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natewrites Apr 26, 2013 11:48 AM

When you post a post like this.

Here's a triva game for you. Correctly identify the following buzz words to the chefs who say them.

"Off the hook!"
"I love my brown meat!"
"Love and Best dishes from our house to yours."
"How easy is that?"
"This is two tickets to flavortown!"
"Now, B.T.B."

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    madeliner Jun 25, 2013 08:28 PM

    you recognize contestants on food competition shows

    1. LA Buckeye Fan Jun 25, 2013 02:21 PM

      Jamie Oliver
      Guy Fieri
      Anne Burrell
      Paula Deen

      Ina Garten
      Guy Fieri
      Anne Burrell

      1. fldhkybnva May 6, 2013 10:12 AM

        I don't really watch Rachael Ray anymore, but I used to be a huge viewer a few years ago and still say "yum-o!"

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          silence9 May 6, 2013 09:49 AM

          Andrew Zimmern's tag-line: "If it looks good -- eat it" makes absolutely no sense in the context of a show called Bizarre Foods. Most of the foods he consumes -- like raw entrails from just caught/slaughtered exotic animals -- don't look particularly 'good'. But he heroically convinces the viewer that ugly foods can taste great.

          His tag-line really should be: "If it looks ugly -- try it".

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            jarona May 3, 2013 10:18 AM

            Easy Peasy= Two Fat Ladies
            How Easy is that?= Ina

            You left out "Mars-Ka-Pon-AAAA"

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            1. re: jarona
              grangie angie Jun 25, 2013 02:15 PM

              I believe 'easy peasy' was Jamie Oliver?

            2. alliegator May 3, 2013 08:29 AM

              I knew when I moved into my new place, found I didn't have The Cooking Channel and stopped everything I was doing to sign for the somewhat pricey "Select Package" that has nothing else "select" to me but the Cooking Channel.

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              1. re: alliegator
                juliejulez May 3, 2013 09:12 AM

                Allie, I would do the exact same thing.

                1. re: juliejulez
                  alliegator May 3, 2013 09:24 AM

                  I knew I'd be understood here :) The mangator thinks I'm nuts!
                  ETA--I've also noticed that the Travel Channel is very food heavy recently. No actual recipes, but makes for good watching.

                  1. re: alliegator
                    juliejulez May 17, 2013 09:07 AM

                    I figure if he can have his fancy sports channels, then I can have my food shows.

                    1. re: juliejulez
                      princeofpork3 Jun 18, 2013 01:18 PM

                      There is no thing as a fancy sports channel.

                      1. re: princeofpork3
                        juliejulez Jun 18, 2013 02:11 PM

                        He has the NHL package, the NFL package, and the MLB package, in addition to the usual ESPN, NBC Sports, Root and Altitude (latter two are local). I count all the special packages as "fancy sports channels".

                        1. re: juliejulez
                          princeofpork3 Jun 25, 2013 02:08 PM

                          Impressive. Does he have the "adult" channels also?

                          1. re: juliejulez
                            alliegator Jun 25, 2013 02:16 PM

                            Ooh, you're missing out with the "whatever the hell channel it is that plays all British Premier League soccer games all the time channel".

                2. coney with everything May 1, 2013 04:50 AM

                  DH and I use the term GBD all the time

                  One weekend we ate at not one but TWO restaurants featured on DDD (not deliberately, but still)

                  I too defend Martha Stewart, but I wouldn't say "blindly". I think she was punished for a relatively trivial offense while people who have stolen way way more from us get away scot-free (see Matt Taibbi article in latest "Rolling Stone")

                  If there is nothing else on, first we check FN, then Cooking Channel to see if there is anything we can at least tolerate :)

                  1. chris2269 Apr 30, 2013 05:18 PM

                    You belong to 6 different torrent sites so you can watch every version of Top Chef and Masterchef on your PC. I even watched an episode of Masterchef Romania...and I don't speak Romanian.

                    1. paulj Apr 30, 2013 01:37 PM

                      "Happy cooking"
                      "If it looks good, eat it"
                      "Tutti a tavola a mangiare!"
                      "What could be simpler?"
                      "I bid you peace"

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                      1. re: paulj
                        DuchessNukem May 3, 2013 09:49 AM

                        "I bid you peace"

                        Ah, I can hear him saying it. Was so bewildering to try to reconcile the kind man on TV with the accusations.

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                          madeliner Jun 18, 2013 04:10 PM

                          I know! what a shame! I loved his show

                        2. re: paulj
                          natewrites May 15, 2013 07:19 AM

                          The second one is Lydia. The third one is Ina. Who says, "I bid you peace"?

