OK, it is now 2am and I just finished reading the long posts against Semi-ho made cooking and I just HAD TO respond--mind you, I am responding to 6 pages of posts, so this will be long. But before I do, I just needed to describe an inspiration (mostly to contrast semi-ho's lunacy). One of the biggest inspirations for my love of cooking (2nd only to my mom) was Martin Yan. He made unusual ingredients, spices, and techniques seem common and even I as a young kid felt confident in trying his resipes. In fact, my first personal cookbook that I bought (as a kid) was Martin Yan's--and one of the first kitchen items that I bought was a wok (I am mexican, so this was a new item in our household.) I have nothing but respect and gratitude for someone like Martin Yan. As for Sandra Lee--OOOOOOO MMMMMM FFFFFF'n GGGGGGG. I am so glad to know I am not the only one driven crazy by this woman's show. A few classic moments from the show: 1) "Now we are going to make peanut brittle. First unwrap a whole bunch of caramels, melt them, and then poor it over peanut. Now this is going to be a little chewey but..." IT'S CHEWEY BECAUSE IT'S CARAMEL!!!! 2) "I make donuts that taste WAY better than Krispy Kreme. First open up some sugar cookie dough, slice it, cuts holes in the center of the slices....and now we have donuts! And they are healthier for you because they are baked, not fried." 3) [I do remember hearing her describe family style dining as the family eating in the kitchen.] As for the Little Big Head, I enjoy hearing her strong american accent giving way to italian when identifying ingredients. "Mootza-RAAAAAAAYLa" and "Shpee-GIIIIIIIIITTTTTI". And I have turned her show into a drinking game. Everytime she describes an ingredient's flavor as "nutty", I take a shot of rum. Lastly, I must admit that I am part of the reason why Food Network keeps Semi-ho's show on the air. I add to the show's ratings because I watch regularly--and then I call my friend who is also watching it and we LAUGH and we LAUGH. RR I watch with the volume down because that way she is still pretty cute to watch cooking. And Little Big Head...ok, sorry, but she is just hot.