Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Now that’s cooking with cleavage

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The New York Times recently ran a piece called “Frump-Free Cooking” about today’s kitchen goddesses and their propensity to display, shall we say, their organic attributes on air. The paper seemed surprised by the “sort of tight, sort of low-cut, definitely sexy” clothing favored now by female celebrity chefs. Gee, women on TV showing off their bodies? Unheard of.

The creative director at Barneys New York called the look “updated wench chic” and then proceeded to give one of the more hilarious quotes I’ve ever read in the Gray Lady:

“Everyone has to have a little bit of hootchy. But the trick is not to have it go too far, because if it becomes too overly sexual, issues of hygiene come into play.”

As an admitted connoisseur of these shows, I have of course noticed the tight sweaters and plunging necklines. Great food, pretty ladies and some cleavage? Now that is what I call quality television. Still, even I have my limits. Just the other day I was watching Giada De Laurentiis in one of her signature scoop-me tops and thought, “Damn, if I wore that to the office I’d get fired…or a raise.” Just search “Giada” and “Cleavage” on YouTube and get, well, an eyeful.

The NYT gave credit where credit is due and attributed the trend of apron-free attire to Nigella Lawson and her 100 form-fitting cashmere twin sets. No one does food porn better than Nigella. Watch “Nigella Bites” and try to decided which you feel more: hungry or horny. As she told the NYT, “I’m pretty bosomy.” Really? I hadn’t noticed. Not at all. Just like I hadn’t noticed how she likes to lick food off of spoons, plates, fingers. Ahem.

p.s. If you’re a fan of Giada’s, or better yet if you are not, you must read this. Satan’s Slushies: Coming to a freezer near you.

8 comments:

Reader from Queens, NYC said...

Aha, and Cat Cora is one of us!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_Cora

Mike said...

i <3 food network...

the daily "giada lean" is always a highlight

nycrouge said...

Please, please, for the love of God, cover the image of Rachel "Sold my soul to the Devil" Ray. She is killing all the sexy vibes I'm getting from Nigella Lawson.

Anonymous said...

Cat Cora is definitely something, isn't she?

http://www.forbes.com/2006/02/11/cat-kora-money_cx_lr_money06_0214kora.html

in2thesun said...

Did any of you happen to catch Giada in her Saturday specials "Giada In Paradise"? In the first one she goes to the Greek islands of Santorini and Crete. It/She was freakin' amazing. She wore a two piece bathing suit and she swam in an infinity (negative edge) pool. The photography is outstanding, the food looked beautiful. And Giada was delicious. Too bad her nerdy (but seemingly sweet) husband, Todd, showed up for the final scene. Giada would have no trouble finding a mate for a Sapphic experience in Greece. But I think she is really, really straight.

Nigella is just voluptuous and oozes sexuality even when licking a spoon or eye-f*cking the camera.

ravaj said...

o nigella ...

i almost bought one of her cookbooks once, but there were too many pix of food and not enough of her ...

Caro said...

Even though I can't watch Nigella without thinking at least once of her rather unsexy father, Nigel Lawson (rather rude about dear Maggie), I must admit, I forget to breathe until the show's over and it's not just the food I'm drooling over. There's something about an ample bosom in a twinset that is just too. . too. . too sexy. Let's face it, I'd eat lettuce leaves dipped in bottled water if Nigella served them. Her dress size doesn't matter either. Even when she's a little more voluptuous she sizzles. Naughty but nice!

tec said...

I forgive Giada all her shortcomings because I've always been a sucker for a cute little Italian with a good set of knives... but she (and probably everyone else in the world) can never compare to the Domestic Goddess herself. Nigella is amazing.

Rachel Ray, on the other hand, is like an evil little white trash leprechaun. What kind of cooking show uses CANNED CHILI??? Seriously!