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Mar 10, 2010 02:18 PM

Favorite Food Show on TV?

(is this ok to post here?)

Just thought it would be fun to share our favorite food shows on TV.

we love Ace of Cakes and Diners, Dives and Drive-Ins

hope everyone is doing well (and eating well!)

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  1. what's a Jersey guy doing with a defunct Atlanta radio station attached to his Chow name? ;)

    i used to love DDD, but i'm getting tired of Guy's shtick. i still watch Iron Chef America, though i'm losing interest in that as well. Best Thing I Ever Ate is kinda fun, as is Chopped. but Top Chef will always be my #1.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      The buffoonish Fieri is the host of an upcoming network game show, God help us.

      1. re: greygarious

        Strangely, the ratings were abysmally low!

        1. re: mnosyne

          Guy was the only amusing part of the show. The game show part itself was terrible.

        1. re: Jennalynn

          I agree. Love No Reservations! Top Chef comes in at a close second. I also enjoy Man vs.'s like DDD, but better. And I know this is not on T.V anymore but Yan Can Cook is my all time favorite! "If Yan can cook, so can you!" Haha, so awesome. =)

        2. Julia Child, for the cooking.
          The original Iron Chef from Japan, for the chairman's hair.
          Top Chef, for the tattoos.

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          1. re: runwestierun

            Love that response. I share those faves.

            I should add that I like to watch 10 Dollar Dinners and Semi Homemade purely for the snark value.

          2. America's Test Kitchen/Cook's Country (same show, different locales) and Everyday Food. I find all of these shows take the subject matter seriously and are intelligent and do not speak down to their respective audiences.

            And a shout out to Lidia and her many shows over the years, because I love her food and she (and her mother) reminds me of my mother!

            1. I confess, I like Everyday Cooking, because most of my cooking is, well, everyday. Love the magazine, too.

              Love watching Hubert Keller, but that's mostly because I have a huge crush on him, and I love to hear him talk.

              I've learned a lot from watching Jacques Pepin, and from Ann Burrell (Secrets of a Restaurant Chef). When I first started getting interested in cooking, I honestly enjoyed Rachel Ray and Sandra Lee. I graduated from them pretty quickly, but I think they're good entry-level shows, and there will always be entry-level cooks.

              The ones I don't like are the overeating shows and, heaven forbid, Guy Fieri (and I just despise how he pronounces his fake last name (he was born Guy Ferry).

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              1. re: Parrotgal

                "The ones I don't like are the overeating shows and, heaven forbid, Guy Fieri (and I just despise how he pronounces his fake last name (he was born Guy Ferry)."

                For real??? And here I thought he was of Italian decent and was pronouncing his last name the correct way! lol silly me.

                1. re: ttoommyy

                  his full name is Guy Ramsay Ferry, and apparently he's Italian & Irish.

                  1. re: ttoommyy

                    Possibly Ferry is an Anglicized version of Fieri, but even if that's the case, he's not pronouncing it correctly. A "dd" pronunciation is not the same as a rolled "r", which would be the proper sound.