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Iron Chef (Japanese and American)

Good Eats

Secrets of a Restaurant Chef

Molto Mario (I love that he gives so much regional history)

Top Chef

Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares

Cook yourself thin (the cooks are annoying but the recipes are fantastic)

And I seem to be the only fan of Food network who isn't in love with Bobby Flay...

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I like Good Eats, Unwrapped, and Diners & Drive-Ins & Dives (or whatever it's called... I always screw it up, LOL).

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I LOVE Iron Chef America!!!

30 Minute Meals

Paula Deen cracks me up

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And I seem to be the only fan of Food network who isn't in love with Bobby Flay...
Nope. I have an extreme dislike of him. If he comes on the screen, my DH knows he has to change the channel or mute it quick or I get nasty.

Iron Chef Japanese (not American - the chairman doesn't have Kaga's charisma)
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives - I get lots of great ideas from this one, although it's not technically a cooking show

Those are pretty much the only two I watch anymore. If I catch them, I'll watch Ming Tsai, Martin Yan (I just like his attitude), Lydia Bastianich, but that's about it. Most of the cooking shows anymore either have really irritating hosts, recipes that contain ingredients I'd never use, or are just generally blah.

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I like Bobby Flay but i don't love him. I watch his show throwdown once in awhile but I really hope he loses when i do LOL. I think the whole premise behind it is not cool.

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Let's see....

Top Chef
Iron Chef
Iron Chef America
Good Eats
Tyler's Ultimate
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives
Ace of Cakes
Everyday Italian
Emeril (can't remember which show it is, but it's the nice calm one that comes on Sunday mornings)

ETA: oh, oooh, can't believe I almost forgot Jaime Oliver! Yes, definitely enjoy his shows.

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Barefoot Contessa (my 3 year old is in love with her. So much so he got a DVD set for his birthday)

Ace of Cakes

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Giada at Home and Everyday Italian

I loved the one with Michael Chiarello but haven't seen it in a while and now I can't remember the name.

Jamie Oliver is great!

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Diners, Drive Ins and Dives
Ace of Cakes
Dinner Impossible
Good Eats
30 Minute Meals
$40 a day
Giada at Home
Everyday Italian
Down Home with the Neely's
Tyler's Ultimate
Emeril Live (is that the name??)
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Any of Lidia Bastianich's shows. I would live in her kitchen if I could.
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I refuse to watch anything with Bobby Flay, he's irritating.

Good Eats

Diner, Drive Ins and Dives

Guy's Big Bite - I sit and drool over his food just about every episode

Gordon Ramsey (Hells Kitchen or Kitchen Nightmares)

DH and I both love Feasting on Asphalt

we also used to catch a Canadian food network show called License to Grill (I think) I miss that one

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I hated Bobby Flay for years... like ever since the FoodNetwork began, but I like him now. I love Throwdown.

I love Nigella.

I liked the Old Naked Chef, but haven't really gotten into Jamie Oliver's newer shows.

Paula Deen and Ina Garten are two faves.

And although the FoodNetwork feels a need to show way too many cleavage shots of Giada diLaurentis, I like her...and her recipes always turn out great.

I used to have a major crush on Jacques Pepin in the late 80s/90s.

I adore Julia Child whenever I catch her old shows.

I like Daisy Martinez... who I used to see on PBS when I lived in Brooklyn, but who isn't on my PBS here.

I love Ming Tsai... and I love the analness of America's Test Kitchens and the Martha Stewart Everday Food show.


Am I the only one who can't wait for "Julie and Julia" this summer????

I would love a good Indian cooking show... as well as a good Middle Eastern one.

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I love Good Eats
Top Chef
Iron Chef America
Everyday Italian
Tyler's Ultimate
Ace of Cakes

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Quick Fix Meals with Robin (now I can't remember her last name) on the food network. She always cooks with things I have in my pantry.

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I hated Bobby Flay for years... like ever since the FoodNetwork began, but I like him now. I love Throwdown.

I love Nigella.

I liked the Old Naked Chef, but haven't really gotten into Jamie Oliver's newer shows.

Paula Deen and Ina Garten are two faves.

And although the FoodNetwork feels a need to show way too many cleavage shots of Giada diLaurentis, I like her...and her recipes always turn out great.

I used to have a major crush on Jacques Pepin in the late 80s/90s.

I adore Julia Child whenever I catch her old shows.

I like Daisy Martinez... who I used to see on PBS when I lived in Brooklyn, but who isn't on my PBS here.

I love Ming Tsai... and I love the analness of America's Test Kitchens and the Martha Stewart Everday Food show.


Am I the only one who can't wait for "Julie and Julia" this summer????

I would love a good Indian cooking show... as well as a good Middle Eastern one.

I love Julia Child too. Where do you watch her shows? I hadn't heard about that movie, but now I am SOOO going to see it.

Did anyone else love the Frugal Gourmet? I remember him and Mr Rogers being my favortie shows to watch. I must have been a strange child...

I would love to watch a show that featured Indian recipes. I am so intimidated by Indian cooking but I loooove the flavors. I would really appreciate watching someone cook it so that I could learn. Even if they just did one show where they did saag paneer and gulab jamun I'd be :.

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I dislike Bobby Flay as well, I think it was from the time on Iron Chef New York where he jumped up on the cutting board at the end of the battle.

Kitchen Nightmares(the UK version only)
Iron Chef(the Japanese version)
Ace of Cakes
Family Restaurant(Canadian show, it may only be shown here)
Sugar(ditto on what I said about Family Restaurant, her recipes are divine)
The Challenges are a lot of fun
I like Paula Deen, but I don't think I could make anything she cooks, it looks all so very fattening

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I love Julia Child too. Where do you watch her shows? I hadn't heard about that movie, but now I am SOOO going to see it.

