Happy Flashback Friday! In honor of this occurrence (though yes, it’s weekly) we thought we’d rustle up some young photos of our favorite food personalities, Braiser-style.
Adorable celeb chef baby photos have been done, and we were thinking more along the lines of celebrating that special time in our lives we wouldn’t go back to if our lives depended on it: adolescence.
Without further ado: here are 13 of our favorite chefs, in their most awkward phases. (Alright, some of them were rather dishy teenagers — ahem
Eric Ripert and Martha Stewart — but for the most part, these will make you feel better about your own embarrassing cap-and-gown photos.)
Video Flashback: Wolfgang Puck On Letterman in 1989
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Dietl & Daniels
Lisa Daniels and Bo Dietl, the MSNBC crime news program regularly ran in the network’s 4 p.m. slot. The show was cancelled after Dietl made several controversial comments in an interview with conservative columnist Jeff Gannon. One “MSNBC insider” told Media Bistro at the time of this 2005 interview that “If they don’t pull that offensive, pathetic excuse for a show, there’ll be a revolt here.” Luckily for MSNBC, the internal crisis was averted.
Burden Of Proof With Greta Van Susteren And Roger Cossack
Before she went
On The Record, spent her weekdays with Greta Van Susteren Roger Cossack hosting Burden of Proof. This award-winning legal affairs and current events program broadcast on CNN from 1995 – 2001. In this clip, Cossack and Van Susteren discuss the events leading to the death of Princess Diana Spencer.
Hosted by journalist
Bob Berkowitz, Real Personal took a sexy look at “intimate” issues that cable news viewers want to talk about but dare not say above a whisper. The show even required a disclaimer ahead of its broadcast. Here, Berkowitz interviews several authors and artists on the anniversary of Woodstock about the sexual aspects of the “sexual revolution” of the 1960s. Real Personal is a stark departure from the staid and proper manner of today's CNBC hosts.
Connected: Coast To Coast With Ron Reagan And Monica Crowley
This concept show featuring West Coast-based liberal
Ron Regan and the East Coast-based conservative, , only ran for just under one year in 2005 on MSNBC. The show broadcast live at noon EST and again at 5 p.m. EST. In this clip, Reagan and Crowley discuss a speech by President Monica Crowley George W. Bush where he promised that future homes would produce as much energy as they consume. Together, the hosts talk to a futurist and NBC science editor to discuss the miraculous technologies in store for humanity in the near and distant future. Reagan still guests on a number of MSNBC programs while Crowley is a regular Fox News contributor and New York Times best-selling author.
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The Dick Cavett Show
Dick Cavett, monologist, standup comic and legendary host of The Dick Cavett Show, has hosted talk programs on just about every television network since 1968. Cavett hosted a program on CNBC from 1989 to 1996 where he interviewed news makers and celebrities in his jovial and friendly fashion. Here, Cavett interviewed actor Tony Curtis where the conversation quickly devolved into the raunchy – well within Cavett’s comfort zone as a comedic soul.
On the air from 1994 – 2006,
Diplomatic License was a thoughtful program on international affairs hosted by journalist Richard Roth. The show focused on the public and private shuttling that is a daily feature of life for the diplomats who work at Turtle Bay. Here, Roth discusses a pending war between Eritrea and Ethiopia with the two nation’s United Nations envoys. Spoiler Alert: they could not work out their differences on this show. But who wouldn’t watch a show featuring heated and inflammatory debates between international representatives punctuated by pearls of North Africa wisdom like “You can’t steal a camel and hide in the bushes?”
Internight, a hard news/interview program, had a number of rotating hosts. Many are legends of NBC broadcasting including and Tom Brokaw . Here, Bryant Gumbel – who would go on to be a prominent Fox News Channel host – interviews the pro-wrestling firm ECW’s proprietor John Gibson Paul Heyman about the success of his sport-entertainment product. Gibson also interviews sports writer Bert Sugar and “Morality in Media” spokesman Bob Peters who engages in a heated debate with Heyman about the morality of broadcasting mock violence like professional wrestling. Most of Internight was not nearly as entertaining as this clip.
The Charles Grodin Show
Actor and political commentator
Charles Grodin has hosted a number of news and comedy talk programs. In 2000, he hosted an interview program on CNBC. In this clip, he interviews a number of experts on human attraction including the authors of the best-selling relationship advice books The Rules and The Rules II. He also reveals that he always wears long underwear when asked to reveal his legs – in case you were wondering.
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The Rush Limbaugh Show
Bending the rules slightly, we’ve included
’s half-hour NBC show which was broadcast before a live studio audience. Limbaugh sometimes references his old television program which ran from 1992 – 1996, but much of the show is lost to history. In this clip, Limbaugh continues an ongoing argument that he is having with former Democratic Colorado Rep. Rush Limbaugh Patricia Schroeder over Martha Washington’s visits to George Washington and her requests of Congress to be reimbursed for her travel expenses. Somehow, this case defined the legitimacy or illegitimacy of feminism... And you wonder why this program didn’t catch on?
The Lineup With Kimberly Guilfoyle
Most are more familiar with
as one fifth of Fox News Channel’s Kimberly Guilfoyle The Five. But Guilfoyle started with the cable news network hosting the weekend program The Lineup. The show followed current events and legal dramas. In this 2006 clip, Guilfoyle interviews climbing expert Matt Weaver after a December 2006 climbing tragedy on Mt. Hood.
Colorcast With Tom Snyder
Longtime television host
Tom Snyder has been a feature on television and radio since 1959. His career is far too long and storied to do justice in this post. Among his successes, Snyder hosted a cable news program on CNBC in the early 1990s and interviewed a number of prominent celebrities, authors and experts. His interviews often became deep and revealing conversations that are too often anathema to today’s cable news environment with hosts forced to prod their guests in search of sound bites. Here, Snyder engages in a philosophically edifying conversation with author and libertarian icon Ayn Rand.
Topic [A] With Tina Brown
Famed periodical publisher
, now the face of Tina Brown Newsweek and The Daily Beast hosted the CNBC program Topic [A] ( with a still-active website) from 2003 - 2005. Here, she interviews wife of Sen. John McCain, Cindy McCain, at the height of the 2004 presidential election and spends much of the interview delving into McCain’s feelings towards George W. Bush after their bitter 2000 primary fight. No one plays “good cop” like Tina Brown.