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Martha Stewart vs. Rachael Ray Drama, as Told by Page Six


In a case of "dueling domestic divas" according to the NY Post, Martha Stewart and Rachael Ray were both dining at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria last week, and poor Ray was subjected to Stewart's frosty glare.

A source told the NY Post that Stewart was "noticeably glaring in Ray’s direction throughout her meal."

So Ray, who was dining with Josh Ozersky, asked for her entrée in a doggie bag and left.

Reports on Stewart's side suggest that nothing happened, obviously, with Stewart's reps claiming that, "Martha was not aware Rachael was in the restaurant."

Ozersky, however, told Grub Street that "Martha definitely looked pissed... But honestly I think a big part of it was just Rachael wanting to relax and be away from everybody assuming that she was in this big diva battle. She's not really like that. Rachael hates drama. She just wanted to enjoy a nice meal with her friends."

Rumor has it that Stewart is unhappy with Ray moving into her former studio, after Stewart's daytime television show was canceled.


Martha Stewart vs. Rachael Ray Drama, as Told by Page Six - Recipes

By now, you've all heard about my current headaches over being dropped by Google. A number of you have written or commented with you support, and I really appreciate it. It also dawned on me today that, just a few months ago, I would have killed for the type of traffic I've been getting the past few days. And, to look at those numbers and know that these are all visitors who know the site, enjoy it and keep coming back makes me feel even better about things. Once everything is worked out with the search, we'll be right back where we were before. if not better!

Read my post over at Edible TV about Paula Deen's fundraising success.

Guy Fieri is filming down in Austin. The article says it's for "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives." I'm guessing this is a special. Did we know about this?

A New York welcome for Southern gal Paula Deen.

I was walking out of my local Kitchen Kapers recently and something caught my eye.

You might not know what Kitchen Kapers is (I think it might be a local chain), but it's a kitchen equipment store that also has things like cookbooks and gourmet ingredients. What caught my eye was some boxed cake mixes with the "Barefoot Contessa" logo on it. I thought to myself: "Self, I should really write something about this on TV Food Fan!" Needless to say, I completely forgot about it.

Now, Nicky over at Deglazing managed to remind me of the (fairly) new line of products and test one of them, saving me from actually having to bake something. I kid. always plan to do some baking but never quite get around to it. Once we open the new TVFF HQ and there is sufficient counter space for Mrs. TVFF's stand mixer, I hope to get a bit more active on the baking front.

So, how does Nicky feel about Ina Garten's new cake mix? Looks like a bit of a mixed bag. The short answer is that it came out tasting pretty good, but you're going to pay for the quality. Also, it kind of looks like you might as well just download one of Ina's recipes off of the web and use your own ingredients since it's not just the Duncan Hines "dump and stir" method. Of course, if you don't feel like going out and buying a whole bag of confectioners sugar, maybe these are a nice balance between "easy" and "quality." Be sure to check out Nicky's post for the full-rundown.

If you're feeling up to giving Ina Garten's products a try, you can order them from Amazon through the TV Food Fan store.

Also, if you're a fan of Nicky's demonstration videos, be sure to check out her hilarious bloopers reel. I took the liberty of embedding the video below. If you like what you see, you should be a regular at Deglazing.

All of you who follow the world of food television online probably know that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival went down this past weekend in Florida. We made a mention a little while back about the Festival in general and the Food Network Awards in particular. Jacob over at food network addict has been down there for the festivities and he seems like he's having a good time.

There has also been some great coverage of the event by a blog called The Hungry Man, run by the Palm Beach Post. He recounted the Burger Bash on the first day of the event and had a nice summary of the appearance by Anthony Bourdain, which included pretty much all of the stuff that you would expect from Tony. But the big scoop was a little background on the big, televised Food Network event at the Festival, the Food Network Awards. After having to sit through about 7.5 hours of Academy Awards last night, I understand that awards shows can take a long time and that there is always the chance of a couple of foul-ups. But when there is a post with a title like "Food Awards Gone Awry," I think you can guess where this is going.

It’s hard to say what the organizers were thinking when they put this together (and then had the audacity to charge the public $80 a ticket to attend — the event was one of the few SoBe ones not to sell out). Begin with the fact that the show was being taped — in other words, it was live to tape. But someone must have forgotten the live part.

Between all the stops and starts for sound and lighting cues, the technical glitches (Emeril actually had to re-present an award after the show was finished because he mispronounced something) and the general confusion, it took about three hours for the show to be done (and I believe it’s only a 90 minute broadcast — it’s slated to air April 15). If you add in the fact that most of the crowd arrived well in advance for the “red carpet” deal (which, believe it or not, featured food mascots like Tony the Tiger and KFC’s Col. Sanders), that meant people were there for four to five hours.

I know that I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know, but making television can be a long, tedious and, frankly, boring process. "Getting everything right" often requires multiple takes and long hours. Unfortunately, when you put on a show with the expectation that it's a "live to tape" event, it's tough to have them sitting around while they figure out how to properly light Alton Brown's hair. We've all seen enough awards shows to know that none are perfect and that, often, some of the best moments are born out those happy accidents. On the other hand, I don't think we really want to hear Duff Goldman and Robin Miller stepping on each others' lines.

Anyway, we'll be treated to a much tighter version of the proceedings. And, of course, it will be shown on the day that your taxes are due, so any escape from the soul-crushing feeling of having to hand thousands of dollars over to the government will be welcome.


Martha Stewart vs. Rachael Ray Drama, as Told by Page Six - Recipes

By now, you've all heard about my current headaches over being dropped by Google. A number of you have written or commented with you support, and I really appreciate it. It also dawned on me today that, just a few months ago, I would have killed for the type of traffic I've been getting the past few days. And, to look at those numbers and know that these are all visitors who know the site, enjoy it and keep coming back makes me feel even better about things. Once everything is worked out with the search, we'll be right back where we were before. if not better!

