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emglow101 Aug 13, 2013 09:09 PM

I miss the early Bobby Flay when he would cook with that guy from the south.The Two Fat Ladies,Keith Floyd cooks, Graham Kerr,Justin,the original Iron Chef. There should be another cooking channel devoted to these classics. Any you remember and miss ?

  1. hill food Aug 13, 2013 09:18 PM

    difficult to answer w/o being snarky.

    I DID like 2 Fat Ladies, but was that really a cooking show?

    "oh yesss, Daddy always had his pigeons flown up from 'Cay-ro' wouldn't touch the local birds, hmm, no"

    nah I'd like to turn it back to 1970's PBS shows.

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    1. re: hill food
      maria lorraine Aug 14, 2013 12:19 AM

      Oh yes, Two Fat Ladies. Nothing like it.

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        Puffin3 Aug 14, 2013 07:26 AM

        Thanks for the chuckle. ;)).
        You do that SO well! LOL

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        jpc8015 Aug 13, 2013 09:19 PM

        I wish Alton Brown was doing new episodes of Good Eats.

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          lister Aug 14, 2013 01:18 PM

          Only show I miss is Good Eats. :-(

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            paulj Aug 14, 2013 01:25 PM

            reruns Sunday mornings on CC

            You can continue to support the show (or AB) by buying his books and attending his speaking engagements.

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              juliejulez Aug 14, 2013 01:54 PM

              It's on Friday nights too. And a few other times throughout the week.

        2. paulj Aug 13, 2013 09:35 PM

          I had my fill on the Two F Ladies and ICJ reruns during the first years of Cooking Channel.

          While I mainly remember Frugal Gourmet and Jan Can Cook from the 1980s, I don't have any real desire to see them again. In reruns the quirks of the chef hosts get old quickly.

          How many of us reread old familiar cookbooks and cooking magazines just for old times sake? I don't.

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            jpc8015 Aug 13, 2013 09:57 PM

            I do.

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              jmckee Aug 14, 2013 12:50 PM

              So do I.

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                Withnail42 Aug 17, 2013 03:08 PM

                Always a fun thing to do.

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                EWSflash Aug 14, 2013 05:43 PM

                Me too.

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                  BeefeaterRocks Aug 15, 2013 09:39 AM

                  Me three

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                    hill food Aug 16, 2013 01:12 AM

                    ancient and outdated methods are fascinating. would I use them? well that's a different question.

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                youareabunny Aug 13, 2013 10:02 PM

                Jacques Torres dessert show

                The show with the white guy in glasses and black woman whee they traveled to people's homes and tried their best dishes

                1. Firegoat Aug 14, 2013 03:48 AM

                  Well, it's a food-related show.... I liked the short-lived one season of "Kitchen Confidential" loosely based on Anthony Bourdain's book and starring Bradley Cooper.

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                    pixelcat Aug 14, 2013 04:41 AM

                    Dotchi no Ryori. Everything they prepared looked so delicious, and I always felt sad for the losing chef.

                    1. Kholvaitar Aug 14, 2013 05:53 AM

                      Cooking with Caprial!

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                        pamf Aug 14, 2013 07:35 AM

                        Caprial is still on PBS/Create TV if you get that in your area.

                        Although now she co-stars with her husband.

                      2. melpy Aug 14, 2013 05:57 AM

                        Ready Set Cook. Just Found Ready Steady Cook on YouTube and may be obsessing over it soon.

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                          mike0989 Aug 14, 2013 07:21 AM

                          In it's original form, this show was great. I loved the battles between Michel Richard and Jean Louis Palladin. In it's last season or so, I refused to watch it. It was obviouly staged.

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                            C. Hamster Aug 14, 2013 09:40 AM

                            OH NO. Thats all Ill be doing now that you've told me this. I love Ready Set Cook

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                              LaLa Aug 14, 2013 09:44 AM

                              I loved ready set cook too!

                              And I am embarrassed to admit I loved door knock dinners! I love seeing into people's fridges

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                                C. Hamster Aug 14, 2013 04:14 PM

                                A secret *heart* of mine was DoorKnockDinnrrs......

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                              chileheadmike Aug 14, 2013 06:08 AM

                              The Great Chefs series. Especially Great Chefs of New Orleans.

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                                mike0989 Aug 14, 2013 07:21 AM

                                These were great. They inspired me to learn how to cook in my early days.

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                                  paulj Aug 14, 2013 08:40 AM

                                  GreatChefs.com is still around, though I think you have to pay for their DVDs.

