What are the guidelines for discussing food-related TV shows and food celebrities on Chowhound?


Discussions of cooking shows and food-related reality shows can really get heated, so we have a few guidelines we ask people to keep in mind. Please don't start new discussions just to rant about a food celeb you don't like. Posting I hate Rachael Ray isn't going to be the start of a useful conversation.

If you're sharing a strong negative opinion about an individual's personality or appearance, please back that up with a substantial comment on why you feel that way and why it's relevant. Just jumping into a discussion to declare that someone is a jerk or ugly isn't enough. Please focus on discussing the show, rather than dissecting your fellow hounds' opinions about the show.