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Jul 16, 2007 11:11 AM

Anyone else enjoying Create TV?

We enjoy watching some of the cooking shows on Create TV -- is it a subsidiary of the PBS folks? Maryann Esposito is a hoot, and I like to watch Lidia Bastianich (although I'm pretty sure I would not want to make her mad....). There is a new show with Mark Bittman from the NY Times that's also pretty entertaining. It's a nice change from the commercial-laden Food Network (in fact, be ready to watch the SAME commercial over and over on Create), but be forewarned that very often what is listed in the TV listings for Create is not actually what they are playing. It's kinda like playing cooking and DIY show roulette -- a fun game if you're bored....

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  1. I've found some fun stuff on there. One late night there was a "marathon" of some cake decorating show I'd never seen before. There were two women slathering more frosting than seemed sane or possible onto a ton of cakes, cupcakes, etc. The object of the game was to FROST, not apparently, to be edible!
    They also run the old Burt Wolf series, I like his take on food history and culture. Interesting stuff.

    1. I love that channel! I can indulge in Jacques Pepin! I also like Lidia and when I can catch her Daisy Martinez. And they show my favorite blast from the past (non-food related) Bob Ross Joy of Painting!

      1. I like the culinary shows on Create, but if they run that commercial one more time ("I like to eat..."), I'm going to cook myself.

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        1. re: Bostonbob3

          "Don't be messin' with my kugel." AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

          1. re: bards4

            And 7 years later, still the same promo...
            haha, LOL, smilies:-), +1 and I shall now recommend you
            Stay tuned for the same promo after up/down votes are implemented.

            Still better content than cable cooking channels, IMO.

          2. re: Bostonbob3

            I get the one with the woman with short hair looking up and down at the shows-she must have a stiff neck by now

          3. I miss this channel a lot. Unfortunately, I recently switched cable companies and wouldn't you know they don't carry it. Ugh. I DO NOT miss their commercial though - the one that runs two minutes before EVERY frickin' show - you know the one. Oy, with that noodle kugel already.


            1. Alas I don't think Comcast carries it... DIY TV is okay but their food shows seem to be on the basic side...

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              1. re: Kajikit

                Our local Comcast carries it on one of their "educational programming" channels. It's broadcast from our local PBS station. You might want to check with your PBS station to see if they send it to Comcast.

                1. re: jackiecat

                  Yes - our Boston MA Comcast connection carries it as well but I have yet to watch.
                  Should I?

                    1. re: ritabwh

                      LOL... I've been watching Create for seven years now. Not all day long, mind, but every so often. I find I like the travel programs rather than the cooking programs, though.