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Old 08-10-2009, 10:23 PM   #11
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GB, I enjoyed that show as well. It was all about the food. The chef was sometimes awkward or didn't even speak English but the food looked great.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:25 PM   #12
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use ingredients that are available to most people. price is a factor. i would like to see a show about cooking for one or two. we are not all large families.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:32 PM   #13
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What we really want is a Foodies Network.

Shows that cover food topics in depth, different cuisines authentically, that teach techniques, and address gourmet and home cooking, fast and slow food, vegetarian and raw foods.

Basically, everything exactly the way I want it to be.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:33 PM   #14
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I like a good mix of shows, but having said that, shows that illustrate cultural and ethnic diversity, regional specialties and diversity, good technique, etc. A variety of skill levels is fine. Often very simple can be very satisfying. etc. But yak yak yak in my ear for no reason...no thanks.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:14 PM   #15
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I would tell them I would want to watch really talented chefs, get into their heads. Food Network is into "personalities". They are about entertainment. Only a couple of them are really intriguing in terms of cooking.

Overall, I think PBS has better cooking programs.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:07 AM   #16
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Follow up: But then you have the anomolies like Ina Garten, wwho is the television equivalent to a valium and a stiff scotch....zzzzzzzzzzzz.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:46 AM   #17
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Focus more on the food and less on the personalities.

One of my favorite cooking shows was a show (I forgot the name or which channel it was on) where they showed 3 restaurants each half hour episode. The chefs never spoke. There was a narrator who you never saw who explained what the chef was doing. There was not fancy sets or settings. They all took place in restaurant kitchens which all basically looked the same. There was a lot of silence during the episodes too as the chef was cooking and nothing needed to be said. It was such a relaxing enjoyable show.
Great Chefs was the series. Excellent stuff.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:48 AM   #18
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use ingredients that are available to most people. price is a factor. i would like to see a show about cooking for one or two. we are not all large families.
More importantly, use ingredients that are available to most people (even if it takes a little hunting) in a creative fashion!

Show me something different and interesting to do with the same old same old.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:19 AM   #19
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Totally agree about focusing more on the food and less on the personalities.

I also would like to see more innovation. I am tired of the same dishes rehashed over and over! Show some creativity... do something REALLY different... but still make it do-able. (example: vegan sushi rolls, noodle-less "lasagna" that uses sliced zuchinni in place of noodles, watermelon and feta salad, etc.)

Also, it'd be nice to have a program for when they speak about "proteins" they talk about vegetarian options as well! Protein doesn't always have to come from beef, pork, chicken, etc. What about beans, legumes, and dairy?

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Old 08-11-2009, 02:24 AM   #20
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The Great Chefs of (New York, Chicago, New Orleans, etc. wherever they happened to feature for that show.)

I have the book series with those recipes. That was a very good show!

I rememebr that one!!! I loved it, too! I specifically rememebr one where the chef made a saddle of rabbit or lamb, and how he dressed the meat, and everything. Way cool.....
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