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Toronto Star "What's For Dinner?" series

piccola Jul 7, 2011 02:57 PM

Just saw this new series in the Star: http://www.thestar.com/living/food/ar...

I love the idea -- like she says, it's almost like peeking in people's grocery carts. I'm always curious about how other people eat at home and how it compares to my own habits.

Anyway, what do you guys think?

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  1. Kagemusha RE: piccola Jul 8, 2011 04:43 AM

    Unless it morphs into snooty/dismissive voyeurism, I say go for it. Almost anything would be better the current roster of aspirational lifestyle marketing pitches, celeb chef smoochfests, or "Survivor" style culinary slapdowns clogging food media now. Thanks for the link.

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      looosia RE: piccola Jul 8, 2011 10:12 AM

      Toronto Life has had its "Crisper Confidential" series for a least a few months now. It looks at the contents of the fridges of Toronto chefs. This month's is David Lee of Nota Bene:


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        Kagemusha RE: looosia Jul 8, 2011 11:12 AM

        Again, why the celeb worship about fridge contents--who cares?!

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          looosia RE: Kagemusha Jul 8, 2011 12:21 PM

          I actually like seeing what other people have in their fridge. I mean, it's way more interesting to see what chefs have in their fridges since they work in the kitchen and see how they transfer their work to home. I think people's fridges are interesting in general but it's like looking at a writer's library and seeing what they read, or those profiles of notable people's apartments in the NY Times (with commentary of objects and rooms by the interviewee) and seeing the home/work space of Nora Ephron. In my opinion it's not necessarily celebrity worship going on in here--I know who David Lee is and I wouldn't care to know about the details of his personal life--but because this part of his personal life relates to his work, I find it useful.

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            Kagemusha RE: looosia Jul 8, 2011 02:42 PM

            Sorry but that's not the point of the Star series which sounds way more interesting anyway. No interest in what's in any TO chef's fridge, bathroom, car trunk, garage, etc. Oh yeah, I just love it when people compulsively and needlessly snoop in my fridge--right.

            1. re: Kagemusha
              piccola RE: Kagemusha Jul 9, 2011 06:18 PM

              I'm interested in both, for different reasons. I'm curious to see how noteworthy chefs stock their kitchen at home, especially because I suspect it's simpler than we might assume. But I also like to see how so-called regular people cook and eat, for somewhat sociological reasons.

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                looosia RE: piccola Jul 10, 2011 08:48 AM

                I agree. I think it's an interesting, culture-wise and for practical reasons of seeing how chefs (may) streamline their home kitchen.

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          piccola RE: looosia Jul 9, 2011 06:15 PM

          Ooh, thanks for the link!

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