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Aug 28, 2011 10:04 AM

The end of Good Eats :(

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  1. Thanks for the story link. When this show is gone, I'm not sure I'll have much desire to see anything on Food Network. But give credit to the man: he did long and very worthy service to his audience.

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    1. re: Bada Bing

      I absolutely adore him. My favorite episode was when he went salmon fishing and created a smoker out of a cardboard box, an electric element, hand fan, some sawdust and a pie plate. Freakin' awesome!

      1. re: cbauer

        The late British chef/TV personality Keith Floyd was the pioneer of cooking on TV. His adventures in cooking seafood are legendary. Whether in a sandstorm in the Kalihari or a windstorm on the Thames, his shows were entertaining.

        1. re: Mayor of Melonville

          With all due respect, I think Julia Child deserves that honor.

          1. re: JoeyH

            James Beard was even earlier (ref. Ruhlman Reach of a Chef, and Wiki article on Beard).

            1. re: JoeyH

              To which "honor" do you refer? I'll assume you mean the "pioneer" label. But anyone who has watched "Floyd on Fish" knows that his style was indeed "pioneering".

      2. Haven't watched in awhile, although I have thought of buying some CDs. I learned a lot from watching his shows in the earlier years, and I think I learned the most when I watched the same show 2 or 3 times. He really gave his audience good episodes, full of information and laughs. I think I thought the episode about roast, wrapped in foil and cooked in a trailer's oven, was one of the more humorous episodes I watched. I also thought the garlic/vampire show was clever.

        AB used to be spokesperson for Lodge cast iron. I imagine he was responsible for an uptick in their sales.

          1. I like the guy and his show, think it got a little boring when he lost weight and changed cooking habits, but maybe we should all strive to be healthier.

            Sorry to see it end

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            1. re: dolly54

              There are 250 episodes in the can. It will never "end."

              1. re: Samalicious

                Currently they are playing weekday mornings (10/11).

                Last time the end of GE was discussed, there was mention of a few more 1hr specials. I've seen one of those. Any news of other AB projects?


                1. re: paulj

                  Also, there is a two-hour block on Cooking Channel on Friday nights, and eps on same on Wednesdays.

                  I thought it was terrific that it all ended with Chocolate Mousse!

                  1. re: nikkihwood

                    from an N2O cream whipper no less!

                    Now that foams are passe in the trendy parts of the culinary world I'll have get one myself.

            2. Thanks for the story link. Hell of a guy and show.