Two women have emerged as queens of The Food Network. I of course am speaking of Rachael Ray and Giada De Laurentiis. While Rachael Ray may get more exposure than Giada, this in no way means that she is the superior television personality. In fact, I have found it to be the exact opposite. Through rigorous examination, I have come to the conclusion that Giada is indeed better than Rachael Ray. I am also confident that, after reading this article, you will agree with me as well.
In order to determine who truly is the better on-air talent, I have put Giada and Rachael in a head-to-head competition in numerous categories. Whoever was determined the winner of the most categories would be named the winner of the competition. Without further ado, here is how Giada pulled out what many would call a stunning upset over Rachael Ray.
Category 1: Names
Rachael is a very nice name and I have nothing against it. But let’s be honest. It’s been done before. Giada, on the other hand, has that exotic sound to it. It just rolls off the tongue so perfectly. An easy one to pick here.
Category 2: On-air voice
When Giada is cooking, she talks to the viewers with a sweet and soft tone in her voice. It is reminiscent to a tiny sparrow singing on a warm summer’s day. Rachael, on the other hand, appears to have had one too many pots of coffee. Not only does her voice sound frantic, but she sometimes yells at the camera. I’m watching a cooking show. Please don’t yell at me.
Category 3: The “kitchen”
Rachael pulled this one out, her first victory of the competition. The sets she uses on both the Food Network and her syndicated talk show are very lively and colorful. Giada’s kitchen looks nice, like a normal every day kitchen. While it gives the viewers a feeling of home, Rachael gets the nod for being juts a little bit different with her design.
Category 4: Food as it looks on the air
After talking with several others, I was pleased to find out that I am not the only person who has noticed that when Rachael cooks any meat product, more times than not the meat doesn’t look fully cooked. This is probably because she is attempting to cook a meal in 30 minutes. A meal that couldn’t be done well in 30 minutes. Giada, on the other hand, teaches viewers that good food takes time and preparation. A meal is also better if it won’t make you violently ill.
Category 5: Music
For some odd reason, Giada’s show will sometimes play this lame elevator music. I don’t want to hear that. I want to hear the soft sparrow voice I described in category two!
Rachael’s show only has music right before or after a break. Sure, we still have to hear her voice, but crappy jazz music while cooking is lame.
Category 6: Cookbooks
Remember the Seinfeld episode where George gets the book on tape and the voice on the tape sounds exactly like him? That’s how Rachael’s books are. Painful. While Giada’s books also have her personality put into the writing, it’s not as obvious. Besides, how many times do I have to mention her sweet voice?
Category 7: Taste of food
My girlfriend’s mother is the best cook I have ever met in my life. She has made a few items from one of Rachael’s cookbooks, and they were good. Not great, but alright. When my sweetie attempted a meal out of Giada’s cookbook, it was amazing. Since the chances of me being served food by the actual ladies is slim to none, I’ll have to go by this for judging purposes.
Category 8: Birthplace
Rachael Ray was born in the state of New York. Boooring. Giada was born in Rome, Italy. Cool.
Category 9: Looks
Let’s be honest. I am a red-blooded American male. I love cooking shows just as much as the next guy. However, as a guy, I do need something easy on the eyes. I have found that, as her fame has increased, Rachael Ray has grown to look more like a Stepford Wife with every week. Giada, on the other hand, may very well be the most beautiful woman on the planet earth. Just don’t tell my Emily I said that.
And there you have it. Giada defeats Rachael Ray in a landslide. This should hardly be a surprise to anybody who watches these two on television. Simply put, Giada is better. Now if only we could give some of Rachael’s shows to Giada, the world would be a better place.