Read my post over at Edible TV about Paula Deen's fundraising success.

Guy Fieri is filming down in Austin. The article says it's for "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives." I'm guessing this is a special. Did we know about this?

A New York welcome for Southern gal Paula Deen.

I was walking out of my local Kitchen Kapers recently and something caught my eye.

You might not know what Kitchen Kapers is (I think it might be a local chain), but it's a kitchen equipment store that also has things like cookbooks and gourmet ingredients. What caught my eye was some boxed cake mixes with the "Barefoot Contessa" logo on it. I thought to myself: "Self, I should really write something about this on TV Food Fan!" Needless to say, I completely forgot about it.

Now, Nicky over at Deglazing managed to remind me of the (fairly) new line of products and test one of them, saving me from actually having to bake something. I kid. always plan to do some baking but never quite get around to it. Once we open the new TVFF HQ and there is sufficient counter space for Mrs. TVFF's stand mixer, I hope to get a bit more active on the baking front.

So, how does Nicky feel about Ina Garten's new cake mix? Looks like a bit of a mixed bag. The short answer is that it came out tasting pretty good, but you're going to pay for the quality. Also, it kind of looks like you might as well just download one of Ina's recipes off of the web and use your own ingredients since it's not just the Duncan Hines "dump and stir" method. Of course, if you don't feel like going out and buying a whole bag of confectioners sugar, maybe these are a nice balance between "easy" and "quality." Be sure to check out Nicky's post for the full-rundown.

If you're feeling up to giving Ina Garten's products a try, you can order them from Amazon through the TV Food Fan store.

Also, if you're a fan of Nicky's demonstration videos, be sure to check out her hilarious bloopers reel. I took the liberty of embedding the video below. If you like what you see, you should be a regular at Deglazing.

All of you who follow the world of food television online probably know that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival went down this past weekend in Florida. We made a mention a little while back about the Festival in general and the Food Network Awards in particular. Jacob over at food network addict has been down there for the festivities and he seems like he's having a good time.

There has also been some great coverage of the event by a blog called The Hungry Man, run by the Palm Beach Post. He recounted the Burger Bash on the first day of the event and had a nice summary of the appearance by Anthony Bourdain, which included pretty much all of the stuff that you would expect from Tony. But the big scoop was a little background on the big, televised Food Network event at the Festival, the Food Network Awards. After having to sit through about 7.5 hours of Academy Awards last night, I understand that awards shows can take a long time and that there is always the chance of a couple of foul-ups. But when there is a post with a title like "Food Awards Gone Awry," I think you can guess where this is going.

It’s hard to say what the organizers were thinking when they put this together (and then had the audacity to charge the public $80 a ticket to attend — the event was one of the few SoBe ones not to sell out). Begin with the fact that the show was being taped — in other words, it was live to tape. But someone must have forgotten the live part.

Between all the stops and starts for sound and lighting cues, the technical glitches (Emeril actually had to re-present an award after the show was finished because he mispronounced something) and the general confusion, it took about three hours for the show to be done (and I believe it’s only a 90 minute broadcast — it’s slated to air April 15). If you add in the fact that most of the crowd arrived well in advance for the “red carpet” deal (which, believe it or not, featured food mascots like Tony the Tiger and KFC’s Col. Sanders), that meant people were there for four to five hours.

I know that I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know, but making television can be a long, tedious and, frankly, boring process. "Getting everything right" often requires multiple takes and long hours. Unfortunately, when you put on a show with the expectation that it's a "live to tape" event, it's tough to have them sitting around while they figure out how to properly light Alton Brown's hair. We've all seen enough awards shows to know that none are perfect and that, often, some of the best moments are born out those happy accidents. On the other hand, I don't think we really want to hear Duff Goldman and Robin Miller stepping on each others' lines.

Anyway, we'll be treated to a much tighter version of the proceedings. And, of course, it will be shown on the day that your taxes are due, so any escape from the soul-crushing feeling of having to hand thousands of dollars over to the government will be welcome.


Martha Stewart vs. Rachael Ray Drama, as Told by Page Six - Recipes

By now, you've all heard about my current headaches over being dropped by Google. A number of you have written or commented with you support, and I really appreciate it. It also dawned on me today that, just a few months ago, I would have killed for the type of traffic I've been getting the past few days. And, to look at those numbers and know that these are all visitors who know the site, enjoy it and keep coming back makes me feel even better about things. Once everything is worked out with the search, we'll be right back where we were before. if not better!

Read my post over at Edible TV about Paula Deen's fundraising success.

Guy Fieri is filming down in Austin. The article says it's for "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives." I'm guessing this is a special. Did we know about this?

A New York welcome for Southern gal Paula Deen.

I was walking out of my local Kitchen Kapers recently and something caught my eye.

You might not know what Kitchen Kapers is (I think it might be a local chain), but it's a kitchen equipment store that also has things like cookbooks and gourmet ingredients. What caught my eye was some boxed cake mixes with the "Barefoot Contessa" logo on it. I thought to myself: "Self, I should really write something about this on TV Food Fan!" Needless to say, I completely forgot about it.

Now, Nicky over at Deglazing managed to remind me of the (fairly) new line of products and test one of them, saving me from actually having to bake something. I kid. always plan to do some baking but never quite get around to it. Once we open the new TVFF HQ and there is sufficient counter space for Mrs. TVFF's stand mixer, I hope to get a bit more active on the baking front.

