Friday, June 29, 2007


Elaine Louie of the New York Times picks up on a trend that I had noticed occurring for the past year on the Food Network: low-cut shirts that show off a woman's, ahem, curves. Louie blames Nigella Lawson for starting this trend in 2000 when she was filming for her Style channel show Nigella Bites, but only recently have the other women of cooking shows adopted this style of clothing.

The married Rachael Ray. The married Giada de Laurentiis. The now-single Sandra Lee. The lesbian-with-a-partner Cat Cora. They've all worn this type of clothing. They call the clothing "light-weight, easy to move in." Nigella wears clothes to not "look like Mama Cass." Of course, the Food Network does have its share of ladies who are of a certain age, and certainly don't wear tight-fitting shirts. Paula Deen and Ina Garten come to mind. Wait... okay, they're the only ones that come to mind.

These days, it's not just the steak that's sizzlin'.

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