Originally Posted by angelkitty
But I got hooked on Food Network, it's like I watched it for hours on end..
Everday Italian with Giada
Simply Deliciouso with Ingrid
Barefoot Contessa with Ina
Bad Boy Bites with that one guy
Anyone else get addicted to watching that channel...
I enjoy some shows on the Food Network. I wouldn't say I'm addicted because I don't specifically make a point to tune into a show.
I do occasionallyl enjoy:
30 Minute Meals
Iron Chef (Japan)
Everyday Italian has gotten better. I remember watching it a year or so ago and was aghast at the lack of hygiene on the show. I saw her mixing up ground meat with her hands, then wiping her hands on a dry towel and then still with dirty hands touching food and utensils cross contaminating everything with deadly ecoli. Then in the end showing people eating the food she had cooked
I was so put off and sickened by what I saw that I actually wrote to the Network and complained. They wrote me back and told me some song and dance about how there is only limited time in the show and that she tends to do more dishes and more complicated dishes than some other shows, and that people know that they should be washing their hands.
I wrote them back and told them that many new cooks watch these shows to learn how to cook and look to the host as an example, and that many don't know to wash their hands and the dangers of ecoli from cross contamination from raw meat.
I pointed out that most other shows show either the host washing their hands, or a clip of them washing their hands periodically in the show after handling raw meat, and that it isn't necessary to show Giada standing there cutting up 5 eggplants when they could use some of that redundant time to add in a hand washing clip or segment.
I noticed not long after that there were hand washing clips and segments added into the show. However, ever since I saw her, a trained Chef, ignoring a vital cooking health rule, I've been turned off of her show.