Sunday, May 18, 2008

Michael, I Miss You

Since Michael Chiarello has been moved to no cook's land on the Food Network - 7 am on weekend mornings and 11:30 am during the week - I've been keeping in touch with the flawless chef by means of his NapaStyle newsletter, which comes to my inbox with great frequency.

You may remember that I am the fortunate owner of a spectacular knife holder from NapaStyle that I use with great jubilation. (The sad thing is I'm not kidding. I really do exult everytime a knife or long skewer is required.)


Anyway, I noticed a blurb on pizzas in this newest newsletter. MC was trying to sell his outdoor pizza oven, which I'm not in the market for, but this recipe looks great.

Michael also has what looks to be many hundreds of recipes on this online catalog site, which are beautifully organized by courses, ingredients and other specifications as well. It's actually very easy to use and rather impressive. I know he's trying to sell us stuff, but he's doing a good job at getting alot of information across.

There is a fairly rudimentary blog too, where Michael talks about what's going on, business-wise mainly (DARN!), but he DOES mention that he's working on a new television show. I'm thinking it won't be on the Food Network, but who knows?

Is it a shame that a chef we've come to know from the Food Network is shilling his wares in a catalog and website? For me, no, I'll take him any way I can get him...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh make it stop. The music I mean.

Emiline said...

I agree!

Sue said...

Done!

Veronica said...

I miss him, too! I loved his show-I'm pretty sure I've seen them all now. I get the newsletter, too. But..sniff..it's just not the same.

AndiePandie said...

I should start taping his shows. I adore them so much. I don't know why FN moved him because his shows are great and he has a nice TV presence. *sigh*

kellypea said...

I bought one of his cookbooks featuring his flavored oils years ago and absolutely love his recipes. They're excellent. I've not watched him on FN, but do know how you feel about his leaving. I love being able to get his recipes on his site.

Sue said...

Veronica,
I'm with you.

Hi Andiepandie,
You're right. I should tape him too. I always learn so much from him.

Hey Kellypea,
It's funny, I don't have one of Michael's cookbooks, because I print out so many of his recipes, but I'm glad to hear that they're good.