Saturday, December 23, 2006

Rachael Ray: culinary statist?

I don’t watch the Food Network. Most of my TV viewing is divided between the news channels, Comedy Central, and various sci-fi diversions. But Max Raskin’s vitriolic attack this weekend on Food Network celeb Rachael Ray intrigued me. Writes Raskin: “As a human being, there are few things I hate more than Rachael Ray. ... [S]he deserves such anger, as only a libertarian can harbor, because she is nothing less than the physical embodiment of the state.”

Since I’ve never seen one of Ms. Ray’s programs and can’t judge her statist tendencies (re: food) for myself, I’ll just say this: I googled Ray’s name just to get a quick look at her “Joker-esque smile,” as Raskin calls it. She’s adorable! So much so that I may have to watch a few episodes of her shows and judge her statism for myself. I’ll file a report on this later. Stay tuned.

5 Comments:

At 5:43 PM, Blogger B.W. Richardson said...

Holy smokes - Rachael's a statist!?! I guess I should listen to watch she's saying instead of turning my brain off and watching her, um, talk. Who knew she was dangerous?

 
At 5:55 AM, Blogger B.W. Richardson said...

Uh oh, I finally got around to reading Max's post and I feel a tugging sensation around my leg. Whew! I can turn my brain back off ...

 
At 6:47 AM, Blogger Vache Folle said...

Rachel is one of my favorite food porn stars. Her $40 a day show is fabulous.

 
At 8:40 AM, Blogger Happy Curmudgeon said...

Vache,
While I too enjoy her $ 40/Day show, I tend to agre with Anthony Bourdain that on those days she's got to be a horrible tipper. :)
On the day she was in Baltimore, she (and the Food Network) got confused over the differnce between crabcakes and coddies, which is an unforgivable sin to any Baltimoron.

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger Sheldon Richman said...

Wally, I didn't get the point of that article at all.

 

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