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chowguest Aug 1, 2009 08:04 PM

Anyone remember a cooking show that aired during the 90's that had an older guy cooking up mostly french dishes?
The show would always end with him having the meal with a glass of wine and a random friend guest.

That's about all I can remember. It was a very slow moving show and the guy was older.

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    DrewBB RE: chowguest Aug 1, 2009 08:17 PM

    Was it Pierre Franey?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_F...

    (He's the gentleman in the lower left of the book cover)

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      chowguest RE: DrewBB Aug 2, 2009 02:46 AM

      no
      but thanks for your research

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      harrie RE: chowguest Aug 2, 2009 04:01 AM

      The random friend/guest closing sounds like Graham Kerr; he ended The Galloping Gourmet and his other shows that way. I guess he qualifies as older, as TGG was on in the '70s; but he was youngish at that time, so he may not be your man. His picture is on the masthead here: http://www.grahamkerr.com/

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      1. TrishUntrapped RE: chowguest Aug 2, 2009 06:47 AM

        Justin Wilson?

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          harrie RE: TrishUntrapped Aug 2, 2009 07:29 AM

          He did sit down with a friend, didn't he? I bet you're right, he's the one.

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            chicgail RE: TrishUntrapped Aug 2, 2009 08:25 AM

            Wasn't Justin Wilson the heavily-accented Cajun cook? He was delightful, but not French.

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              TrishUntrapped RE: chicgail Aug 2, 2009 10:43 AM

              Yes he was the Ragin' Cajun, but that's kinda Frenchish...

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            DrewBB RE: chowguest Aug 2, 2009 07:24 AM

            Maybe it was Earl Peyroux?

            http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Earl...

            There is a pic of him on this book cover.

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            1. mcsheridan RE: chowguest Aug 2, 2009 08:31 AM

              I also vote for Earl Peyroux and "Gourmet Cooking". It aired in the late 80s (probably was still on the in the 90s) on Saturdays at Noon on local PBS stations.

              I watched it mostly for laughs, as the production values were low, low, low. If he chopped an onion, he told you all about it, Every Time. If he made rice to go with a dish, he put in a ring mold, Every Time. Result, he always ran Out Of Time, Every Time.

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                TrishUntrapped RE: mcsheridan Aug 2, 2009 10:44 AM

                I remember Earl Peyroux too... He started a different kind of slow food movement.... ;-)

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                  rteplow RE: mcsheridan Oct 30, 2011 07:45 AM

                  Hilarious, mcsheridan! He was quite overweight and cooked with huge amounts of butter.

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                    iL Divo RE: mcsheridan Nov 22, 2011 07:29 AM

                    hahahahah :)

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                  2. porker RE: chowguest Aug 2, 2009 08:39 AM

                    Jacques Pepin was bown in 1935, kinda makes him an older guy for alot of us.
                    He had a cooking show in the 90s.
                    He has a distinctive parisien accent (he is french) and made plenty of french dishes.
                    Always finished the show sitting with a guest and a glass of wine (he is french).

                    Thats my guess.

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                      mcel215 RE: porker Aug 2, 2009 09:08 AM

                      I thought the great Jacques Pepin did a show with Julia in the 90's. Did he have one of his own too?

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                        KTinNYC RE: mcel215 Aug 2, 2009 11:43 AM

                        Oui, several.

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                          bluemoon4515 RE: KTinNYC Aug 4, 2009 01:39 PM

                          oooh Jacques! I remember watching several of his shows on PBS with my mom while I was still in school...in the 90s there was his original show and the one with Julia (both of which involved lots of wine), and the one with his daughter Claudine (where she stood around while he did all the work)...his newer show was on fast French food, but that may have been after 2000.

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                          zin1953 RE: mcel215 Mar 4, 2014 06:28 AM

                          Presented in the FWIW Dept.:

                          Aside from "Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home," there was
                          -- Jacques Pépin: Fast Food My Way
                          -- Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way
                          -- Jacques Pépin Celebrates!
                          -- The Complete Pépin
                          -- The Essential Pépin
                          -- Jacques Pépin's Kitchen: Cooking with Claudine
                          -- Jacques Pépin's Kitchen: Encore with Claudine

                          . . . and, who knows, there may be others.

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                          melly RE: porker Nov 2, 2011 11:08 PM

                          Pepin

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                            Puffin3 RE: melly Apr 1, 2013 06:41 AM

                            JP did a number of cooking shows. Most excellent until he did one with his "genius" daughter the 'wine expert.

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                            iL Divo RE: porker Apr 30, 2013 07:48 AM

                            that makes him 78, he looks terrific and such a great chef

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                            chowguest RE: chowguest Aug 4, 2009 10:18 PM

                            sorry folks! still not the guy!
                            I'm going to head to the library and see if they have that tv cooking book and look in there.
                            I will update post if I figure it out!

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                              MplsM ary RE: chowguest Aug 4, 2009 11:50 PM

                              A better description of the host might yield better results. Tall, short, skinny fat, balding, hairy, mustache, beard, wore a toque...

                              Also PBS or some other network would help nail it down.

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                                chowguest RE: MplsM ary Aug 8, 2009 07:11 PM

                                old and gray. possibly non USA show.
                                This will be updated because I just ordered that tv cooking show book.
                                I will update once solved.

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                                iL Divo RE: chowguest Apr 30, 2013 07:56 AM

                                this post is going on 4 years now.
                                how hard can it be to identify this older gentleman?
                                I remember the older Italian chef that always made Italian dishes and watched him all the time.
                                his moniker was "excusa my back" when he'd turn away from the camera. I know this isn't who you're speaking of.
                                you did check out Graham Kerr right? for sure that's not who you're looking for Chowguest?

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                                  mickd487 RE: iL Divo Feb 21, 2014 07:22 PM

                                  It is Graham Kerr.

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                                    sunshine842 RE: mickd487 Feb 21, 2014 07:55 PM

                                    no, that's been refused -- several times now.

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                                ekandgh RE: chowguest Aug 11, 2009 11:35 PM

                                Jeff Smith of The Frugal Gourmet? It aired from late 80s to late 90s.

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                                  coney with everything RE: ekandgh May 20, 2011 05:15 AM

                                  Well, the "friends" might not have been so random for the Frug

                                  But I did like that show a LOT and would watch it despite the squick factor if they ran it again.

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                                2. roxlet RE: chowguest Aug 12, 2009 11:39 AM

                                  I remember a cooking show with an older gentleman who mostly sat while he was preparing food (not Paul Prudhomme) and occasionally would get kind of tetchy when something wasn't laid out properly. I don't remember his name, but I remember that he used to annoy me :-)!

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                                  1. Peg RE: chowguest Aug 12, 2009 11:41 AM

                                    Robert Carrier seems to fit the description.

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                                      plainfood RE: chowguest Aug 12, 2009 01:50 PM

                                      Sounds like Graham Kerr, the Galloping Gourmet, author of many cookbooks. I used to watch his show on tv in the '60's. His wife Trina was his producer. They'd travel and Graham would cook up dishes local to the place they were visiting. I learned a lot of technique from him, as well as fearlessness. He was all about having fun in the kitchen and not taking yourself too seriously. When he started to cook, the first thing he'd do was pour himself a glass of wine. Each show ended with the tasting with a guest.
                                      Cheers!

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                                        jayt90 RE: plainfood Aug 12, 2009 09:21 PM

                                        Kerr's shows as an older, bearded man were health food oriented. I don't remember any wine with a friend at the end of these 90's shows.

                                        I'd suggest James Barber, too. He was bearded, wore glasses, and somewhat clumsy in his food prep, perhaps self taught. He walked with a limp.

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                                          DDR4040 RE: jayt90 Aug 13, 2009 01:08 AM

                                          I'm thinking it's Kerr. If I remember correctly, he did 2 different comeback shows in the 90's. The first was a rehash of the original TGG,complete with studio audience, which is what I think the OP is referring to. The 2nd was his health food show that he did alone in the studio and always ended at a desk breaking down the grams of fat he saved with his new healthy recipe.

                                          Barber fits the old and slow, but I don't remember him ever having a guest drop in.

                                          The only other outside possibility I can think of from that time period is maybe carlo middione. He was on everyday on one of the cable channels like discovery.

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                                            sunshine842 RE: DDR4040 May 19, 2011 12:27 PM

                                            "always ended at a desk breaking down the grams of fat he saved with his new healthy recipe. "

                                            I was heavy into no-fat at the time -- and for me? Those recipes save 100% of the fat and calories, because they were crap!

