Giada is hot!!!! The perfect combo of cook/hot/loaded family. Racheal is annoying. My wife loves her but everytime I hear "how good is that" it's like nails on a chalk board. They really slutted her up last year and she even did some posing for a calender. Doesn't work for me. I'm sure you can google it. As far as reciepes I have a ton of cookbooks with about 5 dogeared favorites. If I really need something exotic I use cooks.com. It's your typical cyber cookbook fueld by posters favorites. The problem I have with a lot of cooking shows is where we live I can't run down to the corner ethnic market and get the ingredients they call for. I'm 30 minutes from chorizio. Fresh herbs around here are pretty limited outside of my garden in the Summer. Bloomington has a couple of nice markets but most of the time you have to improvise. I can't get lamb or veal without ordering it at our local store. I can get 10 different kinds of bologna but if I have a hankerin' for lambchops they're an additional 30 miles away.