Originally Posted by Cook2much
I am looking for some good cooking shows, and instead of wasting my time watching several different ones I thought I would ask the people who know best. So what are your favorite shows and what’s so good about them? (please no Emeril, I know he is great but I am not a big fan) Thanks for your help!
I discovered the Food Network a few years ago when I was home for 6 weeks recovering from surgery. I loved Rachael Ray, because, even though I'm a pretty experienced cook, many of her recipes are quick and easy, and she does entire meals, not just single recipes. My husband, who was never much into cooking, learned a lot from her, too, and started cooking occasionally after that.
I also like Good Eats, although I've only made a few of the recipes (I like learning about the science and history behind different foods) and I love Italian food, so I like Giada's recipes, but not the show so much. Barefoot Contessa makes some good-looking stuff, but it seems to take more time than I want to invest on a weeknight after working all day, but once my kitchen renovation is done, I might try more of her recipes.