                                            (loved his old series, though)

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                                              Puffin3 RE: sunshine842 Apr 1, 2013 06:40 AM

                                              Yeah Kerr went 'off the rails' when he stopped boozing and remarried a 'Christian'. LOL
                                              How about good old Bruno from Vancouver?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ1EhG...

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                                                jmckee RE: Puffin3 Aug 20, 2013 09:54 AM

                                                Am I detecting snark here? "Yeah Kerr went 'off the rails' when he stopped boozing and remarried a 'Christian'. LOL"

                                                And if so, why?

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                                                  Ruthie789 RE: jmckee Aug 24, 2013 05:29 PM

                                                  I think he want off the rail when he got heart disease and I believe he had a heart attack. He was a lot more fun when he cooked with cream and globs of butter.

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                                                    jmckee RE: Ruthie789 Aug 27, 2013 08:57 AM

                                                    He didn't. His wife did -- a very bad one. As he said in one of his later books, he was literally creaming and buttering her to death.

                                                    Understand, I'm not whatcha call all broke out in super healthful cooking all the time, but I'm still wondering how this or being "remarried a 'Christian' constitutes "off the rails."

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                                                      Ruthie789 RE: jmckee Aug 28, 2013 05:50 PM

                                                      Ah yes I recall now and he went ultra healthy but he lost his groove.

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                                              melly RE: DDR4040 Nov 2, 2011 11:10 PM

                                              Kerr not old and gray in the 90's.

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                                          tjr RE: chowguest Aug 12, 2009 08:02 PM

                                          James Barber, The Urban Peasant (Canada)?

                                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ba...

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                                            junebug RE: chowguest Aug 12, 2009 09:36 PM

                                            It was a chef who appeared on the Discovery Channel. I don't remember his name, but he was on every day. I can't remember if he was French or Italian. Maybe French. But maybe someone will remember if they knew it was on Discover Channel. Oh yeah, he had a very strong accent.

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                                              DDR4040 RE: junebug Aug 13, 2009 01:25 AM

                                              It's not the one you are looking for, but my all time favorite show like that was a show from Canada. It was a little Italian chef with a co host. He only spoke broken English and would often break out into opera while he was cooking. Chef Pepe maybe? Anyway, this guy was amazing. He did everything on a 4 burner cooktop, with 3 frying pans and a pot of boiling water. His timing was incredible. He cooked everything in real time and every dish came out perfectly and at the exact same time. Nothing was prepped, staged or even planned ahead of time. He would start by throwing a big piece of meat or fish into a pan and then he would ask the co host what she(?) wanted to go with it. It was very impressive.

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                                                DDR4040 RE: DDR4040 Aug 13, 2009 01:57 AM

                                                It really started to bug me that I couldn't remember the name, so I started googling. It turns out I was thinking of Chef Pasquale. His show was called Pasquale's Kitchen Express. In my search, I saw something interesting on his wiki page:

                                                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasquale...

                                                The show was focused around the colourful Pasquale engaging the audience in his cooking while singing at the same time. The food prepared on the show was for the most part Italian, usually consisting of an appetizer, entree, and dessert. The episode would usually end with Pasquale being the gracious host pouring wine and serving his delicious dinner to a lucky audience member.

                                                Any chance this is the mystery chef?

                                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=manMP_...

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                                                  junebug RE: DDR4040 Aug 13, 2009 08:37 AM

                                                  I think this is the one I was thinking of. I remember him singing all through the show.

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                                                    chowguest RE: junebug Aug 14, 2009 12:44 PM

                                                    OK thanks a lot but still isn't it. I've googled all of your suggestions including pics and video searches.

                                                    watchign what we eat book contained a lot of info but was useless in my search.

                                                    my new idea is to purchase a tvguide from the era in question 94-95 (ebay) and examine the timeslot!

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                                                      maisonbistro RE: chowguest Aug 14, 2009 03:26 PM

                                                      Are you thinking of MIchel Oliver? I used to watch him when I was little (I'm over 40 now) - and he introduced me to creme fraiche and crepine/crepinette - he used to fascinate me how he would use it to wrap just about anything.

                                                      I have one of his books, La Vraie Cuisine Francaise, but when I search the web for his name or that book, I get nada, zip, bupkus.

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                                                        oliviasaru RE: chowguest Oct 26, 2009 06:41 PM

                                                        Isn't it weird, I'm reading Watching What We Eat as well and it made me think of the same guy I'm pretty sure you're thinking of. I feel like he had a beard, the set at some point (maybe for the dining at the end) was all-white...AUGH! This is driving me crazy. :)

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                                                      iL Divo RE: DDR4040 Feb 22, 2014 09:49 AM

                                                      pretty sure that's not it either, but I so appreciate you reminding me of this engaging delightful chef.
                                                      his meals always served piping hot with a smile and a song :)

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                                                        DDR4040 RE: iL Divo Feb 22, 2014 01:58 PM

                                                        He really was a treat to watch. Loved how he made the whole meal from scratch in real time, with 3 or 4 pans all going at once. No swap outs for him.

                                                        As for it being him, I think we all know by now the chef he is thinking of does not exist. I don't think he is trolling us, I just think he is mashing up the details of several different shows into one picture in his mind. He seems to be checking the suggestions here by googling them. Since the picture in his mind is a mashup, he is never going to match it exactly. I definitely think Pasquale is part of the mashup with the drinking wine with a friend at the end. And the slow moving older guy definitely sounds like James Barber. They were both on the Discovery channel every day back in the early 90's, but I couldn't have told you their names off the top of my head before this thread started.

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                                                          iL Divo RE: DDR4040 Feb 22, 2014 03:47 PM

                                                          its safe to say I've watched every cooking show that was ever made. I seek them out no matter how obscure.
                                                          I loved watching Pasquale as well. his name however escaped me because I'm not sure it was mentioned a lot on his show.

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                                                      mtlcowgirl RE: DDR4040 Feb 22, 2014 08:08 AM

                                                      The late Pasquale Carpino, the singing chef.

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                                                    muffinkx RE: chowguest Aug 31, 2009 07:01 AM

                                                    i think your talking about keith floyd. since we're in the old cooking show topic, anybody know this cooking show in the 90's or early 2000 with this fat italian english speaking chef travelling around italy? he used to have some sort of a cane he uses when he hikes a hill or something. the guy has curly grayish hair and he also cooks on that show. tthanks.

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                                                      FoodChic RE: muffinkx Oct 28, 2009 06:07 AM

                                                      I'm thinking the same thing. It must be Keith Floyd.

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                                                        kuishinbo420 RE: muffinkx Jan 4, 2011 07:32 PM

                                                        I know this is an old thread but maybe someone will see this. I'm also trying to identify an "old" british cooking show that they played on PBS in the late 90's or early 2000's. After reading your post it sounded like the one I was thinking of. The host was a British guy, kinda tall and fat, either late 50's or 60's, balding and with a beard. I seem to remember him like you said hiking on a hill, etc. The episode I remember is when he was in Sardinia and he was with this old shepard dude sitting out in the fields under a tree and eating the infamous Sardinian maggot cheese aka Casu Marzu. I remember the shepard guy just sitting there calmly eating his "shepard's lunch" with the host guy explaining it without being particularly judgemental. I looked up the Keith Floyd guy and I'm not sure that he's the guy. Maybe now that I mentioned the episode I remember someone will know for sure who I'm talking about. I hope someone sees this reply even though the thread is old.

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                                                          Mandolay RE: kuishinbo420 Apr 2, 2013 01:56 PM

                                                          I think you are talking about Jeff Smith " The Frugal Gourmet" but I don't remember him being British!

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                                                            iL Divo RE: Mandolay Apr 2, 2013 02:02 PM

                                                            think he was from Seattle or close and probably not British but certainly wore another description.

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                                                            ninrn RE: kuishinbo420 Apr 2, 2013 04:18 PM

                                                            Don't think it's Jeff Smith. His shows were almost always shot in a studio, and I somehow can't see him hanging with maggot cheese-eating shepherds (unless they were young and cute and shepherding somewhere near Tacoma). Your description of the guy makes it sound like he could be Antony Worrall Thompson, but the description of the show sounds like either Keith Floyd or Rick Stein (can't recall either ever having a beard, though). But are you sure it was a British guy? I've seen an episode of Bizzare Foods w/ Andrew Zimmern (fat, sometimes bearded, but not British) where he eats maggot cheese w/ a Sardinian shepherd. That show started in 2005 or so, I think.