So, how does Nicky feel about Ina Garten's new cake mix? Looks like a bit of a mixed bag. The short answer is that it came out tasting pretty good, but you're going to pay for the quality. Also, it kind of looks like you might as well just download one of Ina's recipes off of the web and use your own ingredients since it's not just the Duncan Hines "dump and stir" method. Of course, if you don't feel like going out and buying a whole bag of confectioners sugar, maybe these are a nice balance between "easy" and "quality." Be sure to check out Nicky's post for the full-rundown.

If you're feeling up to giving Ina Garten's products a try, you can order them from Amazon through the TV Food Fan store.

Also, if you're a fan of Nicky's demonstration videos, be sure to check out her hilarious bloopers reel. I took the liberty of embedding the video below. If you like what you see, you should be a regular at Deglazing.

All of you who follow the world of food television online probably know that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival went down this past weekend in Florida. We made a mention a little while back about the Festival in general and the Food Network Awards in particular. Jacob over at food network addict has been down there for the festivities and he seems like he's having a good time.

There has also been some great coverage of the event by a blog called The Hungry Man, run by the Palm Beach Post. He recounted the Burger Bash on the first day of the event and had a nice summary of the appearance by Anthony Bourdain, which included pretty much all of the stuff that you would expect from Tony. But the big scoop was a little background on the big, televised Food Network event at the Festival, the Food Network Awards. After having to sit through about 7.5 hours of Academy Awards last night, I understand that awards shows can take a long time and that there is always the chance of a couple of foul-ups. But when there is a post with a title like "Food Awards Gone Awry," I think you can guess where this is going.

It’s hard to say what the organizers were thinking when they put this together (and then had the audacity to charge the public $80 a ticket to attend — the event was one of the few SoBe ones not to sell out). Begin with the fact that the show was being taped — in other words, it was live to tape. But someone must have forgotten the live part.

Between all the stops and starts for sound and lighting cues, the technical glitches (Emeril actually had to re-present an award after the show was finished because he mispronounced something) and the general confusion, it took about three hours for the show to be done (and I believe it’s only a 90 minute broadcast — it’s slated to air April 15). If you add in the fact that most of the crowd arrived well in advance for the “red carpet” deal (which, believe it or not, featured food mascots like Tony the Tiger and KFC’s Col. Sanders), that meant people were there for four to five hours.

I know that I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know, but making television can be a long, tedious and, frankly, boring process. "Getting everything right" often requires multiple takes and long hours. Unfortunately, when you put on a show with the expectation that it's a "live to tape" event, it's tough to have them sitting around while they figure out how to properly light Alton Brown's hair. We've all seen enough awards shows to know that none are perfect and that, often, some of the best moments are born out those happy accidents. On the other hand, I don't think we really want to hear Duff Goldman and Robin Miller stepping on each others' lines.

Anyway, we'll be treated to a much tighter version of the proceedings. And, of course, it will be shown on the day that your taxes are due, so any escape from the soul-crushing feeling of having to hand thousands of dollars over to the government will be welcome.


Martha Stewart vs. Rachael Ray Drama, as Told by Page Six - Recipes

By now, you've all heard about my current headaches over being dropped by Google. A number of you have written or commented with you support, and I really appreciate it. It also dawned on me today that, just a few months ago, I would have killed for the type of traffic I've been getting the past few days. And, to look at those numbers and know that these are all visitors who know the site, enjoy it and keep coming back makes me feel even better about things. Once everything is worked out with the search, we'll be right back where we were before. if not better!

Read my post over at Edible TV about Paula Deen's fundraising success.

Guy Fieri is filming down in Austin. The article says it's for "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives." I'm guessing this is a special. Did we know about this?

A New York welcome for Southern gal Paula Deen.

I was walking out of my local Kitchen Kapers recently and something caught my eye.

You might not know what Kitchen Kapers is (I think it might be a local chain), but it's a kitchen equipment store that also has things like cookbooks and gourmet ingredients. What caught my eye was some boxed cake mixes with the "Barefoot Contessa" logo on it. I thought to myself: "Self, I should really write something about this on TV Food Fan!" Needless to say, I completely forgot about it.

Now, Nicky over at Deglazing managed to remind me of the (fairly) new line of products and test one of them, saving me from actually having to bake something. I kid. always plan to do some baking but never quite get around to it. Once we open the new TVFF HQ and there is sufficient counter space for Mrs. TVFF's stand mixer, I hope to get a bit more active on the baking front.

So, how does Nicky feel about Ina Garten's new cake mix? Looks like a bit of a mixed bag. The short answer is that it came out tasting pretty good, but you're going to pay for the quality. Also, it kind of looks like you might as well just download one of Ina's recipes off of the web and use your own ingredients since it's not just the Duncan Hines "dump and stir" method. Of course, if you don't feel like going out and buying a whole bag of confectioners sugar, maybe these are a nice balance between "easy" and "quality." Be sure to check out Nicky's post for the full-rundown.

If you're feeling up to giving Ina Garten's products a try, you can order them from Amazon through the TV Food Fan store.

Also, if you're a fan of Nicky's demonstration videos, be sure to check out her hilarious bloopers reel. I took the liberty of embedding the video below. If you like what you see, you should be a regular at Deglazing.

All of you who follow the world of food television online probably know that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival went down this past weekend in Florida. We made a mention a little while back about the Festival in general and the Food Network Awards in particular. Jacob over at food network addict has been down there for the festivities and he seems like he's having a good time.

