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smartie May 9, 2011 05:24 AM

June 5th at 9p ET.


this time they have Giarda as a 4th judge.

  1. Lambowner May 10, 2011 11:14 AM

    Did anyone see Giarda on the Today show last week when she was making spaghetti, and she pronounced it "spig-eety" like she does and the host looked at her all quizzically and said, ""spig-eety?" And she responded, a little huffily, "yes, that's how it's pronounced." I did laugh out loud at that moment. She's a beautiful woman and a great cook, but her pronunciation of that word has taken up so much blog space over time! You'd think she'd surrender on the issue and conform to our expectations.

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    1. re: Lambowner
      libgirl2 May 10, 2011 02:21 PM

      The first time I heard her do that, I thought I misheard her!

    2. LindaWhit May 9, 2011 08:26 AM

      Giarda. ;-) That's very close to a shortened form of "Giardiasis", which is an infection of the small intestine caused by a microscopic organism (protozoa), a.k.a. Montezuma's Revenge.

      Giada probably wouldn't want to be referred to in that way. ;-)

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      1. re: LindaWhit
        chicgail May 9, 2011 09:24 AM

        In the world of funny and Freudian typos.

        1. re: chicgail
          smartie May 9, 2011 02:42 PM

          ok sorry, being a brit and not pronouncing the R in words .............

          however it's a brilliant nickname for her.

        2. re: LindaWhit
          MplsM ary May 9, 2011 11:58 AM

          I thought smartie was just bein' a smartie. I will forevermore be calling her Giardia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giardia

          Out of six seasons they've only launched one star, Guy. Since producers took on the job of picking the winner instead of viewers voting, they've pretty much steered the competition to whoever they chose in the early days of each season. I don't really see a point to this show anymore.

          1. re: MplsM ary
            LindaWhit May 9, 2011 12:50 PM

            Perhaps smartie was being a smartie. If so, very smart. :-)

            And I agree - the show's point doesn't work anymore. Except in the producers' minds.

            1. re: MplsM ary
              srsone May 9, 2011 12:54 PM

              adam gertler has had a couple of shows...and he came in second...

              so i would say guy then adam...as far as being known
              i dont even remember the rest

              1. re: srsone
                libgirl2 May 9, 2011 06:04 PM

                I saw Kelsey (cute, peppy, blonde) has her own cooking show on the cooking channel. I can't even remember what season she was in. I really liked her show! Going to try to catch it more often!

              2. re: MplsM ary
                smartie May 9, 2011 02:43 PM

                I so agree, Aarti just doesn't work for me as a presenter but I always felt they were going to pick her anyway.

                1. re: MplsM ary
                  paulj May 9, 2011 03:23 PM

                  With all of these programs, the real point is to make money - that is attract enough viewers to attract advertising dollars. Finding new talent is a bonus, but that is not the real reason for staging a competition like this.

                  1. re: paulj
                    MplsM ary May 9, 2011 04:06 PM

                    I understand, but programming for programming sake is not appealing to me. Just like battles over cupcakes(?! how on earth did cupcakes befoul or otherwise piss off the schmendrick who came up with that idea?) or cakes designed to look like HR Puffinstuff (ok, wait - I'd watch that one).... dang - my point is long past gone here.

                    Suffice to say SpikeFoodTV just ain't my cup of tea. All's informative sweetness and light in my food TV worldview.

                    1. re: MplsM ary
                      paulj May 9, 2011 04:43 PM

                      Even if the competition produced another Guy, would that improve FN for you?

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