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You know you are addicted to food shows when . . .

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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  1. 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

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

        1. re: EM23

          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.

      1. 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. Hahahahaha.

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

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

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                1. re: monavano

                  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. "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

                      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

                        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. 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

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

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

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                        1. re: Njchicaa

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

                        2. "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

                            "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.

                            1. re: DuchessNukem

                              I know! what a shame! I loved his show

                            2. re: paulj

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

                              1. re: natewrites

                                That was Jeff Smith, the Frugal Gourmet.

                                1. re: natewrites

                                  J Pepin
                                  A Zimmern
                                  Ming Tsai
                                  Jeff Smith

                              2. 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. 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. 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

                                      Allie, I would do the exact same thing.

                                      1. re: juliejulez

                                        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

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

                                          1. re: juliejulez

                                            There is no thing as a fancy sports channel.

                                            1. re: princeofpork3

                                              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

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

                                                1. re: juliejulez

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

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

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                                        1. re: jarona

                                          I believe 'easy peasy' was Jamie Oliver?

                                        2. 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".

                                          1. 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!"

                                            1. Jamie Oliver
                                              Guy Fieri
                                              Anne Burrell
                                              Paula Deen

                                              Ina Garten
                                              Guy Fieri
                                              Anne Burrell

                                              1. you recognize contestants on food competition shows