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Oct 13, 2006 11:23 PM

Eric Ripert on PBS.

I’ve heard that Eric Ripert form Le Bernardin is going to be having a series on PBS. Not sure when it will be on. This is good news. An award-winning chef, he’s the real deal with an interesting philosophy on life and in cooking. No doubt he’ll bring that to the show.

Ripert is nowhere to be found on FN. That in itself speaks volumes.

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  1. Food Network has strayed from its roots and is now trying to make everything mainstream and cater towards the average home cook. I feel that they're afraid to put someone on like Ripert because his cuisine may be too difficult or too french. It's a shame.

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    1. re: Porthos

      Ripert well cater to what FN calls the elite. These are the people who like the kind of show that are on PBS. Shows that feature people who don’t have daily talk shows or hawk swill from Appelbees.

      All the best to Monsieur Ripert and his new show.

      1. re: Withnail42

        It's not even the elite. FN has become so vanilla it's sad. Gone are the days of Molto Mario, Ming Tsai, Follow that Food with Gordon Elliott...even Martha Stewart since she regularly had chefs like Jean Georges, Ripert, Alice Waters, and Mario (classic episode) on her show.

        Back before Food Network became mainstream, they had shows showing travel to different countries and hosts sampling exotic native street food. Compare that to the boring and talentless crew they have these's a shame.

        Keeping Flay on as one of your headliners says it all. The guy is still painting with squirt bottles and using mango salsa. You'd think the fact that mango salsa is now a joke on Geico would tip him off that he needs to update his "cuisine".

        I'm glad PBS is picking up the slack. And thank goodness Tony Bourdain is still around on The Travel Channel.

        1. re: Porthos

          Flay drives me NUTS with those squirt bottles.