Feb 24 2011

Rick Bayless, his daughter Lanie and their creepy flirting with each other!

Published by at 3:18 am under Sucky TV,Why?!?

rick bayless acting creepy with his daughter lanie


OK, before Rick Bayless tries to sue me, let me CLEARLY state, I DO NOT think there is anything sexual or technically inappropriate between Rick and his daughter Lanie… however let me also CLEARLY go on record and say ewww.

I mean come on Rick, you are obviously unable to see what everyone else sees. These two giggle and flirt back and forth worse than Jerry Seinfeld and Sheila on the “Shmoopy” episode. You hang up first. No, you hang up first. No, YOU hang up first. It’s creepy.

What’s that, you don’t agree? Well try this one on for size… there is an episode of Chef Bayless’ program “Mexico – One Plate at Time” where he decides to dig a fire pit in his yard while Lanie yucks it up inside, pretending to know what the fuck she’s talking about. Rick strips down to his wife beater (a woman’s wife beater, not the cool ‘Raging Bull’ kind) and gets all sweaty shoveling in the dirt. It’s borderline gay porn. Meanwhile, Lanie is blabbing on about some bullshit in the kitchen and actually says “Speaking of hot, let’s see how my dad is doing.”

[the link has been found – 9:25 into this clip – It’s 100 times creepier than I remembered!]

Take a moment to re-swallow your vomit.

Let’s take the whole father/daughter sexual tension horribleness out of the equation and talk about the other thing wrong with this picture. Why the fuck am I listening to a 13-year-old tell me how to make salsa? You know what Lanie, thanks but I think I can take it from here. Aren’t you missing a therapist appointment or something?

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    201 comments to “Rick Bayless, his daughter Lanie and their creepy flirting with each other!”

    1. Fartfaceon 24 Feb 2011 at 8:29 am

      I’ve searched for hours (well, maybe more like three separate occassions totaling 15-17 minutes) searching for that clip.

      I was SHOCKED when I saw it on tv. “Speaking of hot, let’s see what my DAD is up to outside.” Cut to Rick, all creepy and sweaty and half naked. Wow. So, I thought for sure people would be talking all about it online. Nope. There’s just a couple forums that mention the weirdness between them, no mention of that specific clip.

      Just realized something-your post will now provide some satisfaction for all of the people (like me) searching “Rick and Lanie Bayless sexual tension” or “where the fuck is Rick Bayless’s wife” or “does Lanie ever shut the fuck up?”

      You’ve saved countless people minutes of frustration. Thank you.

      I don’t

    2. Fartfaceon 24 Feb 2011 at 8:31 am

      I don’t remember typing “I don’t” at the end there. Dumb iPhone.

    3. Joeyon 24 Feb 2011 at 9:16 am


    4. calebon 24 Feb 2011 at 1:03 pm

      I’ve always thought the same thing. the first time i saw them together i didn’t know who she was, and i thought “wow he has a really young looking girlfriend/wife.”

    5. JulieJulieJulieon 24 Feb 2011 at 2:11 pm

      Listy – THANK YOU! I have been saying this ever since I was at my friend Nut Bar’s house a couple of years ago and caught this disturbing duo’s program. I thought they were husband/wife, until NB told me they were actually father/daughter. In a word: ewwww!

      PBS seems to be a breeding ground for shows with creepy hosts. Another Rick, Rick Steves, gives me the creeps. I always thought he looks like he should be on that database that warns you about sex offenders. Then I discovered the name of his show: “Europe, through the back door.” Double ewww – and I rest my case.

    6. You Just Made My List!on 24 Feb 2011 at 3:22 pm

      I HATE HATE HATE Rick Steves and have had him on my list to one day write about for a long time. Try shutting your eyes and just listening to his voice. CREEP!

    7. calebon 24 Feb 2011 at 4:45 pm

      One of my favourite comedians, Greg Proops, has a hilarious podcast called “The Smartest Man in the World” and on the last two episodes he goes off on how horrible Rick Steves dresses. Comedy gold: http://www.greg-proops.net/audioclips.html

      personally, Rick Steves voice creeps me out more than anything.

    8. kenon 24 Feb 2011 at 5:10 pm

      Rick Steves is AWESOME. He’s a but dorky but his shows are great, his Italy show was a big help when my wife and i went. He’s also a huge proponent of legalized marijuana.

      I can’t believe you like Geoffrey Baier (I do too) but don’t like Rick Steves, they’re both cut from that dorky PBS cloth but both are entertaining and informative.

      Is Lanie THAT young? She looks more like 17-18.

    9. SanFranon 24 Feb 2011 at 6:21 pm

      Listy, if not for you, I’d never know of any of these asswipes.

      Thanks for nothing.

    10. You Just Made My List!on 24 Feb 2011 at 8:47 pm

      Caleb – I’ll check it out, thanks.

      Ken – Sorry, I can’t stand Rick Steves.

      SanFran – Do you live under a rock? Can I live there too? Your rock that protects you from pop culture sounds awesome.

    11. Mrs Rodriguezon 25 Feb 2011 at 12:50 am

      omg u r soooooooooooo crazy… I don’t see nothing wrong w this video… U just want to take it to another level…. SO many girls don’t even wanna talk or hang w there dads.. They r to cool 2 b able 2 chill and cook and still have fun…. They know how to get down… cooking wise for all u nasty ass ppl………

    12. You Just Made My List!on 25 Feb 2011 at 8:01 am

      Mrs Rodriguez – I tried to read your comment but something must have happened to your computer when you sent it, it’s just a bunch of random letters and numbers.

    13. roxxon 25 Feb 2011 at 11:16 am

      Judging solely by the video posted above, I didn’t notice any flirtatious behavior between Bayless and his daughter, but then again, the man’s never given off straight-vibes, as far as I’m concerned.

      PS: Is it just me, or does Lanie remind you of a less tolerable Kari from The Incredibles?

      Exibit A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxd7W7q-THw

    14. LG Chickon 25 Feb 2011 at 12:13 pm

      OMG YJMML!! Once again you have me in stitches!!! I was laughing so hard, I wondered if any of my neighbors could hear me!!! This is so funny! I love, love, love your sense of humor, and you really bring it out in others! I have to say, one should NEVER begin a sentence whilst talking of their father with “Speaking of hot….” I’ll reiterate your ewwwwwwww!!!! That pegs the needle on the ick quotient!
      I don’t have a real problem with Rick Steves (besides his name!). I just think he is a friendly dork.
      YJMML, I would so love to go back to your other thread about TMZ. I could rant all day about the freaks on that show! I love to watch that show – I am more interested in their assinine comments that are so revealing than anything they have to say about celebrities. My husband thinks I am crazy, but I can’t not watch it!

    15. calebon 25 Feb 2011 at 12:19 pm

      so the comic strip Kathy is based on a real person…

    16. calebon 25 Feb 2011 at 12:20 pm

      Cathy, rather.

    17. calebon 25 Feb 2011 at 12:29 pm

      i found this thread all about this very topic. some of the comments are pretty funny: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/613667

    18. tcasteron 25 Feb 2011 at 12:31 pm

      Using your teenage daughter as your beard on national television – a new low.

    19. calebon 25 Feb 2011 at 12:33 pm

      sorry to keep inundating the comment section, but i had to share my favourite comment from that thread i linked to above. someone wrote:

      “Do not feel bad. Lanie’s chirpy persona comes across as entirely plastic and acted. Rick’s creepy slow talking presentation is off putting enough, but that alone does not deter me from watching what is otherwise a well-produced and extremely informative show on the fascinating variety of Mexican food. It’s Lanie’s uber-creepy flirtatious delivery of her lines when she’s on screen with her father that makes me turn the channel.

      With the Pepins, there is at least a genuine rapport between them. When Claudine makes a mistake, Jacques corrects her in a good natured way and she takes it with a sense of humor. And she doesn’t seem like she’s reading lines after snorting a line and trying to seduce her dad.”

    20. LG Chickon 25 Feb 2011 at 2:31 pm

      Caleb – are you saying I remind you of Cathy? In what way? I haven’t read that comic strip in over 15 years. The only think I can think of to make you say that was when I said ewwwwww. I admit that was juvenile. But I am just trying to keep up with the master, Listy. Listy, when you said that line about barfing in someone’s mouth, them barfing back in your mouth, and you barfing again, etc… I thought I’d bust a gut. We need to go out for drinks……
      Tcaster, your line about the beard was flippin’ funny as well.

    21. calebon 25 Feb 2011 at 3:25 pm

      LG – it was all the exclamation points :)

    22. LG Chickon 25 Feb 2011 at 6:51 pm

      Ok. I’ll try to tone it down, if I can!!!! Just kidding. I think I use them as as vertical laugh lines, instead of writing lol or haha. Just my quirk. Sorry. Must go. Have a plane to catch.

    23. Robotnikon 26 Feb 2011 at 1:37 am

      While this ain’t exactly showing up at the Dateline house with a sixer of Mike’s, I was nonetheless halfway through dialing CSD by the end of the clip. Seriously, watch one when the other’s talking (and vice-versa)… something too sordid for the Internet is going on here.

