Friday, May 22, 2009

Top Cooks

As I've been surfing my favorite foodie blogs, I keep seeing the same names again and again: Tyler Florence, Ina - the Barefoot Contessa and a few others. I feel a little bit behind in the who's who in cooking. I haven't had cable for about 6 years now so I don't get to see the Food Network and TLC like I used to.
The first chef that I ever watched with rapid adoration was Emeril *bam!*. I loved his show and learned a lot about flavoring from him (no such thing as too much garlic - I agree) - of course a lot of his tips were not great for the arteries :o)
I know my favorite cookbook authors Janet and Greta Podleski have their own show now, which I would love to see - but they amuse me just with their cookbooks.
So in my online travels who would you reccommend I check out? Why them? Is it style? Is it their food? What appeals to you about them?


Netts Nook said...

I like Sandra Lee semihome made quick and easy fixes, or Paula Dean she is quite the southern belle. Lots to pick from.Good luck looking.

Lissaloo said...

I Love Giada's recipes for desserts, they are usually pretty simple, but also very beautiful :)
I'm in the same boat, no cable, & I really miss the FN :(

girlichef said...

Aside from the ones already mentioned, I love Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Rick Bayless, Lydia Bastianich, America's Test Kitchen/Cook's Country, hmmmm, I'm pretty easy, though. I pretty much like watching anybody cook or talk about food!

Katy ~ said...

We don't have cable either, but when we did, I was a big Paula Dean fan, Emeril, Giada.

Trish said...

I don't have cable and am glad of it. I would much rather snuggle into a comfy couch or bed with a stack of cookbooks with BIG pictures! All I need is a picture and I can almost imagine the recipe and ingredients. Who would I recommend? I don't know....maybe a good magazine or cookbook like the Australian Women's Weekly which you can find old copies of in used bookstores...great great photos and recipes!