Posted by Dan September 1st, 2009 at 01:52pm In Food Network
I’ve always felt that Sandra Lee gets a bad rap.
Sure, she’s a really easy target. First off, she’s a hot blonde and everyone loves to hate a hot blonde. Second, her show Semi-Homemade epitomizes the most common criticism of the Food Network — that it bastardizes cooking into food assembly and using inferior ingredients to create marginal meals.
But I don’t really mind saying that I kind of like her. If I had to choose a Food Network chef to cook for me, she’d probably be the last on the list (even Guy Fieri — so long as I don’t actually have to be around him as he cooks), but she does create easy-to-replicate recipe for the mom on the go. And I think that lack of pretension is something worth admiring, especially when you have insufferable Top Chef judges squirming like infants at a slight miscalculation in seasoning.
Also, she is a totally under appreciated gay icon. Between the platinum blonde hair, the rockin’ bod, the manically chipper demeanor and her trademark pre-meal cocktail, I don’t understand why drag queens aren’t dressing like her already.
On that note, I found this clip of Sandra that might give you a seizure. If you love Sandra, you’ll laugh your ass off. If you hate her, you may just be instantly annoyed. But I thought it was funny — and hypnotic.