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Old 05-31-2010, 09:28 PM   #1
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The Cooking Channel

Debuted today. Who tuned in?

I enjoyed the Indian & Chinese shows, but the "French Cooking at Home" show was totally laughable. "Cumin-scented carrots"? "Garbanzo beans with olives"? "Coconut flan"? Even the laughably barely-proficient hostess admitted that the entire menu was Morrocan. So how was this "French cooking at home"???? Don't like the hostess; don't like the cooking (her Bouef Bourgenion was laughable); the series is idiotic. They really need a real French cook to pull this off, not this moronic wannabee.

I tuned out after the pseudo-French cooking episodes, since the following were supposedly baking stuff, which isn't my thing.

Anyone else tune in today?

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Old 05-31-2010, 09:46 PM   #2
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Forgot all about it. I'm not even sure my cable provider carries the channel.
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:01 PM   #3
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i watched the french cooking one, not impressed at all, the constant music was very annoying. will give it another try tomorrow. i'm thinking kinda cutesy. we will give it a chance i am sure.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:34 AM   #4
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Andy - if you get "The Food Network" channel, you most likely get this one too. It takes the place of the "Fine Living" channel, which was also owned by Food Network, so if you got "Fine Living", it's now the "Cooking Channel".

I'm pleased to see that several of the shows are repeats of golden oldies - Sara Moulton, Mario Batali, Julia Child, Graham Kerr, etc. Not as pleased to see that apparently Food Network just couldn't resist throwing on Giada & Emeril. Like we can't ever get a respite from Food Network's regular over-exposed stable? Lol!
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:38 AM   #5
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I clicked through the program guide last night, all the way into today, and was surprised to see what looked like to me, the food network line up... Then low and behold a few old favorites, with some new stuff thrown in... I guess i'll try it out later and see how it is...
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:03 PM   #6
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a repeat of the french cooking at home. that does not bode well. repeats in the early part of network is very boring. did she only do one show?
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:57 PM   #7
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Seems like mostly FN shows but i'm excited about some of the good old ones! I love Sara & Food 911 was neat.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:46 PM   #8
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Don't have it here...never had fine living either. Can't miss what you've never had.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:53 PM   #9
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I caught "Food Jammers" yesterday... it was... well...lame at best. The soda epiosde was silly and I only made it through the first part of the 3-d pizza episode before I had to change the channel.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:57 AM   #10
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I saw the French Cooking at Home show and agree with everyone that it was pretty awful. I may try some Fine Living.of the others, but also agree that we see enough of Giada and the other current FN people. I will miss Fine Living.
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