    24. LG Chickon 26 Feb 2011 at 6:02 pm

      Now you’re scaring me…

    25. Methane of Cawdoron 28 Feb 2011 at 10:03 pm

      The disturbing interplay (foreplay?) between chef and daughter should come as no surprise, since “Topolobampo,” I believe, means “kitchen incest,” in Español.

      I shouldn’t find this clip too shocking, I guess, since I myself asked my mom to marry me, when I was three. She just smiled, as she flicked the ashes of her unfiltered Camel into the spaghetti sauce she was stirring, and said, “Let’s wait till your father dies.” So, I spent the next 42 years playing lint hockey and masturbating, as I waited . . . waited.

      But wouldn’t you know it? By the time the old man joined the choir invisible, my mother had been replaced by Alzheimer’s, and she couldn’t tell the difference between me and her dentures.

    26. Laurenon 28 Feb 2011 at 11:00 pm

      Don’t forget the ‘frugal gourmet’ Jeff Smith was accused of buttering up young boys and I mean that literally AND figuratively

    27. LG Chickon 01 Mar 2011 at 2:30 pm

      Lanie is super developed for a girl of 13. I am with Ken, she looks more like 18. What has she been eating all these years? Shudder…

    28. JulieJulieJulieon 03 Mar 2011 at 9:20 am

      Lauren – yes, Jeff Smith! He, too, gave me the creeps when I watched his show (esp. his exchanges with his bitch, er, assistant, Craig).

    29. mickeyon 03 Mar 2011 at 5:12 pm

      those two are like an uncool Donnie and Marie.

    30. ToddinSFon 11 Mar 2011 at 3:02 am

      Have you ever seen Rick Bayless’s wife? You only see her sitting at the outdoor dining table when he invites the neighbors over — she’s noticeably taller than he his and weighs a lot more. I was surprised as all get out to find out he had a daughter and a wife. He triggers my gaydar bigtime every time I watch his cooking show in PBS — and yes, there are gay nerds. Plenty of them. I should know — I am one in a different way from Rick Bayless, but a gay nerd nonetheless.

    31. You Just Made My List!on 11 Mar 2011 at 8:14 am

      Todd – No kidding, he gives off SUCH a gay vibe. Although I am straight, I feel like I have a keen gaydar and when I see Rick Bayless the needle starts jumping all over the place. I actually like Rick Bayless but the creepiness with the daughter can not be ignored.

    32. LG Chickon 11 Mar 2011 at 11:55 pm

      This is just freaky, freaky.

    33. jdeburcaon 15 Mar 2011 at 10:36 am

      I used to love watching Bayless’ cooking show on tv – until he brought his daughter on the show. Ick. This is a perfect illustration of two points – 1. Father’s are blind when it comes to their daughters, and, 2. Parents can really ruin a child’s life by making them and treating them like a pampered, treasure of an only child who will only face disappointment when they venture out into the real world.

      The kicker is that this girl was a theater major at the Chicago H.S. for the Arts.

      Message to Rick – never use a metal fork to stir your frittata when it’s in a non-stick pan.

    34. what?on 08 Apr 2011 at 2:13 pm

      Not that wierd at all… I was expecting something much worse based on the comments. You people need to get a life… one not full of ridiculous hate.

    35. You Just Made My List!on 08 Apr 2011 at 6:08 pm

      And you should stop hating my hate, you hater. I hate that!

    36. Chitown Chuckon 02 May 2011 at 1:14 am

      Nice muffin top on that annoying beyotch, Lamey. She needs to lay off the tortas.

      Both her and Rick Gayness are freaks. I think Rick had issues with his parents since it sounds like his brother, Skip Bayless, was their favorite. They were proud of Skip’s achievements and considered him a big success (however, I consider him a big of a douchebag as Rick, just not as gay). My guess is Ma & Pa considered little Ricky their effeminate cook of a son.

    37. myshadowon 13 May 2011 at 12:34 am

      I agree about the creepiness. I thought it was his girlfriend till I looked it up.
      Even creepier is joanne weir cougaring all over nerdy young men to ‘teach’ them how to ‘cook’

    38. Can't Watch Lanie Eaton 19 May 2011 at 6:33 pm

      Have you ever watched Lanie eat?? She looks like a starved, salivating dog. I guess she’s trying to give the impression that the food is so delicious she just can’t control herself, but come on!
      Someone, send her to charm school or somewhere. Disgusting!

    39. sakky1324on 21 May 2011 at 3:40 pm

      sorry all – he’s as hay as a daisy. Gay-gaydiddy-McGayGay gay.

    40. jimbojaybobon 24 May 2011 at 3:16 am

      Here is a creepy photdo of Rick and Lanie: http://blog.newsok.com/fooddude/2009/08/26/rick-bayless-an-oklahoma-grown-hero/bayless-003/.

      Btw, Rick’s wife is the producer so she’s supposedly just off camera.

    41. Clark Hubsteron 28 May 2011 at 10:49 pm

      Well “Lanie” does look a lot like a dude with those broad shoulders and beer belly, so maybe that’s what appeals to Rick.

    42. URMORBIDLYOBESEon 01 Jul 2011 at 7:46 pm

      After reading ALL the comments..

      If you had a wife such as his.. hmm..
      She probably makes more money than he does with ALL of his restaurants, combined!
      And you? Probably happy that you were just accepted for the Food Assistance Program!

      I’m willing to bet that the majority of the COWS that are typing their comments here, are 3 times as huge, 6 times as UGLY as their comments about Mrs. Bayliss!

      Lanie.. is ACTING like a 13 year old..
      but if you watch her in RECENT (2011 or 2010) shows, you will see that her graduation from a prestigous acting college has paid off.

      I agree with the comment of the WARPED thoughts that go through the SICK minds of the media dependent SOWS in this thread!

      What is the mental picture that I’m struggling with as I type?
      The PIGS hooves clicking away upon the keyboard typing their PERVERSE comments while shoveling the garbage into their own mouths.. finding release from their own reality by sharing dimensia, creating more dimensia.. comfort food-ing their own realities away.. OINK OINK!

      The Bayliss family benefits HUMANITY, your family adds to GROSS National Product (pun intended)!

      Don’t follow with a reply you behemoths, just post actual pictures of yourselves.. then this thread would really focus upon the ugliness that it should, YOU!

    43. You Just Made My List!on 01 Jul 2011 at 7:54 pm

      Wow, cows, sows, pigs… it’s a regular Old McDonald’s farm up in here! Why are you so mean to animals? Why do you keep calling them fat?

      By the way, thanks for saying “prestigous acting college,” it’s the best thing I have heard all week.


    44. URMORBIDLYOBESEon 02 Jul 2011 at 10:08 am

      You Just Made My List (as if anyone should even care)

      since your response was so quick..
      one could only conclude that you are perhaps the instigator of the WRONGNESS of this thread?

      oh, wait, this is your blog, rant, typings of the peverse sickness that haunts you, my apologies.

      Yet it is quite evident that you are proud of your IGNORANCE, perhaps a trait that you passed along to your offspring?
      Post about them please, their accomplishments, as so everyone may pass judgement about the apples of your eyes.

      Better yet, please weigh yourself, literally along with MORALLY..
      and share your TRUTH with all of us?

    45. You Just Made My List!on 02 Jul 2011 at 11:50 am

      Talk about smart, you figured out that the user named “You Just Made My List” Is the same person who created “YouJustMadeMyList!” You broke the code.

      MOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Me, ignorant? Let me think about that and get back to you. I just realized that “Me, ignorant?” has a much different meaning than “Me ignorant.” Funny how that slight punctuation changes everything. Oh English, you are fun!

      Why are you hitting on me so hard? You keep asking for photos and descriptions of me and my kids, are you some kind of pervert? Is that why you are so into the sexual tension between Rick and Lanie? It’s all coming together now.

      I’m going to go weigh myself now, BRB…

      OK, I really did just stand on my bathroom scale and I weigh 157 (I’m 6 foot 1). Although I have a lean, fat-free swimmers body, I would really prefer to add another 7-10 lbs of muscle. Let me tell you, oh how I have tried over the last 15 years to add that weight. I work out, I eat right, I drink protein shakes, I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs but still, my body stays at this weight.

      For example, right now I’m having my first meal of the day… a bowl of fresh strawberries, blueberries (them things make you smarter), red grapes and green grapes. I’m going to wash it all down with a glass of skim milk and whey powder. But I PROMISE I will weigh the same tomorrow and the next day and the next day the next day and the next day the next day and the next day the next day and the next day the next day and the next day the next day and the next day the next day and the next day the next day and the next day the next day and the next day the next day and the next day the next day and the next day the next day and the next day the next day and the next day the next day and the next day……..

      I’m sorry to ruin your sexual fantasy of making love to my morbidly obese body. Do you still want me to send pics? You want cock shots or just boner in underwear?

