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Old 06-29-2007, 01:32 PM   #1
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Whats your favorite food network show?

howdy everybody. i was just wondering what some of your fav food network shows are. i personally really like "the next food network star" and "ace of cakes." nothing is better then food, drama, challanges, and reality tv!!! what do you guys think?

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Old 06-29-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
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I'm a fan of
"The Ultimate" with Tyler Florence
"Throwdown" with Bobby Flay
"30 minute meals" with Raechel Ray
and so on and so on...
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:46 PM   #3
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:54 PM   #4
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Good Eats. Iron Chef(original and America).Or the annual pastry competitions.
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Good Eats with Alton Brown.

Even though Alton Brown can really grate the nerves on occasion, I love his highly technical approach to cooking,. It borders on an Engineer’s perspective which I greatly value.
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:28 PM   #6
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I like Paula, Tylers Ultimate, Guys Big Bite and Nigella. Next Food Network Star is pretty good too.
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:43 PM   #7
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The only 2 I ever watch these days with any regularity are Sara Moultin's show (which I had heard was being cancelled), & Alton Brown's "Good Eats". Once in awhile I also catch the reruns of the original "Essence of Emeril", when he was actually a chef & not a media event.

I really, really, REALLY miss the good old days of Food Network - before they got too big for their britches. They used to show the old Julia Child "The French Cook" series, the old Graham Kerr series, "The Two Fat Ladies" series, etc., etc. In the early days I nearly had their channel on 24/7 - lol!! No more.

Now it's just a media circus, with nothing but a handful of pseudo-chef monkeys doing 5 different shows apiece to fill up the time. Sad. Very sad. This ultimately could have been such a good network.
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:54 PM   #8
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I like how they change shows. I mean, McDonalds looks more interesting than some of these people.
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:21 PM   #9
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I only watch some of the cooking shows and bbq/grilling competitions.

I have no interest in th reality shows, the cake or sugar art 'competitions' and such.

Yes, the network has changed. It has changed to draw a larger group of viewers that care about food. They have to make money to stay on the air.
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howdy everybody. i was just wondering what some of your fav food network shows are. i personally really like "the next food network star" and "ace of cakes." nothing is better then food, drama, challanges, and reality tv!!! what do you guys think?
iron chef, iron chef america, throwdown w/flay. i think cooking shows are generally pretty pointless; it makes more sense to me to just get a book & cook out of it. i don't get much out of cooking shows. the worst ones imho are the ones where someone travels to a city & goes to a bunch of different restaurants. nothing like watching someone eat, what a great idea for a show...

edit: oh yeah I LOVE alton brown's show!! he's like the bill nye of food tv. he's not the same as other food network people because he gives us much more information than most people would ever want to know. i wish good eats was on more often.
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