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Where have all the cooking shows gone?

tastyjon Jul 5, 2008 11:37 PM

Is it me or have they become very absent as of late?

I was growing tired of the cake/diner/candy shows on Food Network, but other channels who seemed to have been making inroads and picking up the slack in terms of fresh content have now gone... AWOL. Now it seems there's nothing on.

It could be a personal timing issue, but my sense is that there was always something to watch on some channel. If not FoodTV, then PBS, Bravo, FLN, Discovery, etc. But lately they seem void of cooking shows. It's summer so I know they aren't rolling out new stuff, but it seemed for a while that you could catch spinoffs, recent repeats, etc.

Has anyone else noticed this or am I just simply channel surfing at the wrong moments?

  1. coney with everything Jul 6, 2008 05:20 AM

    I still see the usual suspects like ATK, Everyday Food, etc., on our local PBS station, plus we splurged on Hi Def this year and get the extra HD PBS channels which show a lot of cooking shows--Sarah Moulton (yay!), Mark Bittman, Todd English, plus reruns of ATK, Ming Tsai, and many others.

    As for the others, I think Bravo finally stopped running TC marathons. I either don't get or don't pay much attention to the others. One more episode of Hell's Kitchen coming up, though...

    I agree with you--FN is in a death spiral of lamiosity, so there's very little must see TV there anymore.

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    1. re: coney with everything
      Phaedrus Jul 6, 2008 06:35 AM

      lamiosity. Thanks for the new word. Can you give an etymology? I tried looking it up online and couldn't find it. Thanks.

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        HarryK Jul 6, 2008 07:49 AM

        It's so new it's not even at Urban Dictionary yet. :)

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          Big N Fat Jul 6, 2008 10:44 PM

          Lamiosity would be defined as sracokomtish in an egnomatic circumcrantion. Or, of sameness, sacratude.
          -BnF

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            HarryK Jul 7, 2008 12:38 AM

            How very antidisestablishmentarianistic of you, BnF.

        2. re: Phaedrus
          coney with everything Jul 7, 2008 05:36 AM

          lamiosity: lām-ē-ä-sĭt-ē (noun): a condition of utter and abject lameness; insipidity; feebleness; exposure to which causes you to question why you wasted a second of your life on such dreck.

          See also "Unwrapped".

          1. re: coney with everything
            Phaedrus Jul 7, 2008 07:22 AM

            Ah so.

            Sandra Lee would also fall into this category then.

        3. re: coney with everything
          Professional.Eater Jul 7, 2008 10:33 AM

          You can find all these public television cooking shows and more on Create TV. The channel airs nationally. Check out the website at: www.createtv.com.

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