There has also been some great coverage of the event by a blog called The Hungry Man, run by the Palm Beach Post. He recounted the Burger Bash on the first day of the event and had a nice summary of the appearance by Anthony Bourdain, which included pretty much all of the stuff that you would expect from Tony. But the big scoop was a little background on the big, televised Food Network event at the Festival, the Food Network Awards. After having to sit through about 7.5 hours of Academy Awards last night, I understand that awards shows can take a long time and that there is always the chance of a couple of foul-ups. But when there is a post with a title like "Food Awards Gone Awry," I think you can guess where this is going.

It’s hard to say what the organizers were thinking when they put this together (and then had the audacity to charge the public $80 a ticket to attend — the event was one of the few SoBe ones not to sell out). Begin with the fact that the show was being taped — in other words, it was live to tape. But someone must have forgotten the live part.

Between all the stops and starts for sound and lighting cues, the technical glitches (Emeril actually had to re-present an award after the show was finished because he mispronounced something) and the general confusion, it took about three hours for the show to be done (and I believe it’s only a 90 minute broadcast — it’s slated to air April 15). If you add in the fact that most of the crowd arrived well in advance for the “red carpet” deal (which, believe it or not, featured food mascots like Tony the Tiger and KFC’s Col. Sanders), that meant people were there for four to five hours.

I know that I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know, but making television can be a long, tedious and, frankly, boring process. "Getting everything right" often requires multiple takes and long hours. Unfortunately, when you put on a show with the expectation that it's a "live to tape" event, it's tough to have them sitting around while they figure out how to properly light Alton Brown's hair. We've all seen enough awards shows to know that none are perfect and that, often, some of the best moments are born out those happy accidents. On the other hand, I don't think we really want to hear Duff Goldman and Robin Miller stepping on each others' lines.

Anyway, we'll be treated to a much tighter version of the proceedings. And, of course, it will be shown on the day that your taxes are due, so any escape from the soul-crushing feeling of having to hand thousands of dollars over to the government will be welcome.


Martha Stewart vs. Rachael Ray Drama, as Told by Page Six - Recipes

By now, you've all heard about my current headaches over being dropped by Google. A number of you have written or commented with you support, and I really appreciate it. It also dawned on me today that, just a few months ago, I would have killed for the type of traffic I've been getting the past few days. And, to look at those numbers and know that these are all visitors who know the site, enjoy it and keep coming back makes me feel even better about things. Once everything is worked out with the search, we'll be right back where we were before. if not better!

Read my post over at Edible TV about Paula Deen's fundraising success.

Guy Fieri is filming down in Austin. The article says it's for "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives." I'm guessing this is a special. Did we know about this?

A New York welcome for Southern gal Paula Deen.

I was walking out of my local Kitchen Kapers recently and something caught my eye.

You might not know what Kitchen Kapers is (I think it might be a local chain), but it's a kitchen equipment store that also has things like cookbooks and gourmet ingredients. What caught my eye was some boxed cake mixes with the "Barefoot Contessa" logo on it. I thought to myself: "Self, I should really write something about this on TV Food Fan!" Needless to say, I completely forgot about it.

Now, Nicky over at Deglazing managed to remind me of the (fairly) new line of products and test one of them, saving me from actually having to bake something. I kid. always plan to do some baking but never quite get around to it. Once we open the new TVFF HQ and there is sufficient counter space for Mrs. TVFF's stand mixer, I hope to get a bit more active on the baking front.

So, how does Nicky feel about Ina Garten's new cake mix? Looks like a bit of a mixed bag. The short answer is that it came out tasting pretty good, but you're going to pay for the quality. Also, it kind of looks like you might as well just download one of Ina's recipes off of the web and use your own ingredients since it's not just the Duncan Hines "dump and stir" method. Of course, if you don't feel like going out and buying a whole bag of confectioners sugar, maybe these are a nice balance between "easy" and "quality." Be sure to check out Nicky's post for the full-rundown.

If you're feeling up to giving Ina Garten's products a try, you can order them from Amazon through the TV Food Fan store.

Also, if you're a fan of Nicky's demonstration videos, be sure to check out her hilarious bloopers reel. I took the liberty of embedding the video below. If you like what you see, you should be a regular at Deglazing.

All of you who follow the world of food television online probably know that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival went down this past weekend in Florida. We made a mention a little while back about the Festival in general and the Food Network Awards in particular. Jacob over at food network addict has been down there for the festivities and he seems like he's having a good time.

There has also been some great coverage of the event by a blog called The Hungry Man, run by the Palm Beach Post. He recounted the Burger Bash on the first day of the event and had a nice summary of the appearance by Anthony Bourdain, which included pretty much all of the stuff that you would expect from Tony. But the big scoop was a little background on the big, televised Food Network event at the Festival, the Food Network Awards. After having to sit through about 7.5 hours of Academy Awards last night, I understand that awards shows can take a long time and that there is always the chance of a couple of foul-ups. But when there is a post with a title like "Food Awards Gone Awry," I think you can guess where this is going.

It’s hard to say what the organizers were thinking when they put this together (and then had the audacity to charge the public $80 a ticket to attend — the event was one of the few SoBe ones not to sell out). Begin with the fact that the show was being taped — in other words, it was live to tape. But someone must have forgotten the live part.

Between all the stops and starts for sound and lighting cues, the technical glitches (Emeril actually had to re-present an award after the show was finished because he mispronounced something) and the general confusion, it took about three hours for the show to be done (and I believe it’s only a 90 minute broadcast — it’s slated to air April 15). If you add in the fact that most of the crowd arrived well in advance for the “red carpet” deal (which, believe it or not, featured food mascots like Tony the Tiger and KFC’s Col. Sanders), that meant people were there for four to five hours.