                          1. re: natewrites
                            DuchessNukem May 15, 2013 07:44 AM

                            That was Jeff Smith, the Frugal Gourmet.

                            1. re: natewrites
                              paulj May 15, 2013 08:26 AM

                              J Pepin
                              A Zimmern
                              Ming Tsai
                              Jeff Smith

                          2. Njchicaa Apr 30, 2013 09:17 AM

                            ...when the Food Network logo is burned into your plasma TV

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                              HillJ Apr 30, 2013 09:22 AM

                              ROFL...if you had said your ARM I would have coffee coming out of my nose about now!

                            2. monavano Apr 29, 2013 08:44 AM

                              The "schoff" reference-- this might help (because I don't watch his/her show, but the commercials give it away)--
                              think "shkoff" your food down.

                              I think brown meat and b.t.b. could be the same person.

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                              1. re: monavano
                                pdxgastro May 17, 2013 01:15 AM

                                Spelled SCHIAFF' But Nadia spells it "Shkiaff".
                                From Italian 'Schiaffare', to throw or chuck.

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                                OhioHound Apr 29, 2013 08:04 AM

                                "How easy is that" Ina
                                "Love and Best Dishes" Paula
                                "Off the hook" Guy

                                I used to watch A LOT of food shows, but not as much anymore. So the other few quotes are slipping my mind right now. ;)
                                I'd guess Anne, Sunny, and Rachael are in there somewhere..

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                                1. re: OhioHound
                                  natewrites Apr 29, 2013 08:29 AM

                                  Jcap and Ohiohound, you are right.

                                  It was Guy who said, "Shut the front door," sort of like sayin' "Shut the Fu*& up." LOL. It was a new Guy-ism, and I heard it yesterday while on the treadmill and laughed.

                                  I'll give one away. Anne Burrel. She always says, "B.T.B," for "Bring to boil."

                                  Here's a hint: "Schoff," is from a relatively new chef to The Cooking Channel.

                                  1. re: natewrites
                                    monavano Apr 29, 2013 08:32 AM

                                    STFD has been around for awhile now. Surprised Guy usurped it because he seems to come up with some original exclamation remarks.
                                    But, I suppose you've got to mix it up. "Flavortown" and "Money" are wrote by now.

                                2. monavano Apr 29, 2013 07:53 AM

                                  ... you leave the channel on for the dogs to listen to when you're gone.

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                                  1. re: monavano
                                    HillJ Apr 29, 2013 08:20 AM


                                    1. re: monavano
                                      silence9 Apr 30, 2013 11:16 AM

                                      My kitten adores Clodagh McKenna's lovely irish laughter, so I leave the tv on Create during the day. OK, I love her voice too. Me and kitty and Clodagh, ahhh....

                                      1. re: monavano
                                        alliegator May 3, 2013 08:26 AM

                                        Guilty as well.

                                      2. princeofpork3 Apr 29, 2013 07:49 AM

                                        Your 4 year old can name mulitple Food Network personalities and chooses DDD over Dora

                                        1. natewrites Apr 29, 2013 07:35 AM


                                          So, true.

                                          I heard another chef yesterday say with a bemused expression as he bit down on the sandwich which he apparently loved, "Shut the front door!" as an exclamation of who good it tasted. LOL.

                                          Now, can anyone identify which chef might have said which expression?

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                                          1. re: natewrites
                                            jkap Apr 29, 2013 07:46 AM

                                            Guy Fieri

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                                            cresyd Apr 28, 2013 10:55 PM

                                            You start seeking out food shows from other countries to fill the dead periods between favorite shows from your native country/country of residence.

                                            1. HillJ Apr 28, 2013 11:21 AM

                                              your tv remote presets are all set to food shows.
                                              your bookmarks are all food show related
                                              you subscribe to Food Network magazine
                                              you defend MStewart blindly.
                                              while your pals are talking about American Idol & The Voice, you're looking for a mate who follows Ramsay.
                                              Just the commercials for the next slew of food shows gets your heart beating

                                              mind you, just observations on my part :)

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                                              1. re: HillJ
                                                EM23 Apr 30, 2013 09:08 AM

                                                "you defend MStewart blindly" Haha - raises hand, averts eyes

                                                1. re: EM23
                                                  HillJ Apr 30, 2013 09:10 AM

                                                  couldn't help myself :)

                                                  1. re: EM23
                                                    juliejulez May 3, 2013 09:11 AM

                                                    I'm another guilty one. I've been a fan of hers since I was 10. When other kids were watching cartoons after school, I watched Martha Stewart.

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