Celebrity Caterer revealed this one years ago...along with Mr. DL Neely.
She worked with Batali for a long time, idiot r5.
if you don't know, don't shoot your mouth off, princess
R7, that was a big topic of discussion here at the DL in 2008. Nobody bought her claim.
Maybe she "cooked up" a new orientation?
So why did Ted out her like that? That's so odd, usually public figures are careful not to out anyone. I always figured she was gay, she's kind of butch.
[quote] Maybe she "cooked up" a new orientation?
Or maybe her original orientation just wasn't seasoned properly.
I thought a long time ago that she's been out.
I heard her comment on her wife/girlfriend on her cooking show, I think.
Maybe Ted foolishly assumed she wouldn't care. Although, he did speak about it in a devious way
[quote]So why did Ted out her like that? That's so odd, usually public figures are careful not to out anyone.
Because I feel every gay celebrity should come out.
And I really, really hate her.
Ted decided it was time to open Anne Burrell's "mystery basket."
I've sensed a lot of sexual tension in the Anne-Robert Irvine rivalry. Perhaps little Ted is jealous. Plus, he has no show of his own anymore.
Now we know one secret of this restaurant chef. I am expecting that she does three rails of coke before they call action on here frenetic show to be the next.
haha u guys made me laugh.
i wish she'd get a better haircut. the one she has is attrocious.
[quote]Perhaps little Ted is jealous. Plus, he has no show of his own anymore.
Ted is the host of "Chopped."
[quote] Ted decided it was time to open Anne Burrell's "mystery basket."
And your ingredients for this round are ....
puffed rice cereal
Anne Burrell is a lesbian!
Y'all is cracking me up here.
Floppy Bosoms is a lesbian? Knock me over with a feather.
The Voice of the Night
She looks like the female Guy Fieri. A few years ago she was the subject of some controversy when several women who worked beneath her accused her of sexual harrassment. Don't know how that turned out, but I've always figured she was family. Contrary to what someone upthread said, her food looks great, and she can cook her ass off.
Let's see, we have Cat Cora, Anne Burrell and Ted Allen as openly gay FN stars. I've always thought Alton Brown highly pinged, and don't even ask me about Michael Chiarello and Bobby Deen.
R23, Ted is the host, not the STAR of Chopped. Duh.
R27, what about Anita Lo?
Is Chiarello divorced? I know he HAD a wife, and his a couple of kids, but I thought he seperated from his wife. And yes, he has always come off as gay.
R27, I've lived near Chiarello for a long time & I don't think anyone who knows him thinks he's gay (married twice, with kids, & quite a man about town between wives, for whatever that may be worth). As someone on DL once said, if he seems to give off a gay vibe, he's just being Italian (talks fast, effusively, & breathlessly while gesticulating & using lots of sensuous words for food; hugs everyone with gusto; etc).
But I do tend to agree about Bobby Deen.
Never heard of Anita Lo, but is she gay?
Didn't know ChiChi was separated from his wife either. Things that make you go hmmm....
R31, my gaydar is usually on-point, and ChiChi has pinged from the minute I saw him. Bobby Deen's pinging is oftentimes off the charts, so color me surprised when he introduced his GF Katy Mixon on Paula's show a couple of years ago (I think she's a beard).
ChiChi giving fellow chef Beau McMillan a pat on the ass on The Next Iron Chef
Anita Lo was the first one out, r32.
R30 he is gay and very good at the DL
I've had few romantic thoughts about the frying pan set. These TV cooks talk incessantly and use the silliest uncalled for terms as they cook. I know they are trying to create interest in what they are doing, but honestly, short order cooks belong in their own greasy spoon, not on TV using adjectives they rarely know the meaning, but "seem" to fit their chatter.
I don't find a need to identify with any of these "chatter charmers" and wish they'd just do straight cooking shows as Julia Child did and Jacque Pepin does.
Elizabeth Falkner, runner-up in this year's Next Iron Chef, is a very out lesbian.
Chopped judges Alex Ghirardelli and Amanda Freitag seem bi to me.
Chopped tends to feature a lot of chefs from the LGBT community and I agree with R36 about Alex and Freitag.
someone here at the DL knows Michael Chiarrello. he/she said he was a pussy hound and he cheats/cheated on his wives left and right. He is NOT gay.
And he's an asshole. A real jerk
I've heard the asshole thing about ChiChi quite a bit, and he acted a bit spoiled and bratty on The Next Iron Chef.
I've also heard he's a jerk, but not separated from his second wife (Eileen) or gay.
Christ, I could tell she was gay and I've never even watched the show.
I wish she'd just fix her fried hair.
She carefully cultivates that look.
She and Guy Fieri should do a show together. Maybe then everyone would see how awful they both look.
[quote] I wish she'd just fix her fried hair.
It would be much better grilled rather than fried.
Did we REALLY need Ted to tell us this???
REALLY??? COME ON PEOPLE!
I haven't been this shocked since Clay came out! Sheeesh!
Is Prune's Gabrielle Hamilton "ex-gay"?
Yes, she is, R47. Who is Alex Ghirardelli? Is that the right spelling of the name? I did a search for photos, but miscellaneous stuff came up.
[quote]Never heard of Anita Lo, but is she gay?
According to R7's link, she "seeks women." And then she is quoted as saying: "I am attracted to pretty girls". She is not pretty, though.