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                                                          Mandolay RE: chowguest Oct 1, 2009 11:39 AM

                                                          Did you ever find out who you are looking for?

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                                                            chowguest RE: Mandolay Aug 23, 2013 02:02 PM

                                                            no.

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                                                            monafelice RE: chowguest Oct 29, 2011 04:17 PM

                                                            did you ever find the chef you were looking for? I love this thread!! I'm trying to find a chef, probably from UK, he went out with fisherman and then cooked the catch right by the seashore, never in a studio. Tall? Looked a little like an older Gordon Ramsay? Anyone?? Thanks.

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                                                              acgold7 RE: monafelice Oct 29, 2011 04:42 PM

                                                              I'm pretty sure that's Keith Floyd of Floyd on Food and Floyd on Fish, both in the mid-1980s, mentioned above. He died in 2009.

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                                                                pamf RE: acgold7 Oct 30, 2011 11:35 AM

                                                                Or possibly Rick Stein? He had a restaurant in Cornwall.

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                                                                  monafelice RE: pamf Nov 8, 2011 05:44 AM

                                                                  @pamf- you nailed it! It was Rick Stein- I think it was his "Fruits of the Sea" series, perhaps. Thanks a million!

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                                                                  Puffin3 RE: acgold7 Apr 1, 2013 06:34 AM

                                                                  Keith never had 'random guests'. He always had someone involved with the meal. The lady who's kitchen he used. The guy who had the shell fish farm. The French Chef/staff you let him use their kitchen. That sort of thing.

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                                                                  chowguest RE: monafelice Nov 2, 2011 05:22 AM

                                                                  Thanks for your reply, and no I have not identified the show.

                                                                  I'm thinking it wasn't a very popular chef and could have possibly been something picked up by a network from another country such as Canada.

                                                                  I'm trying to obtain a tv guide from that era, and when I do I'll update.

                                                                  Keep the suggestions coming because I google image search each one.

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                                                                    assterix RE: chowguest Nov 2, 2011 03:37 PM

                                                                    Might sound a little far fetched because he wasn't french but could it have been Michael Lomonaco? He used to have a show called Michael's Place where he cooked in his apartment and friends would join him for dinner.

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                                                                  Try Craig Claiborne.

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                                                                    Sloan6 RE: chowguest Mar 31, 2013 05:54 AM

                                                                    Pasquale Carpino. Show was Pasquale's Kitchen Express.
                                                                    just now stumbled across this as I was trying to remember James Barber's Urban Peasant show, so thanks for that as well.

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                                                                      Puffin3 RE: Sloan6 Apr 1, 2013 06:32 AM

                                                                      Pasquale cooked Italian not French food.

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                                                                      Puffin3 RE: chowguest Mar 31, 2013 11:56 AM

                                                                      Well it wasn't Keith that's for sure. Dear old Keith was pissed well before every episode. IMO the best TV chef of all time.

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                                                                        ninrn RE: Puffin3 Mar 31, 2013 09:42 PM

                                                                        Are you talking about Keith Floyd? Love-love-loved him! I think he really created the modern cooking/tasting/travel show.

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                                                                          Puffin3 RE: ninrn Apr 1, 2013 06:31 AM

                                                                          Yeah Keith. IMO he was the best TV cooking show host of all time. I saw one episode where he was in Africa cooking with a HUGE black pot. The type whole missionaries were boiled in. LOL
                                                                          He put a whole pigs head in the simmering water along with a hundred pounds of other meats. He pushed the pigs head under the water while the cameraman filmed the surface of the water. In a couple of seconds the pigs face slowly emerged from the water. Keith went into hysterics and the cameraman was laughing so hard the camera was shaking. The totally gruesome sight was awesome. One of the funniest things I've ever seen.

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                                                                            ninrn RE: Puffin3 Apr 2, 2013 08:14 AM

                                                                            My Indian mother says Floyd is the only Western TV cook who mixes up Indian ingredients like a real Indian cook. She even taped (this was in VHS days) some of his India segments to give to friends who couldn't get the Indian recipes she'd given them to taste quite right, so they could see the real homestyle technique. It seems like he was the originator of that sort of gonzo travel/eat/cook show and he didn't seem to have the vast production team people like Bourdain do. RIP Keith Floyd.

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                                                                              Puffin3 RE: ninrn Apr 4, 2013 12:35 AM

                                                                              Remember the 'Indian' show on the boat when he was making a curry and the wind blew the lid off the pan into the water? Great stuff!

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                                                                                chowguest RE: Puffin3 Apr 4, 2013 05:22 AM

                                                                                Thanks for helping me figure this out everyone.

                                                                                I started this thread in Aug 2009 and it still "comes alive" every once in a while here into 2013!

                                                                                The search continues and I have not abandoned hope.

                                                                                Puffin3: if you can find that video on youtube, please post it if possible.

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                                                                                  sunshine842 RE: Puffin3 Apr 4, 2013 05:32 AM

                                                                                  that would be a tough to recover from -- at least Julia could just pick the chicken up off the floor and carry on....!

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                                                                                    ninrn RE: Puffin3 Apr 4, 2013 10:51 AM

                                                                                    I think I remember that, but it might just be power of suggestion. He was great. He just went with everything. One episode I remember very distinctly was a Floyd on Fish where he seemed to have a crush on an Asian lady who was making paella on a boat. She insisted that the only way to make a good paella was to cook every ingredient separately and combine them at the end. Floyd was too besotted (and sotted with liquor, I suppose) to object. I don't ever make paella, but it seemed all wrong to do it that way. Still, lots of fun to see him a bit smitten.

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                                                                                iL Divo RE: ninrn Apr 30, 2013 08:02 AM

                                                                                LOVED LOVED LOVED Keith FLoyd.
                                                                                gad he was cremudgeon (sp?) and seemed always pickled.
                                                                                think he's gone now, read it somewhere.

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                                                                                  assterix RE: iL Divo Apr 30, 2013 08:18 AM

                                                                                  Keith passed ironically in 2009.
                                                                                  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/...

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                                                                                    iL Divo RE: assterix Apr 30, 2013 08:29 AM

                                                                                    thanks for posting that assterix.
                                                                                    I thought I remembered his passing. that's sad yet good in a way that he felt so good right before and watching a tv show about himself, that's ironic yes?

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                                                                                      ninrn RE: assterix Apr 30, 2013 05:35 PM

                                                                                      Thanks, assterix. I was going to ask if there was anywhere I could see the full documentary mentioned in that Daily Mail article, but then I read this sad piece: http://chefsandwich.blogspot.com/2011... ... Maybe not...

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                                                                                Graham Kerr has been thought of right?

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                                                                                  Puffin3 RE: chowguest Apr 1, 2013 06:50 AM

                                                                                  Most cooking shows had 'guest diners'. Let's narrow the mystery down. Was the American or Canadian. What year/s as close as you can tell was the show on? What part of the country. Any 'famous' guest appearances? Etc.

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                                                                                    iL Divo RE: Puffin3 Mar 6, 2014 12:37 PM

                                                                                    guy you're good Puffin-love your details.

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                                                                                    Puffin3 RE: chowguest Apr 1, 2013 06:55 AM

                                                                                    James Barber 99.99% sure.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i74Co0...

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                                                                                      mbedard RE: Puffin3 Mar 6, 2014 08:54 AM

                                                                                      That's who I'm thinking as well

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                                                                                    2. ritabwh RE: chowguest Apr 6, 2013 11:56 AM

                                                                                      did he have a beard? what color was his hair? did he wear glasses? did he appear to be tall? was he thin? did he wear an apron or was he dressed casually? did he cook in a kitchne set that looked like a home kitchen.

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                                                                                        porker RE: ritabwh Apr 18, 2013 03:41 AM

                                                                                        I get the feeling this will remain a cold case file...

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                                                                                          chowguest RE: porker Apr 18, 2013 05:51 AM

                                                                                          I hope this is discovered soon!

                                                                                          He was an older man in one episode and had a glass of wine with young lady friend. I mean over half his age young.
                                                                                          Like a friends daughter or something.

                                                                                          And it was italian themed. I'm not giving up.

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                                                                                            ninrn RE: chowguest Apr 18, 2013 09:38 AM

                                                                                            I know others have suggested this, but it sounds a LOT like Jacques Pepin. Are you sure it's not him? He has his daughter on from time to time and they sit and eat afterward and have a glass of wine. He often doesn't introduce her clearly as his daughter, so one is left to wonder who the heck this young girl is.

