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Mar 12, 2007 10:55 PM

asian chef on food network

there are almost every kind of cooking show on food network but asian, we need chinese japanese , karen.......................

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  1. Ming Tsai use to be on Ming's Quest and East Meets West and always paired his food with wine at the end (my favorite!). I dunno why it's not on anymore =(

    I hate you Food Network

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    1. re: Danimal n Hustler

      You can find Ming on PBS now cooking on Simply Ming and on the competition show Cooking Under Fire.

    2. which channel is cooking under fire play

      1. PBS shows Cooking Under Fire. I don't think there's a new season yet.

        Ming's shows (Simply Ming, East Meets West) are also shown on another channel...I think it's Fine Living....must check DirecTV listings.

        1. I think, once again, the FN is playing to the leading demographics. The truth is that there are a lot of people who love asian foods but there are far more people who want the comfort of the known, such as Italian, southern, and comfort oofds. Look at Giada, Rachel Ray, Emeril, Paula Deen, etc. Asian foods just does not hit as big of an audience. The most exotic thing that is on is homogenized Italian and French.

          Its too bad, its kind of like music back in the 60's and 70's, all kinds of music got played on radio, soul followed rock followed pop, etc. Then Album Oriented Rock radio came around and they started to program the music from New York City and no more diversity, no more disc jockey programming the shows. No more spontaneity. Video didn't kill the radio star, AOR did.

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          1. re: Phaedrus

            I agree. There's also no shows about Mexican or Latin food either. Considering the volume either produce in the real world, it's semi-amazing. My guess is that viewers might eat Asian or Latin cuisine, but at a restaurant...and the FN is a playing it super-safe and might be a tad bit xenophobic.

            1. re: ML8000

              And Asian food would probably require a lot of people to go out and stock up on strange and exotic ingredients.

              1. re: spellweaver16

                And that would have worked well with the "ingredient smuggler" concept on TNFNS.

                That could have been done for so many international cuisines...

              2. re: ML8000

                Simply Delicioso is still on and Daisy Martinez moved from PBS to do a show on FN

            2. how about eastern european, middle eastern, african, latin american, polynesian, asian, the whole damn globe except for french and italian (no offense guys).

              so what is "karen" anyways?

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                1. re: kobetobiko

                  figured as much, but it doesn't hurt to be 100% sure!

                2. re: bitsubeats

                  Karen are one of the indigenous groups of northern Thailand, parts of Lao, parts of Myanmar, and parts of Vietnam. They've always been pushed around by the more agressive Hmong.