I know that I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know, but making television can be a long, tedious and, frankly, boring process. "Getting everything right" often requires multiple takes and long hours. Unfortunately, when you put on a show with the expectation that it's a "live to tape" event, it's tough to have them sitting around while they figure out how to properly light Alton Brown's hair. We've all seen enough awards shows to know that none are perfect and that, often, some of the best moments are born out those happy accidents. On the other hand, I don't think we really want to hear Duff Goldman and Robin Miller stepping on each others' lines.

Anyway, we'll be treated to a much tighter version of the proceedings. And, of course, it will be shown on the day that your taxes are due, so any escape from the soul-crushing feeling of having to hand thousands of dollars over to the government will be welcome.


Martha Stewart vs. Rachael Ray Drama, as Told by Page Six - Recipes

By now, you've all heard about my current headaches over being dropped by Google. A number of you have written or commented with you support, and I really appreciate it. It also dawned on me today that, just a few months ago, I would have killed for the type of traffic I've been getting the past few days. And, to look at those numbers and know that these are all visitors who know the site, enjoy it and keep coming back makes me feel even better about things. Once everything is worked out with the search, we'll be right back where we were before. if not better!

Read my post over at Edible TV about Paula Deen's fundraising success.

Guy Fieri is filming down in Austin. The article says it's for "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives." I'm guessing this is a special. Did we know about this?

A New York welcome for Southern gal Paula Deen.

I was walking out of my local Kitchen Kapers recently and something caught my eye.

You might not know what Kitchen Kapers is (I think it might be a local chain), but it's a kitchen equipment store that also has things like cookbooks and gourmet ingredients. What caught my eye was some boxed cake mixes with the "Barefoot Contessa" logo on it. I thought to myself: "Self, I should really write something about this on TV Food Fan!" Needless to say, I completely forgot about it.

Now, Nicky over at Deglazing managed to remind me of the (fairly) new line of products and test one of them, saving me from actually having to bake something. I kid. always plan to do some baking but never quite get around to it. Once we open the new TVFF HQ and there is sufficient counter space for Mrs. TVFF's stand mixer, I hope to get a bit more active on the baking front.

So, how does Nicky feel about Ina Garten's new cake mix? Looks like a bit of a mixed bag. The short answer is that it came out tasting pretty good, but you're going to pay for the quality. Also, it kind of looks like you might as well just download one of Ina's recipes off of the web and use your own ingredients since it's not just the Duncan Hines "dump and stir" method. Of course, if you don't feel like going out and buying a whole bag of confectioners sugar, maybe these are a nice balance between "easy" and "quality." Be sure to check out Nicky's post for the full-rundown.

If you're feeling up to giving Ina Garten's products a try, you can order them from Amazon through the TV Food Fan store.

Also, if you're a fan of Nicky's demonstration videos, be sure to check out her hilarious bloopers reel. I took the liberty of embedding the video below. If you like what you see, you should be a regular at Deglazing.

All of you who follow the world of food television online probably know that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival went down this past weekend in Florida. We made a mention a little while back about the Festival in general and the Food Network Awards in particular. Jacob over at food network addict has been down there for the festivities and he seems like he's having a good time.

There has also been some great coverage of the event by a blog called The Hungry Man, run by the Palm Beach Post. He recounted the Burger Bash on the first day of the event and had a nice summary of the appearance by Anthony Bourdain, which included pretty much all of the stuff that you would expect from Tony. But the big scoop was a little background on the big, televised Food Network event at the Festival, the Food Network Awards. After having to sit through about 7.5 hours of Academy Awards last night, I understand that awards shows can take a long time and that there is always the chance of a couple of foul-ups. But when there is a post with a title like "Food Awards Gone Awry," I think you can guess where this is going.

It’s hard to say what the organizers were thinking when they put this together (and then had the audacity to charge the public $80 a ticket to attend — the event was one of the few SoBe ones not to sell out). Begin with the fact that the show was being taped — in other words, it was live to tape. But someone must have forgotten the live part.

Between all the stops and starts for sound and lighting cues, the technical glitches (Emeril actually had to re-present an award after the show was finished because he mispronounced something) and the general confusion, it took about three hours for the show to be done (and I believe it’s only a 90 minute broadcast — it’s slated to air April 15). If you add in the fact that most of the crowd arrived well in advance for the “red carpet” deal (which, believe it or not, featured food mascots like Tony the Tiger and KFC’s Col. Sanders), that meant people were there for four to five hours.

I know that I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know, but making television can be a long, tedious and, frankly, boring process. "Getting everything right" often requires multiple takes and long hours. Unfortunately, when you put on a show with the expectation that it's a "live to tape" event, it's tough to have them sitting around while they figure out how to properly light Alton Brown's hair. We've all seen enough awards shows to know that none are perfect and that, often, some of the best moments are born out those happy accidents. On the other hand, I don't think we really want to hear Duff Goldman and Robin Miller stepping on each others' lines.

Anyway, we'll be treated to a much tighter version of the proceedings. And, of course, it will be shown on the day that your taxes are due, so any escape from the soul-crushing feeling of having to hand thousands of dollars over to the government will be welcome.


Martha Stewart vs. Rachael Ray Drama, as Told by Page Six - Recipes

By now, you've all heard about my current headaches over being dropped by Google. A number of you have written or commented with you support, and I really appreciate it. It also dawned on me today that, just a few months ago, I would have killed for the type of traffic I've been getting the past few days. And, to look at those numbers and know that these are all visitors who know the site, enjoy it and keep coming back makes me feel even better about things. Once everything is worked out with the search, we'll be right back where we were before. if not better!

Read my post over at Edible TV about Paula Deen's fundraising success.

Guy Fieri is filming down in Austin. The article says it's for "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives." I'm guessing this is a special. Did we know about this?

A New York welcome for Southern gal Paula Deen.

I was walking out of my local Kitchen Kapers recently and something caught my eye.

