The show has not been interesting since the whole format has been changed. Had the three groups which was all wrong. Then just those two judging. What happened to the way it used to be when it first came on????? Loved it. Now boring. And damio or whatever his name is aint no better than the others. Lots of folk is used to italion food anyway, is that why everyone else who is different is not wanted? Same crap on foodntwork. No ethnicity, or different people or shows at all. same stuff. Glad something (different is there).
Giada is not professional at all. She dresses inappropriately as a judge. She tries to make it about her appearance instead of the contestants who, wonders of wonders, all dress appropriately for the show. I'm assuming the reason she chooses to dress provocatively is she is either immature or not very bright. She doesn't understand dressing for success. She sets woman back by dressing too sexy for the show. Keep your fake boob covered when on TV. Save it for an adult atmosphere. Would it be okay for Bobby Flay to dress in a muscle man shirt?? Please replace her with a professional chef.
I no longer care to watch this There was no way that Tregaye should have won over Damiano. And for Damiano to go out first out of the three? Come on! Even Tia Mowry exclaimed about seeing ratings when she saw and heard him. I guess food network doesn't really care what the viewers think! The forces giggling and guffaws at Tregays nonsense was obvious. She wasn't funny. She isn't cute with her fake hair flipping and overly used phrases. I think she's obnoxious and Ill spoken. Apparently what food network doesn't understand, is that she's off putting enough to those of us consumers that can afford to spend money on the advertiser's products. Cookware, high end food, meal services... They are not for the fleek generation. I take it since we couldn't vote this year, that you already had your winner planned out. I fail to see any entertainment value in her upcoming show, and I also fail to see where there's an audience that would really like to hear about Poppin food and her "unique" take on fusion and making it cute. I didn't feel she should have even been able to make a pilot. Giada made sure she said they're just going to be judged on that one thing. Seriously? You really expect us to believe all that. I am glad you guys are all over tregaye because I'm pretty sure that the viewing audience will not be.
I firmly believe that giada and Bobby were sorely mistaken in not choosing Damiano as the winner. He was the only one of those three finalists that I'd be willing to watch. What happened to the viewers being able to vote on who they wanted as the winner? Aren't our opinions the ones that really matter in the end? Damiano was interesting and different and did the best overall on the show in the long run not only in food but in presentation. I really enjoyed watching him grow throughout the show and always looked forward to seeing him present his food. I'm only a teenager and only really watch the food network for food network star but I definitely would have started watching Damiano's show had he had one after winning food network star. I also know for a fact he would've also appealed to my age group and given the food network even more viewers and good ratings. Although I respect trigaye, I'm super disappointed in the judges' choice to not make him the winner and give him the opportunity to make it big and make the food network even bigger.
The only contestant who really deserved to win and whose program I would have watched was Damiano. I will MOST DEFINITELY NOT watch the overbearing, obnoxious, loud mouth Tregaye. She is neither funny nor cute like she thinks she is. Bobby and Giadda what were you thinking??? The tv audience should be able to vote also, after all, they would be the ones wanting to watch the show.
I think you made the wrong chose. Domiano should have been the new foodnetwork star. There are so many home cooking shows and cagin shows. I record most of the food network programs and only have one italien show. Nick Stallino. No pastries though.
My husband and I were so upset tonight at the finale of 2016 Food Network Star. Based upon the final two weeks of competition, we felt that Tregaye should have been eliminated as her food and presentations were she was Bobby's favorite so she stayed.
Of the three pilots, we felt Damiano's was a clear winner. In his pilot, he brought the owner into the discussion which Jenard failed to do. Unlike Jenard, he did not physically block the restaurant's owner from the camera. Damian clearly explained what the kind of pasty he was discussing should be like. We felt his presentation was flawless. It was hard to compare Tregaye's pilot as she dealt with a restaurant not an owner of a restaurant. We are both teachers and are familiar with good presentations and would have voted for Damiano as the clear winner of the pilot. Loved it and would watch his show to learn how to make delicate pastries!
On the other hand, both my husband and I found that though Tregaye was occasionally hilarious, on the whole, the flipping of her hair and her use of trendy saying was off-putting. I think this works for a small niche of the population but not for us. Perhaps, she will take to heart the comments and settle into a funny but humble Network Star. Officious Pride only goes so that I think she is I think she has developed some on camera persona that appears proud...
Perhaps someone will give Damiano a show and we can watch it as we won't be watching Tregaye's .
I have to say that I'm very disappointed with the show's results tonight. I often times find Tregay hard to understand and a little flaky with the silly expressions that she uses WAY to often. Yes she smiles a lot and is bubbly but I think her content is lacking. I think Damiano was much easier to watch. I almost feel like you just wanted a person of color to win. I can't ever see watching her show. It's just too fleeky ! You let better ones get away.
