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post #1 of 17
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I sometimes channel surf and come across a cooking show. I watch it for a few seconds, fully intending to turn the channel, then 20 minutes later I find myself engrossed in it, writing down the tips and recipes! The other day on America's Test Kitchen, I saw them making a beef roast braised in Barolo wine... It looked so good so I went on their website for the recipe. Anyone else do this? What are your favorite shows? I saw one the other day where it was like a covered wagon themed cooking contest, and one where they had a burger contest. I got some really good ideas!
post #2 of 17
I am the queen of cooking shows! Cooking is my passion--I really regret not going to culinary school.
Anyway, I am currently into TopChef (a reality show). But on the food network I love Good Eats hosted by Alton Brown b/c he teaches you the science of foods as well as how to cook. I also watch 30 minute meals with Rachel Ray, Emeril (I used to come home after school and watch him on "How to Boil Water"--when the food network first started), Iron Chef America.

I pretty much stop on any of them. I loved Hell's Kitchen that was a reality game show, it aired last year.
post #3 of 17
BAM!



(do you know what i'm talking about? I don't watch it that often but darn it is funny!!)
I do like almost any cooking show on the food network.
Especial Racheal Ray's show
post #4 of 17
my boyfriend José loves to watch Alton Brown. In fact, thats the only cookbook he says to buy him (as I asked since I recently misplaced his vegitarian cookbook), either that or On Baking of course.

He wanted to be a culinary arts student (he's a baking and pastry student) but didnt sign up for classes in time! Funny, since I was (I graduated last summer) a culinary student (same school!)
post #5 of 17
I am not really that into cooking shows, but...

I really like Good Eats and How to Boil Water. I like shows where they really teach the basics.
post #6 of 17
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You don't know how to boil water?!
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by menagerie mama
You don't know how to boil water?!
I do now, because I've watched the show
post #8 of 17
I used to adore Emeril!
post #9 of 17
My husband loves Alton Brown (I am slowly buying him all the past shows on dvd), and we both enjoy Rachael Ray. I also love watching Paula Deene, and sometimes Giada DiLaurentis for some of her Italian dishes, and Barefoot Contessa has been the source for the best shrimp salad I've ever had, which I look forward to enjoying this summer

I would love for us to travel and do competitive cooking someday...the whole chuckwagon thing would be right up my alley!
post #10 of 17
Another enthusiastic vote for Good Eats!

He has a website that's interesting too.
post #11 of 17
I adore Rachel Ray - I love her magazine - Everyday with Rachel Ray

I love her shows on The Food Channel - especially 30 Minute Meals!
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by babyharley
I love her shows on The Food Channel - especially 30 Minute Meals!
Me too!

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post #13 of 17
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I adore Rachel Ray - I love her magazine - Everyday with Rachel Ray

I love her shows on The Food Channel - especially 30 Minute Meals!
That is a GREAT magazine! I also like her 30 minute meal show and I used to watch Good Eats everyday too, but lately I've been too busy but I like it because he teaches you other stuff than just how to cook, like what are the best cuts of beef etc
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
My husband loves Alton Brown (I am slowly buying him all the past shows on dvd), and we both enjoy Rachael Ray. I also love watching Paula Deene, and sometimes Giada DiLaurentis for some of her Italian dishes, and Barefoot Contessa has been the source for the best shrimp salad I've ever had, which I look forward to enjoying this summer

I would love for us to travel and do competitive cooking someday...the whole chuckwagon thing would be right up my alley!
I guess we're watching the same shows on Saturdays. I love Rachel Ray, Paula Deane (the butter queen), and Gidia DiLaurentis a lot too. Sandra Lee is kinda fun too. Her "tablescapes" crack me up.
The food network is my favorite.
post #15 of 17
"Good Eats" is also my favorite, because it's so interesting - not just cooking, but the science behind it. i sometimes watch the competition shows, especially the pastry ones - those sugar & chocolate showpieces are amazing! & "Great Chefs of the World" is another good one - 3 different chefs, in 3 different parts of the world. one makes an appetizer, one an entree` & one a dessert.
post #16 of 17
I love Good Eats and Iron Chef, although some of the panel's comments can be a bit goofy (hopefully only translation issues). "I think the carrots are happy, and the potatoes are expressing themselves through flatulent interpretive dance!" lol
post #17 of 17
I love cooking shows, but DH doesn't so I rarely get to watch them. (Maybe if they came up with one on ESPN )

I'm really excited, though...I just booked a dinner for the group I work with at this really cool cooking school/restaurant in Williamsburg, VA. They demonstrate how to cook a 5-course meal and serve it to you as they go along. You get recipes and everything to take with you. It sounds like so much fun!
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