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Which cooking show kitchen setup are you most jealous of?

ipsedixit Jun 24, 2010 10:58 AM

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



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  1. Firegoat RE: ipsedixit Jun 24, 2010 11:38 AM

    I covet Paula Deen's outdoor cooking kitchen

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      centralpadiner RE: Firegoat Jun 24, 2010 11:40 AM

      Alton Brown in Good Eats

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        KATE123 RE: Firegoat Jun 25, 2010 11:22 AM

        Love Paula Deen

      2. Bada Bing RE: ipsedixit Jun 24, 2010 12:18 PM

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

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          JerryMe RE: Bada Bing Jun 30, 2010 10:50 AM

          Ha Ha - Isn't that the coolest?

        2. ChefJune RE: ipsedixit Jun 24, 2010 12:28 PM

          Ina Garten's.

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            Jennalynn RE: ChefJune Jun 24, 2010 12:32 PM

            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 ; )

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              cheesecake17 RE: Jennalynn Jun 25, 2010 11:07 AM

              I love her kitchen... especially that island!

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                ITry RE: Jennalynn Jun 25, 2010 01:30 PM

                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.

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                  junescook RE: Jennalynn Jun 25, 2010 01:55 PM

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

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                  chicgail RE: ChefJune Jun 25, 2010 02:39 PM

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

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                    vafarmwife RE: ChefJune Jun 25, 2010 02:54 PM

                    Me too!

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                      wontonfm RE: ChefJune Jun 27, 2010 08:45 AM

                      TOTALLY! Everything about it. Blows my mind.


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                        nvcook RE: ChefJune Jun 27, 2010 07:55 PM


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                          Diamond RE: ChefJune Jul 2, 2010 12:40 AM

                          Oh, yes! It's just perfection.

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                            mcf RE: ChefJune Jul 4, 2010 08:19 AM


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                              steve h. RE: ChefJune Jul 6, 2010 03:50 PM

                              Yes to Ina Garten's new kitchen.

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                                wincountrygirl RE: ChefJune Jul 6, 2010 05:39 PM

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

                              2. LindaWhit RE: ipsedixit Jun 24, 2010 01:02 PM

                                Most definitely NOT Aunt Sandy's. ;-)

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                                  Yaxpac RE: LindaWhit Jun 25, 2010 11:11 AM

                                  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.

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                                    LindaWhit RE: Yaxpac Jun 25, 2010 03:35 PM

                                    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

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                                      bookhound RE: Yaxpac Jun 27, 2010 12:49 PM

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

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                                      Diamond RE: LindaWhit Jul 2, 2010 12:41 AM

                                      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.

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                                        monavano RE: LindaWhit Jul 6, 2010 05:16 PM

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

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                                          LindaWhit RE: monavano Jul 6, 2010 07:34 PM

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

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                                            monavano RE: LindaWhit Jul 7, 2010 06:06 AM

                                            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.

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                                              LindaWhit RE: monavano Jul 7, 2010 06:33 AM

                                              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? ;-)

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                                                kprange RE: LindaWhit Jul 10, 2010 07:04 PM

                                                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.

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                                                  monavano RE: kprange Jul 11, 2010 06:58 AM

                                                  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.

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                                                  monavano RE: LindaWhit Jul 11, 2010 06:56 AM

                                                  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.

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                                                    LindaWhit RE: monavano Jul 11, 2010 07:05 AM

                                                    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.

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                                            silvergirl RE: LindaWhit Jul 12, 2010 10:05 AM

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

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                                            mbach RE: ipsedixit Jun 25, 2010 11:19 AM

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

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                                              Yaxpac RE: mbach Jun 25, 2010 01:39 PM

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

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                                                CooksBook RE: mbach Jun 27, 2010 01:23 PM

                                                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.

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                                                  meginAB RE: CooksBook Jun 30, 2010 06:34 PM

                                                  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.

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                                                    boyzoma RE: meginAB Jul 3, 2010 07:14 AM

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

                                              2. nmvanier RE: ipsedixit Jun 25, 2010 11:22 AM

                                                Ina Garten. It is clean and classic marhta stewart style. Just a few steps and she is in the garden. One of the most hated...tyler florence... It is so dark and small!

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                                                  Jennalynn RE: nmvanier Jun 25, 2010 12:51 PM

                                                  And Tyler's doesn't have to be. It's a set.

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                                                    kprange RE: Jennalynn Jun 25, 2010 06:27 PM

                                                    Tyler's set is based on his NY kitchen, where he filmed his test for the network. Ina didn't put an addition on her house. She built a separate barn/kitchen

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                                                      meginAB RE: kprange Jun 30, 2010 06:35 PM

                                                      Tyler's avocado subway tiles drive me crazy/
                                                      LOVE LOVE LOVE Ina's set up!
                                                      And Jamie Oliver's barn too!

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                                                  Td61 RE: ipsedixit Jun 25, 2010 04:43 PM

                                                  Jamie Oliver's farm house.

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                                                    cookiebaker RE: Td61 Jun 25, 2010 07:55 PM

                                                    Agree! I love the garden, his sterotypically English gardener, the outdoor brick overn and the different cooking spots he has all over the property. Loverly!

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                                                      Westy RE: cookiebaker Jul 3, 2010 12:06 PM

                                                      Agreed. Could not be cooler. Right in their with Rick Stein and (prepare the WAYBACK Machine) Two Fat Ladies.

                                                      When I finally get some real $ together, I am just going to show the landscaper and carpenter a pic of Jamie's country kitchen and say: "See that? We are going there."

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                                                    SusanB RE: ipsedixit Jun 26, 2010 05:28 PM

                                                    I like Ina's but I love Giada's - it's the view - absolutely amazing.