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                                                                                              John E. RE: chowguest Apr 29, 2013 08:30 PM

                                                                                              'Older man'? How old? My kids think anyone over 40 is old. I suppose I used to as well. I recently discovered an old instamatic photo of me standing with my mom on top of a 12 foot snow drift in the front front yard of our house. I was 15 and she was 47. She does not look old to me in that photo now.

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                                                                                                porker RE: John E. Apr 30, 2013 05:37 AM

                                                                                                Funny, it seems nowadays, in my neck of the woods, anyone remembering 12 foot drifts is kinda oldish...{;-/)

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                                                                                                iL Divo RE: chowguest Apr 30, 2013 08:05 AM

                                                                                                chowguest, I'm getting frustrated here.
                                                                                                if anyone watches/watched/views/adores cooking shows it's me.
                                                                                                I just know I'm gonna blow when you post his name when it finally comes to you.........I'll be thinking, "oh sheeeesh, I watched that show a lot OR I've never seen him nor heard of him in my entire life".......................please get diligent on this quest, this is killin us here :)))

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                                                                                            Missionary RE: chowguest Apr 11, 2013 04:10 PM

                                                                                            If the cook in question used an inordinate amount of butter :) and was near drunk by the end of the show, then Keith Floyd is who you are thinking of. My personal favorite travel cooking show!

                                                                                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypoH2Z...

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                                                                                            1. iL Divo RE: chowguest Apr 30, 2013 08:47 AM

                                                                                              hopefully you could see a name that rocks your world. I'm trying to only list male chefs. or names that sound male, also not showing names of newer chefs that wouldn't fit your 'older guy' note~~~~~
                                                                                              any ring a bell?
                                                                                              Twentieth century chefs:

                                                                                              Paul Prudhomme
                                                                                              Chef Djoko Verona
                                                                                              Ferran Adrià
                                                                                              Andoni Luis Aduritz
                                                                                              Jean Bardet
                                                                                              Rashma Beharry
                                                                                              Martín Berasategui
                                                                                              Georges Blanc
                                                                                              Raymond Blanc
                                                                                              Paul Bocuse
                                                                                              Ettore Boiardi
                                                                                              Daniel Boulud
                                                                                              Michel Bras
                                                                                              Caesar Cardini
                                                                                              Alain Chapel
                                                                                              Ashley Cheeseman
                                                                                              Chen Kenmin
                                                                                              Bobby Chinn
                                                                                              Keith Cholewinski
                                                                                              Cecil F.Davis
                                                                                              Alain Ducasse
                                                                                              Wylie Dufresne
                                                                                              Thomas Edwards
                                                                                              Philippe Etchebest
                                                                                              Chaz Fable
                                                                                              Keith Floyd
                                                                                              Pierre Gagnaire
                                                                                              Alexis Gauthier
                                                                                              Frédy Girarde
                                                                                              Michel Guérard
                                                                                              Skye Gyngell
                                                                                              Martin Hadden
                                                                                              Yutaka Ishinabe
                                                                                              Samuel Jelinski
                                                                                              Elijah Joy
                                                                                              Toshiro Kandagawa
                                                                                              Seymour Karp
                                                                                              Hubert Keller
                                                                                              Thomas Keller
                                                                                              Graham Kerr
                                                                                              Masahiko Kobe
                                                                                              Pierre Koffman
                                                                                              Joshua Korn
                                                                                              Paul Liebrandt
                                                                                              Cyril Lignac
                                                                                              Bernard Loiseau
                                                                                              James MacInnis
                                                                                              Elias Mamalakis
                                                                                              James Martin
                                                                                              Rokusaburo Michiba
                                                                                              Sam Mogannam of Bi-Rite Market
                                                                                              Benito Molina
                                                                                              Koumei Nakamura
                                                                                              Ntina Nikolaou
                                                                                              Kevin O'Brien
                                                                                              Raymond Oliver
                                                                                              Enrique Olvera
                                                                                              Daniel Ovadia
                                                                                              Stelios Parliaros
                                                                                              Alain Passard
                                                                                              Jacques Pépin
                                                                                              Jacques Pic
                                                                                              Fernand Point
                                                                                              Franz Quixtner
                                                                                              Joël Robuchon
                                                                                              Jordi Roca
                                                                                              Philippe Rochat
                                                                                              Earl Routh
                                                                                              Michel Roux
                                                                                              Michel Roux, Jr.
                                                                                              Alex Ruiz
                                                                                              Carme Ruscalleda
                                                                                              Hiroyuki Sakai
                                                                                              Guy Savoy
                                                                                              Alain Senderens
                                                                                              Holger Stromberg
                                                                                              Troisgros family — Pierre, Claude, and many others
                                                                                              Marc Veyrat
                                                                                              Jean-Georges Vongerichten
                                                                                              Tetsuya Wakuda
                                                                                              Chef Wax
                                                                                              Jonathan Waxman
                                                                                              Marco Pierre White
                                                                                              Pierre Wynants
                                                                                              Chan Yan-tak
                                                                                              Marcelo Zana
                                                                                              Jonathon Wipfli
                                                                                              Moses Jackson
                                                                                              Mark Anderson
                                                                                              Brandon Manes
                                                                                              Ainsley Harriot
                                                                                              Kenny Atkinson

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                                                                                                porker RE: iL Divo Apr 30, 2013 11:39 AM

                                                                                                Did all these guys actually have a TV show?

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                                                                                                  iL Divo RE: porker Apr 30, 2013 07:10 PM

                                                                                                  I put in everything I could come up with in google and women + people I've never heard of came up too. didn't know how to correctly word it apparently.
                                                                                                  I was trying to joggle the posters' memory. maybe it'll help

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                                                                                                  ritabwh RE: iL Divo Apr 30, 2013 03:34 PM

                                                                                                  i asked way up above on this thread but i don't think i ever received an answer.
                                                                                                  maybe we can match names to a description.
                                                                                                  here are my not quite 20 questions: was he tall? was he short? was he bald? white hair? grey hair? mustache? beard? glasses?
                                                                                                  if he was "elderly" back then, he would be ancient by now?
                                                                                                  did he have an accent? was he calm or excitable? was he funny or serious? did he wear an apron?

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                                                                                                    chowguest RE: ritabwh Apr 30, 2013 03:41 PM

                                                                                                    I would say he is probably deceased.

                                                                                                    was he tall?
                                                                                                    no

                                                                                                    was he short?
                                                                                                    yes

                                                                                                    was he bald?
                                                                                                    balding

                                                                                                    white hair?
                                                                                                    yes

                                                                                                    grey hair?
                                                                                                    maybe

                                                                                                    mustache?
                                                                                                    no

                                                                                                    beard?
                                                                                                    no

                                                                                                    glasses?
                                                                                                    maybe

                                                                                                    and he would have been in late 60's when i saw this show.

                                                                                                    If someone could link pictures to all those name on a link it would help out a lot.
                                                                                                    Just post the url here for all of use to see or start some kind of google doc that allows pictures and share it.

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                                                                                                      jayt90 RE: chowguest Apr 30, 2013 03:48 PM

                                                                                                      This is getting tiresome.

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                                                                                                        ninrn RE: chowguest Apr 30, 2013 05:27 PM

                                                                                                        Chowguest, I asked this before, but have you ruled out Rick Stein? This sounds so like him.

                                                                                                        http://www.google.com/search?client=s...

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                                                                                                          chowguest RE: ninrn Aug 23, 2013 02:04 PM

                                                                                                          He wasn't british

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                                                                                                          iL Divo RE: chowguest Apr 30, 2013 07:13 PM

                                                                                                          chowguest: I did that in hopes of you recognizing a name-

                                                                                                          *edited because I
                                                                                                          sounded like a snot
                                                                                                          sorry chowguest

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                                                                                                            chowguest RE: iL Divo Apr 30, 2013 07:18 PM

                                                                                                            Amazing list but i need to google all those.

                                                                                                            I'm sure others that come here appreciate your hard work!

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                                                                                                          chowguest RE: ritabwh Aug 23, 2013 02:05 PM

                                                                                                          He was slow, calm and old.

                                                                                                          And you know he could have even been a syndicated pbs type of guy but maybe only in select markets in the usa.

