food tv show called the kitchen?
- cresskillgirl Mar 9, 2014 01:48 PM
has anyone seen the new show called the kitchen?
any thoughts on it?
I think when "The Chew" debuted, NOBODY thought it would last. I don't get to see it iften (comes on at 1pm) but enjoy it... other than Michael Symon's ANNOYING cackle/laugh. Think "The Kitchen" might have come about cuz of TCs success??
I record it every week. I think FN finally tapped into how people are using new media for food. Last week they had a What's App segment (yes, the puns run riotous on this show - though I'd think WhatsApp might not appreciate this particular usage) and I like that they introduced apps that I’d never thought I might use.
The hosts: Geoffrey Zakarian is there to lend credence and gravitas. Jeff Mauro is the comedy relief. Both succeed admirably in their roles. Sunny Anderson is informative when she is in a two-shot, but when she’s with the whole group she tends to shout. A lot. Katie Lee lends the home cook’s perspective. It’s actually refreshing.
Sadly, I have to mute my TV every time she’s on. Her voice is so grating I can’t listen to her. I hope Food Network, or maybe Katie herself takes the initiative to get her a voice coach. She just needs to modulate her voice and she’d be really watchable.
I like this take on how people are using TV, food apps and the Internet to enrich their foodie lives.
I've watched for 3 weeks now. 8 am Saturday morning for me, so it's a good time to have some breakfast in front of the tube. The person who really bugs me is Katie Lee. Her voice is beyond grating. An I have never been big on Jeff Mauro. I can't put my finger on why. Sunny and Marcella are the stars here, though I do wish Sunny could quiet down. It might go the way of The Chew and grow into a decent show. Time will tell...
I have seen it a couple of times. The only person I can actually enjoy watching is Jeffrey Z.
I like Sunny but I can't watch her show for the same reason I can't watch her on this show...she talks SO much! I agree with the others that Katie Lee's voice is hard to listen to. I am not a fan of Jeff Mauro (too goofy) and Marcella is just, I don't know, irritating.
I like the content of The Chew but find most hosts annoying on that show.
Why can't people cook food without all the talking and shouting?
I don't enjoy it.
Don't think they much like each other.
I could easily be wrong there, but the tone is off to me.
I think they're trying to do what the Talk did in trying to capture what the View has. I tape the Chew and do enjoy it for the most post. but will admit to FFW'ing it often times simply because I don't like the recipe they're making.
I saw it a few times and have to agree with the previous comments.
Jeff Mauro is fine. Some of his sammiches look really good and he's quite creative.
I even enjoy Sunny in this format, much more so here than in her own show, where she tends to just chatter needlessly.
I also like seeing Geoffrey who seems so much more low key and looser.
The only one I just wish they would help is Katie. She's attractive and competent but nothing unique. And that voice! Holy nasal shrillness! A voice coach or surgery..... something needs to happen to help that poor thing. Fingernails on a blackboard. (Did I just date myself?)
I agree they are trying too hard to be like The Chew. Chew got off to a rough start (they were strangers aside from Batali and Symon) but it clear now they are friends off the set as well and have developed a good chemistry between themselves and with the audience.
I watch The Kitchen on occasion because it's an opportunity to see Geoffrey Zacharian at work.