                                                    1. ennuisans RE: ipsedixit Jun 27, 2010 12:19 AM

                                                      I covet Rachel's retro oven on 30 Minute Meals. Not gonna lie.

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                                                        Jennalynn RE: ennuisans Jun 27, 2010 12:48 PM

                                                        It's a Chambers stove. My mother has the exact one in her home... yellow and all.

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                                                          ennuisans RE: Jennalynn Jun 29, 2010 06:34 PM

                                                          Whoa, didn't realize it was true vintage. Figured it was just a retro style. Even better!

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                                                          Boswell RE: ennuisans Jul 3, 2010 08:00 AM

                                                          Whenever I see Rachael's kitchen set I'm always struck by how ugly it is...that garish orange and green. I've always figured this is deliberate, to make her seem like just plain folks. People will see it and think, "Wow, her kitchen is even uglier than mine!"

                                                        3. Firegoat RE: ipsedixit Jun 27, 2010 12:50 PM

                                                          i think this was a great post idea.... I'm sure gonna watch the kitchens more closely... i like the frosted glass frig Anne Burrell has... but sadly my kitchen is more like the one on Bobby Flay's Grilling show..... my Weber outside.... :D

                                                          1. raidar RE: ipsedixit Jun 27, 2010 03:28 PM

                                                            Even though I don't watch it much, I've always dug the kitchen in Tyler's Ultimate. Just looks functional, and full of the right treats.

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                                                              Firegoat RE: raidar Jun 27, 2010 03:52 PM

                                                              I like his racks.

                                                              and i mean that toward the hardware stuff.... really.... no moob love here.

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                                                                alkapal RE: Firegoat Jul 10, 2010 06:44 PM

                                                                um, yeh, we all be talkin' 'bout the hardware.

                                                                love the copper pots! love the spaciousness.

                                                            2. iluvcookies RE: ipsedixit Jun 28, 2010 04:07 PM

                                                              Julia Child's on "French Chef"... who wouldn't want to have breakfast in that kitchen every day?

                                                              Of the more modern ones, I'd chose Alton Brown's.

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                                                                silence9 RE: ipsedixit Jun 28, 2010 04:14 PM

                                                                Hello there... There was a PBS show called, I believe, New Scandinavian Cooking, wherein the original cook was an affable young Norwegian named Andreas Viestad. He travelled through the icy local landscape on a large horse-drawn sled, and when he arrived at a local destination, he simply converted the actual sled into a fully functioning cooking station replete with burners and cutting surfaces; like Transformers for Foodies, sort of. It was so cool, how his snow sled converted in minutes into a viable outdoorsy cooking station, where he'd use exotic local ingredients (like the lusicous-looking/sounding fruit 'Cloud berries') and fresh seafood being pulled ashore by some craggy local fisherman (initially) giving him the stink-eye. The host/cook would then proceed to make portions for himself and the fisherman (or any other beautiful/photogenic scandinavians within camera frame). And the food he produced from that rig was both prepared and devoured in what appeared to be 'real-time', meaning fresh and simple; the real star of the show were the local ingredients he would discover/encounter. His 'rig' was the perfect combination of travel show/cooking show ingenuity that I have ever seen. I think this fellow was eventually replaced by another chef, who though also very capable and photogenic, seemed to have a bit too much starch in his long underwear...

                                                                1. Liveitloud RE: ipsedixit Jun 30, 2010 06:29 AM

                                                                  How funny. The minute I saw the title of this I was going to come in and say how much I liked Roger Mookings spice rack set up on Everyday Exotic.

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                                                                    Niblet RE: Liveitloud Jul 6, 2010 03:28 PM

                                                                    Same here -- I was thinking I'd be more creative using spices if they were organized on a wall like that, in clear containers with back-lighting. Or maybe - probably - I wouldn't, but it obviously works for him.

                                                                  2. jmckee RE: ipsedixit Jun 30, 2010 10:15 AM

                                                                    Lidia Bastianich's kitchen. Wow.

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                                                                      SusanB RE: ipsedixit Jul 3, 2010 03:51 PM

                                                                      I posted earlier saying that I wanted Giada's, but I also love Rick Bayless's garden - it's so beautiful.

                                                                      1. sharonanne RE: ipsedixit Jul 4, 2010 06:02 PM

                                                                        America's Test Kitchen complete with the helpers in the background.

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                                                                          iluvcookies RE: sharonanne Jul 4, 2010 07:03 PM


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                                                                            coney with everything RE: iluvcookies Jul 6, 2010 05:08 AM

                                                                            Cooks Country test kitchen, with the rolling hills of Vermont surrounding it...

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                                                                              sharonanne RE: coney with everything Jul 6, 2010 07:13 AM

                                                                              I considered it. Somehow it seems small but we do see hints of a back room with more space.The BBQ outside in the farmyard is very pastoral.

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                                                                          gfr1111 RE: ipsedixit Jul 6, 2010 02:13 PM

                                                                          For indoors, I would pick Alton Brown's kitchen, which is cool, neat, spacious, and modern. (I am talking about the more recent episodes where he and his crew had a permanent set built, although I liked the older kitchen, too, which, I understand, was an actual rented kitchen.)

                                                                          For outdoors, absolutely Bobby Flay's kitchen overlooking what I assume is the Brooklyn Bridge, although I am not a New Yorker and am just guessing . . .

                                                                          I'd also give an honorable mention to Michael Chiarello' s kitchen which, like Alton Brown's is modern, spacious, and just cool looking--sort of like Mr. Chiarello!

                                                                          1. Withnail42 RE: ipsedixit Jul 11, 2010 04:43 PM

                                                                            I'm not jealous of any set up.

                                                                            Although I'm extremely jealous of the fact the don't have to clean anything once they are done cooking!

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