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what food shows are on your TIVO season pass?

Xericx Oct 21, 2006 10:08 PM

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)

  1. akp Oct 21, 2006 10:32 PM

    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
      glutton Oct 25, 2006 10:46 PM

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

      1. re: glutton
        akp Oct 26, 2006 12:05 PM

        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. Professor Salt Oct 22, 2006 05:37 AM

      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. janedoe67 Oct 22, 2006 06:22 AM

        America's Test Kitchen
        Top Chef

        1. k
          KitchenAid Oct 22, 2006 04:07 PM

          Top Chef
          Nigella Feasts

          1. Debbie W Oct 22, 2006 04:30 PM

            No Reservations
            Top Chef

            1. jenniebnyc Oct 26, 2006 01:18 AM

              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. Scrapironchef Oct 26, 2006 09:51 PM

                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. Dommy Oct 27, 2006 07:55 PM

                  Our has:

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


                  1. bitsubeats Oct 27, 2006 08:33 PM

                    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.

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                      saeyedoc Oct 27, 2006 08:42 PM

                      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
                        soundpost Oct 29, 2006 05:52 PM

                        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.

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                        melly Oct 29, 2006 12:15 AM

                        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. jenniebnyc Oct 30, 2006 12:58 AM

                          What's the F Word Show???

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                            melly Oct 30, 2006 02:29 AM

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

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                            1. re: melly
                              jenniebnyc Oct 31, 2006 06:35 PM

                              ahhh, thanks

                            2. Axalady Oct 31, 2006 10:07 PM

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

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