Claire Robinson, Open Thread »
Did you catch the premiere of 5 Ingredient Fix with Claire Robinson this morning? We did! Here’s a quick rundown of our thoughts, and don’t forget to leave your opinions in the comments.
THE GOOD: The roast beef and gravy with Yorkshire pudding looked delicious, and Claire came across as a somewhat knowledgeable, engaging personality (even though we wanted to comb back those whispy hair tendrils on each side of her face).
THE BAD: The set design was awful. Everything was way too white. White cabinets. White knick-knacks. White dishes. White walls. White appliances. It looked like she was cooking in the back room of an Ikea warehouse. Even worse, the set just felt way too big for her. You could fit a bowling alley in all the space between her and that back wall!
Also, her long, drawn out story about falling in love with Millionaire’s Shortbread on a trip to Scotland was just silly. She said, “I left a lot of my sweaters in the hotel so I could bring home 40 boxes of the shortbread!” Yeah. I’m so sure you did. Why not just bring your sweaters home, and make your own shortbread? Hmm?
THE UGLY: Get rid of that distracting pink colander on the back wall! It stands out like a sore thumb, and not in a good way. Also, we weren’t feeling Claire’s whole “pearls with flannel” look, or her silver and black studded belt. Did she pick up her wardrobe from Avril Lavigne’s Abbey Dawn line at Kohls?
THE VERDICT: Not half bad, with extra points being earned because it doesn’t star Guy Fieri. We think with a few minor tweaks, the Food Network could have a (gasp) hit.
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