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Old 01-23-2008, 07:14 PM   #51
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Okay, today I have been confined to a fair amount of rest due to a circulation problem in one of my legs - we are trying to get the swelling down so I had to lay around and do nothing. I started going through my huge box of recipes and magazines to sort it out and put the Food Network on for noise. Noise was a good word for it. There were a couple of okay Canadian shows - Chef at Large and Sugar, but I had seen both episodes before. The it was the "Countdown to Dinner" lineup which for us starts at 1:00 pm as it is based on Eastern time: Paula cackled at least 2 dozen y'all's, Rachel was jumping up and down at the brilliance of her own concoction of pizzange, Giada had an italian pool party and so on. I have not tuned in during the day for a long time, limiting myself to the more intelectual night-time fair (laugh with me) of Iron Chef America, ****'s Kitchen, Top Chef, Good Eats and the like.

Oh, and please don't think I am knocking the American chefs only. We have our share with Bob Bloomer who travels around with a toaster trailer and a year or so ago were subjected to a show where people actually allowed their kitchens to be filmed while a team of two detected all the non-food safe no no's they had.

If I have to spend a day like this again, I think I will choose the cartoon channel.

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Old 01-23-2008, 07:24 PM   #52
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Some good shows on Cartoon Network and Toon Disney, but that anime stuff is getting pretty weird in my opinion ;)

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Old 01-23-2008, 08:41 PM   #53
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Oh LPBei........
I love watching that guy with the toastermobil and I am very envious I don't have one too.
I think he's wonderful. Loved the most recent one I saw when he fried an egg by some piece of equiptment he'd made, so it could fry by the use of the sun only....... in some town in Arizona I think it was. Very interesting.
To KE, I used to be one of those that frequented the message boards over at TVFood. I was so sad when they closed. It was a good meeting place but you are right, they said some pretty rotten things about a couple of the stars on the networks shows. And BTW&FYI, I know the board that most of them are on now. I don't go there much as it feels foreign to me...
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:08 PM   #54
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i too have gotten sick of reruns. hardly ever sit and watch the channel . it is back ground noise for me. haven't seen a new one from any of stars in about a month.

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Old 01-24-2008, 09:06 PM   #55
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I agree, but isn't some of this because of the writers strike?
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:57 PM   #56
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I too have a problem with constant repeats. When there are specials, its always
the same chefs, ie" the "holiday shows". I like Barefoot Contessa. I like Paula
Deen and use several of her recipes but I think she overdoes it sometimes.
Dinner Impossible is good. Have only seen one episode with Amy, the last
winner of the contest. It wasn't something I wanted to watch again. Guy, the
previous winner has done well and I enjoy Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
Ace of Cakes is a fun show. There are some good shows, but its a lot of
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:22 AM   #57
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yeah there aren't any new episodes of shows on tv right now. I mean they didn't even do the Grammy's this year right?
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:25 AM   #58
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I was wondering the same thing about the writers strike. Maybe Food Network is going to develop their own reality and/or game shows. That could be interesting with real people instead of the normal stable of FN hosts.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:54 PM   #59
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My wife is always talking about how they need to put everyday cooks on their with everyday recipes, or as she puts it "recipes for the rest of us" LOL.
I would love to see shows based on cooking for medium to large families on a small budget, that would be interesting.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:05 AM   #60
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I don;t believe the writers' strike is really the cause of all the reruns on FTV. Their rerunning old shows has been going on for a long time. They just don't have enough programming to fill the clock.

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