Chefography – The Latest Food Network Hit

March 19th, 2007 by Jeff in General Cooking

On March 18th, the Food Network premiered their latest series called Chefography. Each episode looks in depth at one of their many celebrity chefs.

On the debut of Chefography, the Food Network showed three episodes. The first was Emeril Lagasse, then Rachael Ray, followed by Bobby Flay. Each was an hour long biography of the celebrities, from their humble beginnings to their current stardom.

I Tivo’d the episodes and found them intruiging. Emeril and Rachaels bio’s were right out of a story book. They were very inspirational and showed how one can go from working in a deli to making millions with their own shows, restaurants, and product lines.

I could personally relate with much of what Rachael had to say in her interviews. She doesn’t feel like she is on the same planet as the other chefs on the show and will not call herself a chef. She is a cook, and is great at what she does and enjoys having fun with it.

I found Emerils story very interesting. You really get a sense of the scope of his popularity when you watch his chefography. I never realized how diverse his empire is. He seems to be just about everywhere and yet you really get the impression he hasn’t changed all that much.

Bobby Flay’s chefography came off a bit strange to me. At times I felt it a bit disjointed but in the end they got the point across. He is a driven individual who feeds on competition and challenge. Perhaps it is just my lack of interest in culinary competition that doomed me. I love watching throwdown with Bobby Flay but that is more about watching him have fun with other cooks.

Personally, I am looking forward to Paula Deens chefography. It is going to air on March 20th, at 8 p.m.. I have always taken her story to heart and she reminds me of so many people in my life all rolled into one.

If you ever wondered where these great chefs and cooks came from and how they got to where they are now, you should get to work Tivo’ing. Chefographies will be playing every night this week.

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