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#1 lovelynugget

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 11:54 PM

Wilf's recent mention of the hot chef at new restaurant Degustation (and of course, our own NeroW) got me thinking we need to salute the hotness that doesn't come just from the stove.

Name the good lookin' slaving away in our nation's kitchens. (Believe me, I'm more likely to go there. :( )

I'll start: there be an ultra handsome chef at Momofuku -- tall dark handsome and tats up his forearms. As those of you know, the eating situation there is such that the diner sitting at the bar is less than an arm's reach to the chefs. On my last visit, I found myself slurping not only noodles but also my own drool.

Hotness factor: 4.5 of 5 chili peppers. :(

#2 rancho_gordo

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 12:10 AM

Aaron Sanchez gets my vote:

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Goofy picture but Ripert is pretty dreamy:

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and as they say, a little salt, a little pepper-
Cat Cora is very beguiling:

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 12:31 AM

Poor old Rocco would be top of the list, I think, if he wasn't a spectacular fuckup.

On the distaff side, Sarma Melngailis, though clearly the necessity of strangling her to death within 30s of meeting her might dampen the ardor.
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#4 Liza

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 12:35 AM

I'll second Aaron, and Rocco, and Eric, and David English in New Orleans, and and and....
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Posted 11 April 2006 - 12:42 AM

Can we count Bourdain, as an ex-chef? Nigella isn't a chef, but I think she's hot. (OK, so I'm not very original in my tastes.)

A little more off the beaten path: Marcus Samuelsson
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And Fergus Henderson is cute as a bug, though I don't think I could call him "hot".
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Not hot: Batali, Flay, Jamie O, Clarissa Dickson-Wright/Jennifer Paterson.
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Posted 11 April 2006 - 12:54 AM

You ain't kidding on Samuelsson.

Rocco - feh, not hot at all. Sheeplike in appearance and total doofus.

Now I'm not his biggest fan (gahd this is such a hen-like thread, and yet I can't resist joining) but Todd English won't break any mirrors either. Those pictures on his web site are just ridiculous.

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#7 bloviatrix

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 01:12 AM

Marcus Samuelsson is gorgeous. No way is he off the beaten path.
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#8 Scorched Palate

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 01:20 AM

Marcus Samuelsson is gorgeous.  No way is he off the beaten path.

Hee! I meant a little less predictable of a choice than Nigella or Tony B.

I almost said English, too, but I find narcissism utterly unattractive. :(

Edit: Both the unbuttoned shirt and the attitude remind me of Mr. Ramsay, too. The worst part of his Kitchen Nightmares rescue-the-reastaurant series was the gratuitous dressing-room shots.
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Posted 11 April 2006 - 01:25 AM

Now I'm not his biggest fan (gahd this is such a hen-like thread, and yet I can't resist joining) but Todd English won't break any mirrors either. Those pictures on his web site are just ridiculous.

He takes good pictures but I don't think he's attractive. Unless he wants to buy extra fancy heirloom beans and then in that case he is H-O-T, HOT!!!!!

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 01:33 AM

I have to admit I've always been a bit of a Ruhlman fan. A little old for me but I like the quiet funny guys the best.
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Posted 11 April 2006 - 01:35 AM

Aarón is hot, and it helps that his mamá is one of my favorite writers.
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Posted 11 April 2006 - 01:54 AM

I have to admit I've always been a bit of a Ruhlman fan. A little old for me but I like the quiet funny guys the best.

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 01:55 AM

Aaron Sanchez gets my vote:

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 02:27 AM

Now I'm not his biggest fan (gahd this is such a hen-like thread, and yet I can't resist joining) but Todd English won't break any mirrors either. Those pictures on his web site are just ridiculous.

He takes good pictures but I don't think he's attractive. Unless he wants to buy extra fancy heirloom beans and then in that case he is H-O-T, HOT!!!!!

Well, I don't think he's unattractive in person. Those pictures don't entirely lie, though the very few times I met him (& shook hands, but that was all) he was wearing rather prim attire or whites, not unbuttoned shirts, sadly.

Narcissism is rather amusing. Todd English's web images go something like this... "Yeah, I know, I'm smokin'. Just take a look. And I can COOK on top of that! Just try to get your mind around that, IF you can. I mean, I *know* it's hard to believe I'm for real. So take your time."
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Posted 11 April 2006 - 02:41 AM

I have to admit I've always been a bit of a Ruhlman fan. A little old for me but I like the quiet funny guys the best.

ouch

Erm...at least I think he is :( Anyway, I am way immature.

edit: okay just looked it up. By Lebanese marriage standards he is totally the right age. :(
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