let’s talk food TV
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Since we already talked about food & cooking movies that would fill the hours until HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR‘s release, I thought it would be fun—now that Marc & Vanessa’s story is finally here! :chick —to also chat about food & cooking TV.
There are so many cooking & food-related shows on television these days, you almost literally can’t flip channels without stumbling across one. And I happen to be moderately addicted, especially to the reality show variety.
So here are a few of my favorites, & then I want to know about yours!
Kitchen Nightmares / Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares
Iron Chef America
Top Chef Masters
Ace of Cakes
I tend to like the ones that are competitions more than the ones where they cook & then eat because watching people eat awesome food I could never dream of creating just makes me hungry. And all I usually have in the house is pretzels, which is just despressing. :oucher
Your turn! Tell me what kind of cooking/baking shows you like to watch & why!
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My family watches a lot of the shows you mentioned. They are all great and fun to watch. For me it’s because I love trying different foods and watching how they are made. One of my other favorites is The Next Food Network Star and my husband loves to watch Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
On June 20, 2011 at 7:19 pm
I catch Next Food Network Star once in a while & like it, but never seem to watch it on a regular basis. And DDD just makes me hungry, dang it! They cook stuff that looks just too darn good & is too darn fattening, & it makes me want to run out to an all-you-can-eat buffet. :spaghetti
On June 20, 2011 at 8:01 pm
I dont get to watch any of the really good ones…we dont have cable or satellite tv..so we are with Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and Rachel Ray…who I only like in very small doses…someone that bubbly just is irritating after a bit! :madchef
On June 20, 2011 at 8:27 pm
LOL I feel the same way about RR. I watch her only when I’m interested in a guest, & even then she annoys me. :angrychick
But what are you talking about—Hell’s Kitchen *is* the good one. You’ve got your Gordon Ramsay, your cooking, your cursing… :madchef
On June 20, 2011 at 10:09 pm
I don’t really like Hell’s Kitchen any more. It seems like every season is the same and I don’t believe screaming at people is the way to improve them.
I do find myself watching Master Chef if that’s the one on Fox currently. Gordon and his two mates. I don’t plan on watching it, but it sucks me in. Gordon’s not so insane, in fact the bald dude seems to be trying out for the meaness prize, but all his comments are clean and just. The 18 year old (Max? Matt?) makes me want to smack him. He’s good, but full of himself and at 18 I doubt he knows everything. Of course, being good in your own kitchen is nothing like serving an entire restaurant.
On June 21, 2011 at 11:38 am
Mary Kirkland says:
I like Worst Cooks In America. lol
On June 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm