Friday, November 30, 2007

Bobby Sells His Wares

The always cute Bobby Flay will be selling a line of kitchenware at Kohl's next spring. It will be produced jointly by The Food Network and Kohl’s Department Stores.

Is there any Food Network Star who isn't shilling merchandise?

I don't actually mind, though. Emeril's pots are good, Mario Batali's pots are sensational and stunning, and I'm sure Bobby's will be fine.

Apparently, he is the first of the Food Network's celebrity chefs to collaborate with the Food Network on these products. I'm not exactly sure what that means, except that I guess he'll have larger marketing opportunities, coupled with a smaller piece of the pie.

I was rooting around for more information and I found a page on the Food Network website I didn’t even know existed. It's a list of products offered by every single host on the network from Al Roker to Wolfgang Puck. (Remember, they don't think we're terribly educated, so they alphabetize by first name.)

Many of the hosts only have cookbooks on that site, but some have interesting products. Paula Deen, for example, has a small appliance that measures the fat globules in your bloodstream after eating one her meals. Okay, not really, but she does have a machine which cooks an egg and an English muffin simultaneously.

Luckily, there are only cookbooks listed for Sandy. RR has hundreds of products on the site, including this aptly named Garbage Bowl, which, funnily enough, is sold out. I guess after misguided folks try her recipes, they need some place to put the atrocious food, before it goes to its final resting place: the garbage...
Am I being too harsh? It IS a good looking bowl.


Emiline said...

I like Bobby. I'd buy his pots.

I think you should do a Sandy review, soon. In fact, I'm going to go read one of your old posts about her. I need some cheering up.

Sue said...

Well, darlin', your wish is my command. i'll look into it this week. My snark muscles need exercising.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Why would anyone buy a garbage bowl when you can use any old bowl from the regular old grocery store to throw your scraps? FN will do anything for a buck!

Carol Ott said...

That's the stupidest thing I've ever seen -- you can buy a bowl from the Goodwill for $2 if you truly need a "special" bowl for your kitchen garbage.

Yes, another Sandy review, por favor -- those are my favorite...simply because I think she's vile, and I'm feeling snarky today. :)

Cynthia said...

I hate when people do stupid things! Buying a "special" garbage bowl!

Sue said...

Right you are about the garbagy bowl and the FN.

Hi C O,
What folks will do, when a "famous" person recommends it, is quite amazing.

Sandy is coming soon to a blog near you, or me, actually.

Hi Cynthia,
I think the funny thing is that they actually call it a garbage bowl. That's so dumb and accurate at the same time.

Kathy said...

No You are not being too hash on RR. Keep going!!
Garbage bowls for sale?! wow

Sue said...

Hi Kathy,

I saw the garbage bowl in action today, just for a second. Really dumb. I guess RR could sell a muzzle to a dog. (I just heard that expression today and thought it was funny.)