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what food shows are on your TIVO season pass?

No Reservations (Trav)
Cooks Tour (Food Network...they're not replaying them...oh well)
Into the Fire (FN)
The Hungry Detective (FN)
Ciao America w/ Mario Batali (FN)
Gordon's Kitchen Nightmares (BBC America)

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  1. Top Chef
    Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie

    Based on your list, I'll probably add a few more.

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    1. re: akp

      I have not seen Gourmet's show on PBS yet. What's it like? Is it pretentious? Informative? Preachy? Chowish?

      1. re: glutton

        I've only watched 2 episodes so far: Jose Andres and the show on Italy.

        I like the show but don't LOVE it, yet.

        The Jose Andres episode followed him around his "creative" kitchen and then went off on relavent tangents to feature Harold McGee and then a specialty olive oil shop in Barcelona.

        The Italy episode focused on how travelers can dine with natives instead of opting for restaurants.

        It is not pretentious at all. How pretentious can a show be when Ruth Reichl is touting PB, Mayo and Olive sandwiches, and caramel corn. The PB sandwich sounds very intriguing... I enjoy that she does not take herself and food too seriously, but has fun with it.

        To me, the show is about learning about how others engage with and enjoy food. Not preachy.

    2. New episodes have not aired in a few months, but I enjoyed American Eats (History Channel), and am hoping for another season.

      Occasionally featuring food stories is Modern Marvels (History Channel).

      I did a writeup on my blog about these shows:

      1. America's Test Kitchen
        Top Chef

          1. No Reservations
            Top Chef

            1. Top Chef
              Daisy Cooks
              Americas Test Kitchen
              Lidia's Family Table
              Everyday Food

              And there's some Scandanavian cooking show that I catch every so often that I am beginning to like.

              1. Posh Nosh

                Wishlist for "bourdain"

                Wishlist for "ramsay" (I'll TiNO the Hell's Kitchen stuff)

                Nigella Feasts

                Good Eats

                Wishlist for Jacque Pepin

                1. Our has:

                  * Good Eats
                  * Iron Chef America
                  * Mexico One Plate at a Time
                  * No Reservations (And wishlist for Bourdain)


                  1. I don't have Tivo, instead I have comcast DVR which is basically the same idea, so here we go:

                    no reservations
                    joan cusack's local flavors (taking that off today - hate that show)
                    how to cook everything with mark bittman
                    lidia's show (forget the name)
                    jacques pepin
                    rick bayless - mexico
                    gourmet's new show on pbs
                    top chef
                    some holiday cooking show based in singapore on azn tv - it rarely comes on the tv
                    hungry detective

                    btw, I have edited this post like 4 times, because I keep remembering shows that I continually watch.

                    1. Anyone been watching Masterchef on BBCA? I caught the second half of one last night, looked interesting. I think it may have been an old one, looks like they had celbrity masterchef this season.

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                      1. re: saeyedoc

                        Sick in bed with the flu--- I caught 2 episodes of Masterchef this morning. A stark contrast to Top Chef... no infighting among the contestants, most of whom display average cooking abilities at best. Not a whole lot of suspense here; you don't much care who wins.

                      2. Iron Chef-FN
                        No Reservations-Travel Channel
                        All PBS cooking shows except Weir Cooking (she drives me nuts)
                        Modern Marvels- History Channel (food topics)
                        Gordon Ramseys Kitchen Nightmares and The F Word Show on BBC
                        Barefoot Contessa-FN
                        Top Chef-Bravo
                        Martha (CBS)?
                        (I don't tivo Mario or Sara anymore as they are all re-runs)

                        1. What's the F Word Show???

                          1. It's Gordon Ramsey's- The F Word on BBC

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                            1. Gordon Ramsey's F Word - great show, and the guy is sexy too...
                              Barefoot Contessa
                              Molto Mario