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Oct 21, 2006 10:08 PM

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