    46. Just WoWon 16 Jul 2011 at 4:29 pm

      I have just seen this guy for the first time in my life in program Mexico “One plate at the time”. He was cooking a mole. Then I saw Lannie, at first I tought he’s gotta smoking hot assistant, I would bet my right nut that he’s banging her and he is an old fart, I was about to say to myself aloud “Congrats old fart” when he sad to this chick “Remeber when we did this snack at your 15th birthday ?”

      Wow then it struck me that this chick he’s flirting with might be his daughter… suddenly her shitty acting made sense. I watched the rest of the episode in complete awe.

    47. cal hallon 24 Jul 2011 at 9:37 pm


      I KNOW IT’S STEVES, BUT THIS LAMEY DROID BY htc adds its opinion inofficiously.



    48. XPHALCONon 28 Jul 2011 at 12:46 am

      As an avid cook/chef I have always been interested in the culinary flavors of Mexican cuisine. Many years ago I discovered Rick Bayless and referenced his outstanding books on authentic Mexican cuisine, and learned indispensable techniques and knowledge in this area.

      During this time I realized Rick was a bit creepy and have accepted his creepiness. His daughter was way young and never in the picture until now. As many have stated, it is a bit weird, but I really believe Lanie has some sort of learning or developmental disability. So I am willing to cut Rick a bit of slack.

      Nonetheless, the comments here have me pissing in my pantalones.

    49. Meon 29 Jul 2011 at 11:27 pm

      Omg….your site is hilarious…almost peed my pants. The haters can suck it!

    50. You Just Made My List!on 30 Jul 2011 at 8:54 am

      I agree, I’m awesome.

    51. kristinon 11 Aug 2011 at 11:52 pm

      what a constructive use you’ve found for your life on the internet.

    52. You Just Made My List!on 12 Aug 2011 at 7:53 am

      Kristin – Thanks! I’m glad you are a fan.

    53. testingatheoryon 14 Aug 2011 at 7:21 pm

      Wow. I cant believe the utterly callous and revoltingly obscene comments posted here. The very insinuation of any sexual innuendo between Mr. Bayless and his daughter is fundamentally retarded and shows a clear lack of any ability to think outside of an immature and sex-crazed mentality. Im mean seriously, that line about ‘speaking of hot…’ maybe, just maybe, is referring to, oh I dont know, THE WEATHER and the fact that its a hot as hell day outside. A scripting blunder to be sure, but lets not let our tiny little perverted brains jump to moronic conclusions. To see a father and daughter actually getting along must be too much to handle for all the broken and dysfunctional families out there. Jesus Christ you guys are vultures! Worse than paparazzi. Attributing Bayless’s somewhat quirky personality to homosexuality is about as juvenile as you can get. You ignorant ass-hats make me sick.

    54. You Just Made My List!on 14 Aug 2011 at 7:51 pm

      Testy – You’re so offended by everyone else but you managed to use the term “retarded.” Who’s the ass hat now?

      P.S. I’m going to masturbate while reading your comment later tonight. I’m not sure why, but it’s going to happen.

    55. testingatheoryon 18 Aug 2011 at 12:58 pm

      Definition of RETARDED
      : slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development or academic progress

      Explain how using that word to say exactly what it means is in any way offensive?

    56. You Just Made My List!on 18 Aug 2011 at 1:38 pm

      Testing – Come on, even you aren’t that dumb, right? You’re the kind of asshole who calls someone a “faggot” and then explains that in the dictionary it means “bundle of sticks.”

    57. testingatheoryon 21 Aug 2011 at 10:57 pm

      No. I am the kind of asshole who calls a premise retarded when it displays a limited intellectual and academic capacity.

      Your article is categorically retarded. It’s intellectual quality is stunted and underdeveloped, it’s value is limited by it’s academic vacuousness, and it’s emotionally immature to the point of being infantile. In other words: retarded.

      You’re the kind of asshole who takes things out of context to imply innuendo where none exists. At other people’s expense, no less. Now that is a worthwhile endeavor.

    58. You Just Made My List!on 22 Aug 2011 at 12:11 am

      Such BIG words! You’re giving me a boner.

    59. Jenaon 28 Aug 2011 at 1:49 pm

      “Your article is categorically retarded. It’s intellectual quality is stunted and underdeveloped, it’s value is limited by it’s academic vacuousness, and it’s emotionally immature to the point of being infantile. In other words: retarded.”

      testingatheory, did you mean to say “Its intellectual quality” and “its value” and “its academic vacuousness” up there? Way to go, you academic!

    60. The author of this blog is a turdon 04 Sep 2011 at 6:16 pm

      why does this bastard writes a stupid blog about rick and her daughter? who cares as long as they have no sexual contact

      this freaking bastard point out this “Speaking of hot, let’s see how my dad is doing.”

      she is actually referegin to her father being under the sun diggin a freaking pit , that’s why you see her taking a drink to her father, who is diggig that damn pit.

      there is no flirting at all

      erase this stupid blog,

    61. Turd, the author of this blog is a quite idioton 04 Sep 2011 at 6:22 pm

      “Why the fuck am I listening to a 13-year-old tell me how to make salsa? You know what Lanie,”

      i will answer your question: because you are the fucking idiot who is watching them, no one is forcing you to watch them and explaining you how to make a salsa

      quite well, the centre of all this garbage you write about rick and her daughter is focused on jealousy , yes allow me to introduce the moron who will make a salsa by just buying an already made one in the market and pour it into a bowl, and thats it! he(the author of this blog made salsa!

    62. You Just Made My List!on 04 Sep 2011 at 11:21 pm

      Turd – PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE never stop commenting on this blog! You are close to being my all-time favorite!

    63. Kimon 26 Sep 2011 at 2:15 pm

      I don’t see anything between them. I just don’t think Lanie can act and her lisp is annoying. I don’t think she’s flirting with her dad, more like preening. She is the only child and dad lets her (at 15) on his important show. And she even gets to make some of the dishes. So again, more preening and bad acting.

    64. Bobon 03 Oct 2011 at 10:23 pm

      So, what’s the link to this video fuckers?

    65. You Just Made My List!on 03 Oct 2011 at 10:27 pm

      Which video, fucker?

    66. Charisseon 15 Oct 2011 at 2:07 pm

      OMG!! I just finished watching an episode of Mexico; One plate at a time, with an older lady on with Rick. And I’m like, “who is this lady? Cuz his WIFE is much younger.”. I had no clue that she was is daughter!!! The chemistry between those two is weird to say the least.

    67. kevinon 16 Oct 2011 at 10:37 am

      Rick Bayless reminds me of a lot of things, non really good, but when he is with his daughter he reminds me of Duckie in Pretty in Pink. I think that kind of sums it up….

    68. WTWon 23 Oct 2011 at 12:54 am

      When Lanie was younger, she seemed to be “overacting”, trying to be cute on camera. The exaggerated cuteness comes across a little awkward when interacting with her dad, as the both seem to be very close in an appropriate parent/ child way. No doubt her “hot” comment was poking fun at her dad having to work outside in the heat. So, while I’ve never gotten the “incestuous pedophile” vibe some of you have, I agree she doesn’t add much to the show. As she’s gotten taller and slimmer, she developed the typical posture of bosomy women trying to hide their assets…she slumps her shoulders and thrust her head and neck forward. Why doesn’t someone tell her to stand up straight! She’ll likely turn out to be a fairly attractive adult if she can develop the charm school posture. She a little better on camera, so let’s work on that now!

    69. WTWon 23 Oct 2011 at 1:49 am

      OK, I thought about it, and I wasn’t completely honest in my last post. The only reason I googled her name and ended up on this site is because, being partial to tall, slender redhaired women, I think she is cute and wanted to see some pictures of her dressed up and made up. So obvoiusly, she adds someting to the show or I would have kept changing the channel. From the clip above, I can see she was a little annoying as an adolescent. But, as a more polished adult TV presence, she has the potential to be an asset. Again, let’s work on the posture, for cryin out loud! And maybe a more light, lilting laugh…

    70. You Just Made My List!on 23 Oct 2011 at 1:08 pm


    71. Didimoeon 24 Oct 2011 at 10:53 am

      I thought I was the only one that thinks Rick Bayless is just creepy. His interaction with the young woman on his show was creepy even before I knew it was his daughter.

      I was just looking him up to find who the chick is and I find out from you all that it is his daughter. No I am totally creeped out.

      His voice and demeanor are totally strange.