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                                                                                                            Jwsel RE: chowguest Aug 23, 2013 02:12 PM

                                                                                                            Can I urge you to look at Earl Peyroux? He has been identified several times, but you never responded to the suggestion. He fits the description more than just about anyone else.

                                                                                                            Also, if you he may have been syndicated, it might help to know where you watched the show.

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                                                                                                              Ruthie789 RE: chowguest Aug 24, 2013 05:31 PM

                                                                                                              I wonder if you are referring to a Canadian Chef called Pol Martin who did cook French food? I wonder if he was on PBS. He was a great chef and published many cookbooks.

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                                                                                                        4. Bacchus101 RE: chowguest Apr 30, 2013 04:03 PM

                                                                                                          Justin Wilson I gar- run- tee! Have a look!

                                                                                                          http://videosift.com/video/cajun-cook...

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                                                                                                            jayt90 RE: Bacchus101 Apr 30, 2013 04:20 PM

                                                                                                            He has already been rejected by the OP. He never had a guest at the end of the show because he rarely finished on time.

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                                                                                                          2. SilverlakeGirl RE: chowguest Apr 30, 2013 06:35 PM

                                                                                                            I haven't yet read the whole thread: Graham Kerr, The Galloping Gourmet?

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                                                                                                            1. Ruthie789 RE: chowguest Apr 30, 2013 07:14 PM

                                                                                                              Was he British or French perchance?

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                                                                                                              1. Ruthie789 RE: chowguest Apr 30, 2013 07:36 PM

                                                                                                                There was a slight British man who was on PBS I believe his first name was Michael, he had dark black glasses and he liked French cooking.

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                                                                                                                  chowguest RE: Ruthie789 Apr 30, 2013 07:43 PM

                                                                                                                  What is his name or picture or name of show?

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                                                                                                                    Ruthie789 RE: chowguest Apr 30, 2013 07:48 PM

                                                                                                                    I am not sure. I remember seeing a show by him and did buy a cookbook at the thrift store which I donated to my son's school last year. I will try to research more.

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                                                                                                                      chowguest RE: Ruthie789 Aug 23, 2013 02:05 PM

                                                                                                                      Looking forward to it!

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                                                                                                                2. Kris in Beijing RE: chowguest Apr 30, 2013 07:58 PM

                                                                                                                  May 2013
                                                                                                                  Time for a chart of Suggested Chefs.
                                                                                                                  Data compiled without the huge list of individual chefs.

                                                                                                                  Does not include side discussions of other chefs.

                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                    Kris in Beijing RE: Kris in Beijing Apr 30, 2013 08:04 PM

                                                                                                                    Wow that was tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiny.

                                                                                                                    Trying again.

                                                                                                                     
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                                                                                                                  2. porker RE: chowguest May 1, 2013 11:40 AM

                                                                                                                    New people are entering the discussion and we're re-hashing the entire cooking show populace again...

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                                                                                                                      blackoak RE: chowguest May 13, 2013 08:05 PM

                                                                                                                      I do not think this is the correct answer, but could the cooking show/host you are searching for be French Canadian Chef Pol Martin? I do not know if he still had either a new show or reruns airing anywhere in North America in the nineties, but I thought I would throw his name into the ring.

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                                                                                                                      1. iL Divo RE: chowguest May 17, 2013 10:23 AM

                                                                                                                        chowguest, what's the newest news on your quest?

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                                                                                                                          porker RE: iL Divo May 17, 2013 12:57 PM

                                                                                                                          Yeah, let's nail 'er down and close the case!

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                                                                                                                          vsiguana RE: chowguest Jul 13, 2013 08:10 AM

                                                                                                                          I am almost positive you are referring to Earl Peyroux. I am thinking his show "Gourmets Cooking" started airing sometime in the late 70's. It was produced in Pensacola FL by their local PBS channel WSRE. Sometime (I think in the early 80s) he opened a small gourmets cafe and shop in a house in Pensacola's historic district. I used to stop there and get lunch to go. Since he was on prior to Internet days...I can remember writing the recipes as he was cooking. So glad we now have the Internet...that was difficult!

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                                                                                                                            Jwsel RE: vsiguana Aug 20, 2013 08:27 PM

                                                                                                                            Since Jacques Pepin (my initial thought) was not the answer, though it sure sounded like his show, Earl Peyroux sounds like the next-best guess. Someone already linked to book with his photo, but here it is again: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1565543238

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                                                                                                                            docsteelio RE: chowguest Aug 18, 2013 05:10 AM

                                                                                                                            Are you thinking of Umberto Menghi? His shows were the cheesiest ever ... he'd wear tight shirts open at the chest, gold jewelry, and usually have a lady friend there. It looked like he was cooking to impress whatever woman was with him!! The Elegant Appetite and Umberto's Kitchen. Canadian-produced hilarity!!

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                                                                                                                              dolly52 RE: docsteelio Aug 18, 2013 09:25 AM

                                                                                                                              I had forgotten about Humberto, that was a funny show because he tried to be so sexy

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                                                                                                                            2. greygarious RE: chowguest Aug 19, 2013 07:16 PM

                                                                                                                              This question is 4 years old, and is the OP's sole CH post so it is probably a moot point. Chowguest, if you are still reading this site, did you ever find out the name?

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                                                                                                                                sunshine842 RE: greygarious Aug 19, 2013 08:58 PM

                                                                                                                                I've just been chuckling at what a life of its own this has developed...it just keeps showing up.

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                                                                                                                                  iL Divo RE: sunshine842 Aug 19, 2013 11:06 PM

                                                                                                                                  yea ~~
                                                                                                                                  we all should have had the answer ions ago.

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                                                                                                                                    sunshine842 RE: iL Divo Aug 20, 2013 03:11 AM

                                                                                                                                    or eons. or aeons, if you live on that small island in the North Atlantic :)

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                                                                                                                                      iL Divo RE: iL Divo Aug 20, 2013 12:57 PM

                                                                                                                                      hoping someday the answer is given-bet it's an answer already given here

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                                                                                                                                    ninrn RE: greygarious Aug 21, 2013 10:24 AM

                                                                                                                                    You know, I stopped reading this thread when Il Divo took the trouble to make a list of very nearly EVERY SINGLE white male cooking show host in the world, and the OP just responded with a rather ungrateful-sounding: "Amazing list but i need to google all those. I'm sure others that come here appreciate your hard work", and then asked that future posters provide links so he or she wouldn't have to type names into a search engine. Come on, really?

                                                                                                                                    Gracious Chowhounds, maybe we shouldn't put more work into someone's quest than the quester is willing to put in.

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                                                                                                                                      iL Divo RE: ninrn Aug 23, 2013 09:45 AM

                                                                                                                                      a huge appreciative hug to you ninrn.....
                                                                                                                                      I love a good mission but lack of appreciation from the one seeking help is very telling....I agree > I'm also done

                                                                                                                                      not coming in since April tells me much about the one seeking answers

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                                                                                                                                        chowguest RE: iL Divo Aug 23, 2013 11:49 AM

                                                                                                                                        Nimm and iL Divo, et al,

                                                                                                                                        I apologize for whatever it is I've done to upset you.
                                                                                                                                        And I have been researching this in my own time and also appreciate all the hard work others have done and appreciate the research that others in the future can use.

                                                                                                                                        Many, many famous celebrity chefs have been mentioned and I still haven't found what I'm looking for but there is no reason to hate me or bring negativity into this thread. We are all on a cooking forum. Thank You!

                                                                                                                                        The search continues and I have not given up!

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                                                                                                                                      porker RE: greygarious Aug 21, 2013 06:16 PM

                                                                                                                                      I kinda thought along the same lines, but chowguest has kept in touch (as recently as April 2013).
                                                                                                                                      But alas, I don't think anything will satisfy....

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                                                                                                                                        chowguest RE: porker Aug 23, 2013 11:49 AM

                                                                                                                                        Thanks porker for believing in me.

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                                                                                                                                          porker RE: chowguest Aug 24, 2013 05:34 AM

                                                                                                                                          Don't thank me TOO much, hehe;
                                                                                                                                          I do think you are sincerely and actively searching for the guy.
                                                                                                                                          But I have doubts that he will ever be discovered...
                                                                                                                                          Kinda like my mother-in-law's search of the cod cake of her youth. I must have made her tens of kinds of cod cakes and every time - "Nope, its not like my mother made."

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                                                                                                                                            iL Divo RE: porker Aug 24, 2013 03:55 PM

                                                                                                                                            Oh I love that Porker, now I want your mom's cod cake, bet it was sensational.

