An Intelligent Critique of Rachel Ray And The Food Network

Stephen Bainbridge is a well-regarded law professor and a blogger, who also takes food and wine pretty seriously. I am not enamored of his taste in wine, and he sometimes uses short cuts in his cooking that I wouldn’t, but he is undeniably a worthwhile read. Here are his thoughtful comments about Rachel Ray and The Food Network. I ranted a bit on a similar topic, but Bainbridge does a fine job here.

2 Replies to “An Intelligent Critique of Rachel Ray And The Food Network”

  1. his arguments are about as strong and compelling as those of any idiot on egullet or chowhound, of which there are many. in fact, he’s just repeating what has been said a million times, and in a less entertaining way.

    4a. he wants to *learn*. he expects to learn from TV? you’d think he’d be smarter than that. then again, being smart is not a prerequisite for being a lawyer or professor.

    come to think of it the professor didn’t teach me anything.

    and Dunkin Donuts’ coffee still sucks.

  2. I agree with most of what he said, except for the complaint about her being chipper, or perky, or whatever word he used. But let’s get real, it’s a damned cooking show on a commercial network. I got a chuckle out of the criticism, but I just don’t watch her anymore, so I can’t get too worked up about her. But that EVOO shit really sets my teeth on edge.

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