      Good cook though. lol! (yes, i stll say lol)

    72. Meon 10 Nov 2011 at 9:56 pm

      OMG! The haters can all go suck it!!!! I just watched the latest episode of Rick Bayless and Lainey Show…all the sexual innuendo between them is so disgustingly obvious and beyond what some of you call, “normal father/daughter relationship”…

      To Mr. You Just Made My List….I wish you would write more blogs about them. lol…

    73. Lukieon 14 Nov 2011 at 2:39 pm

      I’ve been watching Rick’s show for over 10 years and I always loved him, his restaurant, food, you name it. Then one day his beer-bellied, lisp-talking, annoying daughter, who can’t act or know how to even look remotely interested in cooking shows up on his show all of the time, and I’m thinking, “Oh, Rick! How can I even give you my time and money anymore for this.” I was completely turned off. I too noticed the weird father-daughter flirting. It grosses me out. But what I really hate about Lanie is that she’s always showing off her expensive possessions on TV, as little as they may be. First it’s a Chanel necklace, then it’s her iPod Home for her friends to listen to while her daddy is grilling them tortas. Materialistic much? And those stupid remarks like, “These chilies are hotter than a Panic at the Disco! concert.” WHAT????? That band sucks! Who gives a flying f**k! Just stick to helping your daddy make tortas that he’d charge $30 bucks for at Frontera Grill.

      Rick! Please, please remember that you have a gross fat wife to flirt with, who’s somewhere in the background waiting for the tortas to be done cooking. Keep the sexual tension for your daughter off camera. Or better yet, please keep your daughter off camera and tell her that cooking and acting doesn’t necessarily come naturally for her just because she’s your spawn. Thanks, bye!

    74. You Just Made My List!on 14 Nov 2011 at 3:05 pm

      “Rick! Please, please remember that you have a gross fat wife to flirt with, who’s somewhere in the background waiting for the tortas to be done”

      Rarely do I receive comments that make me laugh. Nicely done.

    75. Lukieon 15 Nov 2011 at 11:29 am

      Heh heh Thanks, You Just Made My List. It’s nice to find others who can’t stand Lanie. My roommate can’t stand her either and his standards are not high, he was once in live with Jennifer Love Hewitt, so right away I knew that I wasn’t the only one who has ill thoughts about this 40-year old lookin’ butterball. If Lanie was really talented and stuck to the food making she may have had potential, but with how the Bayless empire is headed, she’s a far cry from HELP!

      Speaking of which, is Lanie Rick’s only child?

      If so then he’s f**ked. Cuz she’s already lookin’ and actin’ like her fat overeating momma that’s always hiding in the background for a bite. Rick! Drop them both and get yourself a hot salsa number with big gazongas from Mehico! You got the cash for that kinda woman.

    76. Steveon 16 Nov 2011 at 7:38 pm

      When she chews her food she looks like a cow chewing it’s cud.

    77. teeleekayon 22 Nov 2011 at 1:57 pm

      I thought their relationship was odd,and where is the mother?? Something isn’t right with these two – and you’re so right about her chewing – she eats like a cow chewing her cud.
      He needs to step back and evaluate this relationship and their “acting” – it’s disgusting.

    78. teeleekayon 22 Nov 2011 at 2:39 pm

      I thought their relationship looked odd,and where is the mother??.
      Lanie seems to be pretty young so her father/mother should be guiding her, especially since she’s on TV.
      He needs to step back and see how this relationship is portrayed because it makes him look like a perv.

    79. rick baylesson 26 Nov 2011 at 5:57 pm

      bayless is known among his chef peers as a hack cook and a miraculous douche bag.

    80. Briscoon 17 Dec 2011 at 5:31 pm

      I switched cable providers last month and my new cable gives me Rick Bayless nonstop almost 24 hours a day. Before that I didn’t know who he was. After a month of watching him and his incestuous relationship with his spawn I decided that he is one of the creepiest guys ever. So I googled ‘Rick Bayless creepy’ and I got here. So much thanks for stepping up and allowing me to know I’m not the only one. Rick needs to unclench his jaw when he speaks and maybe bring it down an octave or 2. I too thought the daughter was the wife until I saw the actual wife-heifer. I would never eat at their house as I just know piece of Lanie’s hair would be in the food. Also, Lanie needs somebody to teach her how to wear a cowl-neck. You have to carefully fold the collar before stepping out of the dressing room.

      Rick reminds me of that Food Network chef from California who used to tell his party guests how to eat food, “You’re eating a Oaxacan taco, put tiny bits of meat on the tortilla then fold it over and take a bite. You’ll find it delicious!”.

    81. Johnny Chingason 04 Feb 2012 at 3:05 am

      Just viewed video, nice RACK for a 13 year old

    82. Jeannieon 06 Feb 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Mehhh. What I find disturbing/hilarious is when Rick takes
      The camera crew to the mexican supermercado and horrifies
      the unsuspecting vendor by picking a fruit or tomato and
      Pressing his nose on it, deeply inhaling the fresh aromas
      And then putting it back. Who does that??? I can almost
      Hear the vendors thoughts behind his fixed smile and
      Deer caught in headlights stare. “who is this gringo and why is
      He smelling my produce?”
      The street food vendors always seemed startled as they cook tacos or whatever and avoid eye
      Contact or engaging in too much conversation with a beaming
      Overeager rick and the cameras. As rick “modifies” the
      Recipes to take back home and make lots of money, he never
      Seems to pay for anything. Does he do that beforehand or does he tell the vendors they get free exposure if they give him food and recipe ideas?

    83. Uplifton 07 Feb 2012 at 1:49 pm

      It’s the white mans way to see filth in everything. Not all but overwhelmingly majority are hate filled jealous mongrels.Someone said what a man thinks he is. Nothing wrong with him or her, they are just trying to make a living. We are all fighting same fight so step off and worry about your life.

    84. You Just Made My List!on 08 Feb 2012 at 1:54 pm

      What the fuck are you even talking about weirdo?

    85. Roger C.on 16 Feb 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Rick Bayless SHOULD sue you. I saw nothing in that video that was creepy.

      “Hey, a dad and his daughter are actually getting along in America? OMG, no way! Let’s accuse them of something perverted that I made up!”

      You’re a loser.

    86. You Just Made My List!on 16 Feb 2012 at 2:32 pm

      Oh yeah Roger, well I’m going to sue YOU! Bet you didn’t see THAT coming. You’re out of order! You’re out of order! The whole trial is out of order! I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. Ever since you walked into this blog, you’ve been acting like a self-appointed public avenger! You want to see this boy die because you personally want it, not because of the facts! To begin with, this case should never have come to trial. The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence that the crime ever took place. Well, I guess the laws of physics cease to exist on top of your stove. Were these magic grits? Did you buy them from the same guy who sold Jack his beanstalk beans? No, there’s more! You see? When the left tire mark goes up on the curb and the right tire mark stays flat and even? Well, the ’64 Skylark had a solid rear axle, so when the left tire would go up on the curb, the right tire would tilt out and ride along its edge. But that didn’t happen here. The tire mark stayed flat and even. This car had an independent rear suspension. Now, in the ’60’s, there were only two other cars made in America that had positraction, and independent rear suspension, and enough power to make these marks. One was the Corvette, which could never be confused with the Buick Skylark. The other had the same body length, height, width, weight, wheel base, and wheel track as the ’64 Skylark, and that was the 1963 Pontiac Tempest. You want the truth? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

    87. Mahfouzon 16 Feb 2012 at 6:22 pm

      I just want to reiterate what most (read: the smart ones) people have said.

      1. Mrs. Mahfouz and I thought Rick’s relationship with his “assistant” was a tad bit weird.
      2. “Holy fuck, that’s his daughter?!?!?!” amped up the weirdness to another unprecedented level.
      3. Yes, she is very annoying in a high school production of “Our Town” sort of way. I mean, I know the actors are trying, but really….nobody shows that much enthusiasm in real life.
      4. Yes, Rick gives off gay vibes….

      Two new thoughts, though. Has anybody seen the episode where Rick goes cave exploring bare-chested??? Seriously. Not a hair anywhere on this dude’s torso.

      And, He must have the weirdest, most annoying facial hair I’ve seen on anybody (except, maybe, for my ex-mother-in-law).

    88. Roger C.on 16 Feb 2012 at 9:36 pm

      Ok, the author of this sad blog is mental. Oh dear. What a waste of my time.

    89. You Just Made My List!on 16 Feb 2012 at 9:41 pm

      And yet you continue to waste your time here. Isn’t that the definition of insanity?

    90. Lidia Cryeron 18 Feb 2012 at 10:57 pm

      I just saw that pig BBQ pit episode and I thought it was in bad taste too. What’s up with Rick Bayless is his wife beater T-shirt all sweaty? Never saw Emeril do that. What’s up with a daughter calling her dad “hot”? I’m glad I found this thread. Now I know I wasn’t alone.

    91. Ashleyon 27 Feb 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Yeah him and his daughter are VERY CREEPY together. You can tell they’re either fucking each other or they REALLY want to. I saw the episode where she called him “hot.” And then she goes outside to bring him something to drink and she’s checking out his ass the entire time. She also gets really close and flirty with him. I do have to say her face is kind of pretty, but she needs to lose weight and learn how to dress.