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                                                                                                                                              ninrn RE: iL Divo Aug 24, 2013 05:12 PM

                                                                                                                                              Hug back, Il Divo, and I'm with you on the cod cake hunt.

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                                                                                                                                        chowguest RE: greygarious Aug 23, 2013 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                                        Thanks grey, it will happen soon I hope! (:

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                                                                                                                                        veracharles RE: chowguest Aug 23, 2013 01:17 PM

                                                                                                                                        Pierre Franey?

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                                                                                                                                          pinehurst RE: veracharles Aug 23, 2013 01:24 PM

                                                                                                                                          "no, but thanks for your research"

                                                                                                                                          (2009 reply)from OP

                                                                                                                                          :-)

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                                                                                                                                            chowguest RE: pinehurst Aug 23, 2013 02:01 PM

                                                                                                                                            XD

                                                                                                                                            The guy I am talking about was already a senior in the early 90's.

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                                                                                                                                              pinehurst RE: chowguest Aug 23, 2013 02:06 PM

                                                                                                                                              I was just letting veracharles know that Franey wasn't it (per a response of yours in 2009), but thank you. I haven't a clue who it is.

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                                                                                                                                            chowguest RE: veracharles Aug 23, 2013 02:00 PM

                                                                                                                                            no, but thanks for your research

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                                                                                                                                              pinehurst RE: chowguest Aug 23, 2013 02:05 PM

                                                                                                                                              Have you checked out Il Divo's list of chefs yet?

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                                                                                                                                          3. cookswloveandbutter RE: chowguest Sep 12, 2013 06:50 AM

                                                                                                                                            I am thinking you may mean Jacques Pepin. Took a class from him in the late 80's... my friend wrote" Hulkamania" on my
                                                                                                                                            syllabus. He was cute and a great teacher.

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                                                                                                                                              porker RE: cookswloveandbutter Sep 12, 2013 08:40 AM

                                                                                                                                              I mentioned Jacques upthread (#13) back in 2009 to no avail....

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                                                                                                                                                iL Divo RE: porker Feb 15, 2014 08:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                with ya porker on that one- I think we all have to no avail- will this quandary ever be settled :(
                                                                                                                                                answer please OP

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                                                                                                                                              TawnyBee19 RE: chowguest Nov 12, 2013 12:31 PM

                                                                                                                                              Hey chowguest I hope you are still reading this because I just signed up for this site just to give you the answer you were looking for! I actually was thinking about this show today and it was driving me crazy, as a child in the 90's I can remember my parents watching it every evening around 4 pm or so. Anyways after a grand google/youtube search and trying to help my 60 year old parents remember I finally found the answer! LOL. I feel like a nerd but I came across your thread while I was searching every single time and I felt like I should share the great news haha....

                                                                                                                                              Drum roll please.... as I see this has been a mind boggler for 4 years on here!

                                                                                                                                              James Barber.... was the chef.... the name of the show was THE URBAN PEASANT.... and I know.. as soon as you read that name the memories will flash like a strobe light. lol... :)!

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                                                                                                                                                porker RE: TawnyBee19 Nov 12, 2013 12:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                Sorry to burst your bubble TawnyBee19, but The Urban Peasant was already mentioned on this thread (twice as a matter of fact: tjr in August 2009, and more recently by Sloan6 in March of this year) and Chowguest didn't even bat an eye...

                                                                                                                                                No strobe lights then, likely none now.

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                                                                                                                                                  iL Divo RE: porker Feb 15, 2014 08:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                  oh you're funny porker- :)
                                                                                                                                                  myself love a good quest and a torrential mission....and this is going to seem rude but I'm sure I've already said this and maybe received nays-
                                                                                                                                                  all involved in trying to provide the correct answer need to genuinely be thanked for said efforts. I just came in here because this thread popped up on my page as new post and was hoping the answer was finally disclosed. and dang me, yet again no new answer let alone correct answer.....and I frown

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                                                                                                                                                    sunshine842 RE: iL Divo Feb 15, 2014 09:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                    this is the only thread that Chowguest has ever posted on, and hasn't been back since November.

                                                                                                                                                    He/She has denied every suggestion made thus far...which makes me wonder if Chowguest is just sitting back and snickering at how we've all managed to continue posting on a rather inane question.

                                                                                                                                                    (Yes, I'm painting myself with that brush, too)

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                                                                                                                                                      iL Divo RE: sunshine842 Feb 15, 2014 09:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                      ok sunshine, get out of my head!!!!! :-)))
                                                                                                                                                      I swear I just thought the same thing to myself-is this poster funning with us and laughing hugely in a closet somewhere where only bats (or batty people) exist?

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                                                                                                                                                        greygarious RE: sunshine842 Feb 15, 2014 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Yeah, if I were a less magnanimous person I'd say that the tone of Chowguest's Nov 2013 post called to mind a little boy broiling ants with a magnifying glass...... ;>D

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                                                                                                                                                  mushroomaffairs RE: chowguest Nov 12, 2013 12:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Was it the short fat French guy who sometimes appeared on Martha Stewart? I think he had a restaurant in Washington D.C. I was still pretty young but I remember he made Christmas cookies and some sort of snowman cookies and I thought he was a really kind of cuddly and cute who clearly loved to eat. His voice was kind of muffled but I loved the way he talked because he sounded so gentle, lol.

                                                                                                                                                  I recall the kitchen being pretty dark, he had a beard that was pretty gray. He was shorter than Martha, def. a round figure.

                                                                                                                                                  It probably is not the guy but does anyone know who he is?

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                                                                                                                                                    greygarious RE: mushroomaffairs Nov 12, 2013 01:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                    You mean Michel Richard (Fr. pronunciation of ree-SHAARd).
                                                                                                                                                    He appeared on Baking with Julia, too. He has not had a series of his own. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_R...

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                                                                                                                                                      porker RE: mushroomaffairs Nov 12, 2013 01:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Please agree with greygarious so we can scratch one from the list.

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                                                                                                                                                        mushroomaffairs RE: porker Nov 12, 2013 03:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Agreeing with greygarious, that's the guy! I remember watching him make a bunch of little snowmen and thought he was awesome unlike Martha the grouch!

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                                                                                                                                                          porker RE: mushroomaffairs Nov 12, 2013 04:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Wooohooo!
                                                                                                                                                          One down, one we'll never know...

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                                                                                                                                                            iL Divo RE: porker Feb 15, 2014 09:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                            hahahahahahah :)))

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                                                                                                                                                        porker RE: mushroomaffairs Nov 12, 2013 02:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                        OK, so now we got two searches going on....

                                                                                                                                                        To sum up,

                                                                                                                                                        Cook #1: Older guy with TV show in the 90s, mainly french dishes, finishes show with wine and a guest. (hint, this guy does not exist)

                                                                                                                                                        Cook #2: Cuddly, cute guy with gray beard, sometimes on Martha Stewart, sometimes not. Short and rotund, may or may not have had restaurant in DC, speach muffled but gentle at same time. (hint, he may have baked cakes for Stewart while she was in jail).
                                                                                                                                                        {;-/)

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                                                                                                                                                          iL Divo RE: porker Feb 15, 2014 09:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                          hahahahahaha

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                                                                                                                                                          dolly52 RE: mushroomaffairs Feb 17, 2014 09:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                          is this the guy that always licks his fingers and smacks his lips?

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                                                                                                                                                            iL Divo RE: dolly52 Feb 22, 2014 09:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                            eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwuuuuuuuuuu

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                                                                                                                                                          Babyducks RE: chowguest Nov 12, 2013 02:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Jeff Smith.

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                                                                                                                                                            greygarious RE: Babyducks Nov 12, 2013 02:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Smith has been mentioned and rejected several times upthread. Also, no European accent.

                                                                                                                                                            Porker, whether or not mushroomaffairs steps back in to comment, I am as certain as I am that day follows night, that s/he means Richard. Fits description of build and voice, is best known for DC resto, Citronelle, and I saw him on Martha Stewart at least one time. Do not lose a wink of sleep over this one!

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                                                                                                                                                              porker RE: greygarious Nov 12, 2013 04:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                              I'm just having fun poking at this crazy (I wanna say "ridiculous") thread - I was already taken aside by the chow police...

                                                                                                                                                              Funny thing is newcomers read the title, click on the thread, read "older guy/90s" then fire off anything.
                                                                                                                                                              No disrespect, Babyducks, but the OP says "mostly French dishes", but Smith never really cooked French. He sometimes had a glass of wine, but never a random guest.

