Screen Junkies » food network http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:07:56 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Paula Deen Betting People Willing To Pay To Subscribe To Her Online Channel http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/paula-deen-betting-people-willing-to-pay-to-subscribe-to-her-online-channel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/paula-deen-betting-people-willing-to-pay-to-subscribe-to-her-online-channel/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:23:46 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262213 That's...not a bet I would make.

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Pretending that either everyone has a really short memory, or that the unpleasantness last year never really happened, Paula Deen has announced she’s launching The Paula Deen Network, a subscription based online video channel that will feature her, her recipes, and the like.

Pretty ballsy Paula. Even at the height of her popularity, I would have thought this to be a tough sell, and now that she’s alienated herself from millions of Americans, I can’t see the prospects being any better, unless a certain demographic feels an even stronger bond with her, and is now will to support her statements with a subscription to her network.

Highly unlikely, but who knows. There has to be some reason she feels this will work, and it’s probably not the world’s love of gravy.

Ok. Maybe the love of gravy is enough to get this to work.

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7 Paula Deen Recipes That Would Give Superman Diabetes http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/7-paula-deen-recipes-that-would-give-superman-diabetes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/7-paula-deen-recipes-that-would-give-superman-diabetes/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2012 20:27:20 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242831 This collection of recipes is how they turned Eddie Murphy into The Klumps.

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It was discovered a few days ago that Food Network star Paula Deen is living with Type II Diabetes. How she of all people would wind up suffering from a disease caused by obesity and a lack of physical activity is anyone’s guess. Here are seven of my guesses. [Caution: This article may ruin not just your lunch, but all future meals in your lifetime.]

Ultimate Fantasy Deep Fried Cheesecake

Pretty sure the name conveys 99% of my point here, but I’ll keep writing anyway. She prepares these things in traditional Eastern fashion, using 30 Oriental spring roll wrappers. I’m guessing that she calls for more spring roll wrappers than are actually needed, because what chef could sit in front of 30 delicious cold spring roll wrappers while cooking and not get the itch to pop a few dozen in their mouth?

This recipe essentially takes one boring, blah, heart-healthy cheesecake and turns it into 30 individually wrapped flavor packages. And for you health nuts out there, there are mint sprig garnishes, so it’s practically a superfood!

Fisher Nutter Bacon Cheese Ball

She should just call this snack “the widowmaker.” It’s essentially one of those cheese balls rolled in nuts that were popular like 30 years ago, but in typical Paula Deen fashion, this motherf*cker is rolled in 10 slices of crumbled bacon. For some reason, this recipe also calls for one tablespoon of poppy seeds to be mixed in to the ball as well, which is a bit like shooting a BB gun at a freight train.

“What is that delightful nuance I’m tasting here?”

“Is it the one package of cream cheese? The two cups of cheddar? The ten slices of bacon? The myriad pecans? Or is it the faint whisper of the poppy?”

“Poppy seeds! Of course!”

(Both parties continue to eat and breathe heavily until they drift off, eventually dying painlessly in their sleep. They were both 19 years old.)

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Paula Deen Has Type II Diabetes. Can You Pass The Butter? http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/paula-deen-has-type-ii-diabetes-can-you-pass-the-butter/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/paula-deen-has-type-ii-diabetes-can-you-pass-the-butter/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:00:26 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242427 It turns out that loading every meal with cream and salt might have negative health effects.

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In sad news (sad in that it was sadly predictable), homecooking Food Network star Paula Deen is rumored to be living with Type II diabetes, which is the kind of diabetes you get as an adult when you eat a pecan pie with every meal.

It’s speculated that she’s kept her health news a secret because a) it’s really none of our business, and b) her credibility as a cook will be probably be compromised when people realize that salad she’s making (the one with the oreos, marshmallows, and mayonnaise) might taste good, but it could cost you your leg down the line.

Outspoken talking head/former chef Anthony Bourdain has recently blasted Paula Deen for piling on to the national epidemic of obesity, and this revelation will no doubt add fodder to the one-sided “dialogue” he was sparking.

Paula, be well, and remember not to take your insulin in ranch dressing form. And please remind America that pie crust isn’t a superfood like spirulina or blueberries.

