Would you watch this cooking show?
Well, it's finally working, a 3 minute sneak peek video clip at the proposed cooking show starring Dr. James Carlson and Dana Carpender HCG*. Your Doctor's in the Kitchen (not to be confused with The Doctors in the Kitchen).
After an opening with degree placards on the wall, we're told he's a biker. Really? I'd have never guessed from the get-up.
Maybe it's an age and gender thing -- please men in the audience, tell me y'all wouldn't be caught dead in this outfit in your man cave! (I love bikes and bikers, but if you can't pull it off, don't even try) -- but gimme a break, this guy is worse than politicians in their "mom jeans". Helmet on the counter, the T, the Harley vest and the skullcap. But what's that above his belt? Maybe Eades can lend him a girdle ;-) Really, it's uncomfortable just looking at that man. His outfit screams "dork going through a midlife crisis". Uggh!
*HCG: What? Home Cooking Goddess of course! (You didn't think I was going there, did you?) I must say she looks good here, but lacks camera skills (understandable).
I just can't think of anyone this would appeal to. Anthony Bourdain could clean up the floor with him after his sixth shot of absinthe and without putting his cigarette out. Probably show him how men do leather right, too.
Is this the smaller version of DC? Wow. She looks awful by every measure! It was worse before?
When cooking shows began to be the rage on TV, my wife or I cooked using recipes of French peasant style, or Italian or Greek. Why watch rather than do? We had better things to do with our viewing time.
I find it a bizarre notion to watch a TV chef. I might however, go to his/her restaurant, experience the result and maybe ask about preparation of a dish that I had prepared myself.
"But that was in another country, and besides, the wench is dead".
I don't think Carlson's outfit works, particularly the bandanna. Maybe it's the bright and contrasting color scheme, maybe it's that "someone's trying to recapture his 30s" vibe. Dunno. The show could work with two people who are a bit younger and fitter (and more telegenic) and who follow an LC eating plan.
This could all be derailed if it turns out that people don't really care about healthy eating when they tune in to cooking shows. Most TV chefs are quite large, and that doesn't seem to hurt the ratings. And those TV shows where a host travels the country, stuffing himself with fatty/carby/sugary comfort foods, seem to be pretty popular. TV has typically been an escape for us. Do we really want our cooking shows to drag us back into reality?
D@mn it LeonRover if you persist in all these lit references I'm going to be wistful and useless for anything but wine and cheese the rest of the day.
The outfit of Dr. James Carlson turns me off - colors remind Razwell's blog. The west looks like a pouch hiding piece or a kitchen dirt catcher.
It was that "trick" of using implication rather than assertion while debunking diet "myths" that really stuck out to me.
"You don't have to exercise to lose weight" This is true. You can absolutely be lean without exercise. That's not what he's implying though is it? He's implying that people can look the way they WANT to look by eating their "healthy fats" and eschewing carbs. This is not true. Lack of muscle tone/mass is lack of muscle tone/mass. On a fat person it looks...a lot like DC. On a thin person it looks emaciated. Most people look "too thin" because they lack muscle.
"Eating fat doesn't make you fat" Again true.... but again he implies the reverse is true and this is also the premise of the cooking show. What you "should" be eating to embrace natural good health and vigor...presumably just like our hosts?
Good grief, the Drs Eades don't look fantastic but they do at least look reasonably robust. DC has a "semi-invalid" appearance to her upper body that would be premature on a woman more than a decade her senior.
The petition is well enough but someone better have something GOOD on KGH to get him to agree with these shenanigans. He's mentioned a time or two how little time/effort he likes to devote to food prep. I'm betting it's good to be a retired king :)
What's up with DC's voice - maybe its my volume but she sounds kind of masculine and weird.
While I can see how spending too much time in the kitchen, prepping foods and making tasty concoctions can be counterproductive for some, for me it most certainly is not. The foods I make are nutritious (I don't do desserts except on rare holiday) as well as tasty, and I don't overeat them. I consider being able to make even some more decadent foods and not having any desire to finish them a triumph in my life over the eating disorders of yesteryear when I couldn't even have had some of the ingredients in my house.
Wonder if this is what Jimmy means by "tweaking". He's put out the full court LLVLC press to get folks to "like" the show on FB and help get it picked up by some network or something. I'd say if they really want to see an LC cooking show come to fruition, they scrap this effort and start fresh.
I also consider time spent in a kitchen as an important a non-sedentary activity, I don't know about everyone, but it definitely helps me to sit less and move more. On purpose I keep using a manual meat grinder and wash dishes mostly by hand. It is a logical continuation of trying to walk more.I don't go that far as washing clothes without a washing machine - it would be too much and zero fan.. Sometime I even feel warned-out, like when I recently made 3 gallons of sauerkraut , then cleaned the kitchen. We have an unusually warm winter here in Florida, nectarine tree and pomegranate started to bloom already, and I thought I may miss the cool weather suitable for fermenting.
I'm thinking if TV is going to have an LC or Paleo cooking show it's going to be someone like a Sara Fragoso (sp?) or NomNom Paleo. Can Sugar Free Sheila cook?
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