    92. Robon 02 Mar 2012 at 3:19 pm

      I just found this through searching about this topic. Like many others I thought she (Lanie) was his wife. That was until his wife made an appearance. After seeing her then some other suspicions became a little more queer, I mean clear. Don’t get me wrong, I like his show (mostly for his adventures in Mexico). You do have to wonder if that wife of his is even allowed to go? Lanie always seems to be there with him, but the troll has never been shown in those exotic locales. I’m not suggesting anything, but if I was a straight man, with his fame/money I would drop her faster then a sack of potatoes and find a hot/young college coed (or 2). Rick Steves? My wife can’t stand his voice. For a travel show, its pretty good in my opinion, but his voice is annoying after awhile. I prefer Burt Wolf or even that Ruda Maxa guy.

    93. szfson 13 Mar 2012 at 11:46 pm

      I guess you’ll have to fit me in with all the other “pervs”, but I’m female and I have to agree I have always felt something very odd about their father/daughter interaction. It was something always at the back of my mind…couldn’t pinpoint it…and constantly find myself forcing the dirty thought out of my head when I watch his show. I see I’m not the only one who feels this way…lol

    94. Mattyon 26 Mar 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Hmmm…where to begin.
      It’s sad when a person travels well thru adulthood apparently clueless as to how they “seem” to other people. Mr. Bayless has one of the most troubling and unpleasant cooking shows I’ve ever seen. Is it his intention to be so unsettling and creepy? He has a habit of whispering, in a “sexy” stilted voice, at least twice a show, about the wonders and merits of some foodstuff or other. And he sounds just like Jack Nicholson. Dead on. Food Porn/Snuff Film. The camera comes in for a tight shot, he looks dead into the lens and goes on and on about the “creamy, rich flavors all swirling around,blah blah blah”. I will not touch the gay stuff but would suggest that he wear looser clothes , ditch the face hair and just talk like a person.
      His daughter does not add to the show in any way. I used to turn it off because she is so annoying. The dynamic between them is Not Cool and there are several explanations for whats going on there; none of them good. Or to phrase it another way, all of them bad. At a certain point in time, Good Dads start to create physical and social boundaries with their maturing daughters….it says in part: I am your Father; not your friend or playmate or lover. I am not your “buddy” and you are not my “stand in wife”.
      I can’t watch the show anymore….

    95. RickLaidLanieon 29 Mar 2012 at 4:19 pm

      There was an episode where it was the end of the day and Rick was settling down to a meal in a small, quiet town. And I could totally imagine him saying :

      “…aaah, what a great way to end the day. Sitting here in this quaint little Mexican cafe…getting ready to eat these homemade masa corn thingees….with a little saal-ssa…a few sips of this Re’po’sa’do tequila…looking forward to settling down to bed as the warm summer breeze comes through the window…the Mari’a’chi bands playing in the distance…making hot, incestuous love with my daughter…” (Takes bite of masa corn thingee) “…Mmmmmmmm….”

    96. Jim Gruberon 31 Mar 2012 at 4:31 pm

      The Rick Bayless episode that has the creepy pit digging scene is #504…The creepiness is at 11 minutes into the show. I’m a tech at a PBS station and I looked it up. The episode is titled “A pig, a pit and a plan”. The last time we aired it was in 2009.

    97. Jim Gruberon 31 Mar 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Here’s a link for that video http://livewellnetwork.com/Mexico-One-Plate-At-A-Time/episodes/Marinating-the-Pig/7370971

    98. wasabion 01 Apr 2012 at 1:38 am

      HAHAHA! i have been thinking this the first time i saw Rick’s show “mexico one plate at a time.” They have a really close relationship. So close that it gives off a creepy vibe.

    99. the dudeon 04 Apr 2012 at 5:02 pm

      I never would’ve guessed she’s 13. I thought she was in her early 20s. Maybe it’s the boobs or maybe it’s that she’s taller than Rick or who knows.

    100. Luckyon 07 Apr 2012 at 8:04 pm

      You all need to get a life. You must have such boring lives that you can’t handle a little enthusiastic weirdness. Rick is such a talented chef and artist, gay, bi, or whatever. I’m sure none of you know about cooking enough to stop whining about “his flirting with his daughter”. Haven’t you ever done something that came across wrong? You bunch are also the type that pressed charges against your boss for sexual discrimination! Get out of the shopping mall and go into the city, crybabies!

    101. You Just Made My List!on 08 Apr 2012 at 7:46 pm

      Lucky – Wrong, I’ve eaten at his restaurants many times. You sound so sophisticated and cultured but why are you always wrong about everything?

    102. Sotuhwest Galon 13 Apr 2012 at 6:57 pm

      Rick is fouth generation in the resturant and grocery business. How can you say his parent are ashamed? Deann aka Mrs Bayless also came from a food and bev family. Lanie did an intership at a resturaunt in Mexico. Yes, she had been corny and did get a bit chunky at one time but most of the shows you see are not recent. Plus we’ve all heard of the freshman 15m, punds that is.

      Let me add that you do see Deann in settings in Mexico. She and Rick lived there at one point. Some people are just so cruel. Maybe you should go watch the movie Bully ’cause if you have kids that’s what you must be raising.

    103. truthon 21 Apr 2012 at 12:58 pm

      This thread will live on for as long as he keeps her on the show. Its undenialble that they seem like there flirting. I guarentee the naysayers are either family or friends of rick or lanie. If she doesnt realize how weird it looks rick or his “wife” should since they are adults. The fact that this thread keeps going means that they must appear to alot of people that they are a couple and then when people hear the word “dad” they jump on google and type “rick bayless creepy “at the speed of light.

    104. sweetson 24 Apr 2012 at 11:41 pm

      Ya…… they are weird as hell…. I thought he was just n a midlife crisi and banging a younger chick… trying to play off his gaynes

    105. a pig, a pit, and a planon 28 Apr 2012 at 10:49 pm

      I found the link;

      Watch here…

    106. You Just Made My List!on 29 Apr 2012 at 12:47 pm

      Ah yes, the infamous clip. Thanks! If you feel like barfing into your mouth, FF to the the 9:20 mark.

    107. Tanya Tanon 30 Apr 2012 at 6:38 pm

      All of you are interested in the show and if you were not YOU WOULD NOT BE WATCHING. So stop the crap talk about Rick and His Daughter. you know it’s his daughter and guess what the show is for T.V. YES T.V. remember many takes. It’s got you watching and commenting on it. SOOOOO if you don’t like the show or how they act GROW up and stop watching the show. with people like you who needs loser watchers. Oh and by the way do any of you know why Rick was wearing a tank top?????? Yeah it also get’s HOT as HELL in chicago. So what do you wear when working outside when it’s hot. WAIT you are LAME and stay on your computer being a hurmmit talking crap on someone who has a T.V. show and WISHING you were them….

    108. You Just Made My List!on 01 May 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Tanya – God, you’re as original as you are a good speller. Congrats on trying out the “you are a loser in a basement” insult, but sadly I wasn’t around to read it for a couple days because I was island-hopping in Hawaii (where I live). Jackass.

    109. Tanya Tanon 02 May 2012 at 2:56 am

      Oh thanks….. But MR. “you just made my list” the comment I left wasn’t for you. I was commenting on the others above. DUHHHHH. So it wasn’t about what YOU said. And if it was then I would have refered to you by YOU JUST MADE MY LIST.Matter of fact what the heck and who cares where you live and what you are doing. <3 <3 <3 "

    110. Tanya Tanon 02 May 2012 at 2:58 am


    111. Tanya Tanon 02 May 2012 at 3:25 am

      oh by the way you can suck it. don’t bother saying anything back. I won’t get it because I will not be back on your loser site. YOU ARE THE ONE THAT IS CREEPY. Talking about getting a boner and jerking off. LLLLLL..OOOOOO..SSSSSS…EEEEEEE…RRRRRR

    112. You Just Made My List!on 02 May 2012 at 12:48 pm

      Tanya – Thanks for saying “you can suck it,” it gave me a boner and I can’t stop thinking about it while jerking off.


    113. smackon 05 May 2012 at 11:35 am

      The way I see it the problem that your having is that
      Your a petafile and the only reason why you watch it is because you’re fantasizing about laney and when she talks to her dad interrupt your fantasy and you’re jealous . you’re probably a woman beater a home too .and I really hope you don’t have young children .I suggest you get some help and not from the liquor bottle or joint but from a psychiatrist

    114. smackon 05 May 2012 at 12:23 pm

      and by the way when you say I was island hopping
      and hawaii were you live what I hear is I’m in illegal migrant pineapple picker that’s an ice addict

    115. You Just Made My List!on 05 May 2012 at 1:38 pm

      Smack – What exactly is a “petafile?” Is that someone who isn’t actually in PETA but is obsessed with PETA and tries to look like they are a member? Is it someone who molests the English language with every horrible grammatical decision they make?

      Please tell me your reproductive organs have been destroyed by a piece of heavy equipment.

    116. fitgirlon 08 May 2012 at 11:15 pm

      a) Lanie is 16 not 13
      b) It’s her father’s show and if he wants her part of it, that is his choice.
      c) 99 percent of you are just mean, self-centered, complaining brats

    117. You Just Made My List!on 09 May 2012 at 1:41 pm

      fitgirl – Yeah, 99% of you guys are jerks! I, on the other hand, am totally correct and awesome.

