There was a debate going on about this on DL. I couldn't find the thread...so here's the news clip for those who are interested.
Anne Burrell... Secrets of a Restaurant Chef comes out
|by Anonymous||reply 89||12/31/2012|
She was "straight" on her Facebook page. LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/25/2012|
I love how the Post always runs the worst possible picture they can find of anyone.
And by "love" I mean "notice with a mix of curiosity and amusement."
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/25/2012|
Her partner is Koren Grieveson of avec in Chicago. They've been ID'd as a couple before now.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/25/2012|
According to the article, she only "came out" because she was outed by Ted Allen.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/25/2012|
Where exactly was she a "restaurant chef", Denny's??
The stuff she cooks on TV is disgusting.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/25/2012|
Her food is okay, it's just that she TALKS to the food. That's not okay.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/25/2012|
In a TimeOut New York profile of single chefs in 2008, she was identified as "seeking men."
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/25/2012|
Celebrity Caterer revealed this one years ago...along with Mr. DL Neely.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/25/2012|
She worked with Batali for a long time, idiot r5.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/25/2012|
R7, that was a big topic of discussion here at the DL in 2008. Nobody bought her claim.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/25/2012|
Maybe she "cooked up" a new orientation?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/25/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/25/2012|
[quote] Maybe she "cooked up" a new orientation?
Or maybe her original orientation just wasn't seasoned properly.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/25/2012|
Maybe Ted foolishly assumed she wouldn't care. Although, he did speak about it in a devious way
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/25/2012|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/25/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/25/2012|
Ted decided it was time to open Anne Burrell's "mystery basket."
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/25/2012|
haha u guys made me laugh.
i wish she'd get a better haircut. the one she has is attrocious.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/25/2012|
[quote]Perhaps little Ted is jealous. Plus, he has no show of his own anymore.
Ted is the host of "Chopped."
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/25/2012|
[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!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/25/2012|
Y'all is cracking me up here.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/25/2012|
Floppy Bosoms is a lesbian? Knock me over with a feather.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/25/2012|
R23, Ted is the host, not the STAR of Chopped. Duh.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/25/2012|
R27, what about Anita Lo?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/25/2012|
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).
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/25/2012|
Anita Lo was the first one out, r32.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/25/2012|
R30 he is gay and very good at the DL
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/25/2012|
Chopped tends to feature a lot of chefs from the LGBT community and I agree with R36 about Alex and Freitag.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/25/2012|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/25/2012|
I've heard the asshole thing about ChiChi quite a bit, and he acted a bit spoiled and bratty on The Next Iron Chef.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/25/2012|
I've also heard he's a jerk, but not separated from his second wife (Eileen) or gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/25/2012|
Christ, I could tell she was gay and I've never even watched the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/25/2012|
I wish she'd just fix her fried hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/25/2012|
She carefully cultivates that look.
She and Guy Fieri should do a show together. Maybe then everyone would see how awful they both look.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/26/2012|
[quote] I wish she'd just fix her fried hair.
It would be much better grilled rather than fried.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/26/2012|
Did we REALLY need Ted to tell us this???
REALLY??? COME ON PEOPLE!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/26/2012|
I haven't been this shocked since Clay came out! Sheeesh!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/26/2012|
Is Prune's Gabrielle Hamilton "ex-gay"?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/26/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/26/2012|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/26/2012|
^^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.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/26/2012|
Thanks, R50. She looks like a frau.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/26/2012|
That is an old picture of Alex S. She's really a moose now.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/26/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/26/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/26/2012|
Chefs, open your baskets. Your ingredients for this round are ...
Bobby Deen is a mo
and wonton wrappers
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/26/2012|
Haha! Love it R55.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/26/2012|
I think it's hilarious that she was basically outed but tried to save face and say she was 'always out'
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/02/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/02/2012|
"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.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/02/2012|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/02/2012|
Damn r3. She's too cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||06/06/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||06/06/2012|
[quote]my gaydar is usually on-point
Everyone always says that. You're an idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||06/06/2012|
[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. t
|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/06/2012|
Or she is bisexual?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||06/06/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||06/06/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/06/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||11/19/2012|
How about April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||11/19/2012|
She's kooky and seems cool. I like her. Her food is a bit fatty though.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||11/19/2012|
Oh puhleeze. She has Michfest Hair six ways from Sunday.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||11/19/2012|
I don't find Koran attractive AT ALL.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/19/2012|
short haired version
|by Anonymous||reply 73||11/19/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 74||11/20/2012|
Who cares what her sexual orientation is what is wrong with talking to your food? She makes her show fun to watch by talking to the food. I She is a wonderful chef with an upbeat attitude.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||11/24/2012|
Has Anne beaten up Ted yet?
You know she could do!
If I had to pick between Anne or her gf, I'd go with Anne.... provided she doesn't dress like a man off set.
She's got spunk. I'd let her feed me!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||12/06/2012|
Who didn't know this?I just assumed she was out and choosing to keep her private life private,unlike some other chefs. If she really was closeted,she wasn't fooling anyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||12/06/2012|
[quote]She makes her show fun to watch by talking to the food.
You'd love the lady on my block that talks to all the food she digs out of the trash can. She also talks to the telephone poles, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||12/06/2012|
Here's one of the old threads, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||12/06/2012|
Ted Allen always has a dour look on his face. Maybe he needs a high hard one up the middle.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||12/06/2012|
Ted is bitchier than Kunty Karl, and just as attractive. He always has that look on his face.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||12/06/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||12/17/2012|
Another horrible Ann/e. There are so many of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||12/17/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 84||12/30/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||12/30/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||12/30/2012|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 87||12/30/2012|
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....
|by Anonymous||reply 88||12/31/2012|