. We had a couple kids over that never eat ham, until they tried this one. Emeril is ok sometimes, but I like cooking live better. I wonder what happened to Bobby Flay(sp)s aassociate Jackie.
Only cooking show I like is Good EatsDog
Jan 28, 2002 7:56 AM
Emeril drives me nuts. Aside from the showmanship, he's just on way too much.

My wife likes to watch it all the time, and cannot understand why I can't stand it. So, I put on some wrench head show on the Speed Channel, and asked her how she'd like to watch that? I said it was the same thing in reverse. She understood, then.

Good Eats, I like, though. The guy explains food from a scientific perspective, without much fluff. That one is actually interesting.

Iron Chef and A Cook's TourColnagoFE
Jan 28, 2002 8:07 AM
Iron Chef is always entertaining--sort of like ESPN meets a cooking show. A bit over the top, but lots of fun to watch. Also started watching "A Cook's Tour" which features a chain smoking NY chef who likes to wear Ramones T-shirts. Last episode they visited Vietnam--the hook being that he eats all kinds of stuff that he normally wouldn't eat. Mario Batali annoys me. Too full of himself, but he does seem to be a good cook. Emeril is OK but in small doses. I do sometimes learn something from his show.
I miss the two fat ladieshms
Jan 28, 2002 11:15 AM
The Two Fat Ladies was my favorite show in the Food Network. It was funny, fun to watch and informative. Unfortunately, the cigarettes that Jenifer Patterson smoked did her in.

I like Ming Tsai. East meets West was better than Ming's Quest. But, I still will take Ming over the other folks on the Food Network (that is for entertainment -- for looks, I'll take Bobby Flay's sidekick Jackie Maluf).
Jan 28, 2002 8:27 AM
Most of the chefs on TV think they are stars. Even the Iron Chefs cultivate that whole attitude thing.

In my world, there are few things that cannot be made better with garlic.
"Live" is just too much for him (and us!)Tig
Jan 28, 2002 10:19 AM
I think he's over his head. The "Essense" show worked better for him. How much mileage can he get out of "BAM", anyway?

One thing about the guy that impressed me is how he treated the people at a book signing here. He didn't leave until all 400+ people in line got to get their books signed. He didn't rush them and actually spent plenty of time with each person.
I like "Yan can cook"spookyload
Jan 28, 2002 11:28 PM
A lightly humerous chef with a knack for making tasty morsels of chinese quisine.