13 comments on “The Worst of the Worst…Shows on Food Network

  1. Hey!

    I’ll take you up on those lessons! I’m not so bad anymore, but I’d love to learn as much as I can. Specifically recipies or tricks for bringing down calories and fat content. I’ve lost about 40 lbs since the show doing my own revamping of recipies, but I know don’t know it all. If you have any tips I would love to get then;)

    Whether you liked it or not, thanks for at least checking out the show.

    -Sophia Ayala Gettys

  2. Thanks for speaking up! Although I never considered myself a bad cook, I was certainly a timid and intimidated one, convinced that my skills were adequate but limited. But I love cooking and it’s so sad to see it used in such a way. These contestants would be better off logging on like I did and finding teachers who are truly interested in spreading the joys of cooking!

  3. Sophia,

    I am now following you on Twitter. DM me your email and let’s set something up! Plus, I hope it was clear from the writing my objection was how you all were treated. The show really makes Chef Anne and Chef Beau out to be bullies. Not good for you. Not good forhow we treat each other as people.

    But I’m glad we connected! Shoot me your email!

  4. Ms. Noodle 😉

    I hope the contestants learned something, but more importantly, overall, I hope that people in a similiar situation don’t get intimidated because they think all chefs and knowledgeable foodies will laugh at them.

    And yes, it was exactly like the American idol trials. 🙁

  5. I have to say I completely agree with you. Like Chef Rhulman said in his recent post it is uncool to perpetuate the myth that cooking is hard. It is a skill like any other with the reward of eating after you are done. Julia Child often said in her original cooking shows that all you needed was the courage of your convictions. I commend you for your wonderful offer and hope that it helps more inexperienced people get into the kitchen and away from the reliance of prepared, expensive and unhealthy foods. Bravo, Chef!

  6. Bravo! Well said. The Food Network has long been devoid of any soul, but when I saw the ads for this show, I knew they had hit an all time low. The irony is that they already HAD a show about the worst cooks in America. It’s called “The Next Food Network Star”.

  7. Agreed! This is the worst. The contestants are just sad, and clearly lack confidence in more than just cooking. Why subject yourself to the humiliation these hosts put you through? “Cruella” and Beau lack the charisma, kindness, encouragement, and teaching skills you would want and expect from supposed “experts”. What is the point here anyway? To be the best of the worst? Sadly, there is no winner here. This is Food Network’s very ill-conceived version of Bravo’s Chef Academy, which has it’s challenges as well, but is certainly more interesting and instructional than this.

  8. Amen to that Chris. I expected a different situation as well. I tried my hardest and thats all I could have done.

  9. I agree with you Chris. I expected a different situation as well. I tried my hardest and thats all I could have done.

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