Out of the blue the other day, my husband tells me that "he has to admit" that after watching Rachel Ray for a while, he has begun to find her annoying.
Thank you. That's all I wanted to hear.
For the longest time now, my husband has pretended that she's not so annoying and teased me about my feelings for her. But alas, in the end, even HE is not impervious to the fake laugh.
On a similar note, my sister recently checked out a family style cookbook written by Ina Garten. I flipped through the book and the recipes looked pretty darn good. In fact, my sister has made the standing rib roast twice now, and let me tell you - it's damn good.
But the thing that struck me first when I was reading her notes and introduction, was this: she doesn't seem as stuck up when you read what she's saying versus seeing her on television. (My sister said she thought the same exact thing when she was reading it.)
So, when I think about it, I realize it's the impression of being fake or being a snob that makes me dislike those two cooking shows. And it's too bad. Because who doesn't need to know how to make a good meal quickly, or how to entertain in the Hamptons?
No, really, they both seem like fine cooks. But, I guess what I perceive as parts of their character matters enough to me. Enough to make me change channels when I see Rachel beaming out at me with unnatural joy over cooking a thirty-minute meal.