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Old 09-12-2015, 10:25 AM   #1
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Favorite Cooking Show?

What is your favorite cooking show???
For me I love MasterChef, Barefoot Contesa, and Kitchen Nightmares!!!

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Old 09-12-2015, 11:07 AM   #2
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Justin Wilson, alas, I cannot find his shows on regular tv anymore.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:09 AM   #3
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I used to watch cookings shows all the time. All the way back, long before what we have now. As kid I watched "The Galloping Gourmet".

Today, I watch about one show a week with no apparent choice of show or chef.
Some of the second tier PBS stuff seems to get the most interest from me.
Especially location inspired shows.
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Barefoot Contessa. My style of cooking is very similar to Ina's. I've used many of her recipes and have always had great success and rave reviews.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:13 PM   #5
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I like masterchef and kitchen nightmares minus the swearing and screaming(GORDON RAMSEY) I also like Chopped .
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:18 PM   #6
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Yes, I enjoy Chopped but sometimes the editing is kind of off. Did you know it takes them two weeks to film one show? Food Network Magazine wrote a story about it last year. RR's 30 Minutes or Less took 8 hours to shoot. On both shows lots of setups for close ups takes up extra time. That countdown in the end is added / dubbed in... They aren't really rushing and plating like they want you think they are. Technical stuff aside, I enjoy seeing what they do with the ingredients. It's inspired me to use what I have on hand with very successful results.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:20 PM   #7
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I've been watching TV cooking shows since Julia Child started them. I really enjoy Julia, Jacques, Martin Yan and Justin Wilson from back then. I can still see some Jacques shows but the others are pretty much gone.

Of the current crop, I watch ATK and Cook's Country. I just found BBQ with Franklin on Create TV. It's all about Texas BBQ.

I have no interest in cooking competition shows.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:24 PM   #8
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I love Cutthroat Kitchen and its spinoff, Camp Cutthroat. Who knew Alton Brown could be so evil? It's more for entertainment than for the recipes. I also like Chopped and Masterchef.

Ina Garten is so calm and sweet. I use a number of her recipes.

I grew up on Julia, Jacques, Justin, Martin, and Graham Kerr. While others were watching soap operas, I ran home from school to watch cooking shows.
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Yes, I enjoy Chopped but sometimes the editing is kind of off. Did you know it takes them two weeks to film one show? Food Network Magazine wrote a story about it last year. RR's 30 Minutes or Less took 8 hours to shoot. On both shows lots of setups for close ups takes up extra time.
I think you must have misunderstood something in that article about Chopped. According to this, it takes 12 hours to film an episode: https://www.yahoo.com/tv/s/yahoo--tv...222307053.html

I was curious because I didn't think most chefs would be willing to spend that much time away from their restaurants for a TV show, so I did a search.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:28 PM   #10
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I like Chopped, Master Chef, Rick Bayless's Mexico One Plate at a Time, Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction and Beat Bobby Flay (we DVR the new episodes). I also watch Barefoot Contessa and Pioneer Woman sometimes.

I have a TV in the kitchen, so I often have the Food Network on when I'm in there during the day, preparing for dinner or processing garden veggies. Usually I'm only half paying attention, but I pick up ideas sometimes

I swear I'm not addicted to food TV
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:39 PM   #11
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I like Chopped, Master Chef, Rick Bayless's Mexico One Plate at a Time, Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction and Beat Bobby Flay (we DVR the new episodes). I also watch Barefoot Contessa and Pioneer Woman sometimes.

I have a TV in the kitchen, so I often have the Food Network on when I'm in there during the day, preparing for dinner or processing garden veggies. Usually I'm only half paying attention, but I pick up ideas sometimes

I swear I'm not addicted to food TV
Are you sure about that Garlic.....lol. Well I am addicted to food blogs you should see my favorites on my computer ...lol
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Are you sure about that Garlic.....lol. Well I am addicted to food blogs you should see my favorites on my computer ...lol
Maybe I'm just in denial...

I forgot to mention Food Truck Road Trip. DH likes it, and I like Tyler Florence, so we DVR that, too.
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Old 09-12-2015, 02:27 PM   #13
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Maybe I'm just in denial...