^^Alex Guarnaschelli. She had a show on TFN called "Alex's Day Off". She and Anne were kind of close on The Next Iron Chef.
That is an old picture of Alex S. She's really a moose now.
FN did Alex Guarnaschelli's bio for that series about their stars' lives. Her mom edited The Joy of Cooking among other cookbooks. She seemed like a raging bitch including to her daughter.
Yes we did, r45. Anne seems to have been actively hiding and that "seeks men" profile didn't help. Plus she was a raging bitch to that very out lesbian on the Next Iron Chef competition. Honestly, I thought it was self-loathing on Anne's part, though I admit it could all be in my head.
Chefs, open your baskets. Your ingredients for this round are ...
Bobby Deen is a mo
and wonton wrappers
Haha! Love it R55.
I think it's hilarious that she was basically outed but tried to save face and say she was 'always out'
I'm glad she's out now. She can lighted the fuck up. She seemed to have all the bitter anger of a closted dyke.
Now maybe if we can get Alton Brown a boyfriend he could lighten the fuck up.
"I am attracted to pretty girls".
Ugh. This is typically self-loathing talk. One assumes that if your attracted to a person- you find them attractive.
[quote]"I am attracted to pretty girls". Ugh. This is typically self-loathing talk. One assumes that if your attracted to a person- you find them attractive.
Nonsense. Some guys are attracted to pretty boys, and male beauty is important to them. I am more interested in the more rugged look; most of the men I've been attracted to have unconventional looks, are not always in top physical shape, but have sharp minds and a wry sense of humor.
So yes, if you're attacted to a person, you find them attractive. That is not at all the same as being attracted to pretty people.
Damn r3. She's too cute.
Robert Irvine strikes me as uber gay.
Alton Brown... if he's gay I feel sorry for him and his wife. He is deeply closeted southern boy with a baptist family. It would explain his high strung behavior and bitterness though.
He flirts rather openly with Giada on the Food Star show but insists it's all "Big brother" behavior. Don't know wha to make of that.
[quote]my gaydar is usually on-point
Everyone always says that. You're an idiot.
[quote]Is Prune's Gabrielle Hamilton "ex-gay"?
I heard her speak here in Toronto a few months ago and she said was married to a man but previous to that she had relationships with women. She is divorced now -- or in the process of..
And I got the sense from what she said thatshe was very back with gals. She didn't seem closeted or anything like that.
Didn't sound 'ex-gay' in the fundie sense to me...more like she had a hetero lapse.
Or she is bisexual?
Her book is a good read, r64. Definitely not a fundie.
I think her love for her (ex)-husband was more around their shared love of food and his mother.
Don't really care about Anne and her preferences.
She does cook very good food.
I made the stuffed turkey breast this past Thanksgiving and everybody loved it.
I made the Ina version as well but more people did like Anne's version.
It doesn't bode well at all for that total dyke currently competing on the Next Food Network Star.
We already have a spiky-blond haired woman on the network, thanks anyway. Really dislike that contestant.
If Burrell is gay and in an LTR with another lesbian chef, I'm somewhat pissed that she didn't appear with her partner (instead of her sister) on the recent Food Network Family cookoff show. Irvine was on their with his sporty Asian (of course) bride.
I'm also curious about chopped judge Amanda Freitag. Faulkner was shamelessly flirting with her on the latest Iron Chef: Redemption episode - in a way lesbians rarely flirt with straight women - and Freitag seemed flattered.
I always thought Freitag was hot in her more femme incarnations as a "Chopped" judge - not so much in her brittle, no-nonsense guise on Iron Chef - but I'm still curious. There seems to be as many lesbian world class chefs as there are lesbian world class athletes - for some reason, it's just a lesbian profession - much like men who are interior decorators are mostly gay.
Ted Allen always has a dour look on his face. Maybe he needs a high hard one up the middle.
Ted is bitchier than Kunty Karl, and just as attractive. He always has that look on his face.
R68, I'm just catching up on NIC and noticed Faulkner flirting with Freitag too. I was just looking over Amanda's twitter account and noticed that she frequently tweets with Chely Wright. I'm starting to wonder if maybe she is a lez. Anyone know anything about her? When asked all she ever says is she's single.
Another horrible Ann/e. There are so many of them.
R68, I loved Falkner shamelessly flirting with Freiteg. I especially loved the double entendre when Falkner was presenting the dish that represented Freiteg and described it as sexy to look at and sexy to EAT, lol. Freiteg looked like she enjoyed the attention and looked incredibly flattered. Apparently Freiteg has a boyfriend though.
Remember (straight) Judy Joo's crazy crush on Falkner last season? That was interesting to watch as well.
On the topic of Anne: I used to like her a lot until I saw her cattiness on Next Iron Chef. She was a total cunt to Beau, Irvine, and especially Falkner. I always assumed Anne was a lesbian but after seeing her men seeking men ad, I figured her cuntiness toward the very comfortably out Falkner was pure self-loathing...or maybe she was rejected by Falkner at some point.
Burrell's show is unwatchable. "look at me, I'm so smart", she talks to the garbage and uses gobs of salt in most of her dishes Yukkk!
Reply #83-- no way, I can't believe the amount of people who think AF is gay. I think people mistake her being just nice to everyone as flirting? She has a weirdly alluring, mysterious vibe to her though that makes you wonder....