Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Why I Hate Rachel Ray

It has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that she has reached the saturation point in the American media. Nor does it have to do with her disgusting peppiness. No, the reason I hate RR has to do with her recipes.

They look great, taste fine, and are incredibly easy to make. But after it's done and the meal is complete you are left to face the devastation that is your kitchen. To get meals done in 30 minutes, the temps are high causing a lot of spatter. A LOT. Then there are the pots, pans, knives, cutting boards etc to be dealt with.

I have made a few of her recipes I really liked. She taught me to cook broccolini. I make a turkey burger based on one of her recipes regularly. But tonight I made the Chicken Piccata Pasta Toss which was tasty...and messy. And I've made her Chicken Provencal which was okay, but I had to stop in the midst of cooking to mop my floor.

Why, oh why can't I have a staff to clean up when I get through cooking?!


Anonymous said...

Haha! I used to try and get her 30 minute meals done in an actualy 30 minutes... like I had some kind of hidden camera waiting in the wings to call me out for not going fast enough. But. I cannot stand having a million dishes to do after dinnner. I wash as I go because putting dishes in the washer after dinner is all I want to have to do.
~The Cat's Pajamas

MileHighBaker said...

RR raises the old saying, "You can have time or money, but not both." I spotted early on that her recipes require both time AND money. Look at the ingredients she uses! I done mind good ingredients, but she uses a lot of 'shortcuts' that cost quite a bit. And the clean up! I am not sure my kitchen even holds as much stuff as she dirties on some episodes! I prefer to take a bit more time to clean as I go. RR's meals are more like 30 + 30 MM. 30 to cook + 30 to clean up after. My clean up is usually less than 10 minutes.