    118. Hateron 15 May 2012 at 7:18 am

      Have you seen in a lot of his shows he is wearing fucking Capris!! Are those not what women wear? Also it seems that people cannot notice that Lanie is always on her dads balls!!! Personal space is non-existant with that girl. If I were Rick I would donkey punch that bitch in the ovaries and tell her to knock that Shit out. But ut wont happen cause Rick obviously likes a little fudgecicle for dessert!!!

    119. Valeriaon 17 May 2012 at 3:51 am

      I think all of you that talk about Rick and his daughter Lanie in a bad way need to shut the f*** up. All I see is someone who loves cooking and loves having his daughter who takes an interest in cooking on the show with him. I happen to think she brings a lot to the show. So everyone who has something negative to say about them keep it to your self. PLEASE!

    120. You Just Made My List!on 17 May 2012 at 4:07 am

      Valeria – Did you ever think maybe YOU should keep your negative comments to yourself? Also, does your name rhyme with diarrhea? Please say yes.

    121. jujuon 21 May 2012 at 9:51 pm

      Luv this site!! I’ve watched Lanie on one episode she’s in the kitchen alone and in comes Rick Bayless and she says something stupid that sounds like “Here’s my widdle dad” or “hi widdle dad ” but put the super creep factor in….could she actually haid “widow dad”???? Wondering if anyone else heard this too? There is definitely a very strange unique bond between these two, fer sure!

    122. Willyon 26 May 2012 at 4:02 pm

      As far as I’m concerned, Rick Bayless is gay. As a commenter mentioned earlier, he just gives off that gay vibe. I do not understand gay men who get married and have children, but I suppose if his wife and kids are comfortable with it, then it’s not my business.

      Before you try to discredit me, know that I successfully identified Jeff Smith (the Frugal Gourmet) as gay in the mid 80s, long before the police and press did. My friends used to ask me what proof I had. I didn’t have proof–it was just an intuition, and an accurate one.

      And no, I’m not one of those people who thinks male cooks are gay. I love cooking, myself, and I can easily spot that the following male TV cooks are NOT gay: Christopher Kimball, Jacques Pepin, Ming Tsai. In fact, right now I cannot think of any other gay male TV cooks besides Smith and Bayless.

      So there.

    123. gueston 01 Jun 2012 at 4:55 am

      # You Just Made My List!-You are hilarious! I am sitting here next to my sleeping husband at 2:30 AM and laughing so hard it is bringing me to tears. I could no longer breathe after the “Valeria diarrhea” comment.

    124. Mitch_Cumsteinon 09 Jun 2012 at 12:35 pm

      I will admit I found this site because I was searching for pics of Lanie. Before jumping to conclusions, just let me clarify that… I was hoping that she was the typical wild child of a celebrity, and as a result there would be nude photos of her floating around the web. Actually, I’d hoped she had a falling out with her dad and sought revenge by releasing her own sex video. I would love to see her gobble a wang.

    125. You Just Made My List!on 09 Jun 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Good to hear from Mitch Cumstein! Are you still night putting?

    126. CPon 10 Jun 2012 at 9:40 pm

      I used to really love watching Rick on his cooking shows until he started having this daughter on the show. WTF is up with that? That has got to be the creepiest father-daughter relationship I’ve ever seen. Rick is kind of a strange guy with his t-shirts and quirky personality but he’s good and interesting too. As long as the daughter is on I’ll be passing.

    127. pugasauruson 23 Jun 2012 at 7:42 pm

      This is hilarious. I was just watching a rather recent episode today of Mexico: One Plate at a Time and I couldn’t STAND watching Lanie. I started googling how embarrassing she was and came across this thread!
      She’s just so awkward and terrible at overdelivering her lines. Whoever said that she learned better stage personality since studying theatre in college is grossly mistaken! She’s just as awkward now.

      I blame the weird chemistry all on Lanie’s acting ability. I don’t dislike Rick Bayless at all—living in Chicago, I go to his restaurants quite often and love them! I just *cringe* every time he has that daughter on the show. She’s so bad for it.

      Short story–I went to go see him do a cooking demonstration at Macy’s in Chicago (it was Marshall Field’s at the time), and Lanie was there assisting him. She was probably 14 or 15 at the time. She was just as klutzy in person. She accidentally kicked over a food processor and the blade went flying into the crowd.

    128. R. Ubberallon 06 Jul 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Actually at about 9:28 in the video he shoves that bottle of Corona into his ass and then she hammers it home with the shovel. She has a pretty good swing and great timing,.. the Cubs could use her.

      P.S. You might have to reverse/forward the video a couple times to to access the secret hidden frames.

    129. danaon 06 Jul 2012 at 11:09 pm

      I always thought that was his wife and I thought wow he married young.

    130. Katieon 08 Jul 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Lane’s age depends on how old the ep you are watching is, she may be 15 in one and 20 in another. Her muffin top- very prevalent is the pic here, comes & goes-her nerdiness is a constant as the poor girl is a dork (genetic I suspect). The creepyness thing stays- she & her dad are ookie together & then add that Rick’s wife is a fat ugly cow- ew! What really annoys me is that Rick always makes himself the center of attention at his little TV show parties- dude, you are supposed to make your guests the center of attention!

      Take away cilantro, peppers, limes, tomatoes & onions & Bayless could not make anything LOL! It is also wrong to equate a famous name chef owning a restaurant w/ that restaurant having excellent food. It will be expensive for sure, but that does not neam good nor a pleasant dining experience.

      Topolobampo is a small town in Mexico and the word is Aztec, not Spanish. It is a 3-4 star restaurant at best- the food is not authentic and you get very small portions for high prices- spend a lot & leave hungry. It is hype, you can spend less & get more authentic tasty food elsewhere & the same for Frontera. It’s a great example of a status symbol restaurant, but not an excellent dining experience- merely adequate.

      The dude is creepy, but he is raking in the pesos w/ his glorified Taco Bells LOL!

    131. OTOHon 11 Jul 2012 at 12:36 am

      Seeing some of the later eps of One Plate, Lanie has lost a LOT of the earnestness (and the relationship almost all of it’s creepiness) that marked those first awkward seasons.

      But, remember, the Bayless brothers (Rick and sports-pundit Skip) are Okies after all…

    132. gina rubioon 17 Jul 2012 at 9:13 am

      Please rick….just get rid of your fat..alcohalic beard Deann and cook..you. are not fooling anybody…

    133. Nikoon 18 Jul 2012 at 12:44 am

      Yea its wired how she is with her pa, still every time i see her on pbs i have a dirty desire to hate fuck her. Especially after seeing the hoarse shit she tweets about. @laniebayless= horrible tweets. Lanie Bayless= easy to imagine a hate fucking her ginger face.

    134. kateon 11 Aug 2012 at 1:07 am

      He’s a trip, She’s annoying from her voice to her dress sense ( grody,) Most of all the way she eats
      Like a “Pig” it’s so gross ….makes me sick to my stomach I agree the vibe between them is strange

    135. Jenon 11 Aug 2012 at 11:38 am

      I have really enjoyed reading the comments, and could not agree more about the creepiness. It is definitely an odd relationship. One that I hate more is Joanne Weir who is a bitch on her show and laughs at her so-called “students” if they don’t slice or dice as well as her. She is a joke and her food looks awful compared to most.

      Rick and his daughter should not do shows together any longer. Especially when he flops on top of her after bringing pillows to the patio – they looked like a newly married couple about to have relations.

    136. dookie xon 13 Aug 2012 at 5:20 pm

      I’ve been “interested” in ms Lanie for a while, ever since I saw some creepier appearances on the show. As a “knight in shining armor” save the princess from her evil father fairy-tale fantasy, you know, she’s deserving. Eeeuw.
      But failing to find a Wikipedia page to link to from my “tv chicks who I crush on” page a Google link turned up this page, horrified that I was simultaneously viewing the very pig/pit/plan episode rigorously discussed here for the first time!
      I don’t think you should refer to that article of clothing as a wife-beater, because that wierd padded collar stuff going on makes it look Victorian or something (bodice-like? what is going on there? has he been raiding Madonna/Lady Gaga’s closet?) and is lacking the usual requisite sweat/beer stains and cigarette holes. I might suggest “hey-ay!” shirt (like “A-shirt”) to belie it’s questionably “athletic” styling. Athletics like dancing at the club with the guys!

    137. jendollyon 09 Sep 2012 at 2:43 am

      Wtf? His daughter, in no way, is 13. More like 25 playing the part of a paid hooker, “role-playing” for Chef Daddy. That stooge can’t shut her fake, terrible acting piehole if her dad paid her to. I like Rick, a little feminine, yes.. but show me how to cook Mexican, fine.. leave the skank behind the scenes. Oh, and Rick Steves is a slimey pedophile, lisping fairy. Great if you’re gay, just don’t hide it and be superflutteryannoying..yea, I just made that up. You’re welcome.

