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Jan 25, 2011 08:58 AM

Barefoot Contessa's $100,000 Lunch

Has anyone seen this? Was it as bad as Food Network Humor made it out to be??
Reading the comments lead me to believe this was nothing short of a joke.

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  1. I haven't, nor do I ever watch Ina, but I am determined to find a repeat now after reading that ... it truly sounds like an absolute trainwreck.

      1. re: HillJ

        Did these people know they'd be on a show when they donated the $100,000?
        Also, why is she sending Alec Baldwin out to get herbs when it's well know she has garden with any and every herb?

        I'm glad I missed it.

        1. re: FoodChic

          How could it be taken seriously! I just hope the 100K was real.

      2. I watched it and thought the whole episode was strange....I didn't "get" how Alec Baldwin was supposed to fit into the whole thing and I thought the menu was over-simplified for a charity lunch - especially for $100,000. And I thought the dessert looked horrible....I can't stand all the seeds in raspberry puree to begin with and during an up close shot of it, that's all I saw! You'd have to floss afterwards....and I agree with FNH that not even taking the meringues out of the bags was tacky....

        And Ina gave everyone a copy of her latest book at the end....

        1. I laughed so hard at the captioned photos! Made my day!!

          1. That was hilarious! Thanks so much for posting it.