You might not know what Kitchen Kapers is (I think it might be a local chain), but it's a kitchen equipment store that also has things like cookbooks and gourmet ingredients. What caught my eye was some boxed cake mixes with the "Barefoot Contessa" logo on it. I thought to myself: "Self, I should really write something about this on TV Food Fan!" Needless to say, I completely forgot about it.

Now, Nicky over at Deglazing managed to remind me of the (fairly) new line of products and test one of them, saving me from actually having to bake something. I kid. always plan to do some baking but never quite get around to it. Once we open the new TVFF HQ and there is sufficient counter space for Mrs. TVFF's stand mixer, I hope to get a bit more active on the baking front.

So, how does Nicky feel about Ina Garten's new cake mix? Looks like a bit of a mixed bag. The short answer is that it came out tasting pretty good, but you're going to pay for the quality. Also, it kind of looks like you might as well just download one of Ina's recipes off of the web and use your own ingredients since it's not just the Duncan Hines "dump and stir" method. Of course, if you don't feel like going out and buying a whole bag of confectioners sugar, maybe these are a nice balance between "easy" and "quality." Be sure to check out Nicky's post for the full-rundown.

If you're feeling up to giving Ina Garten's products a try, you can order them from Amazon through the TV Food Fan store.

Also, if you're a fan of Nicky's demonstration videos, be sure to check out her hilarious bloopers reel. I took the liberty of embedding the video below. If you like what you see, you should be a regular at Deglazing.

All of you who follow the world of food television online probably know that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival went down this past weekend in Florida. We made a mention a little while back about the Festival in general and the Food Network Awards in particular. Jacob over at food network addict has been down there for the festivities and he seems like he's having a good time.

There has also been some great coverage of the event by a blog called The Hungry Man, run by the Palm Beach Post. He recounted the Burger Bash on the first day of the event and had a nice summary of the appearance by Anthony Bourdain, which included pretty much all of the stuff that you would expect from Tony. But the big scoop was a little background on the big, televised Food Network event at the Festival, the Food Network Awards. After having to sit through about 7.5 hours of Academy Awards last night, I understand that awards shows can take a long time and that there is always the chance of a couple of foul-ups. But when there is a post with a title like "Food Awards Gone Awry," I think you can guess where this is going.

It’s hard to say what the organizers were thinking when they put this together (and then had the audacity to charge the public $80 a ticket to attend — the event was one of the few SoBe ones not to sell out). Begin with the fact that the show was being taped — in other words, it was live to tape. But someone must have forgotten the live part.

Between all the stops and starts for sound and lighting cues, the technical glitches (Emeril actually had to re-present an award after the show was finished because he mispronounced something) and the general confusion, it took about three hours for the show to be done (and I believe it’s only a 90 minute broadcast — it’s slated to air April 15). If you add in the fact that most of the crowd arrived well in advance for the “red carpet” deal (which, believe it or not, featured food mascots like Tony the Tiger and KFC’s Col. Sanders), that meant people were there for four to five hours.

I know that I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know, but making television can be a long, tedious and, frankly, boring process. "Getting everything right" often requires multiple takes and long hours. Unfortunately, when you put on a show with the expectation that it's a "live to tape" event, it's tough to have them sitting around while they figure out how to properly light Alton Brown's hair. We've all seen enough awards shows to know that none are perfect and that, often, some of the best moments are born out those happy accidents. On the other hand, I don't think we really want to hear Duff Goldman and Robin Miller stepping on each others' lines.

Anyway, we'll be treated to a much tighter version of the proceedings. And, of course, it will be shown on the day that your taxes are due, so any escape from the soul-crushing feeling of having to hand thousands of dollars over to the government will be welcome.


Martha Stewart vs. Rachael Ray Drama, as Told by Page Six - Recipes

By now, you've all heard about my current headaches over being dropped by Google. A number of you have written or commented with you support, and I really appreciate it. It also dawned on me today that, just a few months ago, I would have killed for the type of traffic I've been getting the past few days. And, to look at those numbers and know that these are all visitors who know the site, enjoy it and keep coming back makes me feel even better about things. Once everything is worked out with the search, we'll be right back where we were before. if not better!

Read my post over at Edible TV about Paula Deen's fundraising success.

Guy Fieri is filming down in Austin. The article says it's for "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives." I'm guessing this is a special. Did we know about this?

A New York welcome for Southern gal Paula Deen.

I was walking out of my local Kitchen Kapers recently and something caught my eye.

You might not know what Kitchen Kapers is (I think it might be a local chain), but it's a kitchen equipment store that also has things like cookbooks and gourmet ingredients. What caught my eye was some boxed cake mixes with the "Barefoot Contessa" logo on it. I thought to myself: "Self, I should really write something about this on TV Food Fan!" Needless to say, I completely forgot about it.

Now, Nicky over at Deglazing managed to remind me of the (fairly) new line of products and test one of them, saving me from actually having to bake something. I kid. always plan to do some baking but never quite get around to it. Once we open the new TVFF HQ and there is sufficient counter space for Mrs. TVFF's stand mixer, I hope to get a bit more active on the baking front.

So, how does Nicky feel about Ina Garten's new cake mix? Looks like a bit of a mixed bag. The short answer is that it came out tasting pretty good, but you're going to pay for the quality. Also, it kind of looks like you might as well just download one of Ina's recipes off of the web and use your own ingredients since it's not just the Duncan Hines "dump and stir" method. Of course, if you don't feel like going out and buying a whole bag of confectioners sugar, maybe these are a nice balance between "easy" and "quality." Be sure to check out Nicky's post for the full-rundown.

