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Classic Cooking Show TV Network

michele cindy Aug 29, 2011 07:00 AM

Cable/TV Executives, I think it would be great to put together a "Classic Food TV" network featuring old cooking shows. You could have Julia Child, Keith Floyd, Graham Kerr, plus others going back a min. of 20 years. Kind of like Nick At Night does classic TV. Just curious if anyone else here would watch something like that. I know I would love it!

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    araknd RE: michele cindy Aug 29, 2011 08:30 AM

    +1 for the concept. I always enjoyed watching those shows. Graham Kerr was an inspiration to me to get into cooking and good food preparation.

    1. paulj RE: michele cindy Aug 29, 2011 09:30 AM

      Have you bought any of their DVDs or checked your library for them?

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        Manassas64 RE: paulj Aug 29, 2011 09:39 AM

        I'm in!

      2. iluvcookies RE: michele cindy Aug 29, 2011 09:43 AM

        I would watch it... until the "classic" shows become re-runs of Chopped and Paulla's Party.

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          pine time RE: michele cindy Aug 29, 2011 10:44 AM

          Count me in, too, for the Classics. Hey, if Time Life can do 100 oldie songs, why not some really great cooking shows.

          1. John E. RE: michele cindy Aug 29, 2011 03:46 PM

            I would add the old "Great Chefs..." series from Discovery Channel to the list.

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              paulj RE: John E. Aug 29, 2011 08:08 PM

              There is still a Great Chefs website.
              http://www.greatchefs.com/

            2. buttertart RE: michele cindy Aug 30, 2011 09:09 AM

              Absolutely. Theonie Marks' Greek Island Cooking. The Madeleine Kamman shows (those were incredibly instructive). Joyce Chen's Chinese Cooking. Fu Pei-Mei would be nice too (could be subtitled). The Romagnolis' Kitchen. I wonder if the reason they're not shown (other than that network executives think no one would be interested) is that tapes don't survive?

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                michele cindy RE: buttertart Aug 30, 2011 09:33 AM

                Probably a lot of rights and clearance issues. I think it could be problematic too for me, I would have any time for True Blood, or anything else I watch.

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