June 2012

Next Food Network star

Not Emily! Maybe… Justin? Michelle? Ippy?

Yes, Emily—is gone, that is. The quirky, not-your-average home economics teacher has been cut from Next Food Network Star, and I have to question whether the show is even worth my time anymore. They’ve let some really big idiots stay on—from babbling Marty to bland Malcom to creepy what’s her name on the grill—while sacrificing this obviously talented, smart, and fun personality after a single rough week. Thanks for being such a killjoy, Food Network!

The only two left who were interesting at all—indeed, the only two I’d want to watch on Food Network to begin with—were the quirky Emily and Justin (though I also like seafood specialist Michelle), both with completely unique points of view that I would find entertaining to watch even if I didn’t want to make what they were cooking! And now Emily has gone home. This whole season has been a bit of a joke with each star choosing a team of his or her own—Giada seems pretty awful at choosing people in particular—and now that the producers have voted off a true contender, it just seems like a complete waste of time. (But wasn’t it always…?)