    138. birdnerdon 14 Sep 2012 at 10:43 am

      Damn, you people need to get a job or a hobby that is actually productive and contributes to society. I can’t stomach the cruel things people are saying about this. You freaks over analyze every sentence that comes out of the mouth of a person who is on TV, a child in particular. For fucks sakes, can’t you just sit back and drink a beer and try to enjoy life for a minute? The world won’t miss your blog if you take a break.

    139. Chaz Oon 20 Sep 2012 at 1:31 am

      Don’t get me wrong, I think he’s a great chef but eh…
      What do you guys think of this episode? 9:25 to 10:24.


    140. You Just Made My List!on 20 Sep 2012 at 1:37 pm

      FUCK! Holy shit, why can’t they see how creepy and flirty that is? I honestly looked away a few times out of embarrassment for them.

    141. Benon 29 Sep 2012 at 7:33 pm

      The author of this post (and without reading further, probably many of the commenters who agree), IMHO,… are frankly out of their friggin’ minds!

      This is the sort of bullshit hype, tripe, gross mis-interpretation that lead to things like the overblown myths of the devil-worship cults in the late eighties and nineties, and other urban legend-type hysteria.

      Bullshit postings like this are totally irresponsible.
      Grown a brain and get a freakin’ life!!

    142. Maxon 30 Sep 2012 at 1:55 pm

      One thing to remember is that all the sexual tension that exists here is what exists in the mind of the watcher. Reminds me of the Calvin Klein ads that everyone was saying reminded them of child porn. How did they know what child porn looks like? Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. :p

      Something I find even creepier is some of the comments on here. Like a teenage girl (and what kind of idiot could mistake her for 13?) is obligated to maintain a model’s figure. Think about it. You are complaining because an an under age girl is not maintaining a figure that would make her an optimal sex partner for you. That’s creepy.

      Oh and what fucking difference does a persons age make when doing a video on how to make salsa?

    143. CBMon 05 Oct 2012 at 11:22 am

      Wow…can not believe that you people see anything sexual about the “hot” commment. She was Clearly talking about the temperature. She comes out with two drinks. Either people here are some of the wierdest people on earth or they just arent very smart. Maybe this is an attempt at sarcasm, if so it is still very strange. Stop mistaking bad acting for sexual tension pervs.

    144. You Just Made My List!on 05 Oct 2012 at 1:26 pm

      CBM – Apparently you don’t watch much porn.

    145. Agree 100%!on 07 Oct 2012 at 2:54 pm

      I love Lanie and would seriously get involved with her, she’s beautiful, funny, nice, creative (other great adjectives)–TOO BAD SHE’S HOT FOR HER DAD. Agree it’s freaking weird.

    146. mikeon 21 Oct 2012 at 3:06 pm

      anyone notice how lanie’s bust is not as big as it used to be? much noticeably smaller….the pic in this post shows it much larger than what i saw on the show today…interesting

    147. Maggyon 02 Nov 2012 at 8:43 pm

      I didn’t see anything wrong. And as to rick being hot, I thuink she was referring to his being outside digging the pit, it is hard work. Maybe its your mind thinking that its incestious. My God, it is his daughter and a tv show about cooking, entertaining and family. I just don’t see it at all as you described, sorry. He seems like a good dad, I did not see him leering at his daughter and they seem to have a good relationship, wish more dad’s took a active part in teaching amd sharing with their kids. I guess most people have adapted the “american family” view of looking stupid and not interested in family at all…really sad.

    148. MeanPrickon 09 Nov 2012 at 11:33 pm

      What’s that white stuff she’s always licking off her fingers?..

    149. Kristenon 10 Nov 2012 at 12:03 pm

      I just saw this episode. It was re-aired in WETA here in DC. It was so creepy that I was prompted to google who Bayless’s wife is, thinking he was a perv and it was Laney. This I how I found your comment and I totally agree. Creeeeeped-out!!!! So inappropriate. I can’t shake it.

    150. Debon 10 Nov 2012 at 7:28 pm

      I was searching on ‘Rick Bayless beard’ because I cannot STAND his facial hair. I have no problem at all with men coloring their hair, none. But, DUDE, your gray (or is that blond??????) facial hair looks like hell with brown hair on the rest of your head!!!!!!!
      Doesn’t this guy have a stylist?!
      So creepy.
      But yes! WTF is up with the daughter thing? It’s gross. I’d be pissed and disgusted and GONE if I was the Mom.

    151. Al Cidmoreon 14 Nov 2012 at 6:36 pm

      I checked out the link to the episode and now I can’t stop touching myself. I wish Lanie was my daughter! Rick’s a lucky guy.

    152. Lauren Gon 16 Nov 2012 at 3:51 pm

      So it’s not just me then…. That pit video is the definition of creepy….EWWWWWWW

    153. Talulabankson 04 Dec 2012 at 10:23 pm

      I am so glad to read I’m not alone here! The energy/tension between Rick and his daughter is beyond creepy! I’ve been watching other episodes and literally everyone with Lainey is overflowing with an absurd amount of flirtation similar to junior high kids. Blah!!!!

    154. Johnon 05 Dec 2012 at 11:43 pm

      This is the second time I’ve come across this post. Fucking hilarious and spot on. I thought I was crazy for thinking there was some skeaviness between these two. Seems like there is a nice little community out there who have nothing better to do than watch PBS cooking shows and comment online. Proud to be part of the club!

    155. Patrickon 11 Dec 2012 at 9:53 pm

      I dunno if anyone will see my post because this thread is old, and I came across this page googling “is Rick Baylee’s gay” lol. I am gay and my gaydar buzzes when I watch his (very entertaining and smart) show.

      However The people making these “incest” claims are idiots – what world are u all living in where a man and his high school or college age daughter can’t have a close, loving relationship? Rick and Lanies relationship is exactly how a father/daughter relationship SHOULD be, not how it shouldn’t be.

      Also regarding the “hot” incident, Rick was in the backyard on a sunny day digging a frikkin fire pit to slow roast pork, wouldn’t u be hot doing digging on a sunny day? That’s what was hot about it!

    156. You Just Made My List!on 11 Dec 2012 at 10:31 pm

      Sort of like in porn when the pizza delivery guy says “Did someone order a large sausage,” he’s actually talking about the pizza.

    157. MARK "TRUTH-SEEKER"on 26 Dec 2012 at 3:15 pm


    158. MARK "TRUTH-SEEKER"on 26 Dec 2012 at 3:24 pm



    159. Hugh Jorganon 26 Dec 2012 at 4:38 pm

      I record most of the shows with Laney in them.
      Then I watch them and spank my monkey.

    160. JOEon 29 Dec 2012 at 6:46 pm


    161. You Just Made My List!on 29 Dec 2012 at 7:51 pm

      Wait, the Playboy Channel still exists?!?

    162. Willyon 03 Mar 2013 at 1:52 pm

      I am watching the show as we speak. Laney has turned into a beautiful woman with curves in all the right places. She is an absolute pleasure to look at. I cannot fault any man for flirting with her, even her homosexual father.

    163. JoeBoon 03 Mar 2013 at 3:57 pm

      I don’t know…I just saw Rick Bayless’s show about Tortas in Mexico city… so whats with the foodporn stuff with the music and the two of them talking about filling beans in mexian baguettes while staring into each others eyes as if they have a secret?!? Maybe the director, editor or stylist just make it seem creepy, not sure, but either way, my wife and I were glued waiting for the next inappropriate moment. This seems ripe for a youtube compilation creep-off.

    164. tlmon 30 Mar 2013 at 3:37 pm

      I always thought Rick Bayless was gay, and I remember being shocked beyond belief when I saw some show or magazine showcasing his home kitchen, which casually mentioned a wife and kids. I was just stunned.

      So, I basically agree with the assessment of Rick giving off a consistently gay vibe, although I didn’t see much of what I would call flirting between him and his daughter. However, the “speaking of hot” comment should have been followed up with SOMETHING to remove any ambiguity, since it was pretty weird. I suspect she was referring to his sweating from digging the pit, but it was just an odd phrase.

      More than anything on this show, I was surprised at the problems with Lanie’s segments that her parents just let go as-is. Did she remove the stems of the peppers before throwing them in the processor? She never told the audience, and I couldn’t tell, and that would be an important thing to know. And why did she say you have to be careful NOT to crush garlic that’s going into a food processor?!? She added water to a mix of super-hot peppers in a food processor, and doesn’t caution the audience to use gloves when handling the peppers, or put a cover on the food processor so the liquid doesn’t splash into someone’s eye. This is just basic kitchen safety stuff. Also, she says something like she wonders how the onions get their red color, and never explains to the audience that they will turn red, or how long it takes for that to happen. Just an incomplete presentation.

    165. Teeon 06 Apr 2013 at 9:22 am

      Thank you!!!

    166. Teeon 06 Apr 2013 at 9:23 am

      But it’s hilarious that I found this page when I googled “Joanne Weir is a weirdo”.

