I guess it's good that I missed Ingrid Hoffman on The View the first time it was on. It originally aired just before her show premiered on the Food Network. If I had seen it, I would have gone in thinking she was an idiot. This way, I had to watch her first to decide that.
Thank goodness, Joy Behar was interviewing her. She said, "What's with your name? Are you Spanish?" Ingrid said, "Yes." Joy said, "Really?" She said, "Yeah" then paused and said, "Colombian." INGRID, THAT'S NOT THE SAME THING!
She was doing that dumb unauthentic ceviche with the raisins that she did on her third Simply Delicioso show. She says to Joy, "I have a Chica Tip for the onions." THANK YOU, JOY BEHAR, FOR NOT BITING...not even a little nibble. The Chica Tip was to put the onion in the freezer for 30 minutes before chopping and you won't cry. Gee, Ingrid, why do you think that people in the know store their onions in the fridge? (It doesn't always work, but it does help.)
Then Ingrid made some dumb drink in the blender and couldn't even answer why it was frothy. Maybe because the blender was whipping air into the drink...
Anyway, it wasn't a good appearance. It wasn't that she wasn't polished or that she was uncomfortable on television. There was just too much that was flimsy and frippery about her, which basically describes her show.