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Jan 30, 2012 11:36 PM

New Melissa D'Arabian show-Drop 5 lbs w/Good Housekeeping, on Cooking Channel

I just caught the first episode and thought, wistfully, how that would have been a perfect show for Herb Mesa (top 3,Next Food Network Star, season 6).

To add insult to injury, Aarti Sequeira was in it. She showed you how to save calories by not eating your whole restaurant meal. Thanks, Aarti!

I can understand that it would be highly unusual for any Good Housekeeping project to have a MALE host. But still. Herb was awesome. Not only that, but they have a separate lady to do the exercise tips portion of the show. I'm pretty sure Herb could have demonstrated the exercises himself, thus saving the show some $$. Oh well.

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  1. Melissa D'Arabian is a Good Housekeeping contributor (editor) already. The nutritionist is from Good Housekeeping, etc. They saved themselves money by hardly going out of their Good Housekeeping pool of people. Now if it was a Food Network show - instead of a Good Housekeeping show on the Cooking Channel, maybe they would have gone more into the Food Network pool of people. The first show just seemed to be common sense information, it will be interesting to see how it progresses.

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    1. re: Budser1228

      FN magazine and GH are both Hearst properties. They're probably trying to capture that magical "synergy".

    2. I caught a bit of this show--when I say a bit, I mean a bit. After about one minute of D'Arabian, I had to shut it off. It may just be me, but I find her so annoying. This is what she reminds me of--think back to when you were in grade school--ok? Well, you know when you were taking a test and your eyes may have roamed, whether you were thinking about an answer or were thinking about "glancing" at the paper of the kid in front of you? Well, she is the kid in front of you that realized you were "glancing" and thrust her body over her paper then raised her hand, shaking it with a "Sister, Sister...she was trying to cheat". Ugh. She just seems so self-righteous and smug. Did not like her horrific ten dollar meal show and just cannot stomach her on this show either.

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