BANTER BLENDER #98: Forty-Five Minutes of “Barefoot Contessa” Chat

Calling all “Barefoot Contessa” fans. This week’s “Banter Blender” is devoted 100% to Ina Garten — from her recipes to her friends and everything in between. Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Andrea Nawalanic hash it all out as they share their favorite meals, their fondest memories, and some of their most honest criticisms about the Food Network superstar.

Along the way, there’s also stern criticism of Food Network’s current direction and also talk of Sandra Lee and The Pioneer Woman.

If you watch Food Network or simply have a passing interest in Ina Garten, this episode is for you. Be sure to use GOOD headphones. How fun is that?

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Sandra Lee Curses, Is Fun

Sandra Lee, Food Network star and First Lady of New York, has many detractors. Most assail her utterly disgusting recipes (Kwanzaa cake anyone?) and others her sing-songy delivery. Well, Sandra Lee haters, we now have more grist for your mill. Outtakes of the flaxen cook attempting to get through a shoot have surfaced. They’re replete with cursing and boob clutching, and quite frankly, the video actually makes me like her. If this were the Sandra Lee we could see on TV — all boozy and foul-mouthed — I’d be all about it, despite her dubious recipes. What do you think?

The video has already been taken down from YouTube and Vimeo; so catch it on Eater while you can…

Eater LA: Here’s Sandra Lee Swearing in ‘Semi-Homemade’ Outtakes

Thanks JASH.

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AND WHATNOT: Joel McHale Runs The Hoda & Kathy Lee Gauntlet; Also, Music By Father Tiger, ‘Undercovers’ Cancelled, and Another Dead Reality Star

Facebook: FATHER TIGER (check out my friend’s band! And if you like them, become a fan!)
BBC: 50 office-speak phrases you love to hate
Popbytes: WHATEVER, KENDRA WILKINSON!
Socialite Life: Boris Kodjoe’s ‘Undercovers’ Cancelled
Vulture: Listen to Songs From the Glee Christmas Album
Reality Blurred: CBS releases details about HD Amazing Race
Gawker: Andrew Cuomo Won’t Take Carl Paladino’s Concession Phone Call
Starcasm: PHOTO Mel Gibson ‘The Beaver’ movie poster
LA Now: Former ‘Bachelorette’ contestant Julien Hug found dead in Riverside County
Fresh & Easy: Fresh & Easy Plans to Open 10 New SoCal Stores in 2011
NBC: Pampered pooches put on the dog at disco
Caroline on Crack: Dominick’s New Fall Cocktails: Respectable Girl Drinks
Dessert Darling: Michael Mishcer Chocolates, a Crunchy Disappointment
Eat Your Feelings: Eat Your Feelings Sandra Lee!

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