If you're feeling up to giving Ina Garten's products a try, you can order them from Amazon through the TV Food Fan store.

Also, if you're a fan of Nicky's demonstration videos, be sure to check out her hilarious bloopers reel. I took the liberty of embedding the video below. If you like what you see, you should be a regular at Deglazing.

All of you who follow the world of food television online probably know that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival went down this past weekend in Florida. We made a mention a little while back about the Festival in general and the Food Network Awards in particular. Jacob over at food network addict has been down there for the festivities and he seems like he's having a good time.

There has also been some great coverage of the event by a blog called The Hungry Man, run by the Palm Beach Post. He recounted the Burger Bash on the first day of the event and had a nice summary of the appearance by Anthony Bourdain, which included pretty much all of the stuff that you would expect from Tony. But the big scoop was a little background on the big, televised Food Network event at the Festival, the Food Network Awards. After having to sit through about 7.5 hours of Academy Awards last night, I understand that awards shows can take a long time and that there is always the chance of a couple of foul-ups. But when there is a post with a title like "Food Awards Gone Awry," I think you can guess where this is going.

It’s hard to say what the organizers were thinking when they put this together (and then had the audacity to charge the public $80 a ticket to attend — the event was one of the few SoBe ones not to sell out). Begin with the fact that the show was being taped — in other words, it was live to tape. But someone must have forgotten the live part.

Between all the stops and starts for sound and lighting cues, the technical glitches (Emeril actually had to re-present an award after the show was finished because he mispronounced something) and the general confusion, it took about three hours for the show to be done (and I believe it’s only a 90 minute broadcast — it’s slated to air April 15). If you add in the fact that most of the crowd arrived well in advance for the “red carpet” deal (which, believe it or not, featured food mascots like Tony the Tiger and KFC’s Col. Sanders), that meant people were there for four to five hours.

I know that I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know, but making television can be a long, tedious and, frankly, boring process. "Getting everything right" often requires multiple takes and long hours. Unfortunately, when you put on a show with the expectation that it's a "live to tape" event, it's tough to have them sitting around while they figure out how to properly light Alton Brown's hair. We've all seen enough awards shows to know that none are perfect and that, often, some of the best moments are born out those happy accidents. On the other hand, I don't think we really want to hear Duff Goldman and Robin Miller stepping on each others' lines.

Anyway, we'll be treated to a much tighter version of the proceedings. And, of course, it will be shown on the day that your taxes are due, so any escape from the soul-crushing feeling of having to hand thousands of dollars over to the government will be welcome.


Martha Stewart vs. Rachael Ray Drama, as Told by Page Six - Recipes

By now, you've all heard about my current headaches over being dropped by Google. A number of you have written or commented with you support, and I really appreciate it. It also dawned on me today that, just a few months ago, I would have killed for the type of traffic I've been getting the past few days. And, to look at those numbers and know that these are all visitors who know the site, enjoy it and keep coming back makes me feel even better about things. Once everything is worked out with the search, we'll be right back where we were before. if not better!

Read my post over at Edible TV about Paula Deen's fundraising success.

Guy Fieri is filming down in Austin. The article says it's for "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives." I'm guessing this is a special. Did we know about this?

A New York welcome for Southern gal Paula Deen.

I was walking out of my local Kitchen Kapers recently and something caught my eye.

You might not know what Kitchen Kapers is (I think it might be a local chain), but it's a kitchen equipment store that also has things like cookbooks and gourmet ingredients. What caught my eye was some boxed cake mixes with the "Barefoot Contessa" logo on it. I thought to myself: "Self, I should really write something about this on TV Food Fan!" Needless to say, I completely forgot about it.

Now, Nicky over at Deglazing managed to remind me of the (fairly) new line of products and test one of them, saving me from actually having to bake something. I kid. always plan to do some baking but never quite get around to it. Once we open the new TVFF HQ and there is sufficient counter space for Mrs. TVFF's stand mixer, I hope to get a bit more active on the baking front.

So, how does Nicky feel about Ina Garten's new cake mix? Looks like a bit of a mixed bag. The short answer is that it came out tasting pretty good, but you're going to pay for the quality. Also, it kind of looks like you might as well just download one of Ina's recipes off of the web and use your own ingredients since it's not just the Duncan Hines "dump and stir" method. Of course, if you don't feel like going out and buying a whole bag of confectioners sugar, maybe these are a nice balance between "easy" and "quality." Be sure to check out Nicky's post for the full-rundown.

If you're feeling up to giving Ina Garten's products a try, you can order them from Amazon through the TV Food Fan store.

Also, if you're a fan of Nicky's demonstration videos, be sure to check out her hilarious bloopers reel. I took the liberty of embedding the video below. If you like what you see, you should be a regular at Deglazing.

All of you who follow the world of food television online probably know that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival went down this past weekend in Florida. We made a mention a little while back about the Festival in general and the Food Network Awards in particular. Jacob over at food network addict has been down there for the festivities and he seems like he's having a good time.

There has also been some great coverage of the event by a blog called The Hungry Man, run by the Palm Beach Post. He recounted the Burger Bash on the first day of the event and had a nice summary of the appearance by Anthony Bourdain, which included pretty much all of the stuff that you would expect from Tony. But the big scoop was a little background on the big, televised Food Network event at the Festival, the Food Network Awards. After having to sit through about 7.5 hours of Academy Awards last night, I understand that awards shows can take a long time and that there is always the chance of a couple of foul-ups. But when there is a post with a title like "Food Awards Gone Awry," I think you can guess where this is going.

It’s hard to say what the organizers were thinking when they put this together (and then had the audacity to charge the public $80 a ticket to attend — the event was one of the few SoBe ones not to sell out). Begin with the fact that the show was being taped — in other words, it was live to tape. But someone must have forgotten the live part.

