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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!

  1. buttertart 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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    1. re: buttertart
      michele cindy 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.

    2. John E. Aug 29, 2011 03:46 PM

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

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      1. re: John E.
        paulj Aug 29, 2011 08:08 PM

        There is still a Great Chefs website.

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        pine time 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. iluvcookies Aug 29, 2011 09:43 AM

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

          1. paulj Aug 29, 2011 09:30 AM

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

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            1. re: paulj
              Manassas64 Aug 29, 2011 09:39 AM

              I'm in!

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              araknd 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.

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