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ChowJon99x Mar 10, 2010 02:18 PM

(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. goodhealthgourmet RE: ChowJon99x Mar 10, 2010 02:37 PM

    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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      greygarious RE: goodhealthgourmet Mar 10, 2010 04:33 PM

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

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        mnosyne RE: greygarious Mar 18, 2010 05:22 PM

        Strangely, the ratings were abysmally low!

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          dave_c RE: mnosyne Mar 20, 2010 02:29 PM

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

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        wincountrygirl RE: goodhealthgourmet Mar 21, 2010 07:14 AM

        Hmmm, it is also a defunct NY station

      3. Jennalynn RE: ChowJon99x Mar 10, 2010 04:43 PM

        Hands down.

        No Reservations.

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          Bex_03 RE: Jennalynn Mar 10, 2010 09:40 PM

          I agree. Love No Reservations! Top Chef comes in at a close second. I also enjoy Man vs. Food...it'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. =)

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          runwestierun RE: ChowJon99x Mar 10, 2010 10:09 PM

          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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            Jwsel RE: runwestierun Mar 11, 2010 05:00 PM

            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. ttoommyy RE: ChowJon99x Mar 11, 2010 05:55 AM

            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!

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              Parrotgal RE: ChowJon99x Mar 11, 2010 07:47 AM

              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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                ttoommyy RE: Parrotgal Mar 11, 2010 10:22 AM

                "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.

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                  goodhealthgourmet RE: ttoommyy Mar 11, 2010 02:28 PM

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

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                    greygarious RE: ttoommyy Mar 12, 2010 02:53 PM

                    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.

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                  Evilbanana11 RE: ChowJon99x Mar 11, 2010 09:55 AM

                  Top Chef
                  No Reservations
                  DDD

                  1. pikawicca RE: ChowJon99x Mar 11, 2010 10:25 AM

                    The new (at least in my area) "Chef A'Field." Wonderful, absolutely wonderful.

                    1. howlin RE: ChowJon99x Mar 11, 2010 12:11 PM

                      no reservations,and andrew zimmerns show.does anybody remember that old cajun cook a bunch of years back .hilarious i garrontea.

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                        greygarious RE: howlin Mar 11, 2010 12:42 PM

                        Justin Wilson

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                        ferret RE: ChowJon99x Mar 11, 2010 01:27 PM

                        Diary of a Foodie was good and smart.

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                          gfr1111 RE: ChowJon99x Mar 12, 2010 08:07 AM

                          Good Eats, without a doubt. Alton Brown has taught me so much. Ditto Julia Child.

                          1. bucksguy14 RE: ChowJon99x Mar 17, 2010 12:07 PM

                            It's gotta be "The Neely's"!

                            1. LA Buckeye Fan RE: ChowJon99x Mar 17, 2010 02:30 PM

                              Lydia is number one. Barefoot Contessa is a close second. How bad can that be?

                              1. beelzebozo RE: ChowJon99x Mar 18, 2010 04:33 AM

                                good eats
                                jamie at home

                                in that order. after years of watching food television, and years of cooking, these are the only two that keep me entertained anymore really. i watch paula deen sometimes because she reminds me of my grandma.

                                1. Withnail42 RE: ChowJon99x Mar 18, 2010 05:53 AM

                                  You should have a look at the numerous posts that have already been done on this exact same subject.

                                  1. viperlush RE: ChowJon99x Mar 18, 2010 10:01 AM

                                    I'm really enjoying "The Best Thing I've Ever Ate" on Food Network. That and DDDs are the two shows that make me hungry.

                                    Love No Reservations, but that brings on a travel bug, not hunger.

                                    Top Chef is good, but can get boring at times and loose food focused.

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                                      wincountrygirl RE: ChowJon99x Mar 19, 2010 09:21 AM

                                      Top Chef
                                      Secrets of a Restaurant Chef

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                                        coney with everything RE: wincountrygirl Mar 22, 2010 05:24 AM

                                        +1 for Secrets...Anne Burrell's food looks good and she looks like she actually eats!

                                        Also ATK and Ina.

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                                          wincountrygirl RE: coney with everything Mar 22, 2010 05:57 AM

                                          I like Ina too, but Anne totally inspires me to get in the kitchen. She is one of the only tv chefs that I learn something every time I watch her.

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                                        libgirl2 RE: ChowJon99x Mar 21, 2010 01:40 PM

                                        Love Julia Child, Jacques Pepin (and the two together), Ming, Iron Chef, Daisy Cooks... I catch alot of the shows on Create TV, don't do much food network except for Iron Chef mostly.

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                                          ttoommyy RE: libgirl2 Mar 22, 2010 06:03 AM

                                          I absolutely love Daisy Martinez and Daisy Cooks. Too bad there was only one season (I believe) of this show. I caught her show on FN a few times and she is just not the same. It's a Rachel Ray production, so I guess that accounts for a big part of the reason why the show is not very good.

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                                          joycehoward RE: ChowJon99x Mar 22, 2010 06:02 AM

                                          I really enjoy watching Tyler Florence's "Ultimate" show. I always learn a little something and have made some great recipies.

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