Between all the stops and starts for sound and lighting cues, the technical glitches (Emeril actually had to re-present an award after the show was finished because he mispronounced something) and the general confusion, it took about three hours for the show to be done (and I believe it’s only a 90 minute broadcast — it’s slated to air April 15). If you add in the fact that most of the crowd arrived well in advance for the “red carpet” deal (which, believe it or not, featured food mascots like Tony the Tiger and KFC’s Col. Sanders), that meant people were there for four to five hours.

I know that I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know, but making television can be a long, tedious and, frankly, boring process. "Getting everything right" often requires multiple takes and long hours. Unfortunately, when you put on a show with the expectation that it's a "live to tape" event, it's tough to have them sitting around while they figure out how to properly light Alton Brown's hair. We've all seen enough awards shows to know that none are perfect and that, often, some of the best moments are born out those happy accidents. On the other hand, I don't think we really want to hear Duff Goldman and Robin Miller stepping on each others' lines.

Anyway, we'll be treated to a much tighter version of the proceedings. And, of course, it will be shown on the day that your taxes are due, so any escape from the soul-crushing feeling of having to hand thousands of dollars over to the government will be welcome.


Martha Stewart vs. Rachael Ray Drama, as Told by Page Six - Recipes

By now, you've all heard about my current headaches over being dropped by Google. A number of you have written or commented with you support, and I really appreciate it. It also dawned on me today that, just a few months ago, I would have killed for the type of traffic I've been getting the past few days. And, to look at those numbers and know that these are all visitors who know the site, enjoy it and keep coming back makes me feel even better about things. Once everything is worked out with the search, we'll be right back where we were before. if not better!

Read my post over at Edible TV about Paula Deen's fundraising success.

Guy Fieri is filming down in Austin. The article says it's for "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives." I'm guessing this is a special. Did we know about this?

A New York welcome for Southern gal Paula Deen.

I was walking out of my local Kitchen Kapers recently and something caught my eye.

You might not know what Kitchen Kapers is (I think it might be a local chain), but it's a kitchen equipment store that also has things like cookbooks and gourmet ingredients. What caught my eye was some boxed cake mixes with the "Barefoot Contessa" logo on it. I thought to myself: "Self, I should really write something about this on TV Food Fan!" Needless to say, I completely forgot about it.

Now, Nicky over at Deglazing managed to remind me of the (fairly) new line of products and test one of them, saving me from actually having to bake something. I kid. always plan to do some baking but never quite get around to it. Once we open the new TVFF HQ and there is sufficient counter space for Mrs. TVFF's stand mixer, I hope to get a bit more active on the baking front.

So, how does Nicky feel about Ina Garten's new cake mix? Looks like a bit of a mixed bag. The short answer is that it came out tasting pretty good, but you're going to pay for the quality. Also, it kind of looks like you might as well just download one of Ina's recipes off of the web and use your own ingredients since it's not just the Duncan Hines "dump and stir" method. Of course, if you don't feel like going out and buying a whole bag of confectioners sugar, maybe these are a nice balance between "easy" and "quality." Be sure to check out Nicky's post for the full-rundown.

If you're feeling up to giving Ina Garten's products a try, you can order them from Amazon through the TV Food Fan store.

Also, if you're a fan of Nicky's demonstration videos, be sure to check out her hilarious bloopers reel. I took the liberty of embedding the video below. If you like what you see, you should be a regular at Deglazing.

All of you who follow the world of food television online probably know that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival went down this past weekend in Florida. We made a mention a little while back about the Festival in general and the Food Network Awards in particular. Jacob over at food network addict has been down there for the festivities and he seems like he's having a good time.

There has also been some great coverage of the event by a blog called The Hungry Man, run by the Palm Beach Post. He recounted the Burger Bash on the first day of the event and had a nice summary of the appearance by Anthony Bourdain, which included pretty much all of the stuff that you would expect from Tony. But the big scoop was a little background on the big, televised Food Network event at the Festival, the Food Network Awards. After having to sit through about 7.5 hours of Academy Awards last night, I understand that awards shows can take a long time and that there is always the chance of a couple of foul-ups. But when there is a post with a title like "Food Awards Gone Awry," I think you can guess where this is going.

It’s hard to say what the organizers were thinking when they put this together (and then had the audacity to charge the public $80 a ticket to attend — the event was one of the few SoBe ones not to sell out). Begin with the fact that the show was being taped — in other words, it was live to tape. But someone must have forgotten the live part.

Between all the stops and starts for sound and lighting cues, the technical glitches (Emeril actually had to re-present an award after the show was finished because he mispronounced something) and the general confusion, it took about three hours for the show to be done (and I believe it’s only a 90 minute broadcast — it’s slated to air April 15). If you add in the fact that most of the crowd arrived well in advance for the “red carpet” deal (which, believe it or not, featured food mascots like Tony the Tiger and KFC’s Col. Sanders), that meant people were there for four to five hours.

I know that I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know, but making television can be a long, tedious and, frankly, boring process. "Getting everything right" often requires multiple takes and long hours. Unfortunately, when you put on a show with the expectation that it's a "live to tape" event, it's tough to have them sitting around while they figure out how to properly light Alton Brown's hair. We've all seen enough awards shows to know that none are perfect and that, often, some of the best moments are born out those happy accidents. On the other hand, I don't think we really want to hear Duff Goldman and Robin Miller stepping on each others' lines.

Anyway, we'll be treated to a much tighter version of the proceedings. And, of course, it will be shown on the day that your taxes are due, so any escape from the soul-crushing feeling of having to hand thousands of dollars over to the government will be welcome.


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