    167. Bill Andersooton 10 Apr 2013 at 9:28 pm

      Rick Bayless could make the word “burrito” sound pervy. The guy is icky.

    168. bravo25on 23 Apr 2013 at 12:36 am

      Speaking of disgusting, stupid, and disgusting…oops, did I say that already?….Nick Stellino is the biggest insult to chefs anden that make the kitchen their living. Since when did PBS host a gigolo show of sleazy, fake, euro trash, maschismo, narcisisstic, ego
      Scumbags with shitty food?

    169. Gerrion 01 May 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Thank you for posting! Glad I’m not the only one who sees the sexual tension between Rick and daughter. Funny, in the many shows I’ve watched, I’ve never seen Rick acknowledging Lanie as his daughter or her acknowledging Rick as her dad. That’s why I thought, at first, it was his girlfriend. Then I downgraded, thinking it must be his assistant…. Wow.

      I like this show. I like Rick as a host and I respect his knowledge of Mexico and the food. It always surprises me when he takes his shirt off, though.

    170. Mehon 14 May 2013 at 1:17 am

      I think Lydia’s Italy is creeper. The way she eats is very disturbing!

    171. vickion 29 May 2013 at 4:26 pm

      the episode linked by chaz o back in september is the one that precipitated the google search that led me here. you pervs are my people.

    172. Yes!on 16 Jun 2013 at 9:33 am

      This may be the best and mist hilarious site in the entirety of the Internet. I’m shitting in the toilet as I write this. Truth!

    173. Robon 29 Jun 2013 at 12:46 pm


      I’d eat Lydia’s tuna casserole…yum!


    174. Jazzon 08 Jul 2013 at 6:57 pm

      I haven’t read all these comments. But I saw that episode, and others.

      I think it is a case of bad producing. And this is what you get sometimes on government TV. Isn’t it on PBS? Rick should do a show on the Food Network or travel channel. They would do a much better job.

      Free market capitalism produces much better content.

    175. You Just Made My List!on 08 Jul 2013 at 7:12 pm

      Totally disagree. PBS produced shows are much better than any of the shit on basic cable. Can’t blame the government for this creepy weirdness.

    176. Carmenon 08 Jul 2013 at 7:55 pm

      OMG I thought I was the only one who got the creeps from these two. I used to like him but when he daughter came on set there was just something wrong I couldn’t pin point and of course you don’t want to saying these you are not sure of but there was something strange about their relationship- I have seen fathers and daughters in close relationships but never any sexual vibes, but these two got something creepy going on for sure. Ya hate going there in your mind so you write it off as some stupid unexplained thought. But low and behold a lot of other people are thinking the same things.. smh

    177. Trinaon 23 Jul 2013 at 11:19 pm

      Im just curious if anyone ever taught this bitch to eat with her mouth closed!! I mean come on! Ur on fuckin tv.No one wants to see your food fallin out of ur mouth. She shouldnt even be on the show. She just makes herself look stupid 😀

    178. Robon 27 Jul 2013 at 7:27 pm

      She’s back! I just saw a new episode today and she had a part at the end (by herself/no dad) …she’s got a whole new look going on… I still love this show… Its probably my favorite…

    179. Rush tbagrron 25 Aug 2013 at 6:13 pm

      You probably think Paula Deans having a three way with her sons. P

    180. You Just Made My List!on 25 Aug 2013 at 6:56 pm

      Only when I masturbate.

    181. wendaon 06 Sep 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Creppy, creppy, creppy. All this time I thought it was just me!

    182. Lemmyisgodon 15 Sep 2013 at 2:40 pm

      YJMML…I think I just peed myself from laughing at this incredibly accurate thread. So what do you think of that delusional vegan macrobiotic ginger idiot Christina Pirello?

    183. Lindaon 11 Oct 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Always found Rick Bayless’ daughter annoying. Primarily because she chews with her mouth open but I always felt this creepiness too. I saw that episode of few times and at the time didn’t notice but ewwwww!

    184. Rozzydozon 03 Nov 2013 at 5:56 pm

      Come on folks! This is what’s lacking nowadays between fathers and daughters. How cool to see a dad treat his kid as he does…these is no sexual tension, no soft porn as some of you have said. When you read of some of the horrible stuff fathers have done to their famous kids if they were more like Rick Bayliss then there would be better memories of their dads.

    185. duskeon 20 Jan 2014 at 3:26 am

      you forgot that she eats like a bloody pig…….! shoves and shovels food in her mouth like she thinks it is going to run away, she barley chews and gulps it all down with these quick jerky movements. he has grace and she is the complete opposite. I hate to watch a show with the two of them. just him fine, with her no.

    186. Cap'non 04 Feb 2014 at 9:33 am

      I don’t remember what I was googling, but landed here and had a good time reading all the posts. Hilarious stuff.

      On to check out the rest of the blog.

    187. Bethon 12 Feb 2014 at 10:35 pm

      I don’t believe what I am reading. There is nothing wrong with Rick or his and Lanie’s relationship. You people probably see something wrong in anything. I have watched Rick’s shows for years and thoroughly enjoy them. If you don’t, don’t watch them. But, don’t use your creepy imagination to make up stuff. Rude doesn’t even begin to cover it. Get lives.

    188. bon 21 Feb 2014 at 7:20 pm

      Now it’s Feb 2014 and it’s still, well, you know.

    189. Pation 01 Mar 2014 at 1:11 am

      I cannot BELIEBE dis web site talking about Rick and his little niña! I am bery disapointed with you all. Please, do not view my show on the television, it is for family.

    190. Dan S.on 08 Mar 2014 at 6:29 pm

      there is nothing weird about Rick and his daughter Lanie. I guess it takes a pervert to see perversion.

    191. Debbion 23 Mar 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Has anybody ever paid attention to the amount of alcohol Rick Bayless consumes? I’d bet anything he’s normally a very loving father and his affection shows even more when he’s buzzed. I do not see anything sexual between them at all.

    192. Roberton 29 Mar 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Seems to be a lot of up-tight, repressed republicans on this sight.

    193. Rickon 13 Apr 2014 at 7:29 pm

      I find Lane Ann Bayless annoying…and arousing.

    194. Brit Pirroon 08 Jun 2014 at 11:52 pm

      Thank you. i have always been thinking the same thing and i finally decided to look it up to see if anyone else sees this too. It is super creepy.

      On a side note, his stuff looks good, but id rather go to my neighborhood taco truck than pay $15 for a taco this creep makes.

    195. Brit Pirroon 08 Jun 2014 at 11:58 pm

      And how are people getting Rick Steves (cool, but a little bourgeois) and Rick Bayless mixed up?

    196. Brit Pirroon 09 Jun 2014 at 12:31 am

      AND one example….


      There was another one i saw awhile ago on TV where the two of them were next to each other near the pool and Rick was in some wife beater with his daughter next to him in a bikini real close and just the interaction between them was really weird. I really wish i could find it because before reading all this i though to myself, this is a little strange for a dad and daughter.

    197. You Just Made My List!on 09 Jun 2014 at 2:51 pm

      I’ve eaten his food, both at his fancy restaurants and his cheap ones, and it was nothing special to me.

    198. Jr.on 12 Jul 2014 at 3:41 pm

      If he doesn’t want to do her I will!

    199. MommyDeareston 20 Jul 2014 at 6:15 am

      My sig/other and I were watching this show, we do love the food part. This issue has gone over my man’s head, a good sign in a man I would imagine…but I picked up on this right away!!! What’s wrong with this picture?!! Soooo glad I’m not alone in this. We almost got in a real FIGHT over the subject as it was the first time he’d heard anyone slam Bayless. He thought my mind was wacky..he’s never grown up as a budding woman in this world!!! Men will never know what we’ve been through. There is a creep factor for sure here. Bayless nor his “Daughter” ever mention or join the Mother in this “affair” of theirs. The Cam hits her once in a great while…very in the background…no establishing shots of the “Family” as a unit. It’s THEM and HER, somewhere. Bayless and Daughter wake up early and have coffee as if hidding from Mom. Just weird, and that vid…pleeezzz. Sick. They should at the very least say “Did Mom say you were hot when dating?” “Mom will love this dish” or “This is the way you and Mom used to cook this for me when I was young” NOTHING mentioned as in a healthy family unit…it’s another sublim pedo funded show disguised as a cooking show…and what’s up with his voice?! Gads someone make him stop. Concur… EWWWWWWWW…

    200. mimion 31 Jul 2014 at 1:02 am

      I am in shock, I was watching Mexico one day at a time a little earlier today and thought that Rick and his daughter were acting kind of creepyso I decided to look it up and found this website with all those people that have the same perception of those two.

    201. caroleeon 10 Sep 2014 at 2:59 pm

      I watch the show and wondered if they were married or what. I see a wedding ring on his finger but not hers. So, I got to this page and got my answer. His daughter! Can’t believe it. Where is his wife? I like his show and hate the fact that is his daughter. What is wrong with HIM!?