                                                                                                                                                              I don't know why I'M doing the qualifying when chowguest already nixed every TV cooking personality since the advent of the cathode ray tube.

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                                                                                                                                                                chowguest RE: porker Nov 12, 2013 04:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Hey guys, I found someone with a TV Guide from the early 90's and I'm working on getting that information.

                                                                                                                                                                Keep the guesses coming.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Gastronomos RE: chowguest Feb 24, 2014 05:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  did you read it ?

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                                                                                                                                                              ritabwh RE: Babyducks Nov 12, 2013 04:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                              naw. not jeff smith was off the air way before the 90s.

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                                                                                                                                                                iL Divo RE: Babyducks Feb 15, 2014 09:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                no, not the perv, who's been discussed up&down thread };:-/

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                                                                                                                                                                kegelc80 RE: chowguest Feb 15, 2014 05:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Are you referring to the "Floyd On..." series?

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                                                                                                                                                                  porker RE: kegelc80 Feb 15, 2014 06:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  Floyd was mentioned a coupla times back in October 2011 and again in 2013. He was poo-pooed by chowguest already....

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                                                                                                                                                                    sunshine842 RE: porker Feb 15, 2014 06:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    but, it breathes new life in to the thread that will not die....LOLOL

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                                                                                                                                                                    iL Divo RE: kegelc80 Feb 15, 2014 09:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    no not Floyd-
                                                                                                                                                                    people - read this entire thread you'll quickly find out that 537,935 names have been mentioned none of which are correct or in some cases even acknowledged
                                                                                                                                                                    ;:-/

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                                                                                                                                                                    kelldl413 RE: chowguest Feb 15, 2014 10:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    One of Jacque Pepins' older shows? I think I remember that

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                                                                                                                                                                      pedalfaster RE: kelldl413 Feb 15, 2014 11:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      Ohh I ~love~ watching him cook.

                                                                                                                                                                      I find watching him and Julia Child in the kitchen to be completely mesmerizing. Makes me want to cook...and then I think "naw, I'll just pour a glass of wine and watch another episode".

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                                                                                                                                                                        iL Divo RE: pedalfaster Feb 15, 2014 12:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        oh you're funny

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                                                                                                                                                                    2. Candy RE: chowguest Feb 15, 2014 12:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      Cajun cooking show. Trying to remember his last name. First name was Justin

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                                                                                                                                                                        greygarious RE: Candy Feb 15, 2014 01:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Here we go around again in another circle. Justin Wilson and Jacques Pepin and every other TV cook to have drawn breath has already been mentioned in this interminable thread.

                                                                                                                                                                        I, for one, am not posting here again, nor will I read it again unless it's a post from the OP, who will either be getting back to all of us with the correct name, or apologizing for the years-long wild goose chase!

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                                                                                                                                                                          iL Divo RE: greygarious Feb 15, 2014 02:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          he/she is playing TomFoolery with us is what I'm inclined to believe.

                                                                                                                                                                          sidebar: if you're gonna guess please read this thread first. probably already been guessed-my list alone is longer than my VERY long hair

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                                                                                                                                                                            porker RE: iL Divo Feb 15, 2014 02:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            Yes, its chowguest's only post, but he/she has checked in regularly since this post's inception 5 years ago.

                                                                                                                                                                            I know I'm generally naïve, but I don't think its tomfoolery.

                                                                                                                                                                            Me thinks that a simple naming of the chef (personally I think its Pepin) is not enough to jog chowguest's memory. Maybe we gotta start posting video?
                                                                                                                                                                            (it might be difficult to find 1990 era video....:-/(

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                                                                                                                                                                              sunshine842 RE: porker Feb 15, 2014 04:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              but not in several months, and only ever long enough to say "Naw, wasn't him"

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                                                                                                                                                                                iL Divo RE: porker Feb 15, 2014 06:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                ya know porker

                                                                                                                                                                                I think I just like the word

                                                                                                                                                                                "tomfoolery"

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                                                                                                                                                                                  porker RE: iL Divo Feb 15, 2014 06:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  We don't get to use this word "tomfoolery" very much, do we?
                                                                                                                                                                                  Kinda like "fisticuffs"; betcha like that too, huh?

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                                                                                                                                                                                    John E. RE: porker Feb 15, 2014 06:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    We once had a turkey named Tomfoolery in my hometown. He won a turkey race so our town was named Turkey Capitol of the World.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      iL Divo RE: porker Feb 16, 2014 10:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      oh I LOOOOOOOVE fisticuffs and am crazy about hornswaggled and walleygagged and cockeyed and wapperjawed and let's not forget
                                                                                                                                                                                      happenstance

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Gastronomos RE: iL Divo Feb 17, 2014 04:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dag nabbit, good stuff you whippersnappers!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          porker RE: iL Divo Feb 17, 2014 05:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Holy jumping mother o' god in a side-car with chocolate jimmies and a lobster bib!
                                                                                                                                                                                          In these hea parts, we don't get much hornswaggled or wapperjawed. Happenstance is more for the literary types (horny toad group if'n there ever was one).
                                                                                                                                                                                          As for walleygagged, we's the opposite: galleywagging.

                                                                                                                                                                                          May the stench of Mithras' ballsack descend upon you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            iL Divo RE: porker Feb 22, 2014 09:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            'May the stench of Mithras' ballsack descend upon you!'
                                                                                                                                                                                            uuuuuuuuuuh......................wut?

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                                                                                                                                                                                              porker RE: iL Divo Feb 22, 2014 03:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Uh, sorry, I just got carried away with obscure curses.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                iL Divo RE: porker Feb 22, 2014 03:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                .....well heck, please do not curse me with someone's balls or sacks for that matter......guy, what'd I do to you?
                                                                                                                                                                                                :)))))))))

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                                                                                                                                                                                      OH HECK NO porker

                                                                                                                                                                                      oh my gosh, that's probably what the OP'ers hope is. we'll do all the work for him/her and they'll be off scott free.....and......they'll probably still be without the secret name that doesn't exist

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                                                                                                                                                                                  iL Divo RE: Candy Feb 15, 2014 02:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Wilson, been guessed

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Jean-Pierre Brehier

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                                                                                                                                                                                    iL Divo RE: Gastronomos Feb 22, 2014 09:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    probably not. don't think he's old enough

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                                                                                                                                                                                      chowguest?

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                                                                                                                                                                                        chowguest RE: Gastronomos Feb 22, 2014 01:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm afraid not Gastonomos. And wow some of the replies have been very witty and humorous! ha

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Gastronomos RE: chowguest Feb 22, 2014 01:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          ok. age is relevant. I read a lot of replies, but not all. where on earth did you see this show? USA? Canada? France? And about how old were you when you viddy this flic on the telly?

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                                                                                                                                                                                            chowguest RE: Gastronomos Feb 22, 2014 02:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Saw it on east coast usa and this was around 1993. To all non believers, this is not hoodwinking and I adore all of your replies.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              porker RE: chowguest Feb 22, 2014 03:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              OK, great to hear from you, chowguest, again!
                                                                                                                                                                                              But do you think, after all these replies that maybe, just possibly we ain't gonna really get a satisfactory response?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                iL Divo RE: porker Feb 22, 2014 03:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                helllllllllo............................Porker, I tend to believe that the chef is indeed a compilation of many. no wonder we can't come up with the name, it's probably as one said, a mishmash. something like JaqPasJeanClaud

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                                                                                                                                                                                          iL Divo RE: Gastronomos Feb 22, 2014 03:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          no..............Jean Pierre Brehier

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                                                                                                                                                                                      ahhhhh. i really want to "un-star" this thread but i am so invested in this and hoping that one day, there will be an answer...... sigh.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Gastronomos RE: ritabwh Feb 24, 2014 05:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        doubt it ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Ruthie789 RE: chowguest Feb 24, 2014 10:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        What kind of cuisine did this person cook? What did he look like? Grey hair, bald, glasses? Perhaps we can nail it down with a few more details.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          iL Divo RE: Ruthie789 Feb 24, 2014 10:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          .......sadly I doubt hair color or amount of it, glasses or title of show, discription of type of food cooked will garnish an answer. not sure there 'is' a true answer.
                                                                                                                                                                                          but heck it seems to be working and the joke may be on all of us curious contributors because this thread just keeps on growing. wonder if someone's sitting in a room with a lovely cocktail having a good laugh on us all.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Ruthie789 RE: iL Divo Feb 24, 2014 05:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            That may be but I thought I'd fuel the fire!

