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LOL! So I gather Anne Burrell is leaving us all speechless?

Mild Bill Nov 24, 2008 05:03 AM

She DOES make good things usually...

The secret is to turn on closed captioning and hit the mute button...

Just being a wiseguy... But seriously...

  1. steve h. Nov 24, 2008 04:47 PM

    she is a piece of work.
    we tried her short rib recipe and loved it.
    i like her style. it's equal parts pee wee herman, julie brown and mario batali. i don't know her background but i suspect she is wicked smart.

    over the top? yes. worth learning from? oh yeah.

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      chazmo Nov 24, 2008 05:37 AM

      Her food looks really good but her manly grunts and use of earl has gotten old quickly. Maybe the mute button is the way to go.

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        sibeats Nov 24, 2008 04:01 PM

        I just can't get past the copious amount of salt she uses...it just can't be good. Especially when she is braising or reducing something, she adds her usual handful of salt, then it reduces for hours and she adds more salt? I don't get it. I really wanted to like this show, but I find myself just fast forwarding through it all. Too bad.

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        dolores Nov 24, 2008 05:19 AM

        Anne who?

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          rjka Nov 24, 2008 10:21 AM

          Anne Burrell, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, Saturdays on Food Network

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            LindaWhit Nov 26, 2008 05:03 AM

            And that's the reason I don't watch it anymore - Saturday mornings. I'm busy with errands or getting ready to run errands. Sunday morning was a better timeframe for me to watch.

            Last "season" her bolognese show was very good - it taught me something. Several of her shows last season were good. Yes, I can do without the "erl" for oil, and a few other things, but I was able to overlook that.

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              Stephanie Wong Nov 28, 2008 11:52 PM

              I just record the series and just watch it later -- at my convenience and less time-consuming since I fast[-forward past FN's lengthy commercial breaks.

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