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"Chef" is back in the kitchen!

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annabana Aug 10, 2008 10:05 PM

Hurrah! "Chef" a great sitcom on PBS and the best tv show about food is back on the air at least in the SF Bay area. This show is so funny and the food so great, please my fellow chowhounds, if you haven't already give it a try.

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    Janet RE: annabana Aug 10, 2008 11:25 PM

    third try: When is it on? What channel?

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      LindaWhit RE: Janet Aug 11, 2008 06:50 AM

      The OP said it was on PBS. Check your local listings at http://www.pbs.org. For the Boston area, it was on Saturday, Aug. 9th at 9:30pm.

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        Janet RE: LindaWhit Aug 11, 2008 11:15 AM

        I had a little senior moment there. I thought I was still on the SF board. And we have so many PBS I wanted some help from the locals. sorry about that.

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          LindaWhit RE: Janet Aug 11, 2008 01:18 PM

          No problem - we have a lot of PBS's in the Boston area as well - their website asks you for your Zip code and then gives you the choice of the PBS stations in your area so you can choose your own.

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      HarryK RE: annabana Aug 11, 2008 09:28 AM

      I have the three season DVD set! Love that show!!

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        LindaWhit RE: HarryK Aug 11, 2008 09:35 AM

        Have never seen it, but if I'm home on Saturday night, I'll try and remember to watch it. Looks good!

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          MMRuth RE: LindaWhit Aug 12, 2008 03:54 AM

          It's a wonderful show - think you'll love it. I've not seen it on recently in the NYC area.

      2. Gio RE: annabana Aug 11, 2008 11:18 AM

        I absolutely Love Lenny Henry... that show is hilarious. I'm so happy it's getting another go around.

        BTW: Do you know he's married to Dawn French?

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          alkapal RE: Gio Aug 12, 2008 06:50 AM

          love dawn french, too! she also loves food, esp. as the vicar of dibley.

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            soupkitten RE: alkapal Aug 12, 2008 07:23 AM

            oh! oh now i gotta put in this french&saunders link-- hilarious parody of gordon ramsay. (though maybe i should put it in the "waiters spit in the food" thread.)

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OJdI6...

            "it all comes with effing swearing"

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              Gio RE: soupkitten Aug 12, 2008 08:21 AM

              Two of the very best comediennes in show biz! Did I see Joanne Lumley at one point? Thanks for that Soupkitten!

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                alkapal RE: Gio Aug 12, 2008 06:25 PM

                ah, "foam"...

                and yes, gio, you saw lumley in the bathroom! "patsy" was hilarious. and she loved the champers!

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                  Gio RE: alkapal Aug 12, 2008 06:38 PM

                  Weren't they the utmost? And the long suffering daughter who somehow managed to get breakfast & dinner on the table in spite of the dynamic duo. The Brits have it nailed for comedy.

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                    alkapal RE: Gio Aug 13, 2008 05:29 AM

                    CHEF: iso UNpasteurized stilton was one of the best episodes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNcDpE...

                    and ABFAB:
                    i'd forgotten how much they BOTH drank. it was funny when the mom "gave up" drinking. (patsy said her own abstinence was the "worst 8 hours of her life"!) http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd10zl1...

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          soupkitten RE: annabana Aug 11, 2008 01:02 PM

          best. show. ever. my absolute fave. :)

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            Blueicus RE: annabana Aug 11, 2008 01:11 PM

            I have to admit, I liked the first two seasons far more than the third, when it turned into some sappy early-90's American sitcom.

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              Claudette RE: Blueicus Aug 12, 2008 10:00 AM

              I agree - things went downhill after the divorce. The first two seasons were worth buying the DVDs for, though.

            2. im_nomad RE: annabana Aug 15, 2008 04:04 PM

              oh my, i loved this show when it was on the air, late nights on PBS when i worked the night shift. I had forgotten all about it ! Thanks for the note, i must remember to look for this !

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                amazinc RE: annabana Aug 17, 2008 02:01 PM

                I live "in back of beyond" (South-central Texas) and can't find the show. Is the name "Chef's"? or should I be searching for another title. I know I'll love it. Help!!!!

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                  alkapal RE: amazinc Aug 18, 2008 05:07 AM

                  "CHEF!" is the name.

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