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                                    miss_belle Aug 14, 2013 09:14 AM

                                    I loved the Great Chef series but Great Chefs of the West is the one I remember most. Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger @ Border Grill back then and Bertie from the Y. O. Ranch among others.

                                  2. Firegoat Aug 14, 2013 06:19 AM

                                    I also miss, altho it is still on the air, "Come Dine with Me." I don't get BBC at my house, and there are only a limited number of them online. I wish Channel 4 would be more open with letting us colonists view their fun.

                                    1. JAB Aug 14, 2013 07:23 AM

                                      Justin Wilson's show. I guar - an - tee it!

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                                        Puffin3 Aug 14, 2013 07:37 AM

                                        'Red Hot And Ready' from Halifax. He was like Louis Prima. She was like Prima's wife Keely Smith. Great entertainment. Watch Keely's face.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-a8kLtJSJ4
                                        Pasquale's Kitchen Express. He cooked the exact same four dishes every episode. Hilarioushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=manMP_5VyfA

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                                        mike0989 Aug 14, 2013 07:25 AM

                                        Pierre Franey's Cuisine Rapide. He was such refreshing change from some of the other early shows at the time. The kitchen was spotless when he started, and when he was done. And man could this Guy cook.

                                        An early Food Network show Iiked was Chef du Jour. It introduced me to a lot of then cutting edge chefs and their techniques.

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                                          BeefeaterRocks Aug 14, 2013 02:48 PM

                                          Yes, I adored Pierre, also Madeleine Cooks.

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                                          pine time Aug 14, 2013 07:55 AM

                                          I enjoyed Graham Kerr before he got all healthy-fied. Looks like he had a good time cooking.

                                          1. juliejulez Aug 14, 2013 08:52 AM

                                            I enjoyed Ellie Krieger's show. Also I used to enjoy How to Boil Water when Tyler Florence was hosting it, probably just because he was so cute.... it would probably be a little below my skill level these days, but I learned a lot from it back when it was on.

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                                              James Cristinian Aug 14, 2013 04:51 PM

                                              Forget Tyler, there was a How to Boil Water show with chef Cathy Lowe, that's cute, and comedian Sean Donnellan. Cathy was quiet, hair in a pony tail, and buttoned up in chef's whites except for one show where she came out hair down, nice dress. Anyone remember this show?

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                                                mike0989 Aug 15, 2013 06:45 AM

                                                Yeah, it lasted until Sean got a little full of himself and he decided to poke fun at Emeril. Emeril was not amused and made some very pointed remarks directed towards Sean on his Essence show. It wasn't long after that the duo of Sean and Cathy was replaced.

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                                                  James Cristinian Aug 15, 2013 03:55 PM

                                                  I missed that one, dumb Sean ruined it for everyone. I also miss the old Essence show.

                                            2. EM23 Aug 14, 2013 09:40 AM

                                              A channel airing Two Fat Ladies, Graham Kerr and especially Keith Floyd would be great.
                                              I liked Mad Hungry and was hoping it would be picked up by PBS after Hallmark dropped it, but no such luck.
                                              I would love another series of Posh Nosh. I know – not really a cooking show.

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                                                hill food Aug 14, 2013 05:55 PM

                                                wish they had done more Posh Nosh, but maybe would have spoiled it - keep 'em wanting more y'know.

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                                                  EM23 Aug 14, 2013 07:09 PM

                                                  Good point. I'm going to go embarrass my potatoes now...

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                                                    hill food Aug 14, 2013 09:10 PM

                                                    go nuts tonight - humiliate them.

                                              2. C. Hamster Aug 14, 2013 09:42 AM

                                                David Rosengarten

                                                Sara Moulton

                                                The Two Hot Tamales

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                                                  jmckee Aug 14, 2013 12:51 PM

                                                  Sara's on Create TV.

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                                                  Christina D Aug 14, 2013 02:10 PM

                                                  Definitely the Fat Ladies and the Great Chef series.

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                                                    madeliner Aug 14, 2013 02:17 PM

                                                    Emeril Live

                                                    1. pinehurst Aug 14, 2013 05:31 PM

                                                      Nigella Feasts (for a very recent one)
                                                      Does anyone remember the classic 70's version of The Victory Garden on PBS with Roger....something (might have the name wrong). Combined cooking, history, and lots of gardening.