Did anyone else love the Frugal Gourmet? I remember him and Mr Rogers being my favortie shows to watch. I must have been a strange child...

I would love to watch a show that featured Indian recipes. I am so intimidated by Indian cooking but I loooove the flavors. I would really appreciate watching someone cook it so that I could learn. Even if they just did one show where they did saag paneer and gulab jamun I'd be :.
I used to see old Julia Child on my PBS in NY. They had the Baking with Julia episodes... and also the Jacques and Julia ones. :

I used to love the Frugal Gourmet too! He died in 2004. He was accused of abusing young men... and that's why (at least I think why) his show went off air.

I also liked Graham Kerr's cooking show from back then.

If I could learn to make pav bhaji and masala dosas, I'd be forever happy.

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Oh, that makes me sad about thr Frugal Gourmet. His cookbooks are excellent. If you canfind it, The Frugal Gourmet on Our Immigrant Ancestors has great recipes from all over the world.

I remember Graham Kerr, he was interesting too!

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Will always love Good Eats. Feasting on Asphalt was great. I suspect Alton Brown has a massive ego, though!

Still watch Barefoot Countessa and Iron Chef.

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I would love a good Indian cooking show... as well as a good Middle Eastern one.
Totally agreed. I've been experimenting with Middle Eastern food and would love to know more.


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I dislike Bobby Flay as well, I think it was from the time on Iron Chef New York where he jumped up on the cutting board at the end of the battle.
That's it, exactly. I was stunned. His opponent looked stunned, too. I've forgiven him for the most part, but he's still not my favorite. He redeemed himself somewhat in the episode of Throw Down with the woman who made falafel. He won but he clearly thought she deserved to win. At the end of the show he made a comment, separately, that he couldn't recommend her food enough (or something like that) and if you're ever in the part of New York definitely come try her falafel.

Edited to say, I found what he said,

"Nothing against the judges but [Challenger Chef]'s falafels are the best in the country. If you want good falafels, come here!"

Someone moved my effing cheese.
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... I've forgiven him for the most part, but he's still not my favorite. He redeemed himself somewhat in the episode of Throw Down with the woman who made falafel. He won but he clearly thought she deserved to win. At the end of the show he made a comment, separately, that he couldn't recommend her food enough (or something like that) and if you're ever in the part of New York definitely come try her falafel.

Edited to say, I found what he said,

"Nothing against the judges but [Challenger Chef]'s falafels are the best in the country. If you want good falafels, come here!"
Watching him on Throwdown is what has made me like him. He always seems to root for the person he's against... and is such a "good" loser, for lack of a better word. He really seems to appreciate the talents of everybody he's up again... and doesn't have a "I'm a famous chef and you're not" type attitude.

I, too, love "Top Chef."

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I like Bobby Flay, but I can.not.stand Paula Deen and her fake accent. Nobody really talks like that. And, her elevation of such ordinary Tuesday night food to being on TV just grates on my nerves. Her food is so, just, boring that I find it hard to believe that people watch her all the time.

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I like Bobby Flay, but I can.not.stand Paula Deen and her fake accent. Nobody really talks like that. And, her elevation of such ordinary Tuesday night food to being on TV just grates on my nerves. Her food is so, just, boring that I find it hard to believe that people watch her all the time.
I love her food. Of course if that were my ordinary Tuesday night food I would presently weight in at about eight hundred pounds.
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Paula Dean cooks a lot like my grandma, but my grandma is a lot nicer and quieter. I dislike loud people. Paula is LOUD. Also Emeril is loud, which is my main grudge against him.

Giada is WAY too skinny to be a chef I'd really love, but her food is flawless. And surprisingly fattening. Which makes me suspect she either a) doesn't eat her own food tsk: b) has a lot of personal discipline and/or a personal trainer, : or c) is naturally thin like my sister. : Any of the above scenarios makes her instantly less likable in my book. :

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Nerdymom, you dislike Bobby Flay because he's red-haired?

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I like

Paula Deen

Barefoot Contessa

Good Eats

30 Minute Meals

Everyday Italian

I tivo them and keep them so I can watch them as I make the dish. It is so much easier that way.

Betsy, I don't know where you are from or how much you have traveled in the south, but I can assure you that people do talk like Paula. I live in TN and have been all over down here. I know a lot of people that have very thick southern accents. I have a thick one, though not as thick as Paula's.
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I agree, Brandy. I have family from the South and they ALL sound like that.

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Betsy, I don't know where you are from or how much you have traveled in the south, but I can assure you that people do talk like Paula. I live in TN and have been all over down here. I know a lot of people that have very thick southern accents. I have a thick one, though not as thick as Paula's.
I was born in Albany, GA, same as Paula Deen. My daddy bought one of his cars from Tanner-Deen Motors. I am intimately familiar with southwest Georgia (Paula didn't move to southeast Georgia until she was in her late 30s).

I, myself, have no accent. No, just really, hers seems really thick and put-on. She sounds like someone from, well, Tennessee, would sound. I have a friend from west TN that sounds like Paula Deen does. I just don't know anyone from south Georgia that sounds like her, except for her.
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I like Good Eats, Everyday Italian, Top Chef. :

I do not like Bobby Flay. He seems so arrogant. Although, like someone else said, I sometimes watch Throwdown hoping he loses!
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Nerdymom, you dislike Bobby Flay because he's red-haired?
Erm, noo that was a half-baked attempt at humor at 1:30am while I was up nursing a sick child. I've been sick too and sleeping very little, hence the bad jokes and thinly veiled sarcasm.

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I love America's Test Kitchen and Iron Chef America. I have a few of Rachel Ray's cook books, but I can't stand her show.
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