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post #21 of 89
Aw stop it! Y'all are making me miss cable TV!
post #22 of 89
Semi-Homemade and Paula Deen share my vote for worst.

Eatwild.com and realmilk.com could sponsor your new TF show. But the disclaimer part would be funny! I remember my brother ordering a milkshake somewhere and he asked them to put a raw egg in it. They said they couldn't because of lawsuits. This was back in the 80s. Lawsuits are even worse now!

The new Jamie Oliver show did look like it was going to be a lot of whole healthy foods from his garden. I hope it's mostly healthy anyway.

Kathy
post #23 of 89
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Does anyone watch Sara Moulton - I used to watch her 10+ years ago, and she made pretty simple gourmet-Jewish-mama food...

She used to have cook alongs that were real time - with no switches - It was fun to watch...:

Sara
post #24 of 89
i think Nigella Lawson is the most TF. I have two of her books and she uses lots of traditional foods types of things such as - goose fat to cook chicken in, butter in almost everything, she recomends only organic, "not spookily reared" chicken, she cooks peas in chicken broth (so yummy). she does use refined white flour for baking but she has tons of yummy meat dishes and is vry insistant on eating organic, healthily raised meats.
post #25 of 89
i like nigella lawsome and jamie oliver a lot.

i think paula dean uses a lot of very crappy processed foods in a lot of her recipes. i've only seen her show once or twice and thought it was pretty horrid.
post #26 of 89
Oh, how could I forget JAMIE??? Yeah he's my fave. I'd have a wee crush on him but I must admit I find him a bit annoying sometimes, he overdoes the "urchin" act a bit. And I'm not a huge fan of his food styling, it's a bit sloppy for my tastes. I do love Mario Batali, too.

There's a new show on here, dunno if you get it in the States, called "Fink", about this Finkelstein guy who takes a class of (I think) loser inner-city Toronto kids and shows them what food's all about. He dragged them to Italy and had them slaughter bunnies and chickens and then cook and eat them and it was AWESOME.

I adored the Two Fat Ladies when they were on, too. I have a couple of their cookbooks and I use them and Delia Smith's books more than any others I have. Sadly one of the Fat Ladies died and the other one is now more into lifestyle conservation (trying to supress the "ooo don't hurt the bunnies and the foxes" fanaticism in England) than she is cooking, but she did put out an excellent game cookbook that I have and I will use if my DH ever gets off his ass and actually USES his gun that he's spending soooo much time restoring... sigh. I rather suspect I will be getting my hunting course done this summer and just taking it. Sorry, I digress.
post #27 of 89
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Originally Posted by spughy View Post
OMG Paula Deen is, like, the OPPOSITE of TF!!! She uses pudding mix, vegetable shortening, store-bought chocolate sauce, all kinds of horrible things! I can't stand her. ugh. She's the epitomy of why the South has such appalling obesity rates. Being unafraid of fat isn't necessarily a good thing, if she's equally unafraid of things in packages and sugar.
But I love her recipe ideas, though! Like someone said, you can replace the junk with something good.
post #28 of 89
Ooooh! I forgot about Nigella. I think she is probably the most tf. I must agree with the eye candy factor with Jamie Oliver. I'm afraid it does affect my decision making abilities.

ETA: The new Jamie Oliver show in on tonight, right after Jamie Oliver vs. Mario Batali on the Iron Chef. :
post #29 of 89
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ETA: The new Jamie Oliver show in on tonight, right after Jamie Oliver vs. Mario Batali on the Iron Chef. :
Wha??? No way... seriously? No, you're kidding us... (runs off to check the TV guide)

ETA: ok, in Canada we've got 2!!!! eps of Jamie's new show (strawberries & pumpkins/squash) today (woot!) but Iron Chef is Flay vs. somebody. : Sniff. No fair, you had me all excited. Pout.
post #30 of 89
I never really watch the Food Network, but I might have to start...maybe tonight w/ the new Jamie Oliver show!
One show I'm addicted to and DH is sure to keep recording on the DVR is Take Home Chef. Of course Curtis is always put in different situations so he cooks a little differently each time, but I think he is fairly close to TF. He sure does like to cook from scratch, and the one time he picked up a lady who had a veritable produce dept. right in her own backyard, he about lost his mind w/ the fresh good food he was able to work with!
post #31 of 89
Oh I forgot a show I like too - French Food at Home. Dunno if it's in the States. The host is kinda weird, she talks with her mouth closed all the time, but the food is incredible. Traditional french stuff, I got a brussel sprout recipe off it that's to die for. The veg recipes especially are lovely.
post #32 of 89
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Originally Posted by zoebird View Post
i like nigella lawsome and jamie oliver a lot.
Me, too. I have some of their cookbooks, and I especially like Jamie Oliver's Jamie's Dinners book. Yummmmmm.
post #33 of 89
Mario is a favorite because of all the new regional italian history and recipes I've learned. Hopefully he will have a new show on PBS soon (I've read rumors- wait, I think it's him and Gwyneth Paltrow traveling around Spain and it's coming out late next year, no kidding.).

