Food Network: Enough with the Challenges!!!
- mamamia Oct 1, 2006 01:20 AM
To Food Network Management,
I've seen cake challenges, sweets challenges, sugar chanllenges, cupcake challenges. And for the capper - today it's a Rice Krispie treat challenge. Sculpting city skylines out of cereal bars? It's too much.
I had sent a letter to the Food Network a long time ago, asking why they do not offer more of a variety of shows asides from the standards (American regional, quick meals, italian and now these "contests"). What about the rest of the world of cuisine?? Indian? Asian? Latin? (and not just Mexican!) African? What a surprise, I never heard back from them. I love Paula Dean's personality and Rachel Ray on occasion has a good idea but for those of us who have the basics down, love to cook and do not care for a "quick meal" or one drowning in gravy, I just switch off the TV or turn to 21. It's a shame the path the Food Network has taken- I take it as seriously as I do the DIYN or Discovery that has shows about aliens and UFO abductions.
Oh the more extreme & hyper it gets, the more I want to sit and stare at a plum ripening, or dough rising. Lousy television is threatening good cooking.