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The 7 - One Question... - Do you watch Food Network? If so, what do you watch the most?
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#1 Posted on 2.12.05 2310.57
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The Husband teases me; he says he is sick of watching the Food network all the time. He is right; it is far and away the channel I watch the most. I may even watch it more than Cartoon Network, and it may have edged out pro-wrestling [gasp!] in sheer volume of time wasted.

Alton Brown's "Good Eats". I even set my VCR to tape his show. I think I like this show because I consider it unique; the show tries to combine food history, science, and recipes. His cookbooks are the same way and are interesting reads. I also watch "Iron Chef", the older Japanese version and the newer American version, but just for entertainment value. I can't imagine trying to eat some of the creations that they make on those shows. [bleck!]

NOTE: If your favorite cooking show is not on Food Network, feel free to list it anyway. (If it is a public tv show for example.) I also realize that because this board has so many men, that this thread could turn into a Rachael Ray love-fest. I accept that.
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#2 Posted on 2.12.05 2327.19
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The only time I watch the Food Network is for "Unwrapped" with Marc Summers. I love seeing how they make different foods.

As for cooking shows in general, whenver I was sick from school I'd always have to go to my grandma's, and I remember watching "Graham Kerr." I don't think he's on anymore though.
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#3 Posted on 2.12.05 2331.42
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My Dad has been staying with me for the past few weeks and he is obsessed with the Food Network Canada, which has a bit of a different flavour (get it? ha ha) than the US version. His favourite host both for recipes and for checking out is Christine Cushing, and he has printed off many of her concoctions over the years.

He's also a fan of Chef at Home. I have to admit, that guy has the best kitchen I've ever seen.

I'm not a big fan of the network-in fact, I usually get upset when I see someone watching the channel at the gym. That being said, I sure have learned a lot second-hand just from the old man watching the last little while.
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#4 Posted on 3.12.05 0014.14
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I could easily sway it toward a Giada de Laurentiis love-fest, if you'd like.

Food Network is our default channel. Just about everything I cook has been on the channel at one point. My favorite shows are Everyday Italian, 30 Minute Meals, and Paula's Home Cooking. I'm also really liking the new guys on Party Line.

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#5 Posted on 3.12.05 0039.05
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My father's been known to watch that channel to the point of abuse, so I'm kind of prejudiced. But I'll watch anything involving the following:

* Alton Brown
* Jaime Oliver
* Iron Chef

Giada de Laurentiis's head freaks me out, and Rachael Ray needs to learn that some things, such as extra virgin olive oil, MUST NEVER be made into acronyms. But Good Eats is a cooking show I not just tolerate, but love. It's his approach, really.
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#6 Posted on 3.12.05 0053.11
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Allow me to cast a vote for Emeril, and I'll also watch Jamie Oliver. I can't stand Rachael Ray, though.
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#7 Posted on 3.12.05 0106.39
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Rachel Ray, Good Eats, both Iron Chefs, not much else any more... I used to leave it on when I was cleaning, or studying all the time cause it doesn't require a lot of brain power and you learn a lot of tips just leaving it on.
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#8 Posted on 3.12.05 0530.24
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    Originally posted by Lise
    Rachel Ray, Good Eats, both Iron Chefs, not much else any more...


Yeah, what you said. I LOVE Good Eats. I have made Alton's Tomato sauce and it ROCKS. Who knew it would be so easy to make sauce. Season tomatoes, bake, strain, reduce in red wine.

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#9 Posted on 3.12.05 0651.15
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Alton Brown is the Cooking God.
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#10 Posted on 3.12.05 0710.12
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I like Rachael Ray; but I never like Emerill. He just irks me.
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#11 Posted on 3.12.05 0725.30
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Emeril makes me want to punch my TV.

I like any of the cooking competition (chocolate comp, cake comp, etc) that they show.

Iron Chef (original) is awesome, the American version isnt so special though.

That Rachel Ray can keep me glued to the set for hours.

And, that other chick, the every day Italian one. I wouldnt eat anything she makes, but watching her more than makes up for it.

(edited by StaggerLee on 3.12.05 0726)
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#12 Posted on 3.12.05 0838.48
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Iron Chef and Good Eats are mandatory viewing. They trump virtually anything else that might be on at that time. Bobby Flay's performance on the first New York Iron Chef battle soured me from ever watching his shows, and I'll only watch him on Iron Chef America if the challenger/mystery ingredient is interesting.

I'll watch Emeril Live if I need primetime background noise. This wasn't a problem until USA stopped showing L&O:SVU at 8 p.m.
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#13 Posted on 3.12.05 0906.42
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Mrs. Shem watches a ton of FN, and I'll occasionally watch it with her. The only thing I really make time for, though, is Good Eats. Besides Alton, she seems to favor Giada, Paula Deen, Rachael Ray (who I agree is incredibly annoying), and Ina Garten. At least she doesn't watch Emeril.
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#14 Posted on 3.12.05 0924.57
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I'll watch Everyday Italian. Doesn't matter what Giada's making, just a few minutes of the show will improve my mood. She does have a lot of forehead but I can live with it.

Other than that, I watch the original Iron Chef.
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#15 Posted on 3.12.05 1133.16
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The coolest guy you wish you knew but didn't you don't know.

http://www.thecookingguy.com/index.php

Ok, so he's not the "coolest" guy in the traditional sense, but I wish he was my neighbor.

I miss his show.
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#16 Posted on 3.12.05 1425.40
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Joining in the AB love of course, there is no more entertaing nor educational program than his. I love watching or tivoingnthe 4am EST block, shows like the Food Hunter, Date Plate, Wolfgang Class, Jaimie...they are great TV. I also have a Season Pass for Surreal Gourmet but it seems that program is gone from the FN schedule. I also miss Ming Tsai's East meets West way to much, at least he defeated Bobby in ICA, karma ain't it a bitch.
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#17 Posted on 3.12.05 1614.12
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To answer the question - No. When it happens to be on because one of womyn in my house needs to watch it, I repair to the other TV or some other pursuit.
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#18 Posted on 4.12.05 0138.43
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Am I the ONLY one who finds Alton Brown incredibly annoying? He is the main reason I hate Iron Chef America. Although I did see an episode where he was asking the challenger what that strange green liquid in the squirt bottle was, and the challenger replied dryly "Thats soap Alton, its essential in 21st century kitchens".
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#19 Posted on 4.12.05 2234.15
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My mother watches Food Network (or The History Channel, HGTV or another one of the educational stations) practically 24/7, it seems. She's found some pretty good recipes on Food Network, actually. But the only Food Network show that I can stomach (no pun intended) is "Good Eats"-- which I think is just a great, great show.
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#20 Posted on 5.12.05 0753.21
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Actually, it's funny. My wife actually hates watching it and it pisses her off when she walks in and I am sitting there watching it, especially Iron Chef.

Being the Canadian version, some of the shows may differ...

I like watching both versions of Iron Chef, Chef at Home and Chef at Large are pretty cool, and also Restaurant Makeover.

Used to watch A Cooks Tour with Tony Bourdain. Interesting food from all over the world. Not stuff I would ever eat probably, but a neat tour of the world. It is not on anymore, as best as I can tell...
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