Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Food Media & News >
Jul 5, 2008 11:37 PM

Where have all the cooking shows gone?

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. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. 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.

    7 Replies
    1. re: coney with everything

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

      1. re: Phaedrus

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

        1. re: HarryK

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

          1. re: Big N Fat

            How very antidisestablishmentarianistic of you, BnF.

        2. re: Phaedrus

          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

            Ah so.

            Sandra Lee would also fall into this category then.

        3. re: coney with everything

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