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                                                      1. re: pinehurst
                                                        paulj Aug 14, 2013 05:35 PM


                                                        Victory Garden - still playing on CreateTV - mornings

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                                                          jackiecat Aug 14, 2013 06:23 PM

                                                          The old Victory Garden started in the 70's with Jim Crockett and was later hosted by Bob Thomson and Roger Swain (the guy with the suspenders). Marian Morash had a cooking segment on each episode. I thought it was much more interesting than the current "garden design" show (which is the one in reruns on Create)

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                                                            pinehurst Aug 15, 2013 01:24 PM

                                                            Roger Swain! That's it! Ah, thanks for that.

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                                                            pamf Aug 17, 2013 11:27 AM

                                                            Nigella's got a new series on BBC "Nigellissima" (new cookbook by the same name too). It's supposed to be her take on Italian cooking.

                                                            There seems to be some episodes up on youtube, But I haven't watched.

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                                                            jeanmarieok Aug 14, 2013 05:35 PM

                                                            Two Hot Tamales were a favorite of mine.

                                                            1. EWSflash Aug 14, 2013 05:54 PM

                                                              I could watch Two Fat Ladies over and over and over until I had every line memorized. I loved that show.
                                                              I miss Molto Mario, James Beard's shorts that used to be on sometimes when I was very young, the Too Hot Tamales, any show with Julia Child in it, and i'm sure several more that don't come to mind.
                                                              I used to watch the Frugal Gourmet religiously, even though he was often full of nonsense, until the scandal broke.

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                                                              1. re: EWSflash
                                                                TomDel Aug 15, 2013 03:19 AM

                                                                You can get the 4 seasons of the Two Fat Ladies on Amazon's Instant Videos.

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                                                                  EWSflash Aug 15, 2013 09:19 PM

                                                                  Really? I have Prime, I wonder if I can watch them for free! Heck, I'd pay.

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                                                                    TomDel Aug 16, 2013 02:28 AM

                                                                    No, I also have Prime but they're not available for free. I think they're $1.99 per episode or $6.99/$7.99 per season.

                                                                    You can watch all 10 seasons of Julia Child, The French Chef for free with Prime and they're great.

                                                              2. The Professor Aug 14, 2013 05:56 PM

                                                                There's four that I miss:
                                                                1) TASTE w David Rosengarten
                                                                2) THE GALLOPING GOURMET (circa 1970)
                                                                3) TWO FAT LADIES
                                                                4 THE FRUGAL GOURMET

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                                                                  JimGrinsfelder Aug 14, 2013 07:57 PM

                                                                  Master Chefs with Julia Child
                                                                  Anything with Jacques Pepin from PBS
                                                                  Galloping Gourmet

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                                                                    paulj Aug 14, 2013 08:51 PM

                                                                    What's so special about Galloping Gourmet? The food, or his personality?


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                                                                    ahuva Aug 14, 2013 08:01 PM

                                                                    Original Iron Chef - definitely. I miss the great Madam of cooking shows, Julia Child, and I fondly remember Yan Can Cook on channel 13

                                                                    1. vanderb Aug 15, 2013 12:38 AM

                                                                      1. Urban Peasant (James Barber)
                                                                      2. Original Japanese Iron Chef
                                                                      3. Taste (David Rosengarten)
                                                                      4. Can't Cook, Won't Cook (BBC run with Ainsley, yes I'm embarrassed)

                                                                      Luckily in my part of the world the Travel Channel still shows all the Keith Floyd series and I've been enjoying them a lot lately.

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                                                                        Puffin3 Aug 15, 2013 01:52 AM

                                                                        JB used to drive me nuts! Every episode he'd use up three minutes demonstrating how to cut an onion. LOL
                                                                        How can I get all of KF's shows on disk? Any one know?

                                                                        1. re: Puffin3
                                                                          TomDel Aug 15, 2013 03:27 AM

                                                                          It's a bit pricey but a DVD set is available on Amazon. See http://www.amazon.com/Keith-Floyd-Coo...

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                                                                            vanderb Aug 15, 2013 04:11 AM

                                                                            True about JB, but I do cut a mean onion because of him :-D

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                                                                          indyumd Aug 15, 2013 01:18 PM

                                                                          A bunch of the later years Julia Child stuff started streaming on the PBS website last year before her 100th birthday. Not quite as great as The French Chef, but a lot of good stuff.


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                                                                            jarona Aug 15, 2013 04:37 PM

                                                                            Natalie Dupree's cooking show. I loved her!
                                                                            Two Hot Tamales.
                                                                            Ready, Set, Cook

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                                                                              chowseeker1999 Aug 15, 2013 08:58 PM

                                                                              I miss...

                                                                              * The Original Japanese version of Iron Chef.

                                                                              * Food 911 with Tyler Florence

                                                                              * Mario Batali's Italian Cooking show (forgot the name)

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