The public is the audience for The Next Food . I think the public should have a vote as to who they would like to watch. Tregaye is too loud, she'd be the first one I'd turn off. The judges are not afraid to show who their favorites are. I think it's time for a new generation of hosts. I don't care who wants it the most, I care about who deserves the chance.
I find it easier to understand Damiano than Tregaye. I have trouble understanding her, she talks too fast. I also find the three word vocabulary off putting, and am pretty sure she doesn't use 'on flique' (fleek?) in the right way---- but either way, if I never hear that expression again, it will be too soon. Why don't the judges call her out for over-using 'poppin', 'boo', and on fleek. I want to chuck something at my tv.
You STILL don't get it! You're what now -- 45? It's such a shame because you're a really talented chef. I have made many of the recipes from your shows and I have a couple of your cookbooks. I'm not saying that you should dress like a frump; just put away the boobs. It takes away from your talent, skill, experience, creativity and intelligence. It's vulgar.
I love watching food TV shows! I feel Giada's comments overall on the foodnetwork Star show is not only too critical of contestants but especially to those she doesn't rate highly. She makes faces and expresses her feeling quite clearly on the show. I am very disappointed that 'Anna' was eliminated. I thought Anna did a great presentation and she has come a long way. Giada commented that she 'didn't feel anything' about Anna's presentation whereas the rest of the judges liked it. So in the end, it was her subjective bias about the contestant rather than the standard of presentation, taste and creativity. I think her style of dress is borderline offensive. She should conduct appropriately as a judge and not hold herself out as the 'STAR Of the Thank you.
Why would you have a slut with her breast hanging out on a TV cooking show which one of my grandchildren watch. Who's in charge of this show??? Get rid of the whore and the asshole who hired her and who gave her her own show (Giada at home). Very unprofessional !!!!!!!
Will ahi ... patty melt? Of course. Too easy. Surprise win was will hummus calzone? Yes? Can I please have the recipe? This is the problem with Food Network these days. It's not about cooking. It's about drama. I don't learn anything about cooking on TV anymore. And I'm sad to see the Lunch Lady go. He was darn funny on the comments part of the show.
I enjoy watching the show, and Giada is one of my favorite Food Network stars. I believe in tasteful dressing for women, as to not portray a negative light on women or draw inappropriate attention. Giada has only worn two dresses that I found a bit too much, and in every other scene she has just been beautiful and well dressed. I feel like the show seems staged lately, though...
I too am upset with Giada's constant slutty attire. You don't see Bobby Flay running around wearing assless chaps at least not yet. What exactly are they trying to cook up on this show. Giving food porn a new meaning.
I was very disappointed in the choice of winner. Jay was the most consistent with his food skills and his presentations and he was the only one of the three who actually made his own dish during the pilot. So, why did Eddie win? He's a former pro football player, but I thought this was a show about cooking. Silly me.
So rigged, it is shameful. Jay was clearly heads above Eddie( and Dom) in his food prep and his presentations all 10 weeks, especially the final episode. Eddie capitalized on his looks & bogus football star backround. He played 1 season for the Seahawks,14 years ago & was a mediocre player. Even Dom resurrected himself to be better than Eddie and his food, also was top notch. Bobby & Giada both said winning should be about the best food and the presenter with star was NOT Eddie. We have watched since Guy won the 1st FNS but are done. Politics has triumphed over truth.
I have to say I agree with the other viewers who are disgusted with Giada and her choice of dress. I agree professionalism includes choice of dress. I am a teacher and how would I look dressing this way on the job? Is it me or does it seem she flirts with the contestants? Also unprofessional....
Please do not let Giadas dress deter you from watching this show/network. It is GOOD STUFF.
What I really got on this comment section for was to talk about the finalists and how each is deserving. But that Eddie
I was excited about the finale and thought Giada would be presentable, but alas I turned it off. I thought I was supposed to be watching what is billed as a "family station" but instead it was almost pornographic. Professionals should be that - especially in the way they dress. Too bad, Food Network, you've lost a fan. Please clean up your act, Giada.
I am so disgusted with her choice of clothes.... It's like she is making it all about her.... This isn't a porn channel..... I have never really cared for her but in all the past years I have looked past her because I love the show BUT for some reason this year almost every outfit worn was practically street corner attire! I think it is time for a new host...
I wish the show was about the Next Food Network Star but it's all about Giada and the judges! Please put an appropriate dress on Giada. We don't need to see her boobs every is inappropriate. I know she has a famous Grand Father but really! Please make it about the contestants! again! The show used to be good... I love all three finalist! I am pulling for Dom! I think he has the most creative food and a genuine upbeat personality! A great Italian New Yorker! His on air presence when it is not staged is great! He is hilarious! He has a huge following! I beg you to make it about the contestants again!
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