I forgot to mention Food Truck Road Trip. DH likes it, and I like Tyler Florence, so we DVR that, too.
OMG !!!!!!! I can just imagine how overloaded that dvr is.......lol ! I like the Drive ins (Sorry i can't think of the whole title of the show ) and the host (also forot his name)but what is that with the sunglasses behind his head ...? )
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OMG !!!!!!! I can just imagine how overloaded that dvr is.......lol ! I like the Drive ins (Sorry i can't think of the whole title of the show ) and the host (also forot his name)but what is that with the sunglasses behind his head ...? )
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri! Several restaurants in my area have been on the show. I have it on sometimes when I'm making dinner, but that's one that I often don't really catch what they're doing. It's more for background noise.
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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri! Several restaurants in my area have been on the show. I have it on sometimes when I'm making dinner, but that's one that I often don't really catch what they're doing. It's more for background noise.
OMG Garlic you are so Lucky I would have like to meet him he is kinda cute . Has he ever beeen to Canada ? We do have many yummy restaurants around here we do not all live in igloos.....lol
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I think you must have misunderstood something in that article about Chopped. According to this, it takes 12 hours to film an episode: https://www.yahoo.com/tv/s/yahoo--tv...222307053.html

I was curious because I didn't think most chefs would be willing to spend that much time away from their restaurants for a TV show, so I did a search.
No, I recall DH and I saying that seemed like an incredibly long time to film.The magazine never recalled the story, so who knows?

However, you are probably more accurate about the hours it takes. I do know it takes more than a day with the filming of closeups, the deliberation, etc. They showed the judges playing games on their phones during those times where they weren't on camera in the magazine article.

The deliberations are at least an hour and they edit them to a minute. A local chef was speaking at an event about her experience on Chopped years ago, but she never mentioned how long it took to film, just that it 'isn't anything how the final show looks, takes a long time and it was exhausting", in her words.

In any case, it's chopped together before it goes to print.
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Old 09-12-2015, 03:57 PM   #17
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I think I figured out the source of the confusion about filming an episode of Chopped. According to the link below, they tape about 80 hours of footage for each show, but that doesn't mean it takes two weeks.

The chefs are there for a 12- to 14-hour day. During that time, they might film Ted Allen saying his opening lines several times. They have nine cameras recording the chefs and judges from different angles for 20 to 30 minutes of cooking time for each segment. After each contestant is chopped, producers interview them for the comments that are eventually shown while they're cooking. Then there are the location recordings of each chef's introduction at their restaurant, home, wherever they work.

So all that would add up to 80 hours or more of footage per episode, but it would only take a couple of days to accumulate that. I imagine the judges are playing on their phones while the crew cleans up the set between segments

http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/art...f-chopped.html
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A friend of my daughter's was on BBQ Pitmasters 2 years ago and he said the hours they spent filming was grueling for a one hour show. Lots and lots of retakes, false bleeping to make you think they're so upset and just swearing away , Mike doesn't swear but was bleeped constantly during the final airing. The on camera interviews take forever too, for just a few seconds of what they end up keeping. I think he said it took about a week for a one hour show.

Back to the question - my fave cooking shows are ATK, Cook's Country, and Ina. Also just about anything with Alton, but I particularly like the old Good Eats episodes. I wish they'd film new ones.
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We loved the old Good Eats series too, Cheryl. It was the lagnappe after CBS Sunday Morning. Sadly they replaced it with Pioneer Woman marathons and repeats of The Kitchen.
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Old 09-12-2015, 04:58 PM   #20
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Yeah, it seems Pioneer Woman is always on. I usually watch her shows, but they go overboard on the reruns. Same with Guy's DD&D, sometimes I'll check FN and old ones are on one right after another for hours! I like both of them OK, but not constantly.

My cousin Diana and her husband Paul had a cooking show on cable back in the 80's called "The New Way Gourmet". It was fun, kind of ahead of it's time for the era. I watched every one, mainly because they were family and there were so few cooking shows on at the time. They held cooking classes in their home and went on to write and publish several cookbooks. I've made several of their recipes and haven't been disappointed. Just a bit of trivia. LOL
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