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I like Christina Perillo; her show is "Christina": http://christinacooks.com/tv_series
I've also seen her speak in person, and she's very down-to-earth & inspirational. I found this article she wrote back in 2010 for The Huffington Post, about TV Chefs: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-pirello/how-can-paula-deen-sleep_b_528975.html These are a few exerpts from the article:
"Chefs have become rock stars, cooking to cheering crowds of adoring fans who hang on every swish of their whisks. All this is very cool as it has raised awareness of cooking in our country and made it hip and chic again. But there's a big problem with all this chef worship. It's making us fat.
America sees itself as a food culture as a result of phenomena like The Food Network www.foodnetwork.com. I beg to differ. America is an eating culture. Regardless of the quality, quantity or source of the food, we eat...and eat and eat. Many of our so-called celebrity chefs are leading the parade of obesity. And we follow giddily along swallowing all the fat, sugar and salt they cook. ..
Watching Paula Deen cook could give you a stroke without taking one bite of the deadly food she cooks. In the name of southern hospitality and tradition, she has fried her way into the clogged hearts of America. Why? Her buttery drawl and southern Mama shtick has given us permission to indulge in the foods we know are stealing our health. Oh, she may encourage us to sit down together as a family around the table, but what she encourages eating is at the root of the obesity problem in this country. .."