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                                                                                                                                                                                              iL Divo RE: Ruthie789 Feb 24, 2014 08:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              oh Ruthie, we're all adding dry old well seasoned oak to the inferno-heck it's annoyingly entertaining (in a strange way) fodor

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                                                                                                                                                                                                sunshine842 RE: iL Divo Feb 24, 2014 08:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                I know....WHY are we all still reading this???

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  porker RE: sunshine842 Feb 25, 2014 06:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Perhaps a 5 year anniversary party is called for on August 1?
                                                                                                                                                                                                  We could call it the "No, not that cooking showpalooza"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    sunshine842 RE: porker Feb 25, 2014 05:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    and we all come dressed as one of the hosts-that-weren't-the-one.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      iL Divo RE: sunshine842 Feb 25, 2014 05:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      OK OK OK.........I'm choosing chef Pasquale....... :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ruthie789 RE: porker Feb 25, 2014 06:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Better yet we can assume the identity of a particular host, we can send out hints and then we can guess who each other is supposed to be.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        TrishUntrapped RE: Ruthie789 Feb 26, 2014 09:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        The thread from h*ll. Please someone know the answer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          porker RE: TrishUntrapped Feb 26, 2014 01:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thats the thing; there ain't no answer!
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Its like a perpetual motion problem.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            chowguest RE: porker Feb 26, 2014 01:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            There is an answer, and sorry I've been super sick these last few days. Stay away from the free strawberry slices with dip at the chain supermarkets!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              MrsPatmore RE: chowguest Feb 26, 2014 08:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Karma!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                TrishUntrapped RE: chowguest Feb 27, 2014 10:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                There is an answer? ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  porker RE: TrishUntrapped Feb 27, 2014 01:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  How many shows must we all suggest before chowguest says yes?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The answer my friend,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  is blowin' in the wind...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The answer is blowin' in the wind

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe9Q4E...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gastronomos RE: porker Feb 27, 2014 01:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pissin in the wind is more like it ( thanks John Prine )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      iL Divo RE: Gastronomos Feb 27, 2014 04:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ......or.......no I won't say it...... ;:-/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TrishUntrapped RE: chowguest Mar 6, 2014 06:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chowguest??????

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    chowguest RE: TrishUntrapped Mar 6, 2014 01:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hey Trish and everyone, thanks for the help and laughs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Good news might be on it's way as I have acquired a TV Guide from that era.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stay tuned. Porker may still have to take care of the anniversary party.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      porker RE: chowguest Mar 6, 2014 05:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lets say you open that TV guide and between The Fresh Prince of Belaire and Saved By the Bell, you find that magical mystery cooking show.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lets also say, maybe, just perhaps, on the slim-to-outside chance, crazy-as-it-sounds, that it happens to be one of the shows mentioned above.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Would you fess up?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        chowguest RE: porker Mar 6, 2014 05:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I will admit you guys got it right no problem, but you will have to sift through and go back in time and see who was the first to get it right!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          porker RE: chowguest Mar 6, 2014 05:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It'd be my pleasure!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TrishUntrapped RE: chowguest Mar 6, 2014 05:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Here little chowguest.... tell mama and you get a nice homemade Parmesan Crisp....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              chowguest RE: TrishUntrapped Mar 6, 2014 05:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mmmm fried cheese! Have you tried Halloumi?! omg yum grilled! look it up.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              acgold7 RE: chowguest Mar 6, 2014 05:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You're never going to tell us, are you?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sunshine842 RE: chowguest Mar 7, 2014 03:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                seriously? We've been at this for 3-1/2 years, named nearly every TV chef that's ever existed, and now you're not going to cough up the answer?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                May your underwear be infested by the fleas of 1000 camels.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  iL Divo RE: sunshine842 Mar 7, 2014 06:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  hahahhahahahahah

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                iL Divo RE: sunshine842 Feb 25, 2014 05:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                sunshine............cause I'm a noodlehead

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        eramsperger RE: chowguest Mar 3, 2014 03:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I haven't been following this thread, but I've been trying to remember the name of a show that sounds similar to this. For some reason, I think the intro showed an outside view of his kitchen, and I remember a barber's pole being outside the window. Are we talking about the same show?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          laylag RE: chowguest Mar 4, 2014 01:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Not sure if this was answered yet (looooong thread) but is it Pierre Freney? -- oops, I see that answer was submitted in 2009 and was incorrect.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            mbedard RE: chowguest Mar 6, 2014 08:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            James Barber from "The Urban Peasant" ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              iL Divo RE: mbedard Mar 6, 2014 01:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I have no clue from looking at his photos who on earth he is. no wonder I didn't think of him.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                chowguest RE: mbedard Mar 6, 2014 01:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                No, and it's been suggested but you rock.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                chowguest RE: chowguest Mar 7, 2014 06:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                For the record, I do not know the answer yet and I am waiting for a TV Guide that might have the name of the show listed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  iL Divo RE: chowguest Mar 7, 2014 06:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  yaaaaaaawnfest approaching

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gastronomos RE: chowguest Mar 7, 2014 09:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Since I truly believe you. Since you are really searching to find the answer, I ask about this:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    from Aug 5, 2009:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6412...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    from Aug 9, 2009:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6412...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    from Aug 14, 2009:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6412...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    from Nov 12, 2013:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6412...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All with no updates.!.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    here on Apr 18, 2013, you change from your OP of "French" to "Italian":
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6412...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    that doesn't include things you said that were also promising something but with no update. too much has been deleted for no reason other than questioning you and your time frame of looking into it. yes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    i think it was a single episode, maybe two and the show was immediately cancelled by whatever local network was carrying it. no one saw it but you and the tv chef that hosted the single episode you vaguely reference.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      acgold7 RE: chowguest Mar 7, 2014 09:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Then I will admit I am baffled by your post saying we got it right. How do you know that if you still don't know who it is?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        chowguest RE: acgold7 Mar 7, 2014 10:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you read this http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6412...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        porker asks if we do figure it out will I mention it or will i disappear and not reply. I replied to him/her and said that yes I will reply when we find out but he is tasked with the chore of going through all the posts looking for the one that got it right. (If it's even listed)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          acgold7 RE: chowguest Mar 7, 2014 10:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ok I misread "I will admit you guys got it right" not to mean some time in the future if and when it happens, but to mean now, sort of the way I used it in my post above.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      chowguest RE: greygarious Mar 7, 2014 01:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grey: I had to buy it online from the year I remember watching the show. Due to the date, it was considered a collectors item. ($$$)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MrsPatmore RE: chowguest Mar 7, 2014 01:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Well, if you bought it online, there is an electronic record of your purchase somewhere. Please track it down, and let us know.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          greygarious RE: chowguest Mar 7, 2014 01:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Three months ago, you wrote: "Hey guys, I found someone with a TV Guide from the early 90's and I'm working on getting that information."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yesterday, you wrote: "Good news might be on it's way as I have acquired a TV Guide from that era."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Today, it's: " I had to buy it online from the year I remember watching the show. Due to the date, it was considered a collectors item. ($$$)"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Are you saying, then, that you STILL don't have in your posession a TV Guide from the year in question, or that you do, and have not yet read it? Check; your move.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It looks like all possible options have been exhausted here, so we're going to close this thread now. We've let chowguest know that they can email us when they're able to pin down exactly what show it is, and we'll unlock the thread so that information can be added.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pam18 RE: chowguest May 31, 2014 11:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It could be Nick Stellino

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              John A Vlahides !

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. The Chowhound Team RE: chowguest Jun 1, 2014 07:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We received this via email, we don't know if the answer is correct:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hello Chowhound Moderators,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I recently had seen a thread that you closed because all resources had been exhausted on what started August 1, 2009 to March 7, 2014.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The question originally asked was " Help identify old cooking show."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If it has not somehow been answered yet I have the answer...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The show was called "At Home on the Range" and starred John Crean and Barbara Venezia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                At Home on the Range -cooking show for the deranged!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chef John Crean and stirring partner Barbara Venezia cook up lots of laughs as they try their hand at this chicken recipe.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Taped before a live audience in the garage of Crean's estate in 1997, this show was a classic for this comic duo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You can find many shows on you tube such as this link...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpm5vr...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and on their website http://www.athomeontherange.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You may post this answer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gerry

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