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Source: Grub Street New York

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In the new Vanity Fair, James Wolcott comments on recent crises faced by a cadre of bold-name TV chefs: Nigella Lawson was choked in public, and Paula Deen watched her multi-million-dollar empire disintegrate after a leaked deposition transcript implied she'd used racial slurs. Meanwhile, Guy Fieri unsuccessfully tried to hang ten in the aftermath of Pete Wells's New York Times takedown. In the piece, Wolcott confesses that he doesn't watch food TV much. He knows how to condemn it, though.

We won't rehash the issues facing Deen and Lawson, since they've been well covered. And the ...

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You know what- I don't give a rat's ass about most of these 'scandals'- I just would like to eat at most of these celeb chef's restaurants, & Nigella seems like she'd be fun to hang with (just going by her tv shows). Everybody's got problems, I don't know why these are newsworthy (& I admit it, I read the Daily Mail).

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You know what- I don't give a rat's ass about most of these 'scandals'- I just would like to eat at most of these celeb chef's restaurants, & Nigella seems like she'd be fun to hang with (just going by her tv shows). Everybody's got problems, I don't know why these are newsworthy (& I admit it, I read the Daily Mail).

One of my big restaurant regrets is canceling a lunch reservation at Gordon Ramsey back in 2003 - I was flying back that night, just had dinner at St. John the night before, and couldn't physically do it. This was before he was famous (I didn't even know who he was), and I could have had *his* kitchen's cooking. Well, at least I caught St. John before it went hyper-famous.

The few comments that are on Vanity Fair echo your sentiment.

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