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Jun 24, 2010 10:58 AM

Which cooking show kitchen setup are you most jealous of?

I really dig the setup that Roger Mooking has on his show "Everyday Exotic".


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  1. I covet Paula Deen's outdoor cooking kitchen

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      1. I covet Alton Brown's, because his equipment and cabinet contents magically change into whatever he needs at the moment!

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          1. re: ChefJune

            Ina's all the way. First of all... it's real, not a set. So you could actually have it. If you had Ina's budget ; )

            1. re: Jennalynn

              I love her kitchen... especially that island!

              1. re: Jennalynn

                Count me in on Ina Garten's too! I believe I read that she recently had a nice size addition built next to her home solely for the purpose of recipe development for her cookbooks and of course her TV shows.

                1. re: Jennalynn

                  That's why I'd agree that I'd want Ina's too!

                2. re: ChefJune

                  I'm right in line with Ina's kitchen.

                            1. re: ChefJune

                              Yes to Ina Garten's new kitchen.

                              1. re: ChefJune

                                Me to Chef June. I think I heard they use her real kitchen.

                              2. Most definitely NOT Aunt Sandy's. ;-)

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                                1. re: LindaWhit

                                  Bobby Flay's rooftop grill setup is insane. I would kill for that here in NYC. It looks like it is in Brooklyn based on the view of the city.

                                  1. re: Yaxpac

                                    Now THAT and Ina's country home kitchen together would be PERFECT together! Not sure how they'd fit, but there's gotta be some way to do that! LOL

                                    1. re: Yaxpac

                                      It's the roof of Silver Cup Studios in Long Island City.

                                    2. re: LindaWhit

                                      Oh, come on, you know you want to be able to match your window curtains to your dress, tablecloth, and kitchen towels in 2.3 seconds.

                                      1. re: LindaWhit

                                        You mean that you don't want to matchy-match your clothes with your curtains, minor appliances, and tchotchkes?

                                        1. re: monavano

                                          :-) I'm the last person in the WORLD to be matchy-match.

                                          1. re: LindaWhit

                                            I caught a minute of her show yesterday. Green busy-print wrap dress, matching green curtains and cookware, green nicknacks. Her dress alone gave me vertigo.
                                            Also, is it me or does she appear to have the crappiest cookware of any cooking show I've ever seen? I don't recognize her pans.

                                            1. re: monavano

                                              You watched a minute and survived? ;-)

                                              The few times I've seen the show, her cookware is the last thing for me to see. Her outfits, heavy drinking, and complete astonishment at what she's making as edible food overshadows anything else.

                                              Does the cookware change color to matchy-match? ;-)

                                              1. re: LindaWhit

                                                You guys just don't know how hard it is to dress to match your kitchen. I am constantly taking my new curtains to the mall so that I can match them to my outfits. I have a personal account at Micheal's for all the crafty crap I make for my fabulous daily tablescapes - never knew there was a word for that. Also, my husband is threatening to divorce me if I buy any more dishes or pots and pans to match my ever changing decor. He just doesn't get it. Whew, I am tired after just typing that - can't imagine actually doing that, or thinking up all the strange decorations she overdoes on the show.

                                                At least I don't have to hear how a canned whatever is .02 cheaper than prepping whatever from scratch.

                                                1. re: kprange

                                                  What's funny is that her new "bargain" show eschews EVERYTHING that her Semi-Homemade brand represented. SHM is her bread and butter, and here she is now saying "make it yourself and save money!"
                                                  I mean, which one is it?
                                                  BTW....I thought the Kwanza cake was an urban myth until I found it on YouTube. Holy crapfest! I laughed until I cried.

                                                2. re: LindaWhit

                                                  What really astounds me is that she will, as a "cooking expert", do her show in angel-sleeved tops. Those sleeves just dangle over the heat and pots and pans. It's such a bad example, yet there she is, looking like a fairy in search of a unicorn.

                                                  1. re: monavano

                                                    I'm laughing at your astonishment at the Kwanzaa cake. Holy crapfest is right. And yes, those sleeves and billowy blouses she wears - I'm assuming someone's standing off camera with a fire extinguisher at all times.

                                          2. re: LindaWhit

                                            Agreed, but I'd love to have her liquor cabinet.

                                          3. Giada DeLaurentis's kitchen (house) view of the ocean isn't bad either. But Ina rules.

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                                            1. re: mbach

                                              yeah, i agree. Giada's view is ridiculous.

                                              1. re: mbach

                                                I love Giada's kitchen with the ocean view. When she goes out into the garden and you can see the ocean in the background, it looks so prettty! I want her to invite me over.

                                                1. re: CooksBook

                                                  I like Giada's but she blocks part of the ocean view with cabinets and only sees the ocean through the backsplash area - I think I might turn that whole wall into windows instead.

                                                  1. re: meginAB

                                                    I would kill for Giada's. That view! I'd certainly not complain about washing dishes if I had that kitchen!