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Jul 30, 2008 03:09 PM

Lisa Garza

I'm not going to lie...on Sunday I sort of got sucked into the last 3 episodes of the Next Food Network Star. And from the first hour, I totally thought Lisa had it in the bag! There is something so fascinating about her...I can't tell what it is. With her talent, organization and all around "Martha Stewart"-ness, I thought she'd win!

What did you think of her?

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  1. I thought she was smart and stylish and wish her well! Loved her point of view...Win some, lose some. She will land standing.

    1. I thought she had potential to be a food network star. I would of watched her. I would of loved to see more of her cooking some of her classy French dinners and I felt she really could cook when she did.She nor any of the others really got to do that. They had them do these silly challenges that made no sense nor were they vital to the important decision in choosing that person. It was all so carnival like. Giving ingredients like marshmallow cream, and sweet fruit ceral for fish dishes. HUH?
      Who thinks up this stuff?

      After seeing her test pilot I think I would of watched her. Honestly, I can't take RR, Sandra Lee, Paula, or Giada anymore. Ingrid made a whale out of a watermelon the other day, and some horrid kiddy food. I just kept think how awful, that's our choice.

      I am very happy for Aaron, so far the commercials look really good, and he seems as though he can cook too.

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      1. re: chef chicklet

        Reductio ad absurdam of a food network challenge: You have 10 seconds to create a 5-course meal for 700 people using only water!

      2. The editors started out painting her as the witch at first, and I didn't like her attitude at all. As the series progressed, they toned down the snootiness and made her more vulnerable, more human. The turning point for me though was in Vegas when she gve Aaron that little look to remind him that he had only five minutes left and hadn't started his second dish yet. If that really happened as they portrayed it, well that definitely shows me something about her character. I doubt it cost her the competition, since they obviously had made their decision already, but anyone who would do that is all right by me. In fact, one of the only reasons I continued to watch was that the contestants seemed to genuinely like each other. Usually, the nastiness and cutthroat competitiveness of these shows (see Top Chef) turns me right off. My guess is that the show will do Lisa's career far more good than it will Aaron's.

        1. I was hoping she could tell us one more time how she mastered the dish when she was 13. Mastered..nice ego. Keep telling us how good you are.

          1. On the first episode I hated her. But she warmed up and I think she should have won.

            Now that I've read the interview with Nipa (posted in another thread), I wonder if they sent her in on that first day in the way she appeared or if that was her idea. I wonder.