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The Sh*t-Talking Chronicles Of Anthony Bourdain http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-sht-talking-chronicles-of-anthony-bourdain/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-sht-talking-chronicles-of-anthony-bourdain/#comments Fri, 19 Aug 2011 21:43:46 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=225194 He must have been a huge hit at the Christmas Party.

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To call Anthony Bourdain a “celebrity chef” is a bit off the mark. Sure, he paid his dues and ended up at a pretty high-profile gig running the kitchen at Les Halles in New York City, but it wasn’t until his 2000 expose Kitchen Confidential, that he started to enter the public consciousness.

And he hasn’t stepped away since, riding his reputation as a maverick outsider in the world of food and restaurants to several more books, both fiction and non-fiction, a couple of TV series, A Cook’s Tour, and No Reservations, which airs on the Travel Channel, as well as lucrative speaking and guest-hosting gigs on shows like Bravo’s Top Chef.

Having made his name as an outsider looking in on the foodie culture that has sprung up in America, he’s never been one to shy away from biting the hand that feeds him, as he’s often done by berating Food Network fixtures such as Emeril, Guy Fieri, Rachel Ray, and, most recently Paula Deen.

Bourdain took his criticisms of the home-spun matron to TV Guide of all places, where he opined:

She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations and she’s proud of the fact that her food is … bad for you. … Plus, her food sucks.” Deen was caught off guard by the comments, claiming that she has never met Bourdain, and serves a different demographic than he does.

This coming from a man who regularly espouses the virtue of the French staples of cheese, butter, wine, occasionally tossing delicacies such as fatty bone marrow and foie gras into the mix.

As of press time, Deen had fired back to Page Six:

Anthony Bourdain needs to get a life. You don’t have to like my food, or Rachael’s, Sandra’s and Guy’s. But it’s another thing to attack our character.

She’s got a point.

It’s just in his nature to snipe his former channel-mates today as he’s done many times before, so let’s see where Bourdain’s barbs have taken him in the past and establish a trend.

Emeril Lagasse

Emeril was the first celebrity chef to feel the wrath of Bourdain, drawing his ire before Bourdain had even made a name for himself. In Kitchen Confidential, Bouradin refers to Emeril as an “Ewok,” which is true from a physical standpoint, but sort of mean nonetheless. He also referred to him as a “hack,” which is pretty much definitively untrue, in that Emeril was able to pave the way for a man like Bourdain, creating a food-conscious audience to which Bourdain could speak, for better or worse.

Bourdain has since stepped away from his vitriolic comments, claiming that Emeril was always in on the joke and that he has never wished anything but the best for the diminutive cook. Speaking to TV Guide, Bourdain offered this conciliatory statement.

Since the very beginning, Emeril’s had a sense of humor about me calling him names and poking fun at him. Unlike Rachael and unlike a lot of these guys, Emeril’s a professional who came up in the business the hard way. You don’t make it in the restaurant business to the degree he’s made it by having a thin skin. He’s been very gracious and funny to me since the beginning.

I think he deserves a lot better. The last thing I guess you should expect from a television network is to be grateful. But it seems to me that if anyone has earned that, it’s him. I love Mario [Batali's] shows on the Food Network, too, but he’s gone as well. I don’t know who’s left standing.

Careful you don’t fall over backpedaling like that, Tony.

Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri… did you ever see the Simpsons episode where it’s decided that Itchy and Scratchy need a sidekick? So a committee gets together and they invent one called Poochie…. Guy Fieri kind of looks like he’s been designed by committee.

Bourdain spilled this to TV Guide (apparently his favorite venting avenue). OK. That one’s hard not to like. I’ve also heard Guy Fieri referred to as a “human chili-cheese fry.” His criticism is more funny than it is scathing, but something tells me Bourdain would knock those Oakleys off the back of his head and sand off those flame tattoos if he was given the chance.

In fact, he said so in a different TV Guide interview when he offered simply:

I look at Guy Fieri and I just think, ‘Jesus, I’m glad that’s not me.

Still…Guy Fieri is totally Poochie.

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