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Old 12-30-2005, 10:41 AM   #11
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I love almost all of the Food Network shows.

My favorites are Rachel Ray's 30 Minute Meals and $40 a day (but she kind of annoys me so I have to take her in small doses), Paula Deen, Emeril, Alton Brown's show (I forgot the name), Iron Chef America, and Food 911 (I have a crush on Tyler).

I also like that one where Gordon Elliot goes into people's houses and cooks whatever they have in the fridge...but I am not sure if its on anymore.

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Old 12-30-2005, 10:54 AM   #12
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Sorry, but none of the American series or chefs have appeared over here, I suppose the different way of measuring and cooking may have something to do with it - OR we have lots of our own, excellent chefs?!!! These do not all currently have shows on TV, but a number of their shows are being repeated ad infinitum on one or other cable/satellite channel!

Jamie Oliver
Nigella Lawson
Gordon Rankin
Delia Smith
Gary Rhodes
Antonio Carluccio
Jean-Christoph Novelli
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Nigel Slater
Anton Mossiman
Nick Nairn (my personal fave)

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Old 07-04-2006, 06:59 AM   #13
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I don't watch cooking shows, so, I never answered this thread. BUT, last night, dh found a show that he was trying to tell me about a month or so ago and it kinda went in one ear and out the other. LOL I was on the computer as usual. Well, I love Lisence to Grill. Rob Rainford can make you salivate even when your full!! Yummy!!!! DH has to get the grill fired up now. LOL
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Old 07-04-2006, 08:11 AM   #14
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I'd have to say Essence of Emeril, Emeril Live, followed by Paula's Home Cooking, Everyday Italian, 30-Minute Meals, Simply Ming, Good Eats and Unwrapped.

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Old 07-04-2006, 08:36 AM   #15
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I like "Good Eats". It has already been pointed out that not all of Alton Brown's recipes are the best, but it's nice to know the hows/whys of why things work (or don't).

I enjoy most food shows. Even if they aren't among my 'favorites', I will go to food shows on Food Network or PBS as my back-up 'background noise' viewing.
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Old 07-04-2006, 12:08 PM   #16
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I forgot about that one, but only certain episodes of it I like, like yourself.

And BTW, if anyone is interested, some of these show ARE available on DVDs at Target! I saw on display Good Eats, Paula's Home Cooking, 30-Minute Meals, Everyday Italian and Boy Meets Grill.
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Old 07-08-2006, 07:17 PM   #17
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I like most of the ones on the Food network -- Tyler, Dave, Rachael, Paula, Giada, Ina, Alton, Guy's Big Bite, Ellie to name a few and several on PBS -- Daisy, Ming, America's Test Kitchen, Caprial and John, Everyday Food, one I can't remember the name but it's a chinese Mother and daughter and more. Also enjoy a few on the travel channel - Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations for one, and Dutch Oven, Campfire Cooking, and California Country on Rural TV
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Old 07-09-2006, 02:03 PM   #18
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I wish I had one- I refuse to pay for cable when I would only watch 3 of the gazillion channels I would be paying for... hahaha. Wait, that's for the venting thread. Therefore, my fav cooking channel is my computer screen and all you on Discuss Cooking!

Edit: and thank you Bucky for mentioning PBS for us anti-cable people! I was afraid of the mockery I would hear! hahaha!

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