I have a series recording setup for Jamie's new show. Ina and Martha both do pretty TF savory foods from scratch...

I guess I have nothing new to add, LOL. Just that Food Network High Def rocks- Alton Brown in HD and not as many annoying shows on there yet... LOL. With the dumbing down of the network I fear there won't be anything left to watch in a few years though... Maybe more British imports like Jamie and Nigella shows at least.

I never saw the French show in the states. Now that I'm in MI I get TV Ontario and CBC on our cable lineup- I'll have to see if it's on there. I'm intrigued!
post #34 of 89
To answer my own question, LOL, it looks like the show is just on Food network Canada, but maybe it will come to the Food Network here down the road. It's also on BBC Lifestyle in Singapore apparently so maybe BBC America will pick it up. I see the woman on the French Food at Home, Laura Calder, also has a book out. It sounds like a great premise, simple season french inspired home cooking. It probably won't fly on the Food network and their target market then.

-Kelly
post #35 of 89
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Originally Posted by elleystar View Post
I never really watch the Food Network, but I might have to start...maybe tonight w/ the new Jamie Oliver show!
We have the new JO show ready to Tivo--seeing the previews it seems he grows food in his own back yard now as part of the new show (any animals??)--so I am excited to see what it is.:
post #36 of 89
I think Paula Dean is def not and neither is that Ellie Kreger- the low fat lady. I do not like Rachel Ray or Sandra Lee.
I am in love with Ina Garten. I do her recipes all the time and you can pretty easily TF-ify her baked goods and stuff that isn't very Tf- plus she's way into French cooking. I have all of her cook books and just love her.
Mario Batali is, my dad is this metro sexual Manhattinite who goes to Mario's restaraunts a lot and he says they are very traditional, Italian peasant food.
I like Jaime Oliver and am happy to see him back.
Also- what about Micheal Chiarello? He grows all of his own food and can be pretty TF.
Giada can be good sometimes.
I don't expect any of them to be very TF, but the ones that are easiest to make that way and really emphasize good,fresh local ingredients are the best.
I don't have TV, but my family is all so in love with food, we watch the shows at their house and talk about who is best.
post #37 of 89
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Do you get Discovery Health Channel? I think that's the channel that Get Fresh with Sara Snow is on, you'd like her

http://health.discovery.com/fansites...sara-snow.html

We do get that channel but I have never watched her. I will be sure to check out her show. Thanks for the tip.

Iris
post #38 of 89
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One show I'm addicted to and DH is sure to keep recording on the DVR is Take Home Chef. Of course Curtis is always put in different situations so he cooks a little differently each time, but I think he is fairly close to TF. He sure does like to cook from scratch, and the one time he picked up a lady who had a veritable produce dept. right in her own backyard, he about lost his mind w/ the fresh good food he was able to work with!

Aha! Take Home Chef! That's the show I saw the other night, in the middle of the night, that I mentioned on the previous page... he was making his own hot dogs and putting them in hog casings.

Iris
post #39 of 89
Mario Batali is pretty TF friendly but he drives me crazy. I can't stand his personality. I look at his recipes online sometimes but never watch his shows.

I like the Gourmet Next Door a lot. Very TF friendly. And, I love The Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten). I'm really looking forward to Jaime Oliver's new show.

I even like Ellie Krieger's show. I think its called "healthy appetite" or something like that. She does a lot with spices for flavor. She does reduce the fat content some but its usually in a way that doesn't kick it out of the TF category. I'm wondering if the PP has ever watched it?

ETA: I love Nigella's shows but her books are way, way better. I keep them on my bedside table and read them while drifting off to sleep. heaven.

This isn't on TV but one of my favorite things is the Splendid Table podcast from American Public Media.
post #40 of 89
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I adored the Two Fat Ladies when they were on, too.
I totally forgot about this show - my husband used to watch this when we were dating. I loved that